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Last Sunday, September 23rd, Dr. Jane Goodall head-lined the International Day of Peace with Roots and Shoots, a global network of youth dedicated to protecting human rights through environment-centered campaigns. Children marched with giant home-made peace puppets as environment and human rights organizations were on hand to provide information and network with locals. Goodall mingled for a while, greeting children and petting dogs before leading the Peace Dove marchers through Griffith Park. After demonstrating chimpanzee vocalizations which were met with cheers from attendees, Dr. Goodall eloquently spoke of the devastating environmental impact humans have had on the planet; the disconnect between mind and heart and the consequences of war; her work with the United Nations and within refugee camps; and the origins of the Peace Day celebration in Los Angeles, among other things. Here are some pictures of the event just in case you missed it: