About Peace Takes Courage
Ava Lowery is the 18 year old peace activist from Alabama behind the website, PeaceTakesCourage.com, and has received an amazing amount of attention. Ava's animations show the multidimensional tragedy of the Iraq war- losses of brave young soldiers to American families, and loss of innocent civilians in Iraq. Poignant and raw, Ava's youth and sincerity has attracted support from a broad base of both soldiers and activists. But her unflappable determination has drawn its share of persecution, as well. Ava received death threats from angry Bush supporters after a particularly tragic piece, "WWJD," a heartbreaking montage of photos of wounded and bloodied Iraqi children shown while a child sings "Jesus Loves Me." Many wonderful people came to Ava's defense. Cindy Sheehan wrote an article of support for her "new friend... (who) is disgusted with the war and with the Bush regime." In July of 2006 she was awarded the Buzzflash "Wings of Justice" award. Ava also received strong support from friends in the blog world, and received a warm welcome at the highly successful Yearlykos Convention. These and many more friends have helped Ava's animations receive media acclaim (NYT, CNN, The Rolling Stone, etc...) and reach an unbelievable audience of Americans who are eager to learn the truth about the Iraq War.
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