Travis High School’s 2014 Peace Through Pie Social Event began early in the morning, around 7:30 am, with a spirited LIVE shot on one of Austin’s television news stations. The fervor brought on by that news coverage set the tone for the rest of the day! The festivities unfurled with flurries of excited culinary student “Pie-o-neers” taking turns preparing their various sweet and savory pies which they took to the school cafeteria for their fellow students to taste.
But, beneath all the hustle and bustle and whimsy of happy activity, there wafted calmly in the atmosphere — through the school hallways and classrooms, in the kitchen and dining hall — a reverent acknowledgement and knowing that at the core of the pie social was an intention to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of harmonious communities and a peaceful world.
We want to thank Austin American-Statesman reporter and videographer Reshma Kirpalani for so beautifully capturing the very essence of Peace Through Pie‘s mission.