FORT POINT PROJECT
Civil Society held the largest international peace conference in history on May 11-15, 1999. Over 9,000 activists, government representatives and community leaders from over 100 countries attended the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference. During the four day gathering participants discussed and debated mechanisms for abolishing war and creating a culture of peace in the 21st century. Working with the United Nations in collaboration with the Interfaith Center of New York, Annice Jacoby created the opening performance in The Hague for the convening of the first global peace conference in a century. The work was developed with a team of artists collaborators in San Francisco in workshops with communities affected by war. R.J Fleck, Daniel Kobialka, Chip Lord, Lori b, Mark Brecke, Mike Davis, Sara Foust, Simone Nelson, Starr Sutherland, Francisco Herrera, Eric Staller were lead artistic team. Sponsors and participants included Interfaith Center of New York Temple Emanu-el, Interfaith Community Services, St. Peter’s Church and United Religions International. Artist-collaborators from twenty-five countries— including child soldiers from Africa, musicians from Sarajevo, survivors from Hiroshima, monks who walked from Chechnya, and hundreds of musicians, dancers, and performance artists — participated in the live and simulcast, dawn-to-dusk event.