David Anderson Cabin for Peace and Justice
Cabin is an organization run by a group of High Mowing students whose focus is to raise awareness of poverty and other world issues, and to promote peace. The Cabin was the inspiration and home of David Anderson, a High Mowing alumnus who died of leukemia in the summer of 1998. As an advocate for peace, justice, ecology and non-violent social change, The Cabin raises money to help those in need around the world. It has provided support for a Model United Nations Conference, Amnesty International, New Hampshire Youth for Peace, and the HMS Environmental Group. The Cabin has brought many speakers to the High Mowing campus, including Noam Chomsky, Sean Donahue, Sally Fallon, Kathy Kelly, Charlie King, Satish Kumar, Richard Levins, Segun Olarunfemi, and Howard Zinn.
A recent Cabin activity focused on supporting women in Uganda. Cabin members collected over $1,000 by selling necklaces, earrings, and bracelets made out of paper by the Ugandan women.The photo to the right is of two Ugandan women as they hand their freshly made beads to dry in the sun. Each bead is handmade, making it unique. (Photo courtesy of Charles Steinberg)
In response to the 2011 earthquake in Japan, The Cabin embarked on an effort to support the Japanese, led by Julia Geaney-Moore '11 who was in Japan during the earthquake. T-shirts with the Japanese words Ganbare Nihon on them were sold at the local Hilltop Cafe. Additionally, Do Young An '11 and Julia organized an effort to make a thousand paper cranes, representing peace and good luck in Japan.