Jo Bristah


Jo Bristah (née Emily Josip) born Moulmein, Burma March 7, 1924 (d. 2011). Daughter of missionaries. Founded the second American peace studio, the Swords into Plowshares (SIP) Peace Center, Detroit, 1985.


"The arts reach people's emotions and attract some people not previously relating their lives to peace work. . . Art requires the artist to take a 'creative initiative,' which each person must do in her or his own way in working for peace and justice." (War Resisters League 1991 Peace Calendar, June 16; photo