Andrea LeBlanc is a member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11th who have united to turn their grief into action for peace to break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism.
In 2004, Andrea was one of the September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows members who participated in the Peace Abbey’s Stonewalk from Boston to New York. Andrea also joined the Japanese to stage Stonewalk Japan to observe the 60th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 2005. And in 2007 she and The Peace Abbey’s Dot Walsh joined Stonewalk Korea.
Here is an interview Andrea gave to Yes! magazine about her reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden. The title says it all: “I’m Looking for Justice, Not Vengeance: A 9/11 widow on working for peace when the world expects you to want revenge.”