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Peter Yarrow, with son Christopher, speaks to Burnside Elementary School students Thursday about how they felt while singing "Don't Laugh at Me," a song which inspired Yarrow to start Operation Respect. (Republican Eagle photo by John Russett)

Compassion continues in Yarrow's word

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Peter Yarrow is no stranger to music intended to inspire change.

But when the folk singer and songwriter of Peter, Paul and Mary fame heard a particular song, it sparked within him something new.


Early one morning during the Kerrville Folk Festival Yarrow heard “Don’t Laugh at Me” for the first time.

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