[act-ma] Sept. 15 - 23 ; Chalk4Peace! Global Public Art Event
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Sat Sep 15 06:16:12 PDT 2007
Mission Possible - "Our World Working For ALL of Us"
We CAN Make THE Difference!
THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15th to 23rd Chalk4Peace!
You are invited to Take Action! - ("Scroll down for WHAT CAN YOU DO?")
To Participate in this GLOBAL outpouring of public art. Where we makeour
personal statements for peace on the pavements and sidewalks of our cities
all over our world.
Chalk4Peace IS HAPPENING!
All around the globe, together we are decorating, dedicating and
declaring, in deep sincerity our collective call for peace.
Chalk4Peace is about our empowerment. We The People, our global culture,
all people everywhere and our common desire to live in peace.
The Chalk4Peace project has already transformed the experience of thousands
of people attending dem onstrations for peace all over the world during the
past 4 years. Chalk4Peace is both a tool and a conduit for non violent
public self expression,
and participation in the growing global movement for peace.
Chalk4Peace is an opportunity for all of us of all ages to make our
feelings known, especially the young, whose future is in dire jeopardy as
our global village falls faster and faster into the fear breeding fear
breeding fear spiral.
Our global culture is teetering on the edge of extinction.
No 1 person alone can turn this around, but together WE CAN!
"The Structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, one party,or
one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the
... Eleanor Roosevelt
Our basic human instincts drive us to seek safety. This is what this chaos
is all about.Our essential human survival instincts are acting out of
context with the wider global cultural need resulting in mistrust, fear and
Everywhere the media bombards us with WAR TALK, distractions and negative
belief patterns that encourage us to believe that the future of our world
is out of our hands entirely.
One place we still have communal access to, is OUR STREETS.
We can balance our GLOBAL CONVERSATION with collective self- expression
using OUR STREETS AS OUR MEDIA!
Chalk4Peace is one step, a catalyst that can transform our global
conversation as "we the people", en masse make our statement that is our
common aspiration for PEACE.
START NOW! Just DO IT!
Carry some chalk with you, invite a friend with you, to chalk
inspirations on the pavement whenever and wherever you fancy.
Chalk is harmless, cheap and washes away within a few days.
Especially PARTICIPATE in the Sept 15th to 23rd
GLOBAL Chalk4Peace ACTION!
Make it happen in your Community!
(Scroll down for "WHAT CAN YOU DO?")
Lets us turn our grey streets into a living river of colour and
possi! bility - With poetry, hearts, peace symbols, empowering statements,
also expressions of our frustrations and despair.
All will be seen for several days by thousands of people, then as they are
washed away by the elements WE CAN CONTINUE to find fresh places to
We don't need to be an artist to Chalk4Peace. Every statement, however
small or large becomes part of the amazing tapestry that is our global
This unique event conceivably, could be the largest of its kind in
modern history. It is a global effort that is happening.
We The People are spreading the word and making the effort to be a part of
this huge creative endeavour to bring Peace back into the equation.
It is our goal for at least one million or more of us to participate
with this sidewalk/pavement chalk extravaganza, at thousands of locations,
in as many countries, cities and towns around the world as is possible.
So WHAT CAN YOU DO to help make this happen?
1. NETWORK/POST this email to your friends, contacts and where ever else
2. JOIN the Yahoo group
or send a blank email to:
Chalk4Peace-subscribe at yahoogroups.com
To network with others around the world who will be Chalking4Peace.
viziondanz at infinitepossibility.org
to let us know what you are doing in your community, and please send us
pictures. Or to find out how you can participate in the project.
4. ARRANGE with you local businesses, libraries, churches, mosques,
synagogues, restaurants, supermarkets etc to chalk on the pavement outside
their premises on the 15th - 23rd of September and whenever else.
IDENTIFY public squares such as Trafalgar Square in London and invite all
your friends and your friends' friends to show up with a few boxes of
chalk, or even get some from your local quarry.
TAKE extra chalk with you to hand out to passers! -by.
5. USE this Email as a press release for you local TV, Radio and
Newspapers. Let them know that Chalk4Peace is happening ASAP to get the
6. DOCUMENT YOUR Chalk4peace actions with photos and video. Send them to
your local media - copies for our website will be greatly appreciated -
viziondanz at infinitepossibility.org
7. ENGAGE co-creatively in local communal efforts, strengthen
working relationships and find what it takes to stand for peace and
8. Have lots of FUN and keep on Chalking4Peace after the September event.
"FUN The Final Frontier"
How did Chalk4Peace begin?
"Message in a bottle"
for Chalk4Peace locations in America
Its time for us to move beyond the "No to War" position and come together
"If we don't create our future, our past will create it for us"
Lets skip the war bit and just get to the peace
Greet someone new today,
look into their eyes, smile, say hello,
shake their hand ...
LET THE PEACE BEGIN!
"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as
necessary in the political world as storms in the physical world."
- Thomas Jefferson
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