[act-ma] Sept. 15 - 23 ; Chalk4Peace! Global Public Art Event

Tribal Scribal valeoftheoaks at hotmail.com
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.


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 
whole world"
... 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 

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.


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

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 
seems appropriate

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 
momentum going.

6. DOCUMENT YOUR Chalk4peace actions with photos and video. Send  them to 
your local media - copies for our website will be greatly  appreciated - 
send to:
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
"Saying Yes2Peace"

"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 ...

"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
more rebellion here:

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