News from the Sidewalk
CHALK4PEACE is the global chalk art project about peace. We celebrate our eleventh year as a worldwide event encouraging peace. CHALK4PEACE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.
We've had more than 1000 events in 50 countries and have covered more than 12 miles of pavement with messages and visions of peace in sidewalk chalk...
We believe in "Drawing the World Together..."
CHALK4PEACE participated in the Peace Day Student Observance at the United Nations in New York City in 2016 to honor the International Day of Peace. Hundreds of thousands of young artists of all ages have joined us since 2005.
Our goal: ONE MILLION artists Chalking 4 Peace at the same time...
Because we need Peace...Now more than ever...
CHALK4PEACE has been invited to help draw the world together at the United Nations this fall as part of the Peace Day Student Observance honoring the International Day of Peace. We will be bringing Team CHALK4PEACE into New York to create a giant symbol of peace for the young artists attending the conference September 16th to embellish with their messages of Peace, Hope and Justice for a better world. The United Nations is kind enough to provide the venue; CHALK4PEACE will create the template for expression and speak about 100 ways to say Peace...We're asking you to help Team CHALK4PEACE get to New York to "Bring the Peace" and to record the event for our documentary film: CHALK4PEACE: Drawing The World Together, which we started in Ferguson, Missouri last year. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and be made through our secure Pay Pal account below:
Donate to CHALK4PEACE, Inc.
For CHALK4PEACE, this is chance of a lifetime to share our practice of peace with the nations of the world. We're in 40 countries so far. Our trip to the UN will help to spread the word- to double, maybe triple that number as a result of our efforts this fall at the United Nations. The sky is the limit... please help us get there...
CHALK4PEACE: Drawing FergUSon Together, the film you helped launch through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, is now in production. Paradigm Pictures shot 17 hours of video at the Social Justice Summit, Drawing FergUSon Together: A Vision of Peace at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. The editing has begun.We continue to seek funding for the film with grants writing, fundraisers and direct appeal through our social media networks. Even after the Indiegogo campaign, contributions have continued to arrive to help with the costs of film editing, soundtrack and image licensing, special effects, marketing and distribution. We still have a ways to go to raise the monies necessary to properly complete this documentary. That's why you can click BELOW to donate to CHALK4PEACE, Inc., the non profit organization that is organizing the fundraising campaign and producing the film.
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Below is the link to the Indiegogo video where we introduced the concept of the film (3:15).
CHALK4PEACE and Paradigm Pictures attended Drawing FergUSon Together: A Vision of Peace at the St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley Sept. 18-19, 2015. Paul Westmacott and I traveled to Ferguson, MO to participate in their Social Justice Summit and CHALK4PEACE Community Celebration. Paul filmed countless interviews and sessions and I delivered the Keynote speech; and, with my new friend William, drew the the 30' peace symbol the community filled in with messages and visions of peace...and they did not stop there- by the end of Saturday, the entire plaza around Tony Cragg's Taurus sculpture was covered with peace, love and hope. Shout outs to Allieze Ruby Curry, Janice Nesser-Chu, Larhonda Wilson, Annie Wagganer, Terry Freeman, LM Oliver, Wesley JC Bell, Paul W., Dawn Chapman, Christine Ilewski-Huelsman, Neko, MK, Joshua, Paul, Brandon, William, Carol, Eric, Nick, Michael, Clarence, WGNU, and a slew of others who made this event a true highlight in the decade of CHALK4PEACE. It has been an honor to take part in a healing ceremony in Ferguson, Missouri.
CHALK4PEACE and Paradigm Pictures are making a documentary film of this event and the C4P events leading up to this Summit. Called CHALK4PEACE: Drawing Ferguson Together, we are in the post production process and are in the next phase of fundraising since our Indiegogo Crowdfunding campaign.