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 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.
We raised enough money with our Indiegogo campaign to begin our documentary, CHALK4PEACE: Drawing FergUSon Together. CHALK4PEACE is headed there with PARADIGM PICTURES for the Drawing FergUSon Together: A Vision of Peace Social Justice Summit and Community Celebration Sept. 18-19 in FergUSon, Missouri.
Raising money to make sure this documentary gets made is ongoing; we ask you to help us create this historic film on Peace, Reconciliation and the use of art to encourage change. Thank you to all who helped us launch; and to all of you who continue to energize and support our efforts.
The link below is our secure PayPal account. Your contribution goes directly to CHALK4PEACE, Inc., our 501(c)(3) non profit. EIN 20-8913481
To see our completed Indiegogo campaign: CHALK4PEACE- Indiegogo Film Campaign 2015
Some of the videos of CHALK4PEACE from around the world...please help CHALK4PEACE make the definitive film about our history and the upcoming efforts towards Peace and Justice in FergUSon, Missouri... Indiegogo film campaign: CHALK4PEACE: Drawing FergUSon Together http://igg.me/at/chalk4peace McNicol Middle School, Peace Week to the tune of "HAPPY" Hollywood, Broward County, Florida
CHALK4PEACE @ Groveton E.S. (Faifax County Public Schools, VA)
CHALK4PEACE St. Bridget School, Quezon City, Philippines
CHALK4PEACE Crane School, Santa Barbara, CA; Video by Paradigm Pictures; Music by CHALK4PEACE Sidewalk Band