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[Peace Tiles] World AIDS Day 2008 - Keep the Promise, Help Make AIDS History
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The Global Peace Tiles Project (www.peacetiles.net) is seeking partners for our 2008 World AIDS Day mural project. The aim of the initiative is to foster self-expression, health education, and public awareness around the global pandemic through visual arts through as many workshops and mural exhibitions as we can muster.
In 2008 we're looking to expand our global network by inviting local partners in community-based organizations working in the areas of education, health, social services and the arts to host creativity workshops that provide a forum for youth expression and learning around HIV/AIDS. In particular we're promoting workshops around:
- Positive self-imagery
- Healthy sexuality
- Living with HIV/AIDS
- Ending discrimination
- and other themes that relate to local dimensions of the pandemic.
Peace Tiles (mixed media collages on wood panel) can be used locally or contributed to international murals that will be exhibited in public spaces around the world on World AIDS Day. In addition to providing children and youth an opportunity to express their feelings and experiences (their "visual voice"), Peace Tiles workshops are a great way to raise funds for local AIDS prevention and services.
Our tentative schedule of key dates include:
- Expressions of interest - Accepted through June 1
- Peace Tiles workshops (for international murals) - Through August 15
- Receipt of Peace Tiles (for international murals) - By October 15
- Local workshops - Through December 1
- International mural exhibitions and special events - December 1
The Global Peace Tiles project will be raising funds to provide small grants (our "microgrants" program) to local organizations to assist with the costs of hosting workshops and shipping tiles. We also provide a range of planning tools to help local organizations design and lead successful creativity workshops.
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