When TED Prize winner, JR, announced his wish to turn the world “Inside Out,” inviting people around the globe to share a photo portrait along with a statement about what they stand for, many countries, cities and individuals around the world responded. Seeing the global response, the Inside Out Group Action leaders in Athens and Juarez decided to unite in a global action called BE THE CHANGE.
During this time of accelerated globalization and rapid changes in our environment, people in countries around the world are being affected in different ways. Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to share the human stories that unite us as world citizens. Via JR’s Inside Out Project, we are joining forces with countries around the world to bring awareness to the issues we want to change, as well as inspire creative solutions to make these changes possible. We believe this change must come from within each individual in order for us to move forward collectively and bring about positive change worldwide.
We invite the growing silent majority to be part of this “global ex-change” by becoming more globally conscious and proactive in their daily lives. On September 21st (World Peace Day), and September 22nd, the world will unite through the exchange of portraits from country to country which will not only create a mosaic of faces, but an ongoing collaborative dialogue, using art and communication as catalysts for social change.
There are 20 participating cities and countries, including Athens (Greece), Austin (Texas), Aveiro (Portugal), Bandung (Indonesia), Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney & Woodford (Australia), Casablanca (Morocco), Hanian Province (China), Juarez and DF (Mexico), Lima (Peru), London (UK), Madrid (Spain), Mulhouse (France), Nicosia (Cyprus), Santiago (Chile), Tunis (Tunisia) and Wroclaw (Poland).
In the name of BE THE CHANGE, Athens, Greece will focus on greening the city. As one of the least green cities in Europe, Athens has an opportunity to live by example by bringing awareness to agricultural and urban farming solutions on the ground, allowing each of us the opportunity to take control of our own life.
The Inside Out Project is an extraordinary opportunity to join forces and engage with others around the world by adding their voices and faces to stand publicly for what they believe in. From India to New York, Japan to Tunisia, people are contributing to a global art movement.
BE The Change you want to see!
Send in your photos before June 30th.
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