The pavements are an untapped media resource through which we ordinary peace loving folk can share our messages, hopes, dreams, ideas and create a new momentum towards peace – at a certain point there is critical mass in the cultural conversation which transforms into action.
The aim of Chalk4Peace is to make a personal statement 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 demonstrations 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 one person alone can turn this around, but together we can!
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 conflict. 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.
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. Lets us turn our grey streets into a living river of colour and possibility – With poetry, hearts, peace symbols, empowering statements, also expressions of our frustrations and despair.
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 future. This unique event conceivably, could be the largest of its kind in modern history. It is a global effort that is happening.
We 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.
Join the Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chalk4Peace