News from Art in All of Us in Belgium

Headlines:
-Schools in more than 150 countries have participated in AiA programs
-AiA has been invited as a panel speaker at Harvard University’s Global Citizenship conference
-After almost 2 years of paperwork, AiA received the 501c3 non for profit status in the US
-Event of the Year programmed in Brussels the 12th of December: One man show of Pie Tshibanda

Dear Redbubbles friends,

Two years ago, we started our intensive trip to meet children of the 6 continents to promote tolerance and cultural understanding through artistic activities.

We are really excited by the results we have obtained so far:
-more than 200 schools have participated to our activities in more than 150 countries, giving them a voice, a chance to address the world and present their own vision of their country and daily life
-we have introduced to close to 10000 children to new forms of art, stimulating their creativity to better express themselves.
-we have promoted education for Global Citizenship

This hard work was recognized by an invitation to speak at the Education for Global Citizens Forum at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts the 1st of December. We will participate in this conference next to Oxfam UK, leader in this sector.

Oxfam award winning publication “Education for Global Citizenship: A guide for schools” encourage strongly the usage of photography in schools. “Photographs play an important part in forming our attitudes towards other people, cultures and places. They can be used to great effect even with very young children, to prompt questions, challenge stereotypes, build empathy and develop respect for children’s own and other cultures.”

In September, AiA was formally recognized as a 501c3 non profit organization in the USA. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor Hugues Hubboard & Reed that helped us through all those legal steps over the last 2 years. We already organized two main fundraising activities in New York with great success. I would like also to congratulate our advisory board member Phil Micali, and his new and creative team of volunteers for the astonishing work they did in the last 3 months as AiA debut in America.

Through this newsletter, we wanted also to give you a tribute for these achievements: you, who have helped us closely and supported us in the creation and evolution Art in All of Us. Our organization has evolved and took its present shape and dimensions thanks to you.

We would like also to thank the 64 families from 50 countries who hosted us during this year and significantly contributed to reduce our daily costs and shared with us interesting and beautiful aspects of their traditional cultures.

The following announcement concerns the people living in Belgium and in the neighboring countries:
We would like to invite you to our upcoming Fundraising Event in Brussels, 12th of December. It is our Event of the Year and your opportunity to support our cause in Belgium. The famous Congolese humorist Pie Tshibanda has accepted to contribute to our efforts and will present his new hilarious show on the 12th for all of you. It will be followed by the opening of our exhibition in Wolubilis. Info and reservation on 02/761 60 30 and on our website.
Please help us promote this event by sending the following url to yout contacts http://www.artinallofus.org/news/11/62.html or http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=5803663642 on Facebook.

You can also win two tickets by participating to our new quiz on http://www.artinallofus.org/i-want-to-play.html

If you cannot come to our Event, through our new website you can support us by buying postcards and photographs online at http://www.artinallofus.org/photo-shop-buy-a-ph...

Don’t forget:
-you can vote for, buy and comment each individual artwork of your choice on our website!!!
http://artinallofus.org/artimages/index.php.
-you can now PLAY with AiA online at
http://www.artinallofus.org/participate/i-want-...
-to join our cause on Facebook
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/view_cause/38106
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/view_cause/38120
-to buy AiA new sets of postcards on our site for your end years’ wishes.
http://www.artinallofus.org/photo-shop-buy-a-ph...

By the end of December we will be travelling again towards Africa for a couple of weeks before stopping back to Europe. As always, any contact of yours in those countries or people that might be able to lodge us will be of a great help:
Mauritania
Tunisia
Libya
Algeria
Chad
Malta
Kenya
Tanzania
Rwanda
Burundi
Uganda
Norway
Denmark
Iceland
Germany
Luxembourg
Switzerland
Austria
Lichtenstein

We are still looking for some more volunteers to translate poetries in Azeri
Albanian
Belorussian
Kurdish
Macedonian
Ukrainian
If you have some time please write to stephanie@artinallofus.org

Safe travels,

Anthony

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