Diversity through Art

Three ALL PEOPLE’S DAY® traditions take the form of Art Projects, Presentations, and Interactive Group Activities. Each tradition explores an issue that affects us such as prejudice, nationality, and peace.

CRAFT DOUGH PEOPLE

At the festival, each kid makes five faces of different colors, all constructed from the same plain craft dough. Colors that represent the brown, beige, red, gold and mixed races are added to each part. Relief sculptures of faces are created providing an inspirational example that all people are made from the same materials, flesh and blood. Therefore, we should all be treated with equal respect.

Attendance is limited. REGISTER NOW so that your child/children can enjoy this creative and enriching activity. To REGISTER, please email the name and age of the child, as well as the name and phone number of the adult to: Susan@AllPeoplesDay.org

Craft Dough People Projects are divided into two age groups:

Ages 4-11 create the 5 faces on their plates and sing a song or recite a poem at the celebration.
Ages 12-Adults form teams of five with every member making one large face on a plate. Each face in a team is a different color. These faces are attached to strings and worn around the neck. Then skits are performed by the teams disproving prejudice lies.



THE SYMBOL PROJECT

The original ALL PEOPLE’S DAY symbol contains four color-family groups: beige, brown, red, and gold. Each family is from a different continent, racial group, and culture. Different ages are represented and there are equal numbers of males and females. The family groups cross their hearts with their arms and hold hands hoping for peace and understanding. They all hold hands in a circle surrounding the world since we are really all one family.

At the festival kids create their own families that cross their hearts with their arms like the original symbol. The families are taped together on a board holding hands with other multicultural families.

 

 


1000 Cranes Origami Peace Project

There is a popular Japanese belief associated with cranes. It says if a person can fold a thousand origami cranes, the gods would grant them a wish. There is a poignant story that illustrates this, a story of World War II and a wish for peace by Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl. Participants learn about the dangers of nuclear proliferation and the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. A hopeful vision for peace is launched through Sadako’s story Participants then understand a deeper meaning behind the craft as they fold the peace cranes.

Get a head start on the event. CLICK HERE for a video tutorial or CLICK HERE for written instructions. Start making your paper cranes now and make sure to bring them to the festival!