"Post" play: OBR Atlanta participates in the dedication of
The POSTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE Project currently displaying latest Post at
the ATLANTA BELTLINE
See the installation: Parking near Barcelona and Along Street.
POSTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE supports and builds individual and community resilience, engagement, compassion, and cohesiveness, through collaborative, inclusive experiences exploring peace & social justice issues.
On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, many of our OBR leaders and supporters met behind Parrish Café on Highland Avenue for the dedication of Posts for Peace in Atlanta. Sporting our One Billion Rising and "Love Is the Answer" T-shirts, we participated in an uplifting dedication ceremony and became part of The Carter Center's "Love Is the Answer" video. It was also an opportunity to provide local news media with more information about OBR and our mission, as part of our Post dedication.
For those not familiar with the cultural trend making its way across the globe, cities or communities around the world are setting up installations of "Peace Posts" created by various local groups to show support and highlight their group's commitment to furthering peace and social justice.
Posts are generally made as a collaborative effort with everyone adding something to the completion of the post. Groups typically encourage diversity in participants to embrace multiple perspectives and universal understanding of the issues presented with the post's design.
Using 6-8 foot vinyl posts made in workshops, the results are “posted” in social media, and “hosted” in a variety of physical settings in an effort to raise awareness and stimulate thought and conversation, ultimately assisting communities in taking more appropriate actions to resolve injustices.
Every post has at least one professional artist who aids in development, design, application, final touches, and relaying principles of effective artistic techniques .
Posts often include inspirational quotations, eye-opening facts, and symbols, all creating visual stories from the diverse group of creators. Many also include the hand prints of those involved in making or supporting the ideas on the post.