Tag : worldwide action

Pakistan. We hear about in the news. Do they harbor terrorists? Are they our enemies? Perhaps.

But one thing I know is that in any country, there are people, just like you and me who only want to work so they can feed their families. We have way more in common than we might imagine.

Look at these kids. They are dressed differently but they just want to play.

When I read that twitter had been rolled out  in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu for the first time, I was ecstatic. (Languages that read right-to -left presented special programming challenges.)

They did this with the help of:

            13,000 volunteers!

… including some who live where Twitter is officially blocked. The reason? ” to help more “ordinary people” make use of the service;  both to hold politicians to account and to tweet about their everyday life.”

Understanding each other, communication and learning are key ingredients to preventing war. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

Photo credit: Glacier  Kids (Boston.com)

The One Million Masterpiece is a world wide online art project.  Anyone can create a drawing and submit it to be part of a huge printed banner that joins images from a million other people.

What’s it all about?

“Get together one million ordinary people from all around the world, and get them to work on the picture  in the world’s largest ever artistic collaboration; where everyone is equal and all outcomes are valid.”

This is a great example of the power of collaboration.  Any one artist can make a statement about their point of view of the world.  This project uses the power of art, the ease of the computer and the web to create a global expression of where and who we are.

Check out the website. See the artwork. Sign up, draw something, be a part.  It’s free, it’s fun and you might just feel connected in ways you never expected.

And remember, we’re all in this together.