Invitation to Educators & Youth Program Leaders in KC Area

Hand for Peace

Hand for Peace

We invite Educators and Youth Program Leaders to use the “Lends Us Your Hands for Peace” Art Activity

 Dear Youth Program Leaders and Educators,

We invite you to utilize a creative and positive youth activity and at the same time help support the “Visions of Peace at the Crossroads” festival.

We encourage you to help us by creating with your class or youth program participants “Lend Us Your Hands for Peace” pictures. As an incentive to utilize this art activity you will have the chance to win a “Day of Pizza” for your organization.

Organizations providing 50 or more “Lend Us Your Hands for Peace” pictures will be placed in a drawing to receive a “Day of Pizza” consisting of the delivery of six medium pizzas at a time and location of the organizations choosing. To be included in the drawing pictures must be received by May 25.

 The purpose of “Visions of Peace at the Crossroads” is to inspire deeper visions for peace and justice in our world. We will use the arts, performance, poetry, storytelling and music to engage First Friday Crossroads Arts Walk attendees and encourage them to express their hopes for peace. We will also provide easy ways for festival attendees to take actions for a peaceful, just and sustainable future. (See link to more information about the festival.)

Click the link to review the Lend Us Your Hands for Peace lesson plan which can be used to conduct a 30 to 40 minute art activity. We encourage you to send us completed pictures (or contact us to pick them up) and we will display them at the June 1st Visions of Peace at the Crossroads festival. (Click this link to download a submission form to complete and return with your pictures.)

Pictures can be sent to the American Friends Service Committee, 4405 Gillham Rd., KCMO 64110 or you can contact us to arrange for them to be picked up at 816 931-5256 or .

We hope you and the children you work with will take this opportunity to share their visions of peace and help inspire our community to work for a more peaceful and just world!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you for your care of our children and service to our community.

  • Sincerely,
  • Ira Harritt
  • Kansas City Program Coordinator
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • 816 931-5256,

See the lesson plans and examples

Click here to see som of the pictures we received from last year's Festival.

Created Date: 
Jun 15, 2011

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