Support Compassion In the Streets!
Do you believe that #BlackLivesMatter?
Do you believe that we should teach and have more #SchoolsNotPrisons?
Do you believe that our #YouthMatters?
Do you believe that we need more #Compassionate Cops and that they should have a positive relationship with the community they serve and protect?
Then we are reaching out to you today for your urgent support of the “Compassion in Action: How do we keep it Honest & Civil?” Youth Summit, on Oct 29th and 30th, in the Los Angeles area.
At the Compassion In Action: Youth Summit (free for ages 13-25), we expect to convene 150-200 of our Los Angeles community’s youth of various racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, multicultural, religious and faiths for critical dialogue and partnership on how to become more effective compassionate leaders. The event is designed to educate, empower and encourage compassionate dialogue and collaboration between concerned youth with their community leaders at all levels, including leaders from Black Lives Matter, law enforcement, elected officials, and others.
There will be interactive educational presentations, and empowering and artistic collaborations, all while engaging in a compassionate dialogue for effective and lasting change. Our Partner Posts for Peace & Justice will be facilitating collaborative, hands-on workshops resulting in 10 completed 8 ft. “Posts” relevant to event themes, which will be exhibited and “posted” in social media.
If you really believe, that you can make a difference, have a #CompassionateHeart, #CompassionIsVerb!
We would love for you to partner with Compassionate California for this Youth Summit, and become a Sponsor or Patron.
We are asking for specific sponsorship for the following item(s):
Meals for 200 people (continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks)
Programs, Banners, and decorations - to include Sponsor names/logos
Art supplies - (12) 8 ft. yard posts, (12) stands, paint brushes, paint, ribbons, etc.
T-shirts (“I am an Ambassador of Compassion”) - Your Sponsor name/logo included
Skilled visual and performance artists
Your consideration is very much appreciated. Please let us know if there is a particular time you wish to connect, otherwise one of our team members will be in touch in a day or two.
And for those that have already shared, donated and lend resources to the Compassion In Action Youth Summit much appreciated!
Here's a snapshot of just some of the impact you've made. You help birth the first such Youth Summit - in Los Angeles, one of America’s most diverse large cities, in the Fall of 2016 amongst a whirlwind of energies itself birthing new possibilities in human consciousness.
For 2 days in L.A., you helped create a vehicle for our Youth to engage in compassionate dialogue and to collaborate with more than 16 expert panelists & mentors, 6 professional visual artists, a number of performing artists, and more than 20 Compassionate Peace Officers from the LAPD (3 Captains, 10 Officers/Sergeants and 10 Cadets).
You not only helped bring all the youth and these incredible leaders together, but also made possible the , enabling Compassionate California Partner Posts for Peace and Justice to facilitate collaborative, hands-on break-out workshops resulting in 6 “Posts” (artworks on 8’ x 5” x 5” vinyl posts), with the following themes relevant to the Summit: * Compassionate California * Compassionate Cops * All Voices Are Heard * Growing up Multi-Racial, My Blackness Matter * All In Solidarity of Black Lives / Women: Say Her Name, Herstory * Roots in Racism in Education & Religion / Schools Not Prisons * A 7th special Memorial/Honor Post - In Remembrance of Those Who Taught Us How to Love - was contributed by all.
Moving forward. Much interest has been generated to produce/provide a model for additional Summits in the greater Los Angeles area, elsewhere in California, and beyond (Seattle, …)
In addition, completed “Posts” are being sought for exhibition, as well as more permanent homes – again, throughout CA, including at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), and also nationally and potentially internationally.
Three of the Posts from the October Youth Summit have already hit the streets, and were at the Peace Rides in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles on November 27 (unitedinpeace.org). The 3 Posts displayed were: All Voices Are Heard, Compassionate California, and Compassionate Cops. Though none of the same LAPD staff at the Youth Summit were at the Peace Rides, Captain Sands and fellow Officers participating in the Peace Rides were excited to view the Posts done in collaboration with the youth.
Once again, thank you for the support of this 2016 Compassion-IniAction Youth Summit
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Yay, we are close to 60% of reaching our goal today, which is great!
We literally have less than 24 hours left, and bills are coming due. Please at this time, we are asking that you continue to help us as we invest in our youth's safety, education and collaboration with LAPD to support "Compassion In The Streets".
At this point all we can do is ask that you donate, share and forward the emails to help spread the word.
Every dollar counts and we are so thankful for the people who sacrifice their time, resources to help make this youth summit a success, which it definitely was.... We did exactly what we set out to do, which was bridge an alliance with the LAPD and the community in solidarity of Black Lives Matter. We made history, and you can be a part of the momentous occasion, by simply giving $5, $10 ,$25 or whatever is in your heart to give.
As Ayo, Ifa Priest mentioned at the youth summit, be the spark to ignite the torch, so that we can pass it on!
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Thank you all to everyone who has donated, shared and supported "Compassion In the Streets"
We are half way there, but time is running low...
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We definitely had an awesome time connecting and spreading compassion.
Here is a preview of the All the Voices Are Heard (just not in the media or on tv) post workshop lead by motivational speaker and hilarious comic Willie Macc. And post so beautiful constructed by lead artist and founder of Posts for Peace and Justice, Kira Corser in collaboration with youth all around the Los Angeles area.
Thank you for your supporting "Compassion In the Streets" .
We welcome you to continue giving... "Giving is #CompassionInAction"!
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So great to be part of supporting the dreams of youth, when so many feel fear and isolation. Art in this case is not an extra add on, it is an important part of the road to change. Perhaps we need a new word that the average people who have no art background and feel they "can't make art." A Visual Voice for Change? www.PostsForPeaceAndJustice.org