The Chalk of the Town: HandMeDown Sneakers

Hand-me-down Sneakers from our ‘Put Yourself in Someone Else’s…” piece, chalked at the Victoria International Chalk Art Festival 2014!

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Hand-me-down sneakers

Remember the other pair we chalked in Vancouver? Check it out here!
This was the text we chalked with that pair:

It’s Not Because I’m Lazy. It’s Because…

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“I face multiple employment  barriers.”

“I was born into poverty.”

“I don’t have an address to put on my resume”

“They want a phone number to contact me, but I don’t have one.”

“I don’t own proper interview attire.”

“Nobody will give me a chance.”

“I don’t have the money to buy makeup.”

“People judge me for the way I look.”

“There is not enough affordable housing in THIS city.”

“I am not able to get the treatment I need.”

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The Chalk of the Town: HandMeDown Sneakers

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It’s Not Because I’m Lazy. It’s Because…

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“I face multiple employment  barriers.”

“I was born into poverty.”

“I don’t have an address to put on my resume”

“They want a phone number to contact me, but I don’t have one.”

“I don’t own proper interview attire.”

“Nobody will give me a chance.”

“I don’t have the money to buy makeup.”

“People judge me for the way I look.”

“There is not enough affordable housing in THIS city.”

“I am not able to get the treatment I need.”

Look Who’s Chalking: PuSh: International Performing Arts Festival

PuSh is an International Performing Arts Festivals held in Vancouver. This year PuSh will be celebrating it’s 10th anniversary!! From January 14-February 2 there will be 150 performances in 20 days for PuSh 2014!! So if you are or will be in Vancouver over the next month and want to see some cutting edging performance art be sure to check out the festival guide and purchase your tickets!! Don’t be alarmed if you can’t afford some of the more pricey shows, there are also some FREE events during the festival such as Human Library on January 17 🙂

See you there!

Chalking With H: Art as Activism

How would you define the word ‘Activism’ ?

Would you call yourself an Activist?

Why… or Why Not??

To me, activism is any deliberate, conscious act to make an impact or a difference in the world…

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I don’t think you have to start your own world peace campaign or go to a hundred protests to call yourself an activist! If you fight for things, or even just stand for things (write about them, draw about them, speak about them, sing about them) things that you care about and believe in, that’s activism.

Through Chalk With Me, we are doing activism through art. Spreading messages of social justice and equality through CHALK, and you can too! It may seem insignificant, like the work and/or art you are doing is a small as a tiny spec of chalk, a raindrop, but with a hundred other raindrops think of the impact we can have.

Everyone that stops to look at your art, your chalk message, will consider it, be impacted by it in some way or another.

Change is possible with every stick of chalk. 🙂

Think about it!

H