A collective of renown artists is coming together this week-end for a whole week to bring their voices together and try gather people together. Through the Art, MANIFEST:JUSTICE wants to help build a healthier and more just future. Anyone who says the world needs more empathy finds echo in myself. Our world is going through deep changes right now. I can hear the voices of the People whispering in the distance, all over the world (got a pretty good hearing I'll admit). The voices are becoming louder and I have the very strong feeling that we are at the edge of a new era. If only we could find peaceful solutions instead of blood and tears. When I start to freak out at the ugliness of the news I hear on the radio every morning, I try to balance the darkness. And even though most journalists focus on the blood (they are often being asked to do so), I know there is some good happening in the meantime. Only the focus isn't on it yet so much. But the growth of the Independent Creative Community all around the world is spectacular. People don't hide their wish to pursue more creative path. People don't want to spend their life tied up to their banker anymore. Mentalities are changing, minds are opening to new concerns. People want to share. New generations share everything through the internet: music, films, ideas, utopia, knowledge..Their approach to money is not the same as ours. They've heard about ecology and recycling since their birth. They know they have rights. True, we all need our share of duties as well. But being lied to is something that people don't want to take anymore. Children hear their parents talk. Deep changes may take some time but there is something happening. Today it's the Black community that is standing up along with anyone who believe in Justice.
The list of Artists attending this week's Art for Justice summit is inspiring. Public figures getting down to work for a better future should be supported. Right?
Their blog is worth looking at and reading thru, it's filled with great posts.
The video below, I had to share. So good. Source: Manifest:Justice blog.