One of the standout entries in MetaFour Productions and Western Justice Center's "Create Peace Art Festival" in Pasadena on June 5 was the display of multi-media art from Kids Company in London. Their imaginative, peace-themed pieces all won Grand Prizes and MetaFour received this wonderful thank you card.
On June 5, 2011, MetaFour Productions launched the BEYOND WALLS Photo & Video Project at the Create Peace Art Festival in Pasadena, CA. MetaFour partnered with the Western Justice Center for the Create Peace Art Festival which showcased creative works for students grades 1-12 and encouraged students to join the online community for youth--BeyondWallsOnline.org.
The BEYOND WALLS Photo and Video Project captured personal thoughts and expression, photographs, and video testimonies responding to the prompt: What do we have to get BEYOND?
The first participants posted responses that included moving "Beyond prejudice," "Beyond judgement," "Beyond convention," even "Beyond cool!" We've posted these for viewing on the BEYOND WALLS Photo and Video Project Facebook page.
Now it's your turn. Participate in the worldwide BEYOND WALLS Photo and Video Project!
What do we have to get BEYOND?
Let the world know.
Take your picture! Video your thoughts! Post your response to the BEYOND WALLS Photo and Video Project Facebook page.
Spread the word to your networks.
Start to change the world.
Start to move....BEYOND WALLS!
On December 20 MetaFour Productions was honored as Partner of the Year by the Western Justice Center, a non-profit corporation founded by a group of judges and lawyers involved with the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Throughout the year we have been pleased to be able to present seminars to students and teachers, bringing our Beyond Walls curriculum of multimedia presentations designed to promote cultural appreciation among members of diverse communities and elicit an appreciation of commonalities and differences in a global community. Western Justice's mission to increase the opportunity for peaceful conflict resolution and displace the power of violence in our society makes them a perfect partner for MetaFour, and we are honored to have been recognized by them.
MetaFour with the Pasadena's Mayor Bill Bogaard
L to R: Marilynn Fong, Julie Drake, Mayor Bill Bogaard, Carmen Dean, Eric Luke, Bruce Dean
MetaFour with Abbie Genzink, Program Associate, and Angela Oh, Esq., Executive Director of the Western Justice Center
L to R: Angela Oh, Abbie Genzink, Bruce Dean, Julie Drake, Carmen Dean, Eric Luke, Marilynn Fong