2018: Facing Difference Challenge
Your portraits raised $600,000 for peacebuilding programs.
September 2017—May 2018
Engaging across lines of difference
When we avoid or ignore our differences, understanding can be replaced by division. This is happening in ways big and small, from bullying in our schools to clashes in our communities, to civil wars waging around the globe.
Portraits for Peace
Building peace can start with changing the attitudes of individuals. That’s why we invited students to draw and create self-portraits to celebrate their identity. $600,000 was generated to support young people from Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and the South Caucasus to attend peacebuilding camps and take part in peace projects led by CARE and Search for Common Ground.
Celebrating diversity and peace
By participating in peacebuilding camps and projects, young people now see the possibility of living together, working together, and contributing to a peaceful and prosperous future.
Thousands of portraits were put on display through the Facing Difference Exhibit at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa.
200,000 portraits from around the world.
Where we came from
Portraits across borders
Facing Difference Challenge Teaching Materials
The challenge is over, but you can still make a difference.
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