Youth Art Peace Pole-Project 50 Launch-Indiana, USA
June 23rd-25, 2012
In June of 2012 the International and United States Societies For Education Through Art held their annual conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It was at this conference that Jim Dugan (staff member at The World Peace Sanctuary) chose to formally launch YAPPP- Youth Art Peace Pole Project – Project 50. This endeavor will enlist one art educator in each of the 50 United States to design and create a full size Peace Pole with their students and to then have their Peace Pole displayed on the International Day of Peace 2014. Jim drove out to Indiana with his wife Jackie sharing the driving and manning the YAPPP information booth throughout the conference.
The YAPPP information booth was seen by everyone in attendance and Jim was also a speaker at the conference with one of the better attended plenaries.
Stayed tuned for more information on the YAPPP in the coming year.