See you next Sunday when AWB super supporters Julie Preston (Yoga Belfast) and Vic Tyrell (Bio-Energy) host a very special #awblovepack event 🙏
Held at @maitristudiobelfast we are so excited to once again welcome a little zen into our lives. 🧘♀️ #showsomelove and support the us this festive season. 👀 Facebook for all our upcoming events 🙌💛
Meet @misseydeelovely 👀💛 Denise was one of the first to #showsomelove for this years Love Pack campaign 🌈
An ambassador for what we do this good human showed up late last night with a car full of donations, that and vegan treats for us 🙏🙌 /DROP OFF North Belfast and beyond// Barista @ Loughshore, Jordanstown 👀🏃♀️ #anotherworldispossible#awblovepack#thankyou
1 in 6 children live in conflict across the world. We're determined to help put a stop to it. We can do it by building peace.
We are sharing our words for peace on the lead up to Christmas. Meditate on them and tag a friend to wish them a peaceful 2019. #WeAreThePeacemakers
South Sudan's conflict has left many families displaced with nowhere to call home. In the village of Rumading, over 5,000 people are now refugees due to drought and violence. Women queue up to receive food from our partner ACT Alliance. Building peace could help give the displaced people of South Sudan their homes back. Building peace could help protect vulnerable women and children in need. Building peace could lead to a brighter future for their country. Learn how we're building peace in South Sudan. Click the link in the bio. #WeAreThePeacemakers
We are so proud of CLARKSTON's Heval Kelli for being honored with the Daily Point of Light Award today in honor of the President Bush Day of Service. Heval has a servant's heart and is a living example of this sentiment so wisely expressed by President George H. W. Bush. Well said, Mr. President. We think Heval would have made you really proud.
YEO MALONE SOLD OUT 🙌💛 Thank you to our wonderful team 🙏@iamconnorkerr & @beckybexrebecca are back to candle-making tonight 💪🏾 Next week our limited edition tins will need a redo. What’s your favourite tone?
THANK YOU to @vaultartistsni & @theblackboxbelfast for the best day 🙏
Yesterdays launch for ‘Gift Back’ was an absolute dream! Thank you to all that came down to #shoptosupport @anotherworldbelfast projects 🙏
Search #yeomalone soy candle for the latest 👀
TODAY we are for @belfastflea in @theblackboxbelfast & @vaultartistsni Christmas Art Market, Tower Street. Pop by and say hi 👋 📷 @beemacay /Bernie McAllister/ @argyll_images
According to the United Nations, more than 1.6 million Venezuelans have left their country since 2015. Most migrants are escaping due to a failing economy, hyperinflation and low wages. Most Venezuelan migrants seek refuge in Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.
This black box changes lives. It’s called Jangala and it can produce WiFi and offer communications to dispossessed people, refugees, survivors of natural disasters and anyone needs urgent communication. I was at an event last night at Amnesty International’s London HQ for a fundraising event and to hear more about it. Jangala was invented in response to the situation many refugees in the Calais ‘Jungle’ found themselves in. They were being helped with food, clothing and shelter by aid agencies and individual helpers but what they also wanted was the chance to phone home, reassure their families, stay in contact with friends and also use the internet for education and entertainment. The clever team of inspired young people who’d all been helping in different areas got together. They discussed the problem of comms in camps (not just in Calais but all over them world) and came up with a solution - Jangala - a robust piece of technology, easy to operate, which could be set up in far flung places, or areas in need of emergency communications and provide opportunity for people to connect. I’m blown away by the ingenuity and generosity and commitment of this young team. Amnesty kindly provided the space and we all had the chance to hear about Jangala’s work in France, Belgium, Turkey, Greece, The Balkans, Africa..., well, the list goes on. This charity has been going for just over a year but it has a bright and vital future ahead of it. I’m so pleased to be a supporter. www.janga.la @jangalawifi #charity#wifi#internet#communications#helping#refugees#displacedpeople#internationalaid#amnestyinternational#calaisjungle
Daniel Castro Garcia’s series “I Peri N’Tera” focuses on the psychological impact of the journeys on unaccompanied minors migrating into Sicily, Italy—one of the most affected islands in Europe. A Sicilian colloquialism, i peri n’tera translates as ‘feet on the ground’, and is used to caution people not to get carried away with their hopes and dreams. The title reflects the reality for migrants and refugees from Africa who survive the journey to Europe across the Sahara Desert and Mediterranean Sea. Despite ambitions to work and provide for their families, the reality is often ghettoization, unemployment, or exploitative labor, combined with a long and difficult process to receive documentation. •
In Transit is a multidisciplinary exhibition that focuses on the tentative, limbo-like experience of living between different cultures. The exhibition explores the stories of immigrants who traverse the no-man’s land that exists between home and hope.
In Transit is a group exhibition featuring the works of George Awde, Daniel Castro Garcia, Gohar Dashti, Tanya Habjouqa, and Stefanie Zofia Schulz.
Curated by Peggy Sue Amison
November 1–December 30, 2018
All Blue Sky events and programs are free and open to the public. Join us #firstthursdaypdx at 5pm for an artist talk with Gohar Dashti, Stefanie Zofia Schulz and Peggy Sue Amison. •
As many nations are securing their borders and turning refugees away, Uganda keeps welcoming them. Uganda has as many as 1.25 million refugees on its soil. While Uganda’s government has made hosting refugees a core national policy, it works only because of the willingness of rural Ugandans to accept an influx of foreigners on their land and shoulder a big part of the burden.
“I exist” is a survival statement. It means I am here. It affirms the right to live.
When we deny the freedom to choose life. When we silence those actions that declare “I am here”, we choose to deny the right to exist. We choose to deny the human right to exist.
Please take a moment to remember what you have heard and/or seen about displaced people all over the world.
This week is massive for us! 💪🏾 We have been working to bring you guys an all new #crueltyfree creation alongside developing a new look stall for the winter season ahead 🎨
Come support team AWB and #giftandgiveback as we launch our latest product at Galgorm this Saturday! 🙌 👀
You have once again topped all of our expectations for the #awblovepack , remember you can also #showsomelove & drop off your donated items to us at any market or event 💛 /THIS WEEKEND// Friday: St George’s Market Belfast 6am-2pm @stgeorgesbelfast
Saturday: Galgorm Resort Christmas Market 1pm-6pm
Sunday: Belfast Flea at The Black Box 11am-4pm /&/ The Vault Art Market 12pm-5pm
A crippled health care system, critical food shortages, and hyperinflation are driving Venezuelans across their country’s borders en masse, many bearing only what they can carry on foot. According to recent reports from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), nearly one million people have fled Venezuela in the past two years. Venezuela’s immediate neighbors are now facing a migration crisis comparable in scale to the flight of Syrians to western Europe. Nearly 600,000 Venezuelans have sought refuge in neighboring Colombia alone. #refugeaid#displacedpeople#stopopression#venezuelanrefugees
//BIG NEWS/ We’re growing and are super excited about bringing you guys an all new #crueltyfree creation, yessss! It’s coming so soon 🙌
To celebrate we are trialing a look a little more glossy 👀
NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: @galgormresort // 1st December 💪🏾 What would you like to see? 💭
To help build peace, we are also working in Colombia.
For over two decades, the Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace (CIJP) has defended human rights and stood in solidarity with victims of human rights violations in Colombia.
Check out the link in the bio to learn more. #WeAreThePeacemakers
First up this morning we popped into @battisti_hairdressing’s team meeting to let Belfasts eco salon know all about #awblovepack 💛
After a super market sweep at @poundland (it’s all on insta story 😂) we made it to @tonyandjens... yup early starts are working out so well! 🙌
From a 4.30am start for @stgeorgesbelfast we packed up our stall and headed straight out on collection for The Love Pack! Massive thanks to @pets4vetsstl @thewhanandonly @ten_foundations & @shajenns 💛
This weekend we will be doing a mini count of just what we have collected so far. Fingers crossed to have already smashed last years total!
#showsomelove and share the #awblovepack flyer 🙌
#halflifeshow has now been packed away. The unicorns are having a rest and the clowns have eaten the last bits of candyfloss. Thank you to all our volunteers, associate artists, the young curators, @arts_institute and #kurdishexilecentre#plymouth , and the incredible audiences who came to see this visceral evocation of displacement. Thanks also to @the.independent and @guardian for helping us provide the background information in such a creative way.
We hope to announce that the unicorns will be touring soon, as the show will be available to other charities to draw attention to these important issues at their venues around the country. #charity#refugees#asylumseekers#trauma#displacedpeople#socialmarketing#socialgood#creativecampaigning
We love a scrubber! 🙌👌 After our first ever St George’s Market last Friday we have been inundated with reviews, posts and comments about the #awbcoffeescrub 🙏
Thanks to @ascarlett for this gorgeous look. Enjoy every last grain! 💫
Must be that Welsh blood, but I love a cold, rainy day. However, it is not lost on me that my neighborhood is full of those that will be wet and cold to the bone today. I will find a way to help. I am physically limited at the moment, but if you know of an organization that serves the Midtown Atlanta community, please let me know.