This year’s theme, “Faces of US”, looks at the qualities embodied by the people of this country. We celebrate how they are as unique as they are universal. After all, what does it really mean to be an American? Which of our most distinguishing individual qualities serve to strengthen our immediate and outlying communities? How can we celebrate and uphold our diversity?
Art is an intimate medium that helps us to see our own humanity in new ways. It requires us to look past the differences of outward appearance, language, religion, nationality, or social standing, in order to see the most beautiful, most basic, most human parts of the story.
Come participate in this exploration with us.
‘Our Neighbors, Ourselves’ exists to bring compassionate artists together, and through diverse creative expressions, cultivate the inherent value and dignity of human life.
The name ‘Our Neighbors, Ourselves’ comes from the familiar concept of loving our neighbors as ourselves. The idea is as universal as it is critical, not only for restoring dignity to uprooted lives, but also as a means to stop the spread of violence and oppression which creates displacement in the first place.
As an event, ‘Our Neighbors, Ourselves’ serves as a tangible reminder of our inherent need for community in all facets of life, and in all corners of the world, right here at home.