Ms. Tara Chadwick, a Community Relations Consultant and Teaching Artist has been recognized and will be honored by the Broward County Chapter, Board of Directors of the UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION* FOR HER WORK ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22ND IN DAVIE, FLORIDA,
TARA HAS BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO CALL OUT PFW. PLEASE READ ON
Just wanted to let you know that I’m so excited to be receiving an award this autumn. I wanted to let you know because it’s partly due to the recognition that you have provided for me this year along with the mini artist grant you awarded to me. The recognition from Puffin Foundation West, Inc. is helping to leverage the notice of others in our community about the work I’ve been doing for so many years to provide public opportunities to take action on social and environmental issues through the use of art, civic engagement and organizing.
“Son cosas chiquitas. No acaban con la pobreza, no nos sacan del subdesarrollo, no socializan los medios de producción y de cambio, no expropian las cuevas de Alí Babá. Pero quizá desencadenen la alegría de hacer, y la traduzcan en actos. Y al fin y al cabo, actuar sobre la realidad y cambiarla, aunque sea un poquito, es la única manera de probar que la realidad es transformable”
“They are small things. They do not end poverty, do not remove us from underdevelopment, do not socialize the means of production and change, do not expropriate the caves of Ali Baba. But they may spark the joy of doing, and translate it into acts. And, after all, acting on reality and changing it, even a little, is the only way to prove that reality is transformable ”
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~ Chris Whatley, Executive Director, UNA-USA INFORMATION LOMATRACEY@HOTMAIL.COM.
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