Friday, July 15, 2011

September 11 Thread Project

This year, the Chicago Fringe Festival will conclude on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

To mark this milestone, we are organizing a commemorative event in partnership with HumanThread, a Pilsen-based nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of peace and justice through education, art and culture.

We invite all friends of Fringe to add to this event in a special way by contributing to the creation of One Common Thread for Peace. Cut a 12-inch strip of ribbon, fabric or some other knot-able material, write a message of hope on it or simply sign your name, and drop off or send the "thread" to the HumanThread Center:

Human Thread Center

645 W. 18th Street

Chicago, IL 60616

These individual “threads” will be tied together and transformed into a work of art symbolizing our collective hopes for a more unified and peaceful world. The artwork will be unveiled as part of the 9/11 commemorative event scheduled to take place at the Fountainhead Lofts Art Building in East Pilsen on the last day of the Festival.

**Please share this message and spread the word about the special thread collection project. We hope to see you all at the Fountainhead.**

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