Feb. 16, 2012
-- Representatives of I Declare World Peace– the global art project that encourages everyone to post and tweet the affirmation “I Declare World Peace” on internet social media – are requesting all winners at the upcoming Academy Awards show, scheduled for February 26, 2012, to look into the camera and proclaim “I Declare World Peace” at the end of their acceptance speeches.
Photographer Rita Gelber, a co-founder of the I Declare World Peace project, described the effort as a “logical next step”. Ms. Gelber observed: “The Academy Awards presentation is the world’s preeminent awards show, watched by hundreds of millions of people around the globe. By saying ‘I Declare World Peace’ at the end of an acceptance speech, the award winner will send positive ripples over the airwaves; there is no downside for anyone.”
Gelber feels that the Academy Awards ceremony is a natural fit. “Remember,”
Gelber said, “our project was inspired by the orange flags of The Gates, the famous installation by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. What better way to plant the thought flag ‘I Declare World Peace’ into the consciousness of humanity than by having our favorite stars encouraging us all”.
Anyone can participate easily in the I Declare World Peace project, as described at www.ideclareworldpeace.org because there is no cost, no registration requirement and no other obstacle to participation, Gelber noted. “It’s as easy as watching the Academy Awards,” she said.
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. The I Declare Wrold Peace project is designed to promote global peace consciousness.