I want to bring people together and celebrate our differences through a collection of hand drawings by all people, all ages, all races.
10,000 hands will bring people together. Some people think that people with different beliefs don't belong in America.
Some think that people with different beliefs should be separate. But separate is never equal. Being separate never improves anything. It doesn't help. If anything, it makes it worse. Because if people can't work together, then they can't solve problems.
No one deserves to be (or even feel) alone.
If you want people to be together, you need to do something, or at least be a part of something. You can become a part of 10,000 hands, and we believe your voice is important too, just like everyone else's. You know that, I know that. But some people don't.
By submitting a hand, you help us show that everyone's voice matters. Every single, unique and different hand matters. Like a community. Everyone plays a role. So thank you for listening.
1. Trace or draw your hand
2. Decorate it. (You can draw it, or collage it, or paint it.)
3. Once you have decorated it, please write a quality of the heart (love, hope, equity, etc.) across the palm of the hand. Please don't use bad words.
4. Remember, everyone can make a hand, and there is no deadline, but I might stop after I get 10,000.
How It All Started
One day my teacher asked my class at Opal School to think about how we could make the world a better place. Everyone thought of something different. I thought of 10,000 hands. The idea was planted inside me and grew, bigger and bigger. First images of hands, then a display of them. And then 10,000 of them. Maybe even a parade. I shared my ideas with my teacher and parents, and they helped me progress them. And here I am now.
About My School
The mission of Opal School is to strengthen education by provoking fresh ideas concerning environments where creativity, curiosity and the wonder of learning thrive. You can learn more about Opal School by clicking here: www.opalschool.org.
Keep Track Of My Progress
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