Project Lift is a program in Turkey that was started by a 15 year-old who wanted to provide some solace to the Syrian refugees. One of the amazing developments of this initiative is the exchange of art between clients at MercyFirst and Syrian Refugee Children in Turkey. The two groups have experienced similar trauma and can identify with each others emotions as expressed in art. It is my hope that this program can be show-cased as a side event at the Commission on Population and Development. Spreading the word about positive group interactions is important for all of us as we seek to contribute our small part to creating a better world. Do you know someone we can highlight here in PGJ's blog?
Winter has arrived on Long Island and in New York City. But there are still warmth and energy at the United Nations as working groups and committees plan for upcoming commission meetings, the celebration of ECOSOC's 70th Anniversary, and the all day conference hosted by CTAUN, the Committee on Teaching about the UN, to mention a few upcoming events. The Partnership is sponsoring another orientation on 2/12 and I am speaking at St. Francis College on the January 28. I am also excited about a project which fosters an art exchange between Syrian children refugees and Long Island children. I will write more about that after I view the art on Thursday, January 21.
JoAnn Mark, Executive Director
The Partnership for Global Justice
Educating, Advocating, and Participating for a Just World