Visionary Artists' Resources Including Other Unique Services
February 22, 2000
END: April 23, 2000
KidCast For Peace; Solutions For a Better World"
Earth Day 2000 Videoconference Empowers Children
Call For Participants, Sponsors & Volunteers
Maui Hawaii February 22, 2000 Children in classrooms from Hawaii to Hanoi, Belfast to Beijing are gathering on Earth Day, April 22, 2000, utilizing state of the art technology during the Ninth production of Creativity Cafes KidCast For Peaceª; Solutions For a Better World Internet videoconference and multicast. The purpose; to enable kids to suggest to the adults how to heal the planet and its peoples. This award winning teleactivity connects K-12 kids in schools, cyber cafes and homes around the world to share art, ideas and performances. KidCast is sponsored by nonprofit Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media), dedicated to giving future leaders a loud voice in shaping their future, more loving world. The group is seeking sponsors, participants and volunteers locally and globally. Contact KidCast Coordinator; Peter H. Rosen for details at (808) 875-4747, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit KidCast Central at: http://creativity.net/kidcast2.html.
Teachers are encouraged to assist children learn important communication techniques, build self-esteem through creative expression in many forms, and how to feel good about contributing to the world they will inherit. By having discussions about conflict resolution, self-esteem, creative thinking and just how to be a loving person in what can sometimes be a very hostile world, KidCast For Peace; Solutions For a Better World strives to present a positive force for change. It's heartening to have received so much recognition all over the Web. We welcome our new European sponsor; Lovly World in Germany, offers Peter H. Rosen, founder of the event and director of Creativity Cafe® a New School for the Next Millennium and KidCast For Peace. The developing KidCast Network is a grass-roots effort. They are seeking in-kind as well as financial sponsorship, other broadcast nodes and local participation from community organizers.
Kids of all ages are invited to make art after discussing peace and ecology issues affecting them personally, their community and our world. The project was founded for the Childrens World Peace Festival in 1995 and featured at the prestigious SIGGRAPH98 Computer Graphics Conference. KidCast has received awards including the 1998 SIG/TEL Online Learning Award and recognition from The Millennium Institute. Lovely World in Germany has built a major KidCast For Peace Web site and is seeding participation throughout Europe. This seems to validate rosens tireless efforts and will certainly ignite interaction between American kids and their global peers.
The end result is a Gallery Of Solutions; carrying documentation from the current and past events, many of which can be found in Creativity Cafes VRML EarthStation; a repository for poems, Quicktime movies, Web sites, images, animations, short stories, etc., that have been created by past participants. The focus is on K-12 kids and the child in everyone!
The group currently has support from Mindspring-Earthlink, Maui.net, Caligari and CE Software among others who have greatly contributed to the event. Mainstream involvement for this happening focusing on solutions from a childrens point of view is being sought. We are asking younger generations for their assistance to help us heal ourselves and our world, says Rosen, This year, in cooperation with Global Whale Trancemission, the Whales off Maui, Hawaii will sing their songs to our global network...and visa versa!
You can demonstrate your interest and indicate your level of participation from among the possibilities listed in KidCast Fundraisers Web site. The project has the support of many in-kind sponsors and seeks a primary financial sponsor to enable this grass roots effort to spread its wings, and continue to share the love of our planets children far and wide.
Peter H. Rosen
140 Uwapo Rd.,#49-204
Kihei HI 96753
Michael G.F. Moegling
United Republic of LovelyWorld
"Lovely World" email@example.com>