SARASOTA'S ISLAND PARK
MARCH 29 – MAY 31, 2015
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BRADENTON RIVERWALK
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Be a Part of the 2015 Embracing Our Differences Exhibit


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Embracing Our Differences believes that diversity is one of the world’s greatest assets. To realize the promise of diversity, we must ensure that everyone is respected, included and valued for their individuality. Our goal is to create a community where diversity and inclusion are honored while teaching the importance of being an “up-stander,” not a “by- stander.”

The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried international art exhibit featuring 39 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists, writers and students reflecting their interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity."

 

2014 Exhibits

Each year the Embracing Our Differences international art exhibit gets bigger and better. Our 11th annual exhibit in 2014 was no exception as we hosted 293,000 visitors bringing attendance, since 2004, to more than 1,900,000.

The 2014 exhibit received 6,079 submissions representing 52 countries and 44 states and 120 schools from such distant lands as Brazil, Iran, Israel, Japan, and South Korea.

 

Education Initiatives

Our education initiatives represent the most important aspect of our efforts - reaching and impacting the lives of children. Since 2004, more than 170,000 students have participated in our education initiatives including 30,304 in 2014 alone. Compliments of our generous supporters, most of these students received free field trips to this exhibit – a lynchpin of our education efforts.

In addition, a variety of resources are provided to teachers which include workshops presented by nationally recognized educators and age appropriate lesson plans prepared under the supervision of Sarasota County School District curriculum development specialists.

As a result of these initiatives, students participate year round in a variety of activities based upon a well-planned curriculum of art appreciation, character building and diversity education. Embracing Our Differences continues to be one of the largest education programs in Southwest Florida.

We look forward to the 2015 exhibits and providing an opportunity for our community to deepen its awareness that embracing our differences, respecting the beliefs of others and standing up against hatred and prejudice will lead to a better world. Embracing our diversity and moving beyond tolerance to genuine acceptance and respect is not only a way of thinking and feeling – but most importantly, of acting. Together, we can create a vibrant community where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.



   
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