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We are so excited to collab with PicsArt and the amazingly talented Artist, Loan Chabanol, on a fun photo challenge. Loan has helped design stickers for APJ that will be made available to PicsArt’s community of over 100 million monthly users in an editing challenge. The top 3 edits from the challenge will be featured on our social media. The users will share edits to Instagram mentioning @PicsArt and @artistsforpeace and use the hashtags #HaitiIsLove #picsart #haiti and #APJ. The challenge is hosted in the PicsArt mobile app accessible to all PicsArt users.

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Loan’s work is mainly focused on creating figurative art pieces. Using different mediums and inspired by the world of animation she has depicted subjects such as self-empowerment and love which are both big editing themes on PicsArt.

The goal is to bring awareness to the younger generations and highlight the beauty of Haiti and the love that transcends it. Haitian musician Paul Beaubrun also supports the #HaitiIsLove movement by sharing the remixed images: “I want people to know that Haiti is truly a beautiful country full of resilient, kind and loving people. We are rich, our richness comes from our culture, expression and history.”

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Looking forward to seeing all of your amazing edits. Happy remixing!!

Today Artists for Peace and Justice announces Susan Sarandon and Ben Stiller as our new Board Co-Chairs.

In a joint statement, Sarandon and Stiller say:

“The work of Artists for Peace and Justice, so essential to the present and futures of thousands of children in Haiti, has been a part of our lives for years.  As supporters of APJ’s mission to foster economic growth and empower local communities, we are honored to be joint Co-Chair’s of the Board of Directors for APJ to help steward the mission of the organization into the future.”

What APJ has done, and continues to do, is not only for 4,000 students in Haiti, whose poverty had unjustly blocked them from access to higher education, but also for scholarships for young women in Peru, Pakistan and Uganda. Because of the work of APJ, these students now have access to equal opportunities for study, giving them dignity and hope for tomorrow.

On January 4th we accepted founder of Artists for Peace and Justice Paul Haggis’ resignation of Chair of the Board. We thank him for his vision and years of dedication to the cause.

May we all continue to work peacefully for a more just future for all.

December 7, 2017

Thank you London!

Thank you London!

It was a successful evening at the 2nd annual Bovet 1822 presents Brilliant is Beautiful Gala benefitting Artists for Peace and Justice. This is thanks to the generosity of everyone who attended and continues to support APJ. All the money raised directly benefits the “Brilliant is Beautiful” scholarship fund for underprivileged women and girls worldwide.

Check out photos from the event here.

This year’s Brilliant is Beautiful Award recipient was Petra Nemcova, a beacon of love and light for humanity. The Brilliant is Beautiful Award recognizes extraordinary longstanding commitment toward activism on behalf of the poorest communities on the planet with a particular focus on promoting women’s education, human rights, and leadership.

Throughout the night we were dazzled by the performances by Parson James and Jasmin El-Akabi. Chef to Her Majesty the Queen of England prepared a delicious 3-course dinner and Lord Dalmeny, Chairman of Sotheby’s UK, graced the stage as our auctioneer. Thank you to everyone who made this night so wonderful!

Major thanks to our influential team of co-hosts, including Pascal Raffy, Kim Cattrall, Elizabeth Hurley, Johan Ernst Nilson. Our co-chairs, Caroline Stanbury, Mike & Sukey Novogratz, have been working tirelessly in support of the cause and the event alongside the event committee: Esmeralda Brajovic, Mark & Jane Evans, Camilla Olsson, Lisa Tchenguiz, and Shadi Ritchie. This would not have been possible without their dedication.

The utmost gratitude to our incredible strategic partner and benefactor, Bovet 1822, for your continuous support. Thank you to our other presenting sponsors: Brioni, Vhernier, Armand de BrignacClub des Chefs. Hosting this event at Claridge’s was a dream. And last but certainly not least, we are incredibly grateful to our friends at GSP-UK who produced this stunning event. Thank you for making the dream a reality.

Thank you again, London. Join us next year!