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February 17, 2018

APJ Festival Gala 2018


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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.


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.”


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.