Students at Academia Cotopaxi International School in Quito, Ecuador transformed their personal experiences into visual autobiographies. The pages of Dan’s Journals served as inspiration for the students’ work. The high school artists featured here, Juliana Passos and Sofia Sandoval, were both enthralled by the life and work of Dan, particularly his unrelenting need to put […]
Dan Eldon was always immersed deep within his thick black journals. Whether he was doodling, pasting or writing, Dan processed and pondered life within the pages of his 17 journals that were found after he was killed. Each one gives us a glimpse of his passions and adventures. “It is foolish and hazardous not to […]
“Gauguin in Africa” While Dan Eldon was attending Pasadena Community College in Southern California, he and his roommate Eiji Shimizu birthed the idea to raise money for a relief project for Mozambique’s civil war refugees. After making a pact to do something about it, Dan and Eiji recruited friends to form the Student Transport Aid, […]
SIMA2014 – CALL for ENTRIES! Now in its second year, the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) is a global documentary and educational impact media competition + showcase honoring members of the independent film and global humanitarian industries. Dedicated to advancing global awareness, social justice, human rights, and humanitarian development, SIMA champions the works of independent […]
There are 8,000 miles that separate the state of Michigan and the East African country, Tanzania, but two high school teachers didn’t let the distance keep them from connecting their classrooms. Debbi Bovio, a Rochester Community Schools art teacher, met Nora Graham, a teacher at the International School of Tanganyika through Bovio’s Student Artist Trading Cards website. They decided […]
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This year, we have decided to celebrate your birthday by granting a very special wish. On Thu, Sep 12, 2013, six days ago, Nora Graham wrote: Hello from The International School of Tanganyika in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania! My name is Nora Graham and I am a secondary school art teacher here at IST. I […]
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“In a dystopian fantasy world, all food production is controlled by fictional industrial giant Crow Foods. Scarecrows have been displaced from their traditional role of protecting food, and are now servants to the crows and their evil plans to dominate the food system. Dreaming of something better, a lone scarecrow sets out to provide an […]
Dan’s Journal #7 carries the message, March for Freedom – Release Mandela. Nelson Mandela gave up the adult years of his life and sacrificed so much more for the cause of ending apartheid and bringing equal rights to his fellow South Africans. On Thursday, July 18th, Nelson Mandela will turn 95. Please join the MY […]