A white wave for Syria
babelmed - 13/04/2012
A White Wave for Syria is a Solidarity Action organised on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the Independence of Syria, under the patronage of the International Federation for Human Rights and the League for Human Rights.
Venue: Paris, Place du Trocadero, April 17th, 7 to 7.30 p.m.
Designed by Sarah Moon, this civic action is held in the framework of the Inside Out* project initiated by the French artist JR and supported by different celebrities such as Stéphane Hessel, Costa-Gavras, Lilian Thuram, Jane Birkin, Yannick Noah, Izia, Charles Berling, Chiara Mastrianni, Natalie Baye, Bertrand Blier, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Robert Delpire, Coline Serreau, Ousmane Sow, Bernard Lavilliers, Catherine Dolto, Olivier Py, Anouk Grinberg, Jacques Higelin, Arthur H, Michel Piccoli, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Philippe Claudel, Agnès Jaoui, Pierre Arditi, Pierre Joliot, Laurent Gaudé, Philipe Caubère and Catherine Deneuve....
The main objective is to encourage and promote an international protest entitled A WHITE WAVE FOR SYRIA through social networks and the media.
People are asked to take to the streets on April 17th between 7.00 and 7.30pm holding a piece of white fabric with the word STOP written on it in their hands. This date in France will be the starting point of a wave that will eventually expand into a gigantic “ola!” of protest, from one end of the globe to the other.
All the cities and villages of France are invited to propose meeting places and gather as many people as possible.
So as to insure the event’s visibility, an important meeting is programmed in Paris France, Place du Trocadero, the square of Freedom and Human Rights. At 7.00 pm., the white wave will take form with the Eiffel tower in the background, a human wave of around one hundred “sandwich men”, showing the white side of their cloth with the words “Syria” and “Stop”. The wave will undulate for a few minutes before the sandwich men turn, allowing us to discover photographs of celebrities** each of them holding a piece of white fabric in their hands with the word “Stop”.
In order to prolong the demonstration everyone is asked to photograph themselves and/or each other, and to upload their photographs on the website dedicated to the event: http://vagueblanchepourlasyrie.org
eople can also hang a white fabric at their window, or put their photograph on the website.
From the smallest to the biggest demonstration, in every public square and at every window, the thousands of white fabric will speak in the name of one humanity. The Syrian people will know they are not alone.
**Sarah Moon’s celebrity photographs are free of reproduction rights
Contact and coordination:
- Béatrice Soulé - 06 80 72 82 90 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Martine Grenier - 06 08 01 92 12 email@example.com
- FIDH : Arthur Manet - 06 72 28 42 94 firstname.lastname@example.org
Commitee “Une vague blanche pour la Syrie”
*Inside Out is a project of participative global art, permitting whoever wants to, to receive a giant poster of his or her own portrait, in order to paste it onto a wall outside and share a message. More than 100,000 people in over 102 countries have already participated.