What’s happening with the Ribbons of Hope

Adapted from an email sent by Prepare New York:

More than 20,000 people participated in Ribbons of Hope, commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The ribbons they created currently adorn 12 nine-foot panels. These tapestries, where ribbons of different colors, textures, shapes and sizes can be found side-by-side, symbolize the strength and vibrancy of our diversity and serve as an important witness to peace and reconciliation. The plan is to continue to display them across the city throughout the full tenth anniversary year. They will travel each month from one prominent location to another. Ribbons will be added as they go, making this an expanding, interactive expression of community art.

Moving, maintaining and organizing this project takes money, and so we are asking friends of Prepare New York to make a tax deductible gift of $25. Your gift will help keep this powerful symbol of hope and healing alive for a full year.  Your name will be added as a “friend” of Ribbons of Hope.

Did you add a ribbon to the Ribbons of Hope panels and want to know where your ribbon is now? Use Ribbons Map to track all the panels as they move from place to place. Find out where your ribbon has been and where it’s going next.

 See photos from the Ribbons of Hope weekend. Read Robert Chase’s recent blog: Reflections on Ribbons and 9/11.

The Ribbons of Hope panels will be at the chapel in the Church Center for the United Nations next week. Watch for pictures.

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