Monday, December 14, 2015

Embracing Our Differences

Dear Friends, Families and Affiliates of Sister Cities Association of Sarasota,

Happy Holidays!

Sarasota Sister Cities Association is inviting all our friends from our 8 Sister Cities plus any of our friends, families and affiliates in Manasota (Manatee and Sarasota counties) to take part again in our annual International Contest of "Embracing Our Difference". This contest is open to everyone regardless of age or occupation. 

Please see details in this crucial ink to see the interactive website.

(The three pages shown below are part of the introduction only. Please click link to see its entirety.)


Our mission is to use the transformative power of the Arts to educate and inspire to create a better world.


We envision a world that embraces diversity, respects differences and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.

Embracing Our Differences is a not-for-profit organization that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale outdoor juried art exhibition and a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs and resources designed for teachers and students.

We believe that diversity is one of the world’s greatest assets. To realize the promise of diversity, we must ensure that everyone is respected, included and valued for his or her individuality. Our goal is to create a community where diversity and inclusion are honored while teaching the importance of being an “up-stander,” and not a “by-stander.”

Reminder: Deadline for submittal is Jan. 4th, 2016 The artist statements & quotations will need to be in English.  

Thank you in advance and thank you in advance for your participation for this contest. We look forward to receiving your submittal.

Very Best Regards

Irene Leung, MBA

Assistant City Director,
Xiamen China Subcommittee,
Sarasota Sister Cities Association

Gulfcoast Chinese American Association