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Partners for Rogers Park, a coalition of concerned community members and organizational partners working together to build a healthy, just Rogers Park community, is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Ten Thousand Ripples project here in our neighborhood. Ten Thousand Ripples is a multi-platform public arts project that will install 100 images of the "emerging Buddha" around the city of Chicago as a way of promoting reflection, dialogue, and action on themes that include nonviolence, creativity, and the role of art in transforming public space and promoting positive social change. The images will be resident in ten Chicago neighborhoods from September 2012 - June 2013. Rogers Park is one of the ten neighborhoods that has been chosen to participate in this project!
In Rogers Park, the locations of our ten images will be determined by a public proposal process. Residents, organizations, and faith-based communities are encouraged to propose sites (private or public) that they feel will be especially meaningful to our community. In addition, community members are encouraged to sponsor events and/or create additional images (including those reflecting our neighborhood's diverse spiritual traditions) to encourage public dialogue and reflection on the project's themes.