The OneHeart Call project is an ongoing two year community art project. It began working with students from The Community School (TCS) in Spokane. An immigrant and naturalized citizen herself, the rising hate and fear towards “the other” exposing deep seated racism and systemic injustices became a deep concern and the inspirational thread for the OneHeart vision. Silence is not an option. The OneHeart Call celebrates being different while sharing universal values of hope, dissent, love and respect. It reminds us that in spite of our beautiful differences may it be language, culture, religion or ethnicity, we all have one thing in common, our heart. By embracing our diversity and listening to each other’s life stories, we will realize that we are not that different from one another. Our individual and complex life experiences are colorful resilient threads woven into the tapestry of a shared human experience.
This project is an invitation to people everywhere to share their voices in artistic expressions responding to how we experience the word heart with its physical, emotional and metaphoric bright and dark side in ourselves as we reach out to one another. The hope is to share our diverse community heart stories as the exhibit continues to travel in response to our national and global challenges.