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Peace Cranes to Japan

Mr. Dustin and Ms. Flow put the last peace cranes into the box to send to Japan!

Theatre Action Project’s First Night 2008 project was all about Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Over 3,000 young people were apart of our project that focused on how we can each play a role in making Austin a peaceful community.

Elementary student concentrating on making a perfect peace crane for the First Night 2008 project.

Our goal was to have 1,000 child and community made paper peace cranes to send to Japan’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and this week we sent our last bit of cranes to Japan with the help of volunteers from Convio, who helped string cranes together.

We’re excited to send off the last of the cranes and make our contribution to the museum. We’re also so grateful to Convio for helping us to accomplish this!

Giant peace crane construction for First Night 2008 parade, this one isn’t going to Japan!

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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