LITTLE STONE PROJECT

November 2-5 Bend, Oregon    

The Little Stone Project provides four days of art, inspiration and education where we discover how to be little stones in the mosaic of larger social movements. See an award-winning documentary at the Tower Theatre, learn from an EMMY-award winning director, create art, discover purpose-driven brands and artisans that use their art for good. Be a little stone by discovering your own power to create change in the world by starting even in the smallest ways.

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Proceeds from Little Stone Project film screening go to Saving Grace: Imagine Life Without Violence in Bend, Oregon.

4 days

See the film "Little Stones", learn from visiting scholar/director Sophia Kruz, see aptART gallery show, participate in hands-on workshops, visit marketplace of purpose-driven companies and artisans that give back to the community. Grow.

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Inspiration and opportunity to become a little stone with your own unique skills and talents.

What can you do?

The film "Little Stones" profiles four artists that use art to create change in their communities. Participate in the Little Stone Project to learn how you can activate your mind, skills and talents to affect larger change in the world. See EVENTS for a listing of weekend offerings: film, lectures, workshops, marketplace. (artist: Rose Jaffe)

“I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone.”

— alice paul, 1885-1977 suffragist

 
EMMY-award winning director Sophia Kruz will be in attendance at the "Little Stones" screening (Thurs. 11/2) and will speak on "Changing Culture with Culture"  (Fri. 11/3) Lecture presented by COCC Foundation's Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholars Program.

EMMY-award winning director Sophia Kruz will be in attendance at the "Little Stones" screening (Thurs. 11/2) and will speak on "Changing Culture with Culture"  (Fri. 11/3) Lecture presented by COCC Foundation's Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholars Program.

SEE THE FILM:

"Little Stones" screening

Central to the Project is a screening of the feature documentary  "Little Stones", winner of "Best Documentary" March 2017 at its Vail Film Festival premiere. The film profiles four women: a graffiti artist speaking out against domestic violence in the favelas of Brazil, a dancer rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in India, a rapper in Senegal using her music to spark dialogue around the taboo subject of genital mutilation, and a fashion designer in Nairobi who trains and employs impoverished Kenyan women to produce a high fashion clothing. "Little Stones" weaves together the personal narratives of these individuals who are using art to create positive change in their communities while focusing the lens on larger social issues.

Sohini Chakraborty is one of four women profiled in the movie "Little Stones". Chakraborty teaches victims of sex trafficking to reclaim their bodies after trauma. For two decades she has helped more than 7000 survivors and trained others to become dance movement therapists. PHOTO: Courtesy of "Little Stones."

Sohini Chakraborty is one of four women profiled in the movie "Little Stones". Chakraborty teaches victims of sex trafficking to reclaim their bodies after trauma. For two decades she has helped more than 7000 survivors and trained others to become dance movement therapists. PHOTO: Courtesy of "Little Stones."


Project Goal:

If you sing, SING. If you dance, DANCE. Run a race. Start a business that enhances our community. Whatever your passion or talent, the Little Stone Project hopes to show how that skill can be used to affect larger change in the world. Our actions, no matter how small or personal, begin a ripple effect. The project emphasizes resilience and hope. 

Get Involved

Volunteer, attend, donate. Be a little stone! Click "Get Involved" to get started.