Day of Unity: #DearMontclairState
That is the question posed by Dear World, an interactive, award-winning portrait project that unites people through pictures in their distinct message-on-skin style. Their work has been published in over 30 countries and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, ESPN and in the New York Times, Washington Post and Oprah.com.
With over 40,000 portraits of individuals from across the globe, the Dear World collection reveals the stories that make us human – stories of love, loss and hope. In celebration of our annual Day of Unity, Dear World will be live from Montclair State University with a community photo shoot on Thursday, February 4, from 10:00am-4:00pm in the Student Center Rathskeller, culminating with a keynote and photo release at 8:00pm in Memorial Auditorium. At the Keynote & Storytelling Event, the Dear World team shares portraits and stories that will make you smile, cry, and laugh out loud, and students are selected to share the stories behind their powerful portraits.
Dear World celebrates the diversity, the energy, the enthusiasm of the students, faculty, and staff. We realize that, through our stories, there is actually much more that brings us together than keeps us apart.
"We all have stories and they deserve to be heard." What's yours