-soft enamel pin
-approximately 1.15" tall
Chicago artists collaborate on unique project to inspire peace in the city they love
With over 656 murders this year in Chicago, the city has sadly become one of the most violent places in the country. Finding a way to end this overwhelming loss of life has perplexed both city government and community members. In an attempt to provide a creative solution, a group of Chicago artists have created a wearable pin that they hope will become a symbol for change.
CHICAGO,Illinois - November 17, 2016 - Jamielyn Costes Odiamar, Bryan Odiamar (aka Peabe) and Jon Stuyvesant are childhood friends and creatives that grew up in Chicago. They no longer live in the city, but in light of the overwhelming amount of violence that has overtaken their hometown they felt compelled to offer up a creative response. The team created a small designer lapel pin they are calling the #chicagopeacepin, which they will sell and in turn donate all the profits to anti-violence organizations in the city.
We wanted to create a visual symbol people could wear, as a catalyst for conversation and one way to support those actively working to make change in the city we grew up in and love.
A limited first run of the #chicagopeacepin is currently available here and in select stores in the Chicagoland area...
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