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The Color Orange project
This appeal of support for The Color Orange Project was first sent out in January 2008, to about 25,000 people all over the world. If you have not received it, then sign up for the newsletter, and then you will receive e-mails about the project in the future. Support the project by sending the following request to your own mailing list.
For the press, the mailing list and other interested people:
Help us making a global manifestation about the human rights in China, and support our appeal. If this is going to succeed it will take many people using their own mailing list and networks to forward this letter, only in that way can we create a wave in the global communication and bring TheColorOrange.net project out to all corners of the world.
Translations of the appeal on: www.TheColorOrange.net/uk/page21
Support the idea on: www.TheColorOrange.net/uk/page35
Happy new year
Jens Galschiot, Danish sculptor
Take part in checkmating the Chinese regime and
making a global manifestation for human rights
We hereby encourage you to join the initiative TheColorOrange.net with the aim of showing
The idea is both sophisticated and simple. By using something with the color orange during the Olympics - both inside and outside of
No political or religious movement can claim to have a monopoly of the initiative. By participating in the project you show that you support the fight for human rights in
The Chinese Government wants to present the Olympics as perfect and streamlined to billions of television viewers around the globe with the aim of promoting
The Olympic Charter stipulates as fundamental Olympic principles: "the respect for universal fundamental ethical principles" and the promotion of "a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity". Nobody can fairly claim that the Chinese regime is living up to these standards. On the contrary, the usage of the orange color will be an ethical and non-political statement that is indeed in deep harmony with the fundamental principles of the Olympic movement.
The initiative can only succeed if a lot of people are aware of the significance of the Color Orange. This would normally require a publicity budget of million of dollars. This, however, we don't have. But in stead we (might) have you :-) If you, and millions of others, help pass on this idea together we can create a butterfly effect blowing an orange wind over
- Pass on this e-mail to everybody on your mailing list. Go to the website www.TheColorOrange.net and sign up to the mailing list in order for you to get continuous updates about the initiative. Report to the website with those activities or ideas in which you have used the Color Orange so that we can spread out the happy message as an inspiration to others.
- Make creative use of the Color Orange in relation to Olympic events. If you practice any kind of sport or are a member of an association that supports human rights you can encourage them to use orange in their material and to publicly support the campaign.
- The Dutch national Olympic team is because of their orange colors natural born members of the initiative. What about your country's Olympic heroes? Are the only heroes when it comes to sport? Imagine if the first gold winner in
The Danish sculptor Jens Galschiot is the initiator of the manifestation 'the Color Orange'. The artist is independent of political and religious interests and has often made global art events in favor of humanism, among others in collaboration with the democratic movement in
We hope that many individuals and organizations will support this initiative and use the Color Orange.
Jens Galschiot, sculptor, Banevaenget 22, DK-5270 Odense N
Tel.: +45 6618 4058, Fax: +45 6618 4158