When poet and the national endowment for the Arts Chairman Dana Gioia gave the 2007 Commencement Address at Stanford University, he used the occasion to deliver an impassioned argument for the value of the arts and arts education. We aim to empower the youth to be able to use the arts as a vessel to communicate using music and visual creativity to tackle environmental issues.
Art is an irreplaceable way of understanding and expressing the world,” said Gioia. “There are some truths about life that can be expressed only as stories, or songs, or images. Art delights, instructs, consoles. It educates our emotions.
The Rhinoceros and many other species like the pangolin, dung beetle, tiger are all a unique species that has been cruelly poached over many years. Poachers kill these animals in order to acquire its horn, tusk, scales, skin, bones which are then sold at high prices to a misguided few especially in Asia. The myths about the medicinal components of the horn and various animal parts have led to the cruel deaths of countless Rhinoceros and other species. Some of the species have been permanently eradicated. The extinction of these majestic creatures is a heartbreaking reflection of the needless and inhumane behaviors that are prevalent in our society.
It is our aim to help educate and raise awareness about this issue before it is too late.
We envision an awareness campaign through music and the visual arts where participants become active role models who can creatively come up with solutions to help stop the plight of these animals.
Help us unite the fight and be a global voice for these animals.