“There is nothing more inspiring and moving than art”
An excellent compo invite has been added in Sketch Club by a fantastic artist and monkey member – Moni AKA @moniljs – Even if you are not using Sketch Club as your medium, please feel free to post a drawing to Instagram as we are certain everyone, including Moni, would appreciate seeing your art with regards to raising awareness.
If you would like to tag #MSBAutismAwareness for your drawing then it might help us to see your drawing in one place for any Sketch Club or non-Sketch Club participants.
Here are the compo details as they appear in Sketch Club:
- Artwork must be original, not a piece already existing by another artist.
- No image loads, make it all yourself in Sketch Club!
- Multiple entries per artist are allowed
- Have fun!
[Please see SC for any further details relating to this compo]
World Autism Awareness Day is observed on 2 April every year since 2008. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution “62/139. World Autism Awareness Day”; adopted on 18 December 2007, it was proposed by Qatar, and supported by all member states. The resolution had four main components:
- the establishment of 2 April as WAAD
- participation of UN organizations, member states, NGOs and all private & public organizations in WAAD
- raise awareness of autism on all levels in society
- to ask the UN Secretary-General to deliver this message to member states and all other UN organs.
Autism Ontario celebrates World Autism Awareness Day by “Raising a Flag” for autism. Municipalities around Ontario raise a flag to raise awareness for autism in their region.
In 2014 WAAD coincided with Onesie Wednesday, a day created by the National Autistic Society to encourage people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to show their support for anyone on the autistic spectrum. By wearing a onesie or pyjamas, participants are saying….
“it’s all right to be different”