A Night of Heroes: A Benefit for The MY HERO Project
Join us for a special performance of composer Kenji Williams' Bella Gaia, a transformative, synaesthetic multi-media experience that critics from the Village Voice to Scientific American have called “sublime,” “stunning,” “mystical,” and “breathtaking.” Bella Gaia will literally change your perspective, blending music, technology, and NASA satellite imagery to create a poetic vision of Earth from space. American astronaut John Grunsfeld said, “Bella Gaia transported me back into orbit, to feel the beauty and power of earth.”
As part of a night of making waves in global education, we will present The Sylvia Earle Ocean Award for this year’s winning short film. The award, established by the One World One Ocean Campaign, by MacGillivray Freeman Films, in honor of renowned oceanographer and conservationist Sylvia Earle, inspires filmmakers to shine a light on those working to protect the world’s delicate and life-giving oceans.
The evening will be hosted by Mohamed Sidibay, who will share his hero’s journey from former child soldier in Sierra Leone to international human rights activist. Mohamed, who has worked with UNICEF, UNESCO and Global Education Partners as an education advocate, will share his insights about working with The MY HERO Project in its mission to make a global impact in education.
A Night of Heroes: Making Waves in Global Education is a benefit for The MY HERO Project Media Arts Education Program. This special performance of Bella Gaia for World Oceans Day is made possible with support from a grant from mediaThe foundation Inc. and New Roads School. Through workshops and online lessons based around heroes--those making positive change in the world--students develop 21st century skills in storytelling and media literacy. The MY HERO Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization that relies on support from foundations, grants and individual donors. Your donations will provide free educational resources for teachers and life learners, digital storytelling tools, positive, character-based multi-media content, and most importantly--hope--to millions of students around the globe.