FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GIVE ‘EM HOPE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2012
24 JAN 2012
NBI Associates, in association with the Give ‘em Hope Campaign, announce the GIVE ‘EM HOPE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2012.
Individuals and groups worldwide are invited, with the full support of NBI Associates, to hold Pro-Equality Music and Arts events in their local area throughout 2012.
These simultaneous celebrations of diversity should be aimed at a broad audience and may include a variety of art forms and musical styles.
The theme for 2012 is, “Tackling the “isms” Creatively” and participants are encouraged to offer music or artistic work which comments upon sexism, racism, disablism, ageism, homophobia and transphobia or any other area not listed here where people may experience prejudice, bullying or limiting labeling.
The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness of local and or national charitable organisations, to communicate a message of social equality and a commitment to community cohesion.
Director of NBI Associates and Give ‘em Hope Campaign Founder and Coordinator, David Equality Watters offers the following suggestions to those who may be interested in organising an event, “Your Give ‘em Hope Arts Festival can be large or small; anything from a single gig, art show or poetry reading to something bigger.
You can gather some friends in a single room or find a charitable venue who can lend you their space. Perhaps ask your school, college or workplace to stage an event. It’s all about supporting your choice of charities and promoting a sense of community cohesion. You may consider showing a selection of Give ‘em Hope videos or reading some of our stories…that’s an event in itself…..use our resources! There are no limits and no huge demands – this event is YOUR event. MAKE IT WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO BE!”
All events will be promoted vigorously by NBI Associates and their media partners.
Contact David E Watters (Coordinator of the Give ‘em Hope Campaign) at DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk to express an interest in organising an event in your area.
NBI Associates: www.nbiassociates.co.uk
Give ‘em Hope Campaign: http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html
TO THE EDITOR
Your support for the Give ‘em Hope International Arts Festival is vital and we hope that you can work in partnership with us to ensure the success of this unique initiative.
Please find below:
- a biography of David E Watters
- an overview of NBI Associates
- an outline of the Give ‘em Hope Campaign
DAVID E WATTERS – BIOGRAPHY
David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught drama and music within socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education.
He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates.
He is a writer on social inequality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting an inspirational online video campaign “Give ‘em Hope” and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and The Harvey Milk Foundation.
His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator and a writer.
NBI Associates are personal and cultural development specialists who devise and deliver tailor-made training and transformational team building programs.
Our programs are suitable for practically every type of organisation, however large or small.
We provide individuals and organizations with the tools to achieve meaningful and lasting change.
We pride ourselves on our innovative and creative approach to resolving conflict and negotiating change through the development of individual and team identity.
The NBI Programs are an engaging, enjoyable, interactive and effective means to personal, professional AND organizational GROWTH and TRANSFORMATION.
Participants explore the origin of BELIEFS, challenge their accuracy, redefine those which create limiting THOUGHTS and learn strategies to make CHOICES to say and do only those things which bring themselves and others closer to emotional, intellectual and spiritual fulfillment.
We are able to quickly assess and act upon the needs of each client, in line with current professional and educational practice, and deliver cost and time effective strategies and solutions which meet their specific measurable targets.
We are dedicated to providing a safe, trusting and nurturing relationship-based environment where participants are encouraged to develop personal authenticity, share knowledge, insight and vision and interdependently set team objectives towards the creation of common goals.
The beneficial impact of NBI is far reaching and profound in that, when individual self-concept is improved and collective habits, attitudes, beliefs and expectations are understood, organizational potential is enhanced on every level.
We specialise in Post-16 Education and can deliver workshops and speakers for staff or student training and development events.
Let us assist you in building a cohesive community.
OUTLINE OF THE GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN
Director of NBI Associates, motivational speaker and writer, David E. Watters, has recently launched a youtube video campaign to inspire, encourage and uplift those who may feel disenfranchised or who may lack self-belief.
THE “Give ‘em Hope” Video Campaign IS AN INITIATIVE TO INSPIRE ALL YOUTH AND ADULTS WHO MAY DOUBT THEIR VALIDITY because ALL people, regardless of cultural heritage, physical or psychological ability, age, sexuality or gender identity, may feel self-doubt at various stages in their lives.
Watters is seeking individuals, couples and groups to share their stories, in whichever way they choose, in a bid to provide support and encouragement to anyone who may question their place in the world.
These stories of living authentically, with dignity and unlimited by labels will become a powerful toolkit to help others understand how self-perception determines the path that they choose and that life need not be a self-fulfilling prophecy when they improve self-concept, drive out fear and embrace new challenges as opportunities to learn and to grow.
IF YOU LIVE UNLIMITED BY LABELS…THEN TELL US HOW IT’S DONE
Whether you are L.G. B or T…or ANY other letter of the alphabet, make and send your video to: DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk
MAKE A VIDEO AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
SHARE YOUR STORY AND HAVE IT SHOWN ON:
- THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE PAGE: NBIassociates
- NBI WORDPRESS: http://neverblendin.wordpress.com/
- THE NBI ASSOCIATES WEBSITE: www.nbiassociates.co.uk
- CAMPAIGN PAGE: http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html
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