Have you seen the documentary A Great Day in Harlem about an amazing 1958 group photo of jazz legends? What a photograph. What a story. Let’s jump into that tradition and keep it going.
What if during SXSW Interactive we Austin people and web leaders and students from around the world came together to reach out to our brave neighbors in the Middle East who are currently fighting for their freedom and their families; sharing their stories and struggles; expressing themselves; living alive?
Look again at those jazz legends standing together in 1958. What if we could now bring together all kinds of folks to say hello and show support to their neighbors around the world whose present struggle continues to evolve hour by hour? Politics aside, let’s stand up for their right to be heard. Voices matter. The web helps.
On Sunday, March 13, let’s meet at 3:30 p.m. at the French Legation Museum in Austin for our own group photo. [Click here for details.] How many people can we gather? Let’s find out.
If outside Austin, feel free to organize your own group photo in your own town. Share the love. Post your photos and well wishes online with the tag #SXME.
Let’s show our neighbors that we care.