The 3rd Annual “L.O.V.E is the Answer Day” is coming September 17, 2021 – and it’s Going Global!
Groups of peace officers and other community members will be painting murals in all 50 States, in several U.S. Territories, and on every continent on the same day! There will also be food, entertainment, wellness sessions, and other activities at each location. The day will end with a Global Zoom where representatives of each local event will show off their mural and talk about what L.O.V.E. Is The Answer means to their community. It’s going to be a fun, meaningful, inspiring, and empowering celebration of life and the power of love.
This global day of spreading L.O.V.E. (Learning about others, Opening our hearts to them, Volunteering to be part of the solution in their life, and Empowering others to do the same) began in 2019 as the “National Day of Reconciliation” with simultaneous screenings of the film, WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer, in a dozen U.S. cities. Last year’s virtual event included community leaders participating in a powerful virtual discussion from cities throughout the U.S. With a new name, and a global focus, this year’s 3rd Annual L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Day 9/17/21 includes local activities such as L.O.V.E. Garden harvest parties and mural painting, topped off by an inspirational global virtual gathering on Zoom and social media from 2 pm to 6 pm pacific time, 5 pm to 9 pm eastern time.
This year’s event will be our first-ever global event. The goal for this year is to have L.O.V.E. Is The Answer murals painted in all 50 states in the U.S., in several U.S. Territories, and at least one on every continent on the same day! Participants will also be asked to submit videos and photos from their local events for consideration for prizes for their community and possible inclusion in the MUSIC VIDEO we will release featuring the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer theme song, titled “Try Love Now.” The World premiere of the music video will take place on Valentine’s Day 2022!
Want to get involved in L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Day? We need leaders, sponsors, artists, and other volunteers of all ages. Email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are meeting every Friday at 10 am pacific, 1 pm eastern for an hour on Zoom to plan the events of that day. Don’t worry about missing a meeting. We are posting videos of all meetings on our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLold83xaeGQtyCB2DcqIwdB07eprlODPY
CAN AN ORGANIZATION HOST A L.O.V.E. IS THE ANSWER DAY EVENT?
YES! If your organization would like to host a virtual or in-person event, simply license our reconciliation film, “WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” and we will walk you through how to host virtual or properly social distanced and safe in-person screenings 9/17 or any day.
A LITTLE L.O.V.E. HISTORY
For the past nine years, we’ve been on a mission to teach people how to love themselves and others. Since our award-winning film, WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer, came out in 2017, we’ve been building a solid foundation of trust with police and community groups. The L.O.V.E. Is The Answer book came out in 2020 and that film/book combo became an instant classic combination to tools that are being used by a wide variety of organizations throughout the U.S. Simply put, L.O.V.E. works! We are seeing minds change and hearts transform all over the country. So far, more than 100,000 people have seen the film and tens of thousands of them have participated in our guided healing discussions in more than 40 states.
Here are a few links to past L.O.V.E. Is The Answer media and screening events:
- The film’s Director, A.J. Ali, on ABC News.
- A screening event with High School students and peace officers by the Bucks County, PA District Attorney.
- L.O.V.E. Is The Answer media page for many more stories.
The L.O.V.E. Is The Answer mission is to teach people how to love themselves and others throughout the world. L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Day includes reconciliation between police and the communities they serve, but that’s just the “tip of the spear.” The L.O.V.E. Is The Answer principles are universal and can be used to improve a wide variety of social ills worldwide.
Each mural must contain these three elements:
If you have any questions about L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Day that aren’t answered above, please email us at email@example.com or call 323-577-5976. Wherever you are in the world, we invite you to participate with us that day and throughout the year. Let’s do the work together.