I am one and half years late with this post, I apologize, thank you to Robin Mahal for reminding me of it.
In spring of 2010, The Vancouver Sun ran a contest asking students across BC to submit their anti-gang posters. The amount of students who took part in the contest was amazing.
Thank you to The Vancouver Sun for initiating this and a very special thank you to all the students who used their art to bring awareness to this socially conscious issue.
More initiatives like this need to be put in place, art has an uncanny power to make a positive difference, we do not need to realize this fact, we just need to remember that it was always true.