ALL PEOPLE'S DAY art diversity festival

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Basic Information

Address: Pompey Park (inside) 1101 NW 2nd St. Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone Number: 561-870-4697
Director: Valerie Ellis, volunteer coordinator

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ALL PEOPLE'S DAY art diversity festival
ALL PEOPLE'S DAY art diversity festival
ALL PEOPLE'S DAY art diversity festival
ALL PEOPLE'S DAY art diversity festival

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Additional Information

Causes Served: intercultural learning, diversity, harmonious communities
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: No
Population Served: South Florida
Ages for Volunteer: 16 years or older
Hours of Service: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Minimum Hours Required: two hours
Days of Service: March 21, 2019 (1 day)
Mission Statement:

The ALL PEOPLE'S DAY ® (APD) holiday celebration is a multicultural program that helps children, adults, and seniors see and embrace the beauty of their diversity. As its very name implies, All People's Day® is inclusive of all populations and addresses the multiple issues of differences and similarities among people. Since 1973, people of many walks of life have experienced this inspirational holiday through creative participation in its arts traditions.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Susan Berkowitz Schwartz created the All People's Day® holiday inspired by her own feelings of being different. While developing the traditions through the creative process, she came to appreciate the universal qualities at our core and the differences that help make us individuals. Creativity bridged the gap for Susan. She became a master's level, board-certified, creative arts therapist and licensed professional counselor helping others to use the arts to connect, discover, and heal. All People's Day® helped her to express her values, and it expanded from a personal annual event to embrace many individuals and organizations. She has presented the All People's Day® program in more than fifty towns with a variety of different cultural mixes. A chapter about Susan's work was published in the book Art Therapy & Social Action. Her goal is for the ideals of All People's Day® to spread through a national holiday.

Program History:

All People's Day has been celebrated for 40 plus years since it was originally founded in New Jersey by Susan Berkowitz Schwartz. Last year we celebrated our 10th anniversary in Delray Beach, Florida.


March 21, 2020
All People's Day arts diversity festival