Painting Hearts for International Human Rights Day with Parents for Occupy Wall Street

photos by Laura Baran and Matt Green

We loved being in Union Square for the Human Rights Day event with Parents for Occupy Wall Street on Saturday, December 10, 2011.  It's always fun being a part of an event where kids and parents make art together. Kids painted paper hearts to represent every person arrested nationwide since the beginning of Occupy. We are inspired by the OWS movement because it allows all voices to be heard and have value, including children. Expressing hopes and dreams through art making can soothe us from within and help us create the positive social change we want to see.