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Animated artists asked to link with Penticton spoken word artist

Penticton spoken word artist Shane Koyczan is calling on animated artists to help him stand up to bullying with a special project featuring his poem To This Day. - Kristi Patton/Western News
Penticton spoken word artist Shane Koyczan is calling on animated artists to help him stand up to bullying with a special project featuring his poem To This Day.
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Penticton spoken word artist Shane Koyczan is calling on animation artists to help him with a project to stand up against bullying.

"My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life, but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways," said Koyczan.

Animators must submit their email address before Jan. 10 at www.ToThisDayProject.com and a 20 second audio excerpt of the poem Koyczan wrote which carries the same title will be sent out. Koyczan said he wrote To This Day to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual. He wants schools and families to have a starting point to confront the problem of bullying — a message that will have a far-reaching and long-lasting effect in confronting bullying.

The next step in the project involves the animators showing what they have in mind for the 20 second clip sent to them in the form of a mood-board written description or image by Jan. 20. The final deadline is on Feb. 10 when the animation must be complete and submitted by email to ToThisDayProject@gmail.com.

To listen to the poem, visit ToThisDayProject.com.

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