A collaborative project of two local nonprofits—From A Child’s Point of View and the Bellingham Youth Media Project—PROJECT WE BEAM was born of a desire to create space for children to engage adults in conversations about our shared planet.
What if, suddenly, the children understood what the animals were saying? And the animals understood the children?
PROJECT WE BEAM presents public art events illustrating conversations between children and adults about our shared planet.
On Friday March 5th, PROJECT WE BEAM will light up downtown Bellingham and local living rooms with an interactive art installation for all ages! The hybrid virtual and socially-distanced event is open to the public and will be viewable on the north wall of the Pickford Film Center from 6 PM to 8 PM during Downtown First Friday.
PROJECT WE BEAM will project the thoughts, feelings, and artwork of 5th grade students from Roosevelt Elementary School alongside moderated live community conversations about topics related to climate change.
The program will also be live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom for at-home audiences.
All ages are invited to respond to the program and join the real-time, audience conversation from the event or from home!
Here’s how to share your thoughts:
– Join the Facebook Live Stream and leave a comment!
– Text us at (360) 515-7618
– Register for the Zoom and type your message in the chat window!
Please remember: Moderator selections will be based on text messages and comments grounded in knowledge, science, resilience, invention, respect, and kindness.
All approved messages will be projected live as part of the program!
Msg & data rates may apply
PROJECT WE BEAM will light up the north wall of the Pickford Film Center at 1318 Bay Street (on the corner of Bay St & W Chestnut St).
Free parking is available in the nearby Commercial Street Parking Garage after 5PM.
Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing during the on-site event.
Watch the YouTube Live Stream by clicking the link above, starting at 6PM on Friday, March 5th!
You can also watch the live stream on Facebook.
Not on social media?
No problem! Click the button below to RSVP for our live Zoom meeting to watch the program and participate via the Zoom chat.
Project We Beam is produced by From A Child’s Point of View and Bellingham Youth Media Project 501(c)3 with thanks to the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, the Pickford Film Center, and Faithlife. Live streaming provided by Varvid. Projection provided by Audio Visual Specialists Lynnwood.
Special thanks to our teachers at Roosevelt Elementary School: Joy Nelson, Kelly Kuplen, Carter Daniels. And in appreciation and awe of the students!
PROJECT WE BEAM is made possible by a grant from Public Art Films, and a gift from The Cyan Day Fund of the Whatcom Community Foundation.