World Perspective Day 2018

For the second consecutive year, we’re excited to partner with our friends at 100cameras in celebrating “World Perspective Day” on March 30th, 2018.

100cameras is a New York-based non-profit that aims to show children around the world that their stories matter, no matter where they come from, who they are, or what their everyday lives look like, and to facilitate an exploration of their local environments within a larger global context. 100cameras seeks to empower youth by giving them the tools to see their own inherent value in their unique identities. The organisation encourages participants to share their world through photography, and sells those photos, using the proceeds to provide further education, healthcare, and basic life necessities within the communities that these children call home.

This incredible initiative is centered around a central tenet: perspective. By framing their identity in a local context with the knowledge that they are active participants in a global narrative, 100cameras is nurturing the growth of empathy and compassion for others around the world and fostering a sense of purposeful community in tomorrow’s generation. Last year they took their movement one step further and launched World Perspective Day. Initially an effort to join together and carve out some meaningful space on the internet to encourage people far and wide to engage in the core values of 100cameras, #WorldPerspectiveDay is now an annual event taking place on March 30th. At its core, the event seeks to capture a moment in time across the globe and provide a platform for participants to share their story and engage with others. Official and impromptu meet-ups take place a week beforehand, giving space to record experiences and forge new friendships, and the photos and memories created on that day are shared across social media six days later using the hashtag #WorldPerspectiveDay.

Images selected from #WorldPerspectiveDay 2017 submissions

Here’s a few ways you can get involved this year:

  1. Post an image that represents your perspective and how you see the world.
    1. Use the hashtag #WorldPerspectiveDay on March 30th and post your image(s) to your social media platform of choice (ie. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, VSCO, etc.)
    2. Write a caption that describes why that narrative means something of personal relevance and expression in your life.
  2. Take some time after World Perspective Day (March 30, 2018) to scroll through the #WorldPerspectiveDay hashtag to explore posts from across the world.
    1. We ask everyone to be open to allowing the content shared to become a tool to help educate, listen, respect, and celebrate all the individual threads that compose the collective narrative.
  3. Join a meetup or host a meetup.
    1. A number of meet-ups will take place across international cities the week before World Perspective Day on March 24, 2018. Join one or host your own, and connect with others to engage about the purpose of the day while knowing others across the world are gathering alongside to do the same. To see if there’s an official meetup near you head over to: http://www.worldperspectiveday.com/meetups

We’re excited to spread the word about this initiative with our Socality community and we encourage all of you to join the conversation on Friday, March 30th. To learn more about the origins and inspiration behind World Perspective Day, visit https://www.100cameras.org/blog/2017/3/23/the-inspiration-behind-world-perspective-day and be sure to use the #WorldPerspectiveDay hashtag on March 30, 2018!