In the blink of an eye the world will change. On September 23rd, hundreds of thousands will gather in cities and villages around the world to simultaneously share the magic of eye contact with each other in public spaces to rebuild our sense of connection.
The Liberators International, the social movement behind this act believe it is deeply important to involve people in participatory acts of human connection. They feel that with the rise of political and environmental uncertainty, a sense of separation and isolotation is causing fear and disruption. 'When we feel connected to each other, we feel more peaceful, more open to others lives. Sharing one minute of eye contact enables all of this to flow without the need for even speaking the same language'.
This event will take place on September 23rd, during the weekend of the International Day of Peace as declared by the United Nations. It will take place all around the world on publc squares, plazas and in parks. For a constantly updating list of cities click here.
Safe spaces are created where people who want to participate can share a minute of eye contact with a friend or a stranger in silence, and realize the power of human connection.
In Vancouver, this will take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 800 Robson Street from 11am to 2pm. Click here to sign up to participate.