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HISTORIC HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT COMES TO LAS VEGAS

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HISTORIC HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT COMES TO LAS VEGAS
The ‘I AM EQUAL’ photo project shines light on human rights issues in the desert oasis.

24 JAN. 2011 – Las Vegas, NVSin City will play host to the historic I AM EQUAL project, an human rights and equality focused photo campaign, as it stops in Las Vegas on 19-FEB-2011 at The New York – New York Hotel & Casino to collect hundreds of new photos of people stepping up for causes of civil rights and human compassion in our community and around the world.

“This project is here to empower individuals from all walks of life to get actively involved in a social dialog about the issues that mean the most to them,” explains project creator Jason Beckett. “People participate in this photo campaign because they have a story to tell and a message to send the world; our job is to give them a platform to stand on so they can open their mouths and start changing the world.”

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I AM EQUAL COMES TO SACRAMENTO

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HISTORIC PHOTO EVENT COMES TO SACRAMENTO
The ‘I AM EQUAL’ photo project shines light on human rights in state capitol

Sacramento, CA20 DEC. 2010 – The ambitious I AM EQUAL photo project will officially launch its 29 city, 2011 U.S. tour at The Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento on 6-JANUARY-2011 and open the doors to people of all walks of life who are stepping up for human rights & equality in our community and around the world.

“We’re excited to open this project in, what TIME Magazine has called, the most diverse city in the country,” explained project creator, Jason Beckett. “Mayor Johnson’s office has been instrumental in connecting us with all the different community leaders to ensure a successful event that truly represents the diversity of this city and we couldn’t be happier with the response.”

The I AM EQUAL photo project is open to the public from 11:00am through 9:00pm and more than 600 people are expected to participate in support of various causes related to human rights & equality. “We see people coming in support of children’s rights, or to end domestic violence,” explains project photographer, Matt Spencer. “There are some who are standing up for gay and lesbian issues, and others who are survivors of abuse or disease. Each person has a story and this project is here to empower people to stand up and tell their story.”

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2011 “I AM EQUAL” PHOTO TOUR CITIES ANNOUNCED

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For release: Tue. 23 November, 2010

ANNOUNCING:  I AM EQUAL 2011 PHOTO WORLD TOUR
Human Rights & Equality photo project to visit 29 US cities in 2011

Salt Lake City, UT,  23-NOV-2010 – Today, project creator Jason Beckett and photographer Matt Spencer announced the 29 U.S. city stops for the 2011 I AM EQUAL PHOTO WORLD TOUR as they set out to gather more than 100,000 individual photos from around the world as part of this human rights & equality campaign.

“We’re excited to reveal the 22 states and 29 cities we will be visiting in 2011 as we kick off the first in our 8-year global tour,” announced Beckett to a gathering of volunteers and I AM EQUAL participants at the Salt Lake City photo studio of Matt Spencer. “While we couldn’t get every city in the schedule for this year, we did our best to spread the tour around to as many cities as possible,” Beckett continued.

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