What is the purpose of the butterfly project?
OUR MISSION The Butterfly Project is a call to action through education, the arts and memorial making. It uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate about the dangers of hatred and bigotry and cultivates empathy and social responsibility.
Who created the butterfly project?
educator Jan Landau
The Butterfly Project (Zikaron V’Tikvah ~ Hebrew for Remembrance and Hope) was co-founded in 2006 by educator Jan Landau and artist Cheryl Rattner Price.
What does it mean when someone has a butterfly on their wrist?
Some people wear an orange awareness ribbon, write “LOVE” on their arms, draw a butterfly on their wrists in awareness of “the Butterfly Project” wristband or beaded bracelet to encourage awareness of self-harm.
What do butterflies symbolize in mental health?
The butterfly represents mental health care at its best. But at The Royal, the butterfly also represents possibility – that new beginnings are real, that re-birth can happen, and that, like butterflies taking flight after emerging from their cocoons, patients can recover and reach new heights in their lives.
What do butterflies symbolize in the Holocaust?
They symbolize all the good things in life but also remind us that life is fragile and delicate. The butterfly also serves as a symbol of hope.
Why is the butterfly effect called that?
The term “butterfly effect” was coined by meteorologist Edward Lorenz, who discovered in the 1960’s that tiny, butterfly—scale changes to the starting point of his computer weather models resulted in anything from sunny skies to violent storms—with no way to predict in advance what the outcome might be.
What is the meaning of the Butterfly Project?
The butterfly project aims to make them aware of their loved ones around them thereby resisting their self injuring tendencies. Butterflies are symbolic representations of life. You draw beautiful butterflies on your hand to signify courage, will power, positive attitude and a love for life.
How does the Butterfly Project help self harmers?
The butterfly project has been created for self-harmers who feel they are ready to stop and need the motivation or support to do so. The idea is simple. You simply draw a butterfly on the place (s) of self-harm and if the butterfly fades without self-harming, it means that the butterfly lived and has flown away, giving you a sense of achievement.
Who are the survivors of the Butterfly Project?
Ela Weissberger, Holocaust Survivor. “The Butterfly Project continues the work of Friedl Dicker Brandeis and the children of Terezin. The power of art to bring hope and to bring beauty to life where there is no beauty, where there are no butterflies.
Where can I donate to the Butterfly Project?
The Butterfly Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and can be made here or through The Jewish Community Foundation.