Since 1987 members of the Arab American community — led by Robert Andrews of California — have been petitioning the United States Postal Service to create a commemorative stamp of Kahlil Gibran, the talented Lebanese poet who resided and worked in the United States for most of his life.
Unfortunately, this long effort has been in vain as the subject is still “under consideration” by the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAG). This project has now been entrusted to ADC and is being advanced through the Kahlil Gibran Appreciation Initiative.
For over 25 years Robert Andrews has worked to show Gibran's contributions to art, poetry, and philosophy recognized. With his contributions recognized worldwide, it is only right that they be formally recognized in America, too.
The stamp committee selects its awardees three years in advance. Thus, we need to make a strong campaign in 2012 if we hope to have a stamp by 2015!
We will only get this stamp if enough of us join together and show support.
Let's make Robert Andrews’ dream come true.
If 150,000 sign the petition, we will have a great chance to make history.
Sign now and pass this message along.
Gibran once said, “I believe in you, and I believe in your destiny. . . I believe that you have inherited from your fathers an ancient dream, a song, a prophecy, which you can proudly lay as a gift of gratitude upon the lap of America.”
I believe we can do this, let’s join together and show the gifts we inherited from Gibran and commemorate his contributions!
Thanks for your support,
Kahlil Gibran Legal Fellow
P.S. You can help further this campaign with a donation to the ADC Research Institute (ADC-RI) of $5 or more.
Have you ever visited the Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden in DC?
Dedicated in 1991, the memorial was a project of the Kahlil Gibran Centennial Foundation, established in 1983 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Gibran's birth in Bcharre, Lebanon.