October 25, 2012
"A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world." – Kahlil Gibran
Millions of people all over the world recognize the good Kahlil Gibran has done – they know his true wealth. We're pretty sure you do too.
Gibran has been admired and recognized for his talent and works for decades. It’s time he gains formal recognition here in the United States – it's time to put Kahlil Gibran's face on a stamp!
ADC is compiling a brief, circulating a petition, and collecting support letters for our campaign to secure a Kahlil Gibran postage stamp.
On January 6, 2013 – the 130th anniversary of Gibran's birth – we are submitting a request that the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) recognize this iconic figure.
We can continue to push these efforts, but if our community doesn't show strong support, there is no incentive for CSAC to approve our request.
Our goal: 10,000 petition signatures and 100 support letters (2 from each US state) by January 3, 2012! We are 26% of the way there with signatures, but less than 10% of the way there with support letters!
We've made it easy for you to be part of this initiative!
It only takes a couple seconds to sign our petition.
Also, we have provided support letters on our website so that signers can easily draft their own letters or simply fill in their name and address to the existing letters, already addressed to CSAC.
We only have 3 months left. Eight states have stepped up to the plate! Be the one to represent YOUR state! See which states have taken the lead and get instructions on how to send your letter.
With just a little help from you, we can successfully pull off this campaign!
Please take a moment now to sign our petition if you haven't yet and to send a letter-- make sure everyone you know is aware of this effort to honor the legacy of Kahlil Gibran.
ADC appreciates your participation. Help us prove Gibran’s wealth to the US by showing CSAC the good Gibran and his works have done for the world!
Questions? Email me
Kahlil Gibran Legal Fellow
Rest Upon the Wind, a play inspired by the life and times of Gibran Khalil Gibran author of the Prophet. This generous, funny and moving new script by acclaimed actor and playwright Nadim Sawalha celebrates the Arab sense of humor and family warmth through the relationship of Gibran and his sister Myranna as they struggle to adapt to life in America.
Learn more about the play