September 27, 2012
"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be." - Kahlil Gibran
ADC has made great progress towards our goal of securing a Kahlil Gibran commemorative postage stamp. Over the past few months we have created a petition, a support letter campaign, a strong social media presence, and are working towards more.
We still need YOUR help!
We are submitting the stamp request to the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee onJanuary 6, 2013 in commemoration of the 130th anniversary of Gibran’s birth. 2,178 of you have already signed, that's 22% of the way towards our goal of having 10,000 petition signatures by January 3, 2013!
The support letter campaign was launched over a month ago. We would like to have 2 support letters from each state in the US, totaling 100 letters to send in with the stamp request! Supporters in Georgia and Texas have already sent letters and are ahead of the game! Track the progress of the support letters on our website
We only have 3 months left -- Be the one to represent your state, send your support letter today!
ADC appreciates your participation.
Progress lies in advancing toward what will be a Kahlil Gibran Stamp!!
- Download and send a letter of support!
- Tweet our petition to your followers and follow @gibranstamp and @adctweets
- Like the initiative's fan page on Facebook
- Help fund this initiative with a tax-deductible donation to the ADC Research Institute of $5 or more
- Learn more about the Kahlil Gibran Appreciation Initiative
Gibran's influence in today's world
In May 2011, composer Kareem Roustom premiered a large scale choral work with text by Gibran. His oratorio, titled "The Son of Man," is a setting of text from Gibran's 1938 book. This may be the largest scale work utilizing Gibran's text. See and hear the sixth and final movement of "The Son of Man"