I am a dual American and British citizen, and the daughter of Venezuelan immigrants. Over the past year I’ve shed tears watching all my home countries, to put it lightly, lose it.
But in that time, I’ve also learned an important lesson: it’s not enough to hope that someone else will fix what’s broken. This planet is home to all of us, and it’s up to each of us to take responsibility, and action, for keeping it together. We cannot let society sink into divisiveness.
So here’s what we’re going to do. To help all people feel welcome, wherever they are, we’re launching a guerrilla campaign for kindness, tolerance and understanding: A Welcome Thought.
We’ve put hundreds of place cards all over London, each with a simple message: “A place for ____________.”
Everyone, You, Immigrants, Muslims, Cat lovers… The card can be addressed to anyone, by anyone.
That’s where you come in! All you need is a sheet of paper, a printer, and this simple template to make your own place card. Help spread a sense of belonging across London and far beyond. And if you’re lucky enough to find one of these in your neck of the woods, please pass it on (instructions on how to do this, physically and online, are folded inside the card).
Place cards are traditionally a symbol of welcome. These give people a way to help others feel more at home—in local pubs and cafes, on public transport… anywhere that could be more welcoming.
They send a public message that everyone, of any race, creed or colour can feel at home here. Because to build a better future together, all of us need to feel we belong.
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