Jennifer Dugan

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Jennifer Dugan is an American activist and writer. She is the founder of several national movements including the You-Are-Loved Chalk Message Project [1] and Dreams Untitled,.[2]

She is an alumna of Drew University.

National Projects & Campaigns[edit]

You-Are-Loved Chalk Message Project[edit]

Dugan was best known at Drew University for writing the words, "You are Loved" in sidewalk chalk. She began doing this in 2005 after a coping with a series of tragic events.[3] After her graduation, Dugan launched the You-Are-Loved Chalk Message Project as a national suicide prevention awareness campaign for LGBTQ college students.[4] The project was a recognized, annual event observed by universities[1][5] across America.[6][7][8]

Dreams Untitled[edit]

A common theme throughout Dugan's activism has been connecting one's passions with the greater good. In 2009, she unveiled Dreams Untitled. Dreams Untitled is a national suicide prevention awareness campaign that uses artwork to create "visions of hope for the future."[9]

Dreams Untitled is a national[2] event observed by suicide-prevention advocates[9] and artists.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bruno, Laura (2010-10-05). "Sidewalk chalk art conveys message of love". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Dreams Untitled Plans Nationwide Suicide Awareness Campaign". Huffingtonpost.com. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Drew Today | Drew University". Drew.edu. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  4. ^ Felix, Melvin (2010-12-17). "NYU Vigil For LGBTQ Youth Draws In Important Guests · NYU Local". Nyulocal.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091006173236/http://www.kcwy13.com/story.php?id=6014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Harthorne, Michael. "Ballard students offer messages of acceptance to gay youth". Ballard News-Tribune. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  7. ^ Sep 12 2011 in Campus Pride by cpsiteadmin (2011-09-12). "You Are Loved Chalk Message Project – Spread the Love! | Campus Pride | The leading national organization for LGBT student leaders and campus groups". Campusprideblog.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  8. ^ ^ http://www.noh8campaign.com/article/noh8-heads-to-texas
  9. ^ a b Dreams Untitled Plans Nationwide Suicide Awareness Campaign Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "S.O.S". The Sensation of Sight. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 

External links[edit]

  • You-Are-Loved Chalk Message Project website [1]
  • Dreams Untitled Project [2]