February 8, 2017

If you had one story to share with the world, what would you say?

That is the question posed by Dear World, an interactive, award-winning portrait project that unites people through pictures in their distinct message-on-skin style. Their work has been published in over 30 countries and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, and Buzzfeed, among many others.

Each member of the UH community has a unique experience, identity and story that will be captured by Dear World over a series of days, culminating with an interactive and emotionally stimulating storytelling event. Dear World explores the powerful connections between students, faculty and staff through messages written on the body. At the evening finale, the Dear World team will share portraits and stories that will make you smile, cry, and laugh out loud. Select students will have the chance to share the stories behind their powerful portraits to their peers.

We invite you to participate in this dynamic event on Thursday, February 23, 2017:

Come celebrate individuals and their stories in all of their diversity and learn something about a friend, colleague, or stranger - who in a small way, is no longer a stranger for having told their story. We hope you join us as we Dear World to the University of Houston. Find the event on Facebook and join the conversation online using #DearWorldUH.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Black Student Union, Campus Ministries Association, Council of Ethnic Organizations and Student Government Association.

For more information, contact Keith Kowalka, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.