Dear World

Dear World Process

A Portrait Shoot and Live Storytelling Event Ask More. Engage Intentionally. Think Differently. Presidential Series on Inclusivity.

Thursday, December 7

Portrait Shoot, 11:15 a.m.–2 p.m.
Portrait Reveal and Afterglow Reception, 7:30 p.m.

Armstrong Student Center
550 E. Spring Street

Free Admission!

Sponsored by I Am Miami and Scott & Jennifer Walter

Back by popular demand! You’re invited to participate in Dear World—an interactive, award-winning event that unites people through pictures in its distinct message-on-skin style. Dear World is powerful, an indescribable process that bridges gaps between people in ways they never could have imagined. What story will you tell the world? This event is part of the Ask More. Engage Intentionally. Think Differently. Presidential Series on Inclusivity.

Dear World has been used by the world’s leading companies and universities to learn about their employees, students and community. Now, it’s your turn!

President Greg Crawford and Dr. Renate Crawford
Tio on stage sharing his story
Students engaging in conversations at Armstrong

Portrait Shoot, 11:15 a.m.–2 p.m.
Shade Family Room, Armstrong Student Center

Come sit for a portrait, where you will be asked to reflect on a personal story of who you were, who you are, or who you want to be. Then write a message that symbolizes YOUR story for your portrait.

Portrait Reveal and Afterglow Reception, 7:30 p.m.
Fritz Pavilion, Armstrong Student Center

Come see what everyone had to say at the keynote event. The Dear World team will show their work from around the world, followed by a presentation of all of our community’s portraits. This evening is sure to be equal parts powerful and memorable. A reception will immediately follow the live show, and if you did not have a chance to get your portrait made during the day, Dear World will be taking portraits and guiding you through their unique story sharing process to capture your very own portrait. Don’t miss it!

In collaboration with Student Activities and Fraternity and Sorority Life

“The most impactful program I've seen in a long time. Amazing Moments...”
–Jenny Levering, Director of Student Activities


Looking Back

A woman at Dear World displays message '#Start the Conversation' written on her armsIn December 2016, Miamians and community members shared their moving stories, followed by a slide show of all the portraits taken.
View all Dear World 2016 photos on Facebook »

Show & Tell on red speech bubble

Want to share your thoughts and pictures from this show? It's easy!