The Affirmation Project is

an interactive, positive,
social activity.
foolsforhire with the help
of hundreds of positive,
caring Bay Area
participants believes that
we need to re-establish
affirming behaviors in
our everyday routines
and realities.
In our daily lives, many
individuals narrow the
scope of their positive
affirming responses to a
few friends and family.
We rarely practice the
full force of our affirming
capabilities in a public
way.

This project attempts to
allow the participants
and members of the
downtown community
the opportunity to
behave in a very positive
manner. And hopefully
through the recognition and repetition of these positive articulations
and signals affect the people who come into contact with them.
We are all part of the same community. We must be active in making
our experience more meaningful and affirming.

It begins with a
change in our perception. We need to examine, re-establish and
practice basic, affirming social bonds and behaviors. Every person
needs to experience the dignity allowed as a member of a
community.
Come celebrate the day with us.
...if only for one morning of one day.


AFFIRMATION REVIEW

Early on the Wednesday morning of October 11th, 2000 (10/11/00),
participants in a social/artistic activity/experiment gathered from all

cool

around the
Bay area to
come
together in
downtown
San
Francisco
to “affirm”
people on
their way to
work. The
more than
300 trained
participants
greeted,
supported


and affirmed people during their morning commute from 50 different
street corners in downtown San Francisco, from the ferry building on
Market St. west to Union Square and north to the TransAmerica

building.

Before 8AM on this
Wednesday morning,
participants had stationed
themselves on various corners
around downtown San
Francisco fanning out up
Market Street and through the
financial district all the way to
Union Square. In their day-glo
bright hats and vests, and
through their positive words
and actions, the participants attempted to make a change in the
everyday experience of as many downtown inhabitants as possible.
By
11AM

the
jubilant
throng
descended
on
Union
Squareto
meet
together
and
share
traditional
San
Francisco
fare,
bread bowl soup provided by Rose Pistola. We ate, we sang, we
listened to music, we did the “Hokey-Pokey.”

Did we make a difference? Did anyone change? Does anything ever
really change? A more meaningful affirming experience for us all
begins with a change in our perception. Join in, participate.
...if only for one morning of one day.