#KindnessBeatsTheVirus

COVID-19 updates and #KindnessBeatsTheVirus remote learning resources.

Wildstyle Book, vol. II

Download Volumes 1 and 2 below. WHAT IF KINDNESS GOES VIRAL? What if a novel strain of Corona Kindness were as infectious as COVID-19? What if we conquer Corona because #KindnessBeatsTheVirus? These questions inspired Thrive Collective’s students and artists to launch Kindness Beats the Virus at the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic in New York…

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Juntos Podemos: Telemundo x Thrive

Telemundo recently featured Thrive Collective for it Juntos Podemos (“Together We Can”) segment in New York (5/22/2020). Bio of TatsCru represented #KindnessBeatsTheVirus brilliantly, and highlighted the “Wildstyle Coloring Book.” Volume 2 drops on June 2, 2020. Download Volume 1 and Volume 2, along with dozens of “Tools for Schools” arts education resources at thrivecollective.org/kindness.  The…

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How-To Videos

Tutorials and More Instructional Videos As part of our #KindnessBeatsTheVirus COVID-19 free “Tools for Schools,” we offer these instructional videos by members of our School Media and teaching artists teams. Feel free to use them in your classrooms, or contact us to schedule a workshop. How to Make How-To Videos Thrive Collective’s School Media director…

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Univision Features Bio for Thrive

Univision features Bio of TatsCru for #KindnessBeatsTheVirus, and spotlights the “Wildstyle Coloring Book.” Download the entire collection at thrivecollective.org/kindness. The international, all-star selection was curated by legends Bio, Crash, and Sonic, and is presented in collaboration with WallWorks NY. Featured Artists: Banga | BG-183 | Bio | BRE | COPE2 | Cren | Crey132 | Daze…

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Bandlab Music Makers

PS 282 students produced their own music during Thrive Collective’s winter 2020 School Media after school program using BandLab. They talk about the importance of creating music during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I don’t like hearing about coronavirus, when people die and stuff. But as Mr. Josh says, if you feel something, let it out in…

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#GivingTuesdayNOW

Help Kindness Go Viral so We Can Heal Together Donate Now Friends, Today is Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving created for nonprofits as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Thrive Collective hopes to raise $10,000 to help kindness go viral and ensure access to arts resources for NYC…

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Wildstyle Coloring Book

New Release (4/29) Curated by legends Bio, Crash, and Sonic, this international, all-star roster of graffiti writers is presented in collaboration with WallWorks NY. Featured Artists: Banga | BG-183 | Bio | BRE | COPE2 | Cren | Crey132 | Daze | Flavor | Ice One TWA | Jon Phes Souza | Kaves | Kekoa…

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Teach Them Tuesdays

Free Resources for Teachers Thrive Collective’s School Media Director Christine Casado inspires today’s #KindnessBeatsTheVirus challenge by reminding schools to sign up to win a free coronavirus mural, and download free arts education resources here. Prompt: what’s your favorite free resource at Tools for Schools? Share a photo, video, or any image of a student using…

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What Makes us Human?

Meet some of the architects of #KindnessBeatsTheVirus: street art legend Toofly and some of her students Sydney, Lymarie, and Edmond. They describe their inspiration, their “why,” like this: “All the things we are afraid to do are the things that make us human. We are trying to bring that humanity back, and give people hope.”…

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A Gift from the Spider-Verse

Acclaimed actress Luna Velez (Miles Morales’ mom from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) joins Thrive Collective students and artists because #KindnessBeatsTheVirus. “Our most basic human instincts require connection to process pain, and heal in community. “Whether you identify as an artist or simply as human, the pandemic provides unique moments to connect with others creatively. “Help…

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