On August 28th, Peruvians opened up their umbrellas in a symbolic act to raise awareness about the unresolved issue of the disappeared in the country. At the same time, friends and allies all over the world responded to the call to send in photos of themselves opening up their umbrellas in solidarity with the families of the 15,000 disappeared in Peru. We've posted those photos to the Open Up Your Umbrella! group on Flickr.com and are happy to share them with you in the above slideshow.
So far, we've received photos from hundreds of people in a dozen countries, including Canada, the United States, Italy, England, Greece, Sweden, France, Mexico, Ecuador, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina, and all parts of Peru. If you haven't sent yours in yet, don't worry because the campaign continues. Simply open up an umbrella, take a picture, and post it to our Flickr group or send it to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much to all those that have participated! Continue to pass the word to your friends and family. We hope to reach 15,000, so keep those photos coming!