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The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful

By Caiden Mills

November 8, 2019

Hi, it’s Caiden Mills, and I’m here to tell you about The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful.

I’m going to start with some frequently asked questions about the project.


Q: What exactly is The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful?

A: It’s a project to raise awareness for the 15,000+ kids in border camps. 

Q: How do you intend to do that? 

A: By making 15,000 butterflies out of anything from origami to drawings.

Q: Who started the project?

A: A small group of kids from the bay area, in groups such as the Alphabet Rockers band/movement. The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful is entirely kid-led-and-run.

My personal experience

I first heard about The Butterfly Effect project in the Alphabet Rockers’ section at the Kidzfest at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. I learned what it was for and I instantly started making butterflies for the project, and I’ve been making more ever since. It’s not just me, either. I have had help from my friends along the way. Okay, that was an understatement. I have had a LOT of help and support from my friends at SFC and from other places too. We have 170 butterflies up on display at SFC!

GoalsOur original goal was 15,000, but we’re long past that, moving on to 33,000+. We plan to keep making them until the kids are free. Visit the site at The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful.Also, we are having a rally on November 16, at 3:00 pm at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, so you don’t even have to miss the Kermes carnival to go! 


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