People write to us all the time to ask for directions to make Peace Flags. Requests come from school administrators and teachers, community organizers, religious groups. And sometimes individuals write to us for more detailed instructions. One such person is Gay who wrote awhile back to ask about making Peace Flags with friends and family to celebrate her 65th Birthday. That birthday is quite a milestone in a person’s life, and we were delighted to have Peace Flags be part of such an important occasion. Recently Gay sent us pictures of the Peace Flags flying in the breezes of her backyard. She even sent a picture of the Flags with snow on the ground. We wish Gay a Happy, Happy Birthday and many good years ahead. And we were glad to be part of her celebration.
Please watch this lovely short video about a peace walker, Audri Scott Williams is a Global Trustee for the United Religions Initiative, and her pilgrimages around the world, along with interviews at the United Nations. The message: We can all do something to make the world more peaceful.
We can make the world more peaceful by how we behave towards each other and by the work we choose to do.
In peace, Ginny Fox
See this fabulous group perform this Saturday at Roots Cultural Center on Westminster Street in Providence.
WORLD ~ FOLK ~ FUSION
“The Gnomes play traditional music from all over the world, and though they’re acoustic, they play it loud, fast, and with soul. Their live shows are anarchic and energetic… The Gnomes can globetrot through a whole planet’s worth of folk and traditional music in the course of a set, sometimes in the course of a song.” (Rick Massimo, the Providence Journal)
The Gnomes play an eclectic blend of world folk fusion music — Celtic, Scandinavian, Russian, Eastern European, Caribbean, klezmer, Native American and originals. They combine their varied and extensive musical backgrounds into arrangements that have been described as “exotic, fresh, and unique.”
The band’s members include some of Rhode Island’s best known musicians: Phil Edmonds (Irish whistle and button accordion); Cathy Clasper-Torch (fiddle, keyboard, er-hu, vocals); Mike Fischman (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, vocals); Peter Breen (bass, vocals); and Ron Schmitt (percussion).
This year, International Women’s Day focused on ending violence against women — a gross human rights violation that affects up to 7 in 10 women and a top priority for UN Women. As commemorations are underway in all corners of the globe, “One Woman” reminds us that together, we can overcome violence and discrimination: “We Shall Shine!” Join us to help spread the word and enjoy this musical celebration of women worldwide.
List to this great song: http://song.unwomen.org/
We love community murals, and there’s a great one in the works!
The Mt. Hope Young Women’s Group is a great group of talented girls from Hope H.S., who designed this great peace mural. Come and help out this Saturday, Oct 20 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Mural will be a wonderful addition to the neighborhood.
Both events will be held on the second floor of Slater Mill Museum, in the Jencks Education Center. If you have any questions about these upcoming events, please contact Bernadette Vaughan at 401.725.8638, ext.108.
Berroco Trunk Show
- October 24th
- 6-8 pm
Meet Berroco designers Norah Gaughan and Amanda Keep.
View samples of their fall designs.
This is a great opportunity to try on the designs before you choose your next project.
Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend!
LaVoce: Theatre That Speaks presents
THE MILL PROJECT
- October 26
Conceived and directed by Patricia Hawkridge, MFA, Featuring MILL GIRLS by Eliza Anderson, Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)
THE MILL PROJECT explores the life of female mill workers in a fictional New England mill city in the 1840s.
Through music, movement and text we learn about their hopes, dreams and inner thoughts while witnessing the struggle of their daily existence.
THE MILL PROJECT celebrates these women and children as the fight for the right to work in a safe environment; have regulated work hours and receive a decent wage for an honest days work. Tickets: $10
Sunday, September 30, 2012 1-3pm
Walking as Spiritual Practice Workshop
Santosha Holistic Center, 14 Bartlett Ave., Cranston
This workshop invites you to explore the variety of ways walking can be a spiritual practice. We will try a handful, and share conversation and poetry about walking with intention. We’ll practice Zen walking meditation, peace pilgrimage, and a t’ai chi vitality walk. We’ll synchronize breath with steps, and practice mindfulness and concentration while walking.