From: Karen Marysdaughter <email@example.com>
Come take part in A Family Friendly Musical Camp Show about Peace and Justice this Saturday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the Hope Festival at the U Maine Recreation and Fitness Center on Hilltop Road.
“Fire in the Commons: A Trip to a Future of Peace & Justice”
This is a 45 minute musical for the whole family in the tradition of an old fashioned camp fire show that includes sing-alongs, skits, drawing activities and a time travel journey to a future. The show is written by Gray Cox and performed by him, Chris Gray, Felipe Andres Fontecilla Gutierrez, and Ali Fahrquahr. It provides an opportunity to image:
a world free of war and the threat of war,
in societies with equity and justice for all,
in communities where every person’s potential may be fulfilled,
and where we live on an earth restored.
It is free and open to all the visitors at the Hope Festival.
Parts of the story draw on Gray’s experiences as an activist doing workshops on “Imaging a World Without Weapons”, as a teacher at College of the Atlantic and Acadia Senior College, and as a researcher whose books include “The Ways of Peace: A Philosophy of Peace as Action” (Paulist Press 1986). He notes: “My research has sketched the central ideas and practices for an alternative culture drawing heavily on Gandhi, Quakerism and nonviolent methods of conflict resolution. The imaging workshops have been based on Elise Boulding’s methods for empowering groups to actually visualize the long term future they want to make a reality for their children. This new musical is designed to make key ideas and images from all that work accessible in a family friendly event with a lot of infectious sing-along songs.”
People are invited to bring their voices and be prepared not only to be entertained but to take part. It is a family friendly event that should be a rollicking good time. For more information, contact Gray Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or #460-1163.
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