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JUNE 2014

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
- Maya Angelou

Love

It seems love is what we do best. So let’s get on with it.




PEACEMAKERS ARE GATHERING

Not willing to be driven by the past, we know the way out is in our dignity as human beings and in celebrating being alive. Echo Valley Hope is offering a time for people who are cutting a path for peace for ourselves and for our children.

The June Peacemaker Gathering is entitled Human Rights, Human Dignity, with a focus on personal peace. Come for the weekend or Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Celebrate with great food and traditional Andean music by Caupolicán on Saturday evening.

For more information, call 608.337.4871.
There is no cost for the gathering.
Accommodations available.
$5 suggested for each meal.

For upcoming gatherings: http://www.echovalleyhope.org/.




WALK THE EARTH DEARLY

Dena will be speaking about celebrating life, sustainable living and peacemaking at:

The Midwest Renewable Energy Fair on June 22 at noon in the White Tent. Stop by and see us at our booth all weekend.

National Women's Music Festival on June 27 at 2:00 p.m.




CELEBRATING LIFE WITH WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING West
Friday, July 18, 2014 through Sunday, July 20, 2014

MRC

Arrive Friday for dinner and a cultural exchange with drumming workshops all day Saturday and Sunday morning.

To reserve a space, call 608-337-4578. Lodging available; call for details.

Echo Valley welcomes Helen Bond and Fodé Camara’s return visit to teach drumming and share stories of life in Guinea. Workshops include traditional drumming techniques and solo patterns as well as a full rhythm on Dunun Drums (bass drums). Enjoy their presentation on their recent and successful Benkadi Project, Senuyaa Initiative, a clean water project bringing families in Guinea fresh clean water using biosand filters.

Cost: $50 suggested donation to Motherland Rhythm Community, $5 / meal.




PAYING ATTENTION

Never give up hope.

We want to stop ATC's Badger-Coulee high voltage transmission line because it is not necessary. It is a waste of money tying us to outdated fossil fuels and grid systems as well as destroying farm land, tourist sites, and disrupting the lives of many. 

This proposal is now under review. If you live or visit this area and have any input into the environmental impact, the Public Service commission is accepting comments at http://psc.wi.gov.
Docket 5-CE-142
Deadline July 15

Thank you.




GARDENING

Earth is a living entity to which we are bound. Today’s urban and rural sustainable farmers are activists of an emerging humanity, devoted to peace and growing.

Gardening

Let's celebrate. Plant a seed!




ECHO VALLEY HOPE 

Advancing sustainable living and all initiatives of peace.

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 educational and charitable organization working to raise the voice of peace, bringing people together, celebrating diversity and respecting the Earth. It is our time.

Thank you to all who support our efforts. Your help is welcomed.

Click on the button above to make a tax-deductible one-time gift or become a monthly supporter. Your donation of any size helps advance sustainable living and promotes initiatives of peace.

To make a tax-deductible donation by mail, send a check or money order to
Echo Valley Hope, Inc.
E 14604 County Rd. F
Ontario WI 54651



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