BRING ON SUMMER!
If you are a regular
reader of Echo Valley’s What’s New, you have come to expect the
championing of the human spirit and the celebration of the efforts of
people from around the world who are waging love.
This issue will be
no exception, as we bring you the signs of life and love that signal a
change in the way we see ourselves and in the way we live.
One earth, one
people, living with respect and dignity.
It is our time.
If you resonate with
this passion towards peace and sustainable living, if the words have
touched you, if the effort we are making has inspired you, please share
this newsletter with others. And if you would like to support the
efforts of our nonprofit Echo Valley Hope
volunteer or with financial
support, please read more
And as always, you
PEACEMAKERS ARE GATHERING:
11 - 13, 2014
is offering a time for people who are cutting a path for peace for
and for our children.
The July Peacemaker
Gathering is Peace
First and Ending War, with a focus on personal
peace. Come for the weekend or Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. We are
thrilled to have our dear friend Sami Rasouli back for a visit from
Iraq. Sami is the founder of the Iraqi
American Reconciliation Project and the
Muslim Peacemaker Teams, and we
will learn of the ongoing efforts towards peace
and how we can help. We will sit together in circle and celebrate peace
with great food and music. More than a possibility; it is our time.
For more information, call 608.337.4871.
There is no cost for the gathering.
suggested for each meal.
CELEBRATING LIFE WITH WEST
July 18, 2014 through Sunday, July 20, 2014
Friday for dinner and a cultural exchange with drumming workshops all
day Saturday and Sunday morning.
To reserve a space,
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.
From the pancake
breakfast and throughout the day please visit Echo Valley Hope’s booth
in Ontario on July 4th. There you will be able to complete a scoping
form for the Public Service Commission, giving your views on the
proposed high transmission Badger – Coulee project. The deadline for
your input on environmental and other issues relating to the line will
be due to the PSC by July 15. Please invite your friends and family to
learn more and to speak up.
for more details regarding the scoping process, or contact the Public
Service Commission at http://psc.wi.gov.
American Revolutionary: The
Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
A challenge to rise
to our humanity and to “grow our souls.”
This PBS documentary is streaming online July 1 – July 30 here.
will be in Toronto July 13 and in Pasadena July 19.
Echo Valley Hope
will once again celebrate the International Day of Peace on September
21. We are also preparing a video for the PEACECAST
which will be aired around the world on peace day. We welcome you to
celebrate with us wherever you are, help with the video or come for the
gathering. Or perhaps you would like to “speak your peace.”
ECHO VALLEY HOPE
sustainable living and all initiatives of peace.
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.
you to all who
our efforts. Your help is
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.
tax-deductible donation by mail, send a check or money order to
Echo Valley Hope, Inc.
E 14604 County Rd. F
Ontario WI 54651