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FROM KICKSTARTER:  Thanks to 84 backers, a new full length CD has been succeessfully funded. THANK YOU! You’ve made it possible for me to both do what I love and what I need. I am without words.  Jason Moon
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FROM JASON MOON:  July 12, 2013
Hello friends,

With little time remaining, it looks like nothing short of a miracle will help us reach our CD Kickstarter funding goal.  It has been incredibly encouraging that people from all over the country pledged. The fact that all of you saw the value in the work I do with veterans and offered to help fund my new CD is amazing and humbling. I thank each of you sincerely.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1204294371/jason-moons-new-full-length-cd?ref=email

I love the work I do with Warrior Songs. Not many people go to sleep each night knowing they have made a difference in the lives of others. Since 2011, we have helped countless veterans work towards healing from PTSD with the work we do. Some even say they wouldn’t be alive today had it not been for the tireless efforts of the Warrior Songs team. It’s an honor to be an integral part of this; and, this is the reason I have been unable to tour and raise money to fund a new CD. I hope that one day I will be able to record my new CD without having to take away from my time commitment to helping veterans.

While there is still time, I feel strongly that I have let everyone who might contribute know about the fundraising campaign. Many of you posted on Facebook and other social media in support of the campaign. This Kickstarter campaign represents the first time I’ve asked for support. Thank you for your willingness to contribute. It means the world to me and will be my sustaining force as I carry on with the work. I appeal to you personally to contribute to my Kickstarter Campaign.  No amount is too small.   If all goes according to plan, the new CD will be released in October 2013.  If my work with veterans has touched you in anyway please consider donating to my Kickstarter Project.  Your support is so incredibly important.  Feel free to share this e-mail with others in your community, maybe we can do this thing together.

Humbly yours, Jason Moon, Founder/Executive Director Warrior Songs   www.warriorsongs.org

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 3-5 p.m.
EXPLORING LAOS, THAILAND & VIETNAM:  HISTORY & CULTURE
Panel & Refreshments
UWM Greene Hall, Downer and Hartford Avenues, MKE
FREE PUBLIC EVENT
Mission Accomplished:  SpeakPeaceMKE at the War Remnants Museum, Vietnam and Nampong, Laos

In a full circle, the SpeakPeaceMKE 6×6 Community Exhibit will be gifted to the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City and the village of Nampong in Laos in January 2013.  Travels to SE Asia will be lead by UWM Professor Chia Y. Yang who presented the Speak Peace keynote during the exhibition.  Your sentiments, aspirations, goodwill and compassion are the driving life force in this act of peacemaking.  A report will be forthcoming. 

 

SPEAK PEACE EXHIBIT, JUNE 11 – AUGUST 15, 2012 

Gratitude to each peacemaker who participated in the Speak Peace MKE Project.  Please continue to reach out, to work toward healing and reconciliation, and to build sustainable communities worth celebrating each and every day.  Peace is every step …

April 13, 2012, Mount Mary College and WI Art Therapy Association
  • Symposium: Shadows and Light: Art, Therapy, and Depth
  • Presentation: Speak Peace CHI-MKE 2012,  Communities in Collaboration & Timeless Dialogue
 April 21, 2012, OCA National Center and UW-Milwaukee
  • OCA APIA College Leadership Training
  • 6×6 Community Responders
May 9, 2012, 6-7:30 p.m. DePaul University, Cortelyou Commons, Chicago
  • SNAPSHOT: A True Story of Love Interrupted by Invasion – by Mitzi Sinnott
  • A drama confronting race, identity, a family torn by war and a search for peace
June 11 – July 6, 2012, EXHIBITIONS, Open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • SPEAK PEACE: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children’s Paintings Exhibition, War Memorial Center (WMC) North Entrance Lower Level Gallery
  • SPEAK PEACE MKE 6×6 Community Exhibition, Danceworks Gallery
June 11, 5-7 p.m., WMC North Entrance Lower Level Gallery
  • SPEAK PEACE Exhibition OPENING
  • ONE DRUM with Jahmes Finlayson & David Stocker
  • Drum Circles – visitors are invited to bring their own drums
  • Presentations:  Westside Academy IIOCA-WI Youth Dancers, Gold Star Mother, Veterans for Peace Homeless Veteran Initiative
  • Interactive origami crane folding & stringing for Speak Peace
June 18, 2012, 5-7 p.m., WMC North Entrance Lower Level Gallery
  • TOWARD PEACE: POLITICS OF WAR AND MEMORY
  • Toward Peace: The Politics of War and Memory among WI SE Asian Refugees, Keynote by Chia Y. Vang, PhD, UW-Milwaukee Department of History, Hmong Diaspora Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Finding My Way Home, Performance by Jason Moon, musician, songwriter, founder of Warrior Songs, advocate for veterans issues
  • Interactive origami crane folding & stringing for Speak Peace
June 26, 2012, 5-7 p.m., WMC North Entrance Lower Level Gallery
  • SPEAK PEACE MKE POETRY in MOTION, MUSIC, SONG & YOU
  • Poetry Workshop & Exchange – Peggy Hong & Ching-In Chen, co-facilitators & poets
  • Performance & Open Mic – UWM Multicultural Student Coalition
  • Guest Artists:  Danceworks Performance Company, UWM-HSA, Elvis Thao/rock-rap vocalist, Daniel Mullen/acoustic guitarist & vocalist, Mark Mantel/interdisciplinary composer & performer
  • Interactive origami crane folding & stringing for Speak Peace
July 6, 2012, 6-9 p.m., Danceworks Gallery
  • SPEAK PEACE MKE 6×6 Community Exhibit CLOSING
  • Presesentations: Veterans for Peace Homeless Veteran Initiative,  SKAI  Superstar Kids & IMAGINE
  • SPEAK PEACE MKE Reflections & Movin’ on
  • CANCELED due to a production delay – The Art of Being Seen:  Veterans’ Visions of Peace, multimedia performance by Chicago Veterans, featuring Jeanine Hill-Soldner’s Portraits of American Veterans Project
August 15, 2012, MOVIN’ ON
  • The Speak Peace exhibition at the WMC  is extended from June 11 to August 15, due to the cancelation of the anticipated Belfast, Northern Ireland tour
  • Next tour destination: Littleton, CO
War Memorial Center Lower Level Gallery  750 No. Lincoln Memorial Dr., MKE Lakefront
Danceworks Gallery  1661 No. Water St., MKE Downtown
 The exhibit is free and handicap accessible.
Gratitude to each peacemaker who participated in the Speak Peace MKE Project.  Please continue to reach out, to work toward healing and reconciliation, and to build sustainable communities worth celebrating each and every day.  Peace is every step …

 

Sunday, August 12    National Moment of Reflection

http://www.saldef.org/news/national-moment-of-reflection/

You are invited to stand in solidarity against hate and intolerance in your local community as part of our common humanity.  At the end of every Sikh service, the congregation makes a request of the Divine in a prayer called ardas. This last request is for sarbat da bhalla,

May everyone in the world be blessed and may good come to all.

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