Come Enjoy Great, Live Music, Learn About This Year's MidMaine YoUUth Service Project to the United Nations in April, and Support Our UU Youth!
Friday, March 16th from 6-8pm at UUCE - A Family Friendly Event!
Free Will Donations gratefully accepted to benefit this Mid Maine YoUUth Service Project
This year seven youth, including our Maizey Mercer, will travel with two ministers to NYC to participate in a UU-United Nations
Multigenerational Seminar, in early April.
Over the course of this year, these youth have been meeting in Belfast once a month to learn about the United Nations and issues related to global migration and refugees.
Our youth are excited to be going and are grateful to have a chance to tell you about it, while also enjoying live music and refreshments as their UUCE Fundraiser!
Please come (and invite your friends!)! A new band from the College of the Atlantic, called "Fire in the Commons" will play music, as will Maizey and Shawn Mercer.
More about our featured artist:
“Fire in the Commons” is an intergenerational music group committed to empowering people through powerful, original songs. Based in Downeast Maine, they perform in concerts, rallies, churches and wherever people gather to work for solidarity, freedom, peace, safeguarding the commons or simply lifting spirits with a joyful roar. They aim to bridge cultures and build community with music that moves people to sing and songs that move them to act. They take inspiration from troubadours like Pete Seeger and Violeta Parra and change agents like Sweet Honey in the Rock, Emma’s Revolution, Will I Am and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. They use a mix of strong acapella arrangements and spare but powerful instrumentation with guitar, bones, conchs and drums. Their lyrics deal with topics like climate change, war, peace, diversity, immigration, consumerism, hope, community building and ecological stewardship.
Samples of their songs can be heard at: https://graycox.bandcamp.com/album/just-down-the-road-a-peace. For more information or to contact them for a performance, write or call Gray Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or #207-460-1163.
personal blog of essays and occasional music: breathonthewater.com
"Sleep Baby, Sleep" and other albums of music on justice, peace, ecology and love available for free download at : https://graycox.bandcamp.com/
for work with Quaker Institute for the Future (QIF) see: www.quakerinstitute.org
"There is no way to peace, peace is the way." -- A. J. Muste