Community dialogues that explore local resilience in the face of climate change and economic inequity
Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, Vermont
A New Story: One Earth. One Voice.
Rescheduled to Thursday, March 6, 2014; 6:30 p.m. gathering with light food from Black Krim Tavern; 7:00 p.m. program
Shyla Nelson is on a mission. Not modest in expectations, she would have the whole world sing together… at one time. The goal: to acknowledge our global citizenship and to cease the violence we humans perpetrate on it. To that end, she has created One Earth One Voice, a global initiative that is now connected in 80 countries around the planet.
Started in 2012 with a trip that took Nelson to all the continents of the world, Nelson has, as well, been taking her initiative to the United Nations and hopes the world body will begin action on responsible stewardship of the planet.
Nelson, a mother of two who moved recently to Strafford, says, “in order for us to really reframe that dialogue, I think human hearts need to be touched in a new way, so my hope is that at the end of this campaign we’ve done that, and we’ve also invited a whole new level of human imagination through our own intrinsic creativity and our own capacity to create beauty.”
To see a video of the work, go to One Earth, One Voice.
All programs in the series are free and are organized by BALE with coordination of the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation. Funding comes from the Harris and Frances Block Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Community Catalyst Fund, Larsen Family Fund, and New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
Co-sponsors include the Donella Meadows Institute, Vital Communities, 350 Vermont, Vermonters for a New Economy, Black Krim Tavern, South Royalton Market, Bethany Church’s Advocacy Committee, Sustainable Energy Resource Group (SERG), Sustainable Woodstock, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and Catamount Earth Institute. For more information, contact BALE at firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-498-8438 or www.balevt.org.