ORGANIZER: Yvonne Owens
Thanks SO much, Susan! You’re the first….
To everyone else who comes this way, here is our manifesto, below: Please join us if you are able. And welcome!
This year, Oliver Mitchell and I, as OYA Music, will be organizing a Victoria-based event in participation with the ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change and the ‘100 Thousand Musicians for Change’ global initiatives. This rapidly mushrooming socio-cultural phenomenon was begun by Michael Rothenberg in 2011, when he posed the question to artist/activists around the world: “Do you want to join other poets, musicians, and artists around the USA and across the planet in a demonstration/celebration to promote serious social and political change?”
The answer to this question was an immediate and resounding ‘YES,’ and now the event is streamed in multiple cities in over 125 nations. In Canada alone, the event is being mounted in 18 cities, and there is still time for others to climb onboard. This year, for the first time, Stanford will document the event and its contributors in a media archive. The Victoria College of Art will be partnering with OYA for this occasion in celebration of its 40th anniversary. Victoria’s 13th House Mystery School, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, also joins us in this quest to put Victoria on the map for inspired, evolutionary change. Projected, co-ordinated events so far include an evening performance/poetry event at the Victoria College of Art, an afternoon Spiral Dance in Beacon Hill Park, and a night of bands and musical performance at Cenote.
If you are interested in participating, performing, reading, supporting, or donating time, venue(s), and/or equipment to the Cause, you (and your gifts of talent, space, time, heart, and mind) are hereby formally and officially welcomed, accepted, and applauded. Please see my ‘100 Thousand’ blog page on the main site, posted below. Leave me a note, let me know how you’d like to contribute to the event(s), and let the festivities begin!
sign me up for everything, Yvonne! Whatever you need, whenever you need it!
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