This winter, a dedicated group of runners will embark on a 125-mile running expedition - spanning the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. The Run Across Palestine, a project of On the Ground, seeks to raise $100,000 for the fair trade olive farmers in this region. Money raised will go directly to two programs that support olive farmers and their families.
I've been invited to join in the journey. I will accompany the runners, travel to communities and farms, share stories, music and experiences with other musicians, artists and community members. I'll be soaking in the culture of the Palestinian people, supporting the run, acting as part of an educational media team and writing the bones of what will be a new album based on this trip.
The money raised with this kickstarter campaign will pay for airfare, lodging and living expenses during the trip.
Olive trees have been used to represent peace for thousands of years. I'm so excited and honored to be involved in an effort to nurture this peace and to support sustainable community development!
I hope you'll be involved as well, if you can. Thank you!!!
Here's some more info about the run!
special thanks to Melissa & Marcus Sigh, Guy Hursh, Chelsea Bay Dennis, Aaron Dennis & Michael Erlewine for the content.
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