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Help us bring some Chileans (including Mapuches) performers to “Memoria – Hablar – Dignidad”: a Peace-Arts project in Villa Grimaldi.
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“Memoria. Hablar. Dignidad. 40” is a multimedia Arts program of the B4 Peace program (http://b4peace.net) which has received an invitation for its program, from Villa Grimaldi – Parque de la Paz (http://villagrimaldi.cl/) to hold an evening of dance, poetry and music on the solstice December 21, 2013 and to install a B4 Peace Art Exhibit and hold a Peace Art Workshop. (Come join us! Dec 21, 2013 – January 21, 2014). 

Forty years ago the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende was overthrown (with some help alas from Nixon and Kissinger, etc). At this time thousands of artists were imprisoned and some like Victor Jara were killed and thousands more like Isabel Allende, Inti Illimani and others fled their homeland. So we are holding this event to be a healing collaboration between our Irish, American, Canadian and French B4 Peace team with the artists of today in Chile including Mapuches who work to improve human rights.

The purpose of “Memoria. Hablar. Dignidad. 40.” is to promotes Peace, National Reconciliation and Human Rights in Chile through the arts.This project requires $20,000 but don’t worry, we’re not asking for YOU for that much money on Kickstarter (though every dollar will be more than welcome to make this peace art program awesome!) Luckily, we have some frequent flyer miles and enough money to feed our international team. Our fabulous partner The Villa Grimaldi is providing us with an excellent stage for the performances (dance, music, poetry and more/mas) and a huge garden for the Peace Art Gallery (Amnesty Solstice Tower, Silence is Complicity banners and the 100 Flowers Poem Banners in 100+ languages).

 However, we desperately need YOU to help us fund our Chilean (including Mapuches) colleagues, performers who will star in the opening ceremony! We need funds for eight Chileans dancers, six musicians, ten artists and a poet/poetess or two. We know several artists from all over Chile who want to dance and sing with us but none can afford the cost of travel and place to sleep (which is expensive in Santiago) even if we all squeeze in and bring our own air mattresses. We would like to pay the artists (even though we won’t get paid).

We need at least $2000 to cover all their costs and feed them! Not too much to ask?

Whatever your choice is, THANK YOU! And keep fighting for Humans Rights and Peace in your daily life.

English Version pannel of "One Hundred Flowers" (see reward)
English Version pannel of "One Hundred Flowers" (see reward)
Spanish version banner of "One Hundred Flowers" (see reward)
Spanish version banner of "One Hundred Flowers" (see reward)
Sample of "El Silencio est Complicidad" (see reward)
Sample of "El Silencio est Complicidad" (see reward)

Risks and challenges

We are very lucky to have a B4 Peace Team (www.b4peace.net) that has worked on projects like “Memoria. Hablar. Dignidad.” since 2010. The two partners organizations on this project GRACE Cares (www.gracecares.org) and Namaya Productions (www.namayaproductions.com) have collaborated on a variety of US and international (Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America) programs for over a decade. Our Chilean host partner “The Peace Park at Villa Grimaldi” (www.villagrimaldi.cl) has a long history of hosting national and international art events, that supports human rights.

So maybe we are being optimistic but we see no real risks for this project, but, of course there will be challenges. Coordinating a team of creative musicians and artists can be like herding cats, but our 2 kitties at home have trained us well and we like collaborating with other artists so we think all we go well.

Skype, the internet, etc are great ways to communicate these days but, to make sure things go smoothly we plan to arrive in Santiago six weeks ahead of time to allow times for rehearsal and installation of the art project.

Chile does have 10 live volcanoes and earthquakes so we could have a really rocking performance courtesy of mother nature. We would work with the Peace Park to reschedule if need be. But we will include a ceremony to Pachamama so hopefully she will be happy with us.

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    You certainly want to help us bringing Chileans performers to Memoria - Hablar - Dignidad, for that your name will be on our website and facebook page and you will receive an amazing 100 flowers postcard with our sincere thanks!

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    Thanks for helping us bringing Chileans performers to Memoria - Hablar - Dignidad, for that your name will be on our website and facebook page and you will receive an amazing 100 flowers postcard plus a .pdf copy of 100 flowers poem banner in the language of your choice!

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    You will support two children to attend free of charge the Children's Peace Arts Art Workshop provided by our performers. Your name will be on our website and facebook page and you will receive an amazing 100 flowers postcard plus a .pdf copy of 100 flowers poem banner in the language of your choice!

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    Ok, we don't doubt of the generosity of the previous donors, but you've increased the level, so we do too! You will receive a DVD of the performance. Get a signed and personalized 100 flowers postcard plus a photo with all the performers plus a .pdf copy of 100 flowers banner in the language of your choice plus a .pdf copy of the Memoria - Hablar - Dignidad Poster.

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    Our Chileans performers and artists really want to thank you so you will receive a signed DVD and 8.5 x 11 poster of Memoria - Hablar - Dignidad signed by the performers and Eros to Godhead (personally signed poetry book that contains the original printing of the 100 Flowers poem), plus all the other goodies above.

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    Are you going to be in Santiago on December 21, 2013? You and a friend can come to the performance and go back stage and meet them and are invited to our post show party. You also get all the great stuff above! Or maybe you want to donate your tickets to some people who cannot afford to go? You'll still get the DVD and posters for yourself.

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    Wow! You are great. We would like to give you a signed limited edition photo on canvas (16" x 20") of the Solstice Tower of Chilean Peace Heroes. Our musicians and dancers will be performing around this on Dec 21st. Plus you get the personal 100 flowers poem thank you thank you, garden vinyl banner of 100 Flowers, pdf and signed photo and signed DVD.

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    You really want to help our Chileans performers and artists. You wish you could come too but cannot. Join us instead in Vermont for a 1 day B4 Peace Art Workshop learn let your inner Peace Art Rat out. Two of you can come and you will still get the signed DVD and photo and the lovely 100 Flowers .pdf. Dates are flexible (2014/ 2015) and you will go home with your own peace art.

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    You are really going above and beyond for Memoria. Hablar. Dignidad! And for that, we will send you an original signed piece of art from "El Silencio es Complicidad" (Silence is Complicity). Our international team of artists including Chileans are creating approximately 20 original pieces on cloth on the theme Silence is Complicity (approximately 1 square meter/3' x 3'). You will have your choice of several pieces. We know you will be happy with this!!

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    Your generosity is impressive. We want to meet you. So two of you can join us for a one day B4 Peace Arts workshop at our B4 Peace Center at Blue Heron Pond in Vermont and stay there for 2 nights.(Housing and workshop included) Plus get all the above mementos. Learn from our Project Directors how to create your own Peace Arts Program.

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    Your generosity is probably your main quality, we want to meet you. So up to four of you can join us for a 2 day B4 Peace Arts workshop at our B4 Peace Center at Blue Heron Pond in Vermont and stay there for 3 nights.(Dates flexible 2014/2015 - housing and workshop provided.) Plus get all the above mementos. Learn from our Project Directors how to create your own Peace Arts and lead your own B4 Peace Events.

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