Monday, January 16, 2012

Harriet Korim Summarizes MLK Day March

"Wellfleet's 10th all-ages ArtPeace celebration of MLK Day was our biggest and one of our best ever. So grateful for Dr. King's life and work, for all the seeds his generation of Civil Rights activists planted, now bearing an historic nonviolent harvest. In our little off-season town, two hundred or so participants of all ages chalked, sang, stamped, clapped, walked, meditated, gazed, listened, shared a communal feast and collected a truck full of food and hundreds of dollars to help bail out our food bank and fund bullying prevention. Grateful for amazing all-ages turnout, phenomenal volunteers, gorgeous weather, profoundly moving films and speeches and danceable and passionate music by performers from their teens and twenties to their sixties. Delicious, abundant potluck with the backdrop of provocative art by children from Bourne to Provincetown, featuring this year's work by kids from six Outer Cape schools, including micrographic self-portraits of sixth graders aiming to 'be the change you want to see,' prayer flags hand-stitched by seniors and middle school students and dreams and wishes and peaceful words by kids from pre-school to 8th grade. After clean up (to the sounds of jazz by our soulful Friends of the Village), the day ended with a sky-wide sunset lighting the heavens. Thanks Wellfleet Library, Prez Hall and to all the musicians and artists and teachers, speakers and volunteers who created this great tribute. Tax-deductible donations to compact/artpeace for nonviolence education and bullying prevention will be matched thru February 14."

Please find the address for donations in the comment section. Sounds like a tremendous event, and I'm sorry we had to miss it. Quite a crowd! Even Senator Dan Wolf was present and accounted for. Harriet sent me these photos to share with you. They were taken by Paul Rifkin of Occupy Falmouth. Thanks!