The date for the event is May 18th, 2019 from 7-9pm.
The event will be at "Jim's Church" on North 3rd Street.
Hosted by the CommUnity Zone and supported by Transitions, Proceeds will go to the CommUnity Zone to help continue working on common ground projects.
Space will be limited to 100 tickets so get your tickets soon. Stay tuned to how to purchase online.
Coming this Spring
Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fundraiser
Restoring Common Ground; a community’s labor of love
53 North 3rd Street, Lewisburg, PA
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7 – 9 pm
Includes hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages
Seating is limited
$40.00 per ticket
Has the circus-like checklist of tragedies, disasters and scandals, not to mention the political divide left you emotionally weary? Feeling a sense of powerlessness and loneliness?
Given recent events—the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville and the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the deaths of children at the southern border, to name just a few—we feel it is important to publicly affirm our commitment to inclusion. We draw our inspiration from Audre Lorde: “We have been taught to either ignore our differences, or to view them as causes for separation and suspicion rather than forces for change. Without community there is no liberation, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between an individual and his/her oppression. But community must not mean a shedding of our difference, not the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist” (from “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”). This program intends to foster a community derived from the recognition of difference in which our individual liberation depends upon the liberation of everyone.
Join us for an inspiring evening that will draw on the talents of artists, poets, musicians and speakers to renew our hope, caring and faith in friends, family, community and most importantly, ourselves.
Coordinating this performance collage is CommUnity Director, Cynthia Peltier and Metamorphosis Performing Company’s artistic director, Joel Gori.
- The 60-75 minute production will be presented in an immersive style in a non-traditional performance space.
- The visual artist, Mary Lapos, whose work deals with those living on the margins of our society, will be what will inspire the content of the program.
- Opportunities exist for artists to perform individually or collaborate with others in short works. Original or existing material that examines the series’ theme of Collateral Damage (What unites us as a community and not what divides us) will be considered.
- This performance will be used as a template and prototype for programs in neighboring communities.
Dr. Robert H. Goddard, American Rocketry Pioneer, addresses our need for interdependence well with these words.
"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these."
*The evening is part of a larger series, Collateral Damage, which is a series of programs that will be presented in the Susquehanna Valley throughout 2019-2020. The programs will focus on, and continue with, the theme of facing and dealing with our differences to tackle common societal challenges.
*Thanks to Bucknell University: their statement on inclusion acted as a model for ours.
Hosted by the CommUnity Zone and supported by Transitions. Proceeds will go to the CommUnity Zone to help continue working on common ground projects.