MyPeace Project Kicks Off on March 13

by Peter Bergel

The progressive movement needs a comprehensive shared vision and Salem’s MyPeace Project is a step in the direction of generating that vision.

The MyPeace Project asks Salem residents to imagine what peace might look like if it broke out – or what peace means to them – and then express that vision using some form of art. In October, the project will present the collective vision comprised of all the peace visioning art projects to the community through a series of multi-media events and other community events.

On March 13 from 5-7 p.m. in the rear display space at the Coffee House Café in downtown Salem, Oregon PeaceWorks will introduce the project to the community. Featured at the event will be examples of peace art projects from other times and places, music, poetry and dance presentations, an explanation of the project and a chance for new projects to be proposed, a welcome from City Councilor Chuck Bennett, and acknowledgement of MyPeace art projects currently underway.

There is no charge to attend and the public is invited.

Following the event, there will be a free concert presented by Eugene folksinger Patrick Dodd in the front part of the café.

Readers are encouraged to attend the Kickoff and to sign up an art project for the October events. For more information, visit or email Φ

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