Monday April 22nd, 2013 – Kat Edmonson and Phoebe Hunt to perform at concert benefiting Austin’s Global Youth Peace Summit
The Amala Foundation will host Growing Circles, a benefit dinner and concert featuring Kat Edmonson, Phoebe Hunt and the youth of the Global Youth Peace Summit. The event will take place at Vuka Studios and will also feature Zen Sumi Ink Artwork by San Francisco artist James Coldsnow.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit the 7th Annual Global Youth Peace Summit, which will take place August 12th-18th, 2013. Each year, the Global Youth Peace Summit unites international, immigrant, local and refugee youth (ages 13-18) for a week-long youth summit devoted to cultural exchange, healing, leadership development and community building.
Monday April 22nd
7pm – 10:30pm
411 West Monroe
Austin, TX, 78704
$1250 – Front Row Table for 10 including dinner, drinks & concert. Limited Availability (3 tables)!
$750 – Table for 10 including dinner, drinks & concert.
$75 in advance, $100 at the door – Individual tickets including dinner, drinks & concert.
Tickets are limited to 150 seats
For More Information and To Purchase Tickets
For details, interviews, and photos contact Ryan Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.476.8884
To purchase tickets for Growing Circles, please visit http://www.amalafoundation.org/circles
For more information on the Amala Foundation or to find out how you can get involved in the Global Youth Peace Summit, please visit http://www.amalafoundation.org.
In the seven years since its inception, the Global Youth Peace Summit has served over 400 youth from 34 different countries, including: Pakistan, Burma, The Congo, Nigeria, Iran, Kenya, Bhutan, Nicaragua, Mexico, India, Iraq, Somalia, United States, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Israel, El Salvador, Jordan, Uganda, the Ivory Coast, Syria, Sudan, Colombia, and more.
The Summit is a place for healing. The youth who attend have experienced abuse, extreme poverty, child labor, torture, gang violence, and neglect; some have survived the atrocities of war and have literally run for their lives; many have been uprooted from their native cultures and struggle to integrate into an entirely foreign world.
While the youth of the Summit have witnessed the worst that humanity has to offer, the Summit is an opportunity for them to experience humanity at its best, at its most compassionate. For many, the Summit is the first time they have a direct experience of what it means to live in unity and peace, free from fear and violence. All of the youth who attend are given a safe space to completely be themselves, a space to heal, a space to share their stories and cultures, a space to be heard, and a space to be celebrated.
Activities and discussions at the Summit lead to increased self-esteem and provide the youth with tools for conflict-resolution, healthy communication, compassionate response, and peace-focused leadership. Activities include: team-building exercises, talking circles, environmental stewardship workshops, facilitated art projects, and cultural exchange including the sharing of music, dance, songs and prayers from around the world.
“I grew up in a world of bloodshed, fear and tears. The Summit was a place where I was honored for being a whole human being. I was embraced with a deep love… a love that I never knew existed. a love that I know if more people in the world felt for each other – we’d have no more war.”
-Evelyn, Former Abducted Child Soldier from Uganda
“The Summit for me was the place where I realized I was a gift to the world.”
-Nany, Asylee from Guatemala
About The Amala Foundation – The Amala Foundation inspires the diverse youth of the world to live in unity, service compassionately and lead peacefully. In addition to U.S.-based youth programs like the Global Youth Peace Summit, One Village Project, and Young Artists In Service, the Amala Foundation also serves children in need abroad through its partnership with the Bhatti Mines School in New Delhi, India.