Monday, November 1, 2010

Looking forward to attending this event at Zu Studios this afternoon ...

 

On Monday 1st November, a group of 8 indigenous elders, from communities in North, Central and South America will come to Lewes. Motivated by a deep concern for the planet, and it’s people, they are coming to promote world peace and share their indigenous ways of healing. Their visit forms part of a much wider popular movement in which indigenous people from around the world are uniting in an effort to raise awareness of the dam...aging effects of modern living and the urgent need for change.

Their voices have been silenced for so long, yet their struggle has stood steadfast. These elders, tribal chiefs, shamans and community leaders, some having lived through more than a century of displacement, conflict and exploitation, originate from some of the world’s oldest surviving and most marginalised peoples on this planet. They are keepers of a knowledge and way of life that once existed for all people. Rooted in ancient traditions, cultures and languages, their knowledge is one in which men, women and children are equal, where the elder is listened to and nature is shown respect and gratitude.

The group of wise elders representing different indigenous communities: Maya, Kuna, Mapuche & Aymara, whose ages range from between 77 and 115 years old, have made the momentous journey to come to Europe to share their teachings. Their call is to unite as people; to reclaim the power which rightfully belongs to the people to build a dignified future for the generations to come. They come to reaffirm the messages that have already been shared by younger indigenous voices in recent years.

There is an optional 5 pound donation at the door to help cover the travel expenses of the Elders.

Location:  Zu Studios, 7 Phoenix Place, Lewes, BN7 2QJ
Date/Time:  Monday, 1 November, 16.30 - 18.30

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