Earthdance 2012 crosses cultures

Many people will speak as one in a prayer and celebration that crosses faiths, cultures, languages and boundaries.

Many people will speak as one in a prayer and celebration that crosses faiths, cultures, languages and boundaries.

Red Deer joins 350 communities in 60 countries on Saturday, Sept. 22 for Earthdance 2012 — a global celebration of peace. Earthdance Red Deer opens at Veteran’s Park in the city centre at 3 p.m., opening with community yoga followed by a drum circle and then moving to the Prayer for Peace at 5 p.m.

Immediately afterward, Lorinda Stewart will bring her message of forgiveness, learned during her daughter, Amanda Lindhout’s year-long ordeal after being kidnapped in Somalia.

Stewart will talk about the The Global Enrichment Foundation, an organization Lindhout founded after her release to help Somali women develop leadership skills and achieve university educations.

Joining Stewart is Emily Falk, representing BRITE (Bringing Relief; Inspiring through Education), the local and founding chapter of Global Enrichment.

Celebrations continue afterward with an all-ages dance party at the Hub on Ross, at 4936 Ross Street, with live music by Underside Patter, a Red Deer indie-funk band.

Learn more online at sites.google.com/site/earthdancereddeer or call the Central Alberta Refugee Effort, 403-346-8818.

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