Archive for October, 2010

Lili Lopez, 18, comments on the Bioneers Conference 10/17/10 San Rafael, CA

October 28, 2010

Lili and Laurie by the Fig Singing Tree of the Child at Bioneers Each of the speakers at Bioneers was smart, but they were also wise in what they knew.  They had it figured out  – what we’re here for and what we need to do.  Nobody else has that. Heart of Heaven from Hawaii […]

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Singing Tree Pieces from the West Bank

October 4, 2010

PHD student Leilah Angod took pieces of the Fig Singing Tree of the Child to the West Bank.  Here’s what she has to say on her blog “A friend in the US is creating a painting called The Singing Tree. The painting is cut into puzzle pieces and distributed to children around the world. Each […]

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Uniontown, PA, Teachers Beating the Odds with Their Open Hearts

October 3, 2010

I had the privilege of giving a keynote speech for the opening of the Uniontown, Pennsylvania school district’s 2010-2011 year.  After sharing the ten steps of Beating the Odds Now!, I asked the teachers to write a story about a time when they beat the odds in their teaching career – when they were at […]

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Redwood Singing Tree for 350 – First steps

October 2, 2010

After making art with the inspiring young people at Oak Hill School on Thursday and the Unity Through Creativity Team drove the winding road down to Muir Woods.  Our visit to the Redwood trees, which grow only in California, officially begins the creation of the Redwood Singing Tree for 350. Mary and Lili will be […]

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Oak Singing Tree for Autism – Growing

October 2, 2010

On Thursday, Unity Through Creativity staff Detroit, Lili and myself joined artist Mary Gow at Oak Hill School for autistic children in San Anselmo, CA.  How perfect that the first group of people to the add to  virtual mural – the Oak Singing Tree for Autism – is a parent-founded institution with the symbol of […]

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Making the World – A Child Shall Lead Them

October 2, 2010

The resilience in young people never ceases to move me.  These images are from Laos, Thailand and Cambodia, made for the Fig Singing Tree of the Child. The girls and boys who made the drawings are survivors of sexual abuse, poverty, drug abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. They answered the question “What kind of childhood […]

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