A World Without Categories...Art Is Why I Get Up in the Morning...You?

An S.O.S.: Calling Upon All Angels

Joy Matters*

*Passion & Compassion*

Seek out, seek in...always seeking, always on a journey to bridge the world within with the world around.

Knowing that so many are hurting and alone when there is no need.

If we could just pause long enough to turn the tide.

We are a force of nature because we are nature.

Even when the oil runs dry, the sun will still fuel us. All the panic takes us further away from our natural state, our connection to the creative force, and to the brilliant power of simply being alive. 

Enjoy the ocean if you can and work toward it.

I aim to use my time to add to the creative rather than destructive forces vying for the Earth's resources.

I have found over a million Earth angels on the same mission: to create sustainable beauty out of life.

Let this be a prelude and not the exception.

I honor the lights of this great city as a power point for change, as the center of art, and as a vine of near-ripe revolutionaries.

Artists, women, good people of the Earth rising: rise some more. 

*Revolution begins with personal evolution...

Bless & Be Blessed*

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Love in Training: Inspired by Ms. Liz Abzug and the possibility of FREEDOM ON OUR TERMS*

I was so inspired by the Freedom on Our Terms Convention, made possible thanks to Ms. Liz Abzug. The event commemorates the work of her mother, Bella, and the tens of thousands of women present at the 1977 Houston Convention. The event also continues to bring the wave forward by getting a bunch of new youth ready for the mighty task that stands before us.

In this video you can see the words are raw and unrehearsed, but it is all a matter of just raising our voices, and bringing them together no matter how afraid we might be of the the power and beauty that lie within. Now is the time - today is the moment. Let us all stand together and come close. Preserve the work done by our mothers, maintain the work done by ourselves...and stand for the work that is sure to be done by our daughters.

Please join me in supporting the next wonderful event brought to you by the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute.

BALI First Annual Awards Fundraiser — The Bella Award and Bella-Fella Award

We will hold our first awards fundraiser at the beautiful CITY HALL Restaurant located downtown in TRIBECA at 131 Duane Street (between Church and West Broadway) on Tuesday, September 16th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

This year we will honor Erica Forman, Esq. and partner at Bryan Cave LLP as the very first award recipient of the “Bella Award” for her outstanding leadership as Chair of the BALI Board of Directors and someone who was there from the very beginning helping to form and create our organization and Institute.

The first Bella Fella Award will be awarded to one of our very strongest male supporters, Hon. Council Member and Chair of the New York City Council Finance Committee, David Weprin.

Come meet new and old friends of BALI and some “star” leaders, surprise guests and all sorts of fun supporters.

We will offer some great Hors d’oeuvres and wine as well as a cash bar.

The levels of supporters are the following:

TOP HAT - $500.00

FEDORA - $400.00


BERET - $200.00

BEANIE - $150.00

Of course students and moderate income supporters will also be welcome at a much reduced fee.

You can contribute and pay to attend this event by going to the Donate page on our web site and paying by any credit card on PayPal. Or you can reserve a ticket(s) for the event by leaving your name and number on our BALI event event reservation line: 212-346-9699.

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