Archive for December, 2011

Planting Peace, one olive tree at a time

Planting Peace, one olive tree at a time

Run Across Palestine iconThe Alaska Peace Center and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks are sponsoring a Sing-Along Concert with Susan Grace and Friends on Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 pm in the Unitarian Fellowship Building (4448 Pikes Landing Road–across from the Princess Hotel).

This concert is to raise funds for the “Run Across Palestine” sponsored by “On the Ground”.  A small group of runners will run 125 miles (25 miles per day) across Palestine during February 2012 to support Palestinian olive farmers by providing olive trees to be planted and scholarships for their children.  Olive trees have traditionally provided livelihoods for Palestinians, but many trees have been destroyed in recent years as a consequence of regional hostilities.

Susan GraceThe concert will feature civil rights and peace songs.  There will also be door prizes, delicious desserts and a short video of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Information will be available about last year’s “Run Across Ethiopia” and other work of “On the Ground” as they support sustainable farming around the world. Tickets will be available at the door for $12 for adults, $6 for students/seniors/military.   Doors open at 6:30; program begins at 7:00.  Additional donations welcome!

For more information contact Susan Grace at 479-0779.