Wednesday, October 1, 2014

KSDK: STL religious leaders uniting for peace in Ferguson

St. Louis pastors say 
they are working on a 
plan for peace when the 
Grand Jury delivers their 
decision in the Michael 
Brown case. Things are 
still quite tense in 
Ferguson on top of the 
fact that the Grand Jury 
happens to be under 
investigation for 
misconduct. Farrah Fazal
of KSDK reports....
STL religious leaders uniting for peace in Ferguson



Nobel Laureates Summit Cancelled After Visa Denial to Dalai Lama in S. Africa...

One India News reports 
that the World Summit of
Nobel Laureates, originally 
scheduled later this month 
in Cape Town, South Africa,
has been cancelled because 
of the denial of a visa to 
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
It will be rescheduled later 
to another country.
This is a developing story....
Nobel laureates summit cancelled after visa denial to Dalai Lama by S. Africa 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Archives of CHALK4PEACE: 150+ Photo Galleries

CHALK4PEACE has been 
archiving photos, news and 
stories before we launched 
CHALK4PEACE worldwide; 
we have 150+ galleries that 
contain more than 2000 
photos/videos of C4P events 
that have taken place on five 
continents and 40+ countries. 
Many of the photographers 
are recognized professionals 
who freely shared their skills 
with us so we could share
these compelling photographs
with you...

To see the impact that 
CHALK4PEACE  has had 
on Teaching Peace over the 
past decade, visit...

The Photo Archives of CHALK4PEACE and John Aaron
photo: Jerry Downs

Photo: Meghan Snyder
photo: John Aaron

In October, the Birthdays of Three Men of Peace...

As October arrives, let 
us honor the birthdays 
of three men who have 
been indispensable to 
bringing attention to Peace...

October 2:
Mahatma Gandhi

October 7:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu







October 9: 
John Lennon
Thank you all for 
your efforts to bring 
Peace to the world....

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Great Mandala sung by Peter Yarrow and Richie Havens

One of my all time 
favorite anti-war songs...
seems like the thing to 
listen to these days...
"Never forget that the 
goal is Peace"- JA
The Great Mandala by Peter Yarrow and Richie Havens

A great CHALK4PEACE music video of the Crane School's 2008 CHALK4PEACE

From our Archives...
the wonderful music video
created by Paradigm Pictures
for the Crane Country Day 
School's 2008 CHALK4PEACE 
event CHALK4PEACE thanks 
the Crane CHALKSTARS, 
Debbie Williams and Paul 
Westmacott for this great
piece set to the music of the 
Primitive Radio Gods...
YouTube: Archive of CHALK4PEACE 2008 Music video by the Crane School
Photo: Deborah Pietsch

Helping Fundraise for another great cause...The ShobeFest...

The ShobeFest is a music 
festival that just had its 
22nd year of wonderful 
acoustic music from 
around the world on 9/27.
Started by Mike Shobe, 
(pronounced "Show-Bee")
an acoustic aficionado from 
Santa Barbara, Mike put 
together festivals with 
Bruce Dragge, Chili Dave 
and Liz & B.D. in Santa 
Barbara, Carpinteria and Ojai. 
Hani Naser Band



















They have included multiple 
Grammy winners and local 
favorites who donate their 
time and talents freely to 
keep the festival strumming 
year after year... Shobe brought 
attention to acoustic music on 
the central coast long before 
"Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Mike passed away in 2011, but 
his musical legacy lives on. As 
he used to say, "Sounds Good!" 
Honeysuckle Possums













Peace, Love, Music and 
Understanding are the words 
of the day and Dave's Chili and 
Paella fed the troops as talent 
from around the world took 
the stage for a foot stompin' 
good time...
Lefty and the Aces












The line up...


A happy Shobefester...







































Jumping at the opportunity to 
help raise money for a great 
cause, I am honored to have 
created the image for this year's 
t-shirt. Since there is no charge 
to attend, annual support is 
generated with the help of 
imaginative designs by well 
known local artists. 
A big fan of Hope & Justin...


Something about the ShobeFest gets people sweet...

















The "Air Uke" design raised a 
lot of money for the event as 
festival goers made generous 
contributions towards their 
favorite t-shirts, sweat shirts 
and tote bags.

Thank you to everyone involved
in this year's ShobeFest, and to 
those who came to enjoy and 
reminisce about past Fests... to
NewbieFesters and especially 
to Earthtrine Farm for the blessed 
venue. "Sounded good!"
Thank you BD & Liz for your generosity...!