‘Get Involved’ Category Archive
2012 is a Leap Year. What risk will you take to change your life, your community, or your world for the better? This is the question that Victor Saad asked himself and is now asking the world!
We’re taking part and hope you will too.
Step 1: Choose your Leap (leapyearproject.org/leap)
Step 2: Tell your story online (cowbird.com + tag all social media updates with #lyproject)
Step 3: Invite a friend to join you.
Allow whatever inhibitions, fears or doubts that have kept you from asking these questions completely disappear. Let’s take leaps. We love Victor and we love what is happening with his project. People all over the world are taking action. When it’s all said and done there will be some beautiful stories to be shared.
We were really moved by the comments on the blog yesterday. It was so cool to see people open up and admit their insecurities when asked to finish this sentence:
I feel like I can’t make a difference in the world because . . .
I feel like I can’t make a difference in the world because my own life demands so much time. – Laura
I’m the only person holding me back, and I let insignificant matters get in my way. Wanting to change the world is something I’ve always talked about, and despite my love for them, words have never meant much to me in this way. I hear inspiring speeches and get all pumped up to take action and then… I don’t. –Adebambo
I don’t know how I, a student in college, could make such a large difference to any group of people. – Miranda
I feel like I can’t make a difference in the world because I can’t commit fully to any one humanitarian cause. – Hannah
I feel like I can’t make a difference in the world because I’m not enough: not smart enough, not charismatic enough, not together enough, not skilled enough, not connected enough…
Those are just a few of the responses chosen by random. They’ll each be receiving a copy of Little Princes: One Man’s Promise To Bring Home The Lost Children of Nepal.
We’re not done though! We want to continue the conversation and this time switch it around to be a bit more positive! Today one lucky commenter will receive a copy of The Journey Is The Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon. Comment below by finishing this sentence:
I feel like I CAN make a difference in the world because . . .
There’s a tour happening right now and it’s about more than just a good show.
For Koji (of Run For Cover Records), it’s always been much more than music. He sees the Resolve Tour as a chance to connect people to the issue of LRA violence and encourage collaboration between artists and audiences to create change.
Spend just a small amount of time with him and you’ll realize that Koji is sincere in his optimism and serious about making change happen. Change happens locally and globally, and Koji hopes to influence both the music scene and the political landscape. Over the past year we’ve been inspired by his work and encouraged by his kindness. We’re really pumped about the current tour with Resolve.
The team at Resolve are working to bring an end to Africa’s longest running war. Part of each show stop will be discussion and conversation on how you can be a part of making that end happen. The tour shirt says it all: Start something to finish something.
3/17 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN – FACEBOOK EVENT – PREORDER TICKETS
3/18 – TBA – Nashville, TN
3/19 – TBA – Louisville, KY
3/20 – Chuck’s Basement – Hazelwood, MO – FACEBOOK EVENT
3/21 – House Show – Columbia, MO – FACEBOOK EVENT
3/22 – University Park Community Center – Oskaloosa, IA – FACEBOOK EVENT
3/24 – Christian Student Fellowship House at Univ. of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
3/25 – The Loft – Madison, WI –FACEBOOK EVENT –PREORDER TICKETS
3/26 – The Oasis – Grayslake, IL
3/27 – The House Cafe – DeKalb, IL –FACEBOOK EVENT – PREORDER TICKETS
3/28 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL – FACEBOOK EVENT – PREORDER TICKETS
3/29 – Ladies Literary Club – Grand Rapids, MI
3/30 – Justice Records – Mt. Pleasant, MI – FACEBOOK EVENT
3/31 – Jones Auditorium at Alma College – Alma, MI – FACEBOOK EVENT
4/1 – Fischer Hall – Frankenmuth, MI – FACEBOOK EVENT
4/2 – The Opera House – Howell, MI – FACEBOOK EVENT
4/3 – Musica – Akron, OH – PREORDER TICKETS
4/4 – Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA – FACEBOOK EVENT – PREORDER TICKETS
4/5 – Archway Center – Altoona, PA –
4/6 – Larsen Student Union at Messiah College – Grantham, PA –
4/7 – La Casa Blanca – State College, PA
4/8 – Avenue 209 Coffeehouse – Lock Haven, PA
4/9 – University of Scranton (venue TBA) – Scranton, PA
4/10 – TBA – Oneonta, NY
4/11 – Valentine’s – Albany, NY – FACEBOOK EVENT
4/12 – Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT – FACEBOOK EVENT
4/13 – Mt. Holyoke College (venue TBA) – Mt. Holyoke, MA
4/14 – Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI – FACEBOOK EVENT
4/15 – Niantic VFW – Niantic, CT –FACEBOOK EVENT
4/16 – Long Island Vinyl Exchange – East Northport, NY
4/17 – The Vibe Lounge – Rockville Centre, NY – FACEBOOK EVENT
4/18 – Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY
4/19 – Treehouse Books – Philadelphia, PA – FACEBOOK EVENT
4/20 – Brandywine Valley Baptist Church – Wilmington, DE
4/21 – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (venue TBA) – Baltimore, MD
4/22 – American University (venue TBA) – Washington, DC
4/23 – George Mason University (venue TBA) – Washington, DC
We’ll be at the show this Thursday at Rocketown in Nashville. If you’re around come join us! You’ll also be able to meet the crew at Exile International, who are an amazing group of people doing great work.