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"HotTickets" in MD, AZ, WI & More
June 2012

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We're hot!! Uh, our concert & harmony-singing workshop in Silver Spring MD tomorrow are hot.

Hello, folks.

"This was a nice thing to turn to while reading the paper at breakfast!"

So wrote our promotions woman, Sue, when she posted this feature about our concert & harmony-singing workshop tomorrow in Silver Spring MD on our FaceBook page. And we agree!

Forward this email & spread the word to your friends in the MD-DC-VA area!

Next, we head to Phoenix (where it will certainly be hot) for a free and open-to-the-public community concert at the UU's Justice General Assembly. Then, it's on to post-recall Wisconsin for the National Women's Music Festival--all women on stage, everyone welcome in the audience--for performances of our music, plus a set with the incomparable, Holly Near. Details here.

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United to End MTR

"Peaceful protest started by women of Appalachia. Women unite by meeting at our state capitol wearing white and shaving our heads to represent the stripping of our heritage, our homes, our water and our land. Stand in solidarity with our mountains that have been stripped of their trees, plants and top soil and our people who are sick and dying because of the effects of MTR."

That was the call for the first Women Unite to End Mountaintop Removal protest. And, on Memorial Day in West Virginia, 20 women--and some men--did just that. One of the men was Keeper of the Mountain, Larry Gibson. (We met Larry years ago at the "Corporate Occupation: Iraq to Appalachia" Teach-In. Now, he's the last man standing on Kayford Mountain.)

On Wednesday, a second wave of activists shaved their heads in mourning & protest on Capitol Hill . . . including our assistant, Maria (in the middle)!

The action was part of a week of demonstrations and public presence in DC to get Congress to pass the Clean Water Protection Act. The Act would "sharply reduce mountaintop removal coal mining, protect clean drinking water for many of our nation's cities. It will protect the quality of life for Appalachian coalfield residents who face frequent catastrophic flooding and pollution or loss of drinking water as a result of mountaintop removal coal mining."

Read more about the actions and how you can add your voice--or your shaved head--to the pressure mounting to end MTR at these sites:

Appalachia Rising
I Love Mountains
Appalachian Voices

Summer & Fall Concerts

See concert page for details & add your zip code so we can let you know about shows right where you are!

Sat Jun 9-10 Silver Spring MD: Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring Music Residency. "Finding Harmony" workshop Sat afternoon, plus concert Sat night! Sun service. Tickets for workshop and concert

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A fitting response to AZ's desire to repeal the 14th Amendment!

Wed-Sun Jun 20-24 Phoenix AZ: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations' Justice GA. Special justice-centered General Assembly to challenge AZ's repressive anti-immigration legislation and support AZ-based activist groups. We’ll perform in Plenary Hall and at the “Friday Evening Community Celebration with Partners” in Civic Space Park, which is open to the public.. Fab LA keyboardist/accordionisto Gary Johnson joins us!

June 20-24 Everywhere!:

Can't make it to Phoenix? Take part in the National Days of Witness for Justice: "No Human Being Is Illegal" by participating in actions to:

Urge White House to end "Secure Communities"

Witness at a detention center or community prison holding detainees near you

Start a visitation program to break the isolation of immigration detention

Stop Joe Arpaio's reign of civil rights violations and anti-Latino cruelty

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We'll be singing with Holly Near @ National Women's Music Festival in WI!

Thur-Sun Jun 28-Jul 1 Middleton WI: National Women's Music Festival. Our first time at National! The festival features all women on stage but the audience is open to everyone. We perform our set on the Friday evening Main Stage, plus a set with Holly Near and more. Awesome Atlantan Phyllis Free joins on drums & percussion!

Bring the revolution to you!
We have room in our July & August schedule and are booking Fall-Winter 2012 and into 2013.

Sun Aug 19-Sat Aug 25 Port Murray NY: “Room for All Christian Camp 2012: LGBTQ Youth in Search of God” We'll be teaching songwriting and harmony singing. Spread the word to youth and parents. Registration is open and space will fill up quickly.

Save the Date!
Sat Sep 15 Denver CO
Sun Sep 16 Salida CO
Fri Sep 21 Devon PA
Sat Sep 29 Annapolis MD
Fri-Sat Oct 12-13 Grass Valley CA
Fri Oct 19 Walnut Creek CA
Sat Nov 3 Toronto Canada
More . . .

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Still Standing

What can we say, except what Sandy posted on our FaceBook page late Tuesday night:

Deeply saddened by Barrett defeat. When asked last night, what if Barrett loses? Jesse Jackson said we'll have 2 keep fighting 4 unions & against corporate money. "We're long distance runners."

Sign the Move to Amend: End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy petition:

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

And stay involved for the November elections where our people power & small money contributions will have to be enough to fight Big Money!

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Our friend Kayln found this version of our shirt design in a tile at the 9/11 Memorial in NYC. Click for photos of folks in our shirt around the world.

Still Working for Peace

We also got this great story on our FaceBook page from Sally in CA:

I wanted to share something that happened to me yesterday. Maybe it will make you smile. I happened to wear my "peace" tee shirt to a doctor's appointment. After I signed in at the front desk the receptionist said that she liked my shirt. She said she recognized "shalom" because she was from Israel. I pointed out to her that it also said "salaam". I took a seat in the waiting area and was soon joined by two women wearing hajib. They chatted with each other for a few minutes and then one of them told me that she liked my shirt, she was from Lebanon and recognized "salaam." I pointed out that it also said "shalom". What are the chances of that?

Those are the kind of chances we love.

Thank You

This was a bit of a shorter enewsletter because Sandy's tendonitis has kicked up. We'll be back in touch in July with experiences and stories after Pat and "Swimming to the Other Side" were featured on "All Things Considered"--from listening in taxicabs to out-selling Eminem. (Didn't hear the May 22, 2002 broadcast? Listen now.)

Thanks, as always for your support of us and our music. We could not do it without you.

Look forward to singing with you soon.

Peace,
Pat Humphries & Sandy O
emma's revolution

email: emmasrevmusic@gmail.com
web: http://www.emmasrevolution.com

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