Dear Lily, CONGRATULATIONS!!! With love, best harmony wishes, Leo Dr Leo Semashko: State Councillor of St. Petersburg, Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony; Director: Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia; Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA) since 2005; Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org ----- Original Message ----- From: Barefoot Artists, Inc., Barefoot_Artists_Inc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To: leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx Sent: 12 июня 2014 г., 19:59:00 Subject: [gha] Invisible Is Now Visible Dear GHA friends, The Twa are visible now! Since 2011 when Barefoot Artists worked with the Twa people in Rugerero, Rwanda, the community has grown their pottery production. A government energy agency is now partnering with them to make a special economic stove, which uses only one wood stick. The Twa villagers have extended their workspace and constructed a new kiln for the purpose. The production of the new stove helps to stabilize their income. See more photographs of the new additions to the pottery project at this link. "When Barefoot Artists helped the Twa to construct their Pottery Center along a major highway with the beautiful mosaics and mural, it made the Twa visible. Their lives have been transformed.” --Jean Bosco Musana, former Red Cross Regional Director In May 2014, Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye, Executive Director of Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, along with a group of young Ali Scholars on their International Learning Journey to Rwanda and Uganda visited Rugerero Survivors Village and the Genocide Memorial Park. The Taiwan Project Barefoot Artists Director Lily Yeh revisited Chong An village of indigenous Ah Mei people, with whom she collaborated in the previous two years to bring colors and vitality to the village. She realized soon that there are conflicts within the community. It makes the continuation of the Chong An transformation project difficult. She established the Community Harmony Committee. The four members are charged with the mission to turn conflicts into harmony. A Great Masters’ Series Presentation at National Taiwan Arts University Lily Yeh’s 2014 presentation at the National Taiwan Arts University was called “Art, Healing, and Community Building.” Students commented that, “we wish that your method can be widely practiced in Taiwan. Many communities need healing and revitalization.” Inspiring Women Summit This interview is part of the Inspiring Women Summit, a global teleseries where you can learn from some of the most potent speakers, artists, activists and visionaries about how to lead an extraordinary life. For more information, please visit http://inspiringwomensummit.com. Philadelphia Inquirer Review of The Barefoot Artist Movie By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer on May 16, 2014 Lily Yeh folds her hands on the small dining table in her tiny Philadelphia townhouse, drops her forehead to her ropy knuckles, and weeps. It is not unusual to see Yeh, 73, overcome with feeling. Since cofounding the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia in 1989, she has made it her mission to bring creativity and art to broken communities. More often than not, she grieves for others’ pain and finds joy in their successes. Her tears this time, however, are not for the neglected children of drug addicts in the city, or victims of genocide in Rwanda, or orphans in China, or the poor in Kenya, Palestinian areas, Ecuador, and India – all of whom have moved and inspired her. No, this time, the pain is personal. Follow this link to read the entire article. The Barefoot Artist on DVD This feature length documentary explores two sides of Lily Yeh’s life that are connected parts of the same journey: her international ventures helping to heal weakened spirits in communities in North America, Africa, China, and India, and a personal journey within, to repair her own fractured family. To embrace the latter, Lily embarks on a trip to China to trace her father’s life, in hopes of resolving life-long guilt that was passed from father to daughter. Get the DVD. Please support Barefoot Artists by forwarding this message to a friend and considering a charitable donation to support our international projects. Click to view this email in a browser If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe Barefoot Artists, Inc. 2412 Waverly Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147 US Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy.