Saturday, April 30, 2011

What: Playing for Peace Concert
Where: Unity of Livonia, on Five Mile Road between Middlebelt & Inkster
When: Friday, May 13, 2011, 7-9:30pm – doors open at 6:30pm
Who: Musicians performing to raise funds for Moveable Peace – all welcome

Livonia, MI – A dozen talented local musical performers will be Playing For Peace during a 2 ½ hour concert at Unity of Livonia, Friday, May 13. The eclectic peace players will render performances, ranging from pop, blues, and jazz, to country and folk, to hip hop suitable for all ages.

The concert features 30-year veteran entertainer Bill Meyer, country folk artist Joe Kidd, pop/rock/folk songs of David Nefesh, soulful, a cappella vocals of Ruby Woods, and uplifting songs of Michael Krieger. The contemporary acoustic guitar, mandolin and banjo sounds of Judy Insley and Floyd Raeon will include a touch of bluegrass. Kevin Mr. Peace” Szawala will perform consciousness-raising hip-hop aimed at today’s youth. Many of these local favorites will have CDs and performance schedules available.

The Peace Players will perform to raise funds for a statewide effort this summer by a coalition of Michigan Peace groups to increase awareness of the need for a viable culture of peace. Termed “Moveable Peace” the summer activities include coordinated community events, a traveling mobile exhibit featuring a nine foot tall “Peace Mama” puppet, and Peace emissary Kevin Szawala.

A ten-day peace walk from all over the state to Lansing, a convergence of peace representatives statewide at the Mackinaw Bridge on Labor Day, and participation in the Detroit Labor Day Parade are planned.

Highlight of the summer’s activities will be the submission of a petition to the state legislature and governor requesting the establishment of a Michigan Commission for Peace & Justice.

A donation of $10 per person is requested at the concert. Unity of Livonia is located on Five Mile Road between Middlebelt & Inkster. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

For more information contact Colleen Mills, Citizens for Peace, at 734-425-0079 or
Join us for our May 10th Citizens for Peace Meeting!

Kevin "Mr. Peace" Szawala will be talking about the Moveable Peace Budget Priorities Road Show he will be conducting all over Michigan this summer. He will share the information about Peace Pizzazz, an annual event in Western Michigan sponsored by the 6th District Department of Peace group. Kevin is the State Coordinator of the Michigan Department of Peace Campaign. He is a motivational speaker who at a young age has devoted his life to creating more peace on our planet starting right here in Michigan. It will be a fun and informative presentation. See you at Unity of Livonia on Tuesday, May 10th at 7 pm. Bring your friends!