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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Peace Through Music

The job of the Pasadena Human Relations Commission is to "engage in activities designed to aid in elimination of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination" and to "assist the City in achieving better inter-group understanding among residents." Among other things.

It's about all kinds of people living together harmoniously, which doesn't always happen even here in what I like to think of as my personal Utopia. Utopia's not perfect, so the Human Relations Commission's working on it.

Tonight they're presenting the annual Peace Through Music Concert. The proceeds support most of the Commission's work, much of which is with area youth. Check it out at 7PM sharp at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Pasadena. If you've got questions you can call Commissioner Terrie Allen at 626-796-6878 or Co-Chair Michelle Bailey at 626-644-0701.

The picture of the house has nothing to do with it. I just like this house.

11 comments:

Italo said...

BRAVO to the commission. WE NEED PEACE comprehension, tolerance. These days in Italy I feel a sad atmosphere, violent, homophobic, racist. :(

Cafe Observer said...

Ok, PDP, here's my caption:
Peace Through Eating.

Desiree said...

Thanks for explaining the photo--I couldn't recall a house like that on Sierra Madre Blvd. CO: You're quite the politico!
Nice photo and post, Petrea. I guess I'll be singing the same tune all day: "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me..." until my children mock me and I get mad and hurt somebody...

Petrea said...

Italo, I had no idea Italy had that sort of atmosphere. Do you think that's about your leadership? Terrorism? Is it relatively new, or does it come from old hatreds? Here it's ongoing work, I think--two steps forward and one step back, again and again, over the years.

CO, you may be surprised to know I think that's true. Eating is convivial, social. It has always brought people together.

Ah, Des, kids have the spirit, don't they? Sweetness and light, sweetness and--ouch!

TheChieftess said...

You had me goin' about the house...I kept expecting that that was the location of the Commission's offices or the site of the next meeting...

Bernadette Joolen, Beautiful Dreamer... said...

That's lovely, Petrea! You know all the sweet people around the world who sit in their living rooms and put out their music on the youtube? And then send the loveliest comments back, in broken english, from everywhere! I like to think of that as peace through music too. So, yaay, Pasadena! That's lovely to hear.=)

Almost Precious said...

I've heard it said that "Music hath charms to sooth the savage beast"...but then I found out the original phrase was; "...to sooth the savage breast". Think in this case I prefer the more modern, corrupted version.

Loved your piece on the firefighters, my son-in-law is a fireman. It's a tough job and a little bit of appreciation goes a very long way with these fine men. God bless them, one and all.

Margaret said...

The house is cool, but a little spooky too. I feel like you're getting us ready for Halloween.

Petrea said...

Yeah, Chieftess, the pic's kind of random, sorry. I had some info, I had a photo, boom.

Bernadette, I have a 13-year-old rock star friend who posts her songs on youtube. She's really good, too.

Thanks, Precious. Bless your son-in-law, too.

I think so, too, Margaret. I love this house but it's a bit mysterious to me.

Lori Lynn said...

I just like the house too.
LL

Virginia said...

Bravo for the commission, wonderful goals! Aand I am all for an extraneous photo to go along. My brain works like that too!
V