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Being Beloved Community 11am EST Info Session

Being Beloved Community 11am EST Info Session

Feb 25, 11:00am - Feb 25, 12:00pm

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Join us to learn about our upcoming event Feb 26-28--Being Beloved Community: Harvest Showcase and Gift Exchange. Come and learn how you can bring your gifts and ideas to the weekend featuring 4 Open Space Technology events and Fire Circles, as part of our Beloved Community.

Join us Thursday Feb 11 and Feb 25 at 11 am EST or 7pm EST in our Global Fire Ceremony Zoom Room
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Being Beloved Community 7pm EST Info Session

Being Beloved Community 7pm EST Info Session

Feb 25, 7:00pm - Feb 25, 8:00pm

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Join us to learn about our upcoming event Feb 26-28--Being Beloved Community: Harvest Showcase and Gift Exchange. Come and learn how you can bring your gifts and ideas to the weekend featuring 4 Open Space Technology events and Fire Circles, as part of our Beloved Community.

Join us Thursday Feb 11 and Feb 25 at 11 am EST or 7pm EST in our Global Fire Ceremony Zoom Room
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Being Beloved Community: Opening Ceremony

Being Beloved Community: Opening Ceremony

Feb 26, 11:00am - Feb 26, 1:00pm

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Very Beloved Friends and Relatives,

It is our heartfelt prayer that you and your Beloved Ones are in the Very Best of Health and Spiritual Health.

We welcome you, with warm and embracing hearts to join us for the Opening of the Final Sacred Sacred Pipe Ceremony Honoring Elder Brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Being Beloved Community that began on January 15, 2021, and will conclude on February 28, 2021, after 44 days of prayers and service.

This Sacred Pipe Ceremony will be led by Dakota Spiritual Leader and Red Blanket Man, Darcy Demas.

Darcy has been Walking the Red Road of Sobriety, Fasting, Sun Dancing, the Inipi, Ceremonial Singing, and Healing for 35 years, his Koda, Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. Hinhan Wicasa-Deloria Tiospayes, Inhanktonwan, and Chickasaw Nations.

As he likes to be called, Brother Phil has done his best to walk the Way of the Sacred Pipe, Inipi, Fasting, Sun Dancing, the Native American Church, Healing, and Spirituality for more than 40 years.

These Kodas are honored and privileged to be joined by Mayan Elder and Spiritual Leader Adriana Alvarez, representing the Condor, Quetzal, and Eagle, that unite Indigenous Peoples across the Americas, together with the Awana Collective of Indigenous Women of the Amazon.

The Awana Collective of the Amazon will be preparing, igniting, and caring for the Sacred Fire, as they have done since "Enlighting Our Way Together" and the Fulfillment of the Prophecy of the "Day that Shall Not Be Followed By Night", December 11-22, 2020.

The Sacred Fire was continued through the Sacred Pipe Ceremony Honoring Elder Brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, January 15, 2021, which will be concluded on February 28, 2021.

As is the Sacred Tradition of the Dakota Nation since the arrival of the first visitors from Europe, the Sacred Ceremony is open to all Members of the Human Family and is without cost.

At the same time, as it has always been, this Sacred Ceremony is for those relatives who are sincerely dedicated to the Red Road of Healing, Compassion, Respect, Love, and Justice. If this is not your Path, with respect this is not the place for you.

The Story of two Oceti Sakowin warriors and the White Buffalo Calf Woman highlight this Sacred Teaching and Warning. As all that is spiritual has infinite meaning, there are different accounts of this Sacred Story. This is the Sacred Story in essence.

Two Oceti Sakowin warriors went out to hunt for food at a time of great disunity and spiritual suffering. While the young men traveled they saw a white cloud in the distance. Then, from the cloud, they saw a woman.

As they approached, they saw that it was a beautiful young woman in white buckskin. She had dark hair, skin, and eyes.

One of the men was filled with lust for the woman. He approached her, with disrespect and lust. His companion warned him that she appeared to be a sacred woman, and to do anything sacrilegious would be dangerous and disrespectful, but his advice was ignored.

The second warrior watched as his companion approached and embraced the woman dressed in white buckskin, during which time a cloud enveloped them.

Only the mysterious woman and a pile of the first man's bones, with worms eating the last fragments of flesh, remained.

The remaining warrior was frightened, but the holy woman beckoned him forward, telling him that no harm would come to him, as she could see into his heart and he did not have the motives the first warrior had.

The holy woman explained that she was wakȟáŋ (holy, having spiritual and supernatural powers). She further explained that if he did as she instructed, his people would rise again.

With a pure heart and mind, he promised to do what she instructed and was told to return to his Camp, call together the People, and prepare a feast for her arrival. The White Buffalo Calf Woman taught the Seven Sacred Ceremonies to protect the Mother Earth and People and gave the Oceti Sakowin the čhaŋnúŋpa, the Sacred Pipe. The White Buffalo Calf Woman appeared circa 900 AD.

In 2021, Her Sacred Teaching are growing stronger and stronger. In time, as demonstrated by the Water Protectors of Standing Rock and across the Americas, and beyond, led by the 7th Generation, the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, the Union of the Condor, Quetzal, and Eagle, will become so illumined they will enlighten the world, spiritually and intellectually, as prophesied by Indigenous Spiritual Messengers across the Americas, and

Every Member of Our Human Family that are dedicated to the Upliftment of the Sacred Understanding of the Prior Unity and Oneness of Our Human Family and all Life, and that the Hurt of One is the Hurt of All, and the Honor of One is the Honor of All.

This Sacred Understanding is the foundation of all the Sacred Prophecies, that all share in essence, that Peace Will Prevail on Earth, is in the Spiritual Worlds. The Spiritual Foundation of Being Beloved Community.

Again with love and respect to all those friends and relatives receiving our warm and heartfelt welcome to join us, before doing so, reflect very deeply on the depths of the spiritual understanding and consequences of the two warriors and the White Buffalo Calf Woman. This is the power and sacredness of the Prayers of Four Directions we will share with you.

As well, our Indigenous young people and their Allies are rightfully, very fierce in their protection and care of their Elders and our Spiritual Teachings and Ceremonies, especially if the Sacred Gifts of their Elders are exploited in any manner.

This includes justly questioning sharing Sacred Prayers, personally or collectively on Zoom, outside Indigenous communities.

It is not easy to heal and forgive more than 500 years of Genocide. And yet, as painful as it is, only colonized people, colonize people, only abused people, abuse people, only hurt people hurt people.

At the same time the sacred feeling of respect, love, protection, and justice for all Life, is the way it is and has been since the coming of the White Buffalo Calf Woman and other Spiritual Messengers that appeared across the Americas.

Now is the time of the fulfillment of Black Elk's Prophecy. And this will happen as sure as Father Sun rises every morning.

“Then a Voice said: ‘Behold this day, for it is yours to make. Now you shall stand upon the center of the earth to see, for there they are taking you.’ I was still on my bay horse, and once more I felt the riders of the west, the north, the east, the south, behind me, as before, and we were going east. I looked ahead and saw the mountains there with rocks and forests on them, and from the mountains flashed all colors upward to the heavens.

Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there, I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I saw in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.

And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father.

And I saw that it was holy.

Then as I stood there, two men were coming from the east, headfirst like arrows flying, and between them rose the daybreak star. They came and gave an herb to me and said: "With this on earth you shall undertake anything and do it."

It was the Daybreak-Star herb, the herb of understanding, and they told me to drop it on the earth. I saw it falling far, and when it struck Mother Earth, it rooted and grew and flowered, four blossoms on one stem, a black, a white, a scarlet, and a yellow. The rays from these streamed upward to the heavens so that all creatures saw it and in no place was there darkness.”

– Heȟáka Sápa, Black Elk, Oglala Lakota, Oceti Sakowin

The Sacred Way the Sacred Pipe will be offered in this Ceremony was passed on in a Sacred Manner by Frank White Buffalo Man, Hunkpapa from Little Eagle, on the Standing Rock, and Lionel Kinunwa, Miniconjou, from Cheyenne River more than 40 years ago. This way of sharing the Sacred Pipe was given to no one else

This Sacred Ceremony is being shared openly, as it was shared before the long spiritual wintertime, that began to sweep the Americas in 1492. with full faith, understanding, dedication, and vision that the Day That Shall Not Be Followed By Night has arisen, and the Prior Unity and Oneness of Our Human Family and all Life, and that the Hurt of One is the Hurt of All, and the Honor of One is the Honor of All.

Within and through the Every Where Spirit, there is no time and space and no barriers, no limitations of any form. There is only Light and Oneness.

Equally, we fully honor and respect the right of every member of our Human Families Divine Right to share their Sacred Prayers, as they choose, and fully understand and support those relatives that chose to keep their Sacred Prayers, within their close spiritual community circle, in privacy, without justice.

However we may pray, the more and stronger the better. Our Human Family needs our highest and deepest prayers, at this as we step out of our spiritual adolescence into our spiritual adulthood, and realize we are a Beloved Community as Elder Brother, Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned on the Top of the Mountain, as Black Elk.


In closing, in our Dakota way, Our Names are Waziyata Shunkawakan Duta,
Šuŋgmánuŋ, and Chanupa Sapa, and we stand fully responsible before our Creator for our words and action.






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Being Beloved Community: Harvest Showcase and Gift Exchange

Being Beloved Community: Harvest Showcase and Gift Exchange

Feb 26, 11:00am - Mar 1, 1:00pm

Global Fire Ceremony Room

During the last weekend of February 2021, we will convene online to highlight a number of programs, projects, events, and activities that have emerged during the pandemic and are moving us all further UPward.

We will showcase synergy teams that empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge divides, address personal, social, and systemic change and inspire us to collaborate at unprecedented levels.

Our Open Space sessions offer creative and imaginative space for individuals and groups to offer solutions that enable all of us to “build back wiser” while Being Beloved Community.

Join all our sessions in Zoom Room
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Opening Ceremony:
FRIDAY Feb 26 at 2pm EST

Open Space Sessions
SATURDAY Feb 27
I: 9am EST to 1pm EST
II: 2pm EST to 6pm EST

Global Fire Circle:
6pm EST

Open Space Sessions
SUNDAY Feb 28
III: 2 PM EST to 6 PM EST
IV: 7 PM EST to 11 PM EST

Closing Ceremony:
Monday March 1, 2021 at 2pm EST

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Being Beloved Community: Session 1

Being Beloved Community: Session 1

Feb 27, 6:00am - Feb 27, 10:00am

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Our Open Space sessions offer creative and imaginative space for individuals and groups to discuss and suggest ideas and solutions.

Session 1: Saturday, February 27th, 9am EST to 1pm EST featuring THREE Synergy Teams:
Anne-Marie Voorhoeve of the Hague Center
Dot Maver, Fumi Johns Stewart & Monica Ward- Trinity in Synergy
Rick Ulfik - 40 Days of Peace, Manifesting the Dream

and other Breakout sessions to be revealed during our time together.

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Being Beloved Community: Session 2

Being Beloved Community: Session 2

Feb 27, 11:00am - Feb 27, 3:00pm

Global Fire Ceremony Room

Join us LIVE in our Zoom Room
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Our Open Space sessions offer creative and imaginative space for individuals and groups to discuss and suggest ideas and solutions.

Session 2: Saturday, February 27th, 2pm EST to 6pm EST featuring THREE Synergy Teams:

Alexander Laszlo, Priya Matani, Kendra Bostick, Prototyping Beloved Community

Amaya, Patricia Anne-Davis - Love Currency Embassy: Sacred Learning & Co-Creative Space

Emmanuel Kuntzman & Lily Shehadi and Purpose Earth


and other Breakout sessions to be revealed during our time together.

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Full Moon Dreaming Fire Circle

Full Moon Dreaming Fire Circle

Feb 27, 3:00pm - Feb 27, 5:00pm

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Join us around the Global Fire with our sisters from the AWANA Colectiva and bring your night dreams, your day dreams, and let's dream together on this Full Moon.


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Being Beloved Community: Session 3

Being Beloved Community: Session 3

Feb 28, 11:00am - Feb 28, 3:00pm

Join us LIVE in our Zoom Room
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Our Open Space sessions offer creative and imaginative space for individuals and groups to discuss and suggest ideas and solutions.

Session 3: Sunday, February 28th, 2pm EST to 6pm EST featuring THREE Synergy Teams:
Elisabeth Williams & MiraMichelle and Divine Feminine Leadership
Lynnaea Lumbard & the Bridging Synergy Circle of the Evolutionary Leaders
Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr & Adriana Alvarez

and other Breakout sessions to be revealed during our time together.

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Being Beloved Community: Session 4

Being Beloved Community: Session 4

Feb 28, 4:00pm - Feb 28, 8:00pm

Join us LIVE in our Zoom Room
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Our Open Space sessions offer creative and imaginative space for individuals and groups to discuss and suggest ideas and solutions.

Session 4: Sunday, February 28th, 7pm EST to 11pm EST featuring THREE Synergy Teams:
Dr. Marty K. Casey, Dr. Kurt. Johnson, Ben Bowler & Irina Morrison: UNITY EARTH & Partners - Ramping UP to World UNITY Week "ONE", June 19-26, 2021
Antoinette Rootsdawtah & Sommer Joy Ramer-Bridging the Racial Divide
Kimaya Rainy Rao, Dr. Sailesh Krishna Rao - Vegan World 2026!

and other Breakout sessions to be revealed during our time together.

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Nominate Dot Maver: "Forbes Women 50 over 50"

Nominate Dot Maver: "Forbes Women 50 over 50"

Feb 28, 11:00pm

Forbes Magazine

Forbes Magazine is planning a special edition in June 2021, celebrating, “Women 50 over 50” who continue creating and making valuable contributions to individuals and groups. These are US-based women, who reflect a full range of career and dedicated projects.

NOMINATIONS ARE DUE: FEBRUARY 28

These dedicated women in their service work continue to shatter age and gender roles. When we heard the Forbes announcement of highlighting “Women 50 over 50”, we knew that we wanted to nominate Dot Maver for this recognition. Dot initiates positive change and lives her commitment to inspire and to lead others in constructive and purposeful endeavors.

To assist in this initiative of nationally and internationally recognizing the contributions of Dot, we are now inviting you to also nominate Dot. The greater number of nominations the greater the chances the Dot would be one of those recognized. We also know that such recognition will also greatly support the service and work in which Dot is involved.

The web site is for nomination is: www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2020/02/26/introducing-forbes-50-over-50-highlighting-women-sh...

You will also need Dot’s birthdate: October 23, 1951

Her email: dotmaver@gmail.com

Dorothy J. Maver, Ph.D. is an educator and peacebuilder whose keynote is inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good.

Dot is co-founder of Global Silent Minute, was founding President and is a Board member and Trustee of the National Peace Academy USA, is a co-founding board member of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures of Peace, was the founding executive director, now board member of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding and a founding board member of Garden of Light. She also co-founded the Seven Ray Institute.

Dot’s work in education, politics, and grassroots community organizing is focused on applied peacebuilding utilizing a shared responsibility and shared leadership model.

From 2005–2007 Dot served as Executive Director of The Peace Alliance and Campaign for a US Department of Peace, and prior to that, she was the National Campaign Manager for Kucinich for President 2004.

In the world of fast-pitch softball, Dr. Dot is known for her revolutionary fast-pitch hitting technique, The Maver Method: Secrets of Hitting Success.

She is co-author of the book Conscious Education: The Bridge to Freedom; is a Fellow with the World Business Academy, and serves on the boards of Lifebridge Foundation, River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding and Garden of Light.

Dot also serves on the United Nations International Day of Peace NGO Education Peace Team, the International Cities of Peace Advisory Council, the Piscataqua Peace Forum Advisory Council, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence Advisory Board, the Shift Network Summer of Peace Wisdom Council, and is an advisor to the Compassion Games.

www.globalsilentminute.org
www.nationalpeaceacademy.us
www.centerforpeacebuilding.org www.gamip.org
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Being Beloved Community: Closing Ceremony

Being Beloved Community: Closing Ceremony

Mar 1, 11:00am - Mar 1, 1:00pm

Join us LIVE in our Zoom Room
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Join us and together we shall gather virtuall beside the Global Fire with our sisters from the AWANA Colectiva.

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The Peace Lab

The Peace Lab

Mar 1, 9:30pm - Mar 5, 11:00pm

PURPOSE OF PEACE LAB
To undertake an exploration into, through and with peace so as to open the pathway for an awareness, appreciation and embodiment of flourishing Peace.
"We shall not cease from our explorations until we shall arrive back
to the place we had begun - and see it for the first time.” – T.S. Eliot

Welcome to The Peace Lab – an experiment in Peace. We, ChatAction are a group of activists brought together by Humanity Rising, an international coalition that transforms meaningful conversations into actions that make a difference.
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Bridging The Racial Divide: "I Am Not Racist but Am I Anti-Racist?"

Bridging The Racial Divide: "I Am Not Racist but Am I Anti-Racist?"

Mar 22, 3:00pm - Mar 22, 5:00pm

You are invited to join us live from Bridging The Divide FB Page including sharing support from many other FB Pages and FB Groups too caring for empowering Black Lives World Wide welcoming all genders and races. If you are interested in being in the zoom room please send us a private message on this FB Page.

On Monday, March 22nd, 3.00 PM PST - 5:00 PM PST the focus of this conversation will be "I am not racist, but am I anti-racist?"

The focus will be:
"I'm Not Racist But Am I Anti-Racist?" Part 4

This is a live conversation led by Antoinette Rootsdawtah SUJ (Stand Up For Justice) Director, & Sommer Joy Ramer SINE Network Co-Founder, and in collaboration with Pato Banton, Dr. Quinlan Strong, Nichelle Monroe, Mira Michelle, Heather Elizabeth and Amaya Tala and more featured guests monthly.

Here are Live Stream Replays of the last 9 months.

This is a conversation to bridge the divide of racial injustice between all races (All genders are welcome) with the intent to focus on honoring the Black Lives Matter World Movement. The original live conversation began June 8th 2020 about these topics 5 Obstacles to White allegiance.
White Supremacism
White Privilege
White Fragility / Guilt
White Liberalism
White Active Allies

May this conversation be part of the progress with in humanity to understand what stands between us and follow through on our lifelong pledge to co-create anti-racist culture building and make aligned action in our local and global communities to dismantle systemic racism in all systems. Let us working together be part of the conversation and action that contributes to systemic change for now and future generations.

SINE (Synergized Impact Network Exchange) is a global alliance of social innovators committed to large-scale behavior change through collaborative learning, innovation, and unprecedented unified action. In SINE we SPRUTH, speaking truth with love and compassion. We are always open to learning how to be better and respond to feedback to better serve our diverse global community. May this conversation be part of a better healthier environment for Black Members and participants worldwide. This is just the beginning.

You can see the racial healing work that is provided by Antoinette Rootsdawtah, Dr. Quinlan, and Mira Michelles here:
Stand Up For Justice:
www.facebook.com/standupforjusticeus
standupforjustice.us/
Dr. Quinlan Strong
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000184947646
Mira Michelle
www.miramichelle.com/
SINE Network info:
sine.network/

Bridging The Divide June 2020-February 2021 Replays on YouTube and FB:
youtu.be/-tCbvAwQ38E

Livestream and support comes from SINE Network
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Bridging The Racial Divide: "I Am Not Racist, But Am I Anti-Racist?" Part 5

Bridging The Racial Divide: "I Am Not Racist, But Am I Anti-Racist?" Part 5

Apr 19, 3:00pm - Apr 19, 5:00pm

You are invited to join us live from Bridging The Divide FB Page including sharing support from many other FB Pages and FB Groups too caring for empowering Black Lives World Wide welcoming all genders and races. If you are interested in being in the zoom room please send us a private message on this FB Page.

On Monday, April 19th, 3.00 PM PST - 5:00 PM PST the focus of this conversation will be "I am not racist, but am I anti-racist?" Part 5

The focus will be:
"I'm Not Racist But Am I Anti-Racist?" Part 5

This is a live conversation led by Antoinette Rootsdawtah SUJ (Stand Up For Justice) Director, & Sommer Joy Ramer SINE Network Co-Founder, and in collaboration with Pato Banton, Dr. Quinlan Strong, Nichelle Monroe, Mira Michelle, Heather Elizabeth, and Amaya Tala, and more featured guests monthly.

Here are Live Stream Replays of the last 10 months.

This is a conversation to bridge the divide of racial injustice between all races (All genders are welcome) with the intent to focus on honoring the Black Lives Matter World Movement. The original live conversation began June 8th, 2020 about these topics 5 Obstacles to White allegiance.
White Supremacism
White Privilege
White Fragility / Guilt
White Liberalism
White Active Allies

May this conversation be part of the progress with in humanity to understand what stands between us and follow through on our lifelong pledge to co-create anti-racist culture building and make aligned action in our local and global communities to dismantle systemic racism in all systems. Let us working together be part of the conversation and action that contributes to systemic change for now and future generations.

SINE (Synergized Impact Network Exchange) is a global alliance of social innovators committed to large-scale behavior change through collaborative learning, innovation, and unprecedented unified action. In SINE we SPRUTH, speaking truth with love and compassion. We are always open to learning how to be better and respond to feedback to better serve our diverse global community. May this conversation be part of a better healthier environment for Black Members and participants worldwide. This is just the beginning. We would like to be more inclusive, adaptive and compassionate as possible always.

You can see the racial healing work that is provided by Antoinette Rootsdawtah, Dr. Quinlan, and Mira Michelles here:
Stand Up For Justice:
www.facebook.com/standupforjusticeus
standupforjustice.us/
Dr. Quinlan Strong
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000184947646
Mira Michelle
www.miramichelle.com/
SINE Network info:
sine.network/

Bridging The Divide June 2020 - March 2021 Replays on YouTube and FB:
youtu.be/-tCbvAwQ38E

Livestream and support comes from SINE Network & SUJ
standupforjustice.us/
sine.network/

You are welcome to reach out to get in the zoom room. You can contact Sommer & Antoinette here
Standupforjusticele@gmail.com
sommer@compassiongames.org
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