Effigy to hold the names of those who have died and especially those killed by violence in our country.
2023: Revivng "The Friend", a papier mâché effigy we create to hold the names of any and all people we wish to remember, celebrate and honor who have died. Say Their Names! Welcome the energy of our ancestors to inspire us to be the Good Trouble in these times. Between now and winter solstice this effigy can be used in ceremony,ritual and Conscious Activism. Any community can borrow it to hold their grief and celebration of life. Each layer of the this effigy we will fill with the names of those we remember; especially those who voice and energy we welcome to assist us to bring change to our world. Whether it be the peace makers who remind us change can happen like Harvey Milk or the voiceless who were killed in gun violence or tragedy we want to say their names. Friends,family and all those in your hearts,this effigy is a way to reflect on our shared struggle for peace. List names below of those who you wish to remember. (There will be many opportunities to use this sacred effigy coming up). Bless you and all who have died. Say their names.
Worldwide Invitation Queer Fires for Peace
On Saturday October 14th.
Join us at 18th and Castro at 1PM
Creating Acts of Peaceful Activism
Peoples through out recorded history have used the light and warmth of fire ceremonies to set forth an intention. We invite you to join together with people around the world to hold the intention for peace in our world.
Our thoughts, intentions, rituals, prayers, meditations and actions for PEACE do make a difference!
This is a call to individuals, groups and communities to express your commitment to peace through some action. Let's add to the energy of a "tipping point" to cease violence and claim peaceful coexistence.
ALL PEOPLE of PEACE Welcomed to sign and take action. Whether you identify as "queer" (usually meaning gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered person) or you are a queer ally, you are definitionally queer (outside to box) by standing for peace.
Let us Rise Up Lovingly for peace (in all the many ways of being peace through all our actions).