January 19, 2002

Peace Words: Writers & Musicians Against Hunger

A marathon benefit reading and performance

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday,
and raising funds for Afghan famine relief (Oxfam America)
and the local struggle against hunger (Oregon Food Bank)

More than three dozen writers and musicians will perform, including Ursula LeGuin, Primus St. John, Judith Barrington, Crystal Williams, Rob Blakeslee, Glen Moore, Michael Stirling, and many more!

Saturday, January 19, 2002, 12 noon to 7:00 pm
Gracie's (the old Baptist Church at NE 6th and Prescott)
Suggested donation $10-15 (no one turned away)

In 1999, the USDA ranked Oregon 6th in the nation for food insecurity and WORST in the nation for outright hunger. More than 40% of those receiving food aid in Oregon are children. The problem is serious here, and the situation in Afghanistan is disastrous.


Dan Raphael, Laura Winter, Chris Piuma, David Abel, Emily Trinkaus, Geraldine Foote, Laura Feldman, Maryrose Larkin, Cynthia Kimball, Michael Walsh, Janice Gould, Carlos Reyes, Janine Oshiro, Crystal Williams, Judith Barrington, Kate Gray, Mark Gwynne, Norval, Ursula LeGuin, Dottie Grossman, Primus St. John, Mark Russell, Maggie Chula, William Fox, Michelle Glazer, Tananarive Due, Mykle Hansen, Sandra Williams

Jonas Tauber (cello), Rob Blakeslee (trumpet) & Glen Moore (bass), Michael Stirling (didjeridu) & Reza Mazloomi(frame drum), Paul Johnson (tabla) & Marc Hakim (sitar), Jennifer Gosar (vocal) & Steve Blackman (guitar)

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. --Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963