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The Red Flame for Freedom

Local Wiregrass Residents on a Journey to End Modern Day Slavery

The Red Flame for Freedom



Audri Scott Williams and Karen Hunter Watson announce that on April 22, 2016, the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walkers and Partners in The Red Flame for Freedom will travel to communities throughout the United States to raise awareness about the proliferation of modern day slavery experienced through sex trafficking, human trafficking, mass incarceration, and children in poverty. Modern day slavery is not simply a foreign issue, it is also an American issue and may be closer than you think.

The World Peace Walkers will begin their national tour in Dothan at the Spiritual Enrichment Center, 942 S. Oates Street, with a concert and panel discussion on April 2nd from 1- 4pm. Karen Hunter Watson and Kevin Thompson will provide special music throughout the afternoon. Audri Scott Williams will moderate a panel of speakers: Agnes Furey (Tallahassee, FL), Author of Wild Flowers in the Median and a nationally recognized advocate for Restorative Justice; Sekou Kambui (Dothan, AL), former Political Prisoner for 47 years; Sandra W. Burch (Colquitt, GA), author and former victim of domestic violence incarcerated for 8 years; Ken Tuck (Dothan, AL), Love in Action Ministries on Human Trafficking; Sharon Hughes Taylor (Dothan, AL)on Children in Poverty, Paul Carroll (Dothan, AL), retired Psychologist to speak on Community Engagement for Social Change.

Schedule From April 22 through September 25, 2016 Cities & Dates:

Dothan, AL – Atlanta, GA - April 22 - 24 • Tampa, FL - May 6 - 8 • New Orleans, LA - May 20 - 22 • Houston, TX - May 27- 29 • Phoenix, AZ - June 10 - 12 • Las Vegas, NV - June 17 - 19 • Los Angeles, CA - June 24 - 26 • San Francisco/Oakland, CA - July 1 - 3 • Denver, CO - July 15 - 17 • Chicago, IL - July 29 - 31 • New York, NY -August 12 - 14 • Philadelphia, PA - August 19 - 21 • Baltimore, MD - August 26 - 28 • Washington, DC -September 2 - 4 • Charlotte, NC - September 16 - 18 • Atlanta, GA - September 23 - 25

The Red Flame for Freedom …
We are coming to a city near you! Join the movement to end modern day slavery. Contribute your time, resources, and talents. Share the vision. If you are interested in assisting in organizing in your community and/or having your organization, agency, or group become a partner, contact Audri Scott Williams at 334-200-3593 or email freedomwalks.stf@gmail.com.: http://www.trailofdreams.weebly.com

You many also visit our website Join the Spirit of Truth Foundation, World Peace Walkers (Trail of Dreams World Peace Walkers, 13 Moon Walk 4 Peace), NOWTIME Media, LLC, United Religions Initiative (URI), WorldBridge Media, One Common Unity (OCU), Center of Health and Whole Healing, iLogic, Social Artistry Alliance of the Southeast US, The Shift Network & The Catalyst, Think Peace International, ELLSSA , Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Center of Peace, Spiritual Enrichment Center – Dothan, WARETech Studio… and the growing number of organizations who are saying NO MORE!

Contact: The Red Flame for Freedom
Audri Scott Williams
Phone: 334.200.3593
Karen Hunter Watson
Phone: 334.200.9842
Email: freedomwalks@gmail.com
P.O. Box 126 Cottonwood, AL 36320
www.trailofdreams.weebly.com
www.audriscottwilliams.com
www.blogtalkradio.com/nowtimeradio


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SEPTEMBER 2016 FESTIVALS & EVENTS

  • California, Guerneville -   Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival  -  Get ready for another awesome weekend filled with jazz, blues, dancing, wine tasting and lounging in the river.


  • California, Marin City -   Annual Marin City Blues, Jazz & Soul Party in the Park  -  A free community concert, great music, ethnic foods, arts & crafts, classic car show, kids zone.


  • California, Monterey -   Monterey Jazz Festival -  Over 500 top name jazz artists performing on 9 stages spread over 20 acres of the Festivals magnificent Monterey fairgrounds site.


  • California, Martinez -   Bay Area Blues Festival -  The Festival will feature two main stages, a merchant marketplace, arts and crafts, gourmet food booths, a large family area, cafe seating areas, and much more. The only free blues event in San Francisco.


  • DC, Washington -   Black Family Reunion Celebration  -  This multi-cultural, family focused festival attracts up to 250,000 people. It is a unique opportunity for you to display your organization’s programs, services, and activities to the thousands of African Americans and others.


  • DC, Washington -   DC Fashion Week  -   DC Fashion Week is held twice a year during the months of February & September. A partnership of independent fashion designers, producers and models, DCFASHIONWEEK (DCFW) was created to increase economic development in the area of fashion design, clothing merchandising and modeling, and to enhance the visibility of the nation's capital as a center of international fashion.


  • Florida, Orlando -   Tom Joyner Family Reunion  -   It's our annual celebration of family fun this Labor Day Weekend, August - September in Orlando, Florida!


  • Georgia, Atlanta -   The Atlanta Comedy Festival  -   The nations premier bi-annual progressive & urban comedy showcase.


  • Georgia, Savannah -   Savannah Jazz Festival  -   Jazz is America’s truly original art form. Remember, the Savannah Jazz Festival is free and open to all!


  • Illinois, Chicago -   African Festival of the Arts -  Creating and keeping the culture. Enjoy clothing, jewelry that is handmade, soul food, and more.


  • Kansas, Wichita -   Wichita Black Arts Festival  -  Reconnect with roots, or enjoy art on display, with food and music floating in the air. All people are welcome; it’s an all-Wichita festival showcasing the cultural vibrancy of the African-American community.


  • Kentucky, Lexington -   Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival -  The colorful pageantry of the festival, combined with its high quality offerings of cultural and educational programs, has earned its recognition as one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.


  • Maryland, Baltimore -   African American Culture Festival  -   The Festival serves as a vehicle to showcase Baltimore County communities and its residents.


  • Maryland, Baltimore -   Cadillac Parade and Royal Theatre Reunion Parade & Festival  -  Good music, and witness the traditional Cadillac Parade.


  • Massachusetts, Cambridge -   Cambridge Carnival International -  Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration rooted in African traditions. This free festival is considered a Cambridge Institution, and is the largest festival in Cambridge, with thousands of attendees.


  • Mississippi, Greenville -   Mississippi Delta Blues Festival  -  The purpose of the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival is to reach a worldwide audience with a celebration of the contributions the Mississippi Delta Blues culture has made to the American story - and to help preserve that culture.


  • Nevada, Las Vegas -   Las Vegas Jazz Festival  -   Join us for a great weekend of entertainment and music by some of your favorite R&B and Smooth Jazz artists.


  • New Jersey, Atlantic City -   The Atlantic City Comedy Festival  -   The Atlantic City Comedy Festival, promises to be better than ever! For two days, fans will experience tickle your funny bone fanfare, gut busting jokes and hilarious, side-splitting humor from some of the world’s most noted, critically acclaimed mainstream comedians.


  • New York, Albany -   Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival  -  Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival is one of the area’s premier free, family events.


  • New York, Harlem -   African American Day Parade  -  Showcase of positive Black achievements. The largest Black parade in America.


  • North Carolina, Raleigh -   African American Cultural Festival  -  The African American Cultural Festival in partnership with the City of Raleigh and Wake County is proud to present a family friendly celebration of African American arts and culture in downtown Raleigh.


  • South Carolina, Charleston -   MOJA Arts Festival  -   A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events for many different years, the MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites.


  • Tennessee, Memphis -   Black Writers And Book Clubs Literacy Festival  -  The BWABC Literacy Festival will be held September 19-20, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee at the Cook Convention Center. It will be hosted by nationally acclaimed author, Shelia E. Lipsey. It is a free event to the public and to book clubs. The purpose of the festival is to unite authors and readers while promoting literacy within the community.


  • Tennessee, Nashville -   Nashville's African Street Festival  -  Committed to celebrating and connecting the extensions of Africa to America by way of education, arts, business, family and community.


  • Washington, Seattle -   Bumbershoot - Seattle's Music & Arts Festival  -  There will be music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, visual, performance, and literary arts, and more!


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