I am looking into the face of a woman who is going to protect the lives of my children, and I know she is going to do this, even though I don’t know her name and we’ve never spoken. I am watching as people around me assume our positions as ancestors-of-the-future, seeing our uncertainty that we are doing the right thing, our desire to be forgiven for our failure to do more come spilling out of our eyes and hands even before we speak. And as I listen to the glimpses of people’s lives that they reveal, I see better from outside of my own experience: see how life in our society sometimes takes away not just the ability but even the impulse to hope for a different world.
350PDX presents Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe performing “In a Time of Extinctions, a Call to Life,” a program interweaving Moore’s evocative words with McCabe’s expressive piano interpretation of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli.” An empowering call to action in extraordinary times, the performance is:
Saturday, February 27th at 7 p.m.
at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland, 97212. Tickets ($8-$20) are available at the door and online at www.350pdx.org. The performance is a benefit for 350PDX, the local branch of a diverse national grassroots movement to address the challenge of climate change.
On Saturday, February 27 at 7 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland, 350PDX will present Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe performing “In a Time of Extinctions, a Call to Life.” This unique program interweaves Moore’s evocative words with McCabe’s expressive piano interpretation of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli” to create an empowering call to action in extraordinary times.
A philosopher, teacher, author and activist, Moore has always been drawn to the power of music and its ability to reach directly and wordlessly into the human heart. As faculty colleagues at Oregon State University, she and Rachelle McCabe, an internationally known concert pianist, participated in several interdisciplinary seminars investigating, through a variety of disciplines, specific topic such as love, evil and the meaning of music.
Oregon once again has the chance to be a national leader in addressing the climate crisis. The Healthy Climate Act will be introduced to the Oregon Legislature in the short session held this February. This Act will help us smooth the way into the great transition needed to achieve a fossil free future. 350PDX has endorsed this bill and encourages you to support it.
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