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World Mime Community

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100 Thousand Mimes for Change- 2012

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Do you want to join other poets, Mimes ,Clowns,Cinema or Theatre Actors,Anybodyelse around the USA and across the planet in a demonstration/celebration of MUSIC to promote serious social, environmental, and political change? 

100 Thousand Mimes for Change Day will take place in conjunction with 100 Thousand Poets for Change Day on September 29th, 2012.

This past September 24th, 2011 100 Thousand Poets for Change was initiated and the result was the largest poetry reading in history. For September 29th, 2012 we invite Musicians to join in the celebration/demonstration to let the world know we have a voice and we care about the future of the planet.


If you would like to organize an event in your community, join us here on Facebook and write to us directly to register your event at mimecommunity@gmail.com

And please visit http://www.100TPC.org/ to learn more and to see all the great events that took place on September 24, 2011.


FAQ

“What kind of CHANGE are we talking about?”

The first order of change is for MIMES,CLOWNS,ACTORS,MUSICIANS, SINGERS, SONGWRITERS, poets, writers, artists, anybody, to actually get together to create and perform, educate and demonstrate, simultaneously, with other communities around the world. This will change how we see our local community and the global community. We have all become incredibly alienated in recent years. We hardly know our neighbors down the street let alone our creative allies who live and share our concerns in other countries. We need to feel this kind of global solidarity. I think it will be empowering.

And of course there is the political/social change that many of us are talking about these days. There is trouble in the world. Wars, ecocide, the lack of affordable medical care, racism, the list goes on.

It appears that transformation towards a more sustainable world is a major concern and could be a global guiding principle for this event. Peace also seems to be a common cause. War is not sustainable. There is an increasing sense that we need to move forward and stop moving backwards. But I am trying not to be dogmatic. I am hoping that together we can develop our ideas of the "change/transformation" we are looking for as a group, and that each community group will decide their own specific area of focus for change for their particular event.


“I want to organize in my area. How do we begin to organize?”

100 Thousand MIMESS for Change will organize “participants” by local region, city, or state, and find individuals in each area who would like to organize their local event. Just let me know if you want to be an organizer by sending a personal message to me directly through Facebook, or to my e-mail: mimecommunity@gmail.com.

If you are an organizer for your community this means that first you will consider a location for the event and begin to contact people in your area who want to participate in the event. Participation means PUTTING ON SHOWS, MIME FESTIVALS, WORKSHOPS, FUNDRAISERS, any kind of mime related event, in a coffee shop or in an arena, drum circles, theatre fests, symphonies, marches, intimate performance in local community centers or public expression on the streets, performing in general, and of course contacting the media, posting the event on the web, in calendars, newspapers, etc., supplying cupcakes and beer (it’s up to you), putting up an information table for your cause(s), inviting guest speakers, etc., and cleaning up, of course. And also documenting the event through video, audio, etc.,(this is important, too).

Organizers and participants will create their own local event as an expression of who they are locally. Do they want a parade, choir, candlelight vigil or a circus, a march or a dance, on a main street or in a private setting; it’s up to the local organization. However, groups should be sure to hold some part of the event, if not all of it, outdoors, in public view. (however holding your event outdoors is not required). 

It is also important that the event be documented. Videos, recordings, photos, journals, paintings! Documentation is crucial. The rest of the 100 Thousand MIMES for Change want to hear what you have to say though your mime about change! The documentation will be shared through our website at www.100tpc.org, a place where you can post event information, as well as audio, photos, videos, poetry, art, and thoughts. But an event doesn’t have to involve tons of people. It can be just you (the organizer) and your body and equipments, on a street corner, with a sign. Just let me know what you are planning! Every effort counts!

Each local organization determines what it wants to focus on, something broad like, peace, sustainability, justice, equality, or more specific causes like Health Care, or Freedom of Speech, or local environmental or social concerns that need attention in your particular area right now, etc. Organizations will then come up with a mission statement/manifesto or song that describes who they are and what they think and care about. When the whole event has taken place all the mission statements can be collected from around the world and, I hope, worked together into a grand statement of 100 Thousand MIMESS for Change.


Thank you for joining us!

Best, 
Vedat ZAR,(World Mime Community), 100 THOUSAND MIMES FOR CHANGE

Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion, 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE
http://www.100TPC.org/