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The Postcard Project

Michelle Girouard

'The Postcard Project' is a collectively creative action that I've initiated in support of Bob Lovelace that is designed to use technology to educate people about the dangers of uranium mining (as well as educate them about Bob Lovelace's story) and encourages them to take action while participating in a collective creation at the same time.

This is how the Postcard Project works:

1) Everyone is challenged to send one postcard or letter in support of Bob Lovelace or calling for a moratorium on uranium mining in Ontario.

2) Everyone is encouraged to post their message on the website for the Postcard Project at www.thepostcardproject.wordpress.com.

3) I will send each person who makes a post a song of mine via email as thanks for taking action.

4) I will create new music inspired by the collective postings on the website and perform it at politically oriented events, beginning with the Citizen's Inquiry.

The first song that I've created for the project is a sort of chant or call that is sung from the collective voice of everyone who has posted a message to the Postcard Project.

The lyrics are:

'To all the elders of the world, being pressed behind fences, we are sending this song to you. To all the children of the world, pressing up against fences, we are sending this song to you. 'Cause we can hear you calling for a change that's bound to come, and we can see you standing for the change that's bound to come, and we want to meet you in the change that's bound to come, so we're going to sing for the change that's bound, that's bound to come. We carry the Water on our backs, and we carry the Earth in our wombs. We are the people of this Earth and we are the people of the Moon. And even if we walked alone, we could raise our voices, but as we do not walk alone we must raise our voices, up, up, up. Cause we're calling for the change that's bound to come, and we're standing for the change that's bound to come, and we're singing for the change that's bound to come, let me hear you sing for the change that's bound to come. Let us sing for the change that's bound to come' (repeat).

* I had an opportunity to share this song last week at a letter-writing-athon in support of Bob Lovelace on the Queen's Campus, and everyone added their voices in the end in such beautiful ways. I look forward to sharing it at the inquiry and feeling the synergy of everyone's voices coming together.

Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

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"The Post Card Project:
Creation Instead of Contamination"
www.thepostcardproject.wordpress.com