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Amherst Mass. 12/3/02—Affirming its hope for peace, equity and justice in the world, six area peace and human resource organizations will present a number of renowned performing artists in concert at the winter solstice.

"Concert for Peace: Light at the Dark of the Year" takes place Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Amherst Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street in Amherst, Mass.
"The event," said René Thébèrge of Amherst, "is a community gathering that celebrates music, poetry, and contemplation of peace against a world setting of violence, war, and widespread human suffering." (Pictured: Molly Scott, Gideon Greudmann, Grace Paley and Martin Expada.)

The program of diverse music, poetry, and spiritual inspiration will feature singers and songwriters Molly Scott and Pete Siegel; cellist and children's presenter Gideon Freudmann; the Amandala Chorus; rapper Gooselove; and renowned writers and poets Grace Paley, Martin Espada, and Doug Anderson.

Also on hand will be Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein, who will lead a brief meditation. An outdoor moment of prayer led by the Rev. Andrea Ayvazian, with candles provided by Mole Hollow Candle Company of Shelburne Falls, is scheduled to follow the concert.

The concert is sponsored by the Western Mass Interfaith Coalition for Peace & Justice, the American Friends Service Committee, the Synthesis Center, the Men's Resource Center of Western Mass., SAGE of Amherst, and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.

There is no admission cost; voluntary donations for the operation of the Western Mass. Interfaith Coalition for Peace & Justice will be accepted at the door. The sponsoring groups will also accept canned goods as a separate offering for area survival centers.

The auditorium is wheelchair-accessible.

For further information, contact René Thébèrge (413) 253-2161.

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