PROJECT FREE BIRD
This comes from my desire to help and always attempt to tie everything together.
Project Free Bird is an awareness project.
We got jail birds, rave birds, real birds, and more to free.
Red Fawn, a Water Protector, is a jailbird. Although she shouldn't be. She has a website dedicated to what happened to her. It's called STAND WITH RED FAWN. I want to help set her free. Anyone that reads my novel will understand why I am picking this as something I want to bring awareness to. Anyone that knows me personally will understand why I take this personally. Please visit her website to learn more about her case, Native American history, and the mass incarceration crisis that affects the entire BIPOC community.
Selene Saavedra Roman is a raver. For that alone we need to get her out. She was on a "no fly" list to Mexico and Canada but was poorly advised by the airline she works with that she would be okay. Selene is considered a "DREAMer" (please see this article for more information). Let's get her home to her family. Sign the petition now that her fellow flight attendants created on her behalf. Thank you Rolita Couture for bringing attention to this!
Selene has been freed!
That is the power of people coming together and standing for something they believe in. Plus it helps that she had "a clean record". If her story disturbed you, check out this organization, Brave New Films. They have a campaign going called " #Not1Dollar " (for ICE, Detention Centers, or The Wall).
There are some other birds we can free as well. They are iconic birds that are indigenous to Central and South America. As we should all know, we have devastated our world with deforestation in both past and present. Luckily where I live, the community started planting trees and we are at a place now to bring back a beautiful being that had lost its home for over 70 years. That's right, the Scarlet Macaw. Over the last two years, I have been working on a project to do just that. I am working with a great organization called Wild Sun Rescue. For details on the entire program, you owuld want to go to their website. But the short of it is we have a dozen birds to release (the first ones at this new site) in July of this year, 2019.
There is definitely more to free.... like our minds! (ha ha) but that will have to be another post. But I want to touch on something quickly. Mass incarceration. It's a huge problem in the States and it diapproportionately affects the BIPOC community, especially black men. There is an amazing organization I have worked with for years called Give A Beat. They specialize in connecting the electronic music culture with this cause. Check them out. They do events in L.A. and Detroit. A root cause of this crisis is the latent racism that exists and many of us have been trained not to see in others or within ourselves. If you think you are love and light, I challenge you to take up the work of shining your light on some racism work. I have personally done this and it was something I immediately recognized that all self-proclaimed light-workers should do. Many of the problems in our world center on hidden racism. To do some work around the issue, I encourage you download (and actually do the work in) this guide.
Freedom. Be part of it...