MORRO BAY — Friends of Yes We Can Peacebuilders are invited to come to a fundraiser concert starring Amalia Fleming and Edie Irving on Sunday, July 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Wine Seller in the Marina Square on the Embarcadero. Donations of $10 will bring you a wonderful afternoon of music by two Morro Bay High School student professional performers who are making a difference with their lives for peace in our world.
Amalia Fleming is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter from Morro Bay, California who was the lead article in the June issue of Morro Bay Life. Her music has an alternative pop feel with creative lyrics and unique melodies to accompany her guitar playing. She is the winner of the 2017 New Times Music Awards. Her song “Renegades” is featured in a national compilation album called ‘Raise Your Voice’ that she debuted at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. Amalia will perform her latest songs from her album “Vibrations.” Amalia feels strongly about using musical entertainment as a catalyst for peace. You can learn more about her at www.amaliafleming.com.
Edie Irving is a student of Morro Bay High School and an award-winning Jazz vocalist with a background in musical theatre. She has been playing music since middle school when she joined theatre and picked up the ukulele. Along with Amalia she is also a member of Morro Bay High School’s Students for Social Justice Club. “Issues like women’s rights, climate change, and preventing gun violence are all really important to me,” she said.
Yes We Can Peacebuilders (YWCP) is a non-profit organization devoted to education and information on methods for living a nonviolent life. Trained facilitators lead workshops and group discussions to promote and teach nonviolence, inspire, and engage people to create a nonviolent community, nation, and world. YWCP has brought Morro Bay into the national Nonviolent Cities Project of Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence that helps to organize strategies for activists to work locally for the transformation of their community into a peaceful, nonviolent city. You can learn more about YWCP at www.yeswecanpeacebuilders.org.