Giving Tuesday event in Winnipeg: Portraits of Healing in Harmony
Join us in Winnipeg on Giving Tuesday for a special event to celebrate the Healing in Harmony music therapy program for survivors of trauma:
Portraits of Healing in Harmony
Tuesday, November 27, 6-9pm
Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0B5
We’ll be sharing a multi-media presentation featuring our partners at Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege), and world-renowned photographer and videographer Platon among others.
This event comes on the heels of the successful implementation of the Healing in Harmony program in multiple locations throughout the Congo for survivors of sexual violence and Rwanda for youth at risk. Make Music Matter plans to continue to scale the model in 2019 with the generous support of the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation and other valuable partners. These include new sites in Iraq, with operations planned in Guinea, South Africa and Uganda through the Mukwege Foundation. We are also exploring opportunities to work with first nation youth at risk in Canada.
The program moves beyond traditional music therapy techniques by acknowledging each participant as a true artist and integrating songwriting, production and performance of music into the treatment pathway. The goal of the Healing in Harmony music therapy program is to share the inspiring strength of survivors through local and international dissemination via radio broadcasts, community concerts and social media; emboldening Dr. Mukwege’s vision of holistic healing.
Check out the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/281510729169105/
Can’t make it to the event?
You can still show your support with a generous donation to the help us sustain programming and expand the Healing in Harmony program in Canada and abroad –> https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/make-music-matter-inc