The Community of Friends in Action is happy to announce that our plans for our fall Justice Festival are coming together nicely. The event will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016, at the American Legion Hall, 399 Broad Avenue, Leonia, New Jersey. It is a gala multi-cultural celebration, recognizing both the national Guatemalan holiday and the upcoming U.S. national election. Click here to download a flyer for the event.
Back by general demand is the Still Standing Band, playing a rousing mix of old time rock-n-roll, and the wildly popular Guatemalan marimba group, Marimba Maria Bonita, led by Walter Avila. New to us and new to the area is a group of young musicians, Talento Juvenil, promoted by CoFiA member, singer/songwriter, and scholar of traditional Guatemalan music and dance, Joselino Chocoj.
Traditional Guatemalan woven goods will once again be available for sale, brought to us by MayaMam Weavers collective of Cajola, Guatemala and Morristown, New Jersey.
Watch this page for developing information. We will be offering the opportunity for sponsors to purchase space in the program book–so even if you can’t be with us in person on September 23 you can join us in wishing us well, and supporting this important work with a financial donation.