Free Concert in Calgary!
August 23, 2012 at 7:00pm
The Plaza Theater
Since launching Project: Forgive, here’s what we’ve noticed about forgiveness…
Many of us struggle with forgiving at least one person in our lives.
It’s the hardest to forgive ourselves.
And we have a strong ability to find compassion for someone else, even when we’re hurting.
That’s why this movement has been resonating so deeply…
From going on CNN with Soledad O’Brien, to being in major newspapers across North America, to one story in the Detroit Free Press garnering 11-thousand emails alone, our little 5-minute video on Project: Forgive (www.projectforgive.com) is deeply touching people across the globe.
You’re invited …
The August 23 concert is being held in Calgary, Alberta Canada.
Join us along with internationally acclaimed artists
Troy Payne & Aside From Sorrow Nashville Recording Artist Jhonny K
Award-Winning Songwriter Anthony Burbidge
Thanks to our generous sponsors the concert is free.
When you get your free ticket you’ll also receive our brand new MP3:
“Kickstarter.com Crowd Funding Campaigns:
How to raise $100K for your cause, project or business”
– a $57 value – as a gift for supporting Project: Forgive, immediately
downloadable when you sign up for tickets.
August 23, 7-10pm
Rockin’ Project: Forgive
The Plaza Theater
1133 Kensington Rd. NW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
A big THANK YOU from Project: Forgive!
Made possible by our generous sponsors:
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About Project: Forgive
You probably have already seen Project: Forgive’s little 5-minute video (www.ProjectForgive.com). It went viral these last few months WITHOUT using YouTube (wow!), raising $100,000 in seed money to fund a full-length documentary on a topic that has attracted tens of thousands of supporters like you.
We trended on Twitter, were featured in major media including Inc. Magazine, a segment with Soledad O’Brien on CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, numerous radio stations and newspapers across the US and even 40 newspapers across Canada. One story in the Detroit Free Press garnered 11,000 emails alone.
Why all the fuss about forgiveness? Besides being a topic that impacts all races, religious affiliations, political discourses, immigration and gender issues, we’re compelling story-tellers who found a way to deeply move people as evidenced by our vast following.
We lose our jobs, we face bankruptcy and foreclosure. Some of us are dealing with divorce, others are facing life threatening illnesses such as cancer. Culturally, we see deep political fighting, immigration issues, war, despair and violence. In the face of all this, how can we find the courage to forgive and cause a new realm of possibility, a new conversation?
We’re making a documentary that will dive into a simple, yet complicated inquiry that touches our core. Besides being a topic that impacts all races, religious affiliations, political discourses, immigration and gender issues, we’re compelling story-tellers who have found a way to deeply move people as evidenced by our vast following.
The film will include exquisite stories of courageous forgiveness from celebrities, thought leaders, and people whose stories have yet to be told. Just like the one on Gary Weinstein that inspired us to create the film.
Project creator, Shawne Duperon is a dear friend of Gary Weinstein who lost his wife and two sons when they were killed by a drunk driver. In a tragic twist of irony, it was another long-time friend of Shawne’s, Tom Wellinger, who was the inebriated driver that took Weinstein’s family. What are the odds of Shawne knowing both families? In that moment a movie and a dilemma were born.
Here’s the dilemma: on one hand you have Tom who killed our dear friends in a devastating crash, causing horrific pain. On the other hand you have Tom, our dear family friend, who also happens to be an amazing, loving human being. The question became: How do we hold these conflicting, diametrically opposed emotions in our heart at the same time?
This is where the shift occurs, this is where the breakthroughs happen. This is where we solve political, business, racial and immigration issues in ways we haven’t seen before. We can’t keep doing the same things and expect different results. Forgiveness is about emotional maturity in a new realm of possibility.
This is where Project: Forgive steps in.