|Gathering Tribes Sponsors Longest Walk 2 Benefit Art Auction|
Thursday June 5th
1573 Solano Avenue
wine and cheese reception at 5:30
silent auction: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
live auction: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Longest Walk 2 is a five month long trans-continental journey on foot from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC. The Longest Walk 2 marks the 30th anniversary of the first Longest Walk in 1978. Walkers departed the San Francisco Bay Area in February and are due to arrive in Washington, D.C. on July 11. There are two routes on the walk, a northern route and a southern route. Native Americans and their allies, including a group of Buddhist monks from Japan are walking with a message to protect the environment & sacred sites. They are walking for cultural survival, youth empowerment and Native American rights. For more information about the Longest Walk 2 to to: www.longestwalk.org.
The need for funds is urgent. The walkers are facing tremendous adversity with the weather and lack of funds. Pennie Opal Plant, owner of Gathering Tribes, is sponsoring an auction on June 5 to benefit the Walk and walkers. The event will be held at Gathering Tribes located at 1573 Solano Avenue in Berkeley, California. The auction will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 5:30.
A silent auction will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by a live auction from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Longest Walk 2 Coordinators, Morningstar Gali and Tony Gonzales, will give an update between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Many award winning Native artists, jewelers and sculptors have donated items to this event, including ledger artist, Michael Horse, leather and bead-worker, Dina One Heart Gilio, sculptor, Victor Vigil, jeweler, Victor Gabriel, leather worker, Kim Soares, and others. However, more items are needed. Pennie Opal Plant is inviting other Walk supporters to contribute items and/or services. Auction items need not be exclusively Native American.
If you have an item or service to contribute, please call Gathering Tribes at (510) 528-9038.
As many items as possible will be listed on the Gathering Tribes' web site at: www.gatheringtribes.com
If you would like to help publicize this event, please call Gathering Tribes to have posters and/or hand-outs sent to you.
1573 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707