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Peace.Isn’t.Quiet Festival

Want to help put peace into action? Join other HWS community members who want to do the same at this year’s Peace.Isn’t.Quiet Festival throughout the day on Sunday, April 26 on Stern Lawn.

The event will include live performances, local vendors, booths and much more. See below for a schedule of events.

To find out more about the festival, visit its official Facebook page or Web site at

The schedule of events is as follows:

Noon – Revision

Revision is a funk/rock band that was formed in the reputable music town of Ithaca N.Y. by three Ithaca College music grads. Having the instrumentation of Soulive coupled with the songwriting savvy of Wilco, their music grooves, rocks and has a sincere live energy. Fueled by their Vegetable Oil van, Revision has averaged over 100 shows a year touring with acts such as Derek Trucks, Soulive, Michael Franti and Spearhead, and The Cat Empire. For more information, click here.

1:30-2:30 p.m. – HWS Featured Musicians

2:30 p.m. – Dovie Thomason

Dovie Thomason is an internationally renowned, award-winning Native American storyteller. She is known for not only her stories connected deeply to the earth and environmentalism, but stories about the necessity and importance of peacemaking. For more information, click here.

3:00-4:30 p.m. – HWS Featured Musicians

4:30 p.m. – Daughters of Creative Sound

Daughters of Creative Sound is a Buffalo-based group of “storytellers, dancers, singers, and percussionists whose diversity of talents lends itself to a broad-based level of creative expression.” For more information, click here.

5:30 p.m. – Emma’s Revolution

Emma’s Revolution is an award-winning feminist/activist duo known for their “bold, profound, moving, hilarious and transformative” songs on a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to: environmentalism, antiwar and nonviolence, civil rights, women’s rights, immigrant issues, lesbian and gay rights as well as global and international issues.

The duo tours internationally and has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and Pacifica’s “Democracy Now!” For more information, click here.

6:30 p.m. – El Ka Bong

El Ka Bong is a local, Geneva-based band that asks: “Do you like unique music that’s easy to dance and chill out to? Have you been discouraged and outraged lately with the state of popular music in the United States? Are you tired of mediocre vocals, non-existent bass lines, canned guitars and choruses that repeat 60 thousand times? If so, El Ka Bong is the band for you.” For more information, click here.

7:30 p.m. – God-dess & She

God-des & She is a Hip-Hop and Soul Duo from the midwest. God-des & She have morphed into an Intercontinental phenomenon through touring the U.S and Europe. They got their first big break when they made their television debut on the Season 3 finale of Showtime’s hit series “The L Word” and they haven’t looked back since!

God-des & She’s “Love You Better” broke records on MTV’s Logo network holding the #1 most requested spot on the charts for 15 weeks straight! Their video for “Lick it” was banned on MTV, because it was too sexy?! but can now be seen on MTV’s Logo channel. But you get to see them live and unfiltered at Peace.Isn’t.Quiet! For more information, click here.

Many of the performers listed above are sponsored by William Smith Congress, Hobart Student Government, Student Activists against Darfur, The Progressive Student Union and the Young Memorial Fund.

Festival Events:

Kissing booth with PRIDE

Confession Booth with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship

Tie-dying and Solar Cookie-Baking with Campus Greens

Day-Long Activities:

DIY Clothing Swap/Alteration Station

Recycled Art Making: Make Trash into Treasure


Vendors/representatives/products from Red Jacket Orchards, Rochester Against War, Military Families Speak Out: N.Y., Normal Bread and Family Counseling Services.

Workshops and Projects will be scheduled and announced soon.

They are slated to include:

Activist Meditation and Sustainability with Chaplain Lesley Adams

Yoga with Patrick Fuller

Seedball-Making and Origami with Sarah Michalak

Tea & Poetry with English Faculty Members