Alycia Hutchisson and Peace Troubadour Cecilia St. King met two years ago at the National Peace Academy’s first Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive (PPI) in Wilmington, OH, then again at the PPI in Burlington, VT last year. St. King had toured internationally and had been touring regionally in the U.S. for several years, but had never covered the midwest. Since Hutchisson is from Detroit, she offered to host Cecilia and the two paired up from late June to early September, bringing Cecilia’s music (25 performances in total) to audiences in OH, MI, IL, WI and MO. This video, shot and edited by Hutchisson highlights the journey.
The two also shot a video in New York City, (Times Square) this past April, where they found people from 42 different countries willing to show the peace sign. They have entered similar videos, “CouchSURFing 2 INspire PEaCE on EaRTh,” and DOCumenting CouchSURFing 2 INspire PEaCE on EaRTh,” (also available on YouTube) in the Get Inspired Video Contest from CouchSurfing.org as a means of winning around-the-world airline tickets to take Cecilia’s music to an international audience in 2013.