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Peace Tales at the United Nations in New York, January 30, 2004

Peace Tales give voice to peace, kindness, compassion and hope. By sharing stories, poetry and music gathered from around the world and recorded on compact disc, Peace Tales reveal surprising solutions to common conflicts in homes, schools and communities through the magic of story.

New Mexico bilingual storyteller Sarah Malone, recorded the CD Holding Up the Sky: Peace Tales for Kids, drawing on tales from diverse folk traditions, storytellers and writers. Stories reflect cultures from many lands - Africa, China, Germany, India, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, the Southwestern United States and Appalachia. A variety of musical accompaniment to the stories makes for a delightful listening experience. Distributed under the auspices of a nonprofit organization, 100% of profits from CD sales were donated to the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, an agency that serves women and children affected by armed conflict; and Peace Talks Radio - a forum for peacemaking and nonviolent solutions.

As of May 2012, the umbrella agency for Peace Tales is closing, drawing an end to the "Peace Tales Project" as well. Sarah Malone continues to be available as a storyteller for listeners of all ages - young and old alike - providing both peace tales and other stories drawn from worldwide storytelling traditions as well as from her life experience. A limited number of Peace Tales CDs continue to be available directly from the storyteller.

Upcoming Story Events with Sarah Malone:

  • Monthly Event: La Vida Llena Story Swap with Sarah Malone - meets every fourth Friday of the month from 6:30-8 pm in Carter Hall at La Vida Llena Retirement Community, 10501 Lagrima de Oro, NE, Albuquerque, NM. Free and open to the public. Information: contact Sarah Malone at smalone@peacetales.org.
  • Monday, April 27, 2015: 10:30-11:30 AM - Día de los Niños Storytelling Program: Bilingual Tales that Celebrate Children at the Alamos Branch Library, 6900 Gonzales, SW, Albuquerque, 87121 Free and open to the public
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015: 10:30-11:30 AM - Día de los Niños Storytelling Program: Bilingual Tales that Celebrate Children at the East Mountain Library, 1 Old Tijeras Rd., Tijeras, NM 87059 Free & Open to Public
  • Friday, May 8, 2015: morning - Inspirational Tales for Mothers Against Gun Violence, Rio Grande Nature Ctr., Albuquerque, , By invitation only.
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015: 10:30-11:30 AM - Tall Tales and Traditional Yarns for Kids at the Main Library, 501 Copper, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Free and open to the public.
  • Saturday, June 6, 2015: Time TBD - Peace Tales at the Albuquerque Folk Festival, Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Starts at 10 AM , Open to the public.
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015: 8:30-10:30 AM - Los Lunas Schools Summer Program for Kids , Open to the Los Lunas Schools summer program attendees.
  • Saturday, July 25, 2015: 12:00 - 5:00 PM - 3rd Annual Jemez Mountain Storytelling Jamboree , Valles Caldera Trust at the Valles Caldera, Jemez Spring, NM.

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