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My #PledgeToListen

I pledge to listen to you. Will you listen to me?

I pledge not to demonize anyone who holds certain opinions, views or beliefs, but instead will try to understand their reasons and their arguments and express my own views in return. That’s it.

pledged 2019-06-13 13:05:27 -0400
I went to Egypt last year and – like some in the film – was struck by not only the profoundly ancient human history, but the warm welcomes we received and generosity of the Egyptian people. I am quite concerned about the growth of hate groups in the U S. and have begun organizing very low cost group trips to Egypt as an attempt to humanize Muslims in the eyes of Americans ($2,200 all inclusive for 14 days). Our maiden voyage is in February 2020. If all goes well, I will be doing group trips in conjunction with my Egyptian friend twice a year— in February and November. I would love to speak with folks from Pledge to Listen and/or Kindness Films to share ideas and make connections both in the United States and Egypt. Thank you for your good work and I pledge try my very best to to listen from my heart.

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  • signed up on Song: Look Me In The Eye 2019-06-13 15:09:51 -0400

    Song: Look Me In The Eye

    Look Me in the Eye is a new song from the singer-songwriter team of Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) and Jason Karaban (Ani DeFranco, Sara Watkins) and inspired by the upcoming release of the documentary FREE TRIP TO EGYPT.

    Watch the Music video here:

    Look Me in the Eye was recently recorded by an impressive collection of singers, recording artists and studio musicians at the famed Boulevard Recording studio in Los Angeles, with lyrics that touch on our film’s themes of civility, deep listening and authentic, compassionate conversations.

    Produced by Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Jet), Look Me in the Eye features lead vocals from Phillips and Karaban and a band that includes fellow singer-songwriter Val McCallum on guitar, bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing), drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello), and keyboardists Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers).

    “I was truly inspired by the film and Glen felt the same way, so that made it easy to write the song,” said Karaban. “It was really pretty special seeing all of these amazing musicians come together and lend their talents to the project. Seeing how happy everybody was to be a part of it was amazing.”

    Here's a video showing how and why Look Me in the Eye was recorded:

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  • wants to volunteer 2019-06-13 13:10:10 -0400

    Other Screening Requests - Free Trip to Egypt

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  • signed up on Get Updates 2019-06-13 13:01:43 -0400

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  • endorsed 2019-06-13 13:05:27 -0400
    I went to Egypt last year and – like some in the film – was struck by not only the profoundly ancient human history, but the warm welcomes we received and generosity of the Egyptian people. I am quite concerned about the growth of hate groups in the U S. and have begun organizing very low cost group trips to Egypt as an attempt to humanize Muslims in the eyes of Americans ($2,200 all inclusive for 14 days). Our maiden voyage is in February 2020. If all goes well, I will be doing group trips in conjunction with my Egyptian friend twice a year— in February and November. I would love to speak with folks from Pledge to Listen and/or Kindness Films to share ideas and make connections both in the United States and Egypt. Thank you for your good work and I pledge try my very best to to listen from my heart.

    My #PledgeToListen

    I pledge to listen to you. Will you listen to me?

    I pledge not to demonize anyone who holds certain opinions, views or beliefs, but instead will try to understand their reasons and their arguments and express my own views in return. That’s it.

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