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MilitaryConnection.com Joins Forces with Artists for Trauma and Valley Cultural Center

for the World Music and Arts Festival in Woodland Hills, CA.

MilitaryConnection.com, one of the most comprehensive directories of resources and information for active duty military, Veterans and their families, is a proud media sponsor in joining Artists for Trauma (AFT) and the Valley Cultural Center (VCC) as they present the first ever VCC World Music and Cultural Arts Festival.

The celebration of the empowering, healing value of world cultural music, dance, arts, entertainment and fashion will take place on Sunday, June 7th from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills, CA.

The VCC World Music and Arts Festival features: Performers and artisans from around the world joining together to celebrate and promote the healing value and empowerment of engaging with positive cultural arts and traditions. Musical artists slated to perform include world fusion powerhouse group Tizer Quartet; Aztec Dancers of the Valley; Brazilian singer, songwriter, lyricist, and painter, Kátia Moraes & Brazilian Hearts; preeminent percussionist and bandleader Chalo Eduardo; Celtic rockers, The Young Dubliners; The Family Stone, featuring founding members Jerry Martini and Cynthia Robinson.

Artists for Trauma’s valuable contribution to the festival includes music, fashion, adaptive dance and live performance painting; as well as presenting a comprehensive AFT Trauma Resource Village available to all visiting civilian and military trauma survivors and their families.

The 2nd Annual Artists for Trauma Adaptive Fashion Show, facilitated again this year in participation with Koziak Productions and Macy’s By Appointment at Topanga Plaza in Canoga Park; features, wheelchair hip hop dance performers from the Walk and Roll Foundation as models in the fashion show.

You definitely won’t want to miss the irrefutable emerging talent of AFT Volunteer Artist, LUCY FORD in her uber cool, live painting performance during the Cultural World Music and Arts Festival focusing on the AFT theme of “all you need is love”.

 “The services provided by Artists for Trauma are vital to those who are recovering from a major traumatic event, including those who have served in our nation’s military,” said Debbie Gregory, CEO of MilitaryConnection.com. “Their collaboration with the World Music and Arts Festival can truly make a difference, and I hope that everyone will come out and support them on June 7th.”

Laura Sharpe, founder of AFT, said the non-profit provides “a pathway for trauma survivors to re-connect with themselves, their families and communities, through private, one-on-one or group instruction in a wide range of integrative artistic disciplines.” Some of these creative art forms are photography, film, sculpture, dance, music, painting, writing, culinary art and nutrition, meditation, and adaptive yoga. Sharpe, herself a polytrauma survivor, said that these evidence based, creative engagements have repeatedly shown to be of great, positive assistance in helping those who have suffered life altering physical, mental or emotional trauma.

The event is free and open to the public.