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Anna coordinated the 'Art That Feeds' Food Drive for Not So Silent Night at the 1st Bank Center in December

Conscious Alliance is proud to introduce our latest member of the Boulder office team, Anna Leigh Taylor-Copeland. Anna began making her mark on the ‘Art That Feeds’ community as an intern in Autumn 2011. After being inspired by the music scene and generous fans of our community, Anna felt intrigued by the cause and the creative nature of Conscious Alliance. Her motivation to join the team comes from the opportunity to “connect patrons of live music with an important cause that they can get behind while delivering donations we collect to communities in-need.”

Anna’s commitment to the cause goes beyond the food assistance and hunger relief programs. Recently Anna helped facilitate the first Conscious Alliance ‘Art That Feeds’ Youth Art Workshop in Boulder aimed at fostering artistic skills and empowerment for both native and non-native youths. “We are hoping to achieve a new level of empowerment and inspiration for the youth throughout these in-need communities,” explains Anna, “so that future generations can have the self-confidence and tools to reduce the need for our emergency relief efforts.”

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Anna’s involvement with hunger relief comes from her unique worldview and being raised by her parents who were both researchers. “Growing up seeing the effects of hunger and poverty everywhere around me made me feel a moral obligation to do what I can to alleviate that struggle, and Conscious Alliance does just that.”

With her roots planted in Africa, Anna now calls Boulder her home but brings with her the African concept of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is our ability to think outside of ourselves with a humanist approach so as to make ourselves available to the community at large in order to promote growth and nurturing. Anna applies this as the “collaboration between so many different people in so many different positions, from the Conscious Alliance staff, volunteers, and board members to the artists and musicians and everyone else who offers their support. There are many advocates of Conscious Alliance coming together on common ground to share ideas and contribute to the effort of helping our cause.”

Anna's hat collaboration with Grassroots California

This summer, make sure to look out for Anna’s brand new hat that she designed in collaboration with Grassroots California, and join her and the rest of the Conscious Alliance Team out on the road helping to feed the hungry wherever the music plays.  Check out our PROJECTS and EVENTS pages to learn more about our upcoming efforts and how you can get involved.

 

 

 

 

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March 20, 2017

Dear Friends, I write today grateful for the progress we have made and humbled by the road that is ahead of us. I am proud of our bold actions to nourish people in need and empower youth. Yet, our work isn’t done; 1 in 8 individuals in the US face hunger, including 13.1 million children! […]

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February 23, 2017

Marisa is called to pursue art that benefits the world and she has generously created six posters for Conscious Alliance, as well as our 2016 holiday card.  “My primary motivation as a human and an artist is to be of benefit in some way in the world. Art can certainly be a form of service, […]

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We kicked off 2017 with couple trips up to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. In January our staff and a volunteer delivered pallets of food from our natural food sponsors to supply the ongoing ‘Bring Nutrition Home’ Backpack Program at Isna Wica Owayawa (Loneman Elementary School). This program provides every student with a bag full of […]

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January 03, 2017

Please join us June 29th for an intimate evening as founding member and keyboardist Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee will perform at Arcana Restaurant in Boulder Colorado to help provide meals to communities in need nationwide! Tickets go on sale now!

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December 14, 2016

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Check out this Conscious Alliance staff-picked guide for unique and creative presents for everyone on your list! The artists and organizations featured in this guide are the driving force behind what we do and we are incredibly proud to have such dedicated and inspiring supporters! Stronghold Society – Live Life Hoodie Proceeds […]

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