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Bid on great music memorabilia to help 'Healing in Harmony' - Alan Cross - A Journal of Musical Things

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Spring is a good time to redecorate your home and the Healing in Harmony online auction has some rare and special items from some of your favourite musicians to add to your collection. 
Hosted by the nonprofit organization Make Music Matter, an organization that works to “empower marginalized voices with its innovative music therapy program,” the auction includes signed guitars from Sum 41, The Trews, members of the Tragically Hip, Alex Lifeson from Rush and Billy Talent. 
More interested in an experience? How about attending the Junos? Or maybe conference passes to Canadian Music Week? Would you like a one-hour guitar lesson from Ian Thornley of Big Wreck? Also up for grabs is a weekend at the Farm Studio, a delegate package for Breakout West, gift certificates for restaurants, tastings and so much audio and music equipment. 
The auction runs through May 1 with a full list of items available for your perusal and bidding available here
Funds raised will support Make Music Matter’s Healing in Harmony therapy program, which helps trauma survivors. “From survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo to young Syrian refugees with disabilities (and soon, survivors of generational trauma in Indigenous communities in Canada), Healing in Harmony has helped transform the lives of over 7,500 individuals in eight countries worldwide,” the organization says. “Participants emerge with a renewed sense of agency and self-worth. Their original songs are professionally produced and serve as advocacy tools to promote their rights and combat stigma. Their music is released globally on all major streaming platforms through A4A Records, with distribution through Warner Music Canada.” 
The organization is eager to begin offering services to Indigenous communities in Canada. “We are humbled to work together side-by-side to not only address the generational trauma they have experienced, but to contribute to the collective healing needed to eviscerate the great divide and solitudes that exist within our community,” says Darcy Ataman, MMM founder and CEO. 
So open your hearts and your wallets and check out the auction to see what investment you’d like to make in your life and the lives of people struggling to regain their dignity. 
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