May 29, 2009

Celebrity fundraiser against domestic violence

Celebs to turn out for Healing Path fundraiserThe annual Walking the Healing Path, a long-distance trek aimed at deterring domestic violence, is less than a month away and organizers say they must raise over $20,000 to cover the costs of this year's event.

The walk was founded and is coordinated by John Tsosie and Ernest Tsosie III, a father-son team who this year plan to walk from Window Rock to Denver, a journey of over 600 miles.
The celebs involved in the fundraiser:"An Evening of Music and Laughter to End Domestic Violence" will feature Radmilla Cody, Q'orianka Kilcher, and the James & Ernie comedy duo.

Cody, a singer and motivational speaker, will take time out from production work on her forthcoming album but said she's glad to help out.

"I'm excited to perform especially since this deals with domestic violence," Cody said in a recent telephone interview. "As you know I've had my share with my personal experiences."

Cody is a survivor of domestic violence, having become involved with an abusive boyfriend while serving as Miss Navajo Nation 1997-98.
And:Actress, activist and musician Kilcher, who starred as Pocahontas in the 2006 movie "The New World," will also take part in the fundraiser.

"I'm not sure what I will be doing but I know that I will be there," Kilcher confirmed in a recent telephone interview from her home in Santa Monica, Calif.

"Domestic violence is personal," she said. "It leaves you feeling helplessness and hopelessness. I'm sure we all know someone that has been affected by domestic violence. It affects us all."

Kilcher recently completed filming on "Barbarian Princess," in which she plays Princess Ka'iulani, the last crown princess of Hawaii.

John Tsosie also turned to his brother, Ernest Tsosie III, one-half of James & Ernie. The popular comedians will perform some of their favorite skits at the fundraiser.
Comment:  So the movie's name has changed from Princess Kaiulani to Barbarian Princesss? Sounds like it'll be getting some criticism when it comes out.

For more on the subject, see Q'orianka's Hawaiian Epic and The Best Indian Movies.

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