Lighting Hope Pictures and Video
See the powerful images and a short clip from a one-of-a-kind event held in Traverse City and sponsored by Addiction Treatment Services.
(Kinetic Affect outside in the elements on the Civic Center Amphitheater in Traverse City)
The event took place on the evening of September 30th in the middle of the rain, wind and cold. Kinetic Affect commanded an outdoor stage and shared their powerful stories along with several others on the road to recovery. So many of us still see addiction as just HIS problem or HER problem, but the truth is…it is a community issue that we must learn to face together. The powerful stories from all those who withstood the weather left a lasting impact on the crowd who remained for over an hour to celebrate and remember. Learn more about the powerful transformational work being done by Addiction Treatment Services located in Traverse City, Michigan here: www.addictiontreatmentservices.org
Here is a clip of Kinetic Affect presenting during the event, followed by several pictures taken by photographer Anthony Steinberg. May they serve as a reminder of the power we all have to transform not only the lives of others, but also our own.
(Gabriel Giron of Kinetic Affect performing part of a poem on the steps of the Amphitheater.)
(Luminaries were created by those in attendance and placed on the steps of the outdoor stage in remembrance of those lost.)
(Chris Hindbaugh, Executive Director of Addiction Treatment Services, stands at the edge, sponsoring a one-of-a-kind event.)
Hi, I graduated from high school at Kalamazoo Central 3 years ago…I just wanted to let you know that lately, whenever I need something empowering, I listen to your words. Since graduating I’ve moved to New York and I’ve been sharing your words and stories here and you’ve got many fans here now. I hope you’re both doing well, and I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you.-
…I was at Lakeside Academy and attended the classes that were put on by Speak It Forward. I loved and appreciated what you did for me and my fellow peers. It has been almost a year and a half since I left and I’m doing much better now. The things you taught me I still use to this day. Thank you.-
I still wear my shirt from your first performance downtown Kalamazoo. Circa 2006 or so… You guys are the TRUTH!!!-