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F-You: Memoirs on Violence and Compassion book series launches Sept. 5 [News]

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Toronto, ONTara Muldoon has reached another pinnacle point in her life with F-You: The Forgiveness Project, a social initiative that focuses on the question: “What would it look like if you forgave either yourself or another today?

The series speakers and stories from those who have crossed the line from victim to survivor, finding forgiveness in the process.

F-You: Memoirs on Violence and Compassion is the first in a series of books featuring stories and essays from youth on forgiveness. Created solely by a group of youth, this book is empowering, gritty, and honest – just like the human experience of forgiveness.

All pieces in this collection are written in the hopes of making a difference. The foreword is written by Kardinal Offishall and features endorsements from The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and The Source magazine.

The official launch party will be going down Septmeber 5, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. at a location that will be announced in the near future. In the meantime, the book is now available to order here.

For more information or press inquires, please contact Tara Muldoon via tmuldoon@fyouproject.com.

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F-You: Memoirs on Violence and Compassion book series launches Sept. 5 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

About F-You: The Forgiveness Project Book

Foreword by Kardinal Offishall
Introduction by Tara Muldoon
ISBN: 978-1-4600-0203-2

“This youth-driven project exudes strength, courage, and the ability to heal.” –Bryan Brock, 1 Love T.O.

F-You: The Forgiveness Project is a social initiative that focuses on the question “What would it look like if you forgave either yourself or another today?” We feature speakers and stories from those who have crossed the line from victim to survivor, finding forgiveness in the process.

Violence and Compassion is the first in a series of books featuring stories and essays from youth on forgiveness. Created solely by a group of youth, this book is empowering, gritty, and honest – just like the human experience of forgiveness. All pieces in this collection are written in the hopes of making a difference.

“F-You: The Forgiveness Project is an inspiring youth-driven initiative that taps into the power of the arts and self-expression to empower youth to find the strength to overcome some of the most intractable circumstances. Here at the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, we commend the young people involved in this campaign to promote forgiveness and salute them as societal changemakers.” —Michaëlle Jean Foundation

“Violence is something almost unavoidable in society today from urban communities to our corporate world. Some violence comes with justification, and others are just heinous acts. The problem comes into play when these acts are glorified by the public or even wrongly publicized by the media, sometimes creating an antagonist versus protagonist situation. Sadly, this can potentially ruin the lives of one or both of the parties involved. On the other hand, justified violence is easily perceived by the human mind for whatever righteous reasoning behind it in some cases deeming the act okay. Great to see youth speaking about this topic.” —Joseph Crespo, The Source Magazine


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