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    join us,

    on the streets,

    of New York City,

     

    for an urban adventure,

    like no other...

     

    as we guide you,

    through the chapters,

    of our book,

     

    and share the stories & photos,

    that we took.

     

  • our book

     

    an experiential journey through Manhattan,

    blending poetry, music, & quotation,

     

    with 101 chapters & 30 songs,

    each chapter @ a different location.

  • ...are you open?

     

    a modern-day, philosophical treatise

    on the human condition.

     

    freedommortalitylonelinessmeaning

     

  • our discovery guides

    here to guide you on a journey through change...

    here to help you create an experience of a lifetime.

    darren harley

    lead guide

    founder, open to change

    julie simon

    nyc specialist

    jks, inc.

    steve howson

    central park specialist

    one love tours

    nita joshi baum

    freedom specialist

    b*free

    carl mehling

    natural hist... specialist

    i dig fossils

    laura wootton

    wellness specialist

    sprouting lotus yoga

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  • our photo-art

     

    shining a light on the human condition

     

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  • our reparations fund

     

    100% of net proceeds

    — from our books, our music, our photo-art

    is invested in our

    OTC reparations fund

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    combating poverty, racial & economic injustice,

    & gross inequality,

    through art.

     

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    reason — compassion — love — dignity — justice

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • our projects

     

    investing in the under-valued assets...
    in our communities.
     

    the Luena Foundation

    our Luena Scholars project

    in partnership with the Luena Foundation

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    supporting music, art, & general education,

    for under-served children in new york city & beyond.

    b*free

    our b*free Mentors project

    in partnership with b*free

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    empowering new & aspiring freelancers & entrepreneurs,

    within marginalized communities nationwide.
    money as medicine

    our money as medicine project

    in partnership with YOU

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    providing direct cash grants & debt forgiveness,

    to impact-minded leaders creating solutions to help others in need.

    LIGHT

    our books by LIGHT project

    in partnership with LIGHT

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    inspiring literacy, imagination, & critical thinking,

    in young readers from under-resourced communities.

    IMAGINE

    our food justice project

    in partnership with YOU

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    delivering high-quality food & wellness,

    to our city's under-served workers & their families.

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    If there is no struggle... there is no progress.
    Frederick Douglass, (1818 – 1895), American abolitionist...

     

     

     

     

     

  • our shop

    watering the seeds, of understanding,
    & equal justice...

    our Flag — SOLD OUT!
    $108.00
    our Food-Justice Bag
    $36.00
  • to support our art-powered engine of change...

  • reason compassion love dignity justice

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    open to change

     

    inspiring, awakening, & empowering

    social change

     

    since 2000

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