Velene Campbell

Biography of Velene Campbell

Editor of Abalone Moon, a Journal of Poetry and the Arts. First volunteer coordinator for Heal The Bay in Santa Monica. A member of the five-woman artists' collective Mother Art (with a grant from the California Arts Council, we went into laundromats, strung up laundry line over the machines, hung up our artwork/poems, and did our laundry) . With good friend Steve Goldman, who first began poetry readings at the Venice Pavillion, the first multi-cultural reading series in Los Angeles was started when we moved the Pavilion series to SPARC at the Old Venice Jail. These readings later became known as the Old Venice Jail Reading Series. Updates

And What Great Wall?

- Of everything I've experienced here, the most demanding, the most courageous challenge has been to stay centered in love in the face of violence and anger, of frustration and fear and sadness.'

- Julia Butterfly Hill, environmental activist

*Note: At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., there are 58,261 names listed on the Wall.

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