If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. –Mother Theresa.
Love Light & Melody uses creativity and the healing power of the arts to
capture and expose stories of injustice and extreme poverty, holding to the light
what is often hidden in darkness. LLM exists to unify
communities in need and amplify their stories, believing for the
emotional, physical and spiritual restoration of individuals enduring all forms of poverty.
Love Light & Melody serves communities in need, amplifies their stories, and inspires hope.
LLM battles the physical, emotional and spiritual affects of extreme poverty, fostering a deep sense of community and belonging by one simple principle: “moving in” and sharing in the life and struggles of those they seek to help. LLM believes in building vital, trusting relationships and earning the right to be heard first, and then seeks to unify these fractured communities through the universal language and healing power of the arts.
In each location, LLM hosts a Day of Light community event to celebrate and uplift the culture and lives of those they are dedicated to serving. This event, centered on music, mural paintings, dance, sports, photography, film, and food, helps to break down whatever social, political and language barriers may exist. The Day of Light also creates an invaluable opportunity for LLM to identify and partner with individuals native to the community, or organizations already on the ground, who are dedicated to meeting needs within the community. Only through humility, listening, and sharing in the lives of those they seek to serve can LLM truly understand, carry, and communicate their story.
Whether in the trash dump in Managua, Nicaragua, on the Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation in Oglala, South Dakota, or at the Sun Valley Youth Center in Denver, Colorado, LLM’s goals are to identify and meet the immediate physical needs, raise awareness through the arts about people with nothing, and fight social injustice by blurring the lines between those who have and those who have not…
Love Light & Melody uses music and the arts to rebuild, restore and bring healing to communities ravaged by extreme poverty.
Brad Corrigan, President, Board of Directors, Founder
Scott Dever, Vice President, Board of Directors
Geoff Long, Treasurer, Board of Directors
Barry Clark, Member, Board of Directors
Angela Profeta, Member, Board of Directors
Whitney Bell Haggard, Executive Director
Daniel Bain, Site Director, Nicaragua