Aloha and Welcome

to When We Shine, 

 

An Multi-Media Arts and Community Engagement Network

We Help Grow Verdant, Creative Communities and Bring Them Together for Good.

WHENWESHINE.ORG

Our Mission:

Share and Grow Aloha

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When I Shine, You Shine, We Shine.                                          

When I Stand in my bright light, I liberate you to do the same!

Our Purpose is: To implement the Arts to create new ground for citizens to come together to revitalize their communities. We are here to make our communities more lively, beautiful and resilient. The Arts are a powerful agent of transformation. They can rekindle a spirit of love for one's own community, connecting people to one another.

We exercise the transformative power of the arts, towards positive changes that make our future brighter.

We do this by providing services for:

  1. Songwriting and Multi-Media Arts Residencies for Education
  2. Creativity and Art Events for Community and Non-Profits
  3. Creative Partnerships and Consulting for Businesses
  4. Fiscal Sponsorship of Individual Artists and organizations

 

ARTISTS are AWESOME

As the great artist and social activist, Paul Robeson, once remarked, “Artists are the gate keepers of truth. We are civilization’s radical voice.”

We commend and recognize Artists for their audacity to dream, commitment to help create dynamic social justice, and dedication to helping make the world a better place ...especially for women and girls!

The Arts – whether visual or performing – play an important role in Movements for social change. They serve as a conduit to shift narratives and become records of our social movements.

How Can Creativity and Culture can contribute to community planning?

  1. Artists Bring People to the Conversation
  2. Artists Imagine the Possibilities
  3. Artists Highlight and Support Existing Assets
  4. Artists Can Prototype and Experiment
  5. Artists Say What Cannot Be Said in Plain Words
  6. Artists Build Innovative Bridges and Spread Ideas

We assist public and private schools and organizations, non-profits, and individuals who want to enhance their impact on their patrons, by creating multi-media Art-Full experiences and Installations, and social media momentum and education, to shine a light on their work and mission. We promote environmental and social groups, private businesses, neighborhood boards, and social and political causes that benefit the community, that are in need of public awareness and attention in getting their message seen and heard. Ours is a think-global, work-local, family-oriented approach across all socio-economic divides.
We are an interconnected, independent, transparent agency that helps grow thriving communities through embracing the present culture, educating and empowering through multi-media Arts. We promote interacting and sharing ideas to grow better stewardship and well-being practices.

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Melinda Caroll

Artist  Educator  Activist

Melinda brings creativity, inspiration, imagination and passion to the art of singing, performance, original songwriting and story telling and loves sharing her passion with children and adults world-wide. A Hawai’i resident since 1979, she is an avid Hawaiian Cultural student and Aloha Ambassador. Melinda believes in empowering girls with Music, Song and Dance, a creative catalyst for positive social and environmental change.

Melinda is the Founder and Artistic Director of WhenWeShine.org

Each Event is Uniquely 
Customized for You!

 

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF  #WTD2017  WHEN WE SHINE  - MUSIC VIDEO CHALLENGE

YOU ROCK!! It Was A One-of-a-Kind Global Art Event AND IT WAS AMAZING!!

And It's Still Growing!! As of September 2017, the song When We Shine has been translated into Hindi, Malagasy, Burmese, Spanish and Swahili, and French and Arabic are in progress!!

VIEW ALL THE ENTRIES OF #WHENWESHINE2017 HERE! 

We received 56 shining entries from 23 countries that included thousands of participants! Your HeART-Full message is being heard Loud and Clear - WAGGGS is a Diverse Global Girl Movement that is Growing, Connecting and Helping Girls Make the World a Better Place. 

You took this multi-media Art challenge and made it your own showing your creativity, your uniqueness and powerfully sharing your story with your sisters throughout the world!

Congratulations to everyone who took part - You Are AWESOME! Now the World knows, When You Shine, We All Shine!

As of April 11th -16th, 2017, the winners of #WhenWeShine2017 were contacted and all of the entries are now posted on

Sangam World Center's YouTube Channel.

<a href="http://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/GIRL-2017.html" target="_blank">SEE YOU AT GSUSA 2017 National Convention in Columbus, OH</a><strong>

For three days, girls will dominate Columbus, Ohio, and we want you to be a part of it! From October 6-8, 2017, G.I.R.L. 2017 will draw more than 10,000 of the brightest, toughest and most capable girls and women in the world for an event that only comes once every three years!

G.I.R.L. 2017 is for every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ who wants to stand up, take charge, and change the world, for her and for all of us.

This event will offer tons of one-of-a-kind fun, inspiring speakers and enlightening educational opportunities—it’s THE event of the year for everyone who wants to see girls and women rise and shine! At the event, girls will build a lifetime of friendships and connections, as well as experience the world-famous ‘Hall of Experience!’ Excited? We are too!

Let's Connect!

While there, please join me, Melinda Caroll, for multiple Flash Mob Dancing and Singing Opportunities! Get the 2017 Girl Scout Convention App and subscribe to the notifications to stay up to date with exciting events as they occur. And Get your FREE Music Downloads here of WHEN WE SHINE and THE KEY, just for joining in the Fun! Plus there'll be other FREE Give-Aways to take home and share with your council and Girls!

SEE YOU THERE!

 For More Information or to Contact Melinda, email: [email protected]

 

G.I.RL. 2017: Weekend Program (For Girls in Grades 2–5)

 

Friday, October 6 (optional – you can arrive Friday or Saturday)

• Check-In: Pick up your registration materials at your hotel or the convention center.

• Girl Central: Take part in interactive activities that celebrate the best of Girl Scouts.

• Hall of Experiences: Explore 200-plus booths and exhibits with activities just for you, plus speakers and entertainment throughout the day!

• G.I.R.L. 2017 Opening Celebration: Join all 10,000 attendees for our kickoff event, featuring music and plenty of inspiration!

 

Saturday, October 7

• Girl Central: Take part in interactive activities that celebrate the best of Girl Scouts.

• Hall of Experiences: Explore 200-plus booths and exhibits with activities just for you, plus speakers and entertainment throughout the day!

• Lunch: Visit one of the many vendors in the convention center, explore the restaurants of Columbus, or picnic in nearby Goodale Park. (Lunch is not included in your registration price.)

• Scavenger Hunt: Access a fun scavenger hunt on the G.I.R.L. 2017 app that can be completed at any time on Friday or Saturday—or grab a paper copy to take with you!

• Dinner: Enjoy fun and food (included in girl and chaperone registration price) at a celebratory dinner ahead of your evening sleepover adventure!

• Camp-In at COSI: Bunk down with a couple thousand new friends at Columbus’s renowned COSI museum! Your girl or chaperone weekend G.I.R.L. registration includes:

• Round-trip transportation between the convention center and COSI • Access to all the exhibits, activities, live shows, and theatres at the museum

• Dinner at the convention center, and even a snack and breakfast at COSI

• A Camp-in patch (which is also good for one Free Youth Admission until September 2018)

 

Sunday, October 8

• Breakfast at COSI (included in girl and chaperone registration price)

• Return to Convention Center: Hop on the shuttle bus with your new friends!

• G.I.R.L. 2017 Closing Celebration: Experience an epic closing celebration!

 

When We Shine (Lyrics)

written at Sangam World Centre #Arts4Change2016

 

La la la la la la, la la la la la la, la la la la la la la

VERSE 1

I used to live like I was guarded, I felt discarded, and so half-hearted.

Let go of every dream I started, I was afraid to be brave.

And then one day I broke the ceiling, the sky revealing, this love I’m

feeling,

Now my whole world is reeling with all this joy I can’t contain.

La la la la la la, la la la la la la, la la la la la la la

PRE-CHORUS

When you see me dancing, when you hear me sing

There’s a voice inside me, I will let it ring

When the world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, we are free.

When the whole world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, We are free.

CHORUS 2X

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine

VERSE 2

Birds of a feather flock together, despite the weather, friends forever,

I’ll be here for you whenever you need a rainbow in your cloud.

La la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la

PRE-CHORUS

And when I see you dancing, when I hear you sing

There’s a voice inside you, let it ring

When the world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, we are free.

When the world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, we are free.

CHORUS

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine

RAP

You are Amazing, You are brilliant, you are bright

Anything is possible when true friends unite!

The world needs love and care and joy

For every girl and for every boy

Be kind, considerate, respectful and true

Because what goes around comes around right back to you

Every little light, that’s yours and mine,

Gonna let it shine, gonna let it shine, gonna let it shine!

CHORUS

When We Shine, (The World is Love)

When We Shine, (The World is Love)

When We Shine (The World is Love)

When We Shine, (The World is Love)

("Shine" or "Be the Light") Spoken in different languages)

(The World is Love, The World is Love, The World is Love)

 

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The song When We Shine, was written by Melinda Caroll and participants of Sangam World Centre's #Arts4Change2016

©2016 Melinda Caroll Music Productions. All Rights Reserved. ASCAP. 

 

 

 

 

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Contact

For More Information Contact Melinda Caroll at

[email protected]

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