Community Fundraising Brunch 2022

Community Fundraising Brunch 2022

Community Fundraising Brunch 2022

Art for Mosaic Project 2022 Brunch and Album Release

Celebrate the release of Mosaic’s new album virtually with our present and future family from around the world!

You are invited to a very special Mosaic Community Fundraising Brunch. This year’s Brunch will double as our Album Release Party! Please join us as we celebrate the release of the long-awaited Children’s Songs for Peace and a Better World, Volume 2

When we released Volume 1 in 2003, Mosaic had barely begun. Now we have 22 years of experience writing musical curriculum and singing around the campfire with children. We are excited to share this next generation of Mosaic music and magic with you on March 5, 2022 at 10:30am PST.

This virtual extravaganza will include:

  • Personal interactions with current and future Mosaic family members.
  • Surprise musical guests.
  • Never-before-heard songs from Mosaic’s second album played live.
  • Mosaic family from around the world sharing how Mosaic lessons and music have traveled with them beyond the Mosaic Woods to serve as an invaluable anchor of justice!

About Children’s Songs for Peace and a Better World, Volume 2:

Nearly 20 years in the making, we are excited to announce our new album! Children’s Songs for Peace and a Better World, Volume 2 features songs written and sung around the campfire by Mosaic’s Residential Rock Stars throughout our history. It also features some brand-new songs that will be performed for the first time at the Brunch! This album embraces the joys, challenges, and fun of peace-building. The following are some of the songs on the album:

More songs to be announced soon!

While this is a free, family-friendly event and there is no obligation to make a donation, it is our hope that our amazing program will inspire our guests to make a contribution that is personally meaningful to them.

We cannot wait to see you on March 5th.

Peacing It Together!
The Mosaic Team

A Powerful Conversation with Marvel Head Writer Chinaka Hodge

A Powerful Conversation with Marvel Head Writer Chinaka Hodge

A Powerful Conversation with Marvel Head Writer Chinaka Hodge

An Evening With Chinaka Hodge

Tuesday, November 9, 2021


Join Chinaka Hodge, Head Writer of the new Marvel Disney+ series, IRONHEART, in conversation with Mosaic Board Member Kara Murray-Badal. Drawing on their shared passion for inspiring young activists, Chinaka and Kara will explore Hodge’s experience with IRONHEART, the importance of diverse representation in media, and her journey with storytelling as a tool for inspiring social change. While this is a free, family-friendly event, it is also a fundraiser for The Mosaic Project’s youth programs. We welcome donations!

In addition to the conversation, you will experience:

  • A reading of Chinaka Hodge’s poems.
  • How The Mosaic Project also inspires social change superheroes.
  • An audience Q&A with Chinaka Hodge.

About Chinaka Hodge

Born and raised in Oakland California, Chinaka Hodge is an accomplished poet, educator, playwright and screenwriter. She received her BA from NYU and studied Writing for Film and Television at USC’s Graduate School of Cinematic Arts under the prestigious Annenberg fellowship. She is a founding curator of Brave New Voices, the National Teen Poetry Festival, as well as a co-founder of Life is Living, West Oakland’s interdisciplinary arts festival.

Chinaka has served as Program Director and Associate Artistic Director at Youth Speaks and The Living Word Project. She was Visiting Editor at California Sunday Magazine, a Senior Fellow at YBCA, and served on the Board at Headlands Center for the Arts. Chinaka’s performances have been featured by TEDWomen and ACLU National. She has published 3 books, including her 2016 poetry collection, Dated Emcees.

Her writing for TV credits include NBC’s RISE; AMAZING STORIES for AppleTV+; SNOWPIERCER for TNT/HBOMax and Netflix’s THE MIDNIGHT CLUB. Her most recent credit is as the Head Writer of Disney’s IRONHEART. It tells the story of child genius Riri Williams, who reverse engineers Iron Man’s suit to create her own. As a new mother, Hodge is especially excited for Riri to inspire the social change superhero in young girls!

Virtual Friends & Family Workshop Series

Virtual Friends & Family Workshop Series

Virtual Friends & Family Workshop Series

Are you looking for an effective and creative way for your entire family to learn about creating a more just, inclusive, and peaceful world? The Mosaic Project has answered your call! We are excited to introduce The Mosaic Friends & Family Workshop Series, an interactive virtual program where everyone (not just 4th graders) can learn our unique tools for creating peace!

This series consists of seven 60-minute workshops for kids, ages 7 to 12, and four 90-minute sessions for adults. We encourage families to register together so that parents and children can practice peacemaking skills side by side.

Dates and Times

April 15 – May 27, 2021

  • Kids: Every Thursday | 4:30 – 5:30pm PST
  • Adults: Every other Thursday | 7 – 8:30pm PST
Kids hugging
Kids and Youth Leaders


  • Mosaic Agreements: Mutual Respect, Open Mindedness, Awesome Attitude, Individuality, and Community
  • Implicit Bias, Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
  • Listening, Empathy, and Assertiveness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interrupting Subtle and Overt Acts of Exclusion

This workshop will be offered on a sliding scale from $20 – $440 for the entire series. There will also be an opportunity to make a donation to support another family’s participation in The Mosaic Project. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact us if you would like a discount code.

Do you know of a friend, neighbor, or coworker who would appreciate an opportunity like this? We would love for you to spread the word and share widely. Space is limited, so register now! Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions. We look forward to sharing the Mosaic magic with you!


Q:  Can I join even if I don’t have children, or if my children are outside of the age range (7-12)?
A:   Absolutely!  Come to the four adult workshops and we’ll have small breakout groups for you too.

Q:  Can I attend along with a child younger than 7?
A:  Absolutely! Just be prepared to sit with them throughout the series so you are ready to give extra explanations or support if needed.

Q:  Can I spread the word to other people?
A:  Absolutely!  Please forward this email far and wide.

Q: What will my child learn?
A: So much about how to build inclusive, just, and peaceful communities! Watch 4th-grader Coco share about what she learned from the 7-part workshop series we offered in her school.

Q: Will adults be participating with the children at the same time?
A: No, adults are not required to be present for the kid’s sessions. However, if your child needs extra support you are welcome to sit near them while they participate. 

Community Fundraising Brunch 2021

Community Fundraising Brunch 2021

Community Fundraising Brunch 2021

2021 Annual Community Fundraising Brunch

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

10:30am to 12:30pm

At The Mosaic Project, we believe in the power of connection. This is relevant every year, but especially now. That is why we are so excited for you to join us for THE event of 2021: Mosaic’s Annual Community Fundraising Brunch. Get ready for this truly unique virtual extravaganza – an international family reunion.  We will celebrate our present and future Mosaic family from around the world!

10:30-11:00 am PRE-PARTY ON GATHER

  • Connect with old and new friends on this fun, interactive virtual program. Think video game meets Zoom.
  • Explore a virtual model of the future camp we are creating in Castro Valley.

11:00-12:15 pm MAIN PROGRAM (Enter through Gather or directly through Zoom.)

  • Journey into our transformative work guided by students, teachers, and community members who have been deeply impacted and inspired by The Mosaic Project.
  • Enjoy “game-tivities”, songs, and stories.
  • Learn about our plans for 2021 and beyond.

12:15-12:30 pm POST-PARTY ON GATHER

  • Enjoy exploring the virtual camp some more with your old and new friends.

For the past 20 years, The Mosaic Project has been teaching people the tools needed to build more just, inclusive, peaceful communities. Given the last year, our society needs Mosaic now more than ever. This is the time to get involved! Reaffirm your commitment to a peaceful future by registering for the Brunch today.

(Looking to sign up as a Table Captain? When you register, simply choose table captain as your role.)

While this is a free event and there is no obligation to make a donation, it is our hope that our amazing program will inspire our guests to make a contribution that is personally meaningful to them.

We are immensely excited to celebrate with you on February 27th at this truly unforgettable Brunch!