Earth Day Celebration with 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Friday, April 24, 2015,    7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Gaia's Garden Restaurant, 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

STOP RECRUITING KIDS!

  

    

  

50th Anniversary Teach-ins Against U.S. Wars of imperialism

These aren't talking heads. They are talking hearts!

Speaking their truths. Speaking truth to power!

 

A living wage for all!

This is why every person in every job needs to be paid a living wage. And why everyone else needs a minimum income from the government. A caring life is about sharing.

Family Members and Survivors of Ayotzinapa 43 to Speak in Santa Rosa

Last September, a caravan transporting 43 students from Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers' College of Ayotzinapa, on its way to a protest, was stopped by police and the apprehended students handed over to a criminal syndicate. The students have since disappeared, and this has caused a nation-wide human rights controversy in Mexico. On April 7th, parents and classmates of some of the missing students will stop in Santa Rosa as part of their speaking tour.

Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence

On Friday, March 27th, 100 Thousand Poets for Change and the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County brought poet/contributors of Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence to Gaia's Garden Restaurant.

Michelle Wing, editor and contributor                  

Diane Madrigal

Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence is a collection of prose and poetry pieces of a hidden tragedy: violence in homes, living in fear, and forced silence. Authors from every walk of life and every aspect of this difficult issue raise their voices as one to end this silence, to bring freedom and release for themselves and others. These words will inform and inspire readers: give them eyes to see, a way to express, and motivation to act.

Dianna Grayer and Sheridan Gold                          

Kalia Mussetter

Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence was created as a labor of love, to give the women and men who had the courage to write and read their stories in the YWCA’s Changing Hurt to Hope: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence series sponsored by the YWCA a broader audience, to reach others so that they too, may find healing, and to support the vital work of the YWCA Sonoma County as it addresses domestic violence locally.

Ann Hutchinson, editor and contributor      

Bailey                              

Gaia's Garden

Music was provided by Now and Zen

  Now and Zen

To order the book and benefit the programs at the YWCA:

http://www.kintera.org/site/apps/ka/ec/catalog.asp?c=7pLNLVPpEbLWH&b=9203357&en=dmKPJ6OPLcLYJgPSKbKVIcM2InKTIaPTLkK2LfN4LwLfG&CategoryID=1051557

For more information:

Michelle Wing, Ann Kutchinson and Kate Farrell

Cry of the Nightbird, P.O. Box 1168, Cloverdale, CA 95424 or cryofthenightbird@gmail.com

 

Social Justice Week at Sonoma State - 3/23-27/15

See the next post for more information about the Peace & Justice Center's involvement in Social Justice Week.

50th Anniversary Anti-War Teach-Ins

March 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the first anti-war teach-ins on university campuses in 1965. As part of Social Justice Club's Social Justice Week (3/23-27/15) at Sonoma State, the Peace & Justice Center and Veterans for Peace Sonoma County are hosting a full day of teach-ins.

Vietnam War veterans, Iraq War veterans, 1960's activists, nonviolence educators and healthcare professionals will be part of the panels.

Here's the schedule:

10:00 to 11:45 a.m. - Teach-in #1 - The Vietnam War and Beyond
Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Poetry and Stories from Veterans and Activists
1:45 to 3:15 p.m. - PTSD, Moral Injury and the Costs of War 
3:30 to 5:15 p.m. - Teach-in #2 - The Vietnam War and Beyond
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Post-9/11 Wars and Protest
 

Sonoma State University, Cooperage Room 3