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An Evening with JOAN BAEZ – Benefit Concert – Friday, May 9, 2014

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JoanBaez_Med.EmailThe Joan Baez Benefit Concert for the Resource Center for Nonviolence Building for the Future Campaign, on Friday, May 9, at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, is nearly sold out. There are no more tickets available through Ticketweb, the Rio Theatre or Tomboy.

RCNV has begun a Waiting List for a very limited number of Sponsorship seats (Sliding Scale  $100 per ticket up to $10,000 or more  Sponsor donation) available only through RCNV. Please be as generous as possible.  We cannot promise that being on the Waiting List will result in tickets.  Contact us

We had no idea the concert tickets would go so quickly! Thank you for your support!

An Evening with JOAN BAEZ

Friday, May 9, 2014

Rio Theatre

1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz,

8:00pm Concert  

(Doors open 7:00pm)

BENEFIT CONCERT for the Resource Center for Nonviolence Building for the Future Campaign

Joan Baez will perform a rare Benefit Concert to support RCNV’s Building for the Future campaign. This benefit is the public launch of our community campaign to fund the renovation of our 50-year old building. We invite you to join us for the concert and to consider sponsorship.

We ask for your support of this campaign in addition to your regular financial support of Resource Center for Nonviolence programs. Please be as generous as possible. Thank you for your support!

Click for a brief Letter about the concert and campaign

Click for information about  Joan Baez’ Long History with RCNV.

TICKETS: The concert is nearly sold out. There are no more tickets available through Ticketweb, the Rio Theatre or Tomboy. 

SPONSORSHIP:

RCNV has begun a Waiting List for a very limited number of Sponsorship seats (Sliding Scale  $100 per ticket up to  $10,000 or more  Sponsor donation) available only through RCNV.   There are only a very limited number of these seats available. We cannot promise that being on the Waiting List will result in tickets.  Contact us for more information about sponsorship.

Solidarity Sponsor:  $1,000 – $10,000:   includes two Reserved Seat Concert Tickets, two Reserved seats for the Scott Kennedy Hall Dedication on Saturday, May 10 (details soon), listing in Concert and Dedication Programs, and Permanent Naming Recognition at the Resource Center for Nonviolence

Soul Force Sponsor:  $500 – $999: includes two Reserved Seat Concert Tickets, two Reserved seats for the Scott Kennedy Hall Dedication on Saturday, May 10 (details soon), listing in Concert Program
Stakeholder Sponsor:  $100 – $499:
includes Reserved Seat Concert Ticket, and listing in Concert Program
I can’t attend: here is a donation to support the Resource Center for NonviolenceBuilding for the Future Campaign

For more information: 831.423-1626

Don’t Miss JOHN McCUTCHEON in Concert: Friday, January 17, 2014, part of M.L. King Jr. Celebration Weekend

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John_McWorld-renowned Folk Musician 

JOHN McCUTCHEON will perform one CONCERT:

Friday, January 17, 2014

7:30p.m.

at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.

Buy John McCutcheon Tickets NOW via Paypal. Online tickets $18.50 – $35.00 sliding scale (includes paypal fee). Indicate what amount you want to pay in the Price section, and tell us how many tickets you want. FMI: call 831-423-1626 for reservations.  Proceeds benefit the Resource Center for Nonviolence

The Resource Center for Nonviolence and the NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch, are collaborating once again to bring a celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Santa Cruz community in a full weekend of events, January 17-19, 2014 all at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.

      THE POWER OF SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH MUSIC:  Friday, January 17: Renowned Folk Singer John McCutcheon highlights social change through his songs. Yes, It’s time again for another Amazing concert by John McCutcheon! Be sure to join us for this Annual Santa Cruz musical Tradition. The prolific world-class musician has a new release:  “22 Days” inspired by the Cellist of Sarajevo, Vedran Smailovic, who, in the midst of the Balkan War, began a 22-day vigil where he played his cello at the site of the 1992 mortar attack that killed 22 people in as they waited in line to buy bread. Once, when Vedran was playing in those dark, dangerous days, sniper fire erupting around him, a soldier approached him and asked, “You! Why are you playing where we are bombing?” Vedran responded:  “Why are you bombing where I am playing?” 

     “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” – Vedran Smailovic. John was so moved by Vedran’s acts that he wrote the song “Streets of Sarajevo.” And on the twentieth anniversary of Vedran’s playing, in honor of his friend’s courageous acts, John wrote songs for twenty-two days, resulting in the “22 Days” CD, which also includes the song “Forgotten” in honor of the young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. Other songs are playful and insightful. Don’t miss this concert!

FMI: call 831-423-1626 for reservations.  Proceeds benefit the Resource Center for Nonviolence

TICKET Information:   Buy John McCutcheon Tickets NOW via Paypal. Online tickets $18.50 – $35.00 sliding scale (includes paypal fee). Indicate what amount you want to pay in the Price section, and tell us how many tickets you want. Tickets for John’s concert also available in person for $18.00 – $35.00 at RCNV, 612 Ocean St., SC. Hours M-TH 12-4, or CAL831-423.1626 to make your reservation in advance. DOOR prices: $20-$35.00. RCNV will be closed from Dec. 24 - January 1. 

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John McCutcheon has been described by the Washington Post as “folk music’s rustic renaissance man” and as the “perfect example of a modern folk musician” by Sing Out! Magazine. For this tour John interprets the Woody Guthrie catalog giving new perspective to some Guthrie classics as well as unveiling some new gems and old favorites from his own canon.

“John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.” – Pete Seeger

Once again, John’s concert happens on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend, which will also feature the NAACP annual GOSPEL NIGHT concert on Saturday, January 18, and Youth Day on Sunday, January 19. MORE details in other posts.

For more info about John McCutcheon:  http://www.folkmusic.com/

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION WEEKEND, January 17-19: Two Concerts and Youth Day

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The NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch, and the

Resource Center for Nonviolence

Invite you to the

 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION WEEKEND

Two Concerts and Youth Day

A creative and musical celebration in the spirit of

the Courageous Leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014

Friday, January 17, 7:30p.m.

John McCutcheon In Concert

One of the most dynamic and iconic live performers in Folk Music, six-time Grammy nominee John McCutcheon has a unique blend of stunning instrumental skills, incisive songwriting, and subtly seductive storytelling.

John’s latest recording highlights courage, current events and love. 22 Days pays homage to the “Cellist of Sarajevo,” who, in honor of 22 people killed by a bomb in a Bosnian breadline in 1992, played for 22 days in a row at the bombing site. The song Forgotten is inspired by Malala Yousafzai, targeted by the Taliban for her support of education for girls in Pakistan. Other songs are playful and insightful.

Tickets:  Sliding scale $18-35, available at www.rcnv.org or call 831-423-1626 for reservations.  Proceeds benefit the Resource Center for Nonviolence.
Saturday, January 18: 7:00p.m.
The Annual MLK, Jr. GOSPEL NIGHT

     Featuring local soloists and choirs:  An array of stirring and inspiring songs by prominent local Gospel choirs, featuring the Inner Light Choir, Progressive Missionary Baptist Church Choir, the Santa Cruz Community Choir, and others. Soloists include Valerie Joi, Dave “Woody” Wood, Janice Blume, Franklin Marshall and others TBA. Limited seating:  come early!

     Tickets: $10.00- 20 sliding scale, available at the Door. For more information:  831-429-2266Sponsored by NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch
Sunday, January 19: 2:00 – 5:00pm
“Youth Day”- free for youth of all ages: UCSC’s Rainbow

Theater performs Excerpts from “A Song for Coretta” A Free Performance, and Theater Workshop for Youth by UCSC’s Rainbow Theater. “A Song for Coretta” is a sharp, funny play about Coretta Scott King with wit, personality and life-affirming energy that has a lot to say to youth of all ages. A warm and infectious comedy, and a joyful and affectionate tribute to one of the great women of our time. Followed by a hands-on, empowering theater workshop for youth led by Rainbow Theater.

 

All events at the RESOURCE CENTER FOR NONVIOLENCE, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA

John McCutcheon Tickets available at www.rcnv.org or call 831-423-1626.

Gospel Night Tickets available at the Door or FMI: call 831-429-2266

Co-sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence and the NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch

 

 

 

Where Should The Birds Fly? Film by Fida Qishta

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The stories of two resilient young Palestinian women struggling for normalcy in the cruel abnormality of Gaza.

Meet the filmmaker, Fida Qishta

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7 PM

at the Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz

$5-10 donation, sliding scale
No one turned away for lack of funds

Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Resource Center for Nonviolence, Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestine-Israel Action Committee.

January 18-20, 2013- MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION WEEKEND- The Power of Songs for Social Change

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*THERE IS STILL ROOM for all concerts and BOTH SATURDAY Workshops… You can simply sign up and pay when you come.

TICKETS:   will be on sale at the DOOR FOR ALL EVENTS.  NO MORE ONLINE TICKET SALES or WILL-CALL. See you there! For more info:  831-423-1626.

All events at RCNV, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz

Click to see Detailed Flyer PDF:  King Weekend EVENTS

January 18 – January 20, 2013. The Santa Cruz County NAACP and the Resource Center for Nonviolence invite you to share in a musical celebration:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Events-

The POWER of SONGS for SOCIAL CHANGE:

Featuring: John McCutcheon Concert and or Music Workshop; Aileen Vance: “Zabalaza” Music Workshop; NAACP Annual MLK, Jr. Gospel Night, Youth Day, Hip Hop Concert

Call  831-423-1626.

John McCutcheon playing guitar*Friday, January 18, 7:30 p.m.:  Folk musician extraordinaire. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR: $20-35 sliding scale donation.

John McCUTCHEON IN CONCERT:

One concert only! One of the most dynamic and iconic live performers in Folk Music, six-time Grammy nominee John McCutcheon\’s four-decade career has taken him around the world with his unique blend of stunning instrumental skills, incisive songwriting, and subtly seductive storytelling. Hilarious, heartwarming, stirring, and always entertaining.

*Saturday, January 19: NEW this year!

MUSIC WORKSHOPS: The Power of Songs for Social Change. Attend one or both workshops. Light vegetarian lunch available at Noon. THERE IS STILL ROOM IN BOTH WORKSHOPS. SIMPLY SHOW UP AND PAY AT THE DOOR: Workshops only $10-$65 sliding scale for one workshop; $20-65 for both workshops. Light lunch available for $8-15 sliding scale, but you must RSVP for lunch in advance of the workshops. For more info, call  831-423-1626.

10:00-Noon: John McCutcheon: Sing Out! The Power, Purpose & Pedigree Of Music in Our Times. John’s first up-close and personal workshop in Santa Cruz! Gather for a conversation about the history and possibilities of music in social movements; lots of singing, and how to find, make, and spread music that is, as McCutcheon describes, “artful and useful.”

Aileen Vance SM1:00-3:00: Aileen Vance: “Zabalaza!” Revolution in 4-Part Harmony- Songs for Social Justice in the South African Choral Tradition.

Songs of freedom and struggle, hope and healing, peace and justice. Aileen Vance is an award-winning songwriter, singer, songleader and music educator.

Saturday, January 19, 7:00p.m.:

$10.00 . Tickets available at the DOOR

Sponsored by the NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch.
Featuring songstress Tammi Brown and her choir, the Inner Light Choir led by Valerie Joi Fiddmont, and an array of stirring and inspiring songs by prominent local Gospel choirs.

Sunday, January 20: 1:00-5:00p.m.- YOUTH DAY and 5:00-6:00p.m. Abstract Rude HipHop Workshop-FREE- for youth of all ages. Create (Y)our Future Now! Celebrating the Youth of Today and Tomorrow. Focus on the four elements of HipHop: Music, Art, Dance, Spoken Word; also open mic, food! Sponsored by NAACP with SCCCCOR and RCNV. Info: 831-429-2266, or 831-425-4500

7. Sunday, January 20: $15.00 available

Beats, Rhymes and MLK: Abstract Rude is a West Coast veteran of independent and underground hip hop. Benefits RCNV and NAACP

MORE DETAILS: ML King, Jr. Celebration Weekend:  The Power of Songs for Social Change

Throughout America’s history, music has been a catalyst for change, a medium for protest, and a way to deliver a message of hope. Songs have rallied support for social justice and civil rights, influenced public opinion, united us for a common cause and created a powerful tool to impact the world. Music can amaze and inspire us to action; then, suddenly we become optimistic that change is possible.

The Santa Cruz County NAACP
and the Resource Center for Nonviolence
invite you to share in a musical celebration:
The POWER OF SONGS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE -
a full weekend of Folk, Gospel and Hip Hop concerts,
Music Workshops, and a Youth Day

Friday, January 18 – Sunday, January 20, 2013
At the new Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA

SPONSORS: NAACP & Resource Center for Nonviolence
Co-sponsors:  Good Times, Community Printers, KUSP, SureThing
Productions, KZSC, Comic News, SCCCCOR, Darling House Bed &
Breakfast, Barrios Unidos. Endorsers:  African American Resource & Cultural Center

For More information:  call 831-423-1626

Last Friday Open Mic Sept. 28

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Project Regeneration hosts its monthly Open Mic Friday, September 28, at RCNV, 612 Ocean St., 7 PM.  Come and read, recite, sing, express!   Contact regeneratepeace@gmail.com or 831.750.8687.

Wednesday, March 21: Echoes of Vietnam, an inspiring evening of poetry and memoir

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Title: Echoes of Vietnam, an inspiring evening of poetry and memoir
Location: Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz

The event will feature readings from the acclaimed poet Hoang Hung and Andrew Pham reading from his award-winning memoirs, and many others.

Tickets: Reading: $5-10 suggested donation (No one turned away.)  Reading and Reception: $20-40 suggested donation. For more information, email kimmahler@iplsf.com or call 408 480 1828. Advance tickets can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/232242


Following a recent trip to Vietnam Santa Cruz poet Ellen Bass was introduced to Hoang Hung, whose work has been translated into English and published in many U.S literary magazines. Hung’s work has been repressed in Vietnam because he has written, in part, about his experiences imprisoned in re-education camps after the Vietnam-American war.

Following a writing residency in Chicago Hoang Hung will travel to Santa Cruz to read from his newer poetry that highlights his experience with Buddhist meditation. Bass says, ‘ ‘The community’s support is overwhelming. I am grateful that so many individuals and organizations have voiced their appreciation for the opportunity to hear this deeply moving and eloquent poet.

Along with Hoang Hung, will be award-winning poets Paul Hoover, Nguyen Do, and Ellen Bass who have translated some of Hoang Hung’s poems and will also read from their own work. Dick Guthrie will read from his memoir in progress and Mike Abkin will present drawings by Vietnamese children from Speak Peace.

Hosted by The International Poetry Library of SF and Innovent Transmedia, the event is co-sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence, Poetry Santa Cruz, the National Peace Academy and the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network. Hoang Hung’s arrival will be an introduction to the Vietnamese International Poetry Festival in San Francisco in April.

Hoàng Hung became one of the most valued poets of the “anti-American-War” generation in 1960’s. He has been a symbol of the spirit of renewal in contemporary Vietnamese poetry. His work includes six volumes of poetry and translation, including his latest book, Hanh Trinh (My Journey), 2006, which won the prestigious Poetry Award of the Hanoi Writers’ Association. His poems have been published in translation in France, the US, and other countries.

Andrew X. Pham is a writer and journalist whose award winning books include, Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam (1999), The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars (2008), and Last Night I Dreamed of Peace (2008), a translation of Dr. Thuy Tram’s diary that was written during the Vietnam War. His current book, A Culinary Odyssey: My Cookbook Diary of Travels, Flavors, and Memories of Southeast Asia, will be published in March 2012.

Paul Hoover has published numerous volumes of poetry, the most recent being Desolation : Souvenir (2012). With Nguyen Do, he edited and translated the anthology, Black Dog, Black Night: Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry (2008) and Beyond the Court Gate: Poems of Nguyen Trai (1380-1442), published in 2010. He has won the Frederick Bock Award and the Jerome J. Shestack Award. Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, he edited Postmodern American Poetry (1994), a second edition of which will appear in 2013.

Nguyen Do’s poetry collections include The Fish Wharf and The Autumn Evening (1988,) The Empty Space (1991,) and New Darkness (2009.) With Paul Hoover, he edited and translated Black Dog, Black : Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry (2008), Beyond the Court Gate (2010) 12 3 poetry of Thanh Thao (2008) and Returning to Con Son poetry of Nguyen Trai (2009.) With Hoang Hung he edited and translated Selected Poetry of Allen Ginsberg (forthcoming). The recipient of a grant from The Poetry Foundation “for his contribution to poetry of the world,” Nguyen Do now lives in San Francisco.

Ellen Bass\’s poetry books include The Human Line, named a Notable Book of 2007 by the San Francisco Chronicle and Mules of Love, which won the Lambda Literary Award. In 1973 she co-edited with Florence Howe the first major anthology of poetry by women, No More Masks! and she co-authored The Courage to Heal which has been translated into 12 languages. Among her awards for poetry are a Pushcart Prize, New Letters Prize, Larry Levis Prize from Missouri Review, and the Pablo Neruda Prize. She teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University.

Books and chapbooks will be available for sale.

Following a writing residency in Chicago Hoang Hung will travel to Santa Cruz to read from his newer poetry that highlights his experience with Buddhist meditation. Bass says, ‘ ‘The community’s support is overwhelming. I am grateful that so many individuals and organizations have voiced their appreciation for the opportunity to hear this deeply moving and eloquent poet.

Along with Hoang Hung, will be award-winning poets Paul Hoover, Nguyen Do, and Ellen Bass who have translated some of Hoang Hung’s poems and will also read from their own work. Dick Guthrie will read from his memoir in progress and Mike Abkin will present drawings by Vietnamese children from Speak Peace.

Hosted by The International Poetry Library of SF and Innovent Transmedia, the event is co-sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence, Poetry Santa Cruz, the National Peace Academy and the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network. Hoang Hung’s arrival will be an introduction to the Vietnamese International Poetry Festival in San Francisco in April.

Hoàng Hung became one of the most valued poets of the “anti-American-War” generation in 1960’s. He has been a symbol of the spirit of renewal in contemporary Vietnamese poetry. His work includes six volumes of poetry and translation, including his latest book, Hanh Trinh (My Journey), 2006, which won the prestigious Poetry Award of the Hanoi Writers’ Association. His poems have been published in translation in France, the US, and other countries.

Andrew X. Pham is a writer and journalist whose award winning books include, Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam (1999), The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars (2008), and Last Night I Dreamed of Peace (2008), a translation of Dr. Thuy Tram’s diary that was written during the Vietnam War. His current book, A Culinary Odyssey: My Cookbook Diary of Travels, Flavors, and Memories of Southeast Asia, will be published in March 2012.

Paul Hoover has published numerous volumes of poetry, the most recent being Desolation : Souvenir (2012). With Nguyen Do, he edited and translated the anthology, Black Dog, Black Night: Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry (2008) and Beyond the Court Gate: Poems of Nguyen Trai (1380-1442), published in 2010. He has won the Frederick Bock Award and the Jerome J. Shestack Award. Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, he edited Postmodern American Poetry (1994), a second edition of which will appear in 2013.

Nguyen Do’s poetry collections include The Fish Wharf and The Autumn Evening (1988,) The Empty Space (1991,) and New Darkness (2009.) With Paul Hoover, he edited and translated Black Dog, Black : Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry (2008), Beyond the Court Gate (2010) 12 3 poetry of Thanh Thao (2008) and Returning to Con Son poetry of Nguyen Trai (2009.) With Hoang Hung he edited and translated Selected Poetry of Allen Ginsberg (forthcoming). The recipient of a grant from The Poetry Foundation “for his contribution to poetry of the world,” Nguyen Do now lives in San Francisco.

Ellen Bass\’s poetry books include The Human Line, named a Notable Book of 2007 by the San Francisco Chronicle and Mules of Love, which won the Lambda Literary Award. In 1973 she co-edited with Florence Howe the first major anthology of poetry by women, No More Masks! and she co-authored The Courage to Heal which has been translated into 12 languages. Among her awards for poetry are a Pushcart Prize, New Letters Prize, Larry Levis Prize from Missouri Review, and the Pablo Neruda Prize. She teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University.

Books and chapbooks will be available for sale.

Sunday, March 4- Occupation Art: Untold Stories, Eyewitness Accounts

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Title: Occupation Art: Untold Stories, Eyewitness Accounts
Location: Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA
Description: Occupation Art: Untold Stories, Eyewitness Accounts featuring  Nora Barrows-Friedman & others and video featuring artist Suzanne Klotz. SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2-4 p.m. Come starting at 1:00 to see the exhibits!. Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA. Nora Barrows-Friedman is a staff editor and reporter with The Electronic Intifada. She has been regularly reporting from occupied Palestine since 2004, and worked with youth in broadcasting and photographic arts at the Ibdaa Cultural Center in the Dheishah Refugee Camp in the West Bank for several years. .
Start Time: 1:00 -see the exhibits; 2-4 Presentation
Date: 2012-03-04

SUNDAY AUGUST 7: People for a Nuclear Free Future Reunion Potluck

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People for a Nuclear Free Future REUNION*

*Santa Cruz People for a Nuclear Free Future was/is a member of the statewide Abalone Alliance.

Were you there at Diablo Canyon protesting the building of a nuclear power plant thirty plus years ago? Well then, it is time for a look back and a look forward.

POTLUCK PICNIC, Sunday, August 7, 2011, 12 noon

Brommer St. Park at Brommer & 30th Ave., Santa Cruz

Download a PNFF Reunion flier

An Indybay link with more info.

“War is a Lie” with David Swanson and Slam Poetry Open Mic!

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On Saturday December 18th at 7pm come hear David Swanson on War Is A Lie,  a presentation on his new book  AND a Poetry Slam Open Mic with featured local poets.

A benefit for the Youth Empowerment Program of the Resource Center for Nonviolence

Featuring a book talk by antiwar and impeachment activist David Swanson, author of the new runaway bestseller War Is A Lie. Plus! Slam Poetry from an assortment of poets from across our community and poetry open mike! You’re invited to perform a poem (less than 5 minutes, please) on the theme “War Is A Lie”

Saturday, December 18
7:00 p.m.
Unity Temple
407 Broadway @ Ocean, Santa Cruz
Requested Donation: $5 and up. Donation of $25 includes signed copy of War Is A Lie
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Info: 831-423-1626 x103 or emily@velvetrevolution.us

Event tickets available at the door only.

-Plus –

Join David Swanson for an delicious dinner at India Joze before the event!

Tickets are $60 (2 for $100) and include:

*Special meal with David Swanson, prepared by Jozseph Schultz of India Joze

*Admission and preferred seating for evening event

*Signed copy of War Is A Lie

Note: Only 15 tickets are being made available for the dinner. We expect all to be sold in advance. For dinner package tickets call 831-423-1626

Dinner at 5:00 pm December 18th at India Joze, 418 Front Street, Santa Cruz

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Facebook Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112019045533913&num_event_invites=0#!/event.php?eid=112019045533913

A PDF downloadable poster for the SC event!
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David Swanson is the author of “War Is A Lie” and “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union.” He was one of the lead strategists of the movement to impeach Bush, and founder of the website AfterDowningStreet.org. He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org Info:http://davidswanson.org/warisalie

Event co-sponsored by:

RCNV Youth Empowerment Program http://www.rcnv.org

Watsonville Brown Berets http://www.brownberets.info

Velvet Revolution http://www.velvetrevolution.us

G.I. Rights Hotline of the Central Coast http://www.girightshotline.org

“You don’t believe in war, but can you articulate your reasons? What if someone challenges your position? Can you defend it? Suppose someone told you that spending for the military is good for the economy? What if they agreed that war is generally bad – but there are exceptions, such as the ‘good war’ against Hitler and Japan, or even the ‘war on terror’? How about the notion that war makes us more secure? David Swanson’s new book, War Is A Lie, provides answers to these questions and more. In 336 pages, he debunks every argument you’ve heard used to justify, glorify, instigate, promote, prolong, and expand war.” — Kim Carlyle, War Crimes Times.

“In ‘War is a Lie’ David Swanson carves himself a monumental task: to prove the truth of this in every historical instance for which background is available. He accomplishes his task, with a weight of evidence which can only be described as devastating. Swanson sets forth a deceptively simple yet provocative thesis: War is never the only choice, and always the worst one.” — Ralph Lopez.