Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 15 at the Farmer's Market

We had a fun exhibit at the Farmer's Market last Saturday.  We delivered 10 Better World Shopping Guides to a grateful customer who suggested that he intended to give them all away!  That is so great!  It's funny how many customers buy Better World Shopping Guides a handful at a time.  The weather was great; we got to hand out some brochures; met some neat people.  I got some great help from Justin, a veteran,

and the Peace Panel Project's newest volunteer.  He took the photos and helped set up and fold up.  Thank you Justin!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Peace Panel Project's 2014 Nevada Tour

Great weather greeted me as I set up the Peace Panel Project exhibit, for the fourth year, out in front of Joe Crowley Student Union of the University of Nevada Reno.  In response to the feed-back last year from the student newspaper reporter I only set up five easels, instead of all twelve.  Students get overwhelmed with too much to look at.  Everybody is exposed to so much information these days, less is better.  I got some good feed-back.  One viewer bought me lunch!

Later I got to meet with Pat Coia of the Sierra Interfaith Action for Peace.  We talked about coordinating an event next year.

I met with Katie and Kyle of "Be the Change".  They are an inspiration, living without gas, electricity or a car. Way to go!  I got some great ideas to refine the exhibit.

Met with the Program Officer of Truckee Meadows Community College and started the ball

rolling to exhibit there next year.  It was a good trip.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Farmer's Market 10/11/14

I pedaled up to the Saturday Farmer's Market at a leisurely 9:44 am and set up under the old magnolia tree.  Perfect weather, good traffic and an anti fracking parade!  What a kick!  Sold a few books; got

some great encouragement and conversations that had me feeling like the movement to more peace and justice is building.  It was a good day!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Chico Peace & Justice Annual Dinner 2014

The Peace Movement was alive and well last night at the Chico Peace & Justice Annual Dinner!  We packed the place!  Thanks to many volunteers a good meal and a great time was had by all.  We honored Michael Pike and Steven and Susan Tchudi.  Sue Hildebrand was an inspiring "mistress" of ceremonies.  We got inspired by Kristian Davis Bailey, a recent Stanford grad who connected the dots between Gaza and Ferguson.  Mini Peace Panels were on display and new large Peace Panels were unveiled.  The new Censored 2015 sold out!  It was a good showing for peace, justice and environmental stewardship.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Career Builders at Fair View High School’s “Night Out”

It was a rocking time.  Wet sponge toss at teachers; Plunkit (a carnival type game); bean bag toss; pizza; cake; cookies; music; Career Builders counter recruitment and the U.S. Army military recruiter.  I was so glad to be there to offer alternatives to the students and parents.  I just had just one easel up with Career Builders on the front and “Doubt is Creative” on one side and Project Censored on the other.  Our six foot table was full of brochures of alternative programs; counter recruitment brochures, flyers and cookies!  Students would come up and ask for a cookie and I would say they will cost you picking up two brochures; reading them and telling your friends about what you read.  It was a deal.  We got lots of takers.  As the evening wore on a sad mom came up to check out our table.  I asked her if she knew anyone who was thinking about joining the military.  She said yes, her son.  I showed her some of our alternative programs and a Career Builders brochure and her face lit up!  She was thrilled to get the info and thanked me profusely.  I knew I was doing some good!  It was a rockin’ good night.   

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Petaluma Progressive Festival 2014

If you haven't checked out the Petaluma Progressive Fest you are in for a treat!  It was a great group of people; great entertainment; a lot of cool booths about every activist cause; the weather was great and the food was good; big trees all around.  I got to meet Peter Phillips of Project Censored and was serenaded by Maria Muldaur and her band and the gang was brought to their feet by the encouraging and clever words of Jim Hightower.  And I sold out of Better World Shopping Guides by 2 pm!  A woman came up to me and described the Peace Panels as songs.  She was grateful for the Peace Panels.  This is an event not to be missed the next time it comes around.