It was a sunny and calm 7:45 am when I arrived at Delta College, last Thursday Sept., 27 and contacted the Campus Police. They were very helpful, meeting me, showing me where to park, making arrangements for me not to get a parking ticket, and helping handle the cart of easels from the parking lot to the Joe Serna Amphitheater by the Quad in the middle of Campus. What a pretty campus! If you are ever there it is worth the walk to see the koi pond. Three students volunteered to help set up and we had it made in the shade. They had a "Your Vote" event, that included free tacos, so we probably got better traffic than you would get on a regular day.
The discussions we generated around The Better World Shopping Guide, Project Censored, Nonviolent Communication, and Ruses for War encourage taking responsibility, more active participation in the peace movement, critical thinking, ethical consumerism, and responsible sustainable citizenship.
I folded up the exhibit at 3 pm and joined Stockton's Peace Vigil on Pacific Ave., at Yokuts from 5 - 6 pm. It was fun to meet Patrick and his peace activist friends (and the Peace Poodle) and share an hour demonstrating for peace.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Our second annual visit to Sacramento City College was well attended by students and faculty alike. We set up at 8 am on the south side of the walkway next to the North Gym so all students and faculty who entered by the Main entrance walked by to enter the campus and get to the cafe or the Quad. And thanks to Winnie of the Sacramento Area Peace Action Group I had some help setting up and folding up at 3pm. The help was critical because my helper was sick and doing it by myself would have cut severely into our exhibition time. We have compiled 13 e mail contacts of activists in the area we appealed to, but Winnie was the one who saved the day, with help when it was needed most. Thank you Winnie! SCC did not allow sales of any kind so we had to ask people who wanted to buy books to contact us later and we would mail them the book they wanted at 10% off the marked price. (Our typical price.) We had a good number of great conversations on topics of peace, censorship, ethical shopping and the ending of the death penalty ballot issue this November. It is always rewarding to see young students hooked by the exhibit intently reading every word of many panels. I got that treat many times at this exhibit. Many times students or faculty would come up and shake my hand and thank me for putting up the show.