Goals got accomplished this week! I was able to set up, schedule, and complete an exhibit and speaking tour (Why is the US 23rd in Freedom of the Press?) in Modesto and Stockton, that resulted in many new volunteer sign ups for the peace group in each of those towns. Last Tuesday I addressed a group at the Church of the Brethren, in Modesto. After which I received a warm applause and some interested questions and some brisk book sales. The next day John Lucas and I got a good response from the students and faculty that stopped by the Peace Panel exhibit at the Modesto Junior College Quad, in front of the cafeteria. There turned out to be a Career Fair that day so we were happy to show off our Career Builders programs. The Modesto Peace/Life Center had a volunteer doing outreach at Modesto High School so I provided him with a handful of our Career Builder brochures that he put to good use.
The next day I was in Stockton at the First Unitarian Church and participated in their simple meal and short readings and sing along and then was the featured speaker at that gathering. Then the next day Christie Kelley of the Peace & Justice Network joined me tabling at Delta College.
Four successful events in coordination with the local peace groups in as many days. It felt so good we all resolved to do it again in the spring.