activism

  • Thu
    Nov 29
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  • Mon
    Dec 03
    8:00 am -
    8:00 am

Fred Branfman on Noam Chomsky & more

Fred Branfman is truly alive. He shares his thoughts and insights with James Moore on a number of subjects across the board and from his studies and travels around the world.

Deeply affected by his discovery of savage U.S. Executive Branch bombing of innocent peasants in Laos, and profoundly concerned to avoid species-suicide from climate change today, Fred Branfman has sought during sustained periods of political, spiritual and psychological activity to understand and improve human affairs. His main personal concern has been cultivating a “life-affirming death awareness.”

  • Fri
    Sep 30
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  • Mon
    Oct 03
    8:00 am -
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Diane Wilson, "An Unreasonable Woman"

Diane WilsonThis week's Writers' Voices guest is author and activist, Diane Wilson. Diane will speaking at the Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors, Inc. annual meeting giving a talk entitled “Corporate Accountability: One Woman’s Struggle and Triumph.” Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 pm at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Diane is a fourth-generation shrimper who made a living along the Texas Gulf Coast. She was driven to activism when she discovered her area was number one in the nation for toxic waste disposal. Through hard work and determination, Diane finally convinced local plastic manufacturers to sign a zero-discharge agreement. Since then, she has become a strong and vocal determined activist who has taken on a number of other environmental and human rights causes. In 2002, she helped co-found, Code Pink, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement.

Marisa Handler Loyal to the SkyMarisa Handler, author of Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist is our guest on Writers' Voices this week. Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will ask Marisa to tell about her fascinating journey from apartheid South Africa, to the U.S., to Israel, India, Nepal, Ecuador, Peru.  Not surprisingly, Marisa became deeply interested in social justice work during her travels, and this memoir takes a look at the social justice movement.  It's a riveting and educational read, that has received high praise.  Please join us for what promises to be an intriguing interview. 

The group is making the trek in part to lay the foundation of the illumiNation Network a television network that will be a platform for all people around the world and from every walk of life to express themselves freely. They cover 15-20 miles a day as part of what they are calling The Walk and have been on the road for more than seven months.

Along the way the group, which is part of the United Souls of Awareness (http://www.theillumination.tv/about.html), meets and even collaborates with local artists, musicians and film makers, performs in various venues and at open mikes, visits art galleries, and gives presentations at colleges and schools.