FCNV April and early May calendar

Wednesday, April 12th   3-3:30 p.m. on KFCF 88.1, The Fresno Center for Nonviolence monthly “Stir It Up” radio show will be hosted by Angela Price who will be discussing Fresno Earth Day with Rita Bell, one of its organizers. Call-ins are encouraged at 559-266-8888. If you are not able to listen then, we always record the show on a flash drive and create a link to the program. Call the Center at (559) 237-3223 Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for more information.

Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2672 E. Alluvial, Fresno The Fresno Center for Nonviolence will be showing the film  “30 Seconds to Midnight.”  This is co-sponsored by the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church, Peace Fresno and WILPF.  The filmmaker, Regis Tremblay, will be present to talk about the film and answer questions.  Open and free to the public.  Run-time is 1:34. For more information call or email Angela Price at angela.price41@comcast.net  559-304-9183.

A shocking documentary that traces the origins of U.S. genocides, military interventions and wars from the 15th century when the white, colonial explorers first came to the Americas to the very present. American Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim the earth and its resources as their own are the beliefs that are the foundation of American foreign policy in the 21st Century that has humanity on the brink of extinction.  Dr. Helen Caldicot, Ray McGovern, Chris Hedges, Ann Wright, Peter Kuznick, Bill McKibben,  David Vine, Bruce Gagnon, and other activists, scholars, and authors explain and clarify the crisis and threats to life on the planet.

Friday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness Blvd. The Fresno Center for Nonviolence will be showing the film “30 Seconds to Midnight.” This is co-sponsored by Peace Fresno, Social  Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church and WILPF.  The filmmaker, Regis Tremblay, will be present to talk about the film and answer questions.  Open and free to the public, wheelchair accessible. Run-time is 1:34. For more information email or call Angela Price at angela.price41@comcast.net  559-304-9183.

A shocking documentary that traces the origins of U.S. genocides, military interventions and wars from the 15th century when the white, colonial explorers first came to the Americas to the very present. American Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim the earth and its resources as their own are the beliefs that are the foundation of American foreign policy in the 21st Century that has humanity on the brink of extinction.  Dr. Helen Caldicot, Ray McGovern, Chris Hedges, Ann Wright, Peter Kuznick, Bill McKibben,  David Vine, Bruce Gagnon, and other activists, scholars, and authors explain and clarify the crisis and threats to life on the planet.

Wednesday, April 19, 3 to 3:30 p.m.

On “Speaking Truth to Empire” on KFCF 88.1 Free Speech Radio for Central California, Dan Yaseen interviews Kathy Kelly, a peace and justice activist. She is a 3 times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. She coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence (www.vcnv.org), a campaign to end U. S. military and economic warfare. Tune in to KFCF 88.1 FM or login to: http://www.kfcf.org/KFCF/?page_id=266

Saturday, April 22nd at Radio Park (First and Clinton) Fresno Earth Day from 10 to 4.  Our Center for Nonviolence will have a table there and our theme this year is “fashion”.  We will be modeling previously owned clothes on the main stage throughout the day – clothing from local charity and vintage shops.  For more information contact Angela angela.price41@comcast.net.

Monday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. and

Thursday, 27th at 2 p.m. at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness (SE corner Van Ness and McKinley) the film Slowing Down Fast Fashion.  Alex James presents this critical look at the fashion industry and its enormous human and environmental cost.  Far from predicting the apocalypse, it seeks to provide solutions.  By talking to designers, activists and high street brands the film shows that there is a wide-ranging and ever growing thirst for change as consumers start to look at clothes the way they look at food.  Run-time 64 minutes. For more information contact the Center at 559-237-3223 Mon-Fri 11-3.  Free and open to the public.  Wheelchair accessible.

Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1343 E. Barstow Ave. Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba potluck.  Cuba is an evolving society and things are changing rather rapidly.  But you are in luck – Pastors for Peace is on top of it and will be here in Fresno to share up-to-date information on what is happening there.  Our featured speaker will be Manolo De Los Santos, who works with Pastors for Peace to coordinate solidarity work in Cuba, Haiti and Central America.  For more information contact Leni Reeves at lenivreeves@gmail.com

Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at 1st Congregational Church (Big Red Church), 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd., Fresno, CA  The Fresno Center for Nonviolence will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a Banquet and Speaker, Kathy Kelly. It will be catered by Tree of Life Café and Bakery.  Tickets are available at the Center, from any Board member or by emailing or calling Ron Vineyard at ronvineyard@sbcglobal.net;  559-289-6277.  There will also be Speaker Only tickets.  For more information call the Center at 559-237-3223 Mon-Fri 11-3.

Kathy Kelly is an activist working with Voices for Creative Nonviolence.  Kelly will speak about “Confronting State Violence at Home and Abroad.  She will talk about people forced by wars to flee their homes in Afghanistan and about people trapped in the U.S. prison industrial complex, inclusive of Guantanamo, immigration detention centers and the vast network of U.S. prisons and jails – people separated mercilessly from their families and homes.  Kelly is among Voices activists who have recently traveled to Russia, wanting to learn more about how ordinary Russians regard U.S./NATO provocations on their border.