FCNV calendar for March

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Reedley Peace Center in the Fellowship Hall of the 1st Mennonite Church located on L Street between 12th and 13th Street (postponed from an earlier attempt)  Richard Stone and Maria Telesco will be speaking about ” Houses of Healing” and about their work with this program for prisoner rehabilitation and reentry.   For more information call the Center for Nonviolence at (559) 237-3223 Mon-Fri 11-3.

Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m. at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA  Fresno Center for Nonviolence monthly Board meeting.  For more information call 559-237-3223.

Wednesday, March 8  3-3:30 p.m. on KFCF 88.1, The Fresno Center for Nonviolence monthly “Stir It Up” radio show will be hosted by Gerry Bill who will be discussing the film that the Center is co-sponsoring with Filmworks “I am not your Negro”.  Guest TBA. 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.

Friday, March 10th at the Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive, Fresno, CA 93728 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. our Center will be co-sponsoring the film “I am not your Negro” with Fresno Filmworks, at the Tower Theater, 815 E. Olive, Fresno, CA 93728.  (After the early show only, stay for a post-screening discussion with a trio of panelists from Fresno State: Thomas-Whit Ellis, Melissa Harris, and Dr. Francine Oputa. Ellis is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts; Harris is a graduate student in the Department of Communication; and Oputa is the director of the Cross Cultural and Gender Center)

This film is a powerful reinvention of Civil Rights activist James Baldwin’s unfinished book “Remember This House.” Baldwin’s book was to be a powerful look at the lives, and ultimate deaths, of his good friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. The film brings Baldwin’s manuscript to life, using his own words and explorations on the racial narrative of America, with images, sounds and music from both the past and present. “I Am Not Your Negro” masterfully provides a contemporary link between the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and the present social justice movement of #BlackLivesMatter. From Haitian director and social activist Raoul Peck and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. Closed Captioning and other assistive listening services are not available for this film. Tickets are:  $10.00 general admission and $8.00 students and seniors.  Tickets can be bought in advance at the Fresno Filmworks website.

 Monday, March 20th at 6:30 p.m. at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness (SE corner of Van Ness and McKinley) The film FALL AND WINTER directed and co-produced by Matt Anderson. This film  is an epic and spectacularly photographed journey across the U.S. in search of what is causing our unfolding global crisis. Pollution, droughts and diminishing resources now threaten the very engine driving these catastrophes: civilization itself. Massive dislocations are manifesting in our lifetime, and our world will never be the same.

This is not a story of despair but rather a rallying effort to find our way back towards harmony with nature. FALL AND WINTER uncovers ingenious new strategies for the future while drawing on past wisdom; it is a survival guide for the 21st century.   Director and co-producer:  Matt Anderson.  Cast includes:  Grace Lee Boggs, Michael Parenti, Ed Narango, Marilyn Woodhouse, John Zersan and many others. Film is free and open to the public;  wheelchair accessible.  For more information call our Center at (559) 237-3223 Mon-Fri  11-3.

Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness (SE corner of Van Ness and McKinley) The film FALL AND WINTER directed and co-produced by Matt Anderson. This film  is an epic and spectacularly photographed journey across the U.S. in search of what is causing our unfolding global crisis. Pollution, droughts and diminishing resources now threaten the very engine driving these catastrophes: civilization itself. Massive dislocations are manifesting in our lifetime, and our world will never be the same.

This is not a story of despair but rather a rallying effort to find our way back towards harmony with nature. FALL AND WINTER uncovers ingenious new strategies for the future while drawing on past wisdom; it is a survival guide for the 21st century.   Director and co-producer:  Matt Anderson.  Cast includes:  Grace Lee Boggs, Michael Parenti, Ed Narango, Marilyn Woodhouse, John Zersan and many others. Film is free and open to the public;  wheelchair accessible.  For more information call our Center at (559) 237-3223 Mon-Fri  11-3.

Saturday, April 1 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. come out to the Cambridge Avenue Block Sale 704 E. Cambridge. Our Center for Nonviolence has been invited by Joan Hughes to use her front yard to sell books and other items during the Annual Cambridge Block Sale on Saturday, April 1st. The address is: 704 E. Cambridge. Please come and shop and help us raise money for the Center.  If you have any items that we can sell, please email angela.price41@comcast.net or just bring them to the Center Mon-Fri 11 – 3.  For more information call (559)237-3223.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to February 8 Stir It Up radio show on KFCF 88.1

Please find below the link to yesterday’s Stir It Up radio show on KFCF 88.1.  I always find it a pleasure to host from time to time since I learn so much from my guests!  This time I had Layla Darwish from the Palestine Freedom Project and we had a good conversation about Palestine and also about refugees that she sponsors in Greece and helps the ones who have come to Fresno from Syria.  Please tune in and pass it on to anyone you think would be interested.  Angela

https://soundcloud.com/user-32180140/stritup-02-08-17

An evening and book signing with Medea Benjamin on Monday, November 14

Monday, November 14th   at 6:30 p.m. at the Islamic Cultural Center, 2111 E. Nees Ave., Fresno (between Maple and Chestnut):  An Evening and Book signing with Medea Benjamin. For more information. Contact reza@icfresno.org;  559-297-9535.  Medea Benjamin is a political activist, best  known for her co-founding of Code Pink and Global Exchange.  Her book “Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection” will be available for sale.  Medea has won many awards, including the MLK Jr. Peace Prize and the Gandhi Peace Prize “to honor her for her unyielding advocacy for social justice for over 30 years.” This event is being co-sponsored by the Islamic Cultural Center, Fresno Center for Nonviolence, Peace Fresno, WILPF, Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley, Progressive Democrats of America, Palestine Freedom Project. Tickets are $5.00.

 

 

 

 

 

Nawal Slemiah of Women in Hebron speaks in Fresno

Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Community United Church of Christ, 5550 N. Fresno Street.   Nawal Slemiah of Women in Hebron – Palestinian Women’s Empowerment under Occupation, speaking in Fresno about life in Palestine and the work of the Women in Hebron Embroidery Cooperative. Hosted by Tully Partnerships. Nawal will have WiH items for sale and refreshments will be served after the talk. Learn more at http://womeninhebron.com/ & www.tullypartnerships.org. Co-sponsors Peace Fresno, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and Fresno Center for Nonviolence. FREE to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, November 3 – David Barsamian speaks in Fresno

Thursday, November 3, 6:30-8 pm at Betty Rodriguez Library, 3040 N. Cedar
“Media Coverage of 2016 Presidential Election,” Speaker David Barsamian, PRODUCER of ALTERNATIVE RADIO www.alternativeradio.org – Independent media with no ads or corporate funding for 30 years! His show airs on KFCF 11-12 am, Wednesdays. Hosted by Peace Fresno and Fresno Center for Nonviolence. Free to the public and wheelchair accessible.