FCNV: August Calendar

Sunday, July 30th at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Fresno Soap Co., 1470 N. Van Ness Ave., Fresno presents the play “Us and Them” by Deshad Cato about the ongoing problem of police use of inordinate force against people of color. It mirrors the Black Lives Matter movement, but has no qualms about taking all the characters’ perspectives into consideration. With all the news of repeated police killings, this play is revelatory and enlightening, as it examines the inner-workings of institutionalized racism and how it robs us of our essential humanity. Ultimately, the audience is challenged to think, open up to experience, and change the status-quo. There will be a post-performance discussion with the playwright and director. This evening’s performance will be a fundraiser for the Fresno Center for Nonviolence. Refreshments will be made available. There will be a social hour with a live jazz band following the discussion, with refreshments and wine, sold by the glass. Tickets are $20.00 available at the door. For more information call FCNV at 559-237-3223 Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness Ave. (SE corner McKinley and Van Ness) The Center will hold its monthly Board Meeting. For more information call the Center at 559-237-3223 Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 6 at 7 p.m. at the United Japanese Christian Church, 136 N. Villa, Clovis, CA the film “Hibakusha: Our Life to Live” will be shown. It is about the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Through the eyes of two children, one Japanese and one American, it follows their separate paths from the propaganda and war games of WW II into the futuristic bombings of the two cities. It is narrated by Phil Donahue. Co-sponsors: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, United Japanese Christian Church of Clovis, Veterans for Peace, Fresno Center for Nonviolence, Peace Fresno, UU Church of Fresno, Reedley Peace Center. It is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 9 at 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. Her guest will be Douglas E. Noll, JD, MA who left a successful career as a lawyer to become a peacemaker. He is an award-winning author, teacher, trainer, highly experienced mediator, and co-founder of the Prison of Peace project. They will be discussing his latest book “DE-ESCALATE: HOW TO CALM AN ANGRY PERSON IN 90 SECONDS OR LESS” This is being pre-recorded so no call-ins this month. Call the Center at (559) 237-3223 Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for more information. For those who cannot listen at this time, we always record and publish a link to the radio show.

Friday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Community United Church of Christ, 5550 N. Fresno Street, Fresno Report back by the Fresno caravanistas on their recent trip with Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba: Gerry Bill, Leni Reeves, Jean Hays and Michael Ballen. This will be a potluck. For more information call the Center for Nonviolence Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 559-237-3223.

Link to July’s Radio Show on KFCF

See below a link to the Center’s Stir It Up July radio show which was hosted by Dan Yaseen. His guest was David Swanson, author, blogger, activist, journalist, radio host and director of World Beyond War. Please pass on the link to anyone you think would be interested. We always record the shows on a flash drive and create links, especially since the hour of our show is in the afternoon. tHIS IS A REALLY GOOD INTERVIEW AND WELL WORTH LISTENING TO!

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.

 

 

 

 

FCNV Radio Show link on April 12 2017

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.