Check out this story about More Than Warmth and Alan Pogue giving a quilt to Rosa Sarmiento Moreno, and her story.
Peaceroots is helping with this in October. Please save the date and join us in San Francisco,CA. Maui, Hawaii, or Japan. If you’d like to help organize this in your area we’d love to have you. See the website- http://www.fukushimaishere.info/
Elizabeth Barger, Peaceroots board member seen here in Washington DC over the weekend. In alh liance with Code Pink and others across America protesting the Keystone Pipeline project.
I was so glad to be able to stand in solidarity with Rue, Ron, Diane and Bob to say stop KXL. After an incredible 46 days, Bob Lindsey Jr. and Diane Wilson have announced the end of their hunger strike targeting Valero and its role in promoting projects like Keystone XL. The following is a powerful statement from Bob and Diane that explores the motivations behind their long fast as well as their plans for lifelong resistance to all forms of tar sands exploitation: http://www.tarsandsblockade.org/end-hunger-strike/
~ Elizabeth Barger, Peaceroots Alliance, TN. in Texas
One Night Only: Special benefit screening of acclaimed documentary film,
BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES in Sebastopol, CA
Peaceroots Alliance is pleased to announce a special pre-release screening of “BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES” to Benefit Analy High School Theater & The Mark Madrid Liver Fund.
BIRTH STORY captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued modern midwifery from extinction, and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth. Today, as nearly 1/3 of all U.S. babies are born via C-section, they labor on, fighting to preserve their knowledge and pushing, once again, for the rebirth of birth. With incredible access to the midwivesʼ archival video collection, the film not only captures the unique sisterhood at The Farm Clinic, but shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it–unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring.
Ina May Gaskin, CPM, has been called “the most famous midwife in the world,” is the founder and director of The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee, and is the author of four books, including the wildly popular Spiritual Midwifery. BIRTH STORY premiered at the 2012 LA Film Festival and won the prestigious Audience Award.
” A disarming example of documentary filmmaking that stakes out an opinion with plain-spoken, commonsensical wisdom” (Variety, Aug 6, 2012)
“…An incredible story…heart-stopping.” (Matt Holzman, KCRW)
PRA is a 501c3 out of Petaluma, CA and The Farm, in Tenn.
DATE: October 19, 2012
LOCATION & TIME: Analy High School Theatre-6950 Analy Av, Sebastopol,CA 7PM
TICKETS:$15.00 advance/$25.00 at the door. Reduced student pricing, doors open 6.30PM www.brownpapertickets.com
A post-screening discussion on maternal health issues will follow the film and be led by former Farm Midwives/ present midwives/ and MD’s
Running Time: 95 minutes
Press Contact: Amy Slotnick, firstname.lastname@example.org
Local contact: Linda Speel, email@example.com
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE”
~Fukushima Response Presents~
Radiation Monitoring Devices Lecture
October 14, 2012
6000 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Dan Sythe, founder and CEO of International Medcom Inc., will talk about his extensive work in the field and explain practical details, such as: how to identify a good monitoring device, use it, understand the data it collects, and then submit collected data to Safecast, a citizen’s monitoring network.
International Medcom has been producing high quality hand held radiation detection instruments and systems since 1986. IMI provided community-monitoring systems to the community surrounding Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. FDNY and NY State Police chose IMI instruments to protect citizens in NYC and all fire engines carry them. Dan is currently working with Japan to monitor the spread of the Fukushima contamination and will be just returning from Japan with updates on the disaster.
Dan is helping the Fukushima Response organization through Peaceroots Alliance to learn about monitoring and sharing radiation information.
Time will be reserved for Q & A.
Contact: John Bertucci at jBee ` firstname.lastname@example.org or
Linda Speel at lindaspeel@gmail. 707-765-0196
Wheel chair accessible