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Destroying Essential Historical Records

Destroying Essential Historical Records

In a press release from June 22, 2017, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) reports that “President Trump and the Executive Office of the President appear to be violating the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and the Constitution’s requirement that the president “take care” that the laws be faithfully executed…

The Fuji Declaration

It’s easy to get discouraged by the current, regressive, fear-based, isolationist policies and rhetoric of politicians and reactionary voters, but if we take the long view, people thought the world are still coming together with one global mind to work together for peace, compassion and sustainability. I believe what we are experiencing now are death […]

Is Resistance Politics Sustainable?

Is Resistance Politics Sustainable?

Progressive voters who are very unhappy with Donald Trump’s executive orders, cabinets appointments, policies, proposed budget and behavior have loosely organized in resistance for marches, calls and letter writing campaigns to elected officials. But are these resistance efforts sustainable and effective in changing the current conservative direction our nation is…

World Refuge Day

World Refuge Day

The world is facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II, with nearly 60 million individuals globally forcibly displaced from their homes because of persecution and violence. June 20th is World Refugee Day. The United Nations, in its 1951 Convention, sets out fundamental concepts for international refugee protection On September…

Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home

North Valley Art League is now exhibiting through July 1, 2017 a member show Go Big or Go Home. The Carter House Gallery, located at 48 Quartz Hill Drive, Redding CA (just west of Redding’s Aquatic Center on the north side of the Sacramento River) gives NVAL members the opportunity…

Truthout

Truthout

“Truthout is a non-profit, subscriber-supported news website devoted to the principles of equality, democracy, human rights, accountability and social justice. We believe ardently in the power of free speech, and understand that democratic journalism can make the world a better place for all of us. As an organization, Truthout works…

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day

This On Being article A Left-Wing Son Celebrates His Republican Dad by Parker J. Palmer reminds us of how our politics used to be. “In case you’re not up on what the GOP stood for in Eisenhower’s day, the 1956 Republican Platform pledged to provide federal assistance to low-income communities;…

CALmatters

This 2 minute YouTube video about the California budget is produced by CALmatters. “CALmatters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.” Environmental regulation, education, health care, criminal justice, economic inequality – the debates on these issues and others have a profound impact on the […]

Arabian Night

Arabian Night

Armando’s Gallery House is having an Arabian Night dinner and show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1350 Butte St, Redding, CA. They will Have live drummers and belly dancers for one amazing night. Armando’s is located at 1350 Butte St., Redding, CA (just east of the downtown Promenade). Call (530)…

People For the American Way

People For the American Way

People For the American Way (PFAW) is a progressive advocacy organizations founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values under attack, including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy… It was founded in 1981 by Norman Lear to “educate,…

The Message from Modesto

The Message from Modesto

The front page of the Sunday, June 11, 2017 New York Times had an article Liberals Fighting for Their Faith: Seeking to Break Right’s Grip on Nation’s Moral Agenda, stating, “… those on the religious left want to turn instead to what they see as truly fundamental biblical imperatives – caring for…

Diego Bustamante’s Senior Piano Recital

Diego Bustamante’s Senior Piano Recital

If you enjoyed Diego Bustamante’s piano May 13, 2017 performance at the Northstate Symphony concert, plan to attend his Senior Piano Recital on Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. Diego has been playing piano for 11 years and is currently…

Meet Jessica Holcombe

Meet Jessica Holcombe

Meet and speak with Congressional candidate Jessica Holcombe on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from at 10-11 a.m. at Madayne Eatery & Espresso, 930 Hilltop Dr, Redding, CA. Jessica is one of three people who have filed to run for California’s 1st Congressional District to replace Doug LaMalfa. She is an attorney who…

Let Go of the World and Love

Let Go of the World and Love

The movie How to Let Go of the World & Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change will be shown on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. in First United Methodist Church’s main sanctuary, 1825 East Street, Redding CA. This incredible 2016 documentary film by Academy Award nominee Josh Fox, contemplates our climate…

The Sanders Institute

The Sanders Institute is a new progressive organization to “bring people together to learn from each other and discuss how to make our country and our democracy better… by learning about progressive solutions to economic, environmental, racial, and social justice issues. A true democracy requires an informed electorate and we have so much to learn from each […]

Building Community Coalitions

Building Community Coalitions

Berniecrats of Shasta County along with the Shasta County Green Party and the Redding Climate Coalition is co-sponsoring Building Community Coalitions a presentation by Gayle McLaughlin, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at the Redding Library. This program can help us learn how to build coalitions to stop Trump and…

The Elders

Watch this YouTube video to find our about The Elders. The Elders are an independent group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights. The Elders was founded by Nelson Mandela to “support courage where there is fear, foster agreement where there is conflict and inspire hope where there is despair.” The Elders represent […]

Creators for Change

Check out this YouTube video. “Everyone of us has a voice. How will you use yours?” Upworthy has 5 suggestions for social change videos. YouTube Creators for Change is a global initiative dedicated to amplifying the voices of people tackling difficult social issues with their YouTube channels. From combating hate speech to countering xenophobia and […]

Legal Services of Northern California

Legal Services of Northern California

Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect (SCCAR) is having a presentation-discussion with attorney Sarah Fielding of Legal Services of Northern CA on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Community Room, 2280 Benton Dr. Redding CA. “The mission of Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) is to provide quality legal services to empower…

Science That Connects Us

Science That Connects Us

Even though we may aspire to higher consciousness (the relationship between the mind and deeper truths that are thought to be more fundamental than the physical world), we are prone to slip back into old fear-based paradigms of separation and divisiveness. Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) believes “there can be…

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Axiom Repertory Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee from June 15 – July 2, 2017, Thursday – Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinée at 2 p.m. at Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding CA. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam…

City Connect 2017

City Connect 2017

CityConnect 2017 will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from  1-4 p.m. at Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding CA.  There will be non-profit program booths to help you discover 100’s of opportunities to partner as an advocate, volunteer, organizer, or supporter in our community. CityConnect is a FREE event with activities…

Shavuot

Shavuot

The following is a slightly edited email from Rabbi Michael Lerner of Tikkun.org, you might find interesting: “Shavuot is the Jewish holiday (this year starting Tuesday night, May 29 and ending Thursday night, June 1, 2017 at dark) in which we celebrate the great bounty of the earth and simultaneously relive…

Enneagram Global Summit

Enneagram Global Summit

Enneagram is a multi-dimensional typology of nine interconnected personality types, “that can lead you beyond the patterns of your personality and into the most enlightened dimensions of who you are.” Shift Network is having a FREE online/phone Enneagram Global Summit from June 5-9, 2017 featuring today’s top enneagram teachers. Here’s an outline of the…

A Night of Romantics

A Night of Romantics

Redding’s Performing Arts Society is presenting A Night of Romantics at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Pilgrim Congregational UCC, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA and on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Redding Old City Hall. The concert will feature John Maich (violin) and Taylor Husted (soprano) with Lauren Dillon (piano.) This will be a night of rarely…

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2017

Now that summer heat has come to Redding, you might want to escape to somewhat cooler Ashland, OR and take in a play or two at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. They offer 11 different plays that include three or four by Shakespeare and seven by other classic writers, as well as…

A New Foundation for American Greatness?

A New Foundation for American Greatness?

While Donald Trump is attempting to appear more presidential by meeting with heads of state in the Middle East and the Pope in Rome, on May 23, 2017, in his absence, the White Housereleased Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion 2018 f.y. Federal budget, calling it a New Foundation for American Greatness.…

Proposed Education Budget Cuts

The Washington Post  reports the new proposed Federal education budget “calls for a net $9.2 billion cut to the department, or 13.6 percent of the spending level Congress approved last month… They obtained documents dated May 23rd that show proposed Trump/DeVos education budget cuts from at least 22 programs, eliminating: $1.2 billion for after-school programs that […]

Biodiversity & Bees

Biodiversity & Bees

May 22, 2017 is International Day for Biological Diversity and IPBES has been concerned that “many wild bees and butterflies have been declining in abundance, occurrence and diversity at local and regional scales in North-West Europe and North America.” A study by University of Vermont found that “between 2008 and 2013,…

Civil Conversations Project

Civil Conversations Project

On Being’s Civil Conversations Project “seeks to renew common life in a fractured and tender world. We are a conversation-based, virtues-based resource towards hospitable, trustworthy relationship with and across difference. We honor the power of asking better questions, model reframed approaches to entrenched debates, and insist that the ruptures above the…

Holistic Fair

Holistic Fair

Center for Spiritual Living is having a Holistic Fair on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at 1905 Hartnell Ave., Redding CA. The Fair is for Body, Mind and Spirit and Balance All Dimensions of Your Being, with demonstrations, workshops, entertainment and vendors: Labyrinth Walks, Tai Chi,…

Progressive Community Calendar

Progressive Community Calendar

The Berniecrats of Shasta County have created a progressive community online calendar @ https://goo.gl/jelnxG to help coordinate and get the word out about events. Contact Will at will.pasley@gmail.com to get your event included.…

Photography and Sculpture Show

Photography and Sculpture Show

Currently showing at the Shasta County Arts Council gallery are large-scale photography by Dennis Halkides and stone, wood and metal sculpture by Lucius Upshaw. The show runs through June 30, 2017. Says photographer Halkides: “I don’t see myself as a mere “recorder” of what is. I see a subject that interests…

Redding Cultural District

Redding Cultural District

Redding Cultural District (shown in the map above in salmon color) has been selected as a semi-finalist for the California Cultural Districts program. The California Arts Council, tasked with setting up, reviewing and choosing the cultural districts, convened a panel in April 2017 to assess all submissions to the program. According…

March For Truth

March For Truth

A #MarchForTruth is being organized for Saturday, June 3, 2017 in 70+ cities to call for an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the US election and ties to the Trump Administration. A Special prosecutor must be named, an independent commission established and Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued…

North State Symphony 2017-2018 Season

North State Symphony 2017-2018 Season

Now is the time to renew your North State Symphony Masterworks Concerts subscription for the 2017-2018 season at the Cascade Theatre in Redding CA. Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. – Reflections Barber – School for Scandal Overture Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Sibelius – Symphony…

Mahler’s World

Mahler’s World

North State Symphony is presenting Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cascade Theatre, Redding CA. Gustav Mahler once said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” There is certainly no exception with his fifth symphony, which takes us on…

Shasta College Community Chorale​ Concert

Shasta College Community Chorale​ Concert

The 40-voice Shasta College Chorale, under the direction of Elizabeth Waterbury, will present the Shasta College Community Chorale​ Concert (a concert of three enjoyable and contemporary choral works) on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shasta College Theatre. Tickets are $8 General; $5 Seniors & Students w/ID. Online ticket sales close 3 hours and 30 mins. prior to the…

Performing Arts Society Concert

Performing Arts Society Concert

The Butte County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California will present a Concert of Music for Violin, Voice, and Piano on Friday, May 12, 2017  at 7:30 p.m. at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. Performers include violinists McKenna Reale, Cate Huiras, and David Cheng;…

State of Downtown Redding

State of Downtown Redding

Viva Downtown Redding is presenting the State of Downtown 2017 on Thursday, May 11, 2017 with public presentations and recognition from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in The Atrium, at the south end of the Promenade in Downtown Redding CA. The event is FREE to the public! There will be live entertainment and…

Vaisakhi Festival & Day for Non-Violence

Vaisakhi Festival & Day for Non-Violence

The Sikh Centre in conjunction with Shasta County Interfaith Forum is presenting the Vaisakhi Festival & Day for Non-Violence on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5400 Sikh Centre Drive, Anderson CA. This important annual, multi-cultural/educational event is free and open to the public and will feature live…

50/50Day

May 10, 2017 is 50/50 Day in all 50 states and in 60+ countries, with 10,000+  events and one film with millions of perspectives on one topic #GettingTo5050 in gender equality. Join thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes — anywhere people already gather — in a global conversation about what it will take […]

2017 Regional Juried Photography Show

2017 Regional Juried Photography Show

Awards were given out last Friday night at North Valley Art League for the 2017 Regional Juried Photography Show, currently showing until June 3, 2017. The gallery, at 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding CA, is open Tuesday through Saturdays from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. The juror was Jon McCallum, who…

Riverfront Playhouse Purchases Building in Downtown Redding

Riverfront Playhouse Purchases Building in Downtown Redding

Riverfront Playhouse is coming to downtown Redding CA in 2017 and you can help “pave the way” by purchasing a brick paver for $100 and/or attending a fundraiser prime rib dinner at Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. on June 4, 2017; tickets are $65. You can also name…

Community Peace Huddle

Community Peace Huddle

The Peace Initiative Shasta County (PISC) is sponsoring their second quarter Community Peace Huddle on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding CA. They are inviting those interested in acting as facilitators to attend a May 6th training at 1 p.m. at…

Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture

For several reasons, we are supporters of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) in Shasta County. We have a partial share at Oliview Farm in Anderson where we get organic, fresh, seasonal vegetables, eggs, herbs and olive oil delivered weekly to our home in Redding. Oliview CSA is in their fourth year. They are…

The Journey Into Hope

The Journey Into Hope

Today is day 17 in Oprah and Deepak’s free 21 day meditation Hope in Uncertain Times – How Hope Goes Viral. We become personal agents of change and even “affect those around us with whom we don’t have direct contact through the connection of our shared collective consciousness. When we learn…

Food Truck Court for Library Park

Food Truck Court for Library Park

Tonight, March 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. the Redding City Council will vote on a concession proposal for a Food Truck Court at Library Park in downtown Redding. I urge City Council approval for three reasons: Public Safety – The perception of good public safety is essential for revitalization of…

Building Global Community

Building Global Community

PBS Newshour reported last week that Mark Zuckerberg posted a 6,000 word manifesto Building Global Community, wherein we are “spreading prosperity and freedom, promoting peace and understanding, lifting people out of poverty, and accelerating science… ending terrorism, fighting climate change, and preventing pandemics. Progress now requires humanity coming together not…

Inviting the Sacred

Inviting the Sacred

An interfaith event, Inviting the Sacred will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Center for Spiritual Living, 1905 Hartnell Avenue, Redding CA. Experience an evening of ritual and spiritual practice, rich in cultural diversity, dedicated to the unique expressions of Spirit in its many forms. Spiritual…

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