May 2018: Literacyworks in the News

May 2, 2018 Paul Heavenridge

 

2018 LITERACYWORKS LECTURE SERIES

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LITERACYWORKS & COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS PRESENTS GREG SARRIS

Event date: Sun, May 6, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PDT

HOW A MOUNTAIN WAS MADE: STORIES

Petaluma - In sixteen interconnected original stories, award-winning author Greg Sarris takes us through a world which blooms bright with poppies, lupines, and clover; where songs have the power to enchant and rain is a beautiful woman who keeps people's memories in stones. Inspired by traditional Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo creation tales, these stories are timeless in their wisdom and beauty.

This series is a fundraiser for Literacyworks Center, a project that assists underserved, low-income, low-literacy adult students and their families with maneuvering and solving the educational, logistical and personal challenges they face to stay in school or succeed at work.
For more information on Literacyworks, go to: literacyworks.org

Event Location: 

Copperfield's Books (Petaluma Store)
140 Kentucky Street
Petaluma, CA 94952

DANIEL ELLSBERG IN CONVERSATION WITH PETER COYOTE

Sunday June 10, 2018, 4:00-5:30PM
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall, 1094 Petaluma Blvd South, Petaluma

Daniel Ellsberg is an American activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers. His new book, “The Doomsday Machine,” is an eyewitness expose of the dangers of America’s top secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day. Peter Coyote is an accomplished actor, author, director, screenwriter and Emmy award narrator.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/literacyworks-copperfields-books-present-daniel-ellsberg-peter-coyote-conversation

Go to http://www.literacyworks.org/events for the latest speaker list.

STRAIGHT UP!
A CHARBAY COCKTAIL COMPETITION & BENEFIT FOR LITERACYWORKS

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WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018
WHERE: BEAR REPUBLIC BREWERY - LAKESIDE 5000 ROBERTS LAKE ROAD, ROHNERT PARK

COMPETITION STARTS at 6 PM  ~  8:30 PM

  • Judge’s Panel & People’s Choice Voting

Bartenders from the following establishments will be creating cocktails with Charbay Blood Orange Vodka, come try all their libations and vote for your favorite!

  • Bear Republic - Lakeside, Rohnert Park
  • Beer Baron, Santa Rosa
  • Crush Italian Steakhouse, Ukiah
  • The Golden Pig, Hopland
  • Gun Club Bar, Geyserville
  • Jackson’s Bar & Oven, Santa Rosa
  • John Ash & Co., Santa Rosa
  • Mario & John’s, Petaluma
  • Perch + Plow, Santa Rosa
  • The Tavern on 4th, San Rafael
  • Ukiah Brewing Company, Ukiah

Thank you to our Judge’s Panel for ‘Straight Up’ 2018!

Scott Beattie
Author of ‘Artisanal Cocktails’
Meadowood Napa Valley

Erika Frey
Private Real Estate Consultant & Cocktail Aficionado
Healdsburg

Brian Griffith
Music Director
KRCB Radio 91, FM
Windsor

Pre-sale tickets $35 per person  Get your tickets here!
($40 at the door / 21 and over only)
Ticket price includes tasting all competitors’ cocktail creations & delicious appetizers

Raffle & Ticket Proceeds to fund Literacyworks Programs in the North Bay


2018 Literacyworks Lecture Series

ROBERT REICH IN CONVERSATION WITH LYNN WOOLSEY

Sunday April 8, 2018, 4:00-5:30PM
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall, 1094 Petaluma Blvd South, Petaluma

Robert Bernard Reich is an American political commentator, professor, and author. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. He was Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997. His new book, “The Common Good,” is focused on why we must restore the idea of the common good to the center of our economics and politics. Congresswoman Lynn C. Woolsey is a former U.S. Representative for California's 6th congressional district serving Marin County and Sonoma County from 1993 to 2013. 

This timely event for the Literacyworks Center will feature a Center student, community partners and and keynote speaker Robert Reich and Lynn Woolsey.

This fundraiser will support low literacy, low income, highly motivated adults in the North Bay to access SRJC programs by providing scholarships, advising and support.

Purchase Tickets Here: https://www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/literacyworks-copperfields-books-present-robert-b-reich-lynn-woolsey-conversation

2018 Literacyworks Lecture Series (more to come)

GREG SARRIS

Sunday May 6, 2018, Copperfield's Books Petaluma Store, 4:00PM
Greg Sarris is an author, screenwriter, producer, scholar, professor and Tribal Chairman of the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria. His most recent book, which will be featured at the lecture, is “How a Mountain Was Made: Stories.”

DANIEL ELLSBERG IN CONVERSATION WITH PETER COYOTE

Sunday June 10, 2018, Sunday April 8, 2018, 4:00-5:30PM
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall, 1094 Petaluma Blvd South, Petaluma

Daniel Ellsberg is an American activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers. His new book, “The Doomsday Machine,” is an eyewitness expose of the dangers of America’s top secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day. Peter Coyote is an accomplished actor, author, director, screenwriter and Emmy award narrator.

ISABEL ALLENDE IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL KRASNY

July 2018 (tentative date), Carole L. Ellis Auditorium, Petaluma SRJC campus
Chilean author Isabel Allende won worldwide acclaim when her bestselling first novel, "The House of the Spirits", was published in 1982. Since then, she has written 22 more works. Allende’s books, all written in her native Spanish, have been translated into 35 languages and have sold nearly 70 million copies. Michael Krasny is the host of KQED’s “Forum” program as well as a renowned author and educator.

Go to http://www.literacyworks.org/events for the latest speaker list.

Please send an email to Rita at rita@literacyworks.org with you and your guest’s names so we can put them on our Will Call list

For questions, go to www.literacyworks.org/events or email info@literacyworks.org
or
Call Rita at Literacyworks: 707-981-8086