Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Border Family Separation Actions, Protests

Local : Wed, June 20, 2018 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Marin County Civic Center - Post Office In protest of the Trump Administration's cruel and inhumane policy of separating children from their parents at the border, the Marin community will gather for a vigil on World Refugee Day.
Please join us as we come together in protest and song. We will hear from public officials, community leaders, and affected residents, and learn about opportunities for action. We will send you an email with the exact location as soon as possible.
 Please bring signs as desired.
Flameless candles will be provided to all participants. We are coming together to demonstrate our opposition to this horrific new policy.
Bring your families and tell your friends.
Together we can bring an end to this practice that violates American values.
The vigil has been organized by local groups concerned about the administration’s immigration policies, including Indivisible Marin, Indivisible Sausalito, Marin County People Power, Novato Stands United, REsisters and SURJ Marin.
Activist and faith-based groups across Marin have joined in support of this effort.

National: 
June 30th
https://act.moveon.org/survey/June_30_Pledge/

Donate:

http://firrp.org/

https://supportkind.org/

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/06/18/heres-list-organizations-are-mobilizing-help-separated-immigrant-child/

Food for Thought : Depression

Lots of depression triggers circling. Here are a few resources:


SPIRITUALITY AND DEPRESSION webinar next Sunday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 27.
Marianne Williamson

https://marianne.com/spirituality-depression-free-webinar/


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

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Can We Talk About Anthony Bourdain and Alcoholism? 

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/article213372539.html

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published on Cafe Tamburo

Next Show : July 21st "Hey Hey Mama" Cancer Relief Benefit! Mill Valley Music 10th Anniversary Show Recap, Father's Day Thoughts, Mom Update.

http://www.marimackmusic.com/2018/06/next-show-july-21st-hey-hey-mama-cancer.html

Friday, June 15, 2018

Stephen Colbert on Cruelty as an Immigration Deterrent, "Ricochet" : Film About the Politicalization of a Tragic Death

I gasped in horror while watching yesterday's press conference. Thankfully, Stephen Colbert is using his platform to raise awareness. Hopefully, some more people will "get it."

https://twitter.com/colbertlateshow/status/1007434644084568065


"Jeff Adachi is raising funds for his newest feature film about the tragic death of Kate Steinle and the trial of the immigrant accused of her murder. The film examines how then candidate Donald Trump's used the case to fuel his anti-immigration policies, and ultimately attempt to pass a law increasing penalties for immigrants facing deportation."

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ricochet-film-fund-security-family#/


Mill Valley Music 10th Anniversary : "Blood on the Tracks"

In case you missed it, I posted this on my main music blog yesterday:

http://www.marimackmusic.com/2018/06/reminder-mill-valley-music-10th.html

If you are near Mill Valley and want to buy tickets, here is the link:
https://throckmortontheatre.org/event/mill-valley-music-10th-anniversary/

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Election Day Information

My grandparents were immigrants to this country, from Italy. They never missed an opportunity to vote. Please exercise your right to vote, if you have that right, for those who cannot.

This image is from a facebook post shared around this time in 2016. I voted for Bernie in that primary, and although I was greatly disappointed in how the DNC mishandled it, I voted for Hillary while having a sinking feeling in my stomach that she would not have enough electoral votes to win the general election. Of course, we all know how that turned out.

Related:

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/

https://www.usa.gov/election-day

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