UNDER THE REDWOODS at CCMV - FALL PROGRAMS
ALL at Community Church of Mill Valley, 8 Olive St., Mill Valley
Sunday, Oct. 7, 4 pm
Immigration in America and Marin - In this discussion of our current immigration situation, we will be joined by Lucia Martel-Dow of the Canal Alliance. The Canal Alliance is a nonprofit champion of immigrants who are challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar environment. They offer a variety of services including legal, educational and health support for immigrant populations here in Marin County. Lucia Martel-Dow joined Canal Alliance in 2015 and oversees the Immigration Legal Services Department. She was born and raised in Venezuela where she attended law school. Lucia was a member of the Venezuelan Foreign Service before moving to Madrid, Spain, where she worked on human rights and immigration policy issues in an international organization serving Spain, Portugal and Latin America. In 2007 she moved to San Francisco. She has a Master of Laws Degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations from the Complutense University, Madrid. Lucia was honored as North Bay Woman of the Year in 2018.
Sunday, Oct. 21, 4 pm
In Concert: Larry Vuckovich & Eric Golub – Duet intimacy/improvisational dialogue.* - Featuring Eric Golub, violin and Larry Vuckovich, piano, these two outstanding musicians will be playing jazz standards, world music with a Balkan touch, plus Latin, Brazilian and more.
Larry Vuckovich has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences for his deeply imaginative style and repertoire heard at prestigious North American and European jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals. He is as equally at home in world music/classically influenced modal jazz as he is in hard-swinging bebop, post-bop, contemporary jazz, and down-home blues. Eric Golub is an outstanding jazz violinist, who performs straight ahead and contemporary jazz, but specializes in music of the Balkans, Middle East and Asia.
Sunday, Nov. 18, 4 pm
Prison Reform in America - Our discussion on prison reform will feature two highly acclaimed voices: Jessica Jackson Sloan and Watani Steiner. Jessica Jackson Sloan is a human rights attorney who began her career representing California death row inmates in their appeals. She now oversees DreamCorps #cut50 initiative to end mass incarceration. In November 2013, Jessica became the youngest ever elected official in Marin County when she was elected to the Mill Valley City Council. Jessica became the Mayor of Mill Valley in November 2016. Watani Stiner was formerly imprisoned. He was paroled from San Quentin after serving 25 years of "a life sentence" for essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time during the Black Power upheaval of the '60s. Since his parole he has become well-known as a speaker, a storyteller and a social justice advocate.
Friday, Dec. 7 - (Doors open at 6:30pm, concert at 7pm)
A Winter Gift - Concert with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter*
Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have sold well over a half million copies internationally, winning national awards in both the music and spoken word categories. Lisa Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic Harp. Aryeh Frankfurter is also a renowned Celtic harper and world traveling multi-instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic Music.
In A Winter Gift Patrick, Lisa, and Aryeh step into a magical world of Irish and English literature, Celtic legend and traditional folk beliefs and draw out tales such as A Child’s Christmas in Wales, a chapter from The Wind in the Willows, and passages from Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, and Thomas Hardy, and mingle them with beloved and original pieces of seasonal music. All of the music and all of the stories touch on the central message of the Christmas/Winter season. Hope. Hope for something wondrous. Hope for a light in the darkness.
Take a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=--Ee7Xl8OUo
(All programs free to the public except concerts.* The concerts are fundraisers for Community Church of Mill Valley and ticket purchase is required. Please visit again. We will post tix purchase information soon.)
Adult Conversation - Fall Series
Crossan on the Death and Resurrection of Jesus
Meets: September. 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 11 at 9am in the Foster Room
This fall, our Adult Conversation will continue where we left off last year (although NO prior knowledge is necessary if you weren't here for those sessions). We will continue to be led in our discussion by starting off each week with short videos from the noted scholar on the historical Jesus, John Dominic Crossan. Our emphasis this fall will be on the death and resurrection of Jesus, putting it into historical and cultural context. We hope you can join us for these wonderful videos and a great discussion.