UNDER THE REDWOODS at CCMV - FALL PROGRAMS
At The Community Church of Mill Valley, 8 Olive St., Mill Valley
Sunday, Nov. 18, 4 pm
Prison Reform in America: The United States imprisons more people than any other country in the world. The U.S. is 5 percent of the total world population and it confines 25% of the prison population worldwide.
This lively discussion on prison reform will feature two highly acclaimed voices: Jessica Jackson Sloan and Watani Stiner. 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 was Mayor of Mill Valley November 2016 through 2017. 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.
Admission is free. Donations appreciated. Refreshments will be served.
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
To purchase tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3809769
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase.
Adult Conversation - Fall Series
Crossan on the Death and Resurrection of Jesus
Meets: Sundays, September 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 11, 25, December 2, 9, 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.