Start: 11:00 am
Rebecah Freeling is a master storyteller, experienced early childhood educator, and parent coach. New to California, she recently joined the faculty of Marin Mountain School Early Childhood Center in Corte Madera. For thirteen years she was owner, Director and Lead Teacher of Briar Rose Children's Center in her home state of Ohio. Her magical stories, both original and drawn from the folk and fairy tale traditions, are enhanced by handmade table puppets and simple marionettes. One often observes the children hearing her stories to be sitting on the edge of their seats, eyes wide and mouths open in anticipation!
Start: 1:00 pm
Pamela Olson's Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland ($16.00) is the powerful, deeply moving account of her life in the midst of Palestine—encompassing not only the political tension that disrupts the region, but its historical richness, culture and the day-to-day existence of its civilians. From indecisive college graduate to international journalist, Olson also traces the personal transformation she endured over the two-year span she spent in Occupied Territory. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, readers will find Olson’s narrative both suspenseful and discerning. Pamela Olson lived in Ramallah for two years, during which she served as head writer and editor for the Palestine Monitor and foreign press coordinator for Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi’s 2005 presidential campaign. She’s published stories and articles in CounterPunch, Electronic Intifada, Mondoweiss, Israel’s Occupation Magazine, and The Stanford Magazine, and she also wrote an essay about disputed holy sites for the Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Start: 1:00 pm
Meet and Greet!In the Kitchen with the Pike Place Fish Guys ($30.00) serves up more than 100 savory seafood recipes that answer the most popular question the Fish Guys get: “How do you cook that?” Anders Miller features the inspiring words from the fishmongers who made Pike Place Fish entirely sustainable in 2011.
Start: 7:00 pm
Uncivil Liberties was penned by six members of Praxis Peace Institute's book club (Sonoma) who decided to challenge and deconstruct libertarian and right wing ideologies. Taking on the tenets of libertarian thought, they challenge the American myths that promote a "me first" agenda, rugged individualism, and the lone hero. They explore the role that ideologies play in helping us make sense of the world and revisit the American experiment -- still unproved -- of American democracy. Citing successful alternatives to laissez-faire and corporate capitalism, the authors promote existing models that celebrate the dignity of humankind by promoting empathy, cooperation, and respect. The authors are Ben Boyce (community activist), Benjamin Colby, PhD (anthropology), Gus diZerega, PhD (political science), Julianne Maurseth, PhD (organizational psychology), Barry Spector (author of Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth of American Innocence), and editor/author Georgia Kelly, Director of Praxis Peace Institute.