Action Building!

If you’re interested in a film screening about the ocean documentary Racing with Copepods or about Jimmy Carter’s energy and conservation initiatives, A Road Not Taken, please contact me!

March 8, 4pm – Celebrate Int’l Women’s Day at Ohana Acai Cafe!

April 11 – What Doesn’t Kill Me – film screening at Dominican University (supporting!)

 

April 18– San Francisco Yacht Club, Tiburon – film screening of Racing With Copepods, with me and Michael Stocker of Ocean Conservation Research.

April 21 Berkeley Yacht Club, Berkeley – film screening of Racing With Copepods. Peter Hayes of Pegasus will bring the boat to the docks after a day of training new crew to get kids out and sailing!

 

 

April 25 Spaulding Boat Works, Sausalito The magic of a wooden boat – that’s the back story of Racing with Copepods. Film Producer Barbara McVeigh screens her short ocean documentary, filmed right here on San Francisco Bay, featuring Dr. Sylvia Earle and narrated by Kimball Livingston.

Dr. Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, will join the post film conservation to share information about The Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) and why it’s imperative to address ocean issues today.

Magic Bear will be at the docks to inspire all!

Barbara’s great uncle Robert Keleher owned Bear Boat #65, named Magic. He inspired her to sail and to fall in love with the ocean, resulting in this film and other environmental projects. Bear boats were originally built right here in Sausalito by the Nunes Brothers, and Bear Boat #1, Merry Bear, lives at the Maritime Museum in San Francisco.

Charlie Siler, cohost of People’s Environmental News, will provide a few tunes on his guitar!

 

 

April 26 – Fairfax Library, film screening of A ROAD NOT TAKEN with me and Charlie Siler of People’s Environmental News

 

June 6Sausalito Yacht Club – film screening of Racing With Copepods, with Int’l Sailor and Writer Kimball Livingston. This will be a very special presentation!

 

 

June 9 and 10People’s Environmental News hits the Fairfax Eco Festival with Community Media Center of Marin!

 

And Mid June (date tbd) – launch of Redemption, How Ronald Reagan Nearly Ruined My Life at Barnes and Noble in Corte Madera!

 

September 19 – St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco. Film Screening and talk.

An Open Letter to the Children of Ronald Reagan

MY DADDY NEEDS AN APOLOGY. HE IS NOT A FEDERAL CRIMINAL. HE IS A HERO IN AMERICA TODAY. HE TOOK A STAND FOR HONESTY. 

Writing about a late president is never an act I thought I’d take on, as I do in my memoir Redemption How Ronald Reagan Nearly Ruined My Life. Nor did I ever think I’d hang out all my life’s dirty laundry. I was always so much more interested in fiction. But truth is stranger than fiction. And I’ve become a firm believer that our duties find us. And I have a duty now.

It took me 30 years of anger toward my father to finally paint a different picture of my life. It’s not easy growing up as the daughter of a federal criminal, and certainly Timothy did not help ease that shadow-like feeling over my life since I was 13. I simply share a surname with that particular villain and my mission in life is quite the opposite – I’m a stand for children, and those of the next generation.

My father, a kind man who would give his shirt to anyone in need, got caught up in the 1981 union strike. Reagan had made promises to the union and then didn’t deliver. My father took a stand for honesty, along with a few other issues, such as safety equipment. And we were all shocked when President Reagan gave these 17,000 federal workers two days to return to work or be fired. I was 13 years old and I remember one night laying awake in the dark absolutely terrified, waiting for the FBI to come arrest my father.

They didn’t arrest my father, but they did get others and we were scared and my mother cried a lot. It’s illegal for a federal employee to strike. But, who is right? Reagan had also made promises that he didn’t keep. They had no choice.

I held anger toward my father for his decision, as many, including my grandfather, a WW2 Veteran, told me that what my father did was wrong, a decision that put us into years of emotional and financial turmoil, losing childhood dreams and security. I lost my precious guitar lessons and all funding and support to study oceanography at  Santa Barbara UC.  And, I lost complete faith in my country, especially regarding politics, news and education.

And although President Clinton rehired many of the fired air traffic controllers during his administration, my father was already too old. Everything he had worked for up until 50 years of age went down the drain.

Five years ago after producing on an ocean documentary film, featuring Dr. Sylvia Earle, I discovered something tremendous – my working class, good hearted father took a stand against a rotten president! The “Hero” of the Republican Party! 

And today I understand I’ve got some big family heritage to uphold. It’s not politics for me. It’s personal and it goes deep.

I reached out kindly to Patti Davis, the daughter of Reagan. I can’t imagine how difficult it is to be the daughter of a president and be in the limelight all the time, unlike me living in the shadows. I knew she had protested against her father’s policies in the 1980s and as I’ve come to understand Reagan’s economic, environmental, energy and labor policies, we can pretty much point the finger at Reagan for the DISASTER our country and entire planet have become, including economic disparity, oil wars, ocean acidification and loss of Democracy.

I shared some very powerful ideas with Patti via email, believing she might want to unite with me, projects for the homeless and immigrant communities, in order to help make right of the wrongs her father committed with his economic and international policies. Reagan’s trickle down idea, “Reagonomics,” has been a disaster, making the rich richer and everyone else, the 99%, poor.  He also supported a Guatemalan president who is now serving prison for genocide, one who murdered the kindest, most gentle Maya indigenous mountain communities.

However, my appeal to Patti Davis earned me emails  –  “fuck off” and “fuck off, bitch”  – and she threatened to sue me! Her high powered attorney Brad Small of Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman LLP, a fancy entertainment law firm in Los Angeles sent me a nasty letter with words to “govern myself accordingly.”

I’m a single mom of two kids and sleep on a sofa. I live with cockroaches in my apartment because it’s the cheapest in the area. I make $25 an hour helping a man with dementia and work at a local cafe for $10/hour, wages less than I made twenty years ago. I give time to the homeless, the immigrant communities and voluntarily host a public access media television program, as I understand it’s important to uphold media integrity, so I try. AND I scrape time, people and energy together to make documentary films to help solve environmental problems. In fact, the State of California is on my for $50,000 because I allowed a nonprofit organization teaching children about ocean acidification to use my mailbox! Long story there. Here I am, in poverty, trying to take care of the egregious failures of our government and education and she calls me these horrid names? My projects do not earn me money. They are more like duties.  In fact, I have to get food at a local food bank and I only buy second hand clothes or people have given me clothes. I try only to use public transportation and use my electric bike. Yes, I have a self published book, a three year passion endeavor that earned me today’s sofa spot. Why would she be so mean to me? I’m living an honest, good life! She could get inspired!

I reached out to Patti at this time, because as I watch Trump initiate policies, I see a grim reminder of everything Reagan did during his administration and I personally understand the horror of such policies. 

Reagan’s policies mirror
Trump’s economic, environmental and energy policies!

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Oh, at times we do forget.

Jimmy Carter had us on a great path with solar and wind initiatives and urged the American people not to vote for a right wing radical, which is how he labeled Reagan. Jimmy’s administration and vision were A Road Not Taken.

Reagan’s policies pushed our country so far right that that’s the spectrum we’ve all been in for the last 35 years, a shadow of his administration that still controls much of our lives, including economic, media and energy decisions. That’s why leaders like Bernie Sanders and Jimmy Carter seem so left. No, they are normal. Our society has become right wing.

With the impending environmental, economic and energy issues that we are facing, we all must come together. It’s amazing to see how Reagan’s daughter,  Patti Davis, could today look at the past and say “Daddy, I was right!” when she protested against her father’s polices, an act that was an embarrasment to her family. She unnerved them more and the media hounded her viciously when she dated a member of The Eagles. She was a kick ass woman who had a very deep feeling for what was right and was likely a driven artist without the proper support, encouragement and respect. I honor her for that. But, like many today, perhaps she has lost her way in what is right. Maybe there is still hope for her. I would encourage her to remember her days of the 1980s and take a stand today, revealing the policy woes of her father and acknowledge that we are all human. Let’s forgive but learn from the past.

I had also met Michael Reagan about three years ago. In my first effort ever, I stepped out of my shy, reserved self, to speak boldly at the Ronald Reagan Museum. Michael was giving his book signing for The Lessons My Father Taught Me. Well, I thought, my father taught ME a few lessons, too! And so I said so publicly!  I was using my voice for the first time since I was 13 years old, afraid of my country.  Then there came another first time –   I was threatened with arrest and kicked out of the museum! The feeling was liberating because I was speaking truth and I knew I must do EVERYTHING in my power to speak that truth.

I politely asked the security guard to repeat his words – “if you don’t leave now I will arrest you.” I’ve never heard such words before! And on my drive home, I was ready to scream it to the world! I’m a rebel and I’m speaking many truths that need to be screamed!

Time for Reagan’s policies, the “Hero of the Republican Party” to come clean!

It’s easy to point fingers at Trump for all the problems. Yes all his policies merely mirror what Reagan did 35 years ago and got us on a very, very bad track. We also MUST point fingers at ourselves. We have been Trump in this past generation, valuing greed, egos and money, a culture the was beginning to build under Reagan and the reigns were then given to the most greedy, ego centric, money hungry leaders, many of whom are under Trump’s Administration today. Even the leading Democrats have fallen under the right wing guise. We’ve all been swimming in this culture.

Carter had said “we are beginning to value people for how much they have instead of what they do.” He was right and now it’s time to start valuing the people who are standing for all the people. Can we become a kinder, more compassionate and more service oriented society? Yes, we can.

We must recognize these Reagan truths and glean from our past mistakes, collectively and take responsibility. Then we can ALL come clean with who we have been and why and bring attention to the greatest environmental and social movement any country has ever endured. Our future generation depends on our actions today.

We just need confidence.

I urge the Reagan children to join me with that force. It’s a force of forgiveness and unity and I do believe we could do it. . . if they just had confidence.

What do you say?

A few resources for you. A new film has been released called:
The Reagan Show.

Catch it online and understand the truth behind the story.

 

Education consists mostly of what we unlearn.Mark Twain

 

 

Also, feel free to see our panel discussion when we celebrated Carter’s 93rd birthday with a screening of A Road Not Taken. It was a powerhouse weeklong event, supported by our local elected officials, helping to reestablish a vision we should have all stood for in 1979 when Carter urged us to have confidence with a new sustainable energy economy, citing to be independent of energy is the “Moral Equivalent of War.”

Reagan and his supporters touted Carter’s speech as “MEOW.” And that gives greater meaning to all the pink pussy hats people are wearing today!

 

It is time the American public honors President Jimmy Carter on the highest level possible. Thank you, Mr. President for a lesson learned. The people are beginning to understand sacrifice and truth.
And we will deliver.

 

Not Under My Watch! Offshore Drilling Proposal

I love the oceans. The oceans gave me complete freedom and the value of freedom. I will never turn my back on the oceans. Never.

Our oceans are under threat more now than ever before. As we face the hard truths of ocean acidification and the horrific plastic pollution that now saturates our vast waters, beaches and waterways, we MUST come clean with our horrific landlubber habits. From our addiction to automobiles to consumptive behaviors, now is time to tack to a new course before it’s too late and this generation views us as the most criminal pirate gang the world has ever seen. We MUST take responsibility. It’s not a question about “education,” it’s about activism and responsibility.

You’re either on board, or your not. It’s as simple as that.

Here is my article on Sailing Anarchy, describing my own passion and why I have it. And maybe it’s your passion too, a quality you didn’t even know you possessed. And if you’re not feeling it, NOW is the time to get into the groove. We can do it! Just listen to Simon and Garfunkel’s song. They’ll get you inspired! And you’ll start feeling the groovy.

It’s that easy! We can do it!

 

 

 

Comments can be made through the regulations.gov web portal. Navigate to http://www.regulations.gov and under the Search tab, in the space provided, type in Docket ID: BOEM-2017-0074 to submit comments and to view other comments already submitted. Information on using www.regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through the links under the box entitled “Are you new to this site?”

Comments can also be made by mail, in an envelope labeled “Comments for the 2019-2024 Draft Proposed National Oil and Gas Leasing Program” and mailed (or hand delivered) to Ms. Kelly Hammerle, Chief, National Oil and Gas Leasing Program Development and Coordination Branch, Leasing Division, Office of Strategic Resources, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (VAM-LD), 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, VA 20166-9216, telephone (703) 787-1613. Written comments may also be hand delivered at a public meeting to the BOEM official in charge.  

 

Mon, Jan 8, 6pm – Book Passage, San Francisco

Left Coast Writers®: Barbara McVeigh – Redemption (San Francisco)

Monday, January 8, 2018 – 6:00pm

“My father is a federal criminal. My father is a hero,” Barbara McVeigh writes in her memoir Redemption: How Ronald Reagan Nearly Ruined My Life.

Reagan fired her father for a union strike in 1981, leading him and 11,500 other families into years of strife. Just eleven years old, she lost her dream to become an oceanographer, and her beloved guitar lessons, as her family struggled emotionally and financially for years. She blamed her father for “following his ego,” as her grandfather had termed it, and not placing family first. Reagan’s heroic public image soared as America was told how he combated the alleged threats of communism, nuclear war and the Soviet Empire. Thirty years later, Barbara marries and then takes up sailing at her late great uncle’s urging, himself a passionate and accomplished sailor, who had been her best friend, where she finds an unexpected connection to the ocean and freedom of the complexities of the modern world.

When hard, bitter truths emerge about the ocean’s health and her fourteen-year marriage, Barbara packs her bags and leaves the illusory “good life.” She takes the helm of not one, but two film projects, one with the world’s paramount oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, and the other with renowned Brazilian guitarist Jose Neto. She does this with no experience and virtually no money, to reclaim her childhood dreams and, in a desperate effort, to remind the world of the awe, beauty, and truth we must always stand for. During her projects she confronts the dark shadows of Reagan’s energy, labor, health, media, and environmental policies, revealing horrific truths about America’s so-called “Hero of the Republican Party.” She discovers that her father was NOT the federal criminal Reagan accused him of being. Instead, her father is a hero today.

Barbara shares her very personal and painful family story of three generations and her search for truth that led her to China, Cuba, the Balkans, across Europe, and ultimately back to her own home, the San Francisco Bay. There she discovers herself, and what it means to be free in America today as our world faces political, social and environmental threats unlike any before. Barbara has a new dream and sees now that the spirits are guiding her, just as they had been, all along.

Barbara McVeigh is a writer, educator, filmmaker, radio host and environmentalist. She’s the mother of two children and lives in Northern California. Her one mission: to advocate respect for the natural world as we face political, social and environmental threats unlike ever before.

LOCATION: 

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Meet Jenny

Meet Jenny. Jenny has no legs Jenny is very old and lives most of her days on the streets of San Francisco. She is not a ghost but ghosts pass her everyday on the streets of San Francisco. They are the walking dead.

I stopped to talk to Jenny today and she looked up at me. What is your name she asked, until the muscle in her neck gave out and she had to put her head down.

“Barbara,” I said.

Oh, I had a daughter named Barbara she said before dozing off again. I touched her bony back, which was easy to do, as her bones stuck out in places where I didn’t know bones could stick out.

I walked the streets of San Francisco today after my radio interview on FCC Radio about Ronald Reagan who put Jenny and 9 other million people out on the streets and 40 million in poverty with his trickle down economics. Trump is doing the same again today. Reagan is the Hero of the Republican Party . . . hero of a criminal corporate gang. There is no other way to put it.

Tents were in places all over the city. This was once a city I loved. I don’t recognize this city any more and I could feel what seemed like a disease in the air – the worst kind. Apathy. It’s a mental illness. Maybe it spread after Reagan released the mentally ill from hospitals onto the streets infecting us all?

FCC FREE Radio – December 17. Please join us!


PLEASE SHARE!

Lilycat of FCC Free Radio in San Francisco is interviewing me December 17. I promise the discussion will be educational, lively and inspiring. I look forward to talking about Reagan’s policies which mirror Trump’s today and how these policies have nearly taken down an entire planet in these last 30 years.

Reagan is the Hero of the Republican Party . . . be reminded. I aim to prove how Trump is right in one regard. . . fake media has been dominating the airwaves for over 30 years. Thank you, Trump, for bringing this to our attention!

My father stood up to Reagan in the 1981 union strike when we lost almost everything . . . so, I like to say my dad stood up to the worst president of the United States. I’ve got some heritage to uphold : ) Please support me while I voice some strong opinions about neoliberal policies, politics, energy, media, military, consumerism, masculinity and more . . . I’m sure I’ll be pushing buttons and I’ve never done this before! GULP! But I’m ready. This isn’t political for me. . . this is personal and I call it family business . . and it goes deep for me, over 35 years deep.

This book also encompasses how I dropped my entire life about four years ago, leaving my comfortable home with my husband and my two kids, to pursue two take back dreams that I lost as a child under Reagan . . . which is resulting in two first time films projects, one that is completed and available online with the world’s greatest oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle, in Racing With Copepods (www.racingwithcopepods.com) and my new film, to be released next spring about the great Brazilian Guitarist Jose Neto, The Man Behind the White Guitar (www.themanbehindthewhiteguitar.com). The film includes Harry Belafonte, Steve Winwood and other international musicians, and it’s supported by Marin County foundations. This film aims to showcase the power of freedom, integrity and honesty through a musical story of an immigrant in the United States.

My new dream? Convert the Reagan Museum into a Global Climate Center and Political/Media/Big Business Propaganda Educational Center. It’s time Reagan, the Hero of the Republican Party, comes clean and I am more than happy to serve as the proverbial housecleaner. In fact, I view it as my patriotic duty.

December 17, 12-2pm – http://www.leftcoastwriters.com/left-coast-writers-live-barbara-mcveigh/

January 8 – Book Signing/Reading, Book Passage at the Ferry Building in San Francisco

Be a patron!

“There are no excuses,” the great Mark O’Brien said to me from his breathing capsule. He had been a victim of polio for more than fifty years. Yet, despite a major physical handicap, he did not stop pursuing a life of richness, including poetry, journalism and compassion.

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I interviewed Mark right after his film Breathing Lessons received an Academy Award and that interview really changed the way I look at life. His words were correct – you can pretend to create any excuse in life not to do something, but the excuses  don’t exist. There is no excuse not to do what you want in life.

I’ve got some big ideas and I’m looking to share them on a positive level. And I’ve got a track record of creating something out of nothing. . .

I’ve discovered my strength is creating projects and teams . . . allowing other to step into something they never thought they could do and then support them doing it. I love watching people surprise themselves with resilience that even they themselves didn’t know they had.

But, I need support. My work, as I view it, is that which our government and schools have failed. I’m a people’s advocate and want to cultivate positive change at a time we need it.

My Patreon site is my first effort to cultivate a community of caring people who support the work I’m pushing for many. And until big funders come through, I need support of individuals who believe in what I believe.

Please support me.

Thank you.

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Action in Marin County!

How do you begin to describe these last two weeks in California?

Final_CarterFirst off, I’d like to start positive. We had an amazing one week celebration for President Jimmy Carter, paying tribute to his 93rd birthday. On October 1, the proper day of his birthday and also the final day of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love,  a small group of us watched Antenna Theater fly a plane in the sky writing a big heart. And from our view from Tiburon, the heart was shaped right around the sun, a perfect symbol and salute to the Father of the Solar Age for our 39th President. A huge thank you to College of Marin, Community Media Center of Marin and Marin Artists Network. The week topped off on October 8 with a fundraiser for Puerto Rico and Mexico. Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and Freddy Clark and Wobbly World got us swinging and dancing to great music and spirit.

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The celebrations were in his spirit of honesty, giving, sharing as we also highlighted his visionary energy and conservation efforts. No doubt, Carter is one of our greatest American leaders ever, walking the talk his whole life and resisting the nasty game many political leaders have played these last 35 years in favor of big business and their own political gain.

Our film screening A Road Not Taken was well received at the Showcase Theater and the two Swiss Filmmakers, Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller, had great things to share during the screening. Michael Stocker, Executive Director of Ocean Conservation Research, shared valuable history about a time in recent American politics that MUST to be addressed today, so we can glean what happened when an honest American leader worked so hard to inspire the American people to follow a good path rather than follow their fears. Click here for full panel discussion.

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Fake news isn’t new. We’ve been living it for 35 years since the Reagan election, and it’s been a Republican Party agenda pretty much ever since.

“To be independent of energy is the moral equivalent of war.” And, he said “we are beginning to value people for how much they have instead of what they do for others.”

Wasn’t he right?

For myself, I am going to honor Carter by taking a stand for his values. Join me, in creating a movement where a person’s wealth does not bear a reflection on their moral character or intelligence. Time to stop that nonsense. It’s time to value those who often put their own personal interest to the side in order to uplift others. It’s time to build respect for such people while we reset a new culture in this country. The time is now.

The 20 or so fires that ignited just north of us on the eve of the final Carter celebrations certainly gave me an ill feeling, as the fires also followed Governor Brown’s announcement that  California is a sanctuary state. There is incredible grave irony how vast, separate fires erupted so strangely in a key agricultural just north of the Carter celebrations. Coincidence? As I’ve said before, truth is stranger than fiction these days. Time to question everything. And my heart goes out to our northern neighbors, communities in which I once lived too. Some friends have lost their homes and more. We will be there for them, as we rebuild and recreate. That’s our duty now.

Back to immigration issues – Trump’s team plays dirty with people, calling some of the most vulnerable people in our communities criminals and more. Clearly Trump and his Republican Team have forgotten that America’s Reagan, the Hero of the Republican Party, waged war in Central America in the 1980s. In fact, the very Guatemalan President that Reagan supported has been charged and convicted of GENOCIDE. Why is it that our country never talks about this betrayal to the most kind people of Central America? How can we justify not helping our local Guatemalan people when we financed war against the most gentle and deeply spiritual indigenous people of Guatemala? Sadly, that is what happened in the 1980s. Many of these immigrants come to this country to work and feed their families and they do so quietly. It’s time we stand by them. They are not immigrants. They are war refugees who have worked hard in our country, and proved their value and kindness. We could learn from them.

And why is that Americans can go to Guatemala and buy property and live there without question? In fact, Americans have been buying cheap property in Mexico and many other Latin American countries for the last 30 years, taking advantage of their healthcare and dental systems and more. This does not seem right to me.

It’s time our country becomes responsible and respectful toward other countries. I want to be proud of my country.

And I’ll raise my hand before I kneel and say “I am NOT proud of my country right now.” My country has become horrific and my grandfather, who left his family voluntarily and  fought in WW2, because he felt it was the right thing to do, is rolling in his grave right now.

One thing my own good father taught me when he striked against the federal government in 1981, against the Hero of the Republican Party, when we lost almost everything, is ALWAYS stand for what you believe in . . . always.

Your set of values are the ONE thing in this mortal world that truly belongs to you that no one can take away, unless you lose them yourself. Then, tell me what you’re left with?

Be kind, generous and serve one another instead of your own self interest. Such values make you a rebel in America today. If we hold strong, we’ll all be angels.

 

Sept 9 – San Francisco Public Library

I look forward to joining forces with Kimball Livingston, the international sailor, blogger and speaker for the ocean (I call him Neptune!) when we speak at the following panel about the power of collaboration at the San Francisco Public Library, September 9!

Join us!!
kimball_livingston_yacht_aid_global_book_signingKimball was the writer/narrator for Racing with Copepods, which features Dr. Sylvia Earle. The film was screened at the inaugural Eco Film Festival in Tasmania, Wild & Scenic Film Festival and California Film Institute. And supported by Congressman Jared Huffman, funded by the 11th Hour Racing, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation. Romberg Tiburon Center, Sailing Education Adventures and Good Earth were collaborators.

 

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Congressman Jared Huffman

 

 

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Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 12.58.37 PMMeeting Places/Luoghi d’incontro is the collaborative work by US-based book artist-writer Lyall Harris and Florence, Italy-based book artist and printmaker Patricia Silva. Harris and Silva have been engaged in creative collaboration since 2014, making bookworks and book art installations that cover a range of subject matter, including motherhood, loss, and immigration. Twelve bookworks and more will be on display at SFPL this summer.

June 10 – Sept. 14, Main Library, 4th floor

RELATED PROGRAM

Artists’ Panel Discussion 9/9/2017 – http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1025118301

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Celebrate Jimmy Carter – August 2, 7-8:30pm

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

Wednesday, August 2, 7-8:30 PM
Community Media Center of Marin
819 A Street, San Rafael CA

RSVP: marinartists@hotmail.com.
Seating is limited.

 

Barbara McVeigh is a local filmmaker and recent author. In her new memoir Redemption, How Ronald Reagan Nearly Ruined My Life, she relays a personal family story about how after 30 years of anger toward her father for striking against President Ronald Reagan in the 1981 PATCO strike, an act that labeled her father a federal criminal, she’s learned why her father and the fired 12,000 union members of 1981 should be considered heroes in America today.

Barbara will show 30 minutes of the film The Road Not Taken (not available in the US) by Swiss Filmmakers Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller and talk about President Jimmy Carter’s wisdom, as we now understand his vision on energy policy and environment responsibility, at the most critical time of our global humanity today. And she will share the propaganda used by the “Hero” of the Republican Party and his entourage of big business that has led our country, if not planet, to a very dark road environmentally, politically, socially and economically.

Ronald Reagan didn’t nearly ruin just her life . . . he’s nearly ruined everyone’s lives!

Seating is limited, so please make a reservation at marinartists@hotmail.com with your name and email contact.

Barbara’s book Redemption, How Ronald Reagan Nearly Ruined My Life is available on Amazon.com and signed copies will be available at the event.

(Barbara McVeigh pictured above in front of “The Courthouse” in Sedona, Arizona – a sacred rock, according to the Hopi and a landscape shaped by an ancient sea.)