We wrapped up our final Carter Jamboree event on Sunday at the Seahorse Restaurant in Sausalito with a table discussion of human rights and social justice issues on Marin County.
With music, food and great conversations, thank you to everyone who participated this year in the 2018 Jimmy Carter Jamboree events, with special appreciation to the Town Council of Fairfax, CA for issuing the proclamation of support! We’ll have more inspiration next year!
Be a rebel of peace and kindness!
Producer, Barbara McVeigh
The Town of Fairfax, California issues a proclamation honoring President Jimmy Carter. Thank you for the inspiration of great leadership for his 94th birthday – and celebrate the events lining up on Marin TV, celebrations and peace/human rights gatherings scheduled for the week in Marin County, California!
Marin County’s longest running television program (since 1976!) presents The Jimmy Carter Tribute on the eve of his 94th birthday on Marin TV.
Tues, Oct 2, 7pm – People’s Environmental News
Carter is the Father of the Solar Age. TUNE IN! We will also share Robert Redford’s 1980 film The Solar Film. Special guest Tom Strumolo is one of the original 1979 Carter roof top solar installers and today continues the solar business. Marin TV.
Wed, Oct 3, 5:30pm-11pm RSVP. FREE! Kick off Party!
Celebrate Jimmy Carter, the Rock ‘n Roll President. Dream Farmers headline at 19th Broadway in Fairfax (where fairness and facts are celebrated). (Over 21 only). We’ll be collecting donations for The Carter Center.
A teaser – The Circle by the Dream Farmers!
Peri’s Bar in Fairfax, CA
Otis Scarecroe makes a special tribute to President Jimmy Carter with his best acoustic tunes. Otis is a local favorite has stories about Carter. Time to to tune in! (Over 21 only)
Proceeds will be donated to The Carter Center which promotes democracy and human rights globally.
Special Guests include Gina Fromer, Commissioner of Human Rights Commission of Marin County and the following:
Mischa Geracoulis is a writer/researcher/editor and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mischa writes about social justice, human rights, child welfare, peace and capacity building, and the multifaceted human condition. Mischa attended the Carter Center’s recent, annual Human Rights Defenders Forum in Atlanta, Georgia and will report on the event
Curtis Reliford is executive director and Jefferson Award recipient with Follow Your Heart Action Network. Since 2005, he has been travelling the United States helping the most vulnerable, including Katrina victims, Indigenous people and others. His dream is to arouse compassion in two percent of Americans to come to the aid of the people in need across the US.
Alex Coe, age 13, has been a member of Marin County’s Human Rights Youth Commission for three years on sub-committees Racial Equity (Social Justice), Housing committee and food justice. She’s played the violin since she was 4 and has been acting and playing music for a number of different theatre companies in Marin. . Alex has taken on the topic of affordable housing in Marin County. She loves to read, dance (ballet, hip hop). She recently presented before the County Board of Supervisors – inequity of housing.
Larry Bragman has served on the Fairfax Town Council since 2003 and has served two terms as Mayor. He is a tireless public servant. He is the chair of the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority, a director of the Marin Telecommunications Authority, a board member of the Community Media Center of Marin, the Fairfax representative to the Transportation Authority of Marin and a member of the Fairfax Tree Committee and Affordable Housing Committee. Larry has been practicing civil and criminal law since 1982. He served as president of the Marin Trial Lawyers Association. He created and fostered sister city relationship with the Nobel Prize nominee Peace Community in Colombia and co-sponsor of Fairfax’s Food Pantry.
Barbara McVeigh is the producer of the event and has been a very strong advocate for environmental and human rights issues. She recently returned from the 2020 Vision Conference in Sacramento and will give updates on the growing peace and human rights moment in California, as our state prepares to take a visionary lead politically, socially and spiritually in the year 2020.
Jimmy will be available for dancing in his best cardboard form. And we have a birthday book for all to sign!
The beautiful and exciting part of being a Carter fan is that once you begin to look, you discover secrets or little known facts about this living legacy that our schools have failed to teach us and the media fails to report on.
But, lucky you! You’ve got ME to report all the findings! And that is my mission until our country recognizes our national treasure of President Jimmy Carter on a level we need to recognize this great leader.
Yesterday I was roaming the beautiful public library of Mill Valley when I flipped through a large Ansel Adams wilderness photography book. As a photographer and nature, I can always enjoy his gorgeous work. And guess what I discovered?
In the forward section of the book there was a photograph of Ansel Adams and President Jimmy Carter with First Lady Roselyn. . . surprised, I had to read and discover that not only were they friends and Adams took many photos of President Jimmy Carter, aside from his wilderness work, but that Carter has been an enormous friend to the wilderness mission.
I looked this up when I got home. And sure enough, ready on. Time to recognize the power of an amazing visionary and conservationist whose time has come. Carter has provided us a baseline of honesty and good values that we can look for again in our next political leader:
“In January of 1978, President Jimmy Carter designated 15 new national monuments in Alaska, acting where Congress would not. This action was credited with helping wilderness opponents realize the need for compromise on public lands legislation, and proves a pointed lesson for a modern climate of political discord.
Carter wasn’t done yet; the next month, the president signed into law the Endangered American Wilderness Act, which then represented the largest single addition to our National Wilderness Preservation System since 1964. In 1980, just before leaving office, Carter signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act into law, protecting over 100 million acres of Alaskan land in one fell swoop. Even since his stint as president, Carter has continued to be an outspoken advocate for wilderness, especially the “last frontier” of Alaska.” – Wilderness Society.
Last year Marin County launched the inaugural “Jimmy Carter Jamboree” to honor a living president who has demonstrated the power of kindness, generosity and honesty. The idea was to stir up grassroots parties and honor Carter with music tributes, videos and city/county wide proclamations.
Steve Wolf and Mason Holcomb kept it real by tributing their Saturday morning gig at a local cafe to President Jimmy Carter and added a level of connection to our age in their song “We Are Connected.”
Kate Sears of the Marin County Board of Supervisors provided an official proclamation.
Congressman Jared Huffman provided a powerful tribute to Carter with inspirational words.
We made a start and it was amazing because NO political leader in the past 39 years wanted to give a public tribute to President Jimmy Carter.
Swiss filmmaker Christina Hemauer and Roman Kellor flew from Switzerland to join Michael Stocker of Ocean Conservation Research to discuss Carter and the 1970s environmental/energy policies, the decade we missed the opportunity to put our planet back together again.
And, yet, why does President Jimmy Carter not receive the proper respect and recognition from the American media and citizens, even today’s environmental leaders? Perhaps it’s time to have humility, understanding that we missed the greatest opportunity in this country to take on global climate change and be the leaders of peace.
October 1, 2017 marked Carter’s 93rd birthday and he was the 39th president of our country. There is a representation of a numerical mirror, a symbolic reflection that very much underscores the time we are in – a reflection of his administration and the shadowy untruths and values that we have been living with politically, socially and spiritually for the last 37 years.
October 1, 2017 also marks the same day that San Francisco celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, a time when people were experiencing deep introspection, questioning authority and the establishment, a time that is upon us again. Fifty years, is a midpoint, another symbol for us to use to contemplate a direction we wish to choose.
Carter is known by historians as the “last president of the 60’s era,” and one whose speech The Crisis of Confidence of 1979 screams louder to us today, when it was criticized then.
The Carter Center recently hosted a powerful Human Rights Defenders Forum from July 21-24, 2018 (it’s available as a webcast). I listened to Carter’s talk yesterday and was humbled by his intellectual depth. And more than that I was reminded by the level of his integrity and deep sense of what is right and wrong in the world, from the position of women’s rights, immigration issues, racism and more. I was heartened to hear that some call him “the rock’n roll president” given that some of his best friends are musicians, such as Peter Gabriel and the Nobel Peace Prize recipient Bob Dylan who had refused the Musicares Award in Los Angeles twice until President Jimmy Carter agreed to present it to him.
With all this said, we in Marin County are looking to honor President Jimmy Carter again October 2018. If you are interested in collaborating, please contact me, Barbara McVeigh, and let’s rock’n roll with party and blast it to the world to honor a living American leader who has demonstrated kindness, generosity and honesty on the highest level.
College of Marin Library celebrates Carter. Check it out!
AND Copperfield’s in San Rafael is now selling DVDs A Road Not taken. The film comes with a beautiful book with archival photos and letters documenting the solar installation on the White House roof. This film is a must see today, as we acknowledge President Jimmy Carter as the Father of the Solar Age.
JUST RELEASED! September 13, 2017
City of Novato CA: Official Proclamation to honor Jimmy Carter for his 93rd Birthday, October 1-8, 2017
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter!
A message from Community Media Center of Marin
“We, the people” are planning celebrations to honor this great leader who turns 93 on October 1, 2017. Carter has stood for peace, kindness, humanitarian efforts, human rights and sound energy/environmental policies. He has inspired many with his work, and we want him to know how much we value his leadership!
Encouraged Sound Environmental/Sustainable Energy Policies
17,000 Wind Turbines in California/Solar Panels on White House 1979
Served in the Navy
Gave speeches in Spanish and respected all people.
Promised to never lie to the American People – and didn’t!
“The last president of the 60s Era,” according to historians.
The Rock ‘n Roll President
Bob Dylan Refused the Mericares Award two straight years until Carter presented it to him – Check it out!
Create parties, events and celebrations and help share the message of what “we, the people” value in leadership.
And, check out the Events page for inspiration!
We know the strength of America. We are strong. We can regain our unity. We can regain our confidence. We are the heirs of generations who survived threats much more powerful and awesome than those that challenge us now. Our fathers and mothers were strong men and women who shaped a new society during the Great Depression, who fought world wars, and who carved out a new charter of peace for the world. – Jimmy Carter, 1979
“Jimmy Carter was given the Nobel Peace Prize for his ‘untiring efforts’ over decades to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts and to advance democracy and human rights.” – The Norwegian Nobel committee