SAVE THE DATE!

We’ve got our first event lining up on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in honor of President Jimmy Carter’s 94th birthday week.

WHEN: Sunday, October 7
2-4pm: Finger food, birthday cake
4pm: Salsa lesson
5pm: Dance till you drop!
WHERE: Sausalito Seahorse Restaurant, Sausalito, CA
COST: $25 -$35 sliding scale

Proceeds will be donated to The Carter Center which promotes democracy and human rights globally.

Did you know that Jimmy spoke Spanish and gave all his speeches in Latin America in Spanish as a sign of respect? Well, if you didn’t know before, now you do!

Here’s a speech Carter gave in Cuba! Check it out! Yes, in Spanish with a southern twang! And who was in the audience? We’ll let you figure that one out yourself. Carter is a true diplomat.

Carter – The Environmentalist

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:

by Ansel Adams

“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.

And more!

Time to honor Carter! And, yes, this photo was done by our great Ansel Adams!

Thank you, President Jimmy Carter

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.”

We held a screening of the Swiss made film A Road Not Taken and with College of Marin’s support, we brought in the two Swiss filmmakers Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller, along with local advocate Michael Stocker of Ocean Conservation Research to discuss Carter’s policies.

We made a start and it was amazing because NO political leader in the past 37 years wanted to give public tribute to President Jimmy Carter.

This past week I had to make a choice whether to continue paying for this site. I mean why would the year 2017 mean anything to anyone? In the end, I decided to keep it as I recognized a deep symbolic value in this particular year and the reason we chose 2017 to celebrate President Jimmy Carter’s 93rd birthday.

First off, 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.


Then, of course, the number 17 is full of symbolism – “The following are symbolic and spiritual meaning of number 17. The number 17 is responsible for, Insight, responsibility, self-discipline, strength, compassion, spiritual consciousness, and wisdom, a desire for peace and love for all of humanity.” I’d say, we could all relate to this.

So, the site will remain and I’ll continue to use this site for blogging to do my duty to share the triumphs of a great American leader . And here is where I’ll share the upcoming information for our next jamboree!

This week The Carter Center is hosting 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 this upcoming October. 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.

Bring the peanuts!

Celebrate for Peace! Oct 1-8!

More updates:

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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.

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JUST RELEASED!  September 13, 2017

City of Novato CA:  Official Proclamation to honor Jimmy Carter for his 93rd Birthday, October 1-8, 2017

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Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter!
A message from Community Media Center of Marin

Be sure to check out the Facebook Page and Sign the Petition!

“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!

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“Join us and get busy organizing!”

-From the Jimmy Carter Jamboree Committee 2017

 

Do it for Jimmy! Happy Birthday!

  • Father of the Solar Age – 1976
  • 1979 
Nobel Peace Prize 2002
  • United Nations’ Human Rights Prize 1998
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Established Energy Department
  • 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.
  • A farmer!!

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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

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“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

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