Thank you all for celebrating these last FIVE years, creating a growing tribute to President Jimmy Carter. Time to amp it up for 2021!!Last year, 2020, ABC Host Spencer Christian and Barbara McVeigh hosted a 2 1/2 hour LIVE broadcast from Marin Television to honor President Carter, including interviews with his administration, such as Denis Hayes. Also included were intellectuals, musicians, journalists, environmentalists and even a letter from former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev. This recording will be available soon. In 2019, the California Legislature created a fanciful Resolution, complete with a frame, honoring President Jimmy Carter, the Rock ‘n Roll President and The Father of the Solar Age. Thank you to the honorable State Senator Mike McGuire and State Assembly Member Marc Levine for understanding the significance of Carter’s administration and life long teachings as a peace maker, humble servant to the people and teacher.
ABC Host Spencer Christian, along with April Peebler (Founder of Heirs to our Oceans), received the Resolution in absence of Carter at the Seahorse Restaurant in Sausalito, California. Other special guests include Larry Bragman (attorney and social justice advocate), Nate Antill (former Carter Center intern), Dan Fontes (Artist/Activist). Musicians Randall Sequeira of the Dream Farmers Duo kicked up the music at the Seahorse Restaurant in Sausalito, California. Seahorse Restaurant is a much loved community location with music and dancing most nights of the week. At the Seahorse, it doesn’t matter how much money you have or what you look like – it matters if you can get on the dance floor and dance! The owner has done a tremendous job keeping our diversity community together, connected by the love of music and humanity. Since 2017, Carter’s 93rd birthday, we have been celebrating annually, all which starting with a film screening of A Road Not Taken at the Showcase Theater, supported by College of Marin and local cities and County Board of Supervisors, with the Swiss Filmmakers and ocean scientist Michael Stocker in attendance.
It’s time to think about October, 2021, an opportunity to celebrate the values we want in our lives – kindness, generosity and humility – and honesty. With one month prior to the elections, let’s scream our values to ensure our leaders know how we celebrate the good ones, those who stand for the people. John Lennon’s birthday is also in October – a perfect time to “Imagine” a better world. We can do it. We can do it together, grassroots level across the world. From left to right: Nate Antill (former Carter Center intern), ABC Host Spencer Christian, Carole Mills (Office of State Senator Mike McGuire’s Office), Carter Stand In (could dance pretty well!), Dan Fontes (Muralist), Mauro Dosolini (Seahorse Owner), April Peebler (Founder of Heirs to Our Oceans), Larry Bragman (Attorney, Community Activist and his brother worked on the Carter campaign!)
The Dream Farmers – the one and only!
Carter Jamboree 2019 – Carter turns 95!
Time to celebrate a great leader! Grassroots action full tilt for the Rock’n Roll President !
EVENTS IN MARIN COUNTY, CA: Write to us and let us know what your public or private events are and we’ll post and share with The Carter Center! October 1, 7-8pm – Marin TV, San Rafael, CA; Special live, audience attended, broadcast in tribute to President Jimmy Carter’s 95th birthday. Birthday cake to share! Seating begins at 6:30pm. RSVP HERE. FREE EVENT. (Donations will be accepted and sent to The Carter Center.) October 4; 7-10pm – Seahorse Restaurant, Sausalito. Music, Latin dancing and dinner. Fundraiser for The Carter Center (remember, Carter spoke Spanish and insisted on always speaking Spanish, out of respect, to leaders of Latin America, even if he spoke with a southern y’all twang.) RSVP HERE Honorary Guests include Michael Stocker of Ocean Conservation Research, April Peebler of Heirs to Our Oceans, Larry Bragman, Human Rights Youth Activist Alex Coe, and special announcement from The State of California! MUSIC BY WOBBLY WORLD! October 5, 6am-3pm – SamaraiWolf plays a tribute at Fairfax Roastery (SamaraiWolf has played every year for the last three in tribute to Carter). Come for coffee and sign the birthday book for Carter! The Fairfax Roastery 4 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax, CA 94930(The Great 2015 Speech with CARTER and DYLAN: Carter said “musicians have more power than any head of state at the 2015 Musicares Award Ceremony”)
ARCHIVED 2018 Carter Jamboree 2018 – Carter turns 94!
Get inspired by last years events in order to create your own!Sunday, September 30, 9pm – Marin Artists Showcase, Marin County’s longest running television program (since 1976!) presents The Jimmy Carter Tribute on the eve of his 94th birthday on Marin TV. Tuesday, October 2, 7pm – People’s Environmental News LIVE! Carter is the Father of the Solar Age. TUNE IN! We will also share Robert Redford’s 1980 film The Solar Film with special guest. Audience is limited. Please contact producer to attend. Marin TV. Wednesday, October 3, 5:30pm-11pm RSVP. FREE! 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! Local favorites SamaraiWolf start the music at 7pm. Sign the birthday book. Food starts at 5:30. Open mic starts at 5:30! Thanks to Good Earth Natural Foods and Honey Moon Ice cream for their sponsorship. Friday, October 5, 5-8pm Peri’s Bar in Fairfax, CA Otis Scarecrow 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) Sunday, October 7 RSVP 2-4pm: Presenters, Finger food & birthday cake 4pm: Salsa lesson 5pm: Dance till you drop! WHERE: Sausalito Seahorse Restaurant, Sausalito, CA COST: $20 -$35 sliding scale RSVP Proceeds will be donated to The Carter Center which promotes democracy and human rights globally. Table hosts (others will be announced soon!): 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. 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. Special NOTE: Jimmy will be available for dancing in his best cardboard form. And we have a big birthday card or all to sign! Music by the famed Peruvian Julio Bravo! Did you know . . . 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.
ARCHIVED 2017 EVENTS – the kickoff!
See more on the Tributes page! Including the historic City of Novato proclamation!