Hi Everyone,The Faulkner Society of New Orleans will host its annual literary festival on November 17-21 in the New Orleans French Quarter. The theme is The Literature of War and Collateral Damage. One of the guest speakers will be National Book Award winner Tim O'Brien.
The Society is particularly interested in receiving papers and offering presentations on the psychology of war from the perspective of depth psychology. Spring is one of the sponsors of the festival. I am including below links to the Call for Papers for the conference and the Submission Guidelines. I hope you will consider submitting a proposal and/or coming to New Orleans for this event!
Click here to view the Call for Papers
Click here to view the Submission Guidelines
For more information about the long history of the Faulkner Society, about this year's event more generally, as well as the content and speakers from past festivals, see www.wordsandmusic.org.
Nancy Cater, J.D., Ph.D.
Editor, Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture
Publisher, Spring Journal Books
627 Ursulines St, #7
New Orleans, LA 70116
Beware: Berkeley Brandon's Beached Buccaneer Brouhaha
September 19th brings us once again to International Talk (Tweet, update, send emails) Like a Pirate Day, which also happens to be an excuse for my, surprisingly annual, Birthday Party. Prepare to dress in odd costumes and draw together around a fire under the open sky and consume sacrifices of once living beings, and indulge in various other cult-like behavior. If you'd like to give me something, please consider attending the Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu seminar at Aikido of Berkeley with Toby Threadgill, Menkyo Kaiden. The success of our first event with Toby Sensei would be a most excellent gift and you get AMAZING training into the bargain.
After training is done on Sunday, go to Caesar Chavez State Park on the Berkeley waterfront http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Caesar+chavez+state+park+berkeley&sll=37.872694,-122.271226&sspn=0.009401,0.017831&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=CESAR+CHAVEZ+STATE+PARK,+Berkeley,+Alameda,+California&ll=37.872414,-122.319975&spn=0.018801,0.035663&z=15&iwloc=A and look for the Skull and Crossed Bones NW of the parking circle at the west end of Spinnaker Way.
Dock your vessel, find a comfy place to rest your (costumed?!) bones while consuming Lisa food (no more need be said), playing various games (only some of which will involve hitting each other with sticks - wooden weapons welcome), share sea shanties, and generally unnerve the locals from 3pm-ish until you need to set sail (latest 10pm--ish).
If there is rain, we will gather instead at Aikido of Berkeley. Please visit http://aikidoofberkeley.com if you need details.
We also believe this celebration transcends the divisions of different schools, styles, and organizations, and that our collective action will make each of our efforts far more newsworthy than they would be in isolation. Embodying this "training across borders," Aiki Extensions, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the application of Aiki principles in situations outside the dojo, is organizing International Aiki Peace Week. A map of participating dojos around the world illustrates the sheer quantity of communities that are sharing Aikido’s peacemaking message.
We invite you to join us. All you have to do is contact us to join peace-focused Aikido classes during Aiki Peace Week Sept 20-26 http://www.aikipeaceweek.org/.
On September 21st, we will offer a special class for the general public (no prior experience required) that teaches Aiki principles as a way of managing conflict and preventing violence. The class will be followed by a community potluck and celebration which you are invited to attend.
Please come celebrate with us the real practice of peace in our time. Aikido of Berkeley - firstname.lastname@example.org 1352 S 49th St. Richmond, CA 94804. Please come at 6pm to sign-in and change into clothes in which you can move easily. Class will be from 6:30-8:15ish.
Announcing: International Day of Peace class during Aiki Peace Week http://www.aikipeaceweek.org at Aikido of Berkeley with Free Aiki Dojo and Golden Bears Aikido Club, as listed at http://internationaldayofpeace.org/participate/events_calendar.html
Category: Sports / Health
Peace Pathway: Health / Relationships
Event Name: Aiki Peace Week Classes at Aikido of Berkeley
Description: Around the world aikido practitioners are standing in support of Peace Day by declaring 9/20-26 Aiki Peace Week. Aikido of Berkeley will offer a special class for all on 9/21, teaching Aiki principles as a way of managing conflict and preventing violence.
Venue Type: Public
Event Type: Open
Country: United States
Address 1: 1352 S 49th St.
First Name: Brandon
Last Name: Williamscraig
Organization: Aiki Extensions - Aikido of Berkeley - Free Aiki Dojo
Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu (TSYR) seminar at Aikido of Berkeley with Toby Threadgill, Kaicho
There is at least one annual seminar with Kaicho Threadgill in California, and often there are two. Aikido of Berkeley hosts the Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin Kai dojo under the direction of Ash Morgan Sensei. The history of seminars we have hosted is below. Kaicho Threadgill's seminars are usually open to the public on Friday night, a morning and afternoon session on Saturday, and Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon is usually a Kai-only class to cover specific areas of interest.
Most often the public seminars include the practice of jujutsu body dynamics and movement, principles of timing, connection and initiative, internal strength building (how and why), and application of Nairiki (internal structure power generation) as part of overall technique.
Upcoming 2017 Seminar - November 10-12
Full Seminar $175.00 or $60.00 per session as long as limited spaces (30 per session) remain. Register by completing the online form at http://goo.gl/forms/FqZQlFi7zOjlc7UJ2. An overnight stay in the dojo can be arranged. Your registration is guaranteed when we confirm receipt (by email) of the full amount received via PayPal or check payable to Brandon Williamscraig and mailed to:
TSYR Seminar 5739 McBryde Ave. Richmond CA 94805.
For information contact Brandon email@example.com
August 12-14, 2016 at Aikido of Berkeley - Downtown
May 17-19, 2013 at Aikido of Berkeley - Downtown
March 23-25, 2012 at Aikido of Berkeley - Downtown
September 16-18, 2010 at Aikido of Berkeley - Bay View Dojo
This website is owned by Brandon WilliamsCraig, aikido 5th dan founder and Dojo Cho of Free Aiki Dojo and Golden Bears Aikido at UC Berkeley, who became a provisional TSYR student under Eric Winters in 2014, Ash Morgan in 2015, and joined the Kai on August 15th, 2016.
Please check out the new Facebook Culturesmith page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Culturesmith/147584115271753 and "Like" to join in the conversation about the making of culture.
In January, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations can spend unlimited $$ in our elections. In July, Target gave $150,000 to the anti-gay, anti-worker candidate for Gov. of MN. During the first week of August alone, a quarter million people pledged to boycott Target.
Here is a salute to aikido instructor Aviv Goldsmith for his excellent work with seniors in Virginia http://www2.staffordcountysun.com/sports/2010/aug/13/seniors-earn-aikido-black-belts-ar-425543/
Check out the most recent article on Associative Inquiry, "Seeing What Is," at http://AssociativeInquiry.com @As_In #associativeinquiry #archetypalpsychology
I support all measures which bring more people peacefully to the polls. Even though this is Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee, please consider it in full.
On March 7th, 1965, 600 of us lined up to walk from Selma to Montgomery, to march for voting rights.
When we tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River, we were met by state troopers. They attacked us with tear gas, bullwhips, and nightsticks.
It became known as Bloody Sunday, and the national outcry over the brutality that day led to the enactment, exactly 45 years ago today, of the Voting Rights Act.
The progress we've made since then is remarkable.
But the expansion of voting rights for millions did not happen overnight. It was the product of a continued struggle, by many people, over many years.
And just as change did not come easily then, it does not come easily now.
Discrimination still exists in America -- its effects can be as harmful as they were decades ago. And we can always become a better, more just society.
Two years ago, this movement -- led by Barack Obama -- brought millions of people into the political process for the first time.
I'm told that many of you are working hard now to get as many as possible of those folks -- and others from across the country who are with us in these fights -- to the polls this year.
It's an important effort, and the legacy of the fight for the Voting Rights Act is that it is not only our right to vote, and to help others do so -- it is our duty.
Can I count on you to help out between now and the elections in November?
When I was a child, I tasted the bitter fruits of racial discrimination -- and I did not like it.
That was what spurred me to act. In those early days, we sacrificed our very selves for our rights as Americans. But we never gave up.
And now barriers that kept an entire people from full participation in this country have been removed.
No longer are people who look like me met with violence when we register to vote.
No longer is the idea that an African American could become president just a dream.
We live in a better world, a better country.
But our work is not complete. We cannot wait for someone else to make change.
We must all do it. You must do it. I must do it.
Please sign up to help millions more vote:
Congressman John Lewis
The Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) is pleased to invite delegates to attend its fall 2010 conference: “Creating Bridges: Multiculturalism and Diversity in the 21st Century / Créer des ponts: les cultures multiples et la diversité au 21e siècle" will be taking place at the Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from 13 – 15 October 2010.
Creating Bridges/Créer des ponts addresses the themes of multiculturalism and diversity within a range of communities and against the backdrop of the 21st century. How can we create the bridges that close the distance between us? What tools do we need, and how can we ensure that our journey is a safe one? Conference sessions include Multi-Faiths, Youth, Business, Health, Immigration and Community.
Events of note include a free welcome reception for delegates, and a unique event capturing multicultural seniors’ health experiences in artistic works created in real time by teams of youth and adult artists inspired by their stories (funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors).
For information and registration, log on to http://www.mans.ns.ca/conference. Deadline for registrations is 25 August 2010.
Events Officer, Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) 1113 Marginal Road Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7
P. (902) 423-6534 F. (902) 422-0881 Email. firstname.lastname@example.org Web. http://www.mans.ns.ca
From Judge Walker’s clarification of the unconstitutionality of Prop 8:
“The evidence shows that the movement of marriage away from a gendered institution and toward an institution free from state-mandated gender roles reflects an evolution in the understanding of gender rather than a change in marriage. The evidence did not show any historical purpose for excluding same-sex couples from marriage, as states have never required spouses to have an ability or willingness to procreate in order to marry. FF 21. Rather, the exclusion exists as an artifact of a time when the genders were seen as having distinct roles in society and in marriage. That time has passed.”
If you haven't heard of the Nonviolent Peaceforce, you are missing out. Congratulations NP @Peaceforce! http://culturesmith.com/wagn/Celebrating_the_Nonviolent_Peaceforce_-_mid_2010 #srilanka #peace #nonviolence
http://culturesmith.com/wagn/Golden_Bears_Aikido_Club Golden Bears Aikido Club is looking for members, and now is the time to join!
Are you interested in a Japanese Martial Art, called Aikido? Golden Bears Aikido Club is looking for UC Berkeley students who want to be club members and play a part in choosing officers for the 2010 Fall Semester. Brandon WilliamsCraig 4th-dan is our Sensei and co-founder. The purpose of this club is to provide Cal Students with self-defense and conflict resolution skills through Aikido training. Because the practicing space and the time slots are limited, the membership will be limited to 40 people. Please email gbac at freeaiki dot com for more information.
Romain teaches 7am Fri 7/30 @ Hearst & Milvia. 1st class @ UC West Circle green w Brandon 7am Mon 8/2. Map @ http://freeaiki.com
Short notice, I know, but an excellent opportunity: July 23-25, 2010 @ San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville, California. Click Here to download a brochure for the Summer 2010 Event along with a Registration Form. Program Fee Only: $110. Lodging: $194-$224 for two nights, 6 meals.
Hi, Brandon! NCDD is conducting an important survey of public engagement practitioners in collaboration with Penn's Fels Institute of Government. The Fels Institute is looking for stories about successful (however YOU define it) efforts to engage people in public policy and community problem-solving – as well as lessons learned from less-than-successful efforts. They're working on a Promising Practices Report on Public Engagement, and your contributions could be featured. NCDD is looking for such stories as well, for the NCDD website and for other projects that benefit our field.
If you think your experience could contribute to these efforts, I encourage you to take a few minutes to complete this survey today (deadline next Friday). Also feel free to invite colleagues in public engagement to complete the survey. Here's a general link to the survey that anyone can use: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/promisingpractices. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey!
Director, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)