Thursday, March 14, 2013

Join us in our 7th annual Community Supported Justice potluck as we honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the work of Community to Community Development (C2C). This year, we will be honoring the work of Columbia Legal Services and Executive Director, Aurora Martin, our keynote speaker. More than ever before, C2C needs the support of the community as we move into a critical year for immigration, economic, gender and racial justice. Help us fund the movement at the grassroots, raise awareness and build community! Don’t miss this opportunity to continue the legacy of Cesar Chavez! Aurora Martin is the Director of Columbia Legal Services (CLS), a statewide non-profit civil legal services program whose mission is to achieve social and economic justice for low-income people in Washington State. Among the many communities CLS serves, the program has a long history of serving farm workers and immigrant working families across Washington to ensure the protection and advancement of equal justice and opportunity for all. Aurora has worked to recruit farm worker attorneys to her program. In addition, she has worked with Community to Community on cooperative development for local farm worker women and a pilot project with Heritage University Latino farm worker and Yakama nation students to develop a community program intended to foster public service, entrepreneurship and leadership in the Yakima Valley. Friday, March 29th, 5:30-7:30 pm St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center 3333 Squalicum Pkwy., Bellingham, WA COST: A healthy potluck dish and $5 solidarity donation. DESSERT WILL BE PROVIDED by Las Margaritas for more information

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

UPDATE: visit by Mestre Cobra Mansa

Bom dia! as winter quarter comes to a close, a few announcements. 1) we WILL be training next monday, March 18th, at 5:30 in the Lounge of the Fairhaven commons. 2) we are continuing to meet on Saturdays to play music at the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, at the corner of Bay and Holly. 3) Next quarter we will be back to train in the MPR at the Viking Union 4) Mestre Cobra Mansa, the founder of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation, and easily one of the most important living Mestres of Capoeira Angola will be in Seattle, Olympia and Portland on March 22 - 26. This is a very exciting opportunity that does not happen often! The schedule is below: MARCH 22 SEATTLE/ UNION CULTURAL CENTER 803 SOUTH KING ST/INT.DISTRICT/ SEATTLE, WA 98118 -capoeira angola roda: 7 to 9pm MARCH 23 UNION CULTURAL CENTER -10am to 12pm - capoeira angola workshop -1pm to 2:30pm - lecture / roots of capoeira angola -2:30pm to 4:30pm - capoeira angola workshop -4:30pm - roda please, for the workshops bring your own berimbau MARCH 24 OLYMPIA/ EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE 2700 EVERGREEN PKWY NW OLYMPIA, WA 98505 THE EVENT WILL BE AT THE LONGHOUSE -10am to 12pm : capoeira angola workshop -1pm to 2pm :lecture- permaculture in brazil -4pm : capoeira angola workshop and roda EVENT INVESTMENT: $20 per class $50 for the weekend MARCH 25/ 26 PORTLAND, OREGON Monday, March 25th Capoeira Angola Workshop - 5:30 to 7:30 pm ($20) Welcome Roda! - 7:30 to 9:00 pm (All are welcome to come play.) Tuesday, March 26th Morning Training - 7:00-9:00 am ($20) Capoeira Angola Workshop - 5:30 to 7:30 pm ($20) Presentation from Mestre Cobra Mansa: Searching for the roots of Capoeira - 8:00 to 9:30 pm ($10) $60 for all Portland Workshops. Please RSVP, as space is limited!