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Returning Together

Returning Together: Compassion, Conversation and Tools for Families and our Community As shelter-in-place restrictions begin to lift, we will all face yet another transition: reentry. If you are feeling uneasy about what lies ahead with reentry, while continuing to process the trauma from the last year, you’re not alone. The ever-shifting demands on families in this pandemic has led to stress, anxiety, and depression, for both adults and our youth. All of these feelings and intense realities, and now we are contemplating and preparing for not one transition but rather a series of transitions for families. Many of us will be sending kids back into the classrooms, going [...]

Community Unlearning Book Read

Community Unlearning Book Read Now more than ever we feel the desire to be in a community, to continue to learn (and unlearn) and grow. Please join us in our next Community Unlearning Book Read. This session’s book will be Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Named #1 Book of 2020 across all genres, a New York Times Best Seller, and topping President Obama’s 2020 list of favorite books, reading and discussing Caste together will provide opportunity for deep talk about the invisible caste system that shapes daily life in America. To hear an interesting discussion with Isabel Wilkerson about her incredible book Caste, embedded [...]

Sunday Art Salon

The San Geronimo Valley Community Center’s 2nd Virtual Sunday Artist Salon is very pleased to host a presentation and discussion of the photographic work of Harlan Floyd. Harlan Kaye Floyd, Sr. (1928 – 1991) was a prolific photographer and home builder, based in San Geronimo Valley.  He produced iconic photographs of life in the Valley in the 1960s and 1970s.  As co-founder of Zinc & LaRue Traveling Photographers, his work was lauded as an accurate and beautifully crafted documentation of the cultural Zeitgeist of the time.  He was loved by all, and his love for the Valley and its residents, as well as its rich heritage, is evident [...]

Community Unlearning Book Read

Community Unlearning Book Read Now more than ever we feel the desire to be in a community, to continue to learn (and unlearn) and grow. Please join us in our next Community Unlearning Book Read. This session’s book will be Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Named #1 Book of 2020 across all genres, a New York Times Best Seller, and topping President Obama’s 2020 list of favorite books, reading and discussing Caste together will provide opportunity for deep talk about the invisible caste system that shapes daily life in America. To hear an interesting discussion with Isabel Wilkerson about her incredible book Caste, embedded [...]

Greenstitch Climate Anxiety Forum

The physical impacts of Climate Change are clear, but what about the impact on individuals? Join this important forum on Climate Anxiety. The physical effects of climate change are often discussed, but in addition to the real world impacts, climate change can have a profound effect on our mental health, especially that of young people. This event will be an open conversation about climate anxiety: what it is, how it can manifest, our coping strategies, and positive news in the climate world. Join the NextGen Climate Interns from the San Geronimo Valley Community Center on February 18th from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm on Zoom. This is a conversation for [...]

Coast Miwok Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin Join members of the Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin for a panel discussion around their heritage, history, and current projects.The tribal council consists of documented descendants of the Coast Miwok people of Marin County, with roots in Marin that extend back thousands of years. In addition to advocacy efforts, the council is dedicated to sharing their culture and history, and presents with organizations across the county. Later on in the program, audience members are welcome to ask questions and engage in dialogue with the council. Recently, members of the council visited the Lagunitas School District (over Zoom) for a [...]

Artist Film Night

Artist Film Night Our next Artist Film Night is Monday, February 22, 2021! Our second featured film of the year is “Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang” about the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang and his highly-publicized public spectacles that fill the sky with shimmering fireworks or colorful smoke.  This film is stunning– beautiful and poignant. Available to watch on Netflix and on iTunes. We will be hosting the discussion about this film on Monday evening, February 22, 6:00-7:00 pm on ZOOM at the link here. Please check out this article to pique your interest in this excellent film! After you have watched Sky Ladder– please join us [...]

Community Unlearning Book Read

Community Unlearning Book Read Now more than ever we feel the desire to be in a community, to continue to learn (and unlearn) and grow. Please join us in our next Community Unlearning Book Read. This session’s book will be Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Named #1 Book of 2020 across all genres, a New York Times Best Seller, and topping President Obama’s 2020 list of favorite books, reading and discussing Caste together will provide opportunity for deep talk about the invisible caste system that shapes daily life in America. To hear an interesting discussion with Isabel Wilkerson about her incredible book Caste, embedded [...]

Kate’s Cafe

Kate's Café Kate’s Café on Zoom! For 25 years Kate Wolf’s Cafe Open Mic was the place for incredible music and connection at the Community Center. For the first time since the pandemic began, Juliette Valente will be opening the virtual Kate’s Cafe ZOOM space to musicians, poets, and more. Come to share, come to listen. Each individual or group will play live for 15 minutes. For more information or to share your passion in this virtual open mic event, please contact Juliette at j.valente@comcast.net. Fourth Friday of every month. Kate’s Café on Zoom returns Friday night, March 26, 7:00 pm, with an excellent, fun line-up! The line [...]

Senior Lunch & Listen

Senior Lunch & Listen Award-winning singer/songwriter and folk musician Kyle Alden has been writing and performing on stages throughout the Bay Area, Ireland, the legendary Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco and the old Sleeping Lady in Fairfax, with a roots-based acoustic palette. Kyle’s third CD, “Songs From Yeats’ Bee-Loud Glade” is a collection of original folk songs inspired by the poems of W. B. Yeats has received worldwide radio airplay. Email Amena Hajjar at amena@wmss.org to get the Zoom link!

Community Unlearning Book Read

Community Unlearning Book Read Now more than ever we feel the desire to be in a community, to continue to learn (and unlearn) and grow. Please join us in our next Community Unlearning Book Read. This session’s book will be Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Named #1 Book of 2020 across all genres, a New York Times Best Seller, and topping President Obama’s 2020 list of favorite books, reading and discussing Caste together will provide opportunity for deep talk about the invisible caste system that shapes daily life in America. To hear an interesting discussion with Isabel Wilkerson about her incredible book Caste, embedded [...]

Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer David Kennerly: Transitions of Power

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer David Kennerly: Transitions of Power A very special event! Join the San Geronimo Valley Community Center for an incredible evening with Pulitzer Prize winner and former chief White House photographer David Hume Kennerly. David will show photos and talk about “Transitions of Power: Inaugurations from Washington to Biden.” He will discuss how our normally peaceful process was disrupted on Jan. 6, 2021. This exhibition will include photos by Kennerly from Nixon to Biden. This is a free event, but we encourage participants to donate. Help us keep events like these and our community-centric programs thriving! For more information and to register for please click the [...]

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