Press Release: Crash Course, August 24

The Coalition for Change is sponsoring a Crash Course for the community on Wednesday August 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Cameron Park Community Services District, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park.  The public is invited to this free event to listen and learn as six community leaders give ten minute presentations  on their particular area of expertise.
“This event is not designed as a debate format or an endorsement of any specific issue,” said Patty Wilson of the Coalition for Change.  “Rather, it is a fast, easy venue for members of our community to become informed on a variety of issues.”
The evening’s line-up of speakers is as follows:  Vicki Ludwig, EDC Commission on Aging-The demographics and challenges faced by older adults in EDC; Rick Kile, Friends of El Dorado Trail-History of the trail and future plans; Tom Dillon-Sierra Renaissance Society-What this new organization (to EDC) is all about; Wendy Thomas, Council member, City of Placerville-Placerville Rising-The latest on Placerville’s challenges and needs for the future; Doni DeBolt,Lilliput Children’s Services-Info shared regarding foster care in our area;   Bill Center, member Rural Communities United-Why the lawsuit against El Dorado County is necessary.
Although the ten minute time slot for speakers will be strictly enforced, there will be ample opportunity after all of the presentations for guests to speak with the presenters. The goal is to get as much information out to as many people as possible.
“We have sponsored several Crash Courses in the past and the public seems to appreciate the opportunity to become informed in a simple, relaxed way,” said Ginny McCormick of the Coalition for Change.  “We believe that an informed community is a strong community.”
For further information feel free to contact Wilson at patty.wilson5@gmail.com.

Earth Day in Placerville

 

Make your own reusable shopping bags from old t-shirts; no sewing required!

Make your own reusable shopping bags from old t-shirts; no sewing required!

Join us at the main library in Placerville tomorrow, April 23rd, for our annual Earth Day celebration!

We’re supporting SB270, the referendum on California’s Single Use Plastic Bag Ban. We have free reusable bags to hand out and we can teach you how to make your own reusable bags from old t-shirts. We’ll have information for you regarding the referendum.

 

Earth Day in Placerville is from 10am-4pm at the library and there are booths of all sorts, lots of info, a fun raffle, and always great music!

See “Welcome to Leith”

April 13 Film “Welcome to Leith” screens at the Cozmic Café

This documentary chronicles a white supremacist attempt to take over a small ranching town in N. Dakota. The residents do not take kindly to the attempt and tensions escalate   Doors open at 6 with the film beginning at 6:30   Cozmic Cafe, 594 Main Street, Placerville   $3. Donation appreciated. Contact: patty.wilson5@gmail.com

Film: A Fierce Green Fire Screens at the Cozmic Cafe

January 20 Film: A Fierce Green Fire Screens at the Cozmic Cafe

The documentary film series continues at the Cozmic Cafe with “A Fierce Green Fire”. The film is a sweeping history of the environmental movement.  Doors open at 6 with the film beginning at 6:30.  Food service will be open. The film is a week later than our normal schedule due to the Tibetan Monk’s visit to Placerville. Contact:  patty.wilson5@gmail.com

COALITION FOR CHANGE OFFERS CRASH COURSE

The Coalition for Change is sponsoring a Crash Course for the Community on September 30 from 6 to 8 pm at the County Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Road, Placerville. The public is invited to listen and learn as six county leaders speak in ten minute slots on their particular area of expertise.

“This event is not designed as a debate format or an endorsement of any specific issue,” commented Patty Wilson of the Coalition for Change. “Rather, it is simply a fast, easy way for members of our community to become informed on a variety of issues.”

The lineup of speakers is as follows:

Ed Swanson, Veteran Affairs;

Kristin Brinks, Homeless Services;

Brian Veerkamp, All Things Fire;

Alice Cantelow, Gardening With Gray Water;

Rebecca Neves, Placerville’s Main Street Project;

Kevin McAllister, State of Jefferson.

For further information, feel free to contact Patty at patty.wilson5@gmail.com.

Film Series @ Cozmic Café: Planet Ocean

Our next movie night is May 13!

The film series continued at the Cozmic Cafe on April 8th with a screening of Pay 2 Play. This John Ennis documentary connects the dots between BIG MONEY and our political process. If you missed it, you can find it through Netflix.

Join us for our May 13th screening of Planet Ocean. Door opens at 6 with the movie starting at 6:30. Cozmic Cafe, 594 Main Street, Placerville. Kitchen open until 8. Contact: twoperigrines@yahoo.com

Screening @ Coz TONIGHT

trashedJeremy Irons narrates “Trashed” on February 11 at the Cozmic Cafe, 594
Main Street in Placerville. The documentary film focuses on his worldwide quest for garbage, how it affects the human race, and what is being done to repair the extensive damage. Irons travels to several parts of the world to document the amount of human-generated garbage. In most cases, the local governments turn a blind eye to the severe problems the trash is causing. It seems that todayʼs waste is more toxic than it used to be and much of the plastic does not
break down.
Some of the less developed countries have the biggest problems with
garbage as there are no resources to deal with it. “I have seen firsthand
the garbage heaps in Bali right outside the tourist resorts,” comments Patty
Wilson of the Coalition for Change. It is estimated that there are more than
269,000 tons of plastic in our oceans alone.
“What I found most interesting about “Trashed” is the variety of ways that
countries are trying to deal with all the garbage, including giant incinerators
and landfills,” continues Wilson. “Turns out that sometimes the solution
creates more problems than it solves.”
The film ends with several suggestions on how to improve the situation and
California (especially San Francisco) is mentioned as heading in the right
direction. “And now California has a new plastic bag ban so we are really
making progress in addressing the issue,” said Bob Johnson of the Sierra
Club.
The documentary film series co-sponsored by the Sierra Club and Coalition
for Change continues to enjoy strong community support. Doors to the
upstairs movie house open at 6 on Feb. 11 with the film starting at 6:30.
A $3. donation is appreciated to help cover the cost of the room rental.
The kitchen at the Cozmic Cafe is open until 8 on film nights and many
folks are happy to enjoy a healthy dinner followed by an informative and
compelling documentary film.
The spring film line-up will feature “Fed Up” on March 11; “Pay 2 Play” on
April 8; “Planet Ocean” on May 13.