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A big thank you from the cast and crew to the 330+ theater-goers who attended our three performances of “8”.  And a special thank you to all the generous people who participated in the talk-back after the show which was facilitated by cast member Doug Green.

Photo by Brian Pletcher
Photo by Brian Pletcher

More information about the play “8” is here:  8theplay.com

More information (and photos) about our “8” event is:  HERE

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THE HOLLY NEAR CONCERT WAS AWESOME!

Thank you to the wonderfully enthusiastic crowd
who were at this incredible musical celebration!

And a special thank you to HOLLY NEAR and her musicians who
shared their amazing talents with us!

Holly stage 2        photo(1)

Click on the CD cover below for more information about HOLLY NEAR.

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CVUUF COMMUNITY FORUM’S SUNDAY EVENING

COMMUNITY CINEMA FILM SERIES HAS CONCLUDED AN
EXCITING AND DIVERSE SEASON OF FILMS AND DISCUSSIONS.

Thank you to the Independent Television Service (ITVS) for the program
and for the tremendous support they provided to us to present it.

Information about all the films in the past season of Community Cinema is HERE

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A big thank you to:

CHUCK COLLINS,
the ACLU (Ventura County Chapter)
and to MRS. FIGS’ BOOKWORM in Camarillo
for making our Tuesday, April 10 Special Event truly special.
99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality
Is Wrecking the World
and What We Can Do about It?

 

 “… the primer for the 99 percent movement… —Van Jones, President, Rebuild the Dream

More info about Chuck Collins: HERE

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On Friday, November 18th, 2011 we presented one of our most
moving and inspiring Community Forum events:

KRISTINE OLSEN – The Loneliest Burden:
Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

A daughter’s candid telling of suicide’s aftermath. 

You can listen to a complete recording of Kristine’s remarkable talk by
clicking on the audio link below:

More information about this event, with
an interview with Kristine Olsen, i
s: HERE

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CVUUF COMMUNITY FORUM HAD ONE OF ITS MOST EXCITING EVENTS ON:

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

DAVID KORTEN

“American Awakening:
From Wall Street Protests to a Main Street Economy”

A capacity crowd heard a stimulating talk from the visionary who has been named to
Utne Reader’s 2011 annual list of “People Who are Changing the World”.

Read about the Utne Reader list by clicking the Utne logo:

(More information about this program is: HERE)

FOR PHOTOS OF THE EVENT CLICK BELOW:




David Korten Event Ventura County Resources

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On Sunday, October 16th, 2011 we presented our second Community Cinema event:


We had over 120 guests who enjoyed this extraordinary film.  Many attending were local high school and college students who are studying American Sign Language.  We especially want to thank Robert Sidansky, board president of Tri-County GLAD, who gave a wonderful talk afterward through an ASL interpreter.

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On Saturday, October 1st, 2011, we were proud to present:

DR. LOIS LEE –
Children of the Night


Dr. Lois Lee is a pioneer in saving the helpless children who are victims of human sex trafficking.  Children of the Night is the only comprehensive program in North America devoted to children who have been forced into prostitution to survive.  The non-profit organization, which is funded solely by private donations, has been doing its ground-breaking work for over 30 years, rescuing more than 10,000 American children from the ravages of prostitution and giving them the guidance, nurturing, education and love they need to turn their lives around and go on to lead fulfilling, productive lives.

More information about Children of the Night
: HERE.
ROY ZIMMERMAN – In Concert:
Live from the STARVING EAR

A photo album of this wonderful event is HERE!

For additional information about Roy Zimmerman CLICK HERE

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A special thank you to Russell L. Stockard, Associate Professor of Communication, California Lutheran University for moderating the discussion after our screening of This Land Is Our Land, The Fight to Reclaim the Commons on Friday, February 18th. It was a spirited conversation that brought up many sides to a complicated series of issues.  We are grateful for all who participated and who attended this stimulating event.

For more information click HERE

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On Friday January 21st,  Dr. Christopher Smith spoke about his recent experiences in the Sudan with Doctors Without Borders/MSF USA.  It was a moving and emotional event that will be long remembered by the nearly 90 people who were lucky enough to be there.
Listen to this KCLU Interview by Lance Orozco
with Dr. Christopher Smith

The Ventura Star Article About This Event is HERE.


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On January 08th 2011, we had our 50th Community Forum:
Scott Carter “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson,
Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy”

Click here for photos of this extraordinary evening: PHOTO ALBUM.

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We had a great turnout on Saturday, December 11th for the documentary:

RECONCILIATION

Mandela’s Miracle

It was followed by a fascinating Q & A with the filmmakers local residents Michael and Carole Wilson. A coffee and cookie reception in Fellowship Hall continued the conversation with many of those who were lucky enough to get a preview of this extraordinary film before it goes into general release.
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  • Community Forum Photos by Jon Delorey (except where noted)
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