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Martin Luther King, two men
celebrates Gandhi and
comes with a price - it demands
that we put ourselves in the place
where change can happen.
whose lives radically transformed Gandhi recognized that an
how we think and changed the exploitive economic system would
world. The exciting challenge their be brought to a halt through small
lives offer us today is presented in choices in his own thinking and
our cover story by Grace Lee Boggs, behavior. Martin Luther King told
a 93-year old Chinese-American others, "We have come to value
who for over 70 years has been a things more than people. Our
community worker in Detroit, technological development has
Michigan. She establishes her outrun our spiritual development."
humility early, saying, "I have three Perhaps what is most frustrating
pair of glasses, two hearing aids, very to us is that we have set our sights
few teeth but most of my marbles.” too high - we have thought that if
What she does not mention are the we cannot do something that
thousands of lives she has helped changes everyone, we might as well
transform for good by her do nothing, or do less than give of
community-building work which ourselves totally. What the story by
has spanned seven decades. Grace Lee Boggs reminds us is that
What researching this Reader our transformation of the world
taught me is the importance of around us, in precisely the direction
reflecting on and sharing one's own the world needs, comes from going
story and one's own experience to that place that will change us. We
when we relate to each other. Too cannot do it by thinking the same
often we think that our lives pale in things or doing the same things.
comparison to others. In truth, we She says, "People are aware that
are the hope, we are what they cannot continue in the same
everything is depending on - you, old way but are immobilized
me and everyone else. because they cannot imagine an
11/30/08. People like Gandhi and Martin alternative. We need a vision that
Luther King talked about change recognizes that we are at one of the
coming to the world through self- great turning points in human
change. Each of these three history when the survival of our
transformed the world through the planet and the restoration of our
change that took place in their humanity require a great sea change
own lives which shows a way that in our ecological, economic,
we too, can dramatically alter the political, and spiritual values."
course of events, our friends' lives, Gandhi and Martin Luther
our families, community, nation, King were not born with the
world and history, even when our answers, nor do I believe were they
circumstances appear to us to have born destined to change the world.
made us powerless. Self-change One breath at a time, one choice at
a time, they changed themselves
and the world. Revisiting their
stories, we hope, renews your faith
in your capacity to change yourself
and the world.
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“I work every year for at
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this for twenty-four years,
my wife and I.”
Jimmy Carter. 39TH U.S. PRESIDENT,
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER, HUMANITARIAN
N oted journalist and author
Amy Goodman sat down
with former President Carter at the
had I known as much as I know now,
just a tenth as much, about what
actually goes on among those
Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. families and in those little towns and
Jimmy Carter is the thirty-ninth villages that are so sadly neglected
President of the United States. He and so much in need.
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served from 1977 to 1981. During
his time in the White House, he AG: If you had known, what would you
helped negotiate the Camp David have done differently?
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peace between Israel and Egypt. After my - using my voice as president to
leaving office, Jimmy Carter and his publicize the plight of these people,
wife Rosalynn founded the Carter and I would have been much more
Center, which, among other things, effective, I think, in inducing the
monitors elections around the world. Congress to appropriate foreign
In 2002, Jimmy Carter was awarded assistance money.
the Nobel Peace Prize.
AG: President Carter, Iraq.
Amy Goodman: President Carter, can JC: Yes?
you talk about what the Center is and
what you’ve been doing for this quarter AG: Your assessment?
of a century? JC: Well, I’m not an expert on Iraq.
JC: Well, the Carter Center’s work is I’ve never been there. I despised
really an extension of what I found to Saddam Hussein, because he
be of interest when I was president: attacked Iran when my hostages were
to work on peace and human rights, being held. As you may know
environmental quality, alleviation of President Reagan established
suffering, things of that kind and diplomatic relations with Saddam
dealing with the plight of the poorest Hussein after I left office. But I think
and most destitute and suffering the best approach that I have seen -
people on earth. We now have and I’ve studied it very carefully - is
programs in over seventy nations, the Baker-Hamilton Report. And I
and, not surprisingly, about half of think that, as far as I’m concerned,
them are in Africa. without any substantive
modification, that’s the best
AG: When you were president, did you approach to the Iraq question: to
have any idea you would be doing this? begin an orderly withdrawal; to
JC: Well, I really expected to have a marshal all of the surrounding
second term, as you may have countries, including Iran and Syria,
surmised. But, no, I didn’t have any to help with the orderly regression of
idea about this. I wish I had...I would
have been much more productive
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San Bernardino Councilman reflecting on
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in the Police and Fire departments. cafeteria, a performing arts area, 96
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by Grace Lee Boggs
Mahatma Gandhi did it. So did Martin Luther King, Jr. They survival of our planet and the restoration of our humanity
built a movement and changed the world. Today, Americans require a great sea change in our ecological, economic,
cry out for change as our institutions and values decline and political, and spiritual values."
our global citizenship is compromised. Can America embrace such a vision? Who will build the
Grace Lee Boggs, author of this issue’s cover story, says, movement for change? Must we wait for a leader like
“People are aware that they cannot continue in the same old Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. or can it be any of
way but are immobilized because they cannot imagine an us? Ms. Boggs’ article examines these two historical figures
alternative. We need a vision that recognizes that we are at to help you determine just that. The nonagenarian has long
one of the great turning points in human history when the asserted that “We are the leaders we’ve been looking for.”
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A s I approach the age of 93,
with three pair of glasses,
two hearing aids, very few teeth
an advocate of radical revolution. In
1964 King won the Nobel Peace
Prize for his leadership of the civil
but most of my marbles, I am often rights movement. In the 1950s tens
asked why I haven't been burned of thousands of African Americans in our clients.
out by so many decades of Montgomery, Alabama, inspired by
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because I believe so passionately in community,” had carried on a year-
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and to restrict our imaginations. ultimately successful boycott,
I became a movement activist struggling against dehumanization
more than sixty years ago when, after not as angry victims or rebels but as
receiving my Ph.D. in philosophy, I new men and women, representative
discovered that there were no jobs for of a new more human society. Using
Chinese-American woman methods that transformed
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A. Philip Randolph in 1941 to What is largely unexplored is the
demand jobs for blacks in the defense tremendous leap in King's thinking
plants, and after I discovered the after his encounters in 1966 with
power of the black movement to black inner city youth in Chicago. As
change blacks and the country, a result of these meetings, King
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had been made an end in itself and emerge from both your successes and
that our scientific power had outrun your setbacks. This was also one of
our spiritual power, King said Malcolm's great strengths - and
repeatedly, "Enlarged material powers Gandhi's.
spell enlarged peril if there is no In his civil rights years King had
proportionate growth of the soul." drawn mainly on Gandhi’s ideas of
We have "guided missiles and non-violence. After 1966 he still
misguided men." emphasized non-violence but he
King also worried that the began to draw more on Gandhi's
integration won through the civil profound critiques of Western
rights struggle was giving birth to a civilization.
black middle class who would be In 1888, when he was 19 years
preoccupied with individual old, Gandhi's family, like most of
upward mobility. He deplored the ours, wanted him to succeed in the
way that educators were trying to system. So they sent him to London
11/30/08 11/30/08 11/30/08 instill middle-class values in black to study law. Eager to justify the
youth, noting that "it was precisely sacrifices his family was making on
when young Negroes threw off his and their behalf, Gandhi tried to
their middle-class values and put transform himself into an English
careers and wealth in a secondary gentleman. He signed up for a
role" that they made an historic dancing class, bought himself a silk
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display. In a state of society where struggle with the brush to keep it in
want is abolished, work of this sort position."
could be enormously increased." However, after returning to India
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concept of global citizenship. "Every difficult to make a living, Gandhi
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IN ACTION! Building Orphanages in Sudan and Ethiopia
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE! Octogenarians Lee Theodore (father to the Reader
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these children receive shelter, nutrition, health, education and protection. The
Theodores traveled over 20,000 miles by air and then by Jeep over desert roads to
aid the establishment of a new pre-school for over 300 children. The local
community responded by naming of the school building in Lee Theodore’s honor.
Severe drought has ravaged the area for three years, requiring that the water used
to mix the concrete be hauled in from many miles away. As a result, building
progress is slow. Theodore noted that despite conditions where people live without
much of anything, their faith remains strong. “People expressed their love of God
and thankfulness to Him for what they have,” he reports. “We came home
wondering how we in America will be judged and are reminded that ‘To him who
has been given much, much will be required.’"
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Indian workers and blacks, he began between Needs and Wants, so that
to identify with the most oppressed, we/they would end up being enslaved
conquered his feelings of inadequacy by the temptations of material wealth
and his fear of the system, recognized and luxuries, a form of bondage he
the moral bankruptcy of those in considered even more cruel than
power, and separated himself from physical enslavement.
their values. For similar reasons Gandhi
In this process, which continued rejected Western strategies for
after his return to India, Gandhi revolutionary struggle that depend
created a new form of struggle based upon constantly agitating the masses
not on physical violence but on the and increasing their anger, militancy
spiritual power of truth and love and and rebellion. Struggles of this kind,
developed personal habits, such as he said, can only end up with
celibacy and vegetarianism, that political leaders who are preoccupied
enabled him to experience the with prestige and power and with
freedom and power that come from states dominating rather than serving
self-discipline. He also arrived at society. The struggle for
amazingly prescient critiques of independence from Britain, he
Western civilization and Western insisted, should not be mainly a
strategies for revolutionary struggle. struggle for state power but should
The main reason why Western revolve around going to people at the
civilization lacks Spirituality, or an grassroots, encouraging them to
awareness of our interconnectedness transform their inner and outer lives,
with one another and with the
universe, according to Gandhi,
is that it has given priority to The purpose of education,
economic and technological cannot be mainly to increase
development over human and
the earning power of the
Advanced technology has made individual or to supply workers
it possible for people to perform for the ever-changing slots of
miracles but it has impoverished
the corporate machine.
us spiritually because it has
made us feel that who and what
we are is determined by outside helping them to think for themselves
forces. Traditional societies lacked our and to create self-reliant local
material comforts and conveniences. communities based on Work that
But individuals had more Soul, or a preserves rather than destroys, Skills
belief in the individual's power to that encourage cooperation rather
make moral choices, because these than competition, and Education
societies valued the community whose goal is the building of
relationships which they depended community rather than increasing Offer ends 11/30/08.
on for survival. the status and earning power of the
Because modern societies, individual.
capitalist or communist, are When Gandhi was developing
committed to unlimited growth, these ideas and organizing these
Gandhi anticipated that they would struggles nearly a hundred years ago,
eventually become so gigantic and they seemed idealistic and far-
complex that human beings would fetched. But as I reflect on the last
be reduced to masses, dependent on century and recall how it began with
experts, serving machines instead of high hopes in mass production, the
being served by them. Russian revolution and in Third
Moreover, the abundance created World struggles for political
by pursuing unlimited economic independence, and ended up with
growth would make it almost
impossible for people to distinguish
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SEPTEMBER 1 Lecture Series
“Spider’s Web” by Agatha Christie Russell Kaldenberg – Historic Fort Coso
Redlands Footlighters Theatre 7:30pm-9pm
8pm Info: 909-307-2669 or visit
Info: 909-793-2909 or visit www.sbcounty.gov/museum
General Admission - $14
Students - $10
Somerford Place Guest Lecture Series
Dr. Paul T. McMahon of LLU Behavioral
“Difficult Behaviors in Dementia Care”
Info: 909-793-9500 or visit
On-going speaker series educating the SEPTEMBER 27
community about important issues Family Fun Day
affecting seniors and their loved ones “Growing Up Californian”
FREE San Bernardino County Museum
Experience life in the 1800’s, make butter,
dip a candle, make an adobe house
SEPTEMBER 13 11am-4pm
23rd Annual Historical Glass Museum Info: 909-307-2669 or visit
Open House www.sbcounty.gov/museum
Refreshments and Silent Auction General Admission - $6
Apple Butter Festival and Craft Fair
First Lutheran Church of Redlands
Enjoy over 30 vendors of handcrafted works
Info: 909-793-2267 or visit
Oktoberfest at Lake Arrowhead Village
A wunderbar for the whole family at Lake
Arrowhead Village. Enjoy authentic German
SEPTEMBER 18 – 21 bands and dancing at the only FREE
19th Annual Route 66 Rendezvous Oktoberfest in SoCal. Noon-5pm
Cali’s largest cruisin’ classic car show Info: 909-337-2533
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Offer expires 11/30/08. Offer expires 11/30/08. SEPTEMBER 20
Annual IE Heart Walk
Fairmount Park in Riverside
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Walkers must raise a minimum of $100 to
receive the Heart Walk T-shirt
SEPTEMBER 20 – OCT. 19
LifeHouse Theater ALL WEEKENDS
7:30pm 38th Big Bear Bavarian Oktoberfest
Info: 909-335-3037 Enjoy live bands direct from Germany,
www.lifehousetheater.com bratwurst, and beers from Munich at the
Ticket Prices: $6-$17 highest elevation Bier Garten in the United
Group discounts available States
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OCTOBER 3 OCTOBER 7
Savor Historic Downtown Redlands 18th Annual Veterans Car Show
Enjoy a self-guided tour sampling local Jerry L. Pettis Veterans Hospital
eateries and caterers Loma Linda
Info: 909-798-7548 Info: 909-350-9816
General Admission - $15 FREE
OCTOBER 4 OCTOBER 9
“Celebrating 80 Glorious Years” Somerford Place Guest Lecture Series
San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra Alzheimer’s Educational Forum
presents A Tribute to Frank Plash 6pm-7:30pm
California Theatre of Performing Arts Info: 909-793-9500 or visit
Info: 909-381-5388 or visit On-going speaker series educating the
www.sanbernardinosymphony.org community about important issues
Ticket prices range from $10-$50 affecting seniors and their loved ones
“Emperors & Heroes” OCTOBER 10 – 12
Redlands Symphony Orchestra 29th Annual Redlands United Church of
University of Redlands Memorial Chapel Christ Art for Heaven’s Sake
8pm Featuring over 50 local artists in a big
Info: 909-748-8018 or visit variety of media.
www.redlandssymphony.com Info: 909-793-3520 or visit
Ticket Prices range from $15-$45 www.uccredlands.org
OCTOBER 4 & 5
Troutfest! Fishing Tournament OCTOBER 19
Big Bear Lake 45th Annual Community Parade & Fair
909-866-5796 in Loma Linda
Loma Linda Academy
Over 30 vendors. Come out and see the
floats, blimps and local marching bands
San Bernardino County Museum Guest
OCTOBER 2 - 5 Peter Sadler – Wildfire in Chaparral
Stagecoach Days in Banning 7:30pm-9pm
ol’ fashioned hoe-down! PRCA Rodeo, Info: 909-307-2669 or visit
carnival, food and beverage garden, www.sbcounty.gov/museum
live entertainment and local art. FREE
Info: 951-922-3242 or visit
www.ci.banning.ca.us OCTOBER 31 HALLOWEEN
Children’s costume contest and
enjoy Halloween tales both
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“Legend of Sleepy Hollow” OCTOBER 31
Celebrate the season in Oak Glen Halloween in the
with square-dancing, apple-bobbing, Village
pie-eating contests, pumpkin- Big Bear Lake
carving, and enjoy Washington Info: 909-866-0630
Irving’s timeless story. FREE
Fridays 7pm – 10pm
Info: 909-790-8463 or visit
General Admission - $29.95
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Redlands Symphony Orchestra
University of Redlands Memorial Chapel
Info: 909-748-8018 or visit
Ticket Prices range from $15-$45
NOVEMBER 1, 2 & 8, 9 NOVEMBER 11 VETERANS DAY
28th Annual Harvest Fair
Old west festival with country music, NOVEMBER 23
crafts, chuckwagon cookin’, cowboy Annual Community Tree Lighting
camp, mariachi & folklorico National Orange Show Events Center
Info: 909-384-5426 or visit 5pm
www.harvestfair.net Info: 909-888-6788
General Admission - $5
Children under 7 - FREE NOVEMBER 27 THANKSGIVING
A Farce by Robin Hawdon
Redlands Footlighters Theatre
Info: 909-793-2909 or visit
General Admission - $14
Students - $10
NOVEMBER 1 – 23
“Sarah, Plain & Tall”
Thursdays- Saturdays at 7:30pm
Info: 909-335-3037 or visit
Ticket Prices range from $17-$6, Group Palm Springs
discounts available Aerial Tramway
First car up at 10am
weekdays and at 8am
NOVEMBER 4 ELECTION DAY weekends & holidays.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to vote! 1 Tramway Road
NOVEMBER 13 General Admission: $21
Somerford Place Guest Lecture Series Ages 3-12: $14
Caregiver Resource Fair Info: 1-888-515-8726
Please call for more information or 760-325-1391
Info: 909-793-9500 or visit
www.somerfordplaceredlands.com Arrowhead Queen Boat Ride
On-going speaker series educating the Mississippi River-style paddleboat with
community about important issues narrated tour of Lake Arrowhead.
affecting seniors and their loved ones Daily 11am-5pm. Info: 909-336-6992
FREE Adults: $12, Seniors/Kids 3-11: $7.50
NOVEMBER 15 Hot-Air Balloon Tours
“Romantic Escapades” 60 to 75-minute
San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra flights at sunrise
California Theatre of Performing Arts over the Temecula Valley.
8pm Prices start at $120 per person,
Info: 909-381-5388 or visit reservations required.
www.sanbernardinosymphony.org Info: 800-965-2122
Ticket prices range from $10-$50
Orange Show Swap Meet
Every Sunday at the Carnival Lot, Gate 4
San Bernardino. 7am-3pm
Live Improv Comedy Night
Every Sunday at the Coffee Depot in
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March Field Air Museum
9am - 4pm everyday
Colton Agua Mansa Museum
2001 East Agua Mansa Rd., Colton
LOCAL MARKET NIGHTS 909-370-2091
Fresh produce, food, vendors, entertainment www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/museum
almost every weekday evening:
RIVERSIDE DOWNTOWN MUSEUMS
Big Bear Lake Special programs in various disciplines.
Tuesdays 8:30am-1pm. 760-247-3769 First Sunday of the month. 1-4pm. FREE
Lake Arrowhead at the Village Riverside Municipal Museum
Fridays 5-8pm. 909-337-2533 3580 Mission Inn Avenue
Loma Linda on Barton Frontage Rd. www.ci.riverside.ca.us/museum
Sundays 8am-1pm. 909-799-2800
Mission Inn Museum
Redlands on State Street 3696 Mission Inn Avenue
Thursdays 6-9pm. 909-798-7548 951-788-9556
Riverside in Downtown UCR/California Museum of
Wednesdays 4-9pm. 951-715-3439 Photography
3824 Main Street
San Bernardino in Perris Hill Park 951-827-1012 | www.cmp.ucr.edu
Tuesdays 5:30-9:30pm. 909-886-7288
Upland in Downtown
Thursdays 5-9pm. 714-345-3087
Yucaipa on the Boulevard
Fridays 6-9pm. 909-790-9092
Colonial Chesterfield Riley’s Farm
12261 S. Oak Glen Rd., Oak Glen Riverside Art Museum
10am-5pm | 909-797-7534 3425 Mission Inn Avenue
Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts
9401 Oak Glen Rd., Cherry Valley
Oak Glen School House Museum
11911 S. Oak Glen Rd., Yucaipa French Film Screenings
909-797-1691 Coffee Depot, Riverside First Wednesday of
each month at 7:30pm. FREE
Gilman Historic 951-222-2263 www.coffeedepot.tv
Ranch & Wagon Museum
1937 W. Gilman St., Banning
11795 Fields Rd., Morongo Reservation
951-849-7289 | www.malkimuseum.org
Lincoln Memorial Shrine
125 W. Vine Street, Redlands
909-798-7632 | www.lincolnshrine.org
Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum
5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino
San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane
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live music Sinfonia Mexicana
& dancing Big Bear Lake
Arthur Murray Studio Redlands Performing Arts Center
1st Wednesday of every month: Enjoy a 909-866-4970
FREE Sample Class, Supervised Practice
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private follow-up lesson to schedule golf
Starts at 6:45pm FREE Green fees vary depending
Come by yourself or bring a friend along. on the season, time of day,
Come enjoy a sampling of the most popular and cart rentals. Senior rates
dances in a fun group setting. available. Call for more information.
www.AMRedlands.com Redlands Country Club
Private club. Lessons available via member
referral. 1749 Garden St. 909-793-1295.
Crafton Hills College
11711 Sand Canyon Rd., Yucaipa
San Bernardino Golf Club
1494 S. Waterman Ave. 909-885-2414.
Shandin Hills Golf Club
3380 N. Little Mountain Dr.,
Calimesa Country Club
1300 S. Third St. 909-795-2488.
Fairmont Golf Course & Learning Center
Golf Clinics: Juniors - 8am, Seniors - 9am,
Ladies - 10am. Free Lessons, $5 ball
charge with unlimited balls in class.
Cafe Sevilla Empire Lakes
Downtown Riverside 11015 Sixth St., Rancho Cucamonga
Tango Dinner Show - Fridays 7pm 909-481-6763
Flamenco Dinner Show - 6:30pm Saturdays
and 6pm on Sundays El Prado Golf Courses
Info: 951-778-0611 6555 Pine Ave., Chino. 909-597-1753
Eagle Glen Golf Club
1800 Eagle Glen Pkwy., Corona
performing arts 951-278-2842
Redlands Symphony Orchestra
Memorial Chapel, running groups
University of Redlands
Info: 909-335-5202 Loma Linda Lopers
or www.redlandssymphony.com Meets every Sunday at 6:30am
Calif. Theatre of the Performing Arts Loma Linda University Campus
Home of the San Bernardino Symphony Info: 951-906-8745 or
562 West 4th Street, San Bernardino Chino Hills Panthers
Meets for fun runs and track workouts.
San Bernardino Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Civic Light Opera All abilities are welcome.
San Bernardino Valley Community
San Bernardino Art Association &
780 N. E St., San Bernardino
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the de-industrialization and and plans. Learning, must be related
devastation of cities like Detroit, the to the daily lives of children and
collapse of the Soviet Union, and must engage their hands and hearts
seemingly endless violence in post- as well as their heads.
colonial nations, I believe that Especially in this age of rapid
Gandhi’s critique of Western social and technical change, it is
civilization, which was also King's, not something you can make
can help us build a 21st century people do in their heads with the
movement to create post-industrial perspective that years from now
societies in which governments they will be able to get a good job
derive their power from self-reliant and make a lot of money.
grassroots communities. Some children may accept this
The 9/11 terrorist attack was a regimen. But those who feel most
terrible crime against humanity but it acutely the contradiction between the
was also a wakeup call, challenging us hopelessness of their daily lives and
to take Gandhi's and King's critique the abstractness of school "subjects"
of Western civilization seriously. As will create so much turmoil inside
Wendell Berry pointed out so and outside the school that teachers
perceptively in his Thoughts in the can’t teach and no one can learn.
Presence of Fear, written a month That is why it has become so
later, "We can no longer accept urgent that we rethink how children
uncritically the belief that economic learn and the purpose of education.
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of people. Facing a major defeat, bring about a "mental revolution"
King was persuaded by his aide, reading, writing and speaking skills
James Bevel, to allow any child old were taught through the discussion of
enough to belong to a church to black history, the power structure and
march. So on D-Day May 2, before the need to build a Movement to
the eyes of the whole nation, struggle against it.
thousands of school children, many In 1963 and 1964 the main
of them first graders, joined the struggles were for desegregation and
movement and were beaten, fire- voting rights. Today our struggle is to
hosed, attacked by police dogs and rebuild communities and cities.
herded off to jail in paddy wagons What we need to do now is to
and school buses. begin engaging our children in
The result was what has been community-building activities with
called "The Children’s Miracle." the same audacity with which the
Inspired and shamed into action, civil rights movement engaged them
thousands of adults rushed to join in desegregation and voter
the movement. registration activities thirty-five years
All over the country rallies were ago. Classes of school children from
called to express outrage against Bull K-12 should be taking responsibility
Connor’s brutality. Locally the power for maintaining neighborhood
structure was forced to desegregate streets, planting community gardens,
lunch counters and dressing rooms in recycling waste, rehabbing houses,
downtown stores, hire blacks to work creating healthier school lunches,
downtown and begin desegregating visiting and doing errands for the
the schools. Nationally the Kennedy elderly, organizing neighborhood
administration, which had been festivals, painting public murals. The
trying not to alienate white Dixiecrat possibilities are endless. This is the
voters, was forced to begin drafting fastest way to motivate all our
civil rights legislation as the only way children to learn and at the same time
to forestall more Birminghams. reverse the physical deterioration of
The next year as part of our neighborhoods. It is a wonderful
Mississippi Freedom Summer, way to nurture the desire of children
activists created Freedom Schools to be of service and provide
because the existing school system opportunities for children with
(like ours today) had been organized different talents to make a difference
to produce subjects, not citizens. To and win the respect of their peers and
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elders. By giving children a better society in the places and spaces left
reason to study than just to get a job vacant by the disintegration of the
or to advance their individual upward old, about evolving to a higher
mobility, it will also get their humanity, about Love of one another
cognitive juices flowing. Learning and of the Earth, not Hate; about
will come from practice which has Hope, not despair; about saying YES
always been the best way to learn. to Life and about becoming the
And just imagine how much safer change we want to see in the world.
and livelier our neighborhoods would
become, almost overnight!
As I witness and participate in
this excitement and contrast our
visionary efforts to rebuild Detroit
with the multi-billion-dollar
megaprojects of politicians and
developers that involve casinos,
giant stadia, gentrification and the
Superbowl, I am saddened by their
short-sightedness. On the other
hand, I rejoice in the energy being
unleashed in the community by our
Grace Lee Boggs is an activist, writer
human scale programs that involve
and speaker whose more than sixty
bringing the country back into the years of political involvement encom-
city and removing the walls between pass the major U.S. social movements of
schools and communities, between this century: Labor, Civil rights, Black 11/30/08
generations and between ethnic Power, Asian American, Women's and
groups; and I am confident just as in Environmental Justice.
the early 20th century people came
Born in Providence, R.I. of Chinese
from around the world to marvel at immigrant parents in 1915, Grace
the mass production lines pioneered received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from 11/30/08
by Henry Ford, in the 21st century Bryn Mawr College in 1940.
they will be coming to marvel at the
thriving neighborhoods that are the In 1992, she helped found DETROIT
SUMMER, a multicultural, intergenera-
fruit of our visionary programs.
tional youth program to rebuild, redefine
That is what revolutions are and respirit Detroit from the ground up.
about. They are about creating a new
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5
American forces; and to let the Iraqi I’ve criticized sometimes the policies expert on bird watching or to make
people know in advance that of presidents, first President Bush and furniture or to do different things, or
Americans will not be continuing as President Reagan and President to get involved in benevolent affairs.
an occupying force, but that the Clinton and President Bush. But I I work every year for at least a week
Iraqis could control their own have never criticized a president. I with Habitat for Humanity. We’ve
economics, including oil, their own don’t have any doubt that he’s a done this for twenty-four years, my
military, and they could control their deeply religious man, he’s very wife and I. And on many occasions,
own political affairs. sincere. And my hope is that he will among the four to five, six, seven,
continue in the next months left in that that’s what the Carter Center has sometimes 10,000 people who join
AG: The drumbeat for war with Iran his term to open up avenues, say, to us as volunteers for a week, there are
been able to do.
seems to be building in Washington, D.C. resolve the North Korean problem, people even older than I am. So I
Your response? which seems to be making progress think there’s a good opportunity for
AG: Your plans for the future and
JC: I think that would be a horrible now, as he’s become more flexible, serving your fellow human beings in
recommendations to people who, like
mistake to start a war with Iran. And and that he’ll have the same flexibility yourself, entering - well, now you’re benevolent ways. And sometimes
my own belief is that we should be toward other areas, including Syria about to be eighty-three, your thoughts? even an older person can just go to a
negotiating with Iran on an equal and Iran. JC: Well, you know, it depends on place like Grady Hospital and
basis and openly, instead of isolating any individual’s mental and physical volunteer maybe two afternoons a
Iran and having a war of words, both AG: Of what are you proudest? capability - I’ve been fortunate so far - week just to rock premature babies or
from Tehran and also from JC: I think the espousing and and also what they think is best. I something like that.
Washington, that just exacerbates the implementation, in many cases, of wrote a book about this a number of
tensions that now exist. basic human rights around the world years ago that pointed out that after AG: And how is Rosalynn?
and raising high that banner so that retirement there are unprecedented JC: Well, we have survived pleasantly
AG: Your assessment of President Bush? many others could follow our opportunities for the expansion of sixty-one years so far. We’re going on
SC: : I know President Bush. I admire leadership. To the extent that we have one’s life, to learn how to speak our 62nd year, and we still get along
him in many ways. And I’ve never been successful in some of those cases, Spanish or to learn how to paint a quite well. That’s the best thing that
criticized an incumbent president. not enough of them, I’m very proud picture or to learn how to be an happened to me in my life.
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The Price of Gasoline vs. Printer Ink
Not our typical fare for this feature, but presented in humor to ease the pain
of your next trip to the pump. These examples are not to imply that gasoline
is cheap; it just puts it into perspective with some other liquids we
LIQUID SIZE PRICE COST/GAL.
Coffee 16 oz. $1.80 $14.40 per gallon
Gatorade 20 oz. $1.59 $10.17 per gallon
Brake Fluid 12 oz. $3.15 $33.60 per gallon
Vick's Nyquil 6 oz. $8.35 $178.13 per gallon
Pepto Bismol 4 oz. $3.85 $123.20 per gallon
Whiteout 7 oz. $1.39 $25.42 per gallon
Scope 1.5 oz. $0.99 $84.48 per gallon
Evian 9 oz. $1.49 $21.19 per gallon (for water!)
Now hold on to your hats...if you think gasoline is expensive, take a look
at the cost of liquid in an inkjet printer cartridge:
Printer Ink 1 oz. $34.99 $4,478.72 per gallon!
Gas at five bucks a gallon isn’t looking so bad anymore. But if Hewlett-
Packard and Epson start making cars, we might really have something to
Quotes on the subject...
“The use of solar energy has not “A city that outdistances man's
been opened up because the oil walking powers is a trap for man.
industry does not own the sun.” - Arnold Toynbee
- Ralph Nader
“Restore human legs as a means of
“A pedestrian is someone who travel. Pedestrians rely on food for
thought there were a couple of fuel and need no special parking
gallons left in the tank.” facilities.” - Lewis Mumford
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Husbands vs. Wives
“A Few Words” “No Words”
A couple drove down a country A man and his wife were having
road for several miles, not saying a some problems at home and were
word. An earlier discussion had led giving each other the silent
to an argument and neither of treatment. Suddenly, the man
them wanted to concede their realized that the next day, he would
position. As they passed a barnyard need his wife to wake him at 5:00
of mules, goats, and pigs, the AM for an early morning business
husband asked sarcastically, flight. Not wanting to be the first to
"Relatives of yours?" "Yep," the break the silence (and lose), he
wife replied, "in-laws." wrote on a piece of paper, "Please
wake me at 5:00 AM." He left it
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A husband read an article to The next morning the man woke
his wife about how many words up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM
women use a day compared to and he had missed his flight.
men: 30,000 to a man's 15,000. Furious, he was about to go and see
The wife replied, "The reason why his wife hadn't wakened him,
must be because we have to repeat when he noticed a piece of paper by
everything to men.” The husband the bed. The paper said, "It is 5:00
turned and asked, "What?" AM. Wake up."
Quotes on the subject...
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“The most effective way to “Love is blind but marriage is an
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“Only two things are necessary to
“God made man before woman to keep one's wife happy. One is to
give him time to think of an let her think she is having her own
answer for her first question.” way, and the other is to let her
have it.” - Lyndon B. Johnson
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who am i ?
Guess the famous person who is described below and you could win a
$50 Dining Gift Certificate and a cool Reader T-shirt! Send your answer
to email@example.com. Good luck!
One day, while at work in a coal mine, I happened to overhear two
miners talking about a great school for colored people somewhere in
Virginia, a school called Hampton. In the darkness of the mine I
noiselessly crept as close as I could to the two men who were talking. As
they went on describing the school it seemed to me that it must be the
greatest place on earth, and not even Heaven presented more attractions
for me at that time. After several more months in the coal mine and a
year and a half working in the home of the owner of the coal mine, I
started out for Hampton.
By walking, begging rides both in wagons and in the cars, in some
way I reached the city of Richmond, about eighty-two miles from
Hampton. When I reached Richmond, tired, hungry and dirty, it was late
in the night. I had never been in a large city and this rather added to my
misery. I was completely out of money and being unused to city ways, I
did not know where to go. I must have walked the streets till after
midnight. At last I became so exhausted that I could walk no longer. I
was tired, I was hungry, I was everything but discouraged.
I came upon a portion of a street where the board sidewalk was
considerably elevated. I waited for a few minutes, till I was sure no
passerby could see me, and then crept under the sidewalk and lay for
the night upon the ground, with my satchel of clothing for a pillow.
Nearly all night I could hear the tramp of feet over my head. Many
years after that the colored citizens of Richmond very kindly tendered a
reception at which there must have been two thousand people present.
This reception was held not far from the spot where I slept the first night
I spent in that city, and I must confess that my mind was more upon the
sidewalk that first gave me shelter than upon the reception, agreeable
and cordial as it was...Who am I?
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