GARY NULL LIVE WITH FREE FILM SCREENING
Gary Null, health and nutrition expert and activist, award winning talk radio host broadcasting from WBAI New York, documentary filmmaker and investigative reporter, author and film producer on alternative medicine and nutrition will speak, give away free DVDs and show his latest film, “War on Health: The FDA’s Cult of Tyranny” on Saturday July 14th,. At Woodstock Community Center, 55 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY at 7:30 PM. Gerald Celente, CEO of Trends Research Institute, will be joining the discussion.
The film explores the position of the FDA and its role in the current medical paradigm, the current health crisis, and looks at possibilities for a healthier, more holistic health system. Statistical evidence documents hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths from conventional medicine due to the lack of oversight by the FDA.
The FDA is currently trying to remove all of our important supplements, foods and herbs from the market and the public, claiming they are drugs, simply because they have healing effects, The FDA had begun a war on our health. The American medical system is broken. This film points the way to a new direction that has democracy and the rights of the people at its heart. (USA, 2012, 90 min., color, DVD)
Gary Null holds a Bachelor of Science degree as well as an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He received a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Union Institute & University.
“The dietary supplement industry is under seige by the FDA. Drug lobbyists do not want the American public to have access to low cost, totally safe supplements that compete with pharmaceuticals.” – from the film “War on Health: The FDA’s Cult of Tyranny”
“If the people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls who live under tyranny.”
This FREE admission event is sponsored by Birds of a Feather Media and Woodstock Museum. Organic refreshments available.
CONTACT: Nathan Koenig 845 246-0600
Woodstock Museum’s 12th Annual
Woodstock Museum’s 12th Annual FREE Film Festival will be held at the Museum site Sept. 2-5, Labor Day weekend at 13 Bach Rd., Saugerties, NY with movies from alternative filmmakers, music to dance by, outdoor light shows with Jim C., nighttime bocce and a fireside café with homemade sandwiches and desserts. Schedule, directions and more at www.woodstockmuseum.org
Friday Sept. 2
7PM Opening Ceremony Music with Paul McMahon, the rock ‘n roll therapist. Paul improvises songs based on your requests.
7:50PM Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island) A glimpse into life on the beach on an island 8 minutes from Mazatlan, Mexico. A travelogue for those who want to live healthy with an internet connection from mid-Nov. to mid-Apr. Affordable rates. Filmmakers Shelli Lipton & Nathan Koenig.
8PM The Adventures of Joe and Charlie More hilarious true stories about dealing pot and LSD back in the 1960s. Joe was busted and is presently challenging the court system using sovereign rights to defend himself as he has done before. Q & A with Joe Barton.
9:20PM Escape Velocity explores the connection between A.D.D. (Attention
9:45PM Sarangerel Speaks on Mongolian Shamanism. Sarangerel led workshops at Woodstock Museum and is author of Riding Windhorses and Chosen by the Spirits.
Saturday Sept. 3
7PM Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island) See Fri. 7:50PM for description.
7:15PM Ancient Prophecies, Future Visions Cultural prophecies of the Hopi, Aztec, Maya, Hindu, Tibetan and Iroquois peoples. Ram Das said: “This is the first time I experienced prophecy as a vehicle for growth.” Q & A with multimedia artist
8:30PM Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana Based on the 1925 Nation Magazine’s prize-winning poem by Eli Siegel, the film is a colorful and dramatic montage combining photographs, live-action and computerized special effects to show how a hot afternoon in Montana has something in common with all other things. Filmmaker has won an Emmy and many other awards. Ken Kimmelman.
9PM Paradiso A man in Derry, Ireland decides it’s time to challenge one of the monstrosities left by the war – fear. He reunites his former band, the Signetts, hoping to get Protestants and Catholics dancing together Director Alessandro Negrini. Winner of Best documentary and multiple awards.
10:15PM Hofmann’s Potion Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to "tune in, turn on and drop out," scientists were hailing LSD as a powerful tool to treat alcoholism, drug addiction and schizophrenia. This film tells the fascinating story of LSD, beginning with its discovery in 1943. Directed by Connie Littlefield.
Sunday Sept. 4
7PM Woodstock Peace The Woodstock community gathers on its village green to celebrate a hand-crafted monument engraved in many languages with "May Peace Prevail on Earth." Filmmakers Nathan Koenig & Shelli Lipton.
7:15PM Blossoms of Fire celebrates the lives of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Oaxaca, Mexico, whose strong work ethic and fierce independent streak have resulted in powerful women, progressive politics and unusual tolerance of alternative gender roles. Maureen Gosling.
8:30PM Brushstrokes The age old problem of dealing with others. Animation illustrates, through humor and abstraction, the irrationality of prejudice, demonstrating that differences can be merged into peace. Ken Kimmelman
8:40PM Papalotzin Filmmaker and pilot, in an ultra light glider painted like a monarch butterfly, follow the migration of monarchs on the 2,500 mile journey from Canada to Mexico. It’s a poetic, environmental metaphor affecting three nations and all living beings. Director Gregory Allen.
10:20PM Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island) A glimpse into life on the beach on an island 8 minutes from Mazatlan, Mexico. A travelogue for those who want to live healthy with an internet connection from mid-Nov. to mid-Apr. Affordable rates. Filmmakers Shelli Lipton & Nathan Koenig.
10:45PM Clowns on the Left Animated dreams where clowns are everyone everywhere. Catchy mantra catches audience to chime in. Mick Cusimano.
10:50PM When Kiran Met Karen A beautiful actress uses an influential man in her rise to stardom. She then becomes romantically involved with a woman. Award winning film. Manon Singh Katohora.
Monday Sept. 5
2PM Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island) ) See Fri. 7:50PM for description.
2:10PM Tao of the Traveler The Seven Keys of Enlightenment. When knowledge as old as time enters her hands, the journey she never intended begins, a vision quest through New Zealand, Australia and India. Director Robin Ramsay.
3:25PM Brothers in Arms Boxhead and Roundhead are a pair of animated innocents living in world of monsters, bad weather, hostile natives, war and just about everything else that makes life hard to enjoy. Elliot Cowan.
3:30PM The Garth Method Unemployed actor Garth Petridis was imprisoned for one of the most unusual crimes in Australian history. Desperate for success, he kidnapped members of the public and forced them to perform in a bizarre comedy. Gregory Pakis.
5PM VW Burnout Hippie John’s VW bus catches fire on the way to a festival. The nostalgic remains are sadly examined with special emphasis of The Grateful Dead. So why are we laughing? Nathan Koenig & John Sekoch.
5:10PM Storm Over Asia premieres with new commentary by Sarangerel, this historic film of Mongolian life and its challenges in the early 20th century. Potomok Chingiskhana.
7:30PM Human Park Filmmaker Mick Cusimano animates dinosaurs and more familiar animals from our kingdom from a reverse viewpoint. The human species becomes zoo exhibits.
7:35PM XX, X1/2 & ? Transvestites, couples, families & employers. Each character has heart & soul. It’s a story of love, compassion & understanding. Filmmaker Jai Young Choi challenges preconceived views about gender.
8:15PM Time After Time A jubilant interpretation of the human spirit, a symphony of images, music and poetry though time and cultures by Mareid Sullivan. An artistic film that captures the beauty of nature in a lyrical way.
For more info: Shelli Lipton, 845 246-9995 or shelli@WoodstockMuseum.org
8PM Betty McDonald tribute.
8:10 Spirit of the Trees: Circle of Life (Central U.S. tribes) Narrated by the late actor/musician Floyd Red Crow Westerman, this remarkable journey with Native People gives insight into the traditions of their spiritual practices, foods and medicines, art and music, shelter and land management.
8:40 The Devil An old peasant woman is at death’s door. Refusing to assist her, her son decides to put her in the care of Donna Cesira for a fixed payment. Donna Cesira believes she has struck a good deal, but the days pass and the old woman won’t die… Directed by Andrea Lodovichetti. (Italian w/subtitles.)
8:55 Woodstock Soap Opera: Family Values Highlights from hilarious works of the late Bettye Cheyne aka Dr. Ruthless. Features ”Beluschiesque” improvisations by artist Isaac Abrams. Q&A’s with actors.
10:10: Emergency Broadcast. We’ve all heard and seen when television interrupts a program to test an emergency broadcast signal. Filmmaker Jordan Sloane expands the possibilities.
10:20: Love is the Reason: Remarkable stories of extraordinary courage and grace told by people facing end of life struggles. Produced by Joy Hopkins-Hausman. Q&A’s w/filmmaker Tobe Carey.
11:00 Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island) A glimpse into life on the beach on an island 8 minutes from Mazatlan, Mexico. A travelogue for those who want to live cheaply and healthy with an internet connection from mid-Nov. to mid-Apr. $400/month & weekly rates. Filmmakers Shelli Lipton & Nathan Koenig.
11:10 Deep Water: Building the Catskill Water System The true story of the Ashokan Reservoir, the Schoharie Reservoir and the Ten Lost Towns. By Tobe Carey, Robbie Dupree & Artie Traum.
2:00 Liminal Through the act of writing, a poet conjures the memory of a former lover. He experiences intense disorientation at the border of sleep and waking. He cannot retain the image of her and finally loses her to forces beyond his control. Peter Valente.
2:06 Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island) A glimpse into life on the beach on an island 8 minsutes from Mazatlan, Mexico. A travelogue for those who want to live cheaply and healthy with an internet connection from mid-Nov. to mid-Apr. $400 per month & weekly rates. Filmmakers Shelli Lipton & Nathan Koenig.
2:15 Lands of Our Ancestors Seneca Indians of the Iroquois Confederacy in upstate New York are uprooted and relocated to make way for progress, profoundly effecting the original inhabitants. Produced by the Seneca Nation of Indians.
3:00 Teen Awareness Alchohol Program Teens tend to learn from peers. These reenactments and real life situations can change or prevent alcohol abuse. Q&A’s with the teenage actors and survivors.
3:40 The Fantastical World of ScriptwritingA perceptive, engaging neon animation film on how to write a script. Workshop Sun. 2PM with Australian filmmaker Jack Feldstein. Back by popular demand!
4:15 Linux Workshop Live presentation with Sean Dague. Super-fast, intuitive, open source operating system that powers desktops, servers, netbooks and laptops. Free software.
5:15 The Hemp Solution explores the plant’s fascinating history, thousands of uses and the economic and cultural forces behind its prohibition and its modern potential to solve major environmental problems. Conscious Light Productions. U.S.premiere. Q&A’s with the Australian filmmaker Sol Ramana-Clarke. Music by Shanti.
7:05 Drumming Men A drum circle group forms and goes through its cycle of male bonding and community. Q&A’s with filmmaker & drummers.
8:05 Diamond Dance Company explores "uncharted waters" of music and dance with an eclectic palette that has something for everyone in its range of modern dance explorations. Choreography by Linda Diamond. Music by Tom DeSisto and Bar Scott.
8:50 In the Name of Democracy: America’s Conscience, a Soldier’s Sacrifice After studying the dysfunctional issues of the Iraq war, Lt. Ehren Watada choses dessent, honor and patriotism. Eli Wallach narrates. Award-winning filmmaker Nina Rosenblum.
10:00 We Love You Journey to the Rainbow Gathering in Wyoming, a mystical city of peace and love tempered with federal harrassment co-created once a year. Q&A’s with filmmaker Jonathan Kalafer.
11:00 The Psychedelic Kids or the Adventures of Joe and Charlie, (44 min) a true story about marijuana dealing as told by Joe Barton. (Q&As with Joe?)
12AM Burning in the Sun 26-year-old charmer Daniel Dembele, looking to make his mark on the world, is equal parts West African and European. He starts a local business in Mali, Africa building and selling solar panels to rural customers, 99% of whom live without power.
2pm Iroquois Story telling for the all ages with very special guest, Mohawk elder Katherine Olan Ionataiewas.
2:40 Walking the Same Land A group of young, Australian aborigines visit a traditional Mohawk Community. Walking a more traditional path helps them survive the modern world. Q&As w/ Mohawk elder Katherine Olan Ionataiewas.
3:40 Scriptwriting Workshop with Jack Feldstein Back by popular demand, Jack is a master at stimulating creative ideas and overcoming writers block.
4:40 Indian Point - Nowhere to Run A provocative film outlining the compelling reasons to shut down and decommision the Indian Point Nuclear power plants which operate within 35 miles of New York City. A film by Tobe Carey.
5:05 For the Next 7 Generations documents the journey of 13 indigenous Grandmothers who form an alliance at the Menla Center near Woodstock and then travel around the world to promote peace and share their indigenous ways of healing. Q&A’s with filmmaker Carole Hart.
6:45 Meeskeit is Yiddish for “beyond ugly”. This is a story of 2 meeskeit’s and the beautiful relationship they never had. Q&As with filmmaker Ira Needleman.
7:10 Fragile Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them…rarely, if ever, do they forgive them…” -Oscar Wilde. A film by Andrea Lodovichetti (Italian w/subtitles)
7:20 Under My Garden Marco, a 10-year old boy with a passion for insects is convinced that his neighbor has killed his wife and has buried her under his garden. He investigates and confides in his little friend Sara. (Italian w/subtitles) Q&As with director Andrea Lodovichetti.
8:00 Teo’s Journey A Mexican boy and his estranged father, recently released from jail and reunited with his son, attempt to cross the U.S. border. When banditos attack, they become separated and the young child journeys on. (Spanish with English subtitles.)
9:40 Woman’s Prison After a young girl’s dad kills her mom and her evangelist uncle commits pedaphelia, she takes revenge and lands in jail where she finds community but not without a price. . Q&As w/Katie Madonna?
11:40 Milestone When a woman is gifted a male prostitute her inner self is released. A short comedy with a big bang. (Q&As??)
11:15 True Light Beaver Film: After the Revolution Woodstock Hippie trips with cameos by Abbie and Anita Hoffman, Paul Krassner. Contains nudity. Tobe Carey.
11:35 Stanley’s House (50 min) Pulitzer Prize winning poet and U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz, his boyhood home and also filmmaker Tobe Carey’s boyhood home. Readings by Kunitz 3 days before he died at age 100.
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8 PM Opening Ceremony Rainbow Weaver, Mohawk Turtle Clan is a traditional Iroquois from the land of "the Peacemaker." No one is left out. Everyone's in the circle.
8:40 Peace Village Decompress your anxiety and stress. Learn how a sanctuary can be a place of calmness and tranquility, where a meditative lifestyle and community activities awaken the inner self.
9 PM Clearwater Nation. Pete Seeger explains Clearwater's next generation legacy project with a master action plan for Hudson River communities. Q & A's w/ filmmaker Pamela Timmins.
9:45 The Patch Adams Story Revolutionary medical doctor, who believes in the healing power of love and attention, founded the Gesundheit Institute. He inspired the film "Patch Adams" starring Robin Williams. Q & A's w/ filmmaker David Lionel.
11:05 Recycle & Reuse for a Greener Apple First in a series of shorts interspersed throughout the festival to remind us that the greatest change we can make for a sustainable future is to become more "green". Q & A's w/Pamela French, Sun. 8:50 PM.
11:15 A Return Home A Navajo woman returns home after years of living away from her culture, community and identity. With her art and patience she learns to bridge the gap.
11:50 Hamptons International Art Fair for a Greener Apple
SAT. SEPT. 5
2 PM The Art of Being follows an Australian family's journey in search of the teachings of indigenous peoples and spiritual masters of the world, revealing answers to the universal questions of life.
2:10 I Covered My Eyes A visual essay reconsidering television newscasts witnessed as a child with an eye toward understanding their effect on the filmmaker's personal and political identity in an increasingly vulnerable world.
2:45 A New Times Square for a Greener Apple
2:50 Woodstock Peace Pole invokes the vision of Peace on Earth from the Woodstock village green with a beautifully crafted monument, engraved with "May Peace Prevail on Earth." in many languages. Q & A's w/filmmakers Shelli Lipton & Nathan Koenig)
2:55 Brothers in Arms Boxhead and Roundhead are a pair of animated innocents living in world of monsters, bad weather, hostile natives, war and just about everything else that makes life hard to enjoy. Q & A's w/filmmaker Elliot Cowan.
3:10 Rooted in Peace Will religious dogma ultimately control the species and bring destruction to the planet or will humankind shift its consciousness toward the desire to live in a world with love and compassion?
3:25 Green School Alliance is Greening Up the Apple
3:30 L'Entarteur A skillful activist Pie Man calculates every move to throw a cream pie in his victim's face, including Bill Gates. Q & A's w/ filmmaker Tim Nicholas.
3:40 Corner Delancy A heart-felt story about a father-son relationship from childhood to Alzeimers. Q & A's w/filmmaker Neil Ira Needleman and artist Herb Rugoff.
4:05 Better Late Than Never A boomer returns to Woodstock with his original '69 festival tickets, a lost soul in search of the Spirit of Woodstock. Q & A's with Mark Malevani and Tom Desisto.
4:30 Chasing God Why do human beings believe in a higher power? Looks at the relevancy of God, the most controversial yet elusive figure in history, subject of hot debate, disagreement, and wars.
5:30 Beatniks Rooster Tales presents a very hip animation on Beatniks, Squares and becoming a big success. Q & A's w/filmmaker Mick Cusimano.
5:50 Life Like Liquid Exploring the creative realms of surfing and sound in harmony. Intuition, chance and circumstance improvised on the beautiful, coast of Australia.
The Fantastical World of Scriptwriting A perceptive, engaging
film on how to write a script by an Australian filmmaker. Q & A's with Jack Feldstein. Live workshop Sun. 2PM.
7 PM Hey 3D Animated Sci-Fi Fantasy adventure of a little girl with a special pet friend, a huge toad. Israeli music video for the song 'Hey' by Eatliz band.
7:05 Who Are You? Takes a brief look into one man's life as he attempts suicide, but is then graced with an encounter with a heavenly feminine form of the ArchAngel Gabrielle.
7:20 Bonsai "Living in Fear, it's not Living" Mother and child are confronted with an ill-tempered husband/father. Charged with angst.
7:40 Earth Day NYC for a Greener Apple
8 PM Diamond Dance Live modern dance performance with innovative, multicultural, works from enchanted forest to protest: Guernica and Elegia/Protesta to Baez Ballade, a tribute to Joan Baez.
9 PM Twin Lenses Story of twins Kathryn Abbe & Frances McLaughlin-Gill, pioneer fashion photographers, whose images graced the pages of Vogue & Harper's Bazaar; masterpieces of their genre.
9:40 When Kiran Met Karen A beautiful actress uses an influential man in her rise to stardom. She then becomes romantically involved with a woman. Award winning film.
Lands of Our Ancestors Seneca Indians of the Iroquois Confederacy in
upstate New York are uprooted and relocated to make way for progress, profoundly
effecting the original inhabitants.
2 PM Scriptwriting Workshop A live presentation by a most entertaining & effective teacher from Australia, Jack Feldstein, who made the film The Fantastical World of Scriptwriting.
3:05 Highline for a Greener Apple
3:15 Frontiers of Dreams and Fears A group of Palestinian children confront the daily reality of growing up in refugee camps. Their hopes, fears and growing activism reflect a new generation of Palestinians living in exile. Q & A's with Jane Tobey.
4:25 Brushstrokes The age old problem of dealing with others. Animation illustrates, through humor and abstraction, the irrationality of prejudice, demonstrating that differences can be merged into peace. Q & A's w/ filmmaker Ken Kimmelman.
Tao of the Traveler The Seven Keys of Enlightenment. When knowledge
as old as time enters her hands, the journey she never intended begins, a vision
quest through New Zealand, Australia and India.
5:55 Ski for a Greener Apple
6 PM Woodstock Downunder explores Nimbin, Australia, Woodstock's sister city, an alternative world of free spirits and sustainability in a community that lives the dream down under. Q&As w/ ambassador/filmmakers Nathan Koenig & Shelli Lipton
7:50 Surf for a Greener Apple Meet the filmmaker Pamela French for Q & A's.
8:10 Spiritual Warriors Time-traveling, hair-raising, action adventure around the globe and deep into the soul. Religions divide. Spirituality unites. Do we want to look or keep our heads in the sand? Q & A's w/ filmmaker/actor Jsu Garcia.
10:05 Kuikuro: The Smell of Pequi Fruit Indigenous Amazonian filmmakers re-enact a tale of dangers and pleasures, of sex and betrayal, where men and women, hummingbirds and alligators share their world.
Thursday August 20th 2009
Thursday (For Knowledge)
ACTING IN THE AVANT - GARDE
CREATING IN COMMUNITY
How the communal theatre experience of the 60's fostered a sensitivity towards social, political and community awareness, from experimental, Off-Off Broadway, Cafe Theater, touring throughout Europe with new American plays to the Lower East Side Community Garden Movement. Presented by Mari-Claire Charba, Obie Award winning actress, painter, mixed-media Artist, founding member of the internationally acclaimed La Mama Troupe and Creator of the annual Lower East Side Community Garden "Dream Event." A Mixed - Media "Wonder Cabinet" of film, slides and readings.
Woodstock Museum is honored to host the fascinating Sally Roesch
Wagner, Ph.D. for a lecture and a book signing April 12 at 2pm.
Please share in on this event as we enter an exciting season.
History becomes as fresh as today¹s headlines when veteran women¹s studies professor Sally Roesch Wagner takes the stage or podium. The struggle of social activists to create a just and free society resonates anew, enlightening and inspiring audiences of all ages to carry on the work.
Drawing on her 30-plus-year career as scholar and performer, Dr. Wagner presents a spellbinding new way of looking at history, engaging audiences from kindergarten to senior citizens, in venues ranging from college campuses to state legislatures.
Through years of impeccable research and a dazzling stage presence, Dr. Wagner brings her characters to life with ³as close an approximation as years of study can make possible,² according to the former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
³Sisters in Spirit: the Haudenosaunee influence on early American feminists² On the cutting edge of feminist scholarship, Sally Roesch Wagner describes how women of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy inspired the revolutionary vision of early feminists by providing a model of empowered women. At a time when Euro-American women had few rights, Haudenosaunee women possessed decisive political voice, control of their bodies and property, custody of the children they bore, satisfying work and a society virtually free of rape and domestic violence. The thinking of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage became transformed through their involvement with their indigenous neighbors in upstate New York. Wagner's presentation-based upon her book, Sisters in Spirit: The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists-keynoted the 1998 National Women's Studies Association annual convention.
Please pass this on. We need record attendance to get a future
Humanity grant. Thank you.
For more, see on Sally, see http://www.nyhistory.com/sallyroeschwagner
Sat. July 2, 11 AM on, paint & swim.
Artists willing to paint a 60s spirited theme
on the exterior of a bus that will become
an exhibit. Call Woodstock Museum (845)
246-0600. A preliminary sketch is required.
Sun. July 3, 11 AM on, paint & swim.
Artists willing to paint a 60s spirited theme
on the exterior of a bus that will become
an exhibit. Call Woodstock Museum (845)
246-0600. A preliminary sketch is required.
Beginners welcome. Swim and
exercise in a non-toxic pool cleaned with
hydrogen peroxide and solar collectors.
Refreshments. $12. Woodstock Museum
Documentary on the '69 Woodstock Festival,
the town of Woodstock and the Woodstock notion
as seen through the media. Sugg. $5.donation
Woodstock Museum, 845-246-0600
dinner. $20. Woodstock Museum,
Woodstock Museum. "The Oracle,
Summer of Love", a documentary of that period.
music. Underwater speakers. Fundraiser
for the Woodstock Museum. $10.donation.
Sat. July 16, 8PM
"In the Moment" A performance
music with Gus Mancini and poet, Patricia Martin.
$10. Woodstock Museum
Dear Friends and Friends
For Immediate Release Contact: Shelli Lipton 845 246.0600
Woodstock, NY Winona LaDuke 612 879.7529
Winona LaDuke will speak at Woodstock Museum
Winona LaDuke speaks to raise funds for Wind Turbines on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Honor the Earth's Energy Justice Initiative to support alternative energy-and especially, wind power-in Native America. "Native people have borne the brunt of America's past energy policy, from uranium mining in the southwest to massive hydro-electric projects in the sub-arctic. It is time for energy justice, and it is time for a new energy policy," states two-time Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate LaDuke, who serves as Honor the Earth's Program Director.
People attending the benefit may also benefit from swimming in a non-toxic pool cleaned with hydrogen peroxide which oxygenates the body. Bring your towels. It's a chance to see our PV (photovoltaic) system in action. Solar hot water is also designed to bring self-sufficiency as well as sustainable living. With today's blackouts and energy crisis, this clean, safe technology must be considered. "We will explain how Governor Pataki is helping make New York number one in solar with rebates and low cost loans. One of the Woodstock Museum's greatest mission is to educate people in this area", says Shelli Lipton, Director of the Museum.
Picnic on the museum lawn. Pack it in and pack it out. Movies brought by Winona will be shown in the Woodstock Museum multimedia theater with surround-a-sound and bare feet. We have sandals for those of you who are clueless to shoeless.
Winona LaDuke, is an Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band of Anishinaabeg and is the mother of three children. Winona is the Program Director of Honor the Earth and Founding Director of White Earth Land Recovery Project. Leading Honor the Earth, she provides vision and leadership for the organization's Regranting Program and its Strategic Initiatives. In addition, she has worked for two decades on the land issues of the White Earth Reservation, including litigation, over land rights in the 1980's. In 1989, she received the Reebok Human Rights Award with which she began the White Earth Land Recovery Project. In 1994, Winona was nominated by Time Magazine as one of America's fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age, and has also been awarded the Thomas Merton Award in 1996, the Ann Bancroft Award, MS Woman of the Year Award (with the Indigo Girls in 1997), the Global Green Award, and numerous other honors. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, she has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. Her books include: Last Standing Woman (fiction), All Our Relations (non-fiction), In the Sugarbush (Children's), and just out, The Winona LaDuke Reader.
With the net proceeds from this event, the Energy Justice Initiative will provide capital and technical support for wind projects on Great Plains reservations while continuing the fight against culturally and ecologically destructive energy projects. Today, presently installed U.S. electrical capacity is at 600 gigawatts of power. The wind potential of 23 Native nations in the Great Plains alone is about 300 gigawatts. "Our communities could power this country with wind. Financing wind energy in the economically poorest communities in the country is Energy Justice," explains LaDuke. Check her website: www.honorearth.org
Directions to Woodstock Museum from Woodstock: Take West Saugerties Rd. to the end (5 miles). At the stop sign make a right. And then another right on Bach Rd. opposite Andrew's Sugar Shack. Go in about 60 ft. and make the left at the Woodstock Museum sign. Directions from other areas: www.WoodstockMuseum.org/directions.html
WANTED: ASHTRAY PHOTOGRAPHS
with cigarettes burning or cigarette butts for
movie on anti-tobacco.
Call Shelli @ 845 - 246-0600
or send photos by June 15, 2003
This movie was filmed but we would like
to know if you want to do this also?
Solar Vacation/Workshop July
"The sun is our greatest renewable natural resource,
says Shelli Lipton, director of the Woodstock Museum.
Over the 4th of July weekend, the museum will teach
environmentally committed homeowners, builders,
retirees on fixed income, RV travelers, pool owners,
homesteaders, and other socially conscious people how
to harness solar power. This workshop is a great way
to spend a holiday weekend in the famous tourist town
of Woodstock, New York.
The pre-weekend solar blitz begins on Thursday, July
4th for out of towners who want to tour Woodstock, set
up camping and enjoy swimming at the museums pool
(treated with hydrogen peroxide and ionizers, not
chlorine). The official program starts Friday, July
5th at 7:30 P.M with a free film and slide show in the
museums air-conditioned amphitheatre, featuring Dr.
Komps annual teaching excursions to Nicaragua where
he teaches at the University and supplies villages
with solar electric power.
On Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th from 9-5, the
museum will host a hands-on solar technology workshop.
The first day covers solar hot water applications,
from repair and recycling old solar panels to
demonstrating the museums hot water system. The
second day is all about solar electricity. There will
be a tour and demonstration of the museums
state-of-the-art 2.5 Kilowatt photovoltaic
installation, built with the additional incentive of a
state mandated rebate program. Participants will
actually construct small panels capable of powering a
boom box or charging batteries. For a nominal
materials fee, you can go home with
the unit you make.
Our guide is the very knowledgeable Richard J. Komp,
Ph.D, returning for the third year. He teaches energy
conservation, non-polluting, renewable, energy sources
and environmentally friendly building practices. He
is author of Practical Photovoltaics (aatec
Publishers, Ann Arbor, MI) and publisher of a
quarterly newsletter, The Maine Sun . This seminar
will acquaint you with the many uses and advantages of
solar hot water and electrical applications.
Reservations are required. We accept VISA/MC/DISCOVER
credit cards, checks, money orders and cash.
Reservations are required. The cost for the two day
workshop is $100 per day and includes lunch. Price of
$300 includes all workshops, camping (including July
4th), continental breakfast, lunch and dinner for July
5-7th. $50 additional for spouse and each child. We
encourage families. We accommodate vegans, vegetarians
and meat and potato lovers. Camping includes parking
for RV's or pitching tents on site. We have an outdoor
hot/cold shower. If it rains, we also work outdoors
under the covered first floor of the museum building.
We can pick up people locally in Woodstock,
Saugerties or Kingston. This works well for people
traveling by bus. Well provide information on local
motels and Inns upon request.
This isnt something new. Even in the 70s, the
Carter administration put the solar panels on the roof
of the White House, says Lipton. Now its like
starting all over again, but its not too late. Solar
power works, says Nathan Koenig, co-founder of the
museum with Lipton, and New York is one State that
offers good incentives for installing solar power at
your home or business.
For information or to register, call (845) 246-0600,
-9995. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit our
website at http://www.woodstock-museum.org
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