We honor the artists in our community who work to change our minds, quicken our spirits and, ultimately, open our hearts to the sacred, shared experience of our humanity.
A True Celebration of Community
We hosted a gathering that spilled out into the street during the Brasilian drumming of Bloco Novo. The music began in the parking lot and, in true Carnaval style, led listeners as they proceeded to the stage. What followed was a stellar line up of musical talent: Saturday Session (a youth jazz group), Onye Onyemaechi (founder of Village Rhythms and African Master Drummer) and Barbara Friday (a New Orleans style blues singer). Throughout the evening, everyone also enjoyed open mic storytelling, a buffet dinner, drinks at the bar and an extensive silent auction that offered everything from fine art to zip-lining tours in the redwoods.
We’d like to thank the Arlene Francis Center for the use of their space, and all those who donated auction items, libations and services to help make this event such a success!
Restorative Resource Song by Maury Manseau
Poetry by Ernesto M. Garay
New restorative podcast series
The Metta Center for NonViolence invited Restorative Resources director Susan Kinder to talk about our program on their latest podcast. Listen below, as Susan points out how restorative justice is really about us "being human together."