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August 8th, 2018 by Cherry

So excited to attend 2018 Outpost at Camp Navarro that will be a weekend of workshops, panels and experiences that will blow my mind! I want to get back to me so when I was offered an invite I jumped at the chance to have the opportunity to get to nature and learn about life. For me this is going to be an adventure of ‘firsts’ starting with driving across California to Navarro! I’ve never driven more than three hours so am very excited that I’ll be in the new Nissan Kicks that will be good on gas, has all the tech bells and

whistles a plugged in person like me needs in a stylish crossover that will be fun to drive! Another first is going to be out in nature for more than one night am still trying to figure out what to bring since Outpost supplies gourmet meals, an open bar and accommodation but when your a curvy plus sized woman like myself finding athletic leisure wear that will be able to stand almost four days of activities in my size will be a challenge! I’ve decided to not wait til the last minute so am getting my ‘go bag’ ready with a few Lane Bryant purchases (comfy bra/new undies) as well as looking at a few lines that have clothing that is heavy duty but still comfortable.

Image result for camp navarroI’m not sure what 2018 Outpost (Sept 6-9) will bring but if it’s anything like what happened at 2017 Outpost it’s going to be legendary! Here‘s a vid from last year to get you curiosity and adventurous spirit yearning for the great outdoors. I’m excited to attend the private VIP dinner on Thursday night to meet fellow influencers and attendees to discuss what are on our ‘Bucket Outpost List’. I know I have my eye on the falconry, drone-flying class and sound bath (what IS that!). Watching last years video has me so excited to push past my ‘city’ chick limits and awaken my outdoor crunchy adventurous woman who just might howl at the moon one night. Outpost is the perfect introduction to the wild woman/man within with the 3 day outdoor experience as I explore a more active lifestyle and get to know myself a little better.Outpost Trade Retreat at Camp Navarro

Read about all that went down last year here.

 

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July 15th, 2013 by Cherry

The ACLU is having a special screening of the new film about the death of Oscar Grant in Oakland, CA right here in Los Angeles and I hope that everyone will attend and hear what the producer and civil rights attorney will say about this senseless murder.  I know that like many of you the trial of Mr. Zimmerman and his acquittal leaves a bitter taste in your mouth.  Well it does mine since I can’t speak for everyone I will say that the fact that Mr. Zimmerman is now free leaves me with such fury that I can’t express it without tears falling down my cheeks.  When will the open season of black males be ended?  Why is that someone else’s fear of a black man ‘justifies’ their killing them and not being punished.  I can’t imagine how the jury can look at what happened and not see that the choices Mr. Zimmerman made caused the death of a kid going to the store for Arizona Tea and Skittles.  I’m not sure how that made Trayvon Martin the ‘aggressor’ but in their minds I suppose all they saw was a scary black thug and not an innocent person walking home.

I hope that this film and the MANY deaths of innocent black males will finally start not a dialogue (I’m SICK of words) but a change in how people are prosecuted, that the ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws reversed across the United States and that we start prosecuting people EQUALLY under the law.

ACLU Screening of Fruitvale StationOn December 31, 2008, 22-year-old Oscar Grant was shot in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop in Oakland by BART officers. His death would shake the Bay Area- and the entire nation – to its very core. Writer and director Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, recounts Oscar’s final hours on that tragic day.

The ACLU of Southern California and Bet Tzedek invite you to a special screening of Fruitvale Station on Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Regal L.A. LIVE Theater in Downtown Los Angeles.

Ephraim Walker, the film’s producer and the civil rights attorney who represented the Grant family, will participate in a panel Q&A following the screening among other surprise guests.

Seating is limited. Admission is $12, and all tickets will be held at the door.

Purchase your tickets online or contact Vicki Fox at 213-977-5227 orvfox@aclu-sc.org.

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