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SUNDAY, JULY 14 at 2:00 pm - Live in Sonoma - A Film

Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma
Tickets: $5 - $25 -
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Small is Beautiful: The Quest to Save the Valley of the Moon

Created by award-making local filmmaker, Carolyn M. Scott, this short film focuses on the efforts to preserve the publicly-owned natural resources of the 945-acre Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) in Glen Ellen. The screening is sponsored by Sonoma Valley Next 100, a local non-profit organization that has been actively engaged in efforts to preserve the SDC since 2018. The event is co-sponsored by Praxis Peace Institute.


The recent decision by Judge Bradford DeMeo has overturned the County’s Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report that would have allowed a developer to demolish countless historic buildings on the SDC land, and in their place build 1,000 houses, a commercial center, and a luxury hotel. The Judge’s decision has given new life to Sonoma Valley’s Next 100 proposal for the SDC, which is based on seven years of input from the local community. A panel moderated by David Bolling, Editor of The Sonoma Valley Sun, will follow the short documentary plus Audience Q&A.


This is an important community discussion and opportunity to get involved.  To paraphrase the filmmaker: “Why is public land, funded by taxpayers’ money, allowed to be privatized and commodified without public consent?”

  FRIDAY, JULY 19 at 4:00 pm on Zoom (Pacific)

Sunday, November 10, 2019
GEORGE LAKOFF, Cognitive Scientist, author

June 16 - 22, 2019 - Mondragón, SPAIN
Mondragón Seminar & Tour

Saturday, April 13, 2019
PETER GABEL, author and founder of New College of CA

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MICHAEL BRUNE, Executive Director of the Sierra Club

Sunday, January 27, 2019
GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN, Former Mayor of Richmond, CA and founder of the California Progressive Alliance

Sunday, December 2, 2018
H. BRUCE FRANKLIN, Cultural Historian and Author

Monday, October 22, 2018
GAR ALPEROVITZ, Historian and Political Economist

October 22, 2018
ELLEN BROWN, Attorney, Co-Founder of the Public Banking Institute, Author

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