Peace project / "Whispers of the Past" / Traditional Jazz

Peace project  A prominent peace activist is giving workshops in Sacramento this weekend. Today on Insight, Phil Steger, founder of Peace in the Precincts, tells you about his latest peace roots projects.

Phil Steger presents "If Not War, What? Nonviolent security for our nation" from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Sierra II Center, 2791 24th St., Sacramento; and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Fair Oaks Library, 11604 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Steger will also conduct an activist workshop, "Act for Peace in '07; Plan the Peace for '08," from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Arden Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento. A community discussion is also scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Elk Grove United Methodist Church, 8986, Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove.

"Whispers of the Past"  A new exhibit at 40 Acres celebrates Chinese contributions to California. You’ll meet one of the artists featured in "Whispers of the Past," as well as two speakers who are participating in a panel discussion Sunday, Feb. 11 about the Chinese in Sacramento and the Delta Region.

"Whispers of the Past" runs through March 24 at 40 Acres Art Gallery, corner of 35th Street and Broadway, Sacramento. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. A free reception is scheduled at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Art Gallery. A panel discussion featuring Flo Oy Wong, Jon Jang, Gang Situ, Dr. Judy Yung, Jerry Fat and Dr. Tim Fong is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 in the Guild Theater at 40 Acres. Information: (916) 456-5080.

Traditional Jazz  The Trad Jazz Youth Band Festival is this weekend. The Trinity Western University Dixieland Band from Canada, one of featured ensembles, performs live in our studio.

The Trad Jazz Youth Band Festival Showcase and Awards Concert is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 in Music Recital Hall at California State University, Sacramento.


Friday, February 9, 2007