We celebrated one year of resistance with friends and neighbors at the MVCAN-Do Revue, our first anniversary fundraiser for MVCAN at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, on Saturday, November 11th, 2017.
To energize our community and lift our spirits, we hosted an evening of music, dance and storytelling, featuring talented local performers, including rock singer Matt Jaffe, poet Natalie Frederick, hip hop dancers from RoCo Dance, music director Reed Fromer with the Shady Ladies and the Can-Do Singers -- along with special performances by MVCAN team leads.
Update: If you missed our celebration, watch the video below.
This community celebration was produced and hosted by activist Fabrice Florin with a world class team of MVCAN volunteers, to honor community members who took political action this year. In collaboration with filmmaker Gary Yost, he created special video montages to tell the story of how MVCAN came together the day after the election, to resist the attacks against democracy by the Trump regime and right-wing extremists.
Their Year in Review video below showed many of the actions we took together: we marched for democracy, we defended civil and women's rights, we phone banked to flip elections, we protected the environment, we helped reverse Trumpcare, we created political art, and much more. Watch other videos of this event in our MVCAN Vimeo album.
Special thanks to the photographers who took pictures of our event (Martha Ture, George Osner, Suz Lipman, Tim Pozar and Jean Bolte) and to the videographers who captured the event on video (camera by David Donnenfield, Ed Ellsworth and George Eade, sound by Edwin De Shazo, produced and edited by Fabrice Florin). Some of their photos are included below -- and videos can be found on our Vimeo album. You can view more pictures of our anniversary in our photo album on Flickr and on Facebook.
We’re deeply grateful to our new Events team for spearheading this event. Team leads include Fabrice Florin, Danny Altman, June Cooperman, Mary Cosgrove, Suz Lipman, Carol Korenbrot, Marilyn Price and more. Many thanks as well to our friends at the Throckmorton, including Lucy Mercer, Tim Stone, Gaby Mercer-Slomoff and their crew. If you have any questions or comments for our team, or have good photos or videos to share, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Kudos to all 60 cast and crew members who generously donated their time and money to host this event -- and to all community members who took political action this year! In dark times like these, community action is more important than ever: it’s that choice to act together that defines us -- and gives us hope that we can build a better world. If you would like to participate in MVCAN , sign up here -- and/or donate to support our cause.
Join your neighbors to keep democracy alive!