Money raised from this Benefit will be donated directly to my friends on the ground, doing great work. I have personally witnessed how this group works while I was in Haiti after the EQ; they get it done. If you want to stand for the people and defend the sacred, your money will definitely be put to good use.
Catch the trolley from the village to the West Village and come by Duvin for a glass of wine or craft beer. We will open our doors at 5pm.
Urgent Supplies Needed for Local Nurse, Mom and Veteran that is traveling with Veterans for Standing Rock - https://www.facebook.com/VeteransStandForStandingRock/?pnref=story
Non-latex medical gloves (all sizes)
Liquid antacids (aluminum or magnesium based for pepper spray decon)
And a ton of good medical tape. Like take the biggest number you could imagine us needing and then add two more just in case.
We need baxter fluid
We need hypotermia blankets. Hundreds of them.
We need decon kits. Trauma bandages. Sanitation wipes
I would think that bandaging supplies (Kerlex, coban, 4x4's, multi-trauma dressings) and splinting supplies. Also, I know they were asking for Liquid Maalox (the antacid, it can be mixed 50/50 with water to help neutralize pepper spray and tear gas). I don't know how connected your friends are, but earlier, the Medic/Healing council was asking for suture kits.
Some non medical supplies they were asking for was wool socks and gloves, heavy weather clothing, small propane tanks and in-door heaters (I.e. Mr. Heaters & buddy heaters), packages of Beef Jerky
"These are the vets going to Standing Rock. It means so much more for Veterans to stand next to Americans and fight for our country than it does to go to foreign lands and fight for corporate interests. That is what I have heard from many of the vets. I am going because I cannot sit idly by as natives are once again mistreated and violated. As a veteran I have promised to serve my country. Although my contract was up many years ago, I still have the commitment. I love my country, I love the diversity, I want to protect it. I want to stand for those who are trying to protect our environment. It benefits us all. I feel strongly that we need to move to other energy sources and quit polluting our lands. I am a nurse. I know people are being injured as they stand peacefully in prayer. I feel a strong need to help them heal. I love that over 2100 veterans have stood up for this cause. I know servicemen and trust that we have each other's backs. I also think that number can finally bring the media attention to all. I am loved and appreciated as a veteran. When people hear I have served, they thank me. I am betting that many of those people will stand up and say "no more" once they see our beloved veterans standing on the line and taking abuse to give our indigenous a much needed respite.
I want to stand for those who are trying to protect our environment. It benefits us all. I feel strongly that we need to move to other energy sources and quit polluting our lands. I am a nurse. I know people are being injured as they stand peacefully in prayer. I feel a strong need to help them heal. I love that over 2100 veterans have stood up for this cause. I know servicemen and trust that we have each others backs. I also think that number can finally bring the media attention to all. I am loved and appreciated as a veteran. When people hear I have served, they thank me. I am betting that many of those people will stand up and say "no more" once they see our beloved veterans standing on the line and taking abuse to give our indigenous a much needed respite." - Dani Bennett
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Kippy Marks is proud to present an evening of live entertainment at the Gathering place of Duvin. Come Spend your friday evening enjoying the food, wine and entertainment. The Oakland Hills will come alive with the sounds and melodic melodies from violinist Kippy Marks and Izabella violina . Get ready Oakland, these two shows will open your heart and fill your spirit with LOVE!
Jeff Weinmann joins, Sara Herrera and Joshua Boronkay. Sara and Joshua are a married couple that play original songs and covers of music from all over the world. Their style is a smattering of latin jazz, blues, and folk music. Sara has a background in classical violin and Joshua in rock and blues guitar. Together they have studied jazz from Cuba, Brazil and the US. In a set from Joshua and Sara you can expect to hear traditional Jazz from around the world as well as original songs drawing from thier eclectic influences.
Come meet Celebrity Designer, Kithe Brewster for a VIP reception from 5-6, and a trunk show from 6-8. Tickets include wine and lite fare. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. VIP tickets - $75 and trunk show $40
During his 15-year celebrity styling career, Kithe Brewster often converted designer pieces — he once put Julianne Moore in a Prada skirt hiked up and worn as a dress — and he continued to work the multifunctional theme in his sixth season designing his own label. From draped dresses to tailored jackets, most pieces could be worn several ways, such as a dress that zipped apart into a cape or a boyfriend jacket flipped around and belted as a minidress. Brewster favored silks — faille, chiffon and brocade — but also dabbled in lambskin and lace, the latter two providing pops of blue and yellow amidst a mostly black and gold palette. Standouts included silk-gazar pieces, such as a sculptural blouse with a self-shawl shown over high-waist trousers, but some of the asymmetric wrap pieces seemed a bit too free-form, exposing a few backsides on the runway. Although the line is based and manufactured in New York, Brewster’s decision to show his fall collection in Los Angeles felt apropos given his relationship with Hollywood — and his flair for the dramatic.