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Gwendolyn Alley’s Ventura College summer school 2012 writing students took a field trip to the Ventura River and Art City.

At the river, they learned about the Ventura River Parkway from Friends of the River and Sierra Club board member Jim Hines.

Then, because it was cold, loud, and windy at the river, we walked around the block to Art City where Paul and Russel et al made us feel at home. (Thanks!)

At Art City, Barbara Bain, an enrolled member of the Shasta tribe, discussed the issues of “blood quantum” and tribal lands with students. Students also checked out neighboring Patagonia headquarters and explored the grounds of Art City.

Thanks to an invitation from Paul Lindhard and support from Russel, students will return to Art City Tuesday July 31 at 6pm for an end of summer session celebration that will include a potluck, poetry, open mic, and music. Download the pdf here: ArtCity students

Thanks again to our guest speakers Barbara Bain of Santa Barbara and Jim Hines of Ventura for coming out and sharing their knowledge with us!

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