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Promise of Paradise: Dream it Forward

If you’ve been listening to the Promise of Paradise series on KZYX for the past nine months, you will definitely want to attend this special program at the Grace Hudson Museum. This old-fashioned “happening” with a modern twist will serve as one of two culminating public events for the Promise of Paradise oral histories, reflecting on the themes, values and impact of the back to the land movement in Mendocino County and where we are headed together now.

Promise of Paradise hosts, Kate Magruder, Sarah Reith, and Laura Hamburg, along with advising scholar, Cal Winslow, will provide a cultural snapshot of the era and the movement. Kirsten Ellen Johnsen, a second-generation back-to-lander, will then facilitate a panel discussion featuring back-to-landers J. Holden, Sheilah Rogers, Wendy Jackson, and Tom Liden. And she will invite comments and perspectives from the audience.

The event is FREE.

Promise of Paradise has been made possible by support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of National Endowment for the Humanities (visit, along with the Arts Council of Mendocino County, the Judy Pruden Historical Preservation Fund of the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, KZYX, the Mendocino Institute, StoryCenter, and the Grace Hudson Museum.

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