Rivera Sun at a workshop and reading on the Dandelion Insurrection and nonviolent action.

Rivera Sun at a workshop and reading on the Dandelion Insurrection and nonviolent action.

Author/Activist Rivera Sun visits Gainesville, Florida on Feb 3rd, 2015, speaking about “Love In Action For the Times We’re In” at the Civic Media Center at 7pm. Suggested donation $3-5. Cosponsored by the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding and RealLifeScripts.

Join Rivera Sun as she shares inspiring stories of nonviolence in action and reads from her powerful novel on nonviolence, The Dandelion Insurrection. Rivera Sun will also speak about love in action – a phrase used by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Buddhist monk and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh, to describe what happens when “the heart bursts open and springs into action!” Bringing you hope and courage for these times, Rivera Sun relates the personal journey of becoming love in action and describes the growing Movement of Movements that is sweeping across the nation and into our lives!

This is not your ordinary author tour. After visiting six cities in Florida, Sun will be visiting 40+ cities and towns nationwide, speaking, reading from her novels, and teaching workshops on the strategies of nonviolent action behind The Dandelion Insurrection’s story of change. Rivera Sun will be speaking on building a culture of active nonviolence, the Movement of Movements, and how to get involved with a nationwide group she works with, Campaign Nonviolence. In her lively, invigorating speaking events, Ms. Sun connects the dots between the issues we face, relates stories from historic nonviolent struggles, covers groundbreaking new understandings of nonviolent struggles, and brings a pertinent and timely message to youth, elders, students, and ordinary, extraordinary people everywhere!

Learn more about Rivera Sun’s “Seeds of Change” Tour here. 

DandelionFrontCov200wRivera Sun is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars, the cohost of Occupy Radio, and the cofounder of the Love-In-Action Network. She is also the social media coordinator for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Sun participated in the James Lawson Institute 2014 and her essays on social justice movements appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. www.riverasun.com

Spring 2015 Seeds of Change Tour Dates and Locations 

Florida Tour Jan 29-Feb 7th, 2015
St. Petersburg, FL Jan 29th USF
Tampa, FL Jan 30th 7-9pm Reading Sacred Grounds; Jan 31st 1-5pm Sacred Grounds “Creative Nonviolence Workshop”
Sarasota, FL Feb 1-2nd Sarasota Peace and Justice Education Center, Season of Nonviolence
Gainesville, FL Feb 3rd Civic Media Center, sponsored by River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding & RealLifeScripts
Orlando, FL Feb 4-5th Feb 4th, 7-9pm “Seeds of Change” Workshop at the Callahan Center; Feb 5th TBA
Coconut Creek, FL Feb 6th (times/locations TBA)
Coral Springs, FL Feb 7th, participating in the Silent Peace Walk
Miami, FL Feb 7th (times/locations TBA)

West Coast Tour March-April 2015

San Diego, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Petaluma, CA March 22-24th
Ukiah, CA March 26-28th
Mendocino, CA March 29th
Chico, CA
 March 30th or April 1st
Mt. Shasta, CA
Eugene, OR
Leavenworth, WA
Seattle, WA
Portland, OR April 18th

Rocky Mountain Tour Late-April 2015
Boise, ID April 21st
Cheyenne, WY
Boulder, CO
Denver, CO
Crestone, CO
Taos, NM
 Jan 24th, Spring date TBA
Santa Fe, NM
Madrid, NM

East Coast Tour May-June 2015

Austin, TX 
May 9th
Houston, TX 
May 10th & 11th
Fayetteville, AR
Washington, DC
Woodstock, NY
Westchester, NY
New York, NY
Concord, MA
Fryeberg, Maine

Great Lakes Region
Chicago, IL
Madison, WI
Penokee Hills, WI (tentative)
Newaygo, MI (tentative)
Storm Lake, IA (tentative)