NSP! March 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 PM
YS Arts Council’s Arts Space, 108 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Chris Farber: Urban Agriculture & Food System Design
Between food recalls and the economic crisis, more people are becoming aware of the importance of identifying the their food sources and growing it themselves. Antioch alum Chris Farber will talk about work on the cutting edge of redesigning a sustainable and fair food system, highlighting grassroots agricultural initiatives including victory gardens, urban permaculture, community kitchens, and farm to institution programs.

Wednesday, March 4, 2:00 PM
140 Glen Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Antiochian Values IG: Incorporating GARI and SOPP
Eva Erickson, coordinator of the Antiochian Values IG, will lead a discussion on incorporating policies designed to prevent racial discrimination and sexual offenses into the Nonstop community.

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 PM
YS Bryan Center Room A/B, 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Linda Butler: Yangtze Remembered: The River Beneath the Lake
Linda Butler has worked as an independent art-photographer for more than 25 years and is known for her explorations of other cultures. Her first book and traveling exhibition, Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy, emerged on the national scene in 1985. It was followed by Rural Japan: Radiance of the Ordinary in 1992, and Italy: in the Shadow of Time in 1998. Her book Yangtze Remembered: The River Beneath the Lake, was published by Stanford University Press in 2004.
Butler has had more than 45 one-person exhibitions in the United States, Canada and Japan. Her photographs have appeared in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, and the Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan. Linda was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, educated at Antioch College and the Universit y of Michigan. She is self-taught in photography, but took workshops with such masters as Ansel Adams.

Thursday, March 5, 1:00-4:00 PM
YS Senior Center, 227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Nonstop Kitchen Fun: Funky Fermented Foods
Dennie Eagleson, Antioch alum and Nonstop faculty, and others will demo preparation of homemade tempeh, sauerkraut, cheese, and wild sourdough bread. All are welcome!

Thursday, March 5, Saturday, March 7, Sunday, March 8
Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Husband/wife filmmakers Ed M. Koziarski, an Antioch College alum, and Junko Kajino, a Wright State University alum, return to Yellow Springs, where they met in 1997, to screen their feature directorial debut, The First Breath of Tengan Rei.

Kajino, a native of Nagano, Japan, moved to Yellow Springs in 1997 to enroll at Wright State and work on Ed Radtke’s film The Dream Catcher. She met Koziarski at the Antioch Area Theatre, on the set of his senior film A Fool’s Gambit. Kajino joined Koziarski in Chicago in 1998 and they were married in 2001. Together they have helped produce dozens of independent films, all the while battling to make their own feature film. They finally got their chance when Kajino was inspired by a tragic true story that she felt a special responsibility and opportunity to tell, as a Japanese woman living in the U.S.

In The First Breath of Tengan Rei, Japanese star Erika (of Kore-Eda’s renowned After Life) plays Rei, a young Okinawan woman who kidnaps Paris, the teenage son of a U.S. Marine convicted of raping her when she was a girl. While Rei holds Paris captive, the two are drawn together despite the scars of the past, as they prepare for a final confrontation with Paris’s father, Nelson.

Kajino and Koziarski filmed in Chicago and Okinawa with a Japanese and American cast and crew, overcoming language and cultural barriers and shooting through a typhoon in a former leper colony off the Okinawa coast.

Koziarski is active in alumni efforts to support the Nonstop Institute and reopen Antioch College. He is an organizer of the Chicago chapter of the Antioch College Alumni Association. “Antioch College informs The First Breath of Tengan Rei in two ways,” Koziarski says: “our belief in the responsibility of artists to help tell the stories of the otherwise voiceless; and our commitment to do it ourselves – to create our own path, and defy industry conventions by bringing provocative and challenging cinema to an audience we know is hungry for it.”

Wednesday, March 25, 10:30 AM
Nonstop Institute, 305 N. Walnut Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Beehive Collective: True Cost of Coal Graphic Arts Tour
A swarm is coming! The Beehive Design Collective, a political arts group based in eastern Maine, will “cross pollinate the grassroots” through an examination of mountaintop removal (MTR), a devastating form of coal mining that serves our insatiable demand for cheap power. Using their portable mural-in-progress, teeming with images of plants and animals from Appalachia, the most bio-diverse temperate forest on the planet, the Bees will share and seek stories about how MTR affects communities and ecosystems.
Saturday, March 28, 1:00-4:00 PM
610 Livermore Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Local & Sustainable Agriculture Workshop
A discussion of Masanobu Fukuoka’s book The One-Straw Revolution will be facilitated by Andrew Manieri, local permaculture practitioner and CSA farmer. ¬†Other topics include food foraging. Bring a local food to share. Individual workshop fee $30.

Massimo Petrozzi and David Nibert: Animal Rights: Human Rights
Saturday, March 28, 3:00 PM
Senior Center, 227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
David Nibert, Professor of Sociology at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, will offer an overview of his book Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation, and will focus on the harms caused by treating other animals as food. Massimo Petrozzi is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Johns Hopkins University and works on the history of animal experimentation. He recently received the Johns Hopkins University Dean’s Fellowship to design and teach the course Thinking and Living with Animals: Human-Animal Relationships in History. He collaborates with the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.