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Metaphor Project History

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The Metaphor Project started in 1997 and launched its first website in 2000. Because of this long history, we now post only relatively recent history on this page. For more about The Metaphor Project's history and results, please see What People Say about The Metaphor ProjectSome Groups Served, as well as brand new items in the Announcements and Current Metaphor Project News sections on the home page. Links to our recent AV work are also available on the home page.


11.19.13: American Framing Workship, sponsored by the 350BayArea.org Divestment Group, Berkeley, CA.
9.15.13: Talk, 'American Framing for Progressive Issues,' Salem, Oregon, 4:00 p.m., 250 Liberty St., S.E., sponsored by the Marion County Democratic Club.

American Framing Workshop, for 350BayArea.org, 'How to talk about fracking and climate change,' Sierra Club Bay Chapter Office, Berkeley, CA, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

 Talk, 'Framing Climate Change Action for Mainstream America,' sponsored by OFA East Bay, IBEW Hall, Dublin, CA, 6:30 p.m.

6.30 - 7.03: Friends General Conference, Greeley, CO: 'Friendly Persuasion Today' Interest group, 7 p.m., 7.02.13

6.20 - 6.22: Netroots Nation '13, San Jose, CA. Find us in the Exhibit Hall at Booth 613!

5.19: Talk, 'Friendly Persuasion Today,' Santa Fe Friends Meeting, Santa Fe, NM,  6:30 p.m.

5.11: American Framing Workshop, sponsored by Friends Committee on Legislation of California, Berkeley, CA, details on request.

4.20: 'Speaking American' discussion at Bay Area Rootscamp, San Francisco, CA

4.09: Talk at Friends House, Santa Rosa, CA, 'Friendly Persuasion Today,' 7 p.m.

3.23-3.24: Emerge California, Fourth Training Session on Communication, Walnut Creek, CA: participant/observer, by invitation

3.18: Speaker, Season of Nonviolence, San Francisco State University (cancelled due to illness)

2.23.13: 2-5 p.m. American Framing Workshop for Fibershed.com; for information, contact us at: metaphorproject@earthlink.net.

2.02.13: Talk and Discussion, sponsored by The League of Women Voters, at (change of venue) their Berkeley, CA office, 2530 San Pablo Ave, Ste. F, 12-2. 

 Reading at Book Passage, Corte Madera, 7 p.m.

2012 News:

Workshops,Talks, Appearances, and Media Work in 2012:

12.20.12 Book Sale at The Contra Costa County Democratic Party Holiday Celebration

Speaker, San Mateo Peace Action Meeting

11. 04.12
 Speaker, East Bay Peace Action Annual Gathering

10.16.12, A Watch & Discuss re the Second Presidential Debate with Susan C. Strong at The Hillside Club, Berkeley, CA, 6 p.m.

10.17.12 Featured Guest, Writing Wednesdays Teleconference, Noon PST, with Dalya Massachi, Founder, Writing for Community Success
9.05.12, KVMR Interview on UnderNews, Nevada City, CA.

9.01.12, 1:00 p.m., American Framing Workshop, Redwood City, sponsored by the MoveOn Mid-Peninsula American Dream Council.

Book Talk 7:00 p.m., Mt. Diablo Peace Center, 55 Eckley Le., Walnut Creek (potluck at 6 p.m.)

American Framing Workshop 1:30 - 4:30, sponsored by Marin MoveOn Council, 789 Hamilton Pkwy, Novato

Book Talk, 10 - 11 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington

8.15.12, 'Friendly Persuasion Today,' sponsored by Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 6:45 - 8:15 p.m., Walker Creek Ranch, Marin County.

July 25: Speaker at the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club

July 7:   Speaker at Tom Atlee's Cooperative House, Eugene, OR

July 5:   Interviewed on Channel 29, Eugene, OR

June: A great deal happened in June! During the first two weeks of June,The Metaphor Project had a booth at the Netroots Nation 2012 conference in Providence, RI, and we were also at the 2012 Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington, D.C., where we made many important contacts and did a radio show too, for WNJC.(More details about our media work this summer are posted below.)

May: Speaker at the Lamorinda Democratic Club & Leader, American Framing Workshop for the Trivalley MoveOn Council

Spring 2012: We held two private book talks, two public ones at bookstores (Orinda Books & University Press Bookstore, Berkeley), and tabled at a number of regional MoveOn events, plus three showings of Heist: Who Stole the American Dream.