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Smalltown Open Door - Denise Quintana w/ 1,000 Cranes Workshop

  • Smalltown Society 22222 Redwood Road Castro Valley, CA, 94546 United States (map)

Come stop by "The Space" for our weekly Open Door.

January 18, 2018: 
Denise Quintana will teach people how to create origami cranes, while sharing her story as well as the history of the 1,000 Cranes Movement. 

Please aid our efforts to promote peace!  In this free workshop, we will teach participants to fold cranes using Origami techniques, which is the Japanese art of folding paper.  The Japanese crane was once revered by the Japanese, and has a rich history of meaning in Japanese culture that spans centuries.

In addition, the Origami crane has become an international symbol of peace over the last 70 years.  Because of this, we hope to create a beautiful display of cranes in The Space in order to promote peace within our communities.  Furthermore, those who would like to may choose to contribute some cranes to the nationwide effort called the Peace Crane Movement.  More explanation will be provided at the workshop, but basically, the goal of this movement is to collect 1000 paper cranes from every state of the U.S. to form a stunning display of cranes as part of a startlingly clear message to the White House:  that what we, the everyday American people want, is PEACE—both within this country and in our relations with other countries.  


What is Smalltown Open Door?

“Often doors of opportunity are opened, but few opt to walk through them.”  ― Jeffrey Fry

It's about People.
It's about community.

It’s about Collaboration.
It's about random strangers and random events that somehow always seem to connect with you.
It's about good stories, from good people, from all walks of life.
It's about fun and creativity, justice and meaning.
It's about the good things that bind us together.

Every Thursday night Smalltown Society opens the door to “THE SPACE”.

Occasionally there’s a film, a workshop, or planned discussions, more often there are unplanned connections and creations. An free and open workspace, a place to kick up your feet, a place to build a better narrative. 

Free Wi-Fi. Bring some food, drink, a project you’re working on, a book your reading, or a thought to share. 

Anyone is welcome. Come Join the Song…

 

Earlier Event: January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Later Event: January 20
Smalltown Open Studio