Listening for a Change &
The Survivor Project in the Press

History Museum of Sonoma County
Art & Storytelling art walk

2015, May 2 – June8

press_2014_0113_enPress Democrat
“Cloverdale Kiosk offers a view into other’s lives”

January, 2014

press_2013_0614_pdPress Democrat
“Sonoma TEDx asks, ‘More?'”



Winter, 2012

press_2012_srSanta Rosa Magazine


press_2010_srSanta Rosa Magazine
“Listening for a Change Sunset Soiree”


ad_2010_srSanta Rosa Magazine
Featured Non-profit


event_2009_10_srsymphony_jewishcomposers-1Santa Rosa Symphony Presents
“Music at the Edge of Life”

April, 2010

event_2009_10_srsymphony_diadelosmuertosSanta Rosa Symphony Presents
“Una Celebracion del Dia de los Muertos”

October, 2009

Santa Rosa Symphony Presents
Festival of Remembrance

2009, October 31

We Listen Report

Press Democrat
January 25, 2009

We Listen Report Sunday insert


Press Democrat
“Listening for a Change”

November 9, 2008

Photo, article and interview clips on the Community Listening Project, featuring Elee Tsai and Jim Foster

press_2008_srSanta Rosa magazine
“Up and Comer/Family Tradition”

Summer, 2008

Photo and article on LFC Board Member Jessica Flores, attorney and head of Family Law Facilitator/ Self-Help Center at Sonoma County Superior Court.

The Torch
“Oral History Project Unites – and Transforms – Students”

Spring/Summer, 2008

Listening for a Change receives a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to develop oral history projects between youth and community members.

Flores LFAC board member

May, 2007

Santa Rosa magazine
“Sightings/Listening for a Change”

Fall, 2006

Photos and article covering our 2006 Fiesta Fantastica fundraising event.

Press Democrat
“History Has a Sound”

January 23, 2005

The Community Listening Project at Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Santa Rosa.

Press Democrat
“Close to Home”

September 6, 2004

Executive Director Phyllis Rosenfield and Board Chair Patrick Grattan co-wrote this article announcing the public relations campaign for the Community Listening Project. (Click on the link to see the posters.)

San Mateo Daily Journal
“Holocaust survivor speaks to students.”

September 20, 2003

Holocaust survivor George Heller spoke to a Sequoia High School class about his experience in the concentration camps as part of The Survivor Project’s Essence of Acceptance Program.

La Voz
” The Survivor Project – Recognizing diversity and teaching acceptance for the future”

August, 2003

Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estate hosted a fundraiser for The Survivor Project. The afternoon featured live music, wine, and both a silent and live action, hosted by Ernie Carpenter.

Petaluma Argus Courier
“Documenting History”

January 29, 2003

The Survivor Project, in partnership with the Healthy Communities Consortium, reaches out to a new community. Students in Petaluma high schools are offered the Essence of Acceptance Program.

San Francisco Chronicle
“Survivor Project Teaches Children about Human Rights”

July 12, 2002

After tragedies such as 9/11 and Columbine, The Survivor Project is all the more pertinent in breaking down the barriers between youth in high school that lead to misunderstanding and violence.

La Voz
“Latin Americans Sought for Maria Carillo High School”

May 1, 2002

A bilingual call to the community for Latin Americans to participate as interviewees in the schools as part of the Essence of Acceptance program.

Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) Bulletin
“New grant brings ‘Essence of Acceptance’ to community schools”

September, 2001

SCOE is partnering with The Survivor Project to implement The Survivor Project’s Essence of Acceptance in the Court, Community and Alternative Schools.

California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) News
“Wisdom Through a New Project Based Program: The Survivor Project’s ‘Essence of Acceptance.’”

October/November, 1998

Introduces the Sonoma County Survivor Project and the new school program, the Essence of Acceptance.

The Press Democrat
“Stories of Survival: Museum Chronicles Memories”

April 15, 1991

The Sonoma County Museum held the first exhibit of the Sonoma County Survivor Project. The article includes excerpts and photographs from the exhibit.

The Muse
“This is what I remember”

April/May/June, 1991

Excerpts from the biographies of those featured in the Sonoma County Survivor Project. Includes photos and individual descriptions of the participants.

The West Sonoma County Paper
“The Survivor Project”

May 16-June 5, 1991

This article highlights the Sonoma County Survivor Project exhibit, and the importance of community interaction and understanding to avoid prejudice in the future.

Sonoma Reader
“Survivors: Despite Inhumanity Our Neighbors Somehow Go On.”

November, 1990

How Sonoma County survivors of dramatic loss of human rights share their stories and insights. Includes photographs and quotations.

Other Items of Interest


Press Democrat
Sandra Day O’Connor: “In need of a good civics lesson”

(From the Washington Post, reprinted in the Press Democrat March 28, 2006)

Press Democrat
Ann DuBay: “From Auschwitz to Darfur”

April 30, 2006

Press Democrat
Kindertransport: “Holocaust survivors recall escape”

(From the Press Democrat, May 16, 2006)


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