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from babaLou of SRL in SF:

Please come out and support our efforts to raise money for our beloved Todd Blair. Todd has been a long time good friend of mine (many many years). He is a stellar individual and amazing asset to our community.

The Blue & Green Ball – A Benefit for Todd Blair is Saturday, December 1st at SOMARTS, 934 Brannan, San Francisco, California 94103. Time is 8pm and there’s a $10 donation.
Link to more info.

Todd Blair suffered a severe head injury after the last SRL show in Amsterdam. He has a long road of medical bills, living and rehab expenses. Todd’s SRL, CCA, and other communities join forces presenting an evening of entertainment, bazaar, silent and live auction of many fine art, kinetic sculpture, peoples’ highly coveted skills, etc.

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DALE DOUGHERTY is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and this event has spread to nearly 200 locations in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees annually. He is President of Make:Community, which produces Make: and Maker Faire.

In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” through an initiative that honors Americans who are “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” At the 2014 White House Maker Faire he was introduced by President Obama as an American innovator making significant contributions to the fields of education and business. He believes that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform the educational experience of students and introduce them to the practice of innovation through play and tinkering.

Dougherty is the author of “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds” with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of "Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities" with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.

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