Fall 2014 Key Notes

November 2014, Newsletter Issue #75
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In This Issue
Sudha's Treasures
Sign Up for Holiday Chorus
Fall Benefit Concert
Folk Alliance-Far West Honors Cassandra Flipper
Building Relationships: A Salute to Whistlestop
B&R Licenses Song for "Pride" Movie

Sudha's Treasures Holiday Sale to Benefit B&R: Preview Party this Fri. 11/ 7 5-8 pm 

The 11th Annual Sudha Sale will be held from 10 am to 6 pm the next two weekends Nov. 8-9 and 15-16, at the Corte Madera Town Center behind the elephant fountain.  The sale features beautiful hand-crafted jewelry, scarves & decorative items from India designed by Sudha Pennathur. See you there!  Click here for more info.
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Sign-up to Perform with Bread & Roses Holiday Chorus!
Bread & Roses is sponsoring its annual holiday sing-along for three of our facility audiences with a chorus of volunteer singers. Anyone who enjoys singing holiday songs is welcome to participate. Each program will be approximately 45 minutes to an hour. If you are interested in singing for one show or all three, please RSVP to Lisa Starbird. Shows will be in San Francisco and Marin. Directors are Carolyn Gauthier and Marian Hubler with Alan Thomas on piano. 

For more info click here.
VOLUNTEER HOSTS needed for programs around the Bay Area. Learn more and fill out an online application:


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" The dedicated work Cassandra Flipper has done with Bread & Roses over these past 14 years has kept Mimi's vision - her legacy - alive and well
-Joan Baez
Fall Benefit and Exclusive Concert

Celebrating Cassandra Flipper  

Executive Director, 2000 - 2014








Tickets are going fast, RSVP today!

Eventbrite - Boz Scaggs: Evening at the Music Hall to Benefit Bread & Roses

Don't miss this once in a lifetime celebration of Cassandra Flipper and intimate benefit concert featuring Grammy Award-winning, music legend Boz Scaggs, a longtime B&R supporter and performer.


Monday, November 24, 2014

BOZ SCAGGS: Evening at the Music Hall

Great American Music Hall

859 O'Farrell Street | San Francisco, CA 94109

The Evening:

6:30pm | *Exclusive Reception for Sponsors and VIPs

7:30pm | Preferred and General Admission

7:50pm | Tribute to Executive Director Cassandra Flipper

8:00pm | Cass Fund for Healing in honor of Cassandra 

8:30pm | Concert


*Sponsorship and VIP levels include exclusive pre-show reception with hors d'oeuvres, select wine and premier concert seating. 


All ticket levels include complimentary wine from Hafner Vineyard and dessert from Flour Craft BakeryLibations and selection of American style food from small bites to large plates available for purchase.


Please join us for this legendary event!

RSVP Online Now

Questions about tickets or sponsorship?

Contact Susan Gordon


Cassandra Folk Alliance Far West Testimonials Honoring B&R Ambassador Cassandra Flipper

At the Folk Alliance Far West Conference Awards luncheon on Sat. Oct. 17 at the Oakland Marriott, Bread & Roses Executive Director Cassandra Flipper was honored as 2014 Ambassador.

Read the testimonials from long-time Bread & Roses performers and supporters Joan Baez, Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers, Roy Rogers and Maria Muldaur that were read at the event by organizer extraordinaire and dedicated Bread & Roses performer Chappell Holt.

Along with the introduction that was given by Elaine Dempsey, you can see the video of the awards ceremony, including a live rendition of the Bread & Roses song led by Elaine.
It's All About Building Relationships: A Salute to Whistlestop  

As we wind up our 40th year at Bread & Roses, it's a good time to reflect upon the importance of our relationships with the facilities we serve. Longevity of service is one of the hallmarks of our organization.

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Looking back at our first published newsletter in 1976, we see that we have been consistently serving a number of facilities through the years.


"It's all about building relationships," Program Director Carolyn Gauthier recently noted. "Knowing the staff and residents of facilities for a long period of time strengthens our connection." Click here to read more about the programs that we have served since the 70s and see a special salute to Whistlestop.

Pride film Bread & Roses Licenses Rights to Song for the "Pride" Movie 
Bread & Roses licensed the rights to the Bread and Roses song for the film "Pride" now showing in Bay Area theaters. The movie features a stirring version of the Bread and Roses song with lyrics by James Oppenheim and music by our founder, the late Mimi Fariņa.

Based on an inspirational true story, the film follows a group of gay activists in London: "Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners" who rally to support the rights of Welsh coal miners who went on strike in 1983 for better working conditions.

Check out our blog post to learn more!
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