On the 20th anniversary of the controversial agreement that established the Headwaters Forest Reserve in Humboldt County, legendary songwriter, singer, and activist Darryl Cherney will raise awareness and memories on March 10, at the Arcata Playhouse to benefit the new David Nathan “Gypsy” Chain Memorial Scholarship fund.
On Sunday, March 10th Cherney will take the stage at the Arcata Playhouse to entertain and educate with his political songs and stories from his years as an organizer with Earth First! The event is a benefit for the David Nathan Gypsy Chain Memorial Scholarship Fund. Admission is $ 20 (with additional donations appreciated), but FREE to students. Doors open at 7:00, and the program begins at 7:30.
Naomi Steinberg, one of the event organizers, comments, “Darryl is just the right person to lead us in a reflection on the Headwaters deal concluded 20 years ago. His songs are as powerful, passionate and funny as ever. On March 2 a new generation of HSU students will get to learn about an important piece of Humboldt County history, and on March 10 we can enjoy a reunion of old activists and hopefully inspire some young ones.”
The David Nathan Gypsy Chain Memorial Scholarship was established to remember a young activist killed in 1998 while protesting illegal logging in the Grizzly Creek watershed. Make a tax-deductible donation online or by mail through the Humboldt Area Foundation, which administers the scholarship fund. For information, see http://www.davidgypsychain.org  or http://www.hafoundation.org/GypsyChain  .
Student applications are now open for the $1000 scholarship, until March 15, through the Humboldt Area Foundation’s scholarship website at http://www.hafoundation.org/GypsyChain  or https://www.hafoundation.org/Grants-Scholarships/Scholarships-Apply-Now  . Students can also learn more about the scholarship and how to apply for it at https://hafscholar.fluidreview.com/p/a/19205  .
The scholarship will be given to a student graduating from a Humboldt high school and planning to attend HSU or CR, or to a continuing first year HSU or CR student, who demonstrates commitment to environmental protection through study and activism.