Celebrate the life of Gladys Palast -- Member and Supporter of Activist San Diego and KNSJ. Friday 11 am Memorial

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04/27/2018 - 11:00am
04/27/2018 - 2:00pm
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Gladys Palast was a powerful example of a life lived to the fullest. I loved her enthusiasm and warm greeting, her hospitality, her encouragement when we were pushing rocks up hill. She was so darn proud of her two children, Greg Palast (Best Selling Investigative reporter) and Geri Palast, an equally accomplished sister.

As members and supporters Gladys and Gil Palast sat in the front row for so many of our KNSJ / ASD event over the years, even when Glydys was in a wheel chair. Tanya Winter presented them with a "Lifetime Activist Achievement Award" at the People's Counter-Inaugural Ball.

Today we celebrate Gladys' powerful life, always advocating for change and pushing for social justice.

Gil and Gladys Palast gave their last years to San Diego

Activist San Diego and KNSJ 89.1 are humbled and honored to be the recipient of remembrances in Gladys' name. She always urged us forward... and now once again. We thank the Palast family from the bottom of our heart for letting us build a fund in Gladys' name. At our retreat this weekend we take time to think of appropriate ways to honor the work of Gladys Palast, to fund a project supporting the valiant youth who rose up by the thousands in San Diego County in the "March for Our Lives".

KNSJ aspires to get these youth to start a youth radio program and doing investigative reporting. Activist San Diego intends to reignite our Activist Youth group, an action camp and training program that will empower students to continue to raise their voices, their example and, like Gladys, to keep on marching for the next 80 years!

For more information about the memorial service see http://www.activistsandiego.org/node/6003

We send Condolences and joining in celebrating the life of Gladys.

Martin Eder
for the Activist San Diego Board of Directors and the KNSJ Steering Committee

A donation link is found at http://knsj.org/donate/

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Gladys, the first woman to enlist in the US Coast Guard, will be buried with full military honors, with Gil Palast's ashes, at Miramar Military Cemetery on Friday at 11am.

This will be followed by a celebration of her life, with food and wine, at 1pm, at her home at 6780 Mission Gorge Rd, San Diego CA 92120, in the rec room.