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The Peace and Justice Calendar is brought to you by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center


PPJC events:
>> Sunday, Oct. 31 - Benefit Reception for the Haiti Information Project - Palo Alto
>> Monday, Nov. 1 - Film: “Political Advertisement 2000” - Palo Alto
>> Friday, Nov. 5 - David Harris and the Infotainment Posse: “So Now What?” - Palo Alto

Other events:
>> Thursday, Oct. 28 - Philip Zimbardo: “The Psychology of ‘Evil’ and the Politics of Fear” - Stanford
>> Thursday, Oct. 28-Sunday, Nov. 7 - Play: “Dead Man Walking” - Belmont
>> Friday, Oct. 29 - Film: “Farenheit 911” - Half Moon Bay
>> Wednesday, Nov. 3 - Anti-War March and Rally - San Francisco
>> Friday, Nov. 5-Sunday, Nov.7 - Naomi Tutu: “Paths to Justice” - Palo Alto

For a calendar of ongoing peace vigils in the Peninsula and South Bay, visit

For a broadcast schedule for PPJC’s monthly television program “Other Voices”, visit


Benefit Reception for the Haiti Information Project with Kevin Pina

2:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.
Fireside Room, Unitarian Church
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)
Free - Contributions to the Haiti Information Project will be requested

You've heard KEVIN PINA reporting from the harrowing situation in Haiti as KPFA's Flashpoints correspondent.  Now meet this intrepid journalist and filmmaker and hear an update on Haiti.  

Light refreshments will be served and donations to support Kevin's work with the Haiti Information Project will be requested.  

Sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, and Haiti Action Committee.  


Film: “Political Advertisement 2000”

7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Hall
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)  
$5 - $10 suggested donation

“Political Advertisement 2000” features ads from the 1950s to the present, including the 2000 campaign. As filmmakers Antonio Muntadas and Marshall Reese trace the development of the TV spot, what emerges is the political strategy and manipulative marketing techniques of the American televisual campaign process. “Political Advertisement 2000” includes many rare spots, some never before seen. Edited without commentary, the ads showcase an endless stream of candidates, from Eisenhower to Al Gore, who are sold like commercial products.

The film will be followed by an open discussion led by Elliot Margolies, Executive Producer at the Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center.

Sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, and World Centric.



"SO, NOW WHAT?" - Post-election gathering

7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Hall
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)
$10 - $20 sliding scale admission
Get tickets in advance!  Sold out performance expected.

DAVID HARRIS is the legendary antiwar activist who went to jail for draft resistance in the 1960s.  The author of eight books, he remains one of the most eloquent leaders of the anti-war movement.  

Also featured will be MERLE KESSLER - Also known as National Public Radio’s Ian Shoales, Merle is one of the founders of Duck’s Breath Mystery Theater.

The Infotainment Posse will provide musical surprises, with Michael Ward and Dogs and Fishes, Folk This! and Caroluna. Rounding out the evening will be videos from Guerilla News Network.

Part lecture, part concert, this program is designed to say, “The election’s over.  Now get to work!”

Download the flyer for this event:

Sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.


Philip Zimbardo: “The Psychology of ‘Evil’ and the Politics of Fear”

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28                                                                                                                                                    7:30–9:00 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium
Stanford University
(Wheelchair accessible)

Professor Zimbardo will apply a social psychological analysis to the abuses committed by American soldiers to prisoners in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.  Zimbardo will focus on the situational influences that seduce good people into behaving in ways that are alien to their traditional morality.  Zimbardo is Professor of Psychology (Emeritus) at Stanford University; his Stanford Prison Experiment was a classic demonstration of the power of the situation over individual behavior. 

Sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Center on Ethics; for more information call 726-2650 or email 


Ongoing performances of Tim Robbins’s “Dead Man Walking”

OCTOBER 28, 29, & 30; NOVEMBER 5 & 6: 8:00 p.m.
OCTOBER 31; NOVEMBER 7: 2:00 p.m.
Notre Dame de Namur University Theatre
1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont
$15.00 for adults, $8.00 seniors, students with school ID and NDNU faculty, NDNU students and Sisters of Notre Dame free

Based on the book _Dead Man Walking_ by Sister Helen Prejean, the play was written by Academy Award-winning actor/director Tim Robbins and will be directed by NDNU Theatre Department Chair Michael Elkins. This compelling work is part of a year-long examination of the death penalty by the NDNU School of Arts and Humanities Center for Social Justice.

Sponsored by NDNU Center for Social Justice; for tickets or more information call (650) 508-3456 or e-mail or visit


Film: “Farenheit 911”
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29                                                                                                                                                                            8:00 p.m.
Johnson House Ocean Shore Depot
800 Higgins Canyon Rd., Half Moon Bay
Free (donations are welcome) 

The progressive media event of the year and a defining moment in the modern resurgence of film as an alternative channel for news, perspective and informed commentary.  Michael Moore's 911 leaves you alternating between belly laughs, jaw- clenched anger and tears of empathy as he shows a side of Bush's America never seen through the carefully controlled image machine of the corporate media. ( 2004, 122 min.)

Sponsored by Coastside Peace; for more information visit


Anti-War March and Rally

5:00 p.m.
Meet at Powell & Market Streets, San Francisco
March to 24th & Mission Streets

On the night after the elections, we will still say no to the war and repression! Join us for a anti-war march and rally to demand an end to the occupation: "Out of Iraq Now!" Bring flashlights, drums, and noisemakers.  Permitted event featuring the Loco Bloco Drum and Dance Ensemble. Rock the boat—not just the vote!

Initiated by Not in Our Name and endorsed by many Bay Area organizations, including Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.  For more information, visit


Naomi Tutu: “Paths to Justice: Community Healing Through Truth-Telling”

Lectures, workshops, and other programs throughout the weekend
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)

Naomi Tutu is the Associate Director of International Relations and Programs at Tennessee State University in Nashville and is a noted teacher on issues of development, gender, education and race relations. Naomi is the daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Prize Laureate and chair of South Africa's innovative Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  This program is part of the annual Robert McAfee Brown Lectureship series at First Presbyterian.

Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto; for more information and a full schedule, visit

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