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New College of California
Center for Education and Social Action (CESA)
Listing of Peace and Social Justice Events, Aug 25 - 28, 2005
Aug 25 - Report Back from India and the 75th Anniversary Salt March
Aug 25 - Report Back From Caracas
Aug 28 - Labor Media and Report Back on the AFL-CIO Convention
Aug 28 - Sweatfree Victory Party (at Project Artaud Theater)
Report Back from India and the 75th Anniversary Salt March

Thursday, August 25 at 7 PM 
New College Theater, 777 Valencia St., SF
Revaz Farok Ardesher and Francesca Rosa, participants in the 24-day 75th Anniversary Salt March, will show slides and discuss their experience in the March/April 2005 event. 

In 1930 Mohandas Gandhi and 78 handpicked followers (all pledged to total non-violence) marched from Ahmedebad in Gujarat State to Dandi Beach 241 miles south. Thousands joined en route. 24 days later in Dandi, Gandhi and his followers 'illegally' harvested salt in violation of colonial British salt laws. In response they were brutally attacked by the British army. Gandhi and many others were jailed. This event was considered the real beginning of the Independence movement and one of the first successful modern manifestations of Satyagraha, or non-violent civil disobedience. 

75 years later, an anniversary Salt March or 'Dandi Yatra' was organized by Tushar Gandhi (great grandson of Mohandas Gandhi), the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation and the Congress Party of India to commemorate this historic event and as a response to the widespread violence in Gujarat State in 2002 against the local Moslem population. 

$5-$10 sliding scale donation - no one turned away for lack of funds. 
Funds benefit Mahatma Gandhi Foundation (and flood relief in Mumbai). 

Sponsored by New College Center for Education and Social Action. 
Endorsed by Global Exchange, Norcal ISM (Northern California International Solidarity Movement) and American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee - San Francisco. 

For more information:415-552-6430. For more information about the Salt March:
An Evening of Poetry & Music with Genny Lim and Clif Ross
Report Back From Caracas
Thursday, August 25, 7:30 pm
New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia St., SF

Dear Friends,

Fresh off the plane from a wild and wonderful poetic journey through Venezuela from Caracas, to Barinas, where beef and oil are plentiful, to the mouth of the Orinoco, where an indigenous gathering of 16 tribes united for the first time, to beautiful Merida on the gentle slopes of the Andes and Tovar, the drug laundering hub, I have filed this general report on the status of women. My hope is to return and do further reports on the development of indigenous peoples' issues sometime this winter or next spring. 

I will be presenting a Report Back From Caracas, evening with my friend, poet-journalist, Clif Ross, who is currently doing political work in Venezuela on Thursday, Aug. 25th, at the New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia St., near 19th St., at 7:30 p.m. 

Venezuela is undergoing a massive socialist revolution under the dynamic leadership of President Hugo Chavez, who has survived an assassination attempt, a coup and a referendum, all CIA backed. Hope you can come for poetry and music.

Labor Media and Report Back on the AFL-CIO Convention
Sunday August 28, 1 pm - 3 pm 
New College Theater, 77 Valencia St., SF
Presentations by:
KPFA Labor Collective Members who went to the AFL-CIO Convention in Chicago; 
Steve Stallone, ILWU Communications Director and President-Elect, International Labor Communications Association (ILCA)
Join members of the KFPA Labor Collective and ILCA President-Elect Steve Stallone as they report back on the recent AFL-CIO convention in Chicago.  Four members of the KPFA Labor Collective went to Chicago to record the historic convention. There will be an audio and video presentation as well as discussion.  ILCA President-Elect Steve Stallone will discuss new initiatives of the ILCA, and there will be a report on the national Pacifica Labor Programming on and around the AFL-CIO convention. You can find out more about Pacifica's coverage by going to:  

Free Admission
Co-sponsored by New College Media Studies MA Program

KPFA Labor Collective (510)-848-6767x606 
KPFA Labor Collective Box 69 
1929 MLK Drive Berkeley, CA 94704
On Tuesday  Aug. 16th  the SF Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt the Sweatfree Ordinance so now itís time for the 

Sweatfree Victory Party!!
Sunday, August 28, 4 pm Ė 8 pm
Project Artaud Theater 
450 Florida St., SF (between 17th St. & Mariposa)
New College played a valuable role and we're pleased to . . .
Join Global Exchange and the Sweatfree Bay Area Coalition to celebrate:
* the passage of the nationís strongest sweatshop-free law, prohibiting  
the SF city government from purchasing goods from sweatshops  
* the adoption of Fair Trade and Organic Certified purchasing resolutions.
Support our work to make other communities sweatfree! 

Live entertainment from:
ALBINO! 14-piece all-star Afrobeat ensemble  |  ZONK  |  The Labor Chorus |  Reverend Billy  |  Valerie Orth | TEAM: youth performers
Sweatfree fashion show from local designers, food, drink, raffle, sweatfree apparel and more! 

$10-$20 sliding scale (includes raffle ticket).  
No one turned away for lack of funds.  All ages welcome.  
Wheelchair accessible. Buses 22, 33, 27. 

Sponsored by: 
New College of California  |  Project Artaud  |  Harrington Investments 
MarketPlace: Handwork of India  |  No Sweat Apparel  |  Nueva Vida Cooperative  |  The Onion 

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