MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
September 28, 2005
Read, learn, share and give someone you love truth, peace and your heart!
The Bulletin Boys, Shep and Jimmy "Justice"
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Section I - PROGRESSIVE NEWS & UPDATES - Local News
Section II - EVENTS CALENDAR
Section III - ONGOING VIGILS
Section I Progressive News and Updates
Katrina/Rita Volunteers Needed
Animal Rescue and Recovery
Volunteers desperately needed at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, LA. You are needed to help save the pets of the Katrina survivers. Help them rebuild thier lives by saving their pets.
I just returned from 7 days on-site at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, LA. Volunteers are desperately needed to clean shelter cages and walk dogs, to drop food and water to feed animals in the streets and stuck in houses, to do data entry of notes from the field, to clean crates, and do general site organization and clean-up. If you are interested please call me. I can brief you on my experience and give you directions on what to expect and how to get right to work when you arrive.
The do not need supplies. Need strong loving and patient people to work very very hard under very challenging circumstances.
You are NEEDED.
Please consider this call for help.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Animal Rights Committee MPJC
San Rafael, CA
House Republicans have called for nearly $1 trillion in cuts to vital national services to pay for Katrina. But we can fully rebuild the Gulf Coast without cutting services Americans need just by ending Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy. Please tell Congress today: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
Dear Marin friends -
GE-Free Sonoma County
NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW
Now is the time to get involved, and to bring your friends on board. Read on to find out how you can make a difference. If you have some time to donate we would love to invite you up north to lend a hand in our campaign, if you do not have time, we are also in need of donations, we are a grass roots campaign up against huge corporations with deep pockets. The Election is on November 8th and we are in the final push, so every penny counts. You can donate money on our web page at www.gefreesonoma.org
Thanks for your generous support.
Campaign Coordinator, GE-Free Sonoma County
117 Morris St, Suite 220, Sebastopol, Ca 95472
(707) 823-4410 Fax: 823-4480
Friends and Supporters of Marriage Equality~
There is still time to be heard on bill AB 849, The Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act. Call or email the Governor today to voice your opinion. Let him know you support him in signing and making law the Religious Freedom and Civil marriage Protection Act.
Calling in is really easy...it's an automated system-you don't even speak to anyone! Dial 916-445-2841, then when prompted press 2, then press 1, and then press 1 again.
It's that simple to tell him that you support equality!!!
You can also email the Governor at http://www.govmail.ca.gov/
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Thank you for all your recent support! This historic victory couldn't have been possible without your calls, your emails and your donations. Please keep it up!
Section II Events Calendar
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 pm
Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)
Ranked (choice) Voting (RV)
Is it right for Marin?
Organizational Meeting #3
A number of individuals in Marin County have created an exploratory group in anticipation of gearing up for a local campaign in support of Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) and/or choice voting.
We are inviting individuals or group representatives interested in election reform and in particular IRV ranked voting to get together for a brainstorming/planning/organizational meeting.
We will discuss and evaluate several proposals for action at the city and county level, including possible introduction of IRV at College of Marin and/or Dominican University, public forums, contact with elected officials, seeking endorsements of SB 596, etc.
College of Marin
Student Services Building (cafeteria building)
Contact Bob Richard firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs., Sept. 29th at 6:30 p.m.,
ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES’ FORUM ON CHANNEL 26
Channel 26 will air a videotape of the candidates forum held on May 23rd at College of Marin in which six of the actual or potential Democratic candidates for the 6th Assembly District next year participated: John Alden, Greg Brockbank, Damon Connolly, Frank Egger, Jared Huffman, and Pamela Torliatt. The forum was moderated by Marty Krasny, the Chair of the 6th Assembly District Democratic Committee, and sponsored by Voters for Representative Government (VRG) and co-sponsored by numerous other progressive Marin groups.
The candidates also answered lengthy questionnaires for VRG, and those answers can be found on VRG’s web site at http://www.representativevoter.org. For more information, contact Greg Brockbank, the video’s producer, at 472-4400.
Friday, September 30, 2005 at 8:00
“Not A Genuine Black Man”
FAIR HOUSING OF MARIN
TEN YEARS OF OPENING DOORS
In an outstanding act of generosity, Brian Copeland, the stand-up comedian, writer, television and talk-show radio host, will give a benefit performance for Fair Housing of Marin.
The benefit show, will be held at The Marsh theatre in San Francisco. The celebration includes the performance followed by a reception with Brian Copeland. Tickets are $60. Roundtrip transportation from Marin via bus is available for $12 extra per person. For tickets, please call 415-457-5025.
Fair Housing of Marin is dedicated to promoting equal housing opportunity by offering assistance to individuals as well as housing, lending, and advertising businesses in support of fair housing laws. The non-profit organization presents programs promoting diversity for Marin County schools and organizations and advocates for affordable housing.
Join Fair Housing of Marin in celebrating 10 Years of Opening Doors!
Cindy Whitman-Bradley, Fair Housing of Marin
Sat., Oct. 1, 7:00 pm
Andres Edwards and Sim Van der Ryn
Book Passage Bookstore
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925
Info: (415) 927-0960
Join Andres Edwards and Sim Van der Ryn as they discuss their new books, The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift and Design for Life: The Architecture of Sim Van der Ryn. As an educator, author, media designer and environmental systems consultant, Edwards's work provides a comprehensive primer on the history, evolution and future of the movement toward sustainability. Sharing his years of experience as a teacher and using his building designs as examples, Van der Ryn shows us that buildings are not objects but organisms, and cities are not machines but complex ecosystems. Design for Life illustrates how Van der Ryn came to see the shifting patterns in nature and how these patterns profoundly affect how people live and work in the structures we build.
Saturday, October 1, 6 p.m.
Howard Lyman, The Mad Cowboy
to Speak in Marin
Howard Lyman, the fourth generation cattle rancher who won't eat meat, author of MAD COWBOY and the new book NO MORE BULL will be speaking at a free meeting of Marin Vegetarian Education Group at 6 PM at the Town Center Shopping Center's Community Room in Corte Madera.
This is a free event and a wonderful chance to invite your friends, co-workers, and neighbors to hear an entertaining speaker and watch a short, powerful film.
The Community Room is located on the south end of the property in the office building at 770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 201. The door is next to the entrance to The Good Guys that faces the center, not the one that faces the parking lot. There is an elevator to the second floor. Come hear about Mad Cow Disease and what the government does not want you to know about common practices in the meat industry.
Howard Lyman's new book, No More Bull! includes more than 100 delicious vegan recipes from terrific home chefs and professional chefs. The subtitle of the book is The Mad Cowboy Targets America's Worst Enemy: Our Diet. The book is entertaining, informative, and full of great recipes, so look for a copy at bookstores this month.
Sat. October 1, 2005, 10:30 am to 5:30pm
(Youth Party 7 - 8:30)
GREEN YOUR SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Helping you make your life, school and community more sustainable!
Want to learn more about the environment, take action and find out how you create a more sustainable world? Join 100 young people from across Marin and around the Bay area – as well as environmental leaders, educators and organizations - at Next Generation’s second annual Green Your School conference, hosted by the San Domenico School.
When: Sat. October 1, 2005, 10:30 am to 5:30pm (Youth Party 7 - 8:30) with lunch, a BBQ dinner and an after party for youth from 7 to 8:30pm.
Where: At the San Domenico School, 1500 Butterfield Rd. in San Anselmo.
Cost: $27.50 - includes organic lunch and dinner. Need-based scholarships and group discounts available.
You can find out more about Next Generation and the Green Your School conference on-line at http://www.gonextgeneration.org We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, October 5, 7 p.m.
Marin's Green Party County Council
Come meet and greet your local GREEN PARTY representatives, and consider joining with us as we move the GREEN agenda forward in Marin.
This Month's Topics
Elections, Campaigns & Endorsements (time to get busy)
Pesticides in San Rafael
Pick A Working Committee
Growing Marin Greens
Instant Runoff Voting/Is It Right For Marin
Local, State and National issues and actions.
College of Marin - Kentfield
Student Services Building
Cafeteria (look for the positive people)
Parking: Most lots have a parking fee, so either pay the price, or park in the street or the free lot down by the PE complex (across from Woodlands Market).
Directions and maps: http://www.marin.cc.ca.us/com/directions.htm
Please pass this announcement on to your friends and sister GREENS...All GREENS, allies and people of good will are welcome, see you there!
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
WELCOME CINDY SHEEHAN
HOME WITH LOVE
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave.
Cindy Sheehan and others will speak.
$20 suggested donation. Benefits Gold Star Families for Peace, Global Exchange and Code Pink. For advance tickets call 415-255-7296 ext. 253
Co-Sponsored by: Code Pink, Global Exchange, Gold Star Families for Peace and The Ruth Group.
For more information:
Global Exchange Speakers Bureau
415-255-7296 ext. 253
Saturday, October 8, 11 a.m
Human-Powered Parade and Biketoberfest
A celebration of petroleum-free possibilities …so
Come on people throughout the land
get yer butts out yer vehicles
and take a stand
Come ‘n join the Human Powered Parade
and listen to a band
(Even Bush wants you to stop using so much gas)
Bike decorating clinic begins at 10 a.m.
Could this be the beginning of a critical mass in Marin?
Better come find out…
Saturday, Oct. 8 @ 7 p.m
San Quentin Families Project
Larkspur Café Theatre
500 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur 415.924.6107, www.larkspurcafetheatre.com
Van Jones will be giving a keynote talk about over-incarceration in California’s billion dollar prison industry, and the over-incarceration of marginalized peoples. The evening will have Suzi Jestadt and Liza Klein highlighting the project and others directly or indirectly tied to San Quentin speaking on their experiences. We invite you to come join us for a heartfelt and worthwhile evening to benefit the San Quentin Families Project.
The San Quentin Families Project was started by Suzi Jestadt after her transformative experience helping to facilitate a “positive attitude” support group with life inmates at San Quentin Prison. The desire exhibited by the men in this group to be positive and constructive in their prison lives, is enveloped by enough grace and beauty to be shared with each living person outside prison walls. Suzi went to Liza Klein, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, for support and input on a project to somehow help prisoners, and together they created the San Quentin Families Project.
The project is working to start relationships with these and other men of the prison community, in assisting them to be connected with their children while incarcerated. It hopes to develop, cultivate, and sustain relationships by helping to coordinate physical visits, funding materials for contact, and encouraging the men to be active parents in their children lives.
Food, Drink, Organic ice cream and Live music from Baslao, Shree Dove, and Joanne Lawson will be served.
Hosted by Suzi Jestadt
Tickets available at:
Bedrock Music 415.258.9745
First United Methodist Church of San Rafael 415.453.8716
and will be available at the door on the evening of the event.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
For more detailed information and/or questions call Suzi @ 415.485.0676
Tues. October 11, 7p.m.
In the Great American Tradition
A Town Hall Meeting
What are your views?:
*The War on Iraq and its impact
*The economy and the budget crunch
*Other state and national issues…
Christ Presbyterian Church
Fritas and Del Ganado, Terra Linda
Sponsored by the Santa Margarita Neighborhood Association (SMNA)
Call Art Duffy 472.2400 or Cliff Meneken 499.1804
OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2OO5
16th Annual Bioneers Conference
SAN RAFAEL, CA
Take part in this fertile network, rich with inspiring ideas, models, tools, and resources — and powerful connections. Join us in improving the environment by changing the world !
Got to http://www.bioneers.org/conference/program.php for more information!
Wednesday, October 19, 7 p.m.
(Special Reception at 6pm)
Next Generation invites you to
TURN THE TIDE!
An inspiring celebration of peace and sustainability to benefit youth activism, featuring legendary activist Helen Caldicott, with the original Radio Active of Spearhead
At the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael
Call 459.NEXT for tickets – seating is limited.
What do you get when you combine progressive organizations, local leaders, dance, spoken word, beat-boxing by the original Radio Active of Spearhead and a keynote address by legendary peace and environmental activist Helen Caldicott? A historic evening that shouldn’t be missed!
Tickets – Youth $6, Adults $15
Reception - $45, $75 per couple (Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, and meet Helen Caldicott in person)
Call: 415.459.NEXT (6398) Email: Danielle@gonextgeneration.org
http://www.gonextgeneration.org for more details
October 22-23, 2005
ON THE FRONTLINES
Options for Youth in Times of War
University of California, Berkeley
A Conference co-sponsored by the Campus Antiwar Network and Military Out of Our Schools—Bay Area that will bring together:
Parents & Educators
Community Activists & Organizers
Vets & Military Families
The more the military lies, the more people die .We say enough!
Join us, as we:
Expose Military Recruiters and the lies they tell young people
Learn ways to get Military Recruiters out of our schools & communities
Build and strengthen the Counter-Recruitment movement
Explore non-military education and job alternatives
Get hands-on! Use art to resist injustice and war!
For Info: (510) 268-9006
Workshops and Performances including:
- The Truth Behind Military Recruitment
- College and Job Training Options without the Military
- Campus Activism and Student Rights
- Cultural & Arts Activism
- The Draft and Conscientious Objection
- Options for Resistance to War
- Racism, Sexism and Homophobia in the Military
- First Person stories from Veterans & Military families
- Skills Building: Policy, Media, & Legislation
- Connecting the Dots: Global Militarization, Education Cuts and the Incarceration of Youth
FREE for Youth!
$10-25 donation for adults
October 29, Saturday, 10am–4pm
Thinking Critically About Propaganda
Instructor: Marlys Mayfield, author of Thinking for Yourself.
Lecture and Discussion Topics include:
.Why we love propaganda
.Why we believe it affects others, but not us
.How we have come to accept ever-widening U.S. government use of 6propaganda
.How the U.S. public relations industry makes propaganda ubiquitous and acceptable
.How propaganda affects news sources and corrupts democracy.
Historic and current video clips will be shown to illustrate commercial and political propaganda. Recent innovations will be discussed like government-produced, counterfeit "news releases," and a new state department of "public diplomacy" whose purpose is to market America abroad. A bibliography will be provided.
College of Marin, Kentfield Campus, Harlan Center 173
Course #8432 EC
Register online at www.marincommunityed.org. or
by Fax at 415 460.0773.
Contact the instructor at email@example.com
November 6 & 7, 2004
Green Festival / San Francisco
Saturday 10AM - 9PM
Sunday 11AM - 7PM
San Francisco Concourse
8th & Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Click for SF Schedule
Click for SF Presenters
Click for SF Exhibitors
Click for Special Programs
Click for directions about Getting There
ONGOING MARIN VIGILS, EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS
Mill Valley Seniors for Peace
Fridays - 4 to 5 pm
Against the War
Corner of Miller Avenue and Camino Alto in Mill Valley
Last Friday of the Month, 12 noon (postponed until further notice)
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Please visit: http://kfccruelty.com for more information about PeTA's campaign.
Place: 510 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Please Contact Val M. for more info: 415-250-4082
PeaceNovato Summer Vigils
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
PeaceNovato will resume its weekly summer vigil schedule with the opening of the Novato Farmers Market on Tuesday, May 17. Vigils will be held from 5:30 to 7:30pm every Tuesday through October, at Novato City Hall, DeLong Avenue at Sherman. Stop by to hoist a sign, or learn about our -
Remembrance Project: We are folding a paper crane for every American soldier who has died in the Iraq war. We will carry the cranes, each with a soldier's name, in the Novato Fourth of July parade. The Project will continue until the war has ended.
MILL VALLEY VIGIL...WEEKLY
Each Friday at 4 pm until 6 pm at
Camino Alto and E. Blithdale we meet with educational material offered graciously to motorists.
We also display timely messages on posters, banners and puppets.
Peace flags are especially attractive.
Drums are welcome as well as costumes, in good anti war taste. Discussion and dialogue are essential.
SEE YOU HERE. call for info 415 388 2821
Tiburon/Belvedere, Bring the Troops Home Vigil
aka Honk for a Ticket
Every Friday. 3:30 - 4:30
Tiburon Blvd. at Corner of San Rafael Avenue.
We have plenty of signs.
For more information call Bill Rothman 435-1096
For ongoing activities including weekly peace vigils, weekly organizing meetings, and committee meetings: http://www.mpjc.org/ongoing.html
All are welcome to join our weekly organizing meetings:
First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Drive, San Rafael
7PM Committees Meet
7PM Orientation for new folks
7:30PM - 9:30PM General Meeting - call 415-721-2844
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