JANUARY 10, 2007
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A GUIDE TO NEWS, ACTIONS AND EVENTS IN MARIN AND BEYOND
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LIVE YOUR DREAM SO OTHERS MAY LIVE THEIRS
Val Schaaf passed away Monday, January 8. We have lost a pillar of our social justice network. Val along with his wife, was the driving force behind living wage ordinances. He was also very active in supporting unions, joining picket lines often. As an active member of the Social Justice Center of Marin, he worked on public access through Media Action Marin and was a familiar face at Bay Area peace demonstrations. His dedication and continuous work on social justice issues will be missed greatly. He will always be an inspiration to our community.
More information will be coming in a separate notice and also at http://mpjc.org
JOIN MARIN’S RALLYS - TOMORROW JAN. 11
TO STOP THE ESCALATION – and
BRING THE TROOPS HOME
Friday January 11, 4:00 PM
Next Generation – Bring Them Home
The San Anselmo Hub
Redhill and Sir Francis Drake
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Hosted by Next Generation
Description Join Next Generation at the Hub to oppose the President's plans to send more troops to Iraq and to demand our troops come home! www.gonextgeneration.org
Friday January 11, 5:00 PM
Out of Iraq Now! Rally –
3,000+ Fallen GIs Too Many; Stop Bush's Escalation
San Rafael Downtown 4th St. Plaza
4th St. Plaza (near A St.)
San Rafael, CA 94901
Hosted by Daria Bauer
Description This rally will be our response against Bush's anticipated announcement of an increase in troop levels in Iraq. Bring any signs expressing your disagreement with further escalation of the war. Event is handicap accessible.
Friday January 11, 5:00 PM
Intersection of 3rd Street & Irwin Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Directions: This is the second intersection after taking the Central San Rafel exit (northbound). There is adjacent and ample parking in the Golden Gate Transit Park & Ride lots under Hwy. 101. (Many commuters will have already come home so our vehicles won't be taking any needed spots.) There are entrances to the lots on Fourth and Fifth streets, directly under the highway.
Hosted by Michael Haines
Please join your San Rafael neighbors in remembering the 3,000+ fallen troops (and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis) and saying "No to Bush's Escalation in Iraq."
THURS., JANUARY. 11, 5 P.M.
OF BUSH’S PLAN TO ESCALATE IRAQ WAR
POWELL & MARKET STS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL
THE A.N.S.W.E.R. COALITION 415-821-6545
Thurs., January 11, 7PM
MITF / HAITI ACTION COMMITTEE
Rape is a War Crime!
Haitian Women Targets of US/UN Occupation
Athena Kolbe and Royce Hutson will speak about sexual assault and violence against Haitian women and girls by forces such as police and paramilitary troops following the 2004 US-led coup d'etat that removed the President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and Haiti's democratically-elected government.
Their study, published in the prestigious Lancet British medical journal in September 2006, found that 8,000 people were murdered and 35,000 women and girls were sexually assaulted in Port-au-Prince during the 22-month period following the coup. The study implicates UN soldiers in making threats of violence and sexual assault on the population.
Rape of women during war is a global issue, recognized - as a result of mass rapes in Yugoslavia and Rwanda - as a form of torture. Learn more about the pattern of gender-based violence in Haiti fueled by the US-backed occupation and what you can do about it.
Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur $5-$10 donation Sponsor: Marin Interfaith Task Force (415) 924-3227For more information, contact Haiti Action Committee at (510) 483-7481 Wheelchair accessible. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Thurs., January 11, 7:30 p.m.
Special Showing! One Night Only!
"The Road To Guantanamo"
San Francisco Friends Center, 65 Ninth Street
(near Mission, 1 block from Civic Center BART)
This riveting documentary by Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross tracks the true story of three young British men of Pakistani descent, who got caught up in the chaos of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. The film uses hundreds of hours of interviews, mixed with reenactment scenes so real you completely forget you're not watching it live.
Act Against Torture, Amnesty International, American Friends Service Committee and Presente! invite you to see this amazing film AND find out what you can do to help Shut Down Guantanamo. Film, food and discussion. Donation requested.
Thurs., January 11, 7 PM – 8:45 PM
The Peace Center of Marin is soliciting public suggestions about content for the Peace Mural to be painted on the West-facing wall of the Good Earth Natural Food Store.
The acclaimed muralists, Susan Cervantes and Miranda Bergman, of Precita Eyes Muralists in San Francisco, will facilitate the meeting
The mural, to be approximately 800 square feet, will honor the life and work of the late Marin County peace activists, Lynn Rolston and Hannah Creighton. Because of the location of the proposed mural and the growing importance of the sane food movement, images included will also represent farming and agriculture.
This public meeting is an opportunity for all interested to bring suggestions about the mural’s content. The Peace Center encourages participants to bring images that might be appropriate for the artists to use as guides.
The meeting will be a dynamic workshop, led by accomplished artists and meeting facilitators. It will start promptly at 7:00 and terminate before the library closes at 9:00.
For additional information: 457.0467
Sat., January 13, 1-3 p.m.
Non-Violent Street Action
Wear orange & join in participatory street theater / nonviolent action at Union Square (Geary Street side, opposite Macy's) in San Francisco. We'll have our orange jumpsuits, Guantanamo cage, and ribbons and literature to help engage passers-by and encourage them to become active in efforts to end torture and indefinite detention, and to repeal the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
We want to have at least one person for each detainee in Guantanamo, as Witness Against Torture is planning in Washington, D.C. ... so WE NEED YOU to be there!
Drums and other instruments are welcome. In case of rain, meet at Powell St. BART, in the unpaid area of the station.
Act Against Torture
SUN., JANUARY 14, 6 pm
“A Walk With A Purpose"
(rain or shine!) -- Celebration and march to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Novato’s 7th annual "A Walk With A Purpose". Meet at Novato ‘City Hall’, Sherman and DeLong. March is co-sponsored by City of Novato Multicultural Commission, Novato Police Department, Novato Unified School District (NUSD) and Concerned Parents of Novato (CPON). Hear special guest speakers before walking the one mile to the 25th annual CPON celebration, located this year at The Quest Church, 1461 S. Novato Blvd. The CPON event, starting around 7 pm, will include music, more guest speakers and reflection. Both events are free of charge. Shuttle bus will take you back to ‘City Hall’ after the-CPON sponsored Celebration. Children, families and all interested community members are encouraged to attend! "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mon., January 15, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration in Marin City
At the Mazanita Community Center - 630 Drake Ave. Marin City.
Fri., January 19, 7 pm – 9 pm
Understanding the Realities of War
Open to the public -
Joanna Macy and Sharon Salzberg, spiritual leaders with extensive experience in the impact of trauma & the healing process, with Col Darcy Kauer, founder of the Warrior’s Transition program at Camp Pendleton, veterans and family members, and others.
Film clips of veterans talking about deployment, combat & re-entry
Community Discussion: How can we support returning veterans and their families?
This event is part of the Coming Home Project and marks the launch of a series of free workshops for veterans and their families presented by Deep Stream Zen Institute & Buddhist Peace Fellowship.
Saturday, January 20, 2006
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open to Iraq and Afghanistan vets and families.
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Cost: Free Admission - Veterans & their Families
$10 Suggested Donation - General Public. No one turned away.
Public Info: 415-387-0800
Thurs., January 25, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Protecting Elders: Legal Issues –
A Center for Judicial Excellence Probate Forum
“Protecting Elders: Legal Issues” is an opportunity to learn about what systems are in place for elders, and how our courts can improve the judicial process to better protect our seniors. “According to the best available estimates, between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care or protection.” Join Alameda County Superior Court Judge Julie Conger, the Elder Financial Protection Network's Jenfer Duane, Elder Law & Civil Rights Attorney Liza DeVries and others, in understanding and improving ways our courts and social programs support and protect elders.
San Rafael Corporate Center -- 750 Lindaro Street.
Open to the general public. All ages welcome.
Fri., January 26, 7 pm
“Healing People and the Planet.”
Charlotte Brody joins us in a conversation. She describes her work on health care and community organizing through organizations including Health Care Without Harm and Commonweal.
Center for Regenerative Design
2007 COMmunity Profile Series -
Andres Edwards, Sim Van der Ryn
All programs at College of Marin, Olney Hall Auditorium, 7-9 pm , Kentfield, CA
SAT., JANUARY 27, 10 am - 4 pm
Bay Area Environmental Education Fair,
Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall, San Rafael.
Over 100 exhibitors and workshops for educators and parents highlight this all day event. Information on the latest in classroom materials, environmental education programs, field trip sites, conservation techniques, wildlife education and some of what this annual fair offers. $12 - adults, teens/seniors - $10, children - $8.
13" X 3.5" vinyl long lasting bumper sticker, the same one at the BEACH IMPEACH event in San Francisco and featured in the ABC -7 newscast. Buy one - $1.50 + SH
IMPEACH! - 2.25" Button
These are the same buttons worn at the BEACH IMPEACH event on January 6 in San Francisico. Tell the world where you stand!
Buy one - $2.00 + SH
Buy ten - $15.00 +SH