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March 1, 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
THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND

THURS., MARCH 1, 4 - 6 pm
NO MIGRA - STAND IN SOLIDARITY 
OPPOSE - I.C.E. RAIDS 
AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
3rd Street & IRWIN, SAN RAFAEL 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been making raids in the Canal Neighborhood of San Rafael.
Demand an end to this family breaking tactic.
Work to make Marin a "county of sanctuary".
Stand Up for your Neighbors
Support Human Rights
OPPOSE THE I.C.E. RAIDS in Marin and Elsewhere. Say NO to Gestapo Immigration Raids in the Bay Area

Sat. March 3 - 10am - 12:30 
MARIN TENANTS ORGANIZING MEETINGS
We Need Your Help.... to participate in a county wide Tenants Organizing Project. If you or someone you know is currently experiencing housing issues and would like to participate in this project. The two meetings are for tenants about tenant's issues. Please join us in developing the structure and direction for the Tenants Organizing project. 
An organizing committee will be developed from tenants to establish the policies to promote affordable housing for renters in Marin. Contact: Olivia Beltran, of Grassroots Leadership Network of Marin at (415) 451-4350 Ext. 306, e-mail: obeltran@mcgln.org
Pickleweed Park Community Center 
50 Canal Street San Rafael, CA 94901

Sat., March 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m 
HEALTH CARE “FAIR” 
PROMOTING SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE 
Hill Community Room at 1560 Hill Road in Novato. 
There will be booths, games, a skit, a raffle, speakers, and face painting and other children’s entertainment provided by Lauren Lees. Barrie Massie, Chief of Cardiology at the SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will be among the speakers. 
There will also be health care professionals on hand with information on such subjects as weight control and pharmaceuticals, but the main focus is on educating attendees on why, in this year when competing health insurance reforms are dominating the agenda in Sacramento, a single-payer system is still by far the best option 
Booths at the fair will offer such games as Health Jeopardy and Not-So-Trivial Pursuits. A short program will be held at 2:15, and various speakers will appear intermittently. A 3-minute version of “The Healthcare Solution” video will be shown continuously, accompanied by popcorn and lemonade. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 717-9053.

Sun., March 4, 12noon - 3pm
PEACE GATHERING - Vigil
The Plaza
San Rafael, 4th St.
Come join with Marin youth creating space for PEACE. Bring signs, instruments and your soul. Great opportunity to interact with Sunday strollers. Every Sunday!

Tues., March 6, 7:p.m. 
DFA - Marin - Meetup
DOUBLE HEADER PRESENTATION:
1. SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE FOR ALL
As a public service, Democracy For America-Marin will present a 20
minute documentary film “The Healthcare Solution: California OneCare”
Esther Wanning and Greg Brockbank, co-chairs of Health
Care for All-Marin, will provide details about the single-payer bill
now being considered by the California legislature.
2. PREVENT HERBICIDES IN OUR WATERSHED
The Marin Municipal Water District may decide to restart spraying
Roundup, a toxic herbicide, in the MMWD watershed. Dr. Larry Rose will discuss potential long term health risks and alternatives at the monthly meeting of Democracy for America-Marin At the Town Center Community Room in Corte Madera.
For information, contact Carole Mills:
(415) 246-5837 or csmills@sbcglobal.net

WED., MARCH 7, 7-9 pm. 
"Town Hall Meeting on Clean Energy". 
NUSD Board Room, 7th and Grant, Novato. Sponsored by Sustainable Novato and College of Marin. Open to everyone. No charge. Top local and regional experts and civic leaders discuss with citizens how Novato can significantly scale up renewable power, energy efficiency and conservation while managing risk, holding electricity rates stable and greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions harmful to our climate, economy, health, water supply and agriculture. For more information, phone 415-898-2502.

Thurs., March 8, 8:00-9:30 AM 
MARIN LINK WORKSHOP
Strategic Planning and Sustainability: Many non-profits start projects without assessing staff resources and without creating clear plans. This hour and a half workshop will help create a new model of planning, which incorporates sustainable growth with respect for staff and organization resources and limits. We will focus on goal setting for 2007.
MarinLink
2620 The Mall at Northgate
San Rafael CA 94901 (between Rite Aid and Sears) 

Sat., March 10, 3 pm
RACHEL CORRIE MEMORIAL CONCERT
In Support of the Rachel Corrie Foundation 
In a private home in San Rafael, Marin, California
Guest Speaker: Paul Larudee 
Music for piano, cello, harp and voice. Musicians to include
Doug Adamz, Jane and Hannah Jewell, and Bob Banos. 
Members of Terra Linda High School will read Rachel Corrie's letters.
Suggested minimum donation: $20 
Tickets on sale in advance only. 
Call 415 507 0633 for details
Please make tax deductible checks payable to the Rachel Corrie Foundation
http://www.rachelcorriefoundation.org

Mon., March 12, 6:00 p.m. presentation follows
MPJC’s – Town Hall / Potluck Series
The Immigrant’s Plight 
The Struggle of Marin’s Workforce 
Douglas Mundo, founding director of the Canal Welcome Center will talk about the Canal Neighborhood of San Rafael and its resident's struggle in the face of current immigration debates, pending legislation and recent sweeps and raids performed by I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in the Canal Neighborhood.
David Escobar, (Lenka-Poton), director of Three Nations Indian Circle, board member on the Marin American Indian Alliance and an aide for Canal’s Supervisor Steve Kinsey, has been an activist member and supporter of the indigenous Native American community, and seeks broader understanding for the many indigenous Central American native residents of the Canal. 
Come hear from and learn about your neighbors.
First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Dr., San Rafael. 
Please, come join us for a potluck and informative town hall discussion. No time to prepare something for the potluck? Come anyway and learn about this important issue in Marin. Ample time for questions, answers and solutions always permitted.

Fri., March 16, 7 p.m. 
Charles McGlashan, 
“Visioning a Green Community for Marin.” 
Join us in a conversation with Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan as he describes his vision supporting sustainable practices in Marin County.
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., March 17, 9am - 5pm
Investing for a Green Economy: 
A Workshop Presented by the Solar Living Institute 
How can we redirect millions of investment dollars towards building a green economy?
Join cutting edge financial professionals and visionaries (Rudolf Steiner Foundation, BALLE, New Resource Bank, Progressive Asset Management, Kranenburg Capital Management, and Center for the Development of Social Finance) in an interactive day that will educate and empower you to re-direct your investment dollars into building a green economy. 
Fort Mason Center
Room C190
San Francisco, CA 94123-1382
http://www.solarliving.org/store/product.asp?catid=13&pid=1542 or 707-744-2017

Sat., March 17,10am – 2pm
Free Community Shredding Event
Your community could be next…
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area’s leading provider of real estate services, today announced its second Green Marin community event: Free Community Shredding Day. It will partner with Saralee Basseri of its affiliate Princeton Capital, home lending experts, to bring this innovative SHREDDING event to Marin clients and communities. Come shred your sensitive documents with us. Please documents and papers only, no plastics.
711 Grand Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
Coldwell Banker San Rafael offices

Sat., March17, 2 - 4pm. 
Valmar Schaaf 
Memorial Celebration 
The Social Justice Center of Marin Board of Directors graciously invites you to join us in celebrating the life of Valmar Schaaf on Saturday, March 17, 2007 from 2-4pm. We will gather at Falkirk Cultural Center which is located at 1408 Mission Street in San Rafael.A program in honor of Val will take place from 2-3pm, and refreshments will be offered from 3-4pm.
Falkirk Center is wheelchair accessible from the rear entrance.
As an activist, Val was involved in countless causes and groups for much of his life. He worked with unions, peace & justice groups, anti-war groups, pro-Palestine groups, etc. He and his wife Evelyn spearheaded the Living Wage Ordinance project in Marin County most recently, which set an increased minimum wage for In-Home Support Services workers, private contractors with the county who have $25,000 contracts minimum, and county employees who weren't covered by any union contract. He was a board member of the Social Justice Center of Marin for many years, and was an active member of Media Action Marin up until his death. Val was always calm & reasoning, even in the midst of controversy around him. His advice was ever straight to the point and without pretense. He has left a legacy of tireless, deeply devoted activism as a glowing example for all of us to emulate. He will be greatly missed.

Sun., March 18, 12noon
MASSIVE PEACE MARCH 
TO END THE WAR
Justin Herman Plaza
March to Civic Center
On March 17–18, 2007, tens of thousands of people will be marching in the streets of San Francisco in what will be the largest antiwar protests since 50,000 people demonstrated in September 2005. March 17–18 will be Global Days of Action against war and occupation with demonstrations taking place in hundreds of cities around the world to mark the fourth anniversary of the start of the "shock and awe" invasion of Iraq. Anti-war organizations are calling for mass demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and other cities and towns throughout the United States as anti-war actions take place throughout the world on this global day of action. MPJC urges that everyone in the antiwar movement come together in unity against the criminal actions of the U.S. government. In San Francisco, the march and rally will take place on Sunday, March 18. (The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is taking place on Sat., March 17 in SF.)

Sat. March 24, 
9am – 5pm
Cuban Medical School 
Scholarship Conference Laney College, Oakland, 
Study at the Latin America School of Medicine
Havana, Cuba
Come learn how you can become one of 500 American students studying to become a doctor through Cuba’s full scholarship program. Keynote Speaker - Rev. Lucius Walker, Jr.
More than 100 US students are currently studying to become doctors in Cuba at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba. The students come from the humblest areas of the US where medical care is scarce and expensive.
They pursue the dream of a lifetime, thanks to Cuba’s generous offer of 500 full scholarships which includes: tuition, books and room and board.
Upon graduation, they will honor their commitment to practice medicine in underserved areas in the US.
The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to set up a pipeline that will return well trained, community-oriented Black, Latino, Native American and Asian doctors to serve medically underserved communities in the US.
Laney College
Student Center
Room 401, A & B
900 Fallon St. Oakland, CA

Thur., April 12, 8:00-9:30 AM. 
MARIN LINK WORKSHOP
Discovering Funding Resources
Most of the money given to non-profits comes from individuals. The non-profits that realize how to cultivate this vast resource fulfill their program goals, diversify their income sources, and predict more accurately income from year to year. We will present information which will systematize this fund raising method, and teach you how to develop your own network of funders.
MarinLink
2620 The Mall at Northgate
San Rafael CA 94901 (between Rite Aid and Sears)

Fri., April 13, 7 p.m. 
Robert Reich 
“Democracy, Education for the New Economy.” 
Join us in a conversation with Professor of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich as he describes his vision for the role of democracy and education for shaping the future.
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

Friday May 25, 7 p.m. 
Peter Calthorpe 
“New Cities for the 21st Century.” 
Join us in a conversation with Peter Calthorpe as he describes how community design with a focus on environmental sustainability and human scale can be adapted throughout the globe.
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

THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 26 MARIN COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING
Following is the schedule of films that are seldom, if ever, seen on PBS that are now showing on southern Marin’s Comcast Cable Channel #26

WEDNESDAY 2.28.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)
4:00 pm PALESTINE IS STILL THE ISSUE
5:00 pm REFUSENIKS 
6:30 pm 9/11 THE MYTH AND THE REALITY #2
10:30 pm SPIRAL INTO IT

THURSDAY 3.1.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)
4:00 pm WHO KILLED JOHN O’NEIL 
7:30 pm MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION PRESENTS:
PREVIEW OF UP COMING SHOWS
THE MONOPOLY MEN, During the Wilson presidency, the U.S. government sanctions the creation of the Federal Reserve. Thought by many to be a government organization maintained to provide financial accountability in the event of a domestic depression, the actual business of the Fed is shrouded in secrecy. Many Americans will be shocked to discover that the principle business of the Fed is to print money from nothing, lend it to the U.S. government and charge interest on these loans. Who keeps the interest? Good question. Find out as the connective tissue between this and other top-secret international organizations is explored and exposed. Hosted by Dean Stockwell.

9:30 pm 9/11; THE ROAD TO TYRANNY

FRIDAY 3.2.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)
5:00 pm THE LOSS OF LIBERTY
9:30 pm 9/11 THE GREAT CONSPIRACY

MONDAY 3.5.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)

TUESDAY 3.6.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)

WEDNESDAY 3.7.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)
7:00 pm 9/11 THE GREAT DECEPTION
10:30 pm SPIRAL INTO IT

THURSDAY 3.8.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)
6:30 pm CRIMINAL INDIFFERENCE
7:30 pm MPJC PRESENTS: AMERICA; FROM FREEDOM TO FACISIM Determined to find the law that requires Americans to pay income tax, Aaron Russo (producer of THE ROSE, TRADING PLACES) sets out on a journey. Neither left- nor right-wing, this startling examination exposes the systematic erosion of civil liberties in America. Through interviews with US Congressmen, a former IRS Commissioner, former IRS and FBI agents, tax attorneys and authors, Russo connects the dots between money creation, federal income tax, voter fraud, the national identity card (becoming law in May 2008) and the implementation of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to track citizens.

FRIDAY 3.9.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)
9:00 pm PEARL HARBOR SACRIFICED

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