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March 8, 2007
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LIVE YOUR DREAM SO OTHERS MAY LIVE THEIRS
CANAL I.C.E. RAIDS
EMERGENCY VIGILS AND MEETINGS 
CONCERNING HOMELAND SECURITY RAIDS IN THE CANAL
Fri., March 9, 4 - 6 pm
NO MIGRA - NO RAIDS - NO I.C.E.
Emergency Rally/Vigil
Support the MARIN Immigrant Community
STOP the I.C.E.HOLES
3rd and Irwin, San Rafael
Bring signs, instruments, banners and your friends. Come support your neighbors. Tell Homeland Security that we are secure in the Canal. I.C.E. can go away we don’t need your interference in our neighborhoods. Don’t call on us, we’ll call you. 
Keep out, stay away. We’re not kidding!

Mon., March 12, 6:00 p.m. (note changes*) MPJC WILL CONVENE AT THIS EVENT
EMERGENCY MEETING* 
CANAL COMMUNITY * (formerly MPJC's)– 
Town Hall / Potluck 
The Immigrant's Plight 
The Struggle of Marin's Workforce
STOP HOME INVASIONS*
NO MIGRA  - NO RAIDS - NO ICE* 
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.
BREAKOUT GROUPS - SOLUTIONS - OPEN MIC
MANY OTHER SPEAKERS* AND ORGANIZATIONS ATTENDING*
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.
Support your neighbors.
Ample time for questions, answers and solutions always permitted.
PICKLEWEED COMMUNITY CENTER*
50 Canal St.
San Rafael, CA 94901

THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND

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)

Fri., March 9, 4 - 6 pm
NO MIGRA - NO RAIDS - NO I.C.E.
Emergency Rally/Vigil
Support the MARIN Immigrant Community
STOP the I.C.E.HOLES
3rd and Irwin, San Rafael
Bring signs, instruments, banners and your friends. Come support your neighbors. Tell Homeland Security that we are secure in the Canal. I.C.E. can go away we don’t need your interference in our neighborhoods. Don’t call on us, we’ll call you. 
Keep out, stay away. We’re not kidding!

Sat.,, March 10, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. 
Bill of Rights Defense Committee - (BORDC)
Meet Nancy Talanian, founder of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), and James X. Dempsey, Policy Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)
Nancy Talanian will talk about how BORDC’s work has transformed concern, outrage, and fear over new laws and policies into a coordinated national movement, and she will outline BORDC’s ambitious plans to restore civil liberties and human rights in the future. Jim Dempsey of CDT will join Nancy to address post 9/11 legislation issues such as PATRIOT Act oversight and warrantless domestic surveillance. Jim, who is a member of BORDC’s Advisory Board, is a legal expert on electronic surveillance, privacy and national security who testifies regularly before congressional committees. He is a co-author, with David Cole, of Terrorism and the Constitution. 
At the home of Tom Fallon and Dolores Mosqueda
15 Plumas Avenue, San Anselmo, California
RSVP by Monday, March 5, by calling 1-888-412-6732 or via email to Meredith@bordc.org
For information or directions on the day of the event please call Brian Kie Weissbuch at 415-246-6815.

Sat., March 10, 10AM - 4PM 
Emergency Summit to Prevent War with Iran 
UC Berkeley
“IF YOU LIKE WAR IN IRAQ, 
YOU’LL LOVE WAR ON IRAN”
So goes the tagline on a new ad by Physicians for Social Responsibility. 
As Congress and the mainstream media are distracted by the new troop escalation in Iraq, little attention is given to the much more consequential reality that we may be only a few months, weeks, or even days away from a new and potentially more horrifying war. 
At this summit, a wide range of organizations and activists are coming together to take a serious look at how, together, we may be successful in preventing an attack on Iran. See the end of this message for a partial list of organizations that have confirmed their attendance in this summit. 
Due to the urgency of this matter, this summit is being organized in a short timeframe. Please help this effort by emailing your RSVP as soon as possible and by taking the initiative to contact other organizations that may be interested in the goal of the summit.
Please RSVP (your name, email address, phone contact, and your organization’s name) as soon as possible by sending an email to: RSVP@HandsOffIran.org
For the latest up-to-date details visit: www.handsoffiran.org

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

Sun., March 11, 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!

Mon., March 12, 6:00 p.m. (note changes*)
EMERGENCY MEETING* 
CANAL COMMUNITY * (formerly MPJC's)– 
Town Hall / Potluck 
The Immigrant's Plight 
The Struggle of Marin's Workforce
STOP HOME INVASIONS*
NO MIGRA NO RAIDS* 
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.
MANY OTHER SPEAKERS* AND ORGANIZATIONS ATTENDING*
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.
Support your neighbors.
Ample time for questions, answers and solutions always permitted.
PICKLEWEED COMMUNITY CENTER*
50 Canal St.
San Rafael, CA 94901

Tues., March 13, 7:30 pm
The Oil Agenda In Iraq
Speaker - Antonia Juhasz
The Redwoods Auditorium
40 Camino Alto/Miller Ave
Mill Valley
Antonia is the Author of “The Bush Agenda” and numerous articles as well as a frequent lecturer and appears on TV and Radio regularly as an authority on the close ties between oil companies and the administration that led us into war with Iraq.
Sponsored by Seniors for Peace in celebration of their 4th anniversary of continuing demonstrations and activities.
Donations for speaker honorarium are appreciated.

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., March 17, 11 am
The Big (MARIN) Peace March
The Plaza – San Rafael, 4th St.
An inspiring community march and festival for peace 
11am – Noon: Music and Gathering at San Rafael Plaza (downtown next to Bank of America)
Noon – 1pm: Inspiring Peace Rally at the Plaza
1 – 2pm: March through San Rafael
2 – 4pm: Peace Party at the Plaza
Join Next Generation, the Marin Peace Action Team, and hundreds of people for a positive, hopeful march and party for peace in Iraq. 
As the President calls for increased war spending and more troops for Iraq – and Congress debates its response – our community is coming together show that the American people stand strongly for peace.
Join your community for an intergenerational, local action, one of hundreds taking place nationwide on the weekend marking the 4-year anniversary of the invasion, and calling for an end to the war. Featuring music, inspiring speakers, a creative march and an engaging community peace party at the Plaza. 
People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join us for a day of hope, community, celebration and local action for peace. Contact us for more information, to endorse this action, or to get involved! 
The momentum for peace is building. Now is the time to come together to end this war. 
Organized by Next Generation and the Marin Peace Action Team
www.gonextgeneration.org 415.459.6398 
Endorsed by the Marin Peace and Justice Coalition, the Marin County Youth Commission, and other community leaders and organizations.

Sat., March 17, 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.
In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a contribution in Val's name, to the "Social Justice Center of Marin". If you choose, you can designate that the funds be used for the two task forces that Val most recently worked on, just write "Media Action Marin" and or "Living Wage Ordinance" on the "Memo" line on the check. Your generosity contributes to continuing Val’s work in the social justice community.
You may send your contributions to the following:
Social Justice Center of Marin
1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Suite 18
San Anselmo, Ca. 94960

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.)

MON., MARCH 19, 7-11am
Chevron World Headquarters
4 Years of War for Oil -- Enough! Basta!
STOP THE IRAQ OIL THEFT LAW!
NO BLOOD OR OIL!
CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW!
TO STOP WAR, END EMPIRE!
End Chevron's Oil Crimes from Richmond to Iraq! 
Protest, Rally, Nonviolent Direct Action
Chevron World Headquarters
Bollinger Canyon Road at Sunset, San Ramon, CA 6001 
just East of Hwy 680 (from Walnut Creek BART: a short County Connection shuttle 121, or flat 12 mile bike ride)
Wear Red.
For nonviolent direct action preparation, transportation, to get involved and for more info: www.MySpace.com/ProtestChevron

Thursday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
"¡Salud!," Healthcare film, Screening in Marin
¡Salud! ? a new feature documentary by Academy Award nominee Connie Field ? explores the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls 'one of the world's best health systems.' And for 40 years, Cuba's taken it to the road, their doctors in demand by other struggling nations. Cuba's volunteer corps now posts 28,000 health professionals in 68 countries. Cuban medical schools enroll 30,000 students from other developing areas, an unprecedented undertaking for any country. The film probes the motivations of international students at Havana's Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) where a bold paradigm shift is producing doctors committed to public service. Through these stories and testimony from experts around the world, ¡Salud! traces the opinions and competing agendas that mark the battle for better global health.
Dr. Kay Taylor, a Bay Area gynecologist, will introduce the program. Dr. Taylor retired from Kaiser in 2005 to organize a volunteer medical service called Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC), which provides mobile one-visit care to women in need. Dr. Taylor has worked in Central America with graduates of the Cuban Medical School; and PINCC’s team visited Cuba at ELAM’s invitation in November 2006, toured their medical facilities and discussed future opportunities to work with their graduate doctors. 
The film will be shown at The Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, This event is sponsored by Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas and is a fundraiser to support PINCC's ongoing work. A $5-15 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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

THURSDAY 3.8.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)
4:00 pm DR. STEPHEN JONES ON 9/11
6:30 pm CRIMINAL INDIFFERENCE
7:30 pm MPJC PRESENTS: AMERICA; 
“FROM FREEDOM TO FASCISIM” 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.

9:30 pm “PEACE, PROPAGANDA AND THE 
PROMISED LAND” provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This pivotal documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites--oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others--work in combination with Israeli public relations strategies to exercise a powerful influence over how news from the region is reported.

FRIDAY 3.9.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)
5:00 pm BORN IN THE USA
9:00 pm PEARL HARBOR SACRIFICED

MONDAY 3.12.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)

TUESDAY 3.13.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)
7:30 pm EARTH CHARTER MARIN SUMMIT

WEDNESDAY 3.14.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)
10:30 pm SPIRAL INTO IT

THURSDAY 3.15.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)
7:30 pm MPJC PRESENTS:
“THE GROUND TRUTH” stunned filmgoers at the 2006 Sundance and Nantucket Film Festivals.
Hailed as "powerful" and "quietly unflinching," Patricia Foulkrod's searing documentary feature includes exclusive footage that will stir audiences. The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq - as they experience recruitment and training, combat, homecoming, and the struggle to reintegrate with families and communities. The terrible conflict in Iraq, depicted with ferocious honesty in the film, is a prelude for the even more challenging battles fought by the soldiers returning home – with personal demons, an uncomprehending public, and an indifferent government. As these battles take shape, each soldier becomes a new kind of hero, bearing witness and giving support to other veterans, and learning to fearlessly wield the most powerful weapon of all - the truth.


FRIDAY 3.16.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW ! (also on CH. 22 at 12:00 am)


SUPPORT INDEPENDENT MEDIA !
SPECIAL FROM MAIN STREET MOMS
MARIN'S MAINSTREET MOMS TACKLE CLIMATE CRISIS WITH SOUP & SOLUTIONS
Marin's dynamic Mainstreet Moms (theMMOB.org) are taking on the Climate
Crisis with a series of "Soup & Solutions" evenings across Marin. 

Mon , March 12- In Point Reyes Station, Marin County Supervisor Charles
McGlashan will be addressing the Mainstreet Moms "Actions for Impact" event
at 5:30 pm at the Dance Palace.Free

Mon, March 19 - In Mill Valley on  at 6.30 pm, a screening of the
ground-breaking movie "Who Killed the Electric Car?" will be followed by a
conversation with writer/director Chris Paine at 142 Throckmorton Theatre.
General admission $10.

Tues, March 20 - Stinson Beach Community Center - Mainstreet Moms then
presents Chris Paine returning with his film at 5:30pm. On all evenings, the
Moms will be serving up "Turnaround Soup" with fresh-baked bread to
audiences.
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.