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APRIL 4, 2007
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MPJC Special Events
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THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 26:
MPJC SPECIAL EVENTS

APRIL 14, 2007 
NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
STEP IT UP, CONGRESS!
CUT CARBON 80% BY 2050
MORNING ACTIVITIES
BIKE TO THE FUTURE - Time: Meet at 10:00 a.m., leave at 11:00 a.m. Location: Three Locations - Mill Valley Community Center parking lot, San Rafael's 4th Street Plaza, Fairfax at old Albertson's Parking Lot. What: Bike to the Future is designed to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes on a more daily bases. All groups will meet separately then ride to San Anselmo to the Step It Up event at Memorial Park. Contact MPJC: jimmyjustice@gmail.com  
See below for more Marin Step it Up Events

Saturday, April 21st, 7:30 PM 
Norman Solomon’s film War Made Easy
An MPJC Special Independent Media Event 
Come to the sneak preview of Norman Solomon’s film War Made Easy (45 min.), narrated by Sean Penn. Author and media critic, Solomon will speak on Iraq and Beyond: Endless War or Informed Democracy? How do presidents and pundits use spin to win public support for war?
This event will take place at Olney Hall, College of Marin, in Kentfield. Tickets only $8 at the door. For info/directions go to www.mpjc.org/imc. Wheelchair accessible.
THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND

Fri., April 6, 11 am 
Marin City Report
COMMUNITY UPDATE FORUM
Marin City Community Center Lounge
The Marin City Community Update Monthly Forum is sponsored by ISOJI, CSD and Council of Organizations. This is a tentative info-filled agenda subject to change. We are asking all participants meet the challenge of being on time. Our famous undeniable delicious Blackberry Pies with low sugar/fats Ice Cream “can be” an incentive.

Sunday, April 8, Noon
Code Pink Golden Gate Bridge 
Convergence for Peace
Start at the north or south end of the bridge at noon and 
converge in the middle Signs and banners are prohibited 
on the bridge - find create ways to get your message across 
-- clothing, peace sign, paint your face, wear lots of pink
Information: Toby - 510-215-5974

Mon., April 9, 6:00 p.m. 
MPJC's – Town Hall / Potluck Series
Potluck with special Be the Media presentation following
Be the Media - presented by David Mathison 
Learn to make a difference by being "local grassroots media"!
BE THE MEDIA, the book, is an independent media encyclopedia written and compiled by David Mathison. Come hear David talk about the exciting dynamics of new independent media methods and learn how you can get in the game of grassroots media.
The goal of the book is to:
• Give you the tools you'll need to inexpensively create and widely distribute your content
• Promote positive social change by enabling people-powered, community-based, participatory media
• Support open, democratic media platforms that provide fair and equal access for all
• Reinvigorate the public domain by promoting the Creative Commons
First United Methodist Church
9 Ross Valley Dr
San Rafael
(across from Bedrock Music on the Miracle Mile)
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 and answers are always permitted.

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

APRIL 14, 2007 
NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
STEP IT UP, CONGRESS!
CUT CARBON 80% BY 2050
MORNING ACTIVITIES 
INSPIRATIONAL HIKE ON MT TAM FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN (Environmental Education Council of Marin) Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Location: Rock Springs Parking Lot What: Brief walk to stunning overlook of the Pacific for reflection about global warming and impacts on local ecosystems. Longer hike preceding—contact for more info. Contact: storm-petrel@care2.com
STEP IT UP: A GREEN SANGHA ACTION - Time: Morning. Location: Contact for more info. What: Set up education tables at supermarkets across the county with signs, banners, info hand-outs, petitions to Congress, and smiles. Contact: stuartfieldmoody@hotmail.com
BIKE TO THE FUTURE - Time: Meet at 10:00 a.m., leave at 11:00 a.m. Location: Three Locations - Mill Valley Community Center parking lot, San Rafael's 4th Street Plaza, Fairfax at old Albertson's Parking Lot. What: Bike to the Future is designed to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes on a more daily bases. All groups will meet separately then ride to San Anselmo to the Step It Up event at Memorial Park. Contact MPJC: jimmyjustice@gmail.com 
ECUMENICAL WORSHIP SERVICE Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: San Francisco Theological Seminary, 105 Seminary Rd. What: Short service on climate change followed by walk to Memorial Park for San Anselmo Event. Contact: prc@sfts.edu
FAIRFAX CONFRONTS GLOBAL WARMING Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Bolinas Road Park, 142 Bolinas Rd. What: Rally and speakers followed by March to STEP IT UP ROSS VALLEY! Contact: ltremaine@townoffairfax.org
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
STEP IT UP, ROSS VALLEY! Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Memorial Park, San Anselmo. Educational, inspirational event where other Step It Up groups will be converging. Information tables, pledge wall, music and kids’ activities. 12:30--Group Photo. 1:00--Speakers: Jared Huffman, Charles McGlashan and others. Contact: bthornton9000@yahoo.com
STEP IT UP, SOUTHERN MARIN! Time: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Location: Audubon Center Tiburon, 376 Greenwood Beach Rd. What: A family friendly, educational event in a beautiful Sanctuary on the Bay with children’s views, CO2 pledges on a clothesline, fuel efficient cars, maps of rising sea levels. Speakers Richard Heinberg, Ken Smokoska, Betsy Rosenberg. Contact: greengalaxy@sbcglobal.net 
STEP IT UP, SAN RAFAEL! Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Location: Second St. between A St. and Lindaro. This area will be under water if sea level rises only one meter. Wear blue and bring signs. Also bring snorkels and masks! Contact: contact@SustainableSanRafael.org
HEY GM! PLUG IN HYBRIDS NOT HUMMERS NOW!—Clean Cars & Polar Bears Rally for Climate-Friendly Transport. Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Location: San Rafael GM Hummer Dealership, 2 Shoreline Parkway, 
Hosted by Working Assets & the MMOB.org, in partnership with Rainforest Action Network & CalCars. 
Contact: felicitycrush@mmob.org
For More Info see http://events.stepitup2007.org/ or www.eecom.net or call (415) 485-4908

Saturday, April 21st, 7:30 PM 
Norman Solomon’s film War Made Easy
An MPJC Special Independent Media Event 
Come to the sneak preview of Norman Solomon’s film War Made Easy (45 min.), narrated by Sean Penn. Author and media critic, Solomon will speak on Iraq and Beyond: Endless War or Informed Democracy? How do presidents and pundits use spin to win public support for war?
This event will take place at Olney Hall, College of Marin, in Kentfield. Tickets only $8 at the door. For info/directions go to www.mpjc.org/imc. Wheelchair accessible.

Sat. April 21, 5-10pm 
Fairfax Open Space 
Third Annual BENEFIT / PARTY
Fairfax Women’s Club, 49 Park Road, Fairfax
Musicians: Otis Scarecroe, Steve Wolf, The Tom Finch Band
Tickets: $20, advanced: on sale in Fairfax at Bookbeat and the Town Hall night of event: at the door...
PRICE includes: Lasagne dinner, beer and wine
There will be a Raffle & Silent Auction
The Fairfax Open Space Committee was founded three years ago to preserve open space in and around Fairfax. The committee was key in acquiring a pristine nine-acre redwood grove, home to spotted owls, in Cascade Canyon.
The Committee’s goals include saving natural lands for recreation and wildlife corridors and linking our town’s open spaces with existing Marin open spaces wherever possible. We are working in collaboration with other groups in an effort to acquire, for open space, 100 acres of beautiful ridgeline property with meadows and woods that overlooks the northern borders of our town.
Our third annual benefit on April 21st is to help raise awareness and funds for these projects, which will preserve our beautiful natural environment for future generations. 
Denise Ferry
dferry@earthlink.net

Sunday, April 22, at 7:00 PM.
LA PEÑA COMMUNITY CHORUS 
The La Peña Community Chorus will perform at the Larkspur Café Theatre on Their program will combine traditional black Peruvian and indigenous Andean music, as well as slides from their recent tour of Peru.
Founded in 1978 by Chilean refugees at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, the Chorus sings songs in support of peoples' struggles for peace and social justice. They are known throughout the Bay Area for their Latin American New Song (Nueva Cancion) repertoire, and they have traveled to Chile, Cuba, and Mexico to share their stories, songs, and images.
The Theatre is located at 500 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur. Doors open at 5:30 for dinner before the show. Tickets are $25, not including dinner. There is no reserved seating. This is a benefit performance for Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. For advance tickets and information please call 415/924-3227 or go to www.mitfamericas.org

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.
Sonoma State University, The Commons
A Talk with Retired Colonel Ann Wright -- After 26 years in the Army and Army Reserves and 15 years as a diplomat with the State Dept., Ann Wright resigned in protest over the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq. She has been an anti-war activist ever since, working with Cindy Sheehan at Camp Casey and Medea Benjamin with CodePink. Her visit to Sonoma County is sponsored by the Sonoma Peace & Justice Center and Project Censored.

Sun., May 20, 6 pm
The Social Justice Center of Marin 
Annual Meeting and Dinner 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. Beverages and socializing will begin at 6pm, followed by a catered dinner from West End Cafe at 7pm, with the meeting and keynote speaker starting at 7:30pm.
Keynote speaker: Heidi Kuhn, founder and CEO of Roots of Peace, is our dynamic keynote speaker this year. Heidi Kuhn was deeply inspired in September 1997 to create an organization dedicated to the eradication of landmines worldwide. With a simple toast in the living room of her home that the world may go from Mines to Vines, a global initiative was launched from the heart of a mother of four children following the death of the late Princess Diana who catapulted the issue of landmines to the forefront of the international agenda.
The Task Forces of the Social Justice Center will give brief reports, and current board members will be introduced. We hope to have new board members to introduce and vote on as well. Our newly founded Advisory Board will be welcomed and introduced also.
Admission is $45 with no one turned away for lack of funds. 
We hope to see you there!

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

NEW MPJC VIDEO PROJECT - INTERESTED IN THE BEST POLITICAL VIDEOS AROUND? FEATURING LOCAL VIDEOS BY WALDO PICKETT MINI DOCS, JOHN PARULIS Brightpath Video and FISHBOB MICRO FILMS
We are compiling, uploading and linking the best of the best, so if you're out there looking OR CREATING VIDEOS, please send those gems our way so we can bring the best of the best to our loyal MPJC visitors.
Click on the links below to view!
VIDEO Blog Archive

▼ April (1)
Die-in for Peace
▼  March (8)
Shock & Awe + 4
March for Immigration Reform
George W. & Jimmy Joe
The Minute Men
NO MIGRA - 3rd & Irwin Rally
NO MIGRA - CANAL WATCH
What Would You Do?

▼  February (7)
Rally 'round Watada
Let Haiti Live
I Ain’t Killin' Anymore
The Tale of Two Dumps
Exploring Legal Issues Surrounding Elder Abuse, Pa...
Legal Issues Surrounding Elder Abuse Part II
Labor Against the War-January 27 SF Docks

THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 26: 
Marin Community Programming. 
Following is the schedule of films that are seldom if ever seen on PBS which are now showing on southern Marin’s Comcast Cable Channel #26

Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman
9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday (repeats on Channel 22 at midnight)

Wednesday, April 4
5:30-6:50 PM UNTIL WHEN An intimate in-depth portrait of Palestinian lives today. 
7:00-7:30 PM THIS IS NOT YOUR WAR is the poignant testimony of Lynn Gras, an American nurse volunteer, who was giving training in neonatal intensive care in Palestinian hospitals under siege during the Israeli attacks on Gaza and Ramallah in May of 2002. We follow Lynn as she travels through the occupied territories, negotiating checkpoints and encountering many dangers along the way. A brief history of the region is interwoven with the narrative.

Thursday, April 5
4:00-5:00PM REFUSENIKS Though from very different backgrounds, the two Israeli soldiers in our story refusie to participate in the cycle of violence and hatred between Israelis and Palestinians. They are among 500 Israeli Reserve Officers who have signed a letter refusing to serve against the Palestinians 

5:30-6:40 PM HIJACKING CATASTROPHE: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire places the Bush Administration’s false justifications for war in Iraq with the larger context of a two-decade struggle by neo-conservatives to dramatically increase military spending in the wake of the Cold War, and to expand American power globally by means of force. 

7:30 - 9:30 pm — MPJC PRESENTS:
7:30 - 8:50 pm IRAQ FOR SALE: The War Profiteers (75 minutes) Muckraking director Robert Greenwald compiles a catalog of greed and corruption among private contractors in Iraq, focusing primarily on Halliburton, Blackwater Security Consulting and CACI International. The film traces connections between the contractors and the Republican Party and documents the buying of influence and rigged accounting systems. A must-see film! For detailed information, visit: http://iraqforsale.org/facts.php
8:50 - 9:30 pm VOTERGATE follows a young team on their nationwide investigation of the current problems with our voting systems and elections procedures. Fast-paced and engaging, Votergate reveals the shocking story of how touchscreen voting systems are highly susceptible to hacking and how these systems are being implemented across the country without the proper checks and balances to insure accuracy and accountability.

Friday, April 6
4:30-5:50 pm PEACE, PROPAGANDA AND THE PROMISED LAND (80 minutes) Combining American and British TV news clips with observations of analysts, journalists, and political activists, the film provides a historical overview, a striking media comparison, and an examination of factors that have distorted U.S. media coverage and, in turn, American public opinion. 

Monday, April 9
6:00-6:45 PM EDWARD SAID: ON ORIENTALISM In this engaging and lavishly illustrated interview, Said argues that the Western (especially American) understanding of the Middle East as a place full of villains and terrorists ruled by Islamic fundamentalism produces a deeply distorted image of the diversity and complexity of millions of Arab peoples. He unearths the intellectual roots of “Orientalism” in the history of imperial conquest stemming back to the 18th century. It is this legacy of “difference” and mistrust that must be overcome if conflict, discord and violence are not 
to be humanity’s permanent future.

7:30-8:00 PM INTERVIEW: ILAN PAPPE Haifa University Professor Ilan Pappe is the academic director of the Research Institute for Peace at Jivad Haviva and writes extensively on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the history of the 1948 war. 

Wednesday, April 11
6:30-7:00 PM THE WALL OF SHAME The wall being constructed on the West Bank by the Israeli government is twenty-five feet high. Studded with guard towers and armaments, and encrusted with high-tech sensors, the wall separates Palestinians from their own farms, their own neighbors, and from the Israeli settlements subsidized lavishly by the Israeli government. Alternate Focus cameraman Rodney Devereaux brings us face-to-face with the wall and its implications.

Thursday, April 12, 7:30 - 9:30 pm — MPJC PRESENTS:
7:30 - 8:30 PM Arlington West—Tourists from all over the world come to the Santa Monica Pier. As they descend the steps from the pier's playground, an ever-growing tribute of crosses, set up every Sunday by Veterans for Peace, is there to greet them between the fun zone above and the boundless ocean below. For the living, this film asks, "How could this have happened?" For the dead, it asks, "Why?

8:30 - 9:25 PM A Little Light'll Do Ya: Defending Democracy in America: As the January 6, 2005 deadline for a challenge to the Electoral College vote drew near, a tiny village on the California coast sent a delegation and an award-winning documentary team to Ohio and Washington, D.C. to get the facts. They found overwhelming evidence of a stolen election and a small, diverse group of committed people defending democracy against overwhelming odds. You can view this online at: http://eon.blip.tv/file/75731/

9:25 - 9:30 PM Run to the Rock (also called "O Sinnerman") is a powerful 4-minute montage interweaving the creation of the word "IMPEACH" by 1,000 people at Ocean Beach in San Francisco on January 6, 2007 with images of the US war on Iraq and our "misleaders" who continue to perpetrate it. It can also be seen online at: http://www.ifilm.com/video/2827514
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