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May 2, 2007
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LIVE YOUR DREAM SO OTHERS MAY LIVE THEIRS
THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND

TONIGHT - 
Wed., May 02, 6:00 PM
BEAT the VETO RALLY
Peace Can\'t Wait Until 2008!!
The Plaza, Downtown San Rafael
There is no outside force that will bring Peace. We are the hope and the change. Come stand with us as we declare a Peace Surge, starting here at home. Help to awaken the sleeping giant of our unity. 
\"Where Love Reigns, the impossible May Be Attained.\" 
SHOW UP OR GIVE UP!

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.

Thurs., May 3, 4 - 7pm 
\"After Innocence\"
The Life After Exoneration Program, The Marin County Public Defenders Office, and The Marin County Bar Association Criminal Law Section Invite you to a screening of the award-winning film “After Innocence”
The Sundance award-winning documentary “After Innocence” tells the dramatic story of innocent men wrongfully imprisoned for decades and then released after DNA proved their innocence. The film focuses on the gripping story of seven men and their emotional journeys back into society and efforts to rebuild their lives.
NO Charge!! 1 Hour MCLE Ethics credit offered at the Marin Civic Center, Jury Assembly Room #244
Local Exonerees will be present after the film to share their experiences and challenges on re-entering society after wrongful conviction.
Tuere Anderson, LCSW and Heather Weigand from the Life After Exoneration Program will discuss the services needed, and challenges faced, of the exonerated after their release from prison.
This event is free of charge (One hour of MCLE Ethics credit available).
RSVP to jsalas@30nsp.org or call 499-1314
Contact: David Brown 499-6321 for further information

Saturday, May 5th, 2007 from 10 - 4
Sustainable Fairfax May Event: 
Sustainable Backyard Class 
141 Bolinas Rd. Fairfax, Ca
Cost: $50 per person 
Morning: Tour of the Sustainable Backyard and Permaculture 101 slide show with Geoff Hall and Kamala Bennett of Sentient Landscape. www.sentientlandscape.com. 
Afternoon: All hands-on projects including: building an herb spiral, setting up a water reclamation system with a swale, starting a worm bin and permaculture planting for habitat and food. 
Sustainable Fairfax began its Sustainable Backyard Class in early September of 2006 at the future site of its Sustainability Center on Bolinas Road in Fairfax. Taught by Sentient Landscape designers Kamala Bennett and Geoff Hall, participants are learning different techniques that they can use in their own backyards. Classes included harvesting water, growing live soil, composting, mulching, creating habitat, wildlife diversity, integrated pest management, using recycled materials, and solar features in the garden.
For more information and to signup for the class please contact, Pam Hartwell-Herrero at (415) 269-0621, pam@sustainablefairfax.org

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m 
California Clean Money Campaign 
There will be a showing of a Bill Moyers’ video on the subject for newcomers at 9:45. We will be joined by the California Clean Money Campaign’s Field Organizer, Daniel I. Medress, who will update us on federal, state, and local Clean Money developments.
The California Clean Money Campaign works to establish public funding for elections, and a bill to establish such a system for legislators and statewide office holders has been reintroduced this year, again as AB 583. CCMC is also working with activists throughout the State on publicly financed elections at the local level, including Marin County.
“Publicly financed elections were established nearly a decade ago in Maine and Arizona and are working well (and other states are in various stages of adopting them as well), with more candidates running and winning ‘clean,’ more women and people of color winning seats, greater voter turnout and confidence in the integrity of lawmakers, and resulting legislation that would otherwise have been blocked by special interests,” said Greg Brockbank, coordinator of the California Clean Money Campaign’s Marin Working Group. 
Community Meeting Room (#201) in the office tower at the south end of the Corte Madera Town Center. 
Contact: Greg Brockbank - 415.472.4400 or greg@marinlawcenter.com

Sunday, May 6, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 
Awakening the Dreamer Series
Workshop, Children and Nature: 
Awakening a Sense of Wonder 
This workshop is for parents, grandparents and just anyone who loves children. Following a film narrated by Dr. Jane Goodall, guest speaker David Haskell, Director of Garden of Eatin’, will speak about “Raising Healthy Children, Naturally.” Bring a favorite food for a potluck at 10:30 or just come for the 11:00 program. Daycare provided. $5-10 suggested donation.
Co-sponsored by Marin Interfaith Council, Sustainable Marin, Sustainable Novato, Sustainable San Rafael
Unity In Marin, 600 Palm Drive, Novato 94949

Sunday, May 6, 11:15am-12:30pm 
Health Care Safety Net: What\'s New in Marin?
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon. 
Panel of Presenters include:
Sparkie Spaeth, Manager, Community Health and Prevention, Marin Co. Public Health
Bobbe Rockoff, Policy Analyst, Marin County Health and Human
Services
Mark Jacobs, M.D., Medical Director, Women\'s Health Service, Marin
Co. Public Health
Topics will include:
Current Needs of Underinsured and Uninsured, New Health Campus in the Canal Area-Kerner Blvd., Marin City Health and Wellness Center, Women\'s Health Services, Collaboration of County\'s Health and Human Services, Marin Community Clinic, and First Five\'s role in funding

Sun.,, May 6, 2:00 PM & 6:30 PM (two locations) 
Cowboy in Caracas
Venezuela Book Author on Bay Area Tour 
Mr. Hardy will appear at 2 p.m. at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Bl, Corte Madera
Then 6:30 PM Priscilla\'s Pizza & Café 12781 Sir Francis Drake Bl, Inverness
Charles Hardy\'s book, Cowboy in Caracas, is a memoir of Venezuela\'s democratic revolution. Currently residing in Venezuela, Hardy has been writing and speaking about the political and social reality of Latin America for over forty years. Born in Wyoming, he has visited almost every Central and South American country, and, as a Catholic priest, lived eight years in a cardboard shack in a Venezuelan barrio.
Since April 10 he has been touring the U.S. discussing why President Hugo Chávez Frias won in a landslide victory in 1998, the government\'s overthrow during the 2002 coup d\'etat, and how the persistence of his supporters, mostly barrio dwellers, returned President Chávez to power within 48 hours. 
The Bay Area book tour is sponsored by Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. For information, please call 415/924-3227, email mitf@igc.org, or go to www.mitfamericas.org.

Mon., May 7& Tues., May 8, 7:15 PM 
Cowboy in Caracas
Venezuela Book Author on Bay Area Tour 
Sonoma State University,
Darwin Room 103, 1801 Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park; 
Mr. Hardy will appear both nights at Sonoma State.
Charles Hardy\'s book, Cowboy in Caracas, is a memoir of Venezuela\'s democratic revolution. Currently residing in Venezuela, Hardy has been writing and speaking about the political and social reality of Latin America for over forty years. Born in Wyoming, he has visited almost every Central and South American country, and, as a Catholic priest, lived eight years in a cardboard shack in a Venezuelan barrio.
Since April 10 he has been touring the U.S. discussing why President Hugo Chávez Frias won in a landslide victory in 1998, the government\'s overthrow during the 2002 coup d\'etat, and how the persistence of his supporters, mostly barrio dwellers, returned President Chávez to power within 48 hours. 
The Bay Area book tour is sponsored by Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. For information, please call 415/924-3227, email mitf@igc.org, or go to www.mitfamericas.org.

MAY 9, 2007, 7:00 PM
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Courage to Resist 
GI RESISTERS SPEAK OUT
PLUS ANTI-WAR ACTVIST / AUTHOR
David Solnit, co-author – An Army of None 
TO SPEAK AT
COLLEGE OF MARIN
Iraq war resisters Agustin Aguayo and Pablo Paredes, along with \"people power\" activist & author David Solnit, will speak at the College of Marin on Wednesday evening, May 9, 2007.
AGUSTIN AGUAYA was recently released from a military prison in Germany, where he was serving a sentence for refusing to be re-deployed to Iraq. Aguayo served on tour of duty in Iraq, refusing to load his weapon, while he waited for the Army to process his conscientious objector application. The Army did not act on his application and rather than return to Iraq, Aguayo went AWOL.
PABLO PAREDES was a Petty Officer in the Navy when he refused deployment to Iraq, having been refused discharge as a conscientious objector. He was convicted of being AWOL and of missing movement.
DAVID SOLNIT is a founding member of Courage to Resist and an
internationally-known \"people power\" activist using art and street
theater to confront and subvert the system. He will be speaking about
his new book An Army of None (co-authored with Gulf War resister Aimee Allison).
WHAT: GI RESISTERS SPEAK-OUT
WHERE: COLLEGE OF MARIN STUDENT SERVICES BUILDING 
SPONSORED BY COURAGE TO RESIST
AND STUDENTS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Wed.,, May 9, 2 to 5:30 p.m
UCSF Iraq Action Group 
“Iraq War Teach-in: 
The Health Effects of the Iraq War,”
Contact: Dan Lowenstein, M.D. or David Wofsy, M.D. - 415-502-2365
Millberry Union Gymnasium, 500 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. 
The event is free and open to the public.
This event promises to be one of the most important in the history of UCSF in connecting our work as health professionals with the future of our nation. Be prepared for an extraordinary experience.
Speakers and topics, in order of presentation:
Keynote Address 
Robert Sheer, Columnist and Professor, USC: “Illusions of Grandeur and Arrogance in the making of American Foreign Policy”
Impact on Combatants
William Schecter, Professor of Surgery, UCSF/SFGH: “Battlefield Injuries in the Iraq War”
Charles Marmer, Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF/VAMC: “Lessons Learned from Vietnam”
Karen Seal, Asst Professor of Medicine, UCSF/VAMC: “Mental Health Disorders among Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan”
Impact on Iraqi Citizens
Dahlia Wasfi, Iraqi-American Physician: “The New Iraq: A Humanitarian Disaster”
Richard Garfield, Professor of Nursing, Columbia University: “Creating Confusion over Non-Combatant Deaths”
Jess Ghannam, Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF: “Trauma and Torture: A Perspective from Iraq and the Middle East”
Evan Lyon, Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, with video by Salam Ismael, Falluja Surgeon: “Healing Iraq.” 
Impact on the United States
Linda Bilmes, Professor, Harvard University: “Long-Term Consequences for the Health of Our Economy”
The Way forward
Panel Discussion/Questions
Co-sponsored by UCSF Global Health Sciences, the UCSF Student Health Professionals for Social Responsibility and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the event features local, national and international health experts from UCSF and elsewhere. 
The Iraq Action Group comprises UCSF students, faculty and staff members united in the goal of educating the campus community and the public about the health effects of the Iraq War on Iraqi and American citizens and soldiers.
Related Links: Iraq Action Group
http://www.iraqactiongroup.org/index.html

Wed.,, May 9, 1:00 PM; 
Thurs., May 10, 7:30 PM 
Cowboy in Caracas
Venezuela Book Author on Bay Area Tour 
UC Berkeley 
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fireside Room,
1924 Cedar St (at Bonita), Berkeley
Mr. Hardy will appear both nights
Charles Hardy\'s book, Cowboy in Caracas, is a memoir of Venezuela\'s democratic revolution. Currently residing in Venezuela, Hardy has been writing and speaking about the political and social reality of Latin America for over forty years. Born in Wyoming, he has visited almost every Central and South American country, and, as a Catholic priest, lived eight years in a cardboard shack in a Venezuelan barrio.
Since April 10 he has been touring the U.S. discussing why President Hugo Chávez Frias won in a landslide victory in 1998, the government\'s overthrow during the 2002 coup d\'etat, and how the persistence of his supporters, mostly barrio dwellers, returned President Chávez to power within 48 hours. 
The Bay Area book tour is sponsored by Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. For information, please call 415/924-3227, email mitf@igc.org, or go to www.mitfamericas.org.

Thurs., May 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Center for Judicial Excellence Forum
Marin’s Juvenile Justice System: 
The Law and Our Youth
Panel discussion and Q&A session with:
Don Carney - Marin Youth Court Executive Director
Joseph Spaeth - Marin County Public Defender
Bill Burke - Marin County Chief Probation Officer
Carrie Zoller, esq. - Judicial Review & Technical Assistance Project,
Judicial Council of California/Administrative Office of the Courts.
Join us in a community dialogue about our Juvenile Justice System. Come listen to a presentation by those actively involved in how our system works. Have you or one of you family members been involved with the Juvenile Justice system in Marin? Please come and share with us in our forum.
The Tamalpais Valley Community Center
203 Marin Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
From Highway 101:
1. Take the CA-1 North exit towards Stinston Beach
2. At the first light, turn left
3. Follow road around and then take a slight left onto TENNESEE VALLEY RD.
4. Turn right onto MARIN AVE
The Community Center is on your left.
In addition to our forums we\'re also taking our presentation to the community! Please contact us if you\'d like to host a briefing about the Center for Judicial Excellence’s work or have us speak at an event. 
Send Requests to: info@centerforjudicialexcellence.org
Or Call: 415-267-6149


Thurs., May 10, 7pm - 9pm
PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF MARIN
General Meeting
Healus Center, Corte Madera, CA
150 Nellen Ave. (Lucky Drive at Highway 101, next to Gold\'s Gym)*
1. Wrap-Up of California State Democratic Convention - call in from Dr. Bill Honigman, California State Coordinator, PDA
Understanding Peace - - Special Guest Judy Kimmel, Development Coordinator for The Peace Alliance
Earlier this year, NPR aired the story \"Peace Department Proposal Rattles a Small Town.\" We\'ll listen to this; hear from July Kimmel about The Peace Alliance and its Campaign to Establish a U.S. Department of Peace; and discuss why peace is controversial and what we can do to promote the understanding of peace. 
Then - Membership Business - 
Approval of Bylaws (members only)
Election of Officers (members only)
Preview of national issue-related conference calls
Sign Up for Committees and Task Forces (including July Progressive Forum w/ Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey)
Discussion of What\'s Next 
*Directions: 
From the North: Highway 101 to Lucky Drive exit. Healus Center is the first building on the right after you exit.
From the South: Highway 101 to Lucky Drive exit. Turn Right onto Redwood Highway. Turn Right onto Wornum (you\'ll go under the freeway). Turn Right onto Tamal Vista Blvd. Turn Right onto Fifer and Left into the driveway immediately after Gold\'s Gym.
Progressive Democrats of Marin, P.O. Box 425, Mill Valley, CA 94942
Contact: Anita Fieldman (415) 686-8841; anitafieldman@hotmail.com

Friday, May 11, Potluck 6:30, 
Cowboy in Caracas
Venezuela Book Author on Bay Area Tour 
13004 Paseo Presada at Paseo Lado, Saratoga 
Mr. Hardy will appear both nights
Charles Hardy\'s book, Cowboy in Caracas, is a memoir of Venezuela\'s democratic revolution. Currently residing in Venezuela, Hardy has been writing and speaking about the political and social reality of Latin America for over forty years. Born in Wyoming, he has visited almost every Central and South American country, and, as a Catholic priest, lived eight years in a cardboard shack in a Venezuelan barrio.
Since April 10 he has been touring the U.S. discussing why President Hugo Chávez Frias won in a landslide victory in 1998, the government\'s overthrow during the 2002 coup d\'etat, and how the persistence of his supporters, mostly barrio dwellers, returned President Chávez to power within 48 hours. 
The Bay Area book tour is sponsored by Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. For information, please call 415/924-3227, email mitf@igc.org, or go to www.mitfamericas.org.


Fri., May 11, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Earth Charter Marin
“Sirens in the Sea” 
GO TO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeGB7OT3nOk FOR A SNEAK PREVIEW
Marine Bioacoustics and Ocean Noise Pollution
A Seaflow Schools Presentation featuring
Lucia Comnes, Seaflow’s Education Outreach Coordinator: presents an evening of lecture, discussion, poetry and music in honor of the ocean and sea creatures.
Beginning with the performance of an original poem that transmits the essence ocean noise issues, Lucia will follow with an engaging and informative power point presentation through the terrain of marine bioacoustics and ocean noise pollution. Rich imagery and underwater recordings take us into the ocean realm where we explore how sea creatures have adapted to thrive in an acoustic environment. We will examine the major sources of human-generated sounds at sea and their impacts on marine life. We will briefly discuss the recent and current policy on ocean noise issues, and the role that Seaflow: Protect Our Living Oceans, is taking to inspire action and responsibility from the community. The evening will close with some live music – Lucia will make sure everyone leaves with the sound of violin echoing in their ears.
LOCATION: The Redwoods auditorium, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley (across from
Safeway)
FREE!
Please invite teachers. This is an excellent educational presentation which Lucia can do in your classroom.

Fri., May 11, 7:00 PM
Marin County 9/11 Truth meeting 
Sunrise Center in Corte Madera 
645 Tamalpais Drive, Suite A 
Corte Madera, CA 94925 
Hosted by Ken Jenkins, Byron Belitsos, and John Wright
We will
1) To explore the possibility of forming a Marin 9/11 Truth group to meet on an ongoing basis.
2) To generate awareness and support for an upcoming event June 15th in Marin with a leading light in the 9/11 truth movement, Dr. Bob Bowman.
3) To co-create a three part 9/11 Truth film series at the Lark Theater. 
At this Marin meeting, we will explore the level of interest in starting a more regional Marin County/North Bay group, and if there is sufficient interest, when and where we might meet and what folks are interested in doing. Two general possibilities are a) a discussion/education group exploring evidence and other points of interest around 9/11, and b) an activist group to plan and do activities supporting 9/11 Truth. Depending on interest, there could be alternate meetings for each option, or a combined meeting with both agendas.

Mon. May 14, 6:00 PM (potluck followed by presentation)
MPJC Town Hall / Potluck Series 
Making Change in the World
The Art of Activism with
Marisa Handler 
Author - Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist, activist and journalist, Marisa Handler takes us on a fascinating journey--from her childhood home in apartheid South Africa to Israel, India, Nepal, Ecuador, Peru, and all over the United States--to offer a rare and revealing glimpse inside the global justice movement.
Marisa ties together the central themes of her book: that every one of us has the power to make authentic change, that figuring out our place in the world requires both inner and outer work, how to sustain both ourselves and our commitment as we go about our work in the world. She focuses in particular on the global justice movement—a movement which in its organizing embodies the world it is striving to create, and is united no matter where it\'s located by an ethos that places people above profits, life above the market—and on stories of hope from all corners of the globe that seldom make it to the mainstream media. 
More information at www.marisahandler.com
Her bookLoyal to the Sky is available at your local bookstore or can be ordered at BKconnection.com, Powells.com, or Amazon.com
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 global justice activism.
Ample time for questions, answers and solutions always permitted.
First United Methodist Church
9 Ross Valley Dr. (at Miricle Mile (4 St) across from Bedrock music) 
San Rafael

Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 PM 
MITF Presents
Immigration Expert and
Photo Journalist David Bacon 
Acclaimed writer and expert on immigration, labor, and trade, David Bacon will speak at The Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur. 
He will provide a deeper understanding of the root causes of immigration, using photos and stories from his years of organizing and researching how these issues shape the futures of both the United States and Mexico. He will discuss the current political climate in the two countries, the STRIVE Act, and future prospects for immigrants.
Copies of his new book, Communities Without Borders, will be available. 
This event is sponsored by Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. A $5-10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For information call 415/924-3227, email mitf@igc.org, or go to www.mitfamericas.org. Wheelchair accessible.

Friday May 18th , 10 AM- 2 PM 
Sat. May 19th, 10 AM to 2 PM 
Marin\'s Endangered Salmon Need You!
Take action on Endangered Species Day, May 18th, with the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network ( www.SpawnUSA.org). This year\'s event will be part of a first-ever national celebration of the commitment to protect and recover endangered species. Act locally! Join us to help protect and restore critical streamside habitats that are home to Marin\'s endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead trout. Work gloves and snacks will be provided, please dress in layers and bring water for outdoor work in the sun. 
WHERE: Meet at Roy\'s Pools, across the road from 485 San Geronimo Valley Drive in San Geronimo, CA.
Contact SPAWN\'s AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project Interns, Natalie and Heidi, at (415) 488-0370x112 for more information. www.spawnusa.org.

Sunday Service, May 20, 9:30 & 11:15 am, 
Awakening the Dreamer
Guest speaker Bruce Thompson will talk about awakening from the trance of the modern world, which is a root cause of our environmental and social justice crisis and is the most important work of our time. Staying awake through this shift in consciousness is our ultimate challenge. Bruce will show us how, with open hearts and minds, we can take positive actions that sustain the earth community and satisfy our spiritual longings.
Co-sponsored by Marin Interfaith Council, Sustainable Marin, 
Sustainable Novato, Sustainable San Rafael
Unity In Marin, 600 Palm Drive, Novato 94949

Sunday, May 20, 1:30 -5:30 pm, 
Awakening the Dreamer, 
Changing the Dream Symposium
This half-day program developed by the Pachamama Alliance considers humanity’s options for the future of our world, and the links between environmental sustainability, social fairness, and spiritual awareness. With a combination of speakers and beautifully presented videos, this program invites our wisdom and commitment to become freshly engaged with these concerns. Please register in advance. Call Tamra Peters at (415) 457-7656. Suggested donation for the event is $15.00. Make checks payable to Unity In Marin and mail to 166 Greenwood Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901. An organic box lunch from Good Earth can be ordered by no later than Wednesday, May 16 for an additional $15. Co-sponsored by Marin Interfaith Council, Sustainable Marin, Sustainable Novato, Sustainable San Rafael 
Unity In Marin, 600 Palm Drive, Novato 94949

Wed., May 23, 7pm 
Al Gore presents his new book
\"The Assault on Reason\"
This event will benefit the Environmental Education Council of Marin (EECOM) (www.eecom.net) and the group\'s local global warming initiative, the Ecological Footprint Campaign. This event is being hosted by Book Passage and by Dominican University Institute for Leadership Studies And Department and Political Science and International Studies and will be held at Marin Veterans\' Memorial Auditorium at Marin Center.
\"The Assault on Reason \" is a visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has combined with the belittling of the public sphere to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason,\" states the Book Passage website While not solely focused on environmental issues, the book emphasizes that as we strive to create positive change in our society, and save the planet in the process, we need to identify and overcome some core obstacles.

Sunday Service, May 27, 9:30 & 11:15 am, 
Awakening the Dreamer Series
The Poetic Cosmos
Forming a sustainable worldview will require immense human creativity, grounded in the core creative force of the cosmos. This service will celebrate that creativity through poetry, music and art. Guest speaker Drew Dellinger, a spoken word poet, teacher and activist, will join with Unity musicians to awaken our hearts and call forth the creativity needed in each of us to fashion a new vision of caring for all creation and all people. Artwork from the “Artfully Reclaimed” show at the Novato Arts Center Gallery will be on display in the sanctuary.
Co-sponsored by Marin Interfaith Council, Sustainable Marin, Sustainable Novato, Sustainable San Rafael
Unity In Marin, 600 Palm Drive, Novato 94949

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

Monday, June 4, 7:15– 9:15 pm,
Awakening the Dreamer Series 
Workshop, Living Sustainably: 
What You & Your Family Can Do
Given the spiritual calling to take responsibility for our planet, what can we do in our homes, schools, workplaces, communities and daily lives to make the “dream” of living sustainably begin to come true? A panel will offer practical suggestions about green building, organic foods, zero waste, cutting energy, green transportation, conserving water, and community involvement. Break-out groups with panelists will follow. Panelists: John Shurtz, Green Builders of Marin; David Haskell, Zero Waste and Garden of Eatin’; John Schlag, Sustainable Marin; Wendi Kallins, Marin Safe Routes to School; Kiki La Porta, Sustainable Marin; Ed Mainland, Sustainable Novato. Suggested donation: $10. 
Co-sponsored by Marin Interfaith Council, Sustainable Marin, Sustainable Novato, Sustainable San Rafael
Unity In Marin, 600 Palm Drive, Novato 94949
THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 26
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!, the TV show — with Amy Goodman
9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday on Channel 26 (repeats on Channel 22 at midnight)

Wednesday, May 2
6:30-7:00 PM INTERVIEW WITH AZMI BISHARA
7:00-7:45 PM INTERVIEW WITH EDWARD SAID: ON ORIENTALISM In this engaging and lavishly illustrated interview, Said argues that the Western 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.

Thursday, May 3 MPJC Presents, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
7:30 - 9:30 A riveting talk by Webster Tarpley, who has an extraordinary grasp of of the global significance of 9-11. In this presentation at the 9-11 Accountability Conference in Arizona in February 2007, he delves into many areas, including Truth Squads (2 people and a cameraperson), who go to candidates\' forum and ask pointed questions about 9-11.

9:30-10:50PM PEACE, PROPAGANDA AND THE PROMISED LAND: 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, May 7
7:30-8:00 PM INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT FISK

Wednesday, May 9
5:30-6:00 PM INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT RITTER

THURSDAY, May 10
7:00-7:30 PM INTERVIEW WITH AFIF SAFIEH

Thursday, May 10 -- MPJC PRESENTS:
7:30 - 9:00 pm THE TOMATO EFFECT The story of how doctors who specialize in treating people with environmental illness are targeted by the chemical industry.
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.