MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
August 11, 2007
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THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN
Sunday, August 12, 2pm
Libraries for Peace (In the Middle East)
Aref Ahmadia, the owner of the West End Cafe , San Rafael is hosting a fundraiser for his Libraries for Peace Project. The Honorable Lynn Woolsey will be speaking plus other speakers who are experts on the Middle East will also discuss the current situation in the Middle East. Also included, a Five minute documentary plus a photo exposition, along with ample servings of great thematic food and refreshments. Please join us in supporting this project.
San Rafael Community Center,
618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. You can call Aref Ahmadia for more information at 415-479-7979 or visit www.lfpp.org. We hope you will be able to come and support this important project for a wonderful human being who is always very generously supporting and hosted many groups and projects.
Sunday August 12, 6:30 PM
WAR MADE EASY: (final release)
How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
by Brave New Films
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Rd
San Anselmo, CA 94960
The film is based on Norman Solomon's book, War Made Easy, and is narrated by Sean Penn. This film is a well-documented, reasoned and emotional condemnation of America's foreign war policy. The bipartisan view shown in this film demonstrates how much bigger the problem is than which party wins the next election. President Bush steals lines from President Johnson!
Invite your friends who are not sure where to stand on the Iraq war. As An Inconvenient Truth presented an irrefutable call for environmental action, War Made Easy presents an irrefutable call to stop US imperial misadventures.
The film ends with a recording taken from Martin Luther King's speech in 1968 and scenes from Vietnam and Iraq intermixed. Some quotes from that speech:
" A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death … I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The great initiative in this war is ours: the initiative to stop it must be ours."
This viewing is sponsored by Progressive Democrats of Marin and the Church and Society Committee of the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo.
For more information about the movie or to reserve your seat go to www.warmadeeasythemovie.org
Friday, August 17, 7:30 PM
Posada Carriles – the film
New Film Documentary Showing in Marin
Posada Carriles: Terrorism Made in USA documents the terrorist path of Posada Carriles, including the 1976 bombing of the Cubana airliner and his longstanding relationship with the CIA. The demand for justice for the survivors and those who lost family members because of Posada Carriles' actions comes to life on the screen to remind us all that terrorism cannot be justified under any circumstances. George W. Bush himself said, "Those that harbor terrorists, are also terrorists."
Introducing the film will be Gloria La Riva, Coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five and leading organizer in the campaign for Posada's extradition from the comforts of life in Miami to face trial in Venezuela.
The film will be shown on Friday, August 17, 7:30 PM at The Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur. A $5-10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. This event is sponsored by the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. For more information call 415/924-3227, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.mitfamericas.org.
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The GOOD FESTIVAL
A YOUTH PROPELLED EVENT - Booyah
Downtown FAIRFAX – Bolinas&Peri Park
"A positive community celebration of inspiration and hope that our world is becoming more peaceful and sustainable."
FREE ADMISSION, Free Bike Valet Parking! Free Re-Usable Shopping Bags! Free Organic Food
Finding Peace -- Nature Appreciation – Massage -- Truth Exploration -- Elemental Awareness -- Compliment People -- Spoken Word Poetry -- Reducing Plastic Waste --Youth Empowerment Human Rights & more!
Reggae - Living Roots, Funk – The Green Room, Haitian – Diego the Whistler, World Rock – Tom Finch African, Native American - Blue, Indian – Ali Akbar College of Music, World Tribal Fusion – Aumnibus Caribbean Steel Drumming, World Music DJ, Flamenco – Michael Olsen & more!
Face Painting, Bubbles, Basketball, Sustainable Instruments, Henna Art, Seed Planting, Mural Making, Juggling, Meditation, Artful Giving, Healing with Horses, Yoga, Blood-Drive & more! Performances High-Tech Recycling, Bio-Diesel Car Display, Capoeira, Spoken Word, Solar Display by Sun First, Fire Dancing, Farmers Market From the Gardens of our Communites, & more!
Speakers Fairfax Town Mayor - Larry Bragman, Next Generation, Empowering Our Actions, Youth Rising, 7 Day Good-Weather Forecast, Native American, Human Rights, Peace, Environment & more!
Contact: The Good Circle – (415)-306-2735 or www.TheGoodFestival.com
August 26, 10:30AM- 4:00PM
The Point Reyes Green Home Tour
It will be a rare chance to view Point Reyes area homes built with green practices and materials, such as passive solar construction, solar electricity, affordable use of green and recycled materials, and green second units. The event starts at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station with remarks by Supervisor Steve Kinsey, a presentation on green building in West Marin by architect Jim Campe, a display of green building resources, and a light lunch. The guided tour of four homes, two each in Inverness and Point Reyes Station, leaves promptly from the Dance Palace at noon and concludes there at 4:00 with Straus ice cream.
Tickets are $40, include lunch, and should be purchased by August 20 to secure a seat. Tickets are available at Point Reyes Books, the CLAM table at the Point Reyes Farmers Market, or by mail: send check with name, address, e-mail/phone to CLAM, P.O. Box 273, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Scholarships are available. For information, contact CLAM: 663-1005, email@example.com.
Proceeds support the work of Commuity Land Trust Association of West Marin (CLAM), creating affordable, green housing in the communities surrounding Tomales Bay. More about CLAM at www.clam-ptreyes.org.
Sunday, September 2, 10am - 6pm
40th Anniversary of Summer of Love - SF
San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom has issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, September 2, 2007, Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Day in San Francisco. Newsom acknowledged the 60¬s movement in his proclamation which begins: "Whereas, The Summer of Love in San Francisco is internationally recognized as the birthplace of the 60's revolution that ignited a spiritual awaking that swept the world.
Fearturing Musicians for Peace - members Country Joe McDonald, Essra Mohawk (from the Mothers of Invention and singing a butterfly song), The Alameda All Stars (from Gregg Allman Band), Terry Haggerty (from the Sons of Champlin), Merl Saunders and Wavy Gravy. And many many more….
Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Monday, September 3, 12noon – 6p.m.
10th Annual Marin City
Blues and Soul - Party in the Park
Free community concert, ethnic foods, catfish, jambalya, homemade desserts, children's activities and information booths.
Entertainment - Gospel Quartet, The Spiritual Keys, The Alligator, Bayou Boogie Band, Pride and Joy,
A Tribute to the leading Ladies of Blues – Annie Sampson, Mz Dee, Angela Strehli, Margie Baker& the Bobby Webb Band and the Booker T. Jones Band
100 Block of Drake Ave, Marin City, CA
Thursday, September 6, 7:45am-9:00am
Dear Sudan, Love Marin
As you may know, a grassroots effort here in Marin County, called Dear Sudan, Love Marin, has been actively raising consciousness about the genocide in Darfur for the past two years. Unfortunately, the
violence, rapes and death continue in Darfur, thus calling upon us to persevere.
To hear current updates and the latest responses to U.S., U.N. And African-Union decisions, come to a breakfast on Thursday, September 6, 2007, 7:45am-9:00am, at Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 North San Pedro Road. (See attached flyer.)
Feel free to share this with your email lists and community newsletters. To learn more, contact: Gerri Miller at 415-435-2713 or Suzan Berns: 415-485-5601.
To learn more about the Marin Interfaith Council and other Community
Events, go to http://www.marinifc.org
Praying for peace and justice in Darfur,
The Reverend Carol Hovis
Saturday, September 8, 10am - 6pm
9th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival
Michael Franti - SF
Musician and Filmmaker, Michael Franti with Guerrilla Management present the 9th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival with Michael Franti and
Spearhead, Indigo Girls, K'Naan, Hot Buttered Rum, and speacial guest Amy Goodman.
PTTP also features morning yoga, an open-air art gallery, a healing arts
tent, a DJ tent, vendors and food booths, eco village, kid's zone, bicycle
coalition, and social, environmental & political organizations tabling & forums.
Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Performers - Michael Franti and Spearhead, KRS-One, String Cheese Incident, Saul Williams, Keller Williams, Blackalicious, Alice Walker, Ram Dass, Talib Kweli, Amy Goodman, The Coup, Digital Underground, Woody Harrelson, Lyrics Born, Anti-Flag, Jello Biafra and Angela Davis and many others.
COME VISIT MPJC's BOOTH
Sunday, September 30, noon-6pm
The 10th Annual Progressive Festival
It's time for progressives and all concerned folks to gather and network at the 10th Annual Progressive Festival in Petaluma,. This year's speakers include:
The political satire/comedy theatre group, the SF Mime Troupe performing "Making a killing"
Jim Hightower - world-renowned author, political humorist and Texas populist
Panel on Immigrant Rights with: Renee Saucedo, Arnoldo Garcia, and Davin Cardenas
Also featuring - Richard Heinberg - world's foremost Peak Oil author and activist
Bonnie Allen - campaign finance reform activist
Ben Terry - president of NAACP, Sonoma Co. chapter
Live Band - "Groupo AL3" - Norteno, Cumbia dance music!
Other speakers and live music to be announced
Walnut Park, Petaluma Blvd. South and "D" St., Petaluma
The event is FREE! Everyone Welcome! Come visit MPJC's booth!