In times of universal deceit, speaking the truth is a revolutionary act.
MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
September 26, 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
Support Local Control for Ranked Choice Voting
Urge Governor Schwarzenegger to sign AB 1294
PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS CALL TO ACTION TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHO CARES
ABOUT FAIR ELECTIONS.
Well, folks, now is the time for more letters, faxes and phone calls.
AB 1294 passed the Senate on September 10 and is on the Governor's desk.
More infoprmation - http://www.cfer.org/takeaction
Please write, fax or call now:
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Email: visit http://gov.ca.gov/interact
This link has the background, talking points, endorsements and even a
Thursday, September 27, 7:00 PM
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC STATE SENATE
CANDIDATES' FORUM with -
JOE ALIOTO VERONESE
Come, listen, learn about and meet our next California State Senator. Democratic Candidates for CaliforniaÂ's 3rd Senatorial District will meet for a public forum in Marin. The district includes Marin and a portion of Sonoma and San Francisco counties.
The announced Democratic candidates, Carole Migden, Mark Leno, and Joe Alioto Veronese, are participating. The forum promises to be informative, interesting and exciting.
This event is hosted by the 6th Assembly District Democrats Club (Marin & Southern Sonoma Counties) and the College of Marin's Students for Social Responsibility.
The forum will be on at the College of Marin's Olney Hall in Kentfield. The public is encouraged to attend and the event is free.
For information contact, Evelyn Woo, Chair, 6th AD Democrats at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 27, 6:30pm
Meals of Marin
You are invited to our second annual Music for MOM, a FUNdraiser for Meals Of Marin.
Meals of Marin provides nourishing homemade food every day 365 days a year, for people in our community living with life threatening illnesses.
Please join us, for a benefit concert for MOM, featuring solos and duets from opera and opretta, Italian Neopolitan songs, zarzuela and more...
Monica Norcia - Soprano
Claudio Santome - Tenor
Chris Alexander - Piano
JB Piano Company
540 Irwin Street
San Rafael CA 94901
Suggested donation $35
***Meal's of Marin's own kitchen will be providing delicious Italian appetizers...
****Wine generously donated by Tim Widnes and Sparkle Sparks***
RSVP to Meals of Marin (415) 457-4666
If you can't make it, but are interested in volunteering, please give us a call.....
Thank you Thank you, and hope to see you there !!
Friday, September 28, 8:00 pm
"The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism"
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St, Oakland
THE SHOCK DOCTRINE is Naomi Klein's groundbreaking unofficial story of how the "free market" came to dominate the world, from Chile to Russia, China to Iraq, South Africa to Canada. Radically different from the story normally told, Klein's book focuses on how violence and shocks—perpetuated on people, on countries, on economies— have laid the foundation for economic "shock therapy" for more than three decades. Guaranteed to be one of the most talked-about and debated books of the fall season, THE SHOCK DOCTRINE explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically, and that unfettered capitalism goes hand in hand with democracy.
"Naomi Klein has written a brilliant, brave, and terrifying book. It's nothing less than the secret history of what we call the 'free market'… compulsory reading!" —Arundhati Roy
"Naomi Klein's exposé of neoliberal economics is certain to be sensational. She rips away the 'free trade' and globalization ideologies that disguise a conspiracy to privatize war and disaster and grab public property for the rich few… a long-needed analysis of our headlong flight back to feudalism under the guise of social science and 'freedom'." —Chalmers Johnson
Tickets: $10 advance, $13 door. Available at independent bookstores (East Bay: Analog Books, Cody's, Black Oak, DIESEL A Bookstore, Pegasus, Pendragon, Global Exchange store, Walden Pond, Moe's Books; San Francisco: Modern Times)
and at www.globalexchange.org/events/naomiklein
Telephone ticket order: 415.255.7296 X244
Benefits: Global Exchange and KPFA Radio 94.1 FM
Friday, September 28 & 29, 9am - 3pm
Volunteer Corps Training
The purpose of this training is to get community members ready to staff our Sustainability Center, and act as a resource for information, inspiration, and positive action.
If you are interested and able to attend the two day training on September 28th and 29th from 9-3 respond to email@example.com . Unfortunately, we are not able to makeup any part of this, as bonding together as a class is part of the experience. Please understand.
We are requesting that all become members of, or pay $25 for the training. You can become a member at www.sustainablefairfax.org or mail a check for $25 to: 141 Bolinas Rd., Fairfax,CA 94930. (And thanks to those of you who are already members!)
By signing up for this class you are agreeing to dedicate a minimum of 4 hours per month to staffing the Sustainability Center. Staffing will have flexible hours and you will learn so much every time you work that the reward will be your own!
Saturday, September 29, 4:00 PM
Club Debasement is Back!
Ford Greene Campaign Party
I'LL PROVIDE THE OYSTERS & BREW!
The BBQ will start at 4:00PM, Bring something to throw on the BBQ and a beverage of your choice.
This rockin' event is a fundraiser for the Ford Greene San Anselmo Town Council Campaign
Barry Finnerty - guitar (Miles Davis, the Crusaders, Joe Farrell, Airto & Flora)
James Preston - drums (Sons of Champlin, Lydia Pense, Dr. John)
Terry Haggerty - guitar (Sons of Champlin, Chakka Khan)
Robert Watson - bass (James Brown)
Geo Palmer - vibes (Sons of Champlin)
Mic Gillette - trombone (Tower of Power)
Dave Matthews - keys (Etta James, Ray Obiedo)
$45 donation strongly suggested at the door
The Hub Law O ffices
711 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo
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!
September 30, 2007, 6:00 No-host Cocktails,
MARIN INTERFAITH TASK FORCE ON THE AMERICAS
Keynote Speaker, Father Roy Bourgeois Founder, School of the Americas Watch with music provided by Jon Fromer
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
340 Channing Way, San Rafael
Reply Requested - $35-100 Per Person ? Call 415/924-3227
Directions: Exit 101 at Freitas Parkway. Go to east side of freeway;
turn left (north) on frontage road (Redwood Hwy.).
Right on Professional Center Pkwy to top of hill. Right on Channing Way to end.
Church and parking are through gate on the left.
Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m.
DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA - MARIN
IMPEACHMENT? PRO AND CON
The public is invited to a free screening of Bill Moyers' July 13th impeachment broadcast of American Journal at the monthly meeting of Democracy for America-Marin in the Town Center Community Room in Corte Madera. After the film, speakers will discuss the pros and cons of the impeachment movement. For information contact: Carole Mills (415) 246-5837 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-8:30 pm
Should Petaluma Think Outside the Box?
Doing the Math on Proposed Big Box Retail:
A Community Forum
Petaluma Public Library
100 Fairgrounds Dr.
Sarah Muller, Associate Policy Director, Working Partnerhsips, USA, San Jose
Ken Jacobs, Labor Specialist and Chair, UC Berkeley Center for Labor
Resarch and Education
Vicki Pozzebon, Executive Director, Santa Fe Alliance
Patty Norman, Children's Specialist at Copperfield's Books Petaluma.
Moderator, Eileen Morris, Co-Chair, Living Wage Coalition
The forum is free and wheelchair accessible.
Sponsored by the Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County and New
Economy, Working Solutions (NEWS).
For more information call 707-545-7349 x220 or email@example.com
and see: http://www.livingwagesonoma.org
Thursday, Oct 4, 2007 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Presentation on Sustainable Seafood
Sustainability Center at 141 Bolinas Road, in Fairfax, CA.
RSVP as space is limited: Pam Hartwell-Herrero , (415) 269-0621,
Donations of $5 are suggested.
Local resident Peter Fugazzotto will talk about the current conditions of the fishing industry. A representative from Good Earth Natural Foods will also talk about the availability of seafood for retail grocers.
Peter's presentation will include information on the following topics:
The seafood we eat and the processes that get it to our plates
Status of fish stocks and the health of the oceans
The safest fish to eat
Actual fishing operations on the seas (especially the high seas)
Current efforts around promoting and certifying sustainable seafood and critique of them
What changes can be made on a personal, institutional and societal level in regard to the seafood we eat and our understanding of the oceans
Peter, a 10 year resident of Fairfax, has been involved in the environmental movement in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 15 years. He has worked or consulted with a wide number of organizations, ranging from the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, Earth Island Institute, Communities for a Better Environment, Earth Justice, Project Underground, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and the Global Community Monitor.
Sunday, Oct 7, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
BEACH IMPEACH #4 --
CINDY SHEEHAN JOINING US
Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley, California
SPECIAL GUEST: Cindy Sheehan
Details, signup: www.beachimpeach.org
'THE BIG ONE'
I know that since April I've been saying, "This is going to be the Big One" -- but it is very hard to keep from saying it again. I think that the
images we're going to create, plus the presence of our special guest, give us a good shot at national and international news again. I'm going to give it everything I've got between now and Oct 7. Thanks for your continued support.
God Bless Berkeley! Today's permit meeting with the city's fire, police, parks, planning, special events, and disability representatives was a breeze, fun even. The permit for Beach Impeach #4 -- Sunday, Oct 7, 11 a.m. (helicopters at noon) -- has been approved. We (the city officialdom and I) are hoping that the crowd does not much exceed the 1,500 – 1,700 range.Please Register! It helps me plan. It helps us be as prepared as we can be.
Thursday, October 11, 6:30-8:30PM
Food & Nutrition in Low Income Communities
Chaired by David Escobar, Aide to Supervisor Steve Kinsey, with panelists:
Anna Patterson – Novato Healthy Food Coalition
Denise Hardy Providing Healthy Food Outlets in Low Income Communities: The Marin City Farm Stand
Julie Lehman, Nutrition & Garden Support for Low Income Schools
Leticia Jones – The benefits of an after-school nutrition program for Families in Need - College of Marin's Olney Hall Rm. 96
Thursday, October 11, 7:30pm
In Conversation with Linda Schacht
Talking Right: How Conservatives Turned Liberalism
into a Tax-Raising , Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating,
Volvo-Driving, New York Times-reading, Body-Piercing,
Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show
Renowned linguist, regular contributor to NPR's Fresh
Air and author of several commentaries on language for
major publications, including the Sunday New York
Times Week in Review, Geoff's latest work takes a
witty and entertaining stab at the American political
right's current jargon. A teacher at UC Berkeley and
researcher at Stanford, his latest book says it all.
Book & Ticket: $24 (paperback retails for $15.95)
Osher Marin JCC
Friday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.
People's Lobby's American World Service Corps'
Panel presentation will involve Gold Star Mom Nadia McCaffrey, General Paul Monroe, and People's Lobby Education Foundation's Dwayne Hunn at the Point Reyes Dance Palace Directions http://www.dancepalace.org/ebay.html Green architect and former California State Architect Sim Van Der Ryn and his daughter will moderate.
Saturday, October 13, 1 PM
MCBC Advocacy Training and Fiesta
That's right...POOL***HOT TUB***
The Marin County Bicycle Coalition will be holding an advocacy training followed by a social gathering (with a pool and hot tub) on Saturday, October 13, 2007 from 1 to 5 PM in San Rafael. This will be a fun-filled and informative event! Sign-up today!
The training will be designed to be relevant to a wide range of bicycle-related issues including the adoption of bike plans, other local issues regarding bicycle safety, upcoming facilities (lanes, paths, bike parking), the North-South Greenway and more.
At 3 PM we will stop the training and begin the Fiesta! There will be food, a swimming pool and a hot tub for your enjoyment. You must attend the training to come to the party, so please sign up soon – registration is limited.
To RSVP or ask questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415 457 0802. We will provide the event location when you RSVP.
Thursday, October 18, 6:30-8:30PM
Meeting the Needs of Communities
Chaired by Steve Kinsey, Marin County Supervisor
Keynote Speech by Steve Kinsey
Charles Rivasplata, Transportation planner for SF County
College of Marin's Olney Hall Rm. 96
Thursday, October 18, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award
The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club of the East Bay is having a special event to celebrate the first annual Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award, which goes to Senator Sheila Kuehl. Sen. Wellstone, you may recall, fought for years in the US Senate for single-payer health care so nothing could be more appropriate than this award to our favorite senator.
The basic admittance price is $25 to $49. (If you go up to $50, you're a "friend" and get your name listed.) Hors d'oeuvres are included, no-host bar.
Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award
Featuring our First Honoree
State Senator Sheila Kuehl
(Principal author of CA's Single Payer Health Care bill, SB 840)
Award Presenter: David Wellstone
(Paul and Sheila Wellstone's son)
The Silver Dragon Restaurant
835 Webster Street, Downtown Oakland
This event will sell out, Reserve Now!
Tuesday, October, 23, 7- 9 PM
Grassroots Support "Presidential"
Candidates' Forum –
Carpenters' Hall, 647 Lindaro St., San Rafael
You've been watching the Democrats who are running for President; you've been paying attention and may have formed an opinion as to whom you support. We will have a panel of local supporters who will discuss why they think their candidate is the person who can win in 2008. FREE
Thursday, October 25, 6:30-8:30 PM
Low Income Housing
Chair Dave Coury with panelists:
Cyane Dandridge, Executive Director of Strategic Energy Innovations
Katie Crecelius, Vice President, Marin Services for Women
Olivia Beltran, Grass Roots Leadership Network
Marge Macris, Chair, Marin Environmental Housing Dialogue
Mike Daley, EAH Manager of Advocacy and Communication
College of Marin's Olney Hall Rm. 96