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MESSAGES from members & UPCOMOING EVENTS Listings in May!

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Friday, May 4, 2007 10:26 AM
Wedsnesday June 6,(social 6pm) MEETP 7PM, DFA SAN DIEGO Meetup will be back at Giovanni's, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, SD, Main Speaker: Dr. Lisa Shapper, Scripps Institution of Oceangraphy, La Jolla. Lisa Shaffer assisted Al Gore with his movie, "An Inconvenient Truth. Power Point Presenation.

Messages From William McRae: Please sign the Emergrency Petition at
Messages from Barbara Cummings: URGENT that MoveOn hears our progressive voice!! DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
MOVEON IMPEACH POLL/PLEASE DO IT NOW! THIS MAY BE THE CHANCE WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR, MOVE-ON TO DO THE RIGHT THING. IT IS NOT ON THEIR HOME PAGE, HOWEVER SO I AM A BIT WARY. IT IS ON THE A28 PAGE AND IS A LEGITIMATE MOVEON POLL, JUST NOT WIDELY DISSEMINATED.***I want to make sure you all get to see some of these videos today. Remember the great Bobby Darin? Simple song of Freedom? See this great performance and more at then go to then see the results of our efforts In your spare time be sure to support Mr Murtha, let congress know that WE ARE THE DECIDERSIf it is the TORTURE of innocent people that drives you absolutely BONKERS, call you congressman and tell them to support CA Senator DIANE FEINSTEIN and her efforts to close GUANTANAMO which she introduced today. ***The lawyers who are our collective conscience are in DC today and they are trying to get congress to stop the Justice Dept from further restricting their access to their clients; many of whom are TOTALLY INNOCENT OF ANY WRONGDOING. There are those who have been deemed so yet are still in custody. It is believed that many of them have been so damaged from torture that Bush will never release them while he is president.***another good story:

*******************UPCOMING EVENTS******************************:
Saturday, May 5, 4:00 P.M.: The Women?s History Art Initiative is collaborating with 6th @ Penn Theatre to present a film series that depicts human rights as they relate to women around the globe. The first film, by Tahani Rached, is screened, courtesy of this organization: Information: Call 6th @ Penn at[masked] or visit the web site at for a schedule of events for this human rights festival (April 8 - August 12, 2007).

Sunday, May 6, 1:30 P.M., La Jolla Riford Library: FREE World Social Forum-2007 Mobilizing ?We the Peoples? to Create another World: Immigration Attorney Lilia Velasquez and WEC Director Anne Hoiberg discuss: in an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and inter-linking for effective action, by groups and movements of civil society. Presented by The UNA?s Women?s Equity Council,(iMoHR) International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego, and Amnesty International. There is no charge for this event! Light refreshments will be served . La Jolla Riford Library: 7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, Questions:[masked] or [address removed]

MONDAY, 5:00 - 9:00 P.M., Monday, May 7, 2007, Film Festival at Price Center Theatre at the University of California, San Diego, Free and Open to the Public!
UNA-SD,UN Student Alliance, and UNA Human Rights Film Festival in San Diego,organized by Stephanie Chow, cordially invite San Diegans to the first UNA Film Festival:
5:00 P.M.: The Shape of Water Intimate encounters with five very different women in Brazil, India, Jerusalem and Senegal, this film, narrated by Susan Sarandon .

6:20 P.M. Independent Intervention An award-winning documentary about the U.S. media coverage of the war in Iraq. By focusing on the human costs of war and contrasting the mass medias coverage of the invasion of Iraq with independent reports of the brutal realities on the ground. Information: Telephone[masked]
7:45 P.M. The Peacekeepers With unprecedented access to the UN Department of Peacekeeping, the film provides an intimate and dramatic portrait of the struggle to save "a failed state." Focusing on the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the film cuts back and forth between the UN headquarters in New York and events on the ground in the DRC. Information: Telephone[masked]

Thursday, May 10th, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
IPJ Daylight Series: "Nepal's Democratic Transition: Challenges and Opportunities." Dee Aker, Ph.D., IPJ Interim Director, and Laura Taylor, IPJ Program Officer, recently returned from Nepal. They will report on the political situation since the peace agreement signed November 2006, which brought an end to a 10-year armed insurgency. Voices and perspectives of conflict survivors and political leaders on the forefront of the democratic transition will be shared, including video clips of the youth and women participants in the IPJ Peace Radio Project. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Light refreshments will be provided. In IPJ Room C/D at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) at USD. Details at

THURSDAY, May 19th, 7PM doors open, 8PM Concert begins: You're Invited to a "Special Concert "Berkley Hart, San Diego?s own multi-award winning singer/songwriting duo, Proudly presented by San Diego for Democracy at Martha's Poway Home, 16628 Maverick Ct., Poway. The Hostess: Martha Sullivan will also have a special Pre-Show Event "Beggar's Banquet" Pot Luck Dinner. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $15 with a reservation, or $20 for those who show up without one. With or without a reservation, tickets may only be purchased with cash, at the door, unless you specifically make other arrangements with the event organizers prior to the event. People are encouraged to bring a dish to share and enjoy talking to friends, meeting new people and having a bite to eat in a tranquil tropical setting.We will have water, soft drinks, some beer and wine, but people are welcomed to bring some wine or beer to add to the kitty. However, it should be noted that bringing food or libations are not required, just allowed. For information contact Charlie Imes: San Diego for Democracy:

Sunday, May 20th, 1:30 to 3:00 pm (refreshments at 1:00 pm). The documentary film "America: Freedom To Fascism" will be shown by Current Events Theater. The film discusses the growing danger of corporate control and loss of individual privacy rights. A discussion will follow the film. Free. In the Rancho San Diego Library community room,11555 Via Rancho San Diego, 92019. Info: (619)[masked] or

Monday, May 21, 2007, California State Conference of the NAACP , for the Annual African American Lobby Day at the Capitol, The California NAACP is providing buses for SD area residents who want to attend Lobby Day on May 21st. Pat Washington wants to personally invite you to join the in Sacramento California.The overarching theme this year is Civil Rights, with three key focal points; prison reform, economic development and health care reform. African Americans and people of color in general, are disproportionately impacted by these issues.
Click Here: Check out " Political Action: Dealing with the Administration"

Thursday, May 24, 12pm - 2pm,Center on Policy Initiatives will host a lunch program featuring Andrea Tevlin, the City of San Diego's Independent Budget Analyst.Ms. Tevlin's presentation on The Budget and the Balance of Power will provide a close-up view of our city government under the new "strong mayor" structure.....Place:Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North, SD, 92108)Cost for CPI Members: $25 Early bird, $30 after May 17. (Non-members: $35 Early bird, $40 Reg.) Cost includes program, full lunch, and parking. Please register online, by emailing [address removed], or by sending a check to CPI, 3727 Camino del Rio South #100, San Diego, 92108. Sponsorship opportunities are also still available.

Thursday, May 24th, 10:15 am - noon. Naturalization Ceremony New Voter Registration. At Golden Hall, Corner of 3rd and B Street. Volunteers are needed! RSVP: [address removed]

Thursday, May 24th, 7:00 pm. Peter Irons will discuss and sign his new book, "God on Trial: Dispatches from America's Religious Battlefields." This event is cosponsored by the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties. Dr. Irons will be available to sign books from 6-7 pm, and at the reception following his talk. At the BookWorks in Flower Hill.

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