Monday, August 15, 2011

[SDCPJ] PLEASE FORWARD ~ ACTIVIST UPDATE - Aug. 15th - Debt Panel, 19th - Zeitgeist Fundraiser, 29th - Radio Summer

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ACTIVIST UPDATE - Aug. 15th - Debt Panel,  Aug. 19th - Zeitgeist Fundraiser,  Aug. 29th - Radio Summer

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Welcome to the weekly ASD newsletter for August 15, 2011 #581
Up Next
Monday, August 15, 2011
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Joyce Beers Community Center
4065 Vermont St., San Diego, CA 92103
Come early, limited seating
Activist San Diego
presents
Debts,                                                           Lies &                                                           Thugs
If you think the "Debt Deal" stinks, wait until you find out how they pulled off this heist, with the full complicity of the media! This month, ASD brings together a panel of experts, including Congressman Bob Filner, Lorena Gonzalez of the Labor Council, Floyd Morrow, Dr. Jeoff Gordon and Corinne Wilson of CPI, to analyze and deconstruct how an artificial 'crises' was created, just as outlined in Naomi Klein's book " Shock Doctrine: The rise of disaster capitalism". Learn about the real issues and challenges we face beyond the sound-byte rhetoric in the corporate broadcast media. We will explore the economic, political, and media realities we face and what we can do, going forward, to immunize ourselves against such artificial 'crises' that are so obviously designed to manipulate our society for the benefit of the very few. more…
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
for these additional ASD events!

Monday, August 15th
Activist San Diego Monthly General Meeting
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont St. San Diego, CA 92103
If you think the Debt Deal stinks, wait until you find out how they pulled off this heist, with the full complicity of the media! more…

Thursday, August 18th
Build the San Diego Community Radio Project
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Activist Center, 4246 Wightman St. San Diego, CA 92101
Every 3rd Thursday of the month! Meeting of the Activist San Diego Community Radio Project. Join us! Open Meeting, all are welcome! Come find out more... Build the San Diego Community Radio Project.

Saturday, August 27th
Economic Summit for a Better San Diego
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Horace Mann Middle School, 4345 54th St., San Diego, CA 92115
Join the region's leading community organizations (including Activist San Diego) for a day-long discussion on the economic issues that affect the lives of all San Diegans. The Labor Council began reaching out to community groups several months ago and together they have hammered out a list of issues, a schedule and framework for the summit. Focusing on jobs, quality of life, prosperity, equality and fairness, the coalition wants to change the narrative in San Diego, getting away from the right-wing dominance of discussion of issues in the media, moving away from, for example, a monopolization of the pension issue to more everyday issues like ‘where are the jobs?’ and other quality of life concerns. For more information, or to RSVP to the Summit, contact the San Diego Labor Council at 619-228-8101 or abettersandiego@unionyes.org

Monday, August 29th
It's RADIO SUMMER!
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Media Arts Center, 2921 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92103
Who wants to dig into community radio in San Diego? I DO!! How can you get involved in community radio in San Diego, right now?! Whether you have audio, outreach, networking, research or other skills to bring to the group, come and be a part of this growing movement with more and more local opportunities every day.Activist San Diego will host a workshop at Media Arts, 2921 El Cajon Blvd, on Monday, August 29th, 7-9pm. We're inviting our allies from Open Media City Heights, the World Beat Center, and New Media Rights.... all spurred by Prometheus Radio Project's "Radio Summer" call to action! more…

Saturdayday, September 4th
A Talk & Book Signing with S. Brian Willson
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont Street, San Diego, CA 92103
THE UNIMAGINABLE JOURNEY of an American Peacemaker Activist San Diego & Veterans for Peace present A Talk & Book Signing with S. Brian Willson Doors open at 5:30. Brian Wilson will be available to autograph books prior to and following the program. Copies of Blood on the Tracks will be available for $20 at this event. more…
 
By becoming a dues paying member of Activist San Diego, you are a part of an organization that has been working for social justice and progressive causes since 1999. It’s an exciting time to be a part of our group of highly motivated activists as we take networking to a whole new level via our new radio station. Help us bring the progressive voice to San Diego via FM radio and new media. Click to sign up

Activist San Diego relies on individual contributions in order to survive and thrive as an organization. Our website, email newsletter, social justice events, and cultural events are all supported by generosity from activists like you. Without you, we can't continue to benefit the San Diego community. Whether you can donate $12, $48, or $200, you are an essential part of allowing the San Diego social justice movement to continue, THANK YOU! Click to donate.

Tuesday, August 16th
Movie Night at the Peace Resource Center
6:30 pm light refreshments - 7:00 pm Movie starts
Peace Resource Center, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105
We are a group of approximately 3 to 8, "Encinitas Enough!". We regularly demonstrate with signs at the above location and time. We have extra signs, or bring your own, and are open to all like-minded progressives to join us any or every Saturday to help our rally grow! We advocate for Pro-Progressive Current Issues, i. e. National Public Health Insurance, Free Palestine, Anti-War, Anti-Invasions, Anti-U. S. Torture, Prosecute Bush Administration Personnel, Keep religion out of government & public schools, No on Prop. 8, etc. more...

Thursday, August 18th
Phone Bank for Solidarity Demonstration Equality 9
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Canvass for a Cause: 3705 10th Ave #3, San Diego, CA
Phone Banking to draw folks to the EQ9 Solidarity Demonstration. Please bring your cell phones and join us in phone banking volunteers and activists to confirm attendance at the August 19th Solidarity Demonstration for the Equality 9! more…

Friday, August 19th
Zeitgeist Movement - Spaghetti Fundraiser
6:00 pm– 9:00 pm
Activist Center, 4246 Wightman St, San Diego, CA 92105
The Zeitgeist Movement San Diego Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Meet Activist San Diego and tell them about Zeitgeist Movement. $10-Donation suggested. All proceeds will be used to help Zeitgeist Group pay annual group membership fee to join Activist San Diego Questions: mike@sdsustainablefuture.com, (619)573-9560. Iinvite your friends. more...

EXIT IN - Celebrate 5 Years with a Very Special Dance Experience
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday
The Wagner Theater at UCSD
TranscenDANCE Youth Arts Project celebrates it's 5-year anniversary this month with Exit In - a performance series and fundraising event at UCSD's Wagner Theatre. Exit In is a dance experience that embraces the journey of self-discovery. Come be a part of this amazing performance and support an essential resource based in the City Heights community for struggling youth. more…

Solidarity Demonstration Equality 9
8:30 am - 9:30 am
San Diego Courthouse
Please join us at the San Diego Courthouse @ The EQ9 were arrested and charged with two misdemeanors exactly 1 year prior and will be in court at 9am this day. This is the anniversary of the day the stay on prop 8 was to be lifted. The Equality 9 engaged in a peaceful sit-in when the County Clerk would not issue Marriage Licenses to two same-sex couples that day, as they were willing to do for any opposite-sex couple that stepped into the office. The 9 were arrested by dozens of Sheriff’s Deputies in full riot gear and military-style formation. They were shackled and marched out to buses, then were brought to jail where they were processed and spent several hours. more…

Saturday, August 20th
Binational Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Friendship Park
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Border Fields State Park/Friendship Park
Celebrate international friendship with the Friends of Friendship Park. 10 a.m. hike to the park; 12 p.m. anniversary celebration with music and more; 2 p.m. symbolic watering of Friendship Garden. more…

Midnight Madness
12:00 am – 3:00 am
1600 Pacific Highway San Diego CA 92101
Get your bike, your funky pajamas, your headlights, and let’s ride! Please join us for this fun night of costumes, prizes and a nighttime ride around the San Diego Bay. Go to Bettersignup.com to pre-register. Cost is $32 for adults and $15 for children under 12, fees will rise to $37 for night-of-event registration. So register now! Proceeds benefit our youth education and outreach programs. Questions? Please email Tiffany Olson at tolson@sandiegohostels.org or call 619-338-9981. Registration opens at 8pm. Ride begins at Midnight. Hosted by: Hostelling International USA, San Diego Council. more…

Sunday, August 21st
Weekly Progressive Rally & Demonstration
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
PCH 101 & Encinitas Blvd. Intersection; SW Corner
PCH 101 & Encinitas Blvd. Intersection; SW Corner We are a group of approximately 3 to 8, "Encinitas Enough!". We regularly demonstrate with signs at the above location and time. We have extra signs, or bring your own, and are open to all like-minded progressives to join us any or every Saturday to help our rally grow! We advocate for Pro-Progressive Current Issues, i. e. National Public Health Insurance, Free Palestine, Anti-War, Anti-Invasions, Anti-U. S. Torture, Prosecute Bush Administration Personnel, Keep religion out of government & public schools, No on Prop. 8, etc. more…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

By now you know Activist San Diego holds a non-commercial educational (NCE) FCC radio license, with a footprint in rural East County. The license is actually a construction permit that allows ASD to build a radio tower, and we are very busy activists, kicking original radio content, technical capacity and fundraising into high gear.

As if this weren't uplifting enough news for the progressive, radical left in San Diego, according to Prometheus Radio Project (a non-profit assisting start-up radio stations), an application window for up to four NCE Low Power FM licenses may be open for non-profits as early as next summer! Prometheus is calling on radio activists to organize. Let's not be on the late-train, the time to get together is now.

Application process...radio station... why would folks get together? ! Content cooperation--ASD's radio project is non-commercial, and, are you ready for an entirely different paradigm: permission-based, royalty-free, copyleft, creative commons content.
 
Come to Media Arts August 29th, “a digital gym” where they “hang out, make media, and learn new things.” You will hear about outreach through music and culture with Makeda Dread of the World Beat Center; Art Neill of New Media Rights will reveal the wonders of the exploding popularity of the creative commons and this opportunity in history to be a part of it; Brian Myers will talk about Open Media City Heights, a neighborhood-based web streaming radio station; and don't forget the fire and brimstone we expect to hear from Ian at the Prometheus Radio Project on the inherently amazing essence of terrestrial radio.
 
Come, be inspired, make connections, organize for your own Low Power FM radio dream application team, be a part of ASD's radio in development, and network for the content sharing that will make us all stronger! Hope to see you there!!
Kelly Barnes
Radio General Manager, ASD

Activist San Diego has many volunteer and internship opportunities. Take a look at the committee descriptions below and send an email to info@ActivistSanDiego.org to get started today.

Radio Committee
Be a part of Activist San Diego's exciting efforts to bring a public radio station to San Diego! The Radio Project Committee meets every 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at 4246 Wightman St. San Diego, CA 92105. All interested are welcome. Contact Kelly for more information at

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