Friday, February 28, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America’s Most Revolutionary Mayor" | Democracy Now!

[SDCPJ] IMPORTANT: step forward to purchase KNSJ & ACTIVIST PEOPLE'S BALL TICKETS ~ ASAP

                     
                           See attached for purchase of tables or purchase of ads in the program.

                                          THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
 Buy now and save at www.KNSJ.org
Call 619-871-9354 or info@KNSJ.org.

Call 619-871-9354 or info@KNSJ.org.


 
 IMPORTANT: 

Hope you are interested again this year in a table at the PEOPLE'S BALL TICKETS


Activist San Diego has established a reputation for having hosted highly successful Activists People's Balls since 2001.    We have a wonderful "brand" and we will continue to promote and grow it as our signature event of the year.  The publicity and good will generated has helped ASD in all its other projects.  

This year and last year we have focused the Ball on building KNSJ support;
OUTREACH ACTION PLAN: Please put immediate effort into personally inviting your friends by phone... then follow up weekly with bulk emailings, facebook invites and more personal calls.

YOU & the SILENT AUCTION: Have a piece of art, a service or know a business that will give a coupon for our opportunity drawing and silent auction? 

You are the key link to success!

Martin 619-871-9354 = Cell

Thank you all for your commitment to KNSJ, our mission radio and the success of the 2014 People's Ball.  ~ Marie
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

[SDCPJ] Another (6th!) attempt to require draft registration for a CA drivers license

AB 2201 was introduced on 2/20/14. It would force young men to register for a possible future draft as a condition for being licensed to drive in the state of California. This is the 6th attempt by Selective Service to increase California's low draft registration rate. Five previous bills were all blocked in the legislature.
 
Like AB 251 in 2011, this bill would automatically register a drivers license applicant. There would be no way to opt out. Only males would be affected because the Selective Service law still discriminates, even though the armed forces have opened combat jobs to women.
 
The bill would use Dept. of Motor Vehicle funds to revise and reprint all drivers license forms and forward applicants' information to SS digitally. The legislative analyst who submitted a report on the 2011 noted that using DMV revenue for this purpose could be challenged legally because the CA constitution limits the use of such funds to paying for transportation-related expenses and the mitigation of the environmental effects of motor vehicle operation.
 
As of Feb. 25, the bill had not been assigned to any specific committees but may have its first hearing March 23.
 
 
For who believe we need a draft, please read: http://www.comdsd.org/article_archive/BelieveDraft.htm
 
For more information, contact Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft, comdsd@aol.com, 760-753-7518.

[SDCPJ] Free Film Showing: Oscar-nominated "Dirty Wars" -- Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a FREE pre-Oscar screening of "Dirty Wars," one of the five Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary, featuring Jeremy Scahill!

No RSVPs needed

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
6:30 p.m. Doors open/snacks
7:00 p.m. Film 

Peace Resource Center of San Diego
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105
Building with green roof at north end of the driveway


More info: carolj@prcsd.org

It s the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. We have fundamentally changed the rules of the game and the rules of engagement. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government condoned torture occur in corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill (author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Mercenary Army) traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC kill list, not even U.S. citizens. Director Richard Rowley and whistle-blower Scahill s DIRTY WARS is a chilling battle cry for the soul and conscience of an America few of us know exists.

[SDCPJ] Fwd: Occupy gift drive for houseless



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stephanie Jennings <stjennings@ucsd.edu>
Date: Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 9:25 AM
Subject: [WOSD-Discussion] Occupy gift drive for houseless
To: WOSD SD <occupy-women-discussion@googlegroups.com>


for those of you not on Facebook this osd action was posted there.  If you can help or donate I'm sure they'd appreciate it!

This Friday February 28, 2014. Occupy San Diego will be holding their second Gift Drive for San Diego HOUSE-LESS at the San Diego Civic Center Plaza located at 1100 3rd Ave., San Diego from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The mission is to serve the house-less members of San Diego community by providing them with basic necessities. In December 2013, Occupy San Diego served more than 200 people at their first Gift Drive for the HOUSE-LESS event on December 20th. In addition to the items distributed dinner was also served to the attendees.
Donations will be accepted the day of the event and volunteers are welcome to participate in organizing and distribution. Items asked for include: rain gear, warm jackets and sweaters, new undergarments and socks, shoes, gloves, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, personal hygiene items, flashlights with batteries, and backpacks. Occupy pledges that 100% of your donation will be used and given directly to the house-less living on the streets of San Diego. Event starts promptly at 4pm! Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/269752919838549/




Sunday, February 23, 2014

[SDCPJ] Day of Decision Rally to Defend Trans* Rights!

Day of Decision Rally to Defend Trans* Rights!

Monday, February 24th
5:30-7:00pm
6th Ave & University Ave ~ Hillcrest
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462625570618746/?source=1


On Monday February 24, we will learn whether or not Californians will vote on a historic law guaranteeing transgender students equal access to school facilities and activities that match their gender identity. WHETHER THE OPPOSITION QUALIFIES FOR THE BALLOT OR NOT, WE WILL RALLY TO DEFEND TRANS* RIGHTS!

WHY WE RALLY

Transgender students moved one step closer to justice with the passing of the School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266) this year. This brand new California bill guarantees transgender students safe access to necessary school facilities & activities in public schools. As you may know, this bill and these students are under attack by national transphobic organizations. Since the fall of 2013, they have been running a media smear campaign against trans* youth and lying to the public to get this issue on the ballot.

EVENT INFO

Hear speakers from the trans* community (this event will highlight trans* voices only). Bring signs! Wear pink, blue or white in solidarity with the trans* community. DEPENDING ON THE OUTCOME, WE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A MARCH. More details to be announced soon. ***IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPEAKING, PLEASE EMAIL CFACFIELD@GMAIL.COM***

*this event is wheelchair accessible and dis-ability affirmative. if you need additional accommodations please contact us 72 hours prior to the event*

Vibe watchers will be present as monitors for the event.

THE TIME IS NOW TO ORGANIZE AND DEFEND OUR YOUTH! Join us and invite your friends!

www.canvassforacause.org



Saturday, February 22, 2014

[SDCPJ] OLB San Diego - Upcoming Actions

Overpass Light Brigade has a number of actions coming up, starting on Monday, Feb 24th, from 5:30 to 7 in Hillcrest with a trans* rights rally by Canvass for a Cause at Sixth and University following the announcement of the status of a transphobic referendum initiative to repeal a new law signed into law by the governor, Assembly Bill 1266, protecting rights to ensure that transgender public school students are able to participate in sports and other activities and use school facilities based on their gender identity.  If enough signatures were submitted, Californians would vote on the referendum in November.
 
 
The following evening, Feb 25th from 7 to 8:30 PM, there will be a candlelight vigil by GMO-Free Orange County with a light brigade message "OMG GMO GMA = EVIL" to help provide a welcoming committee for the powerful Grocery Manufacturers Association arrival at the Laguna Niguel Ritz-Carlton hotel and to let them know that it is NOT OK for them to dictate what's in OUR food supply, on Pacific Coast Highway and Ritz Carlton Drive, at their arrival at a conference put on by high powered attorneys focusing on:
 
- Introducing a watered down GMO labeling bill on the federal level
 
- Laws to thwart States from implementing GMO labeling, bring law suits against communities and/or states that have implemented GMO label laws or created GMO Free zones
 
- Thwarting laws and class action suits pertaining to food safety which includes laws regarding food dyes, nano technology and the new controversial "green" in plant agent orange pesticides 2-4D to name a few.
 
 
Then on Friday, Feb 25th, OLB will have a "CAPTIVITY KILLS" Light Brigade on the Clairemont Drive overpass of I-5 from 7 to 8:30 PM to keep pressure on Sea World and other marine parks to end captivity.
 
 
Looking ahead to May, so far two actions are being planned:
 
- DroneDiego anti-drone days which will tentatively be from Thursday, May 15 through Sunday, May 18th.
 
- March Against Monsanto Light Brigade…on the weekend of the MAM, the rally and march is on Saturday, May 24th.
 
 
If you'd like occasional updates from time to time on upcoming actions, be sure to subscribe to our Mailing List, and check your junk or spam folder for the confirmation email.
 
Those of you have never seen "light brigade", it consists of large lighted letters to make up a message, each letter held by a different person.  Examples are on our website.
 
You are what make OLB happen!  By holding a letter you have a personal connection between yourself and the message and the struggle!  We sincerely appreciate your participation and welcome you to come back!  Thank you, each and every Holder of the Light!
 
 Peace…Chris
 
 
 

[SDCPJ] Tijuana Maquiladora Tour: March 22, 2014



Tijuana Maquiladora Tour
Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers'
conditions and struggles!


Saturday, March 22, 2014
9 am to 3 pm 

 
Important Notice:
 
·         Citizens returning from Mexico should present an U.S. passport. (Otherwise, they need an official ID, birth certificate, and waiting in line when returning to the U.S. for a period of time to be decided by the border gate officer.) More information: the U.S. State Dept. web site: US Citizens - Documents needed for entry into the U.S..
·         All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please click here to get the Tour waiver 
 
 
Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.)
·      9:00 am sharp- San Ysidro. Additional information about the meeting place will be provided.
·      9:15 am- The crosses at the border: More than 7,000 immigrants have died trying to cross the border since 1994, when NAFTA was imposed.
·      9:30 am- Otay Industrial Park, Sanyo and other maquiladoras: workers' labor conditions, labor rights and struggles
NOTE
: We will visit the Tijuana industrial area but won't enter any factory.
·      11:15 am- Metales y Derivados: maquiladoras, distorted urban development and wild industrialization in Tijuana
·      12:00 pm- Foxconn: the largest maquiladora in both Tijuana and the world
·      12:45 pm- Lunch
·      1:15 pm:- Group dialogue about the experience; time for questions and comments
·      2:00 pm- Working women in Tijuana are organizing artisan cooperatives and promoting an alternative economy. They will bring their handcrafts to the tour. To learn in advance about these cooperatives, please go to: ollincallicm.blogspot.com

·      3:00 pm- Return to the bus station
 
Registration
 
·      $30 regular, $20 students, $ 50 solidarity
·      Registration covers the bus, lunch, and a donation to the workers' organizations.
·      For tour registration go here: sdmaquila.org

Sponsored by Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network and the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras

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[SDCPJ] Queers and Allies Unite! A Benefit of Rockin' Resistance Against Police Brutality

Queers and Allies Unite!
A Benefit of Rockin' Resistance Against Police Brutality

Sunday, February 23
9:00pm-Midnight
@ The Kava Lounge
2812 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, California 92102
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1407259376191284/

Join local queers & allies for a night of rockin' resistance against police brutality! This night will be full of resistance music, speakers from the community, a raffle and interactive game. 

***THIS EVENT IS 21+***

This purpose of this benefit is to raise awareness of police brutality in the broader LGBTQ community and raise funds for legal fees for James Messer. James is an activist with Canvass For a Cause who was assaulted by a San Diego Sheriff's officer back in September while canvassing for LGBTQ rights in North County San Diego. This assault and discrimination was based upon James' perceived sexual orientation by the officer. This officer abused his authority and displayed homophobic behavior during this encounter in addition to physically assaulting and belittling James. The funds raised from this event will go toward filing fees to ensure that this officer is held accountable for his unacceptable behavior. 

Lets face it. San Diego is a heavily militarized town. From drone manufacturing to one of the largest marine bases and an economy dependent on contractor jobs comes a more conservative gay community that generally thinks of law enforcement as our friends and our protectors. This is far from the truth. Police brutality in the LGBTQ community happens often and is often unreported, especially when it comes to houseless communities, queer sex workers, gender variant people and black and brown trans* womyn.

THAT'S WHY WE WILL UNITE TO FIGHT BRUTALITY!

SUGGESTED DONATION: $10
NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS

All funds beyond personal damages will be donated to relevant projects and local coalitions that pertain to police brutality in the queer community.

*BANDS*
Burnt
Candy Warpop
Joshua Napier & The Social Animal
Pale Antique

RAFFLE PRIZES – TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
----------------------------------------------------------------

HOSTING ORGANIZATIONS

Canvass for a Cause (CFAC)
CFAC is a 501(c)4 non-profit that builds support for the radical movement at the local, grassroots level. Our staff of trained activists are out on the streets every day, mobilizing the San Diego community and changing hearts and minds. We have worked on projects ranging from banning "pray the gay away" therapy to protesting police brutality.

Black & Pink – San Diego
Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and "free world" allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*About the Venue*

Kava Lounge
Welcome to a warm and beautifully diverse nightlife experience. Making a conscious effort in promoting cultural unity through music, art, and dance. This is your playground. A nightlife experience that supports the organic movement and our local economy. Future planetary life. The Kava Lounge is the space, now is the time.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

**About the Bands**

Candy Warpop is a nihilistic storm of art punk and dark psychedelia. Incubated under the debauched neon of Las Vegas, this audacious quartet (Amy Pate on Vocals/Guitar :: Anisa Marie on Drums :: Joshua Chévere Cohen on Guitar :: Jonas Woolverton on Bass) is unrestrained by conventional musical standards. The raw flow of eccentric creation and kaleidoscopic illustration creates a sonic balancing act on the razor's edge between beauty and destruction, euphony and dissonance, love and chaos.

The Social Animal is a provocative indie rock band known for its candidly intimate and soulfully charged lyrics, searing guitar solos and funky pop rock rhythms. Formed in San Diego in 2012, the band is dedicated to providing not only an electrifying live show, but also works to inspire their fans to engage in community-based activism and philanthropy.

Pale Antique is Baroque Pop/Ambient/Experimental music performed solo by Joshua Chévere Cohen.


Friday, February 21, 2014

[SDCPJ] Celebration of the Life of Tanja Winter, Saturday, March 22, 2-5 p.m.



 Tanja Winter died peacefully earlier this month, in a dignified manner with family at her side.

 We would love to have you join us in celebrating a life dedicated to Peace and Justice.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

[SDCPJ] THIS SAT 2/22 all day!! Food Justice @ KALE FESTIVAL

** The Kale Festival **
A full day to celebrate and learn about local and sustainable food through workshops and demonstrations. We come together to envision a better and more just food system. 

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014
from 9am to 5pm
3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego 92105
Free & Open to Public
and yes, FREE FOOD!

Current list of workshops on the website & Facebook
Share on FB! https://www.facebook.com/events/1409936279242681/

and...

Two special ACTION INQUIRY sessions
about OUR LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM
facilitated by "1 in 10 Coalition" members

10:45 - 11:45 am
San Diego Grassroots Food Change
- panel & discussion about local food/agriculture policy advocacy

1:30 - 2:30 pm
What NOW for San Diego's Food System?!
What’s new in local food policy & charting a new course
- current concerns, such as water and composting
- what we would like to see?
- what are the barriers?
- what are emerging opportunities?
- how can we make it happen?

We hope to see you there!!


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Peace Resource Center of San Diego
3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego, CA 92105
www.prcsd.org & www.sdfriendscenter.org
info@prcsd.org / 619-263-9301
Executive Director: Mariah Gayler
Director Emerita: Carol Jahnkow

[SDCPJ] Day of Decision Rally to Defend Trans* Rights!

Day of Decision Rally to Defend Trans* Rights!

Monday, February 24th
5:30-7:00pm
6th Ave & University Ave ~ Hillcrest
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462625570618746/?source=1


On Monday February 24, we will learn whether or not Californians will vote on a historic law guaranteeing transgender students equal access to school facilities and activities that match their gender identity. WHETHER THE OPPOSITION QUALIFIES FOR THE BALLOT OR NOT, WE WILL RALLY TO DEFEND TRANS* RIGHTS!

WHY WE RALLY

Transgender students moved one step closer to justice with the passing of the School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266) this year. This brand new California bill guarantees transgender students safe access to necessary school facilities & activities in public schools. As you may know, this bill and these students are under attack by national transphobic organizations. Since the fall of 2013, they have been running a media smear campaign against trans* youth and lying to the public to get this issue on the ballot.

EVENT INFO

Hear speakers from the trans* community (this event will highlight trans* voices only). Bring signs! Wear pink, blue or white in solidarity with the trans* community. DEPENDING ON THE OUTCOME, WE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A MARCH. More details to be announced soon. ***IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPEAKING, PLEASE EMAIL CFACFIELD@GMAIL.COM***

*this event is wheelchair accessible and dis-ability affirmative. if you need additional accommodations please contact us 72 hours prior to the event*

Vibe watchers will be present as monitors for the event.

THE TIME IS NOW TO ORGANIZE AND DEFEND OUR YOUTH! Join us and invite your friends!

www.canvassforacause.org



Monday, February 17, 2014

[SDCPJ] PLEASE FORWARD: Mon, Feb 17, The Prison-Industrial Complex FORUM at ASD General Meeting


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Seeking Justice in the
Prison-Industrial Complex
Activist Forum - Mon. Feb 17th

Activist San Diego General Meeting

www.ActivistSanDiego.org/node/4428

 • Why does the United States incarcerate a higher percentage of its population than any other country in the world?
 • Why are private companies getting into the prison business, and how do they think it’s going to benefit their bottom lines?
 • Why has the U.S. prison system been called the “new Jim Crow”?
 • What is the connection between the expanding U.S. prison population and the “war on drugs”?
 • How do gender-variant people fare in U.S. prisons?
 • Is abolishing the prison system a real possibility?

 Join ACTIVIST SAN DIEGO, SAME ALLIANCE and CANVASS FOR A CAUSE (CFAC), ONE LOVE Asian Ex-offenders;  for two public events addressing these questions:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Monday, FEBRUARY 17, 2014:   Activist General Meeting
 Public discussion of prisoners’ rights, alternatives to prison, how to support prisoners and how to reduce crime by ending the “War on Drugs” with:
 JAMES MESSER, CATHY MENDONÇA • Black & Pink San Diego
 LEO E. LAURENCE • Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (L.E.A.P.)
        Info:  Mark Conlan <mgconlan@att.net>

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 Saturday, FEBRUARY 22, 2014:   Activist Film Series
        www.activistsandiego.org/node/4430
 Screening of Cruel and Unusual: Transgender Women in Prison
 Both events at 7 p.m., Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest (3900 Vermont Street between Panera & Aladdin Restaurants, Uptown District Mall)
Information: www.activistsandiego.org, www.samealliance.com
        Info:  Mark Conlan <mgconlan@att.net>

--   Martin Eder  619-871-9354 = Cell  




Friday, February 14, 2014

[SDCPJ] Queers and Allies Unite! A Benefit of Rockin' Resistance Against Police Brutality

Queers and Allies Unite!
A Benefit of Rockin' Resistance Against Police Brutality

Sunday, February 23
9:00pm-Midnight
@ The Kava Lounge
2812 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, California 92102
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1407259376191284/

Join local queers & allies for a night of rockin' resistance against police brutality! This night will be full of resistance music, speakers from the community, a raffle and interactive game. 

***THIS EVENT IS 21+***

This purpose of this benefit is to raise awareness of police brutality in the broader LGBTQ community and raise funds for legal fees for James Messer. James is an activist with Canvass For a Cause who was assaulted by a San Diego Sheriff's officer back in September while canvassing for LGBTQ rights in North County San Diego. This assault and discrimination was based upon James' perceived sexual orientation by the officer. This officer abused his authority and displayed homophobic behavior during this encounter in addition to physically assaulting and belittling James. The funds raised from this event will go toward filing fees to ensure that this officer is held accountable for his unacceptable behavior. 

Lets face it. San Diego is a heavily militarized town. From drone manufacturing to one of the largest marine bases and an economy dependent on contractor jobs comes a more conservative gay community that generally thinks of law enforcement as our friends and our protectors. This is far from the truth. Police brutality in the LGBTQ community happens often and is often unreported, especially when it comes to houseless communities, queer sex workers, gender variant people and black and brown trans* womyn.

THAT'S WHY WE WILL UNITE TO FIGHT BRUTALITY!

SUGGESTED DONATION: $10
NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS

All funds beyond personal damages will be donated to relevant projects and local coalitions that pertain to police brutality in the queer community.

*BANDS*
Burnt
Candy Warpop
Joshua Napier & The Social Animal
Pale Antique

RAFFLE PRIZES – TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
----------------------------------------------------------------

HOSTING ORGANIZATIONS

Canvass for a Cause (CFAC)
CFAC is a 501(c)4 non-profit that builds support for the radical movement at the local, grassroots level. Our staff of trained activists are out on the streets every day, mobilizing the San Diego community and changing hearts and minds. We have worked on projects ranging from banning "pray the gay away" therapy to protesting police brutality.

Black & Pink – San Diego
Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and "free world" allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*About the Venue*

Kava Lounge
Welcome to a warm and beautifully diverse nightlife experience. Making a conscious effort in promoting cultural unity through music, art, and dance. This is your playground. A nightlife experience that supports the organic movement and our local economy. Future planetary life. The Kava Lounge is the space, now is the time.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

**About the Bands**

Candy Warpop is a nihilistic storm of art punk and dark psychedelia. Incubated under the debauched neon of Las Vegas, this audacious quartet (Amy Pate on Vocals/Guitar :: Anisa Marie on Drums :: Joshua Chévere Cohen on Guitar :: Jonas Woolverton on Bass) is unrestrained by conventional musical standards. The raw flow of eccentric creation and kaleidoscopic illustration creates a sonic balancing act on the razor's edge between beauty and destruction, euphony and dissonance, love and chaos.

The Social Animal is a provocative indie rock band known for its candidly intimate and soulfully charged lyrics, searing guitar solos and funky pop rock rhythms. Formed in San Diego in 2012, the band is dedicated to providing not only an electrifying live show, but also works to inspire their fans to engage in community-based activism and philanthropy.

Pale Antique is Baroque Pop/Ambient/Experimental music performed solo by Joshua Chévere Cohen.


[SDCPJ] Phonebank to Support Transgender Youth!

Wednesday, February 19th ~ 5:30-7:30pm
Planned Parenthood: First Avenue Specialty Services Michelle Wagner Center
2017 First Avenue Suite 100, San Diego, California 92101
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/552720844835072/

Join our volunteer activist network as we educate California voters about the School Success & Opportunity Act (AB 1266), the first bill in the country to guarantee trans* students equal access to public school bathrooms, locker rooms, sports teams and all other sex-segregated facilities and activities that match their gender identity!

Since the fall of 2013, transphobic organizations like the Pacific Justice Institute and the National Organization for Marriage have been running a media smear campaign against trans* youth and lying to the public to get this issue on the ballot and remove these protections so long denied to trans* folk.

***THIS IS THE LAST PHONEBANK BEFORE THE FEBRUARY 24th DAY OF DECISION. WE WILL FIND OUT IF THIS ISSUE WILL BE ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT ON FEB 24th***
Day of Decision: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462625570618746/

In preparation for a possible vote in November, we are hosting these phone banks to help reach the public before the onslaught of expected anti-trans* media hits the airwaves and our TV screens. We know with our experience working on the FAIR Education Act that it is imperative to reach the public before any doubts are put into their heads. Right now, we are still at a place where many people do not know about this bill or this issue. We cannot wait until the fall to reach voters if we want to win! In order to reach as many people as possible, we need your help!!

This event will include:
- gender 101 training & phonebank training
- a debrief on our experiences
- free snacks & drinks
- working with other volunteers to protect trans* youth!

Have questions or want to host an event in coordination at your school or organization? Please contact field@canvassforacause.org!

[SDCPJ] POSTPONED: Nonviolent Peacekeeper Training, Saturday, February 15, 2014 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Nonviolent Peacekeeper training scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15, has been postponed.  We'll let you know about future dates.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Carol Jahnkow <caroljahnkow@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:12 PM
Subject: Nonviolent Peacekeeper Training, Saturday, February 15, 2014 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
To: prcsd@lists.riseup.net


Nonviolent Peacekeeper Training

Saturday, February 15, 2014 9-11:30 a.m.
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

The Peace Resource Center will hold a training for those who would like to help at demonstrations and other activities. The training will include techniques, tasks, practical roleplays and more.

The role of peacekeepers is to promote the goals of the event as stated by the event officials and 
their literature, and to maintain the safety of all involved.  Peacekeepers act as a communications network, help set the tone of the action, mediate between participants and counter-protestors when needed, and more.

We need peacekeepers specifically to help at a 350.org activity coming up soon.  However, the skills are useful for any public activity and we need trained volunteers willing to be on call as needed. If you'd like to be a part of "Growing" our pool of trained peacekeepers who can help other groups at their demonstrations and activities please let us know!  (Note: If you have already been trained and would like to be a part of the peacekeeper group, please let me know.)  Thank you!

Please RSVP for the training or for more info: carolj@prcsd.org

Carol Jahnkow
Director Emerita
Peace Resource Center of San Diego




Thursday, February 13, 2014

[SDCPJ] Sad loss; Tanja Winter RIP

Sad news re: Tanja Winter I've been informed by Keta Hodgson that Tanja died today at around 3pm and that the end came swiftly and she seemed to not suffer. A memorial service will be held in San Diego at a date to be determined. I'll post more when I know more.

Conditions have always applied to freedom in America


Terms and conditions have always applied in this country. It has depended on your race, gender, net worth. Yet...many pretend that they do not know this is going on.

[SDCPJ] Mon, Feb 17, 14The Prison-Industrial Complex FORUM at ASD Gen. Meeting;






The Prison-Industrial Complex Forum
Activist San Diego General Meeting

www.ActivistSanDiego.org/node/4428

 • Why does the United States incarcerate a higher percentage of its population than any other country in the world?
 • Why are private companies getting into the prison business, and how do they think it’s going to benefit their bottom lines?
 • Why has the U.S. prison system been called the “new Jim Crow”?
 • What is the connection between the expanding U.S. prison population and the “war on drugs”?
 • How do gender-variant people fare in U.S. prisons?
 • Is abolishing the prison system a real possibility?

 Join ACTIVIST SAN DIEGO, SAME ALLIANCE and CANVASS FOR A CAUSE (CFAC) for two public events addressing these questions:

 Monday, FEBRUARY 17, 2014:   Activist General Meeting
 Public discussion of prisoners’ rights, alternatives to prison, how to support prisoners and how to reduce crime by ending the “War on Drugs” with:
 JAMES MESSER, CATHY MENDONÇA • Black & Pink San Diego
 LEO E. LAURENCE • Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (L.E.A.P.)
        Info:  Mark Conlan <mgconlan@att.net>

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 Saturday, FEBRUARY 22, 2014:   Activist Film Series
        www.activistsandiego.org/node/4430
 Screening of Cruel and Unusual: Transgender Women in Prison
 Both events at 7 p.m., Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest (3900 Vermont Street between Panera & Aladdin Restaurants, Uptown District Mall)
Information: www.activistsandiego.org, www.samealliance.com
        Info:  Mark Conlan <mgconlan@att.net>
--   Martin Eder  619-871-9354 = Cell  

Saturday, February 8, 2014

[SDCPJ] SDCPJ meeting Monday 2/10 - CALL for AGENDA ITEMS

Everyone,

The San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice will meet at the Friends Center this Monday evening, 7 PM.  Important items include planning for an April anti-drones event, the second annual here in San Diego.  Please forward items to include in the meeting agenda!  The agenda will be distributed by e-mail by Sunday evening.

Craig

Friday, February 7, 2014

MCAI LA/OC CHAPTER MEETING 19 February 2014 - The TECH and BIZ OF LIVE MULT CAM STREAMING



Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Solve Your Client's Pain and Solve Your Business Pain:
The TECH and BIZ of Live Multi-cam Streaming
As our special guest, producer-director-editor Troy Witt, owner of Take One Productions, http://takeonedigital.com likes to point out we're in a creative industry but unfortunately, many creative people are not good at business. Troy's going to share the secrets of his success—both in the business and production side, by demonstrating how Take One sells and then executes a high-end, multi-cam live-streaming event. This is a can't-miss for anyone involved in the industry, most especially video production of events and communications for business. 
What's holding your business back? And what's holding potential clients back from hiring you? Troy Witt has answered those questions for his business and he's agreed to share it all with us! Join us at the Gear Monkey Stages as Troy Witt not only demonstrates how to do a high-end multi-cam webcast but explains his business model; Why it works for clients; How it sells itself; Why and how he bundles his services; How to protect yourself in the one area where most video producers lose the most money…and more.
Troy Witt has grown Take One Productions since 1992 to the point where every week he often has multiple crews streaming events from locations all around the US, and even internationally.
Our February Meeting is being hosted by Gear Monkey Sound Stages.  http://www.gearmonkey.tv Besides being a great place to rent production gear (everything from cameras to grip) and OC's favorite place to buy expendables, Gear Monkey is an arm of one of OC's premier editing facilities, the Post Factory http://www.postfactory.com
REGISTER ONLINE NOW at http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/
COME EARLY FOR NETWORKING & A TOUR OF GEAR MONKEY/POST FACTORY
—BRING PLENTY OF BUSINESS CARDS, HEADSHOTS ETC.
Date/Time: Wednesday February 19, 2014
Doors open at 6:00 for Tours and networking over light food and refreshments
Program starts at 7:00 PM
Location: Gear Monkey Sound Stage http://www.gearmonkey.tv/shop/
630 The City Dr. S., Suite #175
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714.705.6088
Directions: Gear Monkey is the first building south of the 22 fwy on the west side of the City Drive. Gear Monkey is located on the west side of the building through the side gate. http://www.gearmonkey.tv/shop/directions.php
Cost:  MCAI Members and students with ID pay $5 at the door; Non-members pay $15 at the door and $10 if paid online in advance. Even if you don't pay in advance online, PLEASE REGISTER ON LINE AT OUR MEETUP SITE SO WE CAN PLAN FOR FOOD!  http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/
Look at our chapter website  www.mcai-oc.org

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