Thursday, March 27, 2014

[SDCPJ] Saturday's Canvass for a Cause OLB action canceled

Canvass for a Cause has canceled the OLB Action and Social scheduled for Sat, March 29 mentioned in a recent message.  Sorry for any confusion.

[SDCPJ] ACTION Alert: Calif. bill to require draft registration for a driver's license



After failing five previous times, the Selective Service System is again asking the California state legislature to pass a bill linking Selective Service registration to California drivers' licenses.


Proposed by Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside), Assembly Bill 2201 seeks to use DMV records to automatically register males with Selective Service when they apply for a license or license renewal. The bill is scheduled for a hearing in the Assembly Committee on Transportation on APRIL 21, 2014.


Californians should contact the Transportation Committee BEFORE 4/21. Fax if possible:


Assembly Transportation Committee

1020 N Street, Room 112, Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone 916-319-2093, fax 916-319-2193


Send a copy of your letter to your state assemblyperson. Find the address at If your legislator is on the transportation committee, be sure to fax/write to him or her (see list in attachment). Ask other people to join you in sending letters. For information about committee hearings and deadlines, contact Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft, 760-753-7518,; or subscribe to receive email notices at the bill's Web site (

Attached is more information, including possible talking points and a list of transportation committee members.

[SDCPJ] Tijuana Maquiladora Tour: April 5

Tijuana Maquiladora Tour
Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers'
conditions and struggles!
Saturday, April 5, 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 
 Tour 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
·      3:00 pm- Return to the bus station
·      $30 regular, $20 students, $ 50 solidarity
·      Registration covers the bus, lunch, and a donation to the workers' organizations.
·      For tour registration go here:

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

[SDCPJ] Fwd: FW: You're Invited: March 27, 5:30pm, International Peace Pole Dedication, PB Middle School Garden

We love to hear when new peace poles are added in San Diego!
(Have you seen the one at the Friends Center?)

Even if you aren't able to attend tonight, we hope you will cheer with them in spirit.

In Peace,

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peggy Budd <>
Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 3:54 PM
Subject: FW: You're Invited: March 27, 5:30pm, International Peace Pole Dedication, PB Middle School Garden
To: Peace Resource Center <>


For Immediate Release: March 18, 2014



Pacific Beach Middle: An International Baccalaureate World School

4676 Ingraham Street

March 27, 2014



Contact: Sally Kaufman, Garden Coordinator

Pacific Beach Middle School Library

4676 Ingraham St.

San Diego, CA 92109

858-273-9070 ex. 2246


Media-released Photos Attached.


The Rotary Club of Mission Bay and the Pacific Beach Middle International Baccalaureate World School have formed a Community - School Partnership that supports the values of Rotary and the mission of Pacific Beach Middle IB World School to solve real-life problems and create a healthy peaceful world. The project, which began this summer with the Rotary Club of Mission Bay helping to prepare the school's garden for the school year, will culminate in an "International Peace Pole" Planting in the school garden.


The International Peace Pole will be unveiled in the award-winning school garden and will designate a zone of peace and a safe refuge encouraging the giving and receiving of kindness. Students and staff have designed pinwheels with statements about kindness, compassion, and peace, which will be displayed around the garden. 


This is a public event, held in conjunction with a "School Open House" and visitors are welcome to attend and share in the thrill of the unveiling of the 6' PB Middle School Peace Pole on which "May Peace Prevail on Earth" has been etched in four different languages. Peace Poles are one of the most recognized symbols of peace worldwide with more than 240,000 standing across the globe.


The community gathering will begin at 5:30pm. The Peace Pole dedication ceremony will commence at 5:45 pm with statements by the School Principal Ernie Remillard, President of Mission Bay Rotary Dr. Michael McQuary, and San Diego Unified School District’s Board President Kevin Beiser. The Peace Pole will be dedicated in honor or George Gerrodette, member of the Mission Bay Rotary and from whose Mission Bay Rotary Foundation Account the project was funded.


The Rotary Club of Mission Bay hopes you can join with us as we share this moment with the students, families, staff, and community of the Pacific Beach Middle IB World School.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

[SDCPJ] YOU are invited to a *Focus Group*

Call for friends of peace and justice!

The Peace Resource Center (PRC) is conducting a few focus groups to find out what community members thoughts are around peace, "being involved", what you know about PRC or not, and more.

As a member of this email list, you certainly care about peace and justice and have heard our name, so we want to hear from YOU!

The focus group will take 60 minutes or less. It will be held at the PRC. To be prepared for the special handful that participate, we request that you REPLY to this email with your name and contact info (email and/or phone) and the times you are available in order of preference:

Sat 3/29  10am-11am
Sat 3/29  11:15am-12:15pm
Thur 4/6   10:30am-11:30am

**IF** you are interested, but none of the listed times work for you, we STILL want to hear from you. So please send us a message saying so. Perhaps we will schedule another focus group or perhaps there is another way for you to share your thoughts.

We will get back to you with details. If you do not receive a reply, please give us a call at 619-263-9301. 

Thank you for your time and assistance!

Mariah Gayler, Director
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego, CA 92105 & / 619-263-9301

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

[SDCPJ] Overpass Light Brigade update and mailing list

"Holders of the Light", keep up on upcoming light brigade outings by subscribing to our mailing list for occasional updates.
On tap as of now...
This Saturday evening, March 29, Canvass for a Cause, a local radical queer organization, will have a TRANS RIGHTS NOW light brigade action in favor of trans* rights for students and others from 7:30 to 9 on the Sixth Avenue overpass of I-5 near Cedar downtown, followed by a Social at a nearby lounge.
Further ahead, details forthcoming…
May 15th and 16th for Anti-Drone Days of Action from May 15 to May 17, against US drone warfare and domestic violation of civil liberties,.
May 23rd, the evening before the international EMPTY THE TANKS protests, to educate the general public about marine mammals held in captivity, there will be a local OLB action.
An outing on the weekend of the March Against Monsanto (the next MAM is on May 24th, 2014).
Again, keep up on future updates and actions via our mailing list.
You are what make OLB happen!  By holding a letter you form a bond between yourself and the message and the fight for justice!  Thank you, each and every Holder of the Light!

[SDCPJ] Fwd: Tell Edison we want PUBLIC SAFETY over PROFIT

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: San Clemente Green <>
Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 7:31 AM
Subject: Tell Edison we want PUBLIC SAFETY over PROFIT

Dear Carol,  


This is just a reminder that tonight, from 6:00-9:00 pm is the first meeting of Edison's Community Engagement Panel (CEP) at the San Clemente Community Center, 100 Calle Seville, (MAP). 


A press conference is scheduled for 5:00 pm and we would love to have you join us if possible. Edison will share their decommission plans with the public and seek our input, (8:00 pm for public comments). A link to the live internet feed will be posted here as soon as it becomes available, (still waiting on Edison).   

Although we all agree that we want the waste removed yesterday if not sooner, there are some complicated issues that call on us to show up and demand that public safety comes before corporate profit. We need reliable answers to serious concerns. We don't want to create a situation that lets Edison off the hook while the public takes all the risk. Below are our talking points. Please attend to show you are with us on this critical matter. This first meeting is a very significant opportunity to have our concerns expressed.


Edison needs to fill their credibility gap with actions not words


A long history of putting profit before safety eventually led to the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Trying to cut corners actually cost Edison a lot more in the long run. They are now under congressional investigation to determine if they knowingly put the public at risk by installing new steam generators that were problematic since the initial design phase. Donna Gilmore of reminds us that, "The NRC concluded Edison was at fault in the management of the steam generator design.  How can we trust them to manage the waste?" After the radiation leak occurred, Edison pushed hard against public opposition to experimentally restart a defective nuclear reactor without even fixing it first. Now they promise "to complete the safe decommissioning of SONGS as expeditiously and cost efficiently as possible". Are we to believe they are going to act in the public's best interest or does this promise only apply to their shareholders? Their actions will speak much louder than words.



Our top priority:  Secure the nuclear waste on site before the next big, inevitable earthquake takes place.


According to the USGS, it is nearly certain that the much anticipated earthquake will exceed design limitations at SONGS and that it will likely take place before nuclear waste can be shipped elsewhere.



Our biggest concern: A decade ago, San Onofre was allowed to use High Burnup Fuel so that costly refueling could occur less frequently. 


High burnup fuel is over twice as radioactive and takes much longer to cool in the spent fuel pools. There is no approved method to safely store high burnup fuel in dry casks for more than 20 years. In less than 10 years some of those dry casks will have reached their approved safe lifespan. If the fuel has deteriorated to the point of becoming too dangerous to transport then it may have to remain on site indefinitely in that unstable condition. For that reason alone, we are requesting the Community Engagement Panel to schedule their first workshop to include independent nuclear experts who can recommend best practices in addressing the unknowns about high burnup fuel.
Most nuclear waste at SONGS
falls into the danger zone


Our list of recommendations:

  • Establish better ways to safely store and transport nuclear waste, especially high burnup fuel, to an acceptable remote location as soon as one is available.
  • Improve instrumentation capabilities to monitor spent fuel pools and dry cask storage, (don't continue to oppose this safety measure).
  • Add one more layer of protection to dry cask storage by "canning" spent fuel assemblies in individual sub-containers, handling all waste as if it will become damaged by excessive heat and radiation over time.
  • Reduce the number of spent fuel assemblies from 24 units per cask instead of seeking to increase it to 32 units for the sole purpose of saving money.
  • Transfer adequately cooled fuel assemblies to dry cask storage immediately to free up overcrowded conditions in spent fuel pools, making them more secure.
  • Reinforce structures that protect all forms of waste and develop unmanned systems to respond to any radiological emergency.
  • Provide on-site capabilities to handle a leaking cask should there be a breach in containment.
  • Make public announcements before the release of tons of pollutants into the ocean which is currently allowed as part of the decontamination process.
  • Provide public access to real-time radiation monitoring data.


The overarching message from our community to Edison is:


When in doubt 


error on the side of 

safety over profits 


Additional information and references: 


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San Clemente Green | 2837 Penasco | 2837 Penasco | San Clemente | CA | 92673

[SDCPJ] Fwd: March 25: National Call-in Day to Cut Nukes

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kevin Martin, Peace Action <>
Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Subject: March 25: National Call-in Day to Cut Nukes

Peace Action: Working for Peace Since 1957 FacebookTwitterBlogContact us


The president's budget request for 2015 shows that his priorities are still dangerously backwards, asking for yet another increase for nuclear weapons while crucial domestic spending continues to be slashed.

Our allies in Congress are stepping up to take these misguided priorities head on. Companion bills have been introduced in the House and Senate that would each save $100 billion in the next ten years by reducing the number of nuclear weapons and cutting nuclear weapons spending.

In the Senate, Sen. Ed Markey's (D-MA) bill is the SANE Act (S. 2070) and in the House, Rep. Earl Blumenauer has introduced the REIN-IN Act (H.R. 4107). We need your help to get your representatives on board supporting cuts to nukes.

Tuesday, March 25th is a National Call-in Day for the SANE and REIN-IN Acts. Call your representatives through the capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

To look up your representative click here 

Here are the suggested messages:

Your US Representative:

"My name is ___ and I live in ____. I am calling to ask Rep. ____ to cosponsor H.R. 4107, the REIN-IN Act, to save money by cutting wasteful nuclear weapons spending."

Your US Senators:

"My name is ___ and I live in ____. I am calling to ask Sen. ____ to cosponsor S. 2070, the SANE Act, to save money by cutting wasteful nuclear weapons spending."

Groups all over the country are working together to get cosponsors on these bills. We need your help to keep phones on Capitol Hill ringing off the hook calling for cuts to nukes.

Please call right now and tell your representatives to cosponsor these important bills to cut wasteful nuclear weapons spending.

Peacefully Yours,

Kevin Martin
Executive Director
Peace Action

Take Action:

Today, March 25th, is a national call-in day to cut funding for nuclear weapons.  Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.


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[SDCPJ] Fwd: Free screening of 5 Broken Cameras, Sunday, April 6, 1:30 pm, Serra Mesa-Kearney Mesa Library

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Cathy Pfister <>
Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 3:35 AM
Subject: Free screening of 5 Broken Cameras, Sunday, April 6, 1:30 pm, Serra Mesa-Kearney Mesa Library

Jewish Voice for Peace-San Diego, along with Amnesty International Group 137 and the Serra Mesa/Kearney Mesa branch of the San Diego Public Library, will be sponsoring a public screening of the documentary film 5 Broken Cameras on Sunday, April 6 at 1:30 pm at the Serra Mesa/Kearney Mesa branch library, 9005 Aero Dr, San Diego as part of JVP-San Diego’s Israel-Palestine: Discovery and Hope film series.   The flyer for this event is attached.  Please forward to your email lists, friends, and family.


This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS  You can find our event listed on the POV website.


An introduction to the film will be given by Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb, Associate Professor of Communications at California State University, San Bernardino.  Dr. Muhtaseb will also lead a discussion following the film screening.  Refreshments will be provided.


The first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for best Documentary Feature by A.M.P.A.S®, the critically-acclaimed 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval. As the years pass in front of the camera, we witness Gibreel grow from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him with the astute powers of perception that only children possess.  Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify and lives are lost in this cinematic diary and unparalleled record of life in the West Bank. 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production.  A Kino Lorber Release.



What:                        Free screening of 5 Broken Cameras

When:                       Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:30 pm

Where:                     Serra Mesa-Kearney Mesa Library Branch, 9005 Aero Dr, San Diego

Misc:                         Refreshments provided; discussion to follow


Questions?  Contact

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Economic Hitman

End Game: The Bilderberg Group




BORDER ANGELS UPDATE 3/23/14 (Elvira back in Chicago !) Detained in the Desert final screening tonight Sunday @ Digital Gym (2921 El Cajon Blvd)  500pm see you there !


What a week ! Final  scheduled NIYA Dreamer Border crossing took place, thanks for all the support and great to see that Elvira not only supported them but she joined them and just last night took her, sons Saul, Emiliano, and Emma to airport as all four are  now back in Chicago ! SI SE PUDO !!! (Check out many interviews Jorge Ramos, CNN, NPR, AP, FRONTERA, EL LATINO, TELEMUNDO and so many others, thanks all !


Speaking of travel Border Angels Francisco Moreno joins group to visit Pope in Vatican to ask for Humane Immigration Policies !!!


This past Thursday March 20 we held the first Funeral Mass at Holtville Cemetery (600 plus migrants buried there) Please see picture by Dave Rivas), thanks all that joined us DE LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL, UNLV, MARYMOUNT and Community members. Thanks Father LaSalle and Father Martin. Great reports on PRIMER IMPACTO (Univision National and IV Press) video to come. On Tuesday we were joined by Josefina Lopez for showing of DETAINED IN THE DESERT at SD LATINO FILM FESTIVAL & la raza lawyers, we packed the house ! We also had very busy week w/ migrant out- reach which continues this week w SDSU, SIKH students, USC and others (Dulce coordinates our visits) Dulce Aguirre @ or visit us on Face Book



Friday, March 21, 2014

[SDCPJ] Elvira Arellano Free From Detention, vigils in San Diego & Holtville, more to follow

BORDER ANGELS UPDATE 3/21/14 (Elvira freed from Otay detention, unidentified
migrants Rest in Peace)

Having just returned from powerful funeral Mass at Holtville Cemetery for
the thousands of migrants that have died crossing the US/Mexican border (600
unidentified plus, buried there), doing water drops in desert, in evening
there was a vigil for Elvira Arellano and the two million deported migrants
and those still currently held in detention, Elvira Arellano is in San Diego
with her sons Saul and Emiliano. Will advise of future actions and we want
to thank Pam Calore for picture and video, Estela, Emma, Jorge, Dave. Maria,
Octavio, Josefina, Mar, Gabriela, Dulce, Familia Castro, Heidi, Marymount,
De La Salle, UNLVr Border Angels and others for supporting actions. NI UNA

More actions to follow, including closing san diego latino film festival
screening of DETAINED IN THE DESERT, tis Sunday 500 pm @ San Diego Media
Arts Center Digital Gym. We will keep you posted . Contact : Enrique
Morones,(619) 269-7865 Border Angels

Thursday, March 20, 2014

[SDCPJ] USD/ The Border Film week

Dear Maria,

Dear [insert sponsors name],

I am contacting you on behalf of the The Trans-Border Institute (TBI) at the University of San Diego.  I would like to give you the information about The Border Film week and ask you for support on disseminating this information.  Please see the press kit attached.



MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                            CONTACT:

March 14, 2014                                                                                                                Program Officer Vivien Francis

                               (619) 260-4166






Believing in the transformative power of films, TBI created Border Film Week to provide students and educators with screenings about border culture, Mexico and Central America, and the realities of immigration.  Through this initiative, TBI has successfully provided a bridge between border culture and the San Diego community, cultivating non-traditional education that leads to the expansion of cross-cultural understanding. TBI's 8th annual Border Film Week will showcase documentary and feature films offering a broad vision of border culture.  

WHAT:                 Border Film Screenings and Panel Discussions


WHEN:                 Monday, March 24, 2014 – Friday, March 28, 2014


                                Monday, March 24


                                Cultural and Gender Identity


6:00 p.m.

In Land of Cowboys / En Tierra de Vaqueros

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

Oliver Rendón, Director / 32 min.

6:40 p.m.

Die Standing Up / Morir de Pie

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

Jacaranda Correa, Director / 90 min.


8:10 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Q&A

• Oliver Rendón, Director

• Dr. Ev Meade, Trans-Border Institute Director
Dessert reception to follow


Tuesday, March 25


Border Subjectivities & Pilgrimages


5:00 p.m.
I Want to See / Quiero Ver

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Adele Horne, Director / 6 min

Skin Destination
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Adriana Trujillo, Director / 10 mins.

Dress Rehearsal for Utopia / Ensayo Final Para Utopía
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Andrés Duque, Director / 75 min

7:00 pm
Panel Discussion and Q&A
• Adriana Trujillo, Director
• Adele Horne, Director


Wednesday, March 26


Accountability and Migration

4:00 p.m. 
Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala / Tengan Puestos los Ojos en Guatemala 
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Gabriela Martínez, Director / 54 min.

5:00 p.m. 
Panel Discussion and Q&A 
• Gabriela Martínez, Film Director 
• Moderator, Dr. Julia Medina, Department of Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego.
• Dr. Douglas Carranza, Program Director of Central American Studies Program, California State University Northridge.
• Dr. Antonieta Mercado, Communication Studies Department, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego.
• Dr. Kevin Guerrieri, Department of Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego.

Co-sponsored by the University of San Diego Enhanced Student-Faculty Information Fund, the Department of Languages and Literatures, the International Studies Center and the Latin American Studies Program.

6:00 p.m. 
Coronation / Coronación 
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Ana Andrade, Bryan Chillian, Jesus Guerra, Directors / 7:51 min. 

6:15 p.m. 
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus / La Camioneta: El Viaje de un Autobús Americano. 
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Mark Kendall, Director / 72 min.

7:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Q&A 
• Ana Andrade, Bryan Chillian, and Jesus Guerra, Directors


Thursday, March 27

Cross-Cultural Understanding


5:00 p.m.
Out of Focus / Fuera de Foco

Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Adrián Arce and Antonio Zirión, Directors / 36 min.

5:40 p.m.
I'm Just Like You / Me Parezco Tanto a Ti
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Luna Marán, Director / 23 min.

6:05 p.m.
Holy Death: White Girl, Pretty Girl / Santísima Muerte: Niña Blanca, Niña Bonita
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Pavel Valenzuela, Director and Dr. Manuel Valenzuela, Producer / 63 min.

7:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Q&A
• Dr. Manuel Valenzuela, Director, Producer and Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Colegio de la Frontera Norte.
• Dr. Alberto López Pulido, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego.
• Dr. Ev Meade, Trans-Border Institute Director



Friday, March 28


Borders and Geopolitics

5:00 p.m. 
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 
Fiamma Montezemolo, Director / 20 mins. 

Humedales Artificiales: Three Transnational Wetlands
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 
Cynthia Hooper, Director / 5 min 

5:25 p.m. 
Purgatory / Purgatorio
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 
Rodrigo Reyes, Director / 80 min 

7:00 p.m. 
Panel Discussion and Q&A 
• Rodrigo Reyes, Director 
• Cynthia Hooper, Director 
• Dr.Olivia Ruiz, Professor Department of Cultural Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and University of San Diego's Lecturer.
• Dr. Ev Meade, Trans-Border Institute Director
Dessert reception to follow



WHERE:               The screenings will take place in two different venues:

·         Monday, March 24, Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26: 
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

·         Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28: 
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall



Admission is free and the events are open to the public.


For more information about the events, please visit us online at


For more information about Border Film Week, including summaries of the films, please visit



Vivien Francis, M.A..
Program Officer

Trans-Border Institute

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Phone: (619) 260-4166

Fax: (619) 260-4161

From: PRC SD Info <>
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:32 AM
To: PRCSD list <>, SDCPJ list <>
Subject: [SDCPJ] Fri 3/21 "Creating a Culture of Civility"

This sounds like an interesting (free!) event for the public to attend at USD this Friday morning. Below is a link with info and to register, though it seems on-site registration might okay as well.

An informed and engaged public is important!

In Peace,

You are invited to attend Restoring Respect's Third Annual Conference: Creating a Culture of Civility, on Friday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre. The conference is co-sponsored by the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and the San Diego Community College District. Chancellor Constance Carroll, San Diego Community College District, will provide opening remarks along with Reverend George Walker Smith, Founder, Catfish Club of San Diego, and Superintendent Cindy Marten, San Diego Unified School District.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Director, National Institute for Civic Discourse

The following panelists will discuss best practices for fostering greater civility in civic dialogue:

  • Jerry Sanders, former mayor of San Diego, President/CEO, San Diego Chamber of Commerce
  • Scott Lewis, CEO, Voice of San Diego
  • David Barrera, Secretary/Treasurer, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
  • Thella Bowens, President and CEO, San Diego Airport Authority
  • Martin Carcasson, Director, Center for Public Deliberation, Colorado State University

Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the KIPJ Rotunda (light refreshments will be served), or you may register at


"I had the opportunity to see this film in Santa Barbara this past weekend and it is amazing! Please come and learn about what the U.S. military is doing to the people of Jeju Island." -- Carol Jahnkow, Peace Resource Center of San Diego

"The Ghosts of Jeju"

Free and open to the public!

Thur. March 20th @ 7:00 pm (Doors 6:30pm)
at Peace Resource Center, 3850 Westgate Pl, 92105

Special Showing with Filmmaker Regis Tremblay
accompanied by Jeju activist-musician Joyakgol 

~ Free and Open to the Public ~

A shocking documentary... Set in the context of the American Presence in Korea after World War II, the film reveals horrible atrocities at the hands of the U.S. military and Korean government. Using previously secret and classified photos, film, and documents, this is the first English-language documentary about the struggle of the brave people of Gangjeong Village opposing the military advance, just as their parents and relatives did.

They are resisting the construction of a massive naval base that will destroy their 400 year old village and UNESCO Biosphere preserve. And yet, their indomitable spirit will inspire and motivate everyone who believes there is a better way to live together on this planet. Then, as now, the people of Jeju are fighting for self-determination, basic human rights, an open and transparent democratic process, and the protection of this rare and beautiful environment.

Co-hosted by PRC & Veterans For Peace


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Change the System

Change the System
Change the System

A Lie Does Not Become the Truth

A Lie Does Not Become the Truth
A lie does not become the truth





Fetus Rights

Fetus Rights
Fetus Rights

The Earth Was Created

The Earth Was Created
The Earth Was Created