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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
[SDCPJ] Four (4) Special San Diego Events recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre (March 16, 1968)
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From: Ocean Beach Green Center <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: February 28, 2018 at 6:40:54 PM PST
Subject: March Events from the Ocean Beach Green Center
March Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center
Ocean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107 email@example.com 619.225.1083
March 8th Thursday 7:00 p.m. Film Night "A Plastic Ocean"
This 2016 documentary by Australian journalist, Craig Leeson, investigates the devastating impacts that plastic has caused to our environment, especially our marine life. With an international team of scientists and researchers he travels to twenty locations around the world to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncovers alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveals working solutions that can be put into immediate use. Discussion and resources will be available about what we can do locally after the film. Free of Charge J
March 10th Saturday 10:00 a.m. Shade Tree Brigade
Join Save Peninsula Trees if you would like to help green Ocean Beach and contribute to the city's goal of meeting our Climate Action Plan. Meet at 10:00 am at the Ocean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire St. 92107 for coffee and bagels and a short briefing. We will then go out into our neighborhoods, preselected areas for planting potential or, you may choose your own neighborhood in Ocean Beach if you prefer. You will be provided with information and materials to give to our neighbors about the good news that they can get free trees and free plantings from the city, just by agreeing to water them until they are established. For More info: 619-225-1083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March Events NOT at the Ocean Beach Green Center
March 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting Ocean Beach People's Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street. Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. Contact: email@example.com
March 3rd Saturday 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Film: "The Occupation of the American Mind" Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive, 92130. Hosted by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and Jewish Voice for Peace, this film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel's decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people — a battle that has only intensified over the past few years in the face of widening international condemnation of Israel's increasingly right-wing policies. More info: www.facebook.com/jvpsd
March 3rd Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Project Wildlife Baby Shower Wildlife Care Center, Custer Street, 92110. The baby shower helps us prepare for the influx of patients we see in the spring and summer! It's the only day of the year we open our doors to the public! Enjoy arts & crafts, food, other organizations, our animal ambassadors, and a tour of our care center!! More info: http://www.projectwildlife.org/news.php
March 4th Sunday 1:00 p.m. 1st Sunday's Climate Mobilization Rally Federal Building, 880 Front Street, Downtown 92101. Join the Climate Mobilization Coalition to protest fossil fuels and demand a new U.S. energy system based on wind, water and solar energy as researched and computer modeled by engineering professor Mark Jacobson and his colleagues at Stanford Univ. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org; 858-457-0246; www.facebook.com/SDClimateMobilization
March 5th Monday 7 :00 p.m. Greenpeace Campaign Action Night Greenpeace Office, 3320 Kemper St. #206. Get together and meet like minded members of your community who are trying to make San Diego a greener and more peaceful place. Whether we're organizing protest, feeding the homeless, hosting beach cleanups, or attending town council meetings, it is decided by us as a community. Come have your voice heard! More info: https://www.facebook.com/GreenpeaceSanDiego/
March 6th Tuesday 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Meet Tiffany Crutcher & Attorney Ben Crump 1728 39th Street, 92105. The National Action Network and SURJ invite you to come meet the sister of nationally known police shooting victim Terence Crutcher, killed in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2016 just before the shooting of Alfred Olango. He was shot with his hands up on his car and unjustly killed by officer Betty Shelby. Dr. Tiffany Crutcher became a rising voice in the fight for justice. Civil rights Attorney Benjamin Crump was the Attorney for the families of: Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and more. Join them for a free lunch at NAN's House of Justice Auditorium and a conversation on how we continue pursuing police reform. https://www.facebook.com/events/1579487998800921/
March 6th Tuesday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Bishop Jane Via Friendship Hall of University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue, 92103. In honor of Women's History Month, IWJSD (Interfaith Worker Justice of San Diego County) invites all to bring your own lunch and hear Roman Catholic Woman Bishop Jane Via share her story of faith and equity. Free event, donations encouraged.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/IWJSD
March 9th Friday 6:30 p.m. Sierra Club film night "Requiem for the American Dream" 8304 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard #101, 92111. In this documentary interview, Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics and longtime political analyst and activist, exposes with searing clarity the forces and policies behind the coordinated campaign to concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Called "one of the best entry points to the discussion of inequality" by the Hollywood Reporter and "a provocative x-ray of current American realities" by Roger Ebert, Chomsky's film, provides penetrating insight into the demise of democracy and erosion of opportunity that are likely to be the lasting hallmarks of our time. More info: Jean F Costa - 619-463-0721 email@example.com
March 11th Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Really Really Free Market Teralta Park, 40th and Orange, City Heights. Come for a chance to give and get cool stuff for absolutely free. Simply bring the things around the house you aren't using anymore, put them in the "free pile," and look around to see if there is anything you'd like to take yourself.
March 14th Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Surfrider San Diego Event , 92109.
March 14th - March 17th 50th Anniversary My Lai Massacre Exhibit World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd, 92101. The 50th Anniversary of My Lai will be March 16th, and San Diego's Hugh Thompson Memorial VFP Chapter 91, Chicago VFP Chapter 26 and San Diego Peace Resource Center invite you to observe, participate and reflect by visiting the My Lai Memorial Exhibit during its week in San Diego. Interactive Display Open 2pm - 9pm. Free of charge. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2065414087073725/
March 21st Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Solar For Homeowners 9325 Sky Park Court, Suite 100 Discovery Room, 92123. Experts from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will explain the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating, and share valuable consumer awareness tips that can help you feel more confident when evaluating solar technology for your home. http://energycenter.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&ccse-menu=pv-homeowner&id=2774
March 22nd Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Electric Vehicle's Role in Reducing Transportation Emissions - What Cities, Businesses and Communities Can Do Center for Sustainable Energy, 9325 Sky Park Court, Suite 100, 92123. Join the Equinox Project and Plug-in SD for an educational panel event about Electric Vehicles' role in reducing emissions and improving air quality. Learn where San Diego County currently stands, and how other cities are accelerating adoption, and what incentives and technical assistance programs are available to help you move the needle on EV adoption. More info: http://energycenter.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&ccse-menu=none&id=2773
March 24th Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. March for Our Lives Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, 92101. Hosted by Women's March San Diego and San Diego Action United, joining the movement of kids and families marching in Washington D.C. that same day to demand that their lives and safety be a priority and that Congress take concrete steps to prevent mass shootings in our schools and society.
MarchForOurLives.COM San Diego Sister March https://www.facebook.com/events/1803971256330095/
March 28th Wednesday 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Film Premier: "The Homeless Chorus Speaks" 1550 Market Street, 92101. A documentary film about the members of Voices of Our City Choir, which was created for people experiencing homelessness in San Diego. Directed & produced by Susan Polis Schutz, this documentary shows that homeless people are like you and me. They dance, they sing, and have dreams and aspirations. Life is tough on the streets, but hope has come in the form of a homeless chorus. The film chronicles the efforts of two musicians, Nina Deering and Steph Johnson, who founded Voices of Our City Choir, with interviews of the members sharing their stories, their hopes& dreams, and their ideas about solutions to the homeless problem. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1997928897090727/
Save the Date! Upcoming Events.....
· April 14th March for Science
· April 20th Ocean Beach Green Center Book release by author Jim Miller of his new novel about climate change "Last Days in Ocean Beach"
· April 22nd Earth Day at Balboa Park
· April 28th Ocean Beach Green Center's 29th Anniversary Celebration
· April 28th Climate Mobilization Rally in Ocean Beach
New events are always happening....please check www.oceanbeachgreencenter.org for updates to the event list
and also visit the "get involved" tab to connect to other San Diego Activist groups' websites for their event calendars :-)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
[SDCPJ] Fwd: Four (4) Special San Diego Events recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre (March 16, 1968)
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From: Gilbert Field <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: February 27, 2018 at 12:01:16 PM PST
Subject: Four (4) Special San Diego Events recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre (March 16, 1968)
News AdvisoryFor Immediate ReleaseFour (4) Special San Diego Events to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the infamous My Lai Massacre (March 16, 1968) - local veterans speak out on war !The San Diego chapter of the national Veterans For Peace organization will be hosting a series of four events in mid-March in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the infamous My Lai Massacre in Vietnam.During these four days (March 14-18), the press and the public is encouraged to stop by and reflect on an interactive art exhibit that will be shown at three different sites in San Diego (please see the attached flyer).This exhibit, created and based in Chicago, honors the over 2 million Vietnamese killed in what we call the "Vietnam War" but which they refer to as the "American War".Veterans and subject matter expert speakers will be on hand at each event.For more information or to arrange interviews with speakers or other local veterans, please contact:Gary Butterfield, President of the San Diego Veterans For Peace, who can be reached at Garyvfp@gmail.com or at 858-245-7700.This News Advisory submitted by:Gil FieldDirector for CommunicationsSan Diego Veterans For Peace858-342-1964##############################################################################################################
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Corporate-free Candidate Town Hall
What do Gayle McLaughlin, Monica Montgomery, and Josh Jones have in common? They are rejecting corporate contributions in their campaigns for office, AND they will be joining our Town-hall panel!
Join the conversation and learn:
1) From Corporate-Free candidates for a wide array of offices (state-wide to city council) and parties (Greens, Democrats, "independents") who describe why they are running Corporate-Free campaigns and what they have learned.
2) How corporate dominance has crippled progressive change in our economy, environment, health care, education, housing, transportation, and criminal justice system.
3) From Gayle McLaughlin, founder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) and candidate for Lt. Governor, on how the Corporate-Free Elections strategy has been wildly successful in not only winning elections but also in making huge progressive political change AFTER winning (e.g., implementing rent control, $15 minimum wage, effective police review, solar energy jobs, stronger emissions standards, taking back the City of Richmond CA from Chevron's control, etc.)
[SDCPJ] Fwd: MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR-San Diego, Interfaith and Community Leaders to Condemn U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association’s Anti-Muslim Event
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MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR-San Diego, Interfaith and Community Leaders to Condemn U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association's Anti-Muslim EventCAIR-San Diego, Interfaith and Community Leaders to Condemn U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association's Anti-Muslim Event
CAIR-San Diego, Interfaith and Community Leaders to Condemn U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association's Anti-Muslim Event
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CAIR-San Diego, Interfaith and Community Leaders to Condemn U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association's Anti-Muslim Event
(San Diego, CA, 2/20/18) – On Wednesday, February 21, the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) will join interfaith and community partners at a news conference outside a U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association (USNAAA) event in that city featuring an anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist.
WHAT: CAIR-San Diego and Interfaith Partners Stand Against All forms of Hate
WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 11 a.m. PST
WHERE: In front of Dave and Buster's Mission Valley, 2931 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108
CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991, email@example.com
CAIR says the speaker at the event, John Guandolo, is an infamous Islamophobe who claims a former CIA director was a "secret Muslim" and that Muslim hotel managers, cabbies and 7-11 workers seek to take over America.
Last week, CAIR called on USNAAA to drop Guandolo as a speaker.
SEE: CAIR Asks U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association to Drop Anti-Muslim Speaker for San Diego Event
BACKGROUNDER ON JOHN GUANDOLO:
Last month, CAIR welcomed a decision by Tennessee's Trevecca Nazarene University to cancel an anti-Muslim event that would have featured three Islamophobic speakers, including Guandolo.
SEE: CAIR Welcomes Tennessee University's Decision to Drop Anti-Muslim 'Summit'
CAIR similarly welcomed a decision by Virginia's Amherst County Sheriff's Office to drop an event featuring Islamophobic conspiracy theorist Chris Gaubatz. Gaubatz is an employee of Guandolo's anti-Muslim hate group Understanding the Threat.
SEE: CAIR Welcomes Virginia Sheriff's Decision to Drop Anti-Muslim Event
Audio/Video: Islamophobes John Guandolo, Chris Gaubatz Smear Mosques, Say BLM is Funded by 'Enemies' of U.S.
The FBI is currently investigating an image tweeted by Guandolo's hate group that purported to show the bombing of "CAIR HQ" in Washington, D.C. Guandolo, who has previously tweeted that "CAIR needs to be obliterated," re-tweeted the bombing image on his personal account. Earlier this month, Guandolo tweeted that "Islam is evil & barbaric."
SEE: CAIR Asks FBI to Probe Tweet by Anti-Muslim Group Showing Bombing of 'CAIR HQ'
Minnesota's Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek has accused Guandolo of assaulting him during a national law enforcement conference earlier this year in Reno, Nev.
SEE: Video Shows Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist John Guandolo's Alleged Assault on Minnesota Sheriff
Exclusive - Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist Guandolo Assaults Minn. Sheriff at NSA Conference, Per Court Documents
John Guandolo Ordered to Stay Away from Sheriff Stanek (Star Tribune)
Anti-Muslim Speaker Now Accused of Assaulting a Sheriff
Among his many bizarre and Islamophobic claims, Guandolo has falsely claimed that:
- U.S. mosques are planning armed attacks on law enforcement authorities and churches,
- the Black Lives Matter movement is funded by "enemies of the United States,"
- when a Delaware Imam (Islamic religious leader) touched his nose during the pledge of allegiance before a legislative session it was part of "civilizational jihad,"
- former CIA Director John Brennan was a secret Muslim,
- Muslims are "obligated" to lie,
- Muslim hotel managers, cabbies and 7-11 workers seek to take over America,
- it is "unprofessional" for officials to seek information about Islam from Islamic religious leaders (imams).
CAIR has in the past said Guandolo is putting local Muslim communities at risk by making the false claim that, "Mosques/Islamic Centers are organizing for armed confrontation with law enforcement, shoring up physical defenses where they see likely confrontation and increasing their pre-attack surveillances of churches and other targets."
John Guandolo: Indict Journalists - Muslim Hotel Managers, Cabbies, 7-11 Workers Seek U.S. Takeover
Audio: Islamophobe John Guandolo Claims Mosques, MSA Chapters Seek 'Overthrow' of U.S. Government
Video: John Guandolo Claims Muslims are 'Obligated' to Lie, Talking to Imams is 'Unprofessional'
CAIR Islamophobia Monitor: John Guandolo
Video: Islamophobe John Guandolo Claims CIA Director John Brennan is a Secret Muslim
Guandolo: Delaware Imam Touching His Nose is Part of Civilizational Jihad
CAIR's profile of Guandolo documents his belief that America "is at war with Islam" and that major Muslim organizations and mosques are "preparing for combat." Guandolo also claims there is inaction on the part of the U.S. government to counter this threat because people inside the Trump White House "have been co-opted by the bad guys."
Earlier this year, Guandolo excused a terror attack on a London mosque because "people who are still sane" are "having to make very difficult decisions."
CAIR Islamophobia Monitor: Understanding the Threat
In 2016, a Texas college canceled a similar event. The college's decision came following a request by CAIR's Dallas-Fort Worth chapter.
SEE: Texas College Cancels Controversial Law Enforcement Training Event Led by 'Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist'
Ex-FBI Agent John Guandolo to Host Anti-Muslim Training at Texas College
CAIR-Dallas Asks College to Cancel Law Enforcement 'Training' by Islamophobe John Guandolo
In 2015, CAIR welcomed the withdrawal of an FBI representative from an event in Texas that was initially sponsored by the anti-Muslim hate group ACT! for America and featured Guandolo.
SEE: FBI Withdraws from Texas Event Initially Sponsored by Hate Group and Featuring Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist
Virginia's Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy rescinded its approval of in-service training credits for state law enforcement scheduled to attend a training Guandolo was conducting in Culpeper, Va., after being made aware of his anti-Islam rhetoric.
SEE: Virginia Agency Pulls Accreditation for Anti-Muslim Training
A sheriff in Kansas decided not to partner with a citizens group sponsoring a Guandolo training after being informed of his conspiracy theories. When a journalist at Kansas' Wichita Eagle covered the controversy, Guandolo accused the reporter of material support of terrorism.
SEE: Kansas Sheriff Won't Partner on Training by John Guandolo
A number of Arizona police departments decided not to send officers to one of Guandolo's trainings.
CAIR: Arizona Police Departments Drop Out of Islamophobic Training
Guandolo left the FBI shortly after reports surfaced that he had allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a key witness in a corruption trial targeting a member of Congress. In addition, he is documented as having falsified his credentials and work experience.
Major General Tony Cucolo, Commandant of the US Army War College, informed CAIR in an email: "Mr. Guandolo's claim (in print) that he teaches at the Army War College and any other references (e.g., online) identifying him as an adjunct instructor here are simply untrue."
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: https://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
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CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com
Copyright © 2018 CAIR San Diego, All rights reserved.
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CAIR San Diego7710 Balboa Ave.,Suite 326San Diego, CA 92111
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