American Friends Service Committee
For weeks now, President Trump has used the caravans of migrants making their way through Mexico to stoke fear and fuel his anti-immigrant agenda. He has responded to people escaping violence and poverty by deploying thousands of military troops to the border. And this week, he defended border agents who fired tear gas and pepper spray at a group of migrants that included children.
Now is the time for every one of us to stand with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S. That's why AFSC is organizing "Love Knows No Borders: A moral call for migrant justice" week of action from Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, to Dec. 18, International Migrants Day.
On Dec. 10, more than 100 interfaith leaders will lead a nonviolent direct action at the border in San Diego. We invite you and people across the country to join us in solidarity by organizing or joining an action in your community the week of Dec. 10 to 18.
Together, we will call on the U.S. to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, respect the human right to migrate, and end the militarization of the border.
Interested in organizing an event in your community? We have resources for you!
1. Visit our Love Knows No Borders website to register your local event and watch for other event listings in your area. We'll send you a toolkit for organizers, provide one-on-one support, and list your event online to help you spread the word.
2. Attend our Dec. 3rd Facebook Live event to learn more: AFSC staff from Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego will have the latest updates on what's happening at the border, and we'll have tips for event organizers and discuss how you can join our week of action.
As the Trump administration continues to treat migrants as a security threat to be met with troops and walls, we are mobilizing for a more humane response – one that recognizes our shared humanity and pledges to meet migrants with the dignity and compassion that we all deserve.
We hope you will join us for our Loves Knows No Borders: A moral call for migrant justice week of action.
Director of Friends Relations
Director, U.S.-Mexico Border Program, San Diego
Love Knows No Borders
American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Friday, November 30, 2018
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Date: November 30, 2018 at 10:53:16 AM PST
Subject: Events from the Ocean Beach Green Center
December Events at the Ocean Beach Green CenterOcean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107 firstname.lastname@example.org 619.225.1083Dear friends of the Ocean Beach Green Center,
We will not be having any activities this month because we are moving December 2nd. We will be busy setting up our new center. We will be moving across the street to Jim Bell's property. We are super excited about our new location. We will be back on track in January. Thanks for all your support.
We will be celebrating Jim's birthday on December 1st. at his house and our new location, 4862 Voltaire St. Ocean Beach. Party will be after the OB Holiday Parade. Party starts 8:30 p.m. Great band, Rhythm and the Method. Come celebrate a great man's birthday and supporting his legacy. More info: 619-225-1083
December Events NOT at the Ocean Beach Green CenterEvery Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Dec 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. 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.comDecember 1st Saturday 9:00 a..m. - 10:30 a.m. Hands-on workshop to build your own SoloBee Bungalow Shelter 7936 Lester Ave. Lemon Grove 91945 Hands-on workshop to build your very own SoloBee Bungalow for the solitary native bees that live in your area. These bees do not sting and are in need of a home. The workshop includes all the materials to make one bungalow, plus you will learn about the solitary native bees in your area and how to attract them to your shelter. No prior carpentry experience required, everyone invited. Children invited with parent supervision. Each person will make one bungalow. Coffee and treats included. $65 More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/255148151819020/
December 3rd Monday 6:50 p.m. Community Action Night Greenpeace San Diego 3320 Kemper St, Ste 206, San Diego, California 92110 Local volunteers come to better the San Diego community! Help us fight for climate justice and a clean and safe environment! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/499091370593878/
December 4th Tuesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Energy Efficiency and Solar for Homeowners Center for Sustainable Energy 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd SDG&E Energy Innovation Center San Diego, 92117 Join experts from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will explain the fundamentals of energy efficiency and solar technologies. Learn how to identify the major energy consumers around your house and how to prioritize upgrades to maximize your energy and cost savings. You will also learn how to calculate your energy use and properly size a solar system for your home, as well as how to find and research solar contractors. The benefits of solar water heating technology and how it can be used to save energy and money on your water heating bills will also be discussed. More info: http://energycenter.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&ccse-menu=none&id=2835
December 5th Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Clean Elections Campaign Meeting First Unitarian Universalist Church, Hillcrest More info: John Hartley: 619-299-8870 or visit sdcleanelections.org
December 5th Wednesday 6 :00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Nature/Book Talk " Kumeyaay Ethnobotany Ocean Beach Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. 92107 In his new book, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany, anthropologist Michael Wilken-Robertson explores the ancient and ongoing story of Native Baja Californians and the plants they use to make food, medicine and traditional arts. Through lively narratives, in-depth descriptions of 47 native plants and their uses, and hundreds of vivid photographs, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany explores the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias. This book connects the archaeological and historical record with living cultures and native plant specialists who share their ever-relevant wisdom for future generations. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/542528996191703/
December 8th Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. San Diego Fixit Clinic Second Chance Beer Company, 15378 Ave of Science #222 San Diego 92128. We have been all too accustomed to the throw away lifestyle. If something doesn't work, throw it out and buy a new one. Because of this behavior our landfills are filling at a rapid rate and electronic waste has become the one of the largest pollution generators. So why not learn how to fix it?! Bring your broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, clothes, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We'll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance. More info: http://zerowastesandiego.org/events/
December 8th Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Community Action Day: Garden of WeEden Hosted by Ecotopia Ranch and Local Earth. Ecotopia Ranch, 10622 West Lilac Road, Valley Center, 92082. Come join us to take care of the land! Feel free to swing by at anytime and bring your garden gloves, pruners, and water bottles. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/192930024950773/December 9th Sunday 11:00 a/m/ - 2:00 p.m. The San Diego Really Really Free Market Teralta Park, 40th St. and Orange Ave. City Heights, A Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is a community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. Bring something or pick up something. More info: https://www.facebook.com/sdrrfm/
December 12th Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Learn with the SD Green Building Council BNIM, 797 J St. San Diego, 92101 Learn about the innovations and inspirations that were gained from Greenbuild18. These presentations will bring home the key takeaways from our time in Chicago, we are excited to have more members of the San Diego Green Building community engaged in these ideas! Cost: $15 to $25 Lunch will be provided More info: http://www.usgbc-sd.org/
December 14th Friday 6:30pm Sierra Club film night " Reinventing Power: America's Renewable Energy Boom" Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego, CA 92111 This film, the Sierra Club's newest documentary, takes the viewer across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what's broken, re-think what's possible, and revitalize communities. Critically, the film underscores the notion that jobs, economic growth, and innovation don't have to be sacrificed for a clean environment. Reinventing Power focuses on people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring various aspects of clean energy from innovation to installation. More info: Jean Costa (619) 463-0721 firstname.lastname@example.org
December 14th Friday 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Vigil to End Gun Violence, Hosted by San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention. St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 2728 6th Ave. San Diego 92103 Please join us for our annual nationwide vigil to end gun violence in conjunction with Newtown Action Alliance, a coalition of gun violence prevention organizations across the country. Help us to honor and remember all victims of gun violence across the country this year. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/359472054786487/
December 16th Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free Film: 1948: Creation & Catastrophe Point Loma/Hervey Library 3701 Voltaire St. 92107. Jewish Voice for Peace - San Diego Chapter (http://jvpsandiego.org) and The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, San Diego Chapter (http://adcsandiego.org) present a documentary film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict produced by locals Andy Trimlett and Ahlam Muhtaseb. Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation and Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel and seen through the eyes of the people who lived it.
December 16th Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Village Buy and Barter Day Hosted by People over Profits SD
1764 National Ave. San Diego 92113 Do you know many corporations use prisoner labor to produce their products? This is modern day slavery! Do you want an alternative to participating in the prison industrial complex? We believe in creating the world we wish to live in. In times of celebration, we'd rather get gifts for each other through the barter system, instead of lining the pockets of corporations! The barter system is a universal method of exchange used before money was ever invented. We invite you to exchange your services and goods for other's services and goods! You are welcome to bring anything you've made or any service you can provide and engage with fellow community members in a bartering exchange. You are also welcome to use cash to barter to participate, if you'd like to. Do you want to give a gift of meaning and significance to a loved one as well as engage in building the community? Come join at The People's Lot as we participate in the loving act of the barter! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/328942947691742/
We rushed to get this out because of Jim Bell's party Dec 1st and because we are quite busy with our big move. Our apologies to anyone we may have missed with listing their events. Please email us if we did, and we can add it to our website. The calendar is short as many groups don't plan events during the holidays. To end on a positive note check out the Tariq Khamisa Foundation for an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. In these difficult times it is important to remember there are many wonderful people, doing many wonderful things to try and make it a better world. Have a giving and inspiring holiday and see you in January. https://www.facebook.com/tariqkhamisafoundation/New events are always happening....please check www.oceanbeachgreencenter.org for updates to the event listAlso visit our "get involved" tab for various group's websites. Check their events page for theirhabitat restoration work parties, beach clean-ups, committee meetings, workshops, field trips etc
Sunday, November 18, 2018
[SDCPJ] Fwd: This week: Thanksgiving get-togethers; Climate meetings; Gratitude that the Santa Ana's are over for now.
This week: Thanksgiving get-togethers; Climate meetings; Gratitude that the Santa Ana's are over for now.
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Sunday, November 11, 2018
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Tijuana, Baja California
At a time in which democracies are failing, in the face of a dehumanizing and predatory system, and as we witness the fortification of the wall between Mexico and the United States, we are interested in discussing and showing the forms of resistance that have arisen from the border and transborder communities. The Trump administration generates tension that directly affects the daily life of Latina/os, especially those from Mexico and from border communities. What are the possible ways to face this new neoconservative order? From what organizational experiences have we begun to create spaces for reflection and transformative action? How do we respond to new and old forms of discrimination against marginalized communities?
About the Program
The Seventh Binational Conference will discuss the forms of resistance that arise from the border and cross-border communities, going through them in different times, spaces and forms. We will have the opportunity to hear the voices of activists, students, scholars, maquila workers, farmworkers, migrants, and artists who organize and resist violence, labor inequity, health, education, etc. Their words and art will take us from the United States – Mexico border to borders in Guatemala, El Salvador and even Palestine. They will lead us to different moments of resistance from the conquest of the original peoples of the Americas to this era in which borders mean migration from southern countries to the United States, deportations from the United States to the south, and stories written in the streets, the classrooms, the factories, and the agricultural fields.
It is no coincidence that the mobilization of migrant communities and their challenge to national borders is the central topic of the Conference. National and transnational migrations are undoubtedly one of the most important movements of our time; products of Neoliberal globalization. Migration will be one main focus in the conference from different perspectives.
Panel 4: Cross-border students who live in a country and attend school in another tell us about their challenges and mainly about their successes organizing in Collective TASO.
Panel 7: The original communities of Mexico, many of them Mesoamerican, have migrated by the thousands to the north. The Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations tells us about the efforts of the original peoples to organize their communities, now binational, in exile.
Panels 14 and 25: Andrea González, scholar from UNAM and member of the collective "You are Us," will share stories of migration in Mexico City that is now not only a place of passage for migrants but it has also become a space of destination and refuge for communities from Central America, Venezuela, Colombia, Haiti and other Latin American, Asian and African countries.
Panels 13 and 24: Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman tell us the stories of young Central Americans who have arrived in the United States after successfully crossing at least three national borders.
Panel 21: Leslie Quintanilla and America Martinez will present on the struggles of the Palestinian people on the borders imposed by Israel.
Panel 15: Teresita Rocha and Shira Goldenberg discuss gender inequity in health issues at the borders of the USA with Mexico and Mexico with Guatemala.
Panel 6: Maggie and Etziba, members of the collectives "Other Dreamers in Action" and "Casa Poch @" come from Mexico City to talk about young people who grew up in the United States and are now in Mexico due to deportation or return. They will discuss the realities of an unjust immigration system, and how they are organizing in their country of birth and advocate for immigrants justice.
Panel 23: Esmeralda Flores presents the efforts of ACLU in building a network that defends the community against immigration raids and attacks.
Examination of Border Organized Crime
Panel 10: Victor Clark, faculty at SDSU will take us on an imaginary trip to the streets of Tijuana to learn how organized crime has been reproduced and consolidated; It is no longer just a group that maintains a monopoly on drugs and violence, but several that dispute the market, causing scandalous levels of violence, which have affected and disrupted life in the city.
Panel 19: Jane Terrazas presents her work constructed by textile vestiges of the femicides of Juarez. The heartbreaking pieces of cloth reconstructed by Jane are a tremendous testimony of the struggle of the women of Juarez against the murder and the gender exacerbated violence.
Panels 12 and 15: Since NAFTA was imposed, the maquiladoras have expanded on the border zone recruiting more than one million workers; scholars, workers and activists will give us an update on labor and gender rights in maquiladoras at Puebla, Aguascalientes and Tijuana as well as in the "agricultural maquiladoras" of San Quintin, Baja California.
Right to Water
Water is undoubtedly one of the great issues of the border and beyond. The right to water mobilizes thousands in Mexico, the United States, other countries, and on the borderland. In Panel 2, professor and water defender León Fierro tells us about the struggle for water in a binational context, and especially in the City of Mexicali, where people fight against Constellation Brands, the corporation that owns Corona and other beers, due to the building of a beer maquiladora that will confiscate thousands of gallons of water in an area already with problems of supply for the population. In Panel 21 Mellissa Linton-Villafranco presents the struggle of an indigenous community of El Salvador in defense of its water.
Art and Border
The Frontier inspires an increasing artistic production that the Conference explores. The "Desde Más Acá" exhibition brings together 18 artists, researchers and collectives working in San Diego, Tijuana, Calexico/Mexicali, El Paso/Ciudad Juarez and throughout the borderlands whose practices trace how those who live, study and work in this transnational territory contend with the US/Mexico border and its problematics on a quotidian level -- at the scale of body, labor, and movement through spaces.
Panels 19 and 20: Jane Terrazas, Diana Cervera, Omar Pimienta and Sara Solaimani present their artistic and cultural work against feminicide, the intersection of gender, race, identity and migration, trans-nationality and the historical context.
Panel 11: A group of academics and activists give us an update on the renovation and preservation of Chicano Park, the renovation of its murals, and the resistance against the White supremacist groups that have directed their efforts against the park.
In Panel 22 Marlene Solis reflects on the symbolic dimension of the border from the works Tijuana la Horrible: Tijuana la Horrible: entre la historia y el mito, De contrabando y mojado, la frontera imaginada (México -Estados Unidos) and Fronteras reales /fronteras imaginadas recently written by Humberto Félix Berumen.
Cinema and border
Panel 17: Mael Vizacarra presents her documentary "Everything We Do" about the street vendors on the line of cars crossing from Tijuana to San Diego. In Panel 18, Ebony Bailey exhibits her short documentary about the Haitian community in Tijuana.
In Panel 3, historians Javier Torres of UNAM, Miguel Angel Castañeda of SDSU and Justin Akers Chacón of City College recover important moments of the struggle of our peoples on both sides of the border.
There is more…
The Conference brings much more. City College students present some of their works in Panels 1 and 8; several authors explore the resistance to segregation policies in Panel 5, 16 and 23. The program does not end here. There is more; check the Program
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