ASDUPDATE 560 Yellow Face at The 10th Avenue Theatre

 
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I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the
sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of
us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the
rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.

--
John Lennon

Activist Update - A Service of Activist San Diego

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Activist
San Diego Needs:

Activist
San Diego is asking that anyone owning a spare or older working
laptop computer consider donating it to us to be used in the ASD
equipment community lending program we currently have. Any donated
computers will be used by ASD members and any members of the SD
community who need use of a laptop for a short period of time to
interface with some of our other lending equipment (such as video
and power point screen projector…) Activist San Diego is a
501c3 non profit and all donations will be tax deductible. Thank
you for your consideration in this matter.

Signed:
The ASD Board of Directors

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Food for Thought


"I have thought a lot about the future and will change my life."
"I have suffered a lot and do not wish to suffer anymore."

--
In notes and reports from the abyss, many of the miners let it be
known they are never going back into the hole. NY
Dailynews

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The
Best Terrorists We Could Find: Prosecutors and defense attorneys
made their final arguments this week in the trial of the Newburgh
Four, a high-profile case that has made national headlines as a
potent example of so-called "homegrown terror." The defense
has argued that the defendants were entrapped by government agents
and not predisposed to commit a terrorist crime.

--
Trial
of the Newburgh Four
, Democracy Now October 06, 2010

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All
the major banking institutions say the right things about race and
equality. They all have diversity programs. A few financial industry
leaders, like Robert Rubin and Jamie Dimon, even support socially
liberal causes. Yet the banking industry covertly uses payday lenders
as a "front," a way to prey on minority neighborhoods
without getting their hands dirty.

--
Predatory
lending
, Nadia Prupis 06 October 2010

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Featured Activist San Diego Events

MONDAY,
OCTOBER 18, 7PM: Popular Education as a Methodology for Resistance;
A Workshop for Activists. Activist San Diego's General Meeting at
Joyce Beer Community Center Hillcrest - 1090 Vermont, one block
north of Univ. Av, across from Trader Joe’s. Popular Education
as a Methodology for Resistance is an exploratory workshop where
participants will share their perspectives on current social issues
and collectively establish the local state of the social justice
movement and find common trends. ASD meetings are open to everyone
who is interested in social justice. More
Info

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Featured Activist Events for the Upcoming Week

OCTOBER
11-31st: Yellow Face. Location: The 10th Avenue Theatre. Mo`olelo
will be producing the play YELLOW FACE by the Tony-winning playwright
David Henry Hwang at The 10th Avenue Theatre in downtown San Diego.
Yellow Face is the story of a world famous Asian American playwright,
a Caucasian actor who gets his big break, and a Chinese American
banker living the "Jimmy Stewart life." Yellow Face explores
the complexities, contradictions and comedy of the construct of
race. The 10th Avenue Theatre 930 10th Ave , San Diego. More
Info

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FRIDAY,
OCTOBER 15, 7PM: Meet & Greet Fundraiser for the Equality 9's
Legal Defense. Location: Bamboo Lounge, 1475 University Ave. San
Diego. Come and meet and greet the 9 activists who were arrested
on Aug 19th at the SD County Admin Bldg for seeking marriage licenses
for their friends who happen to be same-sex couples. Don your riotous
party gear and join the fun to support the fight for Marriage Equality!
Please join us for a night of fun and help us in our efforts to
raise money for the Equality 9's Legal Defense. Entertainment by
Joshua Napier. More
Info

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SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 16, 5PM: TheCase Against Fluoride. Location: Ocean Beach
Women's Club, 2160 Bacon St. Paul Connett, author of the newly released
book The Case Against Fluoride, will be speaking in San Diego with
new compelling science-based arguments against community water fluoridation.
More Info

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ONGOING EVENTS

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EVERY
SUNDAY AT NOON 'TILL 1:00 P. M: Weekly Progressive Rally & Demonstration
for Pro-Progressive Current Issues. PCH 101 & Encinitas Blvd.
Intersection; SW Corner. What: Progressive Rally & Demonstration
for Pro-Progressive Current Issues. We have extra signs, or bring
your own, and are open to all like-minded progressives to join us
any or every Sunday to help our rally grow. More
Info

LAST
FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH: San Diego Critical Mass Bike Ride. we meet
at the big fountain in Balboa Park at 7:00 PM and ride bicycles
through the streets of San Diego, providing motorists, as well as
ourselves, with a vision of how things could be different. It's
a celebration of cycling! Bring your friends; meet new friends.
More Info

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Future Activist Events

MONDAY,
OCTOBER 18, 7PM: Popular Education as a Methodology for Resistance;
A Workshop for Activists. Activist San Diego's General Meeting at
Joyce Beer Community Center Hillcrest - 1090 Vermont, one block
north of Univ. Av, across from Trader Joe’s. Popular Education
as a Methodology for Resistance is an exploratory workshop where
participants will share their perspectives on current social issues
and collectively establish the local state of the social justice
movement and find common trends. ASD meetings are open to everyone
who is interested in social justice. More
Info

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FRIDAY,
OCTOBER 22, 5:30PM: Picket @ The Manchester Grand Hyatt. Location:
Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, San Diego. Picket at the
anti worker and anti gay Manchester Grand Hyatt. Bring signs, noise-makers,
pride flags, energy and your friends & family to this important
event. More Info

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SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 23, 11:15AM: United Nations Day Celebration 2010. Location:
The Prado Restaurant in Balboa Park. "Our Planet, Our Responsibility:
65 Years of the United Nations," a charity luncheon celebrating
the 65th anniversary of the United Nations aims to inspire action
on critical environmental issues. Event will honor top community
contributors in the field of human rights, and feature a silent
auction and live entertainment. Keynote speaker is Reno L. Harnish
III, Ambassador in Residence & Director of the Center for Environment
and National Security at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
More Info

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MONDAY,
OCTOBER 25, 7PM: 10 Tactics Free Film Screening at Joyce Beers Center.
Location: Joyce Beers Center - 1220 Cleveland Ave, San Diego. Want
to improve the quality of your activism? 10 tactics for turning
information into action is a film that includes stories from 25
rights advocates around the world who have successfully used information
and digital technologies to create positive change. New Media Rights
is hosting this film screening. More
Info

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MONDAY-Thurs.
Oct. 25-28: Iraq and Afghan Memorial to Life. From October 25-28,
2010 a memorial to people who have been killed in the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan will be displayed across the campus of California
State University San Marcos. These wars have taken an enormous toll
on our country, as well as on the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.
More Info

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SUNDAY,
NOVEMBER 7, 2PM: MECIC FALL FUNDRAISER. Location: Home of Ethel
and Ed Sweed - La Jolla 92037 858-459-0717. Help get the REAL story
of Palestine and the Arab and Islamic world into libraries across
the country! Suggested Donation: $25 Appetizers and Refreshments
Will be Served. In January, 8,000 librarians from schools, towns
and cities across America will be in San Diego to attend the American
Library Association’s annual mid-Winter meeting. MECIC will
have an exhibitor’s booth at the convention. More
Info

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THURSDAY,
NOVEMBER 11, 12PM: Patriot's Pride - Rally across America in honor
of LGBT veterans. Location: All over including here in San Diego.
Patriots' Pride is a Veterans Day celebration in honor of all Lesbians,
Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders, (LGBT) and other sexual minorities
that have served their country honorably and have never throughout
the history of the United States of America been treated equally.
More Info

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Culture Corner - Progressive Arts ∓mp; Entertainment

OCTOBER
11-31st: Yellow Face. Location: The 10th Avenue Theatre. Mo`olelo
will be producing the play YELLOW FACE by the Tony-winning playwright
David Henry Hwang at The 10th Avenue Theatre in downtown San Diego.
Yellow Face is the story of a world famous Asian American playwright,
a Caucasian actor who gets his big break, and a Chinese American
banker living the "Jimmy Stewart life." Yellow Face explores
the complexities, contradictions and comedy of the construct of
race. The 10th Avenue Theatre 930 10th Ave , San Diego. More
Info

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SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 23, 7PM: Film Showing: Exit Through the Gift Shop. Location:
Activist Center: 4246 Wightman Street. San Diego. Free film showing
of Exit Through the Gift Shop, which tells the incredible true story
of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker
attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist
turn the camera back on its owner—with spectacular results.
Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work
can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation
barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. More
Info

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Alerts, Announcements, and Happenings

TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 12, 6:30PM: Our Broken Immigration System. Location: Hillcrest
Campus, The Common Room. Our Broken Immigration System: What does
it mean to Stand on the Side of Love? This is a two-part series
and we recommend attendance at both classes. More
Info

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SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 23, 1PM: Chicano Liberation and Socailism: A Socialist Day
School. Location: City Heights Rec Center. Sessions Include: Marxism
and Oppression, Birth of the Chicano Movement: 1930s to 1970s,,
Economics and the Politics of the Immigrants' Rights Movement. Hosted
by the International Socialist Organization. More
Info

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ONGOING EVENTS

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EVERY
OTHER SATURDAY, 12 NOON, Aug 21-Oct 30th: What is Socialism? Why
we need it! Location: Latte Mi Corazon 129 25th Street San Diego.
Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a series of Socialism
Classes in San Diego. Get educated in the fight against racism,
bigotry, war, anti-immigrant attacks, cutbacks, fee hikes, poverty
homelessness, unemployment and all the ills of capitalism. Discuss
how and why we must organize and struggle for a better, more just
and equal word--socialism. More
Info

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3rd
SATURDAY of Each Month, 10AM: Technology Training for Activists.
Where: Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St San Diego. Monday 6:30
PM to 10PM and Every Tuesday 10 AM to 2 PM at Southern Sudanese
Community Center 4077 Fairmount Ave. Our general meeting is held
the third Sunday of each month at 11 AM at Southern Sudanese Community
Center.

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SDCPJ
HIGH SCHOOL LEAFLETING PROJECT. The SD Coalition for peace and justice
high school leafleting project is still looking for volunteers.

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Peace
Flags. Excellent for display or for Peace Rallies. Call 858.459.4650
or email TanjaWinter@ActivistSanDiego.org

90.7
KPFK PACIFICA RADIO. More Info

The
Guerrero Azteca Project ~ www.guerreroazteca.org

The
GI Rights Hotline ~ www.girightshotline.org

LA
VOZ Community Events Newsletter over the last 12 years has worked
towards keeping the San Diego non-profit, Latino, and community
at large connected ~ LA
VOZ Community Events Newsletter

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This Weeks Featured Web Sites

Jon
Stewart - Rally to Restore Sanity ~ www.rallytorestoresanity.com

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Medicare
for All ~ Single-Payer for the USA: www.medicareforall.org

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Healthcare
for All, California ~ San Diego Chapter: www.meetup.com/Health-Care-for-All-San-Diego/

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LEAP
- Law Enforcement Against Prohibition ~ Cops Say Legalize Drugs:
www.leap.cc

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