ASDUPDATE 554 Activist PEACE CAFE - ASD Monthly General Meeting

 
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This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be
unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome
in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government,
is essential to who we are. The writ of our Founders must endure.

--
Obama Remarks at August 13, 2010 Iftar Dinner, thepage.time.com/obama-remarks

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


FDR outmaneuvered Social Security's opponents, using his bully pulpit
to explain why they were misguided.

"A
few timid people, who fear progress, will try to give you new and
strange names for what we are doing," he said in a June 1934
"fireside chat" on the radio. "Sometimes they will
call it fascism, sometimes communism, sometimes regimentation, sometimes
socialism. But in so doing, they are trying to make very complex
and theoretical something that is really very simple and very practical....
I believe that what we are doing today is a necessary fulfillment
of what Americans have always been doing — a fulfillment of
old and tested American ideals."

--
Ignore the fear-mongering on Social Security. By Peter Dreier and
Donald Cohen. LA
Times August 14, 2010

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"If
you're that hypersensitive about color and don't have a sense of
humor, don't marry out of your race"

--
Dr. Laura apologizes for using n-word. By the CNN
Wire Staff, August 15, 2010


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Featured Activist San Diego Events

MONDAY,
AUGUST 16, 7PM: Activist PEACE CAFE - ASD Monthly General Meeting.
Join us for a networking meeting where we meet in small groups to
discuss the hottest social justice issues facing our community.
Network, Collaborate, Activate. Joyce Beers Community Center 1230
Cleveland Ave., Hillcrest in the city of San Diego. More
Info

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THURSDAY,
AUGUST 19, 7PM (always the 3rd Thursday): Radio Project meeting.
Activist Center 4246 Wightman St. San Diego. More
Info

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FRIDAY,
AUGUST 27, 7PM: Film Screening and Discussion: Race: The Power of
Illusion. ASD Presents: A Series on Race, Power, and Privilege.
Where: 4370 Van Dyke Ave. San Diego. At a time when legalized racial
discrimination is resurfacing, this eye-opening film refutes false
arguments that attempt to use “science” to divide humans
into different groups according to their physical traits. This will
be an outdoor film screening. Please bring chairs, a blanket, and
something warm to wear in case it is needed. *Dinner will be provided
for a suggested donation of $7-$10. No one turned away. These two
film screenings will culminate with the organizing of a workshop
on race, power, and privilege with a prominent, LA-based, anti-racist
activist. More
Info

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SATURDAY,
AUGUST 28, 6PM: Film Screening and Discussion: The Color of Fear.
ASD Presents: A Series on Race, Power, and Privilege. Joyce Beers
Community Center 4065 Vermont Street. San Diego. The Color of Fear
is an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations
in the United States as seen through the eyes of eight North American
men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. These two film
screenings will culminate with the organizing of a workshop on race,
power, and privilege with a prominent, LA-based, anti-racist activist.
More
Info

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MONDAY,
AUGUST 16, 7PM: Activist PEACE CAFE - ASD Monthly General Meeting.
Join us for a networking meeting where we meet in small groups to
discuss the hottest social justice issues facing our community.
Network, Collaborate, Activate. Joyce Beers Community Center 1230
Cleveland Ave., Hillcrest in the city of San Diego. More
Info

~~~~~

THURSDAY,
AUGUST 19, 7PM (always the 3rd Thursday): Radio Project meeting.
Activist Center 4246 Wightman St. San Diego. More
Info

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THURSDAY,
AUGUST 19, 6PM: Free Film Screening: Workers' Republic… when
the economy fell... they stood up. Socialist Worker Forum. City
Heights Rec Center 4380 Landis St. Two Blocks South of University
on Fairmount. 'Workers' Republic' is a 60-minute documentary that
chronicles one of the most important labor victories in recent memory.
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

EVERY
SUNDAY 2PM: Free Vegan Food at the North Park Community Park with
San Diego Food Not Bombs. More
Info

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FRIDAY,
AUGUST 27, 7PM: ASD Presents: A Series on Race, Power, and Privilege.
Film Screening and Discussion: Race: The Power of Illusion. Where:
4370 Van Dyke Ave. San Diego. At a time when legalized racial discrimination
is resurfacing, this eye-opening film refutes false arguments that
attempt to use “science” to divide humans into different
groups according to their physical traits. This will be an outdoor
film screening. Please bring chairs, a blanket, and something warm
to wear in case it is needed. *Dinner will be provided for a suggested
donation of $7-$10. No one turned away. These two film screenings
will culminate with the organizing of a workshop on race, power,
and privilege with a prominent, LA-based, anti-racist activist.
More
Info

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SATURDAY,
AUGUST 28, 11:30AM: Del Mar Racetrack Protest! The Animal Defense
Team has scheduled its third annual protest outside of the Del Mar
track entrance. Please Join Us! Everyone Is Welcome And Needed!
Bring signs, water and your compassion for the victims of an industry
based on greed, drugging, deception and death. Where: The intersection
of Jimmy Durante Blvd. and Via de la Valle, under the Del Mar marquee
at the corner. More
Info

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SATURDAY,
AUGUST 28, 6PM: ASD Presents: A Series on Race, Power, and Privilege.
Film Screening and Discussion: The Color of Fear. Joyce Beers Community
Center 4065 Vermont Street. San Diego. The Color of Fear is an insightful,
groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in the United
States as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian,
European, Latino and African descent. These two film screenings
will culminate with the organizing of a workshop on race, power,
and privilege with a prominent, LA-based, anti-racist activist.
More
Info

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SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 2, 2010: 30th Anniversary Celebration For Environmental
Health Coalition! Where: Joe & Vi Jacobs Center 404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego. For 20 years, EHC has responded to community needs in
the region by empowering citizens through community organization
and technical assistance and by developing policies which lead to
long-term solutions. More
Info

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Culture Corner - Progressive Arts ∓mp; Entertainment

SATURDAY,
AUGUST 21, 12PM: South Bay Pride & Music Festival. Location
Memorial Park 373 Park Way, Chula Vista. Created By South Bay Alliance.
More Info FREE admission - Live entertainment - Children's garden
- Wine & Beer Garden - Raffle prizes. More
Info

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ONGOING EVENTS

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JULY
through AUGUST: Summer 2010 Events at City Heights Performance Annex.
City Heights Performance Annex 3795 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego.
More
Info

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Alerts, Announcements, and Happenings

Announcements
/ Workshops

THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 7, 12AM: National Call to Action: October 7th Strike &
Day of Action for Public Education. More
Info

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ACTIVIST
LIVING OPPORTUNITY: Room for Rent $450. 1br - Activist San Diego's
City Heights Free Skool House, San Diego. The City Heights Freel
Skool is a non-hierarchical community space in which tutoring, counseling,
film series, meetings and other activities take place. The City
Heights Free Skool House is a collective looking for housemates
to fill two rooms in mid August to early September. More
Info

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SEPT
7TH - SEPT 30TH: San Diego's SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. World Resource
Simulation Center. Thirty Years Ago, Buckmister Fuller suggested
that with all the interrelated global problems of our time; Population,
Energy, Climate Change, Disease, Food, Water, etc. It is necessary
to have one place where the best minds can visualize the scope of
the worlds problems, and suggest solutions. This is the concept
that developed into the World Resource Simulation Center, a project
of San Diego's own Global Energy Network Institute. To be held in
San Diego, at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design, 1249 F
St., San Diego. More
Info

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San
Diego County Community Coalition August 2010 TV Production schedule.
No Experience is necessary. We have members as young as nine and
as old as 74. Call for location and to RSVP. All volunteers should
arrive at 6:30 PM. We complete production at 10:00PM. Learn to be
a Camera Operator, Sound Engineer, Director, Producer, and Internet
Broadcast Director. More
Info

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TV
& Media Activists Needed! We are currently producing 10 shows
per month and we plan to double this by the end of 2010. We Need
Help And We Have Hundreds Of Positions That Need To Be Filled With
Activists/Volunteers to help us keep our shows on the air. Train
to be a: Producer Sound Engineer Graphics Generator Camera Operator
Editor (Digital and Analog) Floor Director Set Designer Director
Webcast Director Video Transcoder Bloggers. Productions are from
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM and are held at COX Communications Public Access
Studios in El Cajon. Coalition TV Production Schedule: Thursday
21 January, Friday 22 January, Wednesday 27 January, Friday 29 January
and Friday 5 February 2010. More
Info

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ONGOING EVENTS

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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. More
Info

SUNDAYS,
5PM and 6PM: Progress In San Diego TV Show: COX 18/23. See the web-simulcast
at www.helloworld.com/videoconsultant
Click on the live icon

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

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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

Your
Network tv ~ yournetwork.tv

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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The
Save the Internet Coalition ~ www.savetheinternet.com

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San Diego Monthly Meeting
Third
Monday each month
, 7pm -
Joyce Beers Community Center, 1090 Vermont, one 1/2 blocks
north of University, just east of Trader Joe's in the Hillcrest
Shopping Center. Call ASD early on at 619-528-8383 or cell
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