December 8, 2013 - 11:00am - 9:30pm
American Muslim Voice and ally groups in Northern California will hold a day-long peace convention in Newark, CA this December.
Panels/Workshops include:1: What is post racial about post racial?2: Who will be left out of immigration reform?3: Income inequality and its impact on our communities, especially youth.4: Bring your burning questions about Islam & Muslims to this panel.5: “Made into America” Immigrant stories. You can share yours.
Central themes and keynote speakers:
December 8, 2013 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Celebrate the great work being done by organizations in our community and around the world! Toys ~ Fair Trade Crafts ~ Books ~ Art ~ Music ~ DVDs ~ Games ~ Puzzles ~ Jewelry ~ Decorations Help promote fair trade while doing your holiday shopping!
Learn about great social justice & peacemaking organizations! Reduce your carbon footprint this holiday season
Enjoy free holiday snacks & beverages
December 8, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
December 8, 2013 - 3:00pm
HONDURAS Report-back on historic November 24, 2013 election
Plans for historic February 2, 2014 election El SALVADOR
December 8, 2013 - 7:00pm
A powerpoint presentation and slide show by Marc Sapir. Marc and Sheila Thorne recently toured Iran with Global Exchange. The tour guide was an Iranian who fought in the Iraq-Iran war of the 1980s. Impressions of Iran will be presented with a large body of representative slides in an effort to allow the audience to experience much of what we saw. The presentation is more cultural and historical than political or academic.
December 8, 2013 - 7:30pm
Congregation B'nai Tikvah and Congregation B'nai Shalom's Israel Engagement Committee present: Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Executive Director, Rabbis for Human Rights.
December 9, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Find out what's being done to support Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning following her recent 35-year sentence for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Defense lawyer David Coombs will report back about this past summer's historic trial and the Manning case's implications for journalism, information transparency and human rights in the U.S.
$5-10 donation requested at the door. Wheelchair accessible.
December 9, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
December 9, 2013 - 7:00pm
Marc and Sheila Thorne recently toured Iran with Global Exchange. The tour guide was an Iranian who fought in the Iraq-Iran war of the 1980s. Impressions of Iran will be presented with a large body of representative slides in an effort to allow the audience to experience much of what we saw. The presentation is more cultural and historical than political or academic. Marc Sapir is a community physician, a founder of the Berkeley High School Health Center and was the first Medical Director of the Center for Elders’ Independence in Oakland.
December 10, 2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY PROTESTS AT MEXICAN CONSULATES WILL SUPPORT JAILED INDIGENOUS LEADER NESTORA SALGADOSolidarity protests to be held in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York City and Portland, ORAdvocates of indigenous and women’s rights will hold a protest on Human Rights Day at the Mexican Consulate to protest the jailing of Nestora Salgado, a naturalized U.S. citizen and leader of her indigenous community in Olinalá, Guerrero.