Bay area organizers will convene on Sunday, January 10 to discuss plans for 2016. All are welcome to the community meeting and vegan potluck, to be held at the historic Berkeley Fellowship Hall. BORDC/DDF board members Shahid Buttar and Mike Rufo will be on the program. Mike will entertain during dinner, with social justice/civil liberties and anti-war music; Shahid will facilitate a discussion on privacy and surveillance.
2016: New Beginnings to Activate for The Best Year Ever!
Shut Gitmo, Prosecute Torture, Stop Police Brutality, Protect the Vote, No Nukes, Go Solar, Audit the Pentagon!
Sunday, Jan. 10
Historic Berkeley Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Come One! Come All!! Diverse Issues to Discuss & Strategize creatively, with expert facilitators. Community & Good New Years Cheer! Wheelchair accessible. Donations Accepted. Presentations, Roundtables, Activities, Music, Video, Poetry, Info Tables, Potluck Vegetarian Dinner
4:30 pm Program Part 1:
Issues Roundtable, Gitmo, misc. topics
6:00 pm Vegetarian Potluck Dinner
live music, Mike Rufo, Vic Sadot, Francis Collins
7:00-9:00pm Program, Part 2:
Joanna Macy: Keynote on “Active Hope”
Harvey Wasserman and Jon Simon: Clean Elections and Voting Machines
Dennis Burnstein, KPFA host, poet
Donald Goldmacher, “Heist” filmmaker/producer: the new Berkeley Progressive Alliance
Linda Seeley, SLO Mothers for Peace: Shut Diablo Canyon Now!
Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation: Privacy Rights, Surveillance
Cynthia Papermaster, No More Gitmos and Ann Fagan Ginger, Meiklejohn Institute: Shut Gitmo and Prosecute Torture
Anna Cecelia Blackshaw: SURJ (Standing Up for Racial Justice)
Susan Harman: Public Banking
Toby Blome, Codepink: Ending Drone Wars
George Lippmann: Berkeley Peace & Justice Commission, Police Accountability Civilize and De-militarize the police; stop police murders and brutality
John Lindsay-Poland, AFSC: Stop Urban Shield Audit the Pentagon, End U.S. Wars of Occupation and Plunder
Contact: Cynthia Papermaster, Berkeley No More Guantanamos, Codepink Women for Peace, Berkeley Fellowship Social Justice Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org