Weekly Newsletters, Fall 2008-Spring 2009

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Newsletter 09/13/08

F.O.R.C.E. Newsletter September 13, 2008

F.O.R.C.E. Meetings
Mondays, 1-2pm in the Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

This past week…

Monday, September 8 was the first FORCE meeting of the semester
- We discussed the Fall 2008 tentative calendar of events.
- We pick volunteers for Week of Welcome & Smorgasport tabling

Wednesday and Thursday, September 10 & 11 FORCE had a table at Week of Welcome
- We met many new people! We’re excited about all of the potential new members for this semester.
Friday, September 12 FORCE had a table at Smorgasport from 8pm-12am

Saturday, September 13 FORCE members attended “T3: Timeout for Teambuilding and Training”

The week of September 15, 2008…

Wednesday, September 17
Record Swap! (11am-2pm)
On the grass near the Fine Arts buildings, upper campus
Bring your records, books, zines, VHS, etc…
Clear some space, get some free stuff!
There will be no selling of items. If you do not bring anything to the swap, please take no more than 2 items.
Flier: here.

Wednesday, September 17
Feminist Magazine & WSSA host a 2 hr. live broadcase about their feminist take on the presidential election (7-9pm)
Multicultural Center

Thursday, September 18
Look Us in the Eye: The Old Women’s Project film screening presented by WSSA (6:30pm)
Multicultural Center

The week after that…

Monday, September 22
Get Out Her Vote and Vote NO on Props 4 & 8 Training (2:00 pm)
Women’s Resource Center, LA 3- 105
To Protect Choice and Equality on November 4th! As you may know, Propositions 4 & 8 are two dangerous ballot initiatives that if passed, would change the California constitution to take away rights from Californians. Prop 4 seeks to take away young women’s right to access safe, legal and confidential abortion, and Prop 8 seeks to take away the basic civil right of same gender couples to marry. Find out what you can do to make sure young people are registered to vote and are voting NO on Props 4 & 8 this Nov. 4th.
Contact Allie McDonald: amcdonald@feminist.org or call 310-556-2500 to get involved in the fight for choice and equality!

Join the OUTlist 2008 for National Coming Out Day!!
There's a new way to celebrate you. whether you identify as lesbian, gay,
bisexual, fluid, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, queer,
questioning - or a heterosexual ally of an LGBT friend or family member! To recognize you and other LGBT/ally individuals at Cal State Long Beach, the LGBT Resource Center is taking out an ad in the campus newspapers on Thursday, October 9, 2008 featuring OUTlist 2008. This list is a way for CSULB students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends to come out as LGBT or heterosexual allies of LGBT individuals, should they choose to do so. This is our way of honoring out and proud LGBT individuals and their allies in the CSULB community.
The submission deadline is September 24, 2008.

Wednesday, September 24
“Night of a thousand conversations” (1:00 pm)
On the grass near the Fine Arts buildings, upper campus
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (chirla.org) is sponsoring conversations about the violations of human rights and discrimination against undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Thursday, September 25
Sarah Palin in OC Protest (Meet at 5:00 pm)
“She doesn’t speak for us! Join us in protest of her run for vice president”
at the Island Hotel 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92600 (Map)
For more info email wombwoman@aol.com
This protest is NOT sponsored by FORCE. We are simply passing on the information. FORCE members will be in attendance and will be setting up a carpool. If you would like to carpool, email force4change@yahoo.com
Flier: here.

Saturday, September 27
“Casualties of War” Art Show Artist Reception (6-9pm)
Picture This Gallery 4130 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808 (Map)
Exhibit will be on-going from September 16 - October 18.
A series of paintings with powerful messages.
Flier: here.

Later this month and in October…

Zine entries due for The Sex Positive Zine on October 4th!!!
Send all submissions to theragzine@gmail.com
You are welcome to submit poetry, drawings, articles, anything that you think would look awesome in our zine!
And if you don’t know what a zine is…
A zine (an abbreviation of the word fanzine, or magazine; pronounced [ziːn], "zeen") is most commonly a small circulation, non-commercial publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier on a variety of colored paper stock.
Flier: here.

Sex Positive Week
Monday, October 6 – Wednesday, October 8
Information HERE
Facebook event page HERE
If you would like to help/volunteer for Sex Positive Week, please email us! One big way to help out is to spread the word. Send the link to your friends and tell people in your classes! If you think your professor will offer extra credit to attend, please let us know and we will email him/her.

Saturday, October 25
Young Women’s Empowerment Conference
Senator Lowenthal hosts a one day conference/field trip for young women that targets high school juniors and seniors, (11th and 12th grade), and focuses on all aspects of their growth and development. Speakers/Workshop leaders will discuss current issues most relevant to young women and their development as leaders.
The purpose of this event is to give young women a forum to learn more about the issues confronting them in a comfortable venue with great speakers/role models. Common themes focused during workshops are: going and preparing for college, self esteem, setting and achieving goals, as well as avoiding teenage pregnancies and abusive relationships.
The Young Women’s Empowerment Conference needs volunteers! There will be about 300 girls at the conference, and volunteers are needed to introduce and meet the girls. There are other needs as well, please email FORCE at force@force4change.com or Stephanie Mejias at smejias@csulb.edu (include in the email, your name, Contact information, and t-shirt size).

Other campus postings…

My name is Erica Allen and we at Moore 4 More Tutoring Services are looking for bright, intelligent, reliable students who would like to make some extra money by tutoring. You could earn $14 to $40 per hour. We are currently accepting candidates in all subjects. To get more information or request an application email moore4more@gmail.com or call (310)956-5540.

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