Weekly Newsletters, Fall 2008-Spring 2009

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Newsletter 09/20/08

F.O.R.C.E. Newsletter September 20, 2008

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

This past week…

Monday, September 15 FORCE meeting
- We are still working on securing food donations (from local businesses for Sex Positive Week.
- Lots of people are attending our meetings, and we are so thrilled!

Wednesday, September 17 Record Swap
- The record swap was a huge success! It was a lot of fun and we plan to have more in October and November.
- Pictures from the record swap HERE!

The week of September 22, 2008…

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.

CANCELLED/POSTPONED: Sarah Palin in OC Protest
Here is the latest update concerning Sarah Palin coming to O. C.
Palin's fundraiser has changed locations twice due to overwhelming
demand for her tickets and lack of space twice in each location.
Palin's camp has rescheduled her fundraiser to October 4&5 to a
location to be named. Her fundraiser will be October 4 and her rally
will be October 5.
We will send out a flyer as soon as we have a location with all the statistics.
Please be flexible and adaptable as we know Palin's camp themselves
are trying to work out their logistics. Don't let their shenanigans
discourage you.

Thursday, September 25 – Sunday, September 28
All Roads Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
This year’s All Roads Film Project showcases another remarkable selection of stories from indigenous and underrepresented minority cultures around the world. The 5th Annual All Roads Film Festival is a continuation of what started in 2004 – a celebration of diverse cultural perspectives through international film screenings (including the LA Premiere of Lebanese filmmaker Philip Aractingi’s UNDER THE BOMBS) as well as a photography exhibition, a music concert (Somali hip-hop artist K’NAAN) and ample opportunities for networking and cultural exchange. An asterisk * signifies an All Roads Seed Grantee. For more details go to www.nationalgeographic.com/allroads
Events include… All Roads Photography Exhibit; live music; and film screenings of Under the Bombs, Hawaikii, A Sketch of Wathone, Welcome to Enurmino!, Sikumi (On Ice), White Mountain, Guarding the Family Silver, and more…
View the complete schedule and buy tickets 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…

Tuesday, September 30 – 7:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
CHICAGO 10, 2007, Roadside Attractions, 110 min. Mixing animation with archival footage and using the voices of Nick Nolte, Roy Scheider, Hank Azaria, Mark Ruffalo and others, director Brett Morgen explores the build-up to and unraveling the 1968 Chicago Conspiracy Trial. A parable of hope, courage and challenge as it portrays the struggle of young Americans speaking out and taking a stand in the face of an oppressive and armed government. Free admission!
Information HERE.

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.

Monday, October 6 – Wednesday, October 8
Sex Positive Week
Information here: http://sexpositivecsulb.blogspot.com
Facebook event page here: http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=18784789234
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.

Mondays (October 6, 13, 20, 27), 4-7pm
Rape Agression Defense (R.A.D.): Women’s Self-Defense
To sign up, email your name and contact info to Corporal Ami Rzasa, University Police at arzasa@csulb.edu or call 562-985-8538. One time registration fee of $10 (due on the first day of class).
Flier: here.

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…

--- The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center along with other student organizations and on-campus collaborators are hosting the annual National Coming Out Week event during the week of Oct. 6.

The purpose of National Coming Out Week (NCOW) is to provide awareness and education on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues. NCOW will be a four day event providing the campus community with various workshops ranging from sex health education to experiences as LGBT individuals on the CSULB campus. NCOW will conclude with a resource fair providing the campus community with LGBT-focused and LGBT-friendly organizations, both on-campus and off-campus. The concluding resource fair will also include an open-mic session providing students the opportunity to voice their experiences as LGBT persons or as allies to the LGBT community.
Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the events for NCOW.
See below for the details.
If you’d like to volunteer, please e-mail us back at lgbtrc@csulb.edu with what you’d like to volunteer for.
If you are unavailable to these specific times, please help us get the word out and forward this email anyone you think may be interested.

Monday, 06 October 2008 @ USU 205:
"Safe and Sexy: Negotiating Healthy Sexual Relationships"
Set Up
10:30AM-11:30AM 4 Volunteers Needed
11 AM – 12 PM 1-2 Volunteers Needed
12 PM – 1PM 1-2 Volunteers Needed
1PM – 2PM 1-2 Volunteers Needed
Take Down/Clean Up
1:30pm – 2PM 4 Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, 07 October 2008 @ USU 205:
"Sexual Fluidity Panel"
Set Up
10:30AM-11:30AM 4 Volunteers Needed
11 AM – 12 PM 1-2 Volunteers Needed
12 PM – 1PM 1-2 Volunteers Needed
1PM – 2PM 1-2 Volunteers Needed
Take Down/Clean Up
1:30pm – 2PM 4 Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, 08 October 2008 @ USU 205:
"LGBT Faculty/Staff Panel"
Set Up
10:30AM-11:30AM 4 Volunteers Needed
11 AM – 12 PM 1-2 Volunteers Needed
12 PM – 1PM 1-2 Volunteers Needed
1PM – 2PM 1-2 Volunteers Needed
Take Down/Clean Up
1:30pm – 2PM 4 Volunteers Needed

Thursday, 09 October 2008 @ Friendship Walk:
"National Coming Out Day, On/Off-campus LGBT Organization Fair, Open-Mic session"
Set Up & Decorations
10 AM-11:30AM 10 Volunteers Needed
11 AM – 12 PM 4 Volunteers Needed
11 AM – 12PM 2 Volunteers Needed
12 PM – 1 PM 2 Volunteers Needed
1 PM – 2 PM 2 Volunteers Needed
Take Down / Clean Up:
1:30 PM – 2:30PM 10 Volunteers Needed

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