Weekly Newsletters, Fall 2008-Spring 2009

Monday, September 29, 2008

Newsletter 09/28/08

F.O.R.C.E. Newsletter September 28, 2008

F.O.R.C.E. Meetings
Mondays, 1-2pm in the Women’s Resource Center (WRC)
NOTE: There will be no meeting on Monday, October 6 because of Sex Positive Week!


Police in Mexico arrest alleged killer of US woman
MEXICO CITY: Authorities in southern Oaxaca state said Saturday they have arrested a man who allegedly raped and killed a U.S. woman.

Omar Yoguez Singu, 32, told police he had consensual sex with Marcella Grace Eiler, 20, of Eugene, Oregon, and then killed her with a machete after an argument on Sept. 15, Oaxaca State Attorney General Evencio Ramirez said.

Eiler's badly decomposed body was found Wednesday in a shack 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Oaxaca City, near the town of San Jose del Pacifico.

Ramirez said Singu was turned over to police on Wednesday in Mexico City by friends who first beat him up after he confessed to the crime.

Eiler's father, John Eiler, of St. Louis, Missouri, said his daughter was a dance teacher and social activist in Oaxaca City, where she had lived on and off for the past three years.
Today on IHT.com
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"She was really trying to spend her energy as an observer for an indigenous rights organization," John Eiler said in a telephone interview.
More info: here.
Facebook group: here.

This past week…

Monday, September 22
Get Out Her Vote and Vote NO on Props 4 & 8 Training
Women’s Resource Center, LA 3- 105

Sunday, September 28
Sex Positive Week Meeting
- We made some signs to put up around campus
- We received fliers, which we will be leaving around campus. If you want to pick some up, they are in the Women’s Resource Center on campus.
- We watched the documentary Sex Positive.

The week of Monday, September 29…

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.

Wednesday, October 1 – 10:30am
"War Is Expensive, Peace is Priceless" Rally (Center for Peace and Social Justice - CPSJ)
A forum to discuss the "deeper issues related to U.S. interventions" in Afghanistan and Iraq. Three guest speakers: Maricela Guzman, Anne Wright and Stephan Zunes.
F.O.R.C.E. will be tabling & doing voter registration.
Flier: here.

Thursday, October 2
“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.
Facebook event page: here.

Saturday, October 4
Sarah Palin Protest in Carson, CA (2:00pm)
Home Depot Center
ADT Tennis Stadium
18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA (Map)
However, the doors open at 11am, in case anyone's inclined to start showing up at that time.
Source: http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_10565747
If you would like to carpool please email us at force4change@yahoo.com!

Next Week…

Monday, October 6 – Wednesday, October 8
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 the times that you would like to volunteer on Oct. 6, 7 & 8! force4change@yahoo.com

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.

Thursday, October 9
NCOD Community Resource Fair (11:30am-1:30pm)
The National Coming Out Day community resource fair is scheduled from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Organizations are encouraged to arrive by 11:30 a.m. to set up their tables. One table and two chairs per organization are provided, unless additional chairs are requested. There will also be a student open mic session during this time for students to share Coming Out stories or experiences as LGBT or heterosexual ally individuals.
We need volunteers for the FORCE table!
FORCE Table volunteers: Wandie (12:30-1:30pm), Mariana (12:45-1:30pm), Nicoal (12:15-1:30pm)

Tuesday, October 14
Record Swap! (12pm-3pm)
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.

Thursday, October 16 – 6:00pm
Iron Jawed Angels Film Screening and Voter Registration (WSSA)
Facebook event page: here.

Friday, October 17 – 7:00pm
Hip Hop:Beyond Beats and Rhymes Film Screening + Q&A with Dr. Shirra Tarrant (WSSA)
Facebook event page: here.

Saturday, October 18
“Casualties of War” Art Show Ends
Picture This Gallery 4130 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808 (Map)
Exhibit is on-going until October 18.
A series of paintings with powerful messages.
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).

November 18 and 19
Practicing Peace (Center for Peace and Social Justice - CPSJ)
A campus-wide program with information tables, poetry reading, music and numerous other activities. More information to come!

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 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.

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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