Weekly Newsletters, Fall 2008-Spring 2009

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Newsletter 10/04/08

F.O.R.C.E. Newsletter October 4, 2008

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

This past week…

Wednesday, October 1
"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.

Thursday, October 2
“Night of a thousand conversations”
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.
Pictures from the event: here.

Saturday, October 4
Sarah Palin Protest in Carson, CA
Pictures from the event: here.

This 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

Monday, October 6 – Thursday, October 9
National Coming Out Week (LGBT Center)
Monday, Oct. 6: 11:30am – 1:30pm in USU 205
"Safe and Sexy: Negotiating Healthy Sexual Relationships"
Presented by Heidi Burkey from Student Health Services
Tuesday, Oct. 7: 11:30am – 1:30pm in USU 205
Sexual Fluidity Panel
Wednesday, Oct. 8: 11:30am – 1:30pm in USU 205
LGBT Faculty/Staff Panel
Thursday, Oct 9: 11:30am – 1:30pm on the Friendship Walk
National Coming Out Day Fair & Open-Mic session

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.

Next Week…

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.

In October and Beyond…

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 1
Entries for the 2nd Zine Due. Theme: international women's issues!
Flier: here.

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!

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