Weekly Newsletters, Fall 2008-Spring 2009

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Newsletter 10/11/08

F.O.R.C.E. Newsletter October 11, 2008

F.O.R.C.E. Meetings
Mondays, 1-2pm in the Women’s Resource Center (WRC)
NOTE: This Monday, October 13, we will be meeting directly outside the WRC, on the grass!

The first F.O.R.C.E. zine of the semester, The Sex Positive Zine, is finished!
There are lots of great articles, stories, poems, and art work in the zine. If you
would like a copy, they are $1.00. Please email us: force4change@yahoo.com

This past week…

Monday, October 6 – Wednesday, October 8
Sex Positive Week
The event was fantastic!! Thank you to everyone who helped out!
Recap of Monday and Tuesday (Wednesday’s recap will be updated this week): HERE.
Pictures HERE.

Thursday, Oct 9: 11:30am – 1:30pm on the Friendship Walk
National Coming Out Day Fair & Open-Mic session
This was an amazing event. Many people told their coming out/support stories, and lots of progressive organizations had tables at the event. We love the LGBT Center!

This week…

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.

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.
We need volunteers to help out with setting up and putting stuff away for the Record Swap! Email us at force4change@yahoo.com if you can help us out! And hopefully, you’ll be attending and bringing your stuff, too!
Volunteers: Wandie 12:15-2:00pm

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…
In the state of California, in order to be eligible to vote in the
statewide election on November 4, 2008 (General Election),
your registration must be postmarked no later than October 20
Register to vote 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 force4change@yahoo.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 4

November 18 and 19
Practicing Peace (Center for Peace and Social Justice - CPSJ)
The Center for Peace and Social Justice along with the College of Liberal Arts is hosting a campus & community festival for Peace. An all inclusive event of dialogue, performance, action and celebration dedicated to creating a more peaceful and just world.
Activities include: A human peace symbol, “It takes a Village to Rape a Woman” Domestic violence workshop presented by WSSA and F.O.R.C.E., Workshop on Hate Crimes in Long Beach Presented by The Human Dignity Program of Long Beach and CCEJ, Guests Speakers, and a candlelight vigil honoring all those lost to violence world wide.

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