Weekly Newsletters, Fall 2008-Spring 2009

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Newsletter 10/25/08

F.O.R.C.E. Newsletter October 25, 2008

F.O.R.C.E. Meetings
Mondays, 1-2pm in the Women’s Resource Center (WRC)
NOTE: There will be no F.O.R.C.E. meeting this Monday, October 27, because of the Prop 4 Forum

This week…

October 22, 2008 - November 02, 2008
Refugee Camp in the Heart of Los Angeles
9:00AM - 5:30PM
Los Angeles: (Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park): October 22 - 27
Santa Monica (Santa Monica Pier): October 31 -November 2
Step into the lives of refugees who have fled their homes.
"A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City," an outdoor interactive exhibit organized by Doctors Without Borders, asks visitors to imagine they are among the world's 42 million people forced to flee their homes because of war or conflict.
Will I be safe? What will I eat? How do I find water? Can I get medical care? Where will I live?
Experienced aid workers from Doctors Without Borders guide visitors through structures such as a cholera treatment center, emergency refugee housing, and nutrition and vaccination tents while they explain challenges that refugees face in finding food, water, shelter, and medical care. The exhibit is made up of actual materials the organization uses in its medical humanitarian work around the world.
Event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessbile.
For more information visit: www.doctorswithoutborders.org/RefugeeCamp

Saturday, October 25
headRush presents “Tour for a True Democracy”
Echo Park, CA
Use the arts and popular education to spark civic engagement and explore the issues surrounding the upcoming election 2008!
Fall 2008, headRush takes their wild multi-media satire to theatres, colleges, and public spaces throughout the country to ignite a community-based dialogue on the current state of affairs and our collective power to create the kind of democratic structure that truly represents us.The Throwdown brings street theatre to the stage and takes the audience into the imagination of a young man struggling for a "true" democracy. Through spoken word comedy, surreal musical numbers, and visual projections, headRush takes us on a psycho-political trip through this homeboy’s subconscious where elements of the corporo-tocracy take superhuman form, a world where powerful fiends use hyper-surveillance to maintain their grip on inner city youth, manipulate Homeland (In)Security over the US/Mexico border, and flood consumers with endless glittering golden distractions. This hybrid performance invites audiences to participate in a collective vision of our potential for change.
The cost is $10 to 25 sliding scale but no one will be turned away!

Monday, October 27
Prop 4 Forum
12:00pm-2:00pm, in room LA3-108
F.O.R.C.E. is hosting a forum to discuss both sides of Proposition 4 on the California ballot. The event will raise awareness about the importance of voting on this issue. Anyone and everyone is invited to attend, or special on a particular side, if they wish.
NO ON PROP 4: http://www.yeson4.net
YES ON PROP 4: http://www.yeson4.net
Facebook event page: here.


Tuesday, October 28th
Prop 2 Teach-In (Cease Animal Torture)
1:00-2:00pm, on the upper campus quad near KJazz
An event to raise awareness about the importance of Prop 2 on the November ballot. Information on the ballot available here.

Tuesday, October 28
ITVS DOCUMENTARY SERIES presents a screening of LIONESS
7:30pm, The Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles (Map)
They went to Iraq as cooks, clerks and mechanics and returned a year later as part of America's first generation of female combat veterans. Despite an official government policy that states that women are not supposed to partake in direct ground combat, the five women featured here most certainly did. LIONESS, the provocative and powerful documentary from Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers, tells the story of five women who served together for a year in Iraq. Free Admission! First come, first served. Panel Discussion participants to be announced. About ITVS Community Cinema: ITVS, the co-presenter of Independent Lens, presents ITVS Community Cinema, a free monthly screening series, offered in over 50 cities throughout the U.S. www.itvs.org , www.pbs.org/independentlens

Tuesday, October 28
I.O.U.S.A. Film Screening
Doors open at 5pm, Panel at 6:45pm, Sneak preview Monday Oct. 27 at 5pm
USU Beach Auditorium
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBo2xQIWHiM
The Financial Management Association (FMA) will present
the Sundance Award-winning film I.O.U.S.A. on Monday, October 27 and
Tuesday, October 28 in the USU Beach Auditorium. This is a
critically acclaimed documentary that discusses government
debt, liabilities, the trade deficit, personal debt, and
leadership/ethics. FMA has been granted exclusive rights
to show it at the university with no admission charge. As
a matter of fact, the CSULB will be hosting the very first
university release of this film in the western United
States.
Both screenings of I.O.U.S.A. will begin at 5 PM. However,
the October 28th showing will be the official event, as it
will be followed by a panel of experts at 6:45 PM.
Confirmed panelists are Drs. Michael Solt (Finance Expert and CBA Dean), Edgar Kaskla (Political Science), Lisa Grobar (Economics), Steven Yamarik (Economics), and F. King Alexander (President of CSULB)

Wednesday, October 29
CSULB No on Prop 8 Protest
12:30pm-2:30pm, Friendship Walk
http://www.noonprop8.com
Facebook event page: here.

Thursday, October 30
“Know Your Props” Information Fair
12-3pm, on the Friendship walk on upper campus
CA propositions on the November ballot
Groups that will be featured: Campus Progressive Collective, F.O.R.C.E., C.A.T., W.S.S.A., Environmental Science & policy CLUB & More

In November and December, F.O.R.C.E. will be taking on international women’s issues. We will be having a zine, a “Die In,” and we will be working with various other organizations on events that promote peace and equality on a global scale. Please email us if you want to be involved in any way!

Friday, October 31 – November 9
AFI Fest 2008
AFI Fest is a film festival featuring documentary and feature films from around the world. Independent cinema and foreign cinema are well represented.
http://www.afi.com/onscreen/afifest/2008/default.aspx

Next week...

Saturday, November 1
Entries for the 2nd Zine Due. Theme: international women’s issues!
Flier: here.

November 4
VOTE VOTE VOTE!

In November and beyond...

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, 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.

Date TBA
Die In
To go along with our international women’s issues theme for November, we will be hosting a “Die In.” More details will be announced in the coming weeks. The event will be a way to raise awareness to the number of women that are dying due to various factors and atrocities around the world. We will be wearing all black and speaking about these issues, on the friendship walk on upper campus.
If you would like to help plan the Die In, please email Justine at justineeemarie@gmail.com

1 comment:

Megan said...

The blog looks great! I wish I could be there to check out all your events. Keep up the good work!