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A WGS Quarterly Publication

calendar march 2008

Compiled By Aileen Suzara

Exhibit: “Women On War”
When: February 15-March 29, 2008.
Where: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco, CA.
About: The exhibit features artwork of wars past and present, seen through women’s eyes.
More info: www.missionculturalcenter.org

Conference: “Postcolonial” Futures in a Not-Yet Postcolonial World: Locating the Intersections of Ethnic, Indigenous and Postcolonial Studies
When: March 5-7, 2008.
Where: University of California, San Diego, CA.
About: Hosted by UCSD’s Department of Ethnic Studies, the event brings together scholars and activists whose work discusses intersections of ethnic, indigenous and postcolonial studies.
More info: futures0308.blogspot.com

Exhibit: Celebrating International Women’s Day: Women Empowered
When: March 7, 2008. 6-7pm.
Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA.
About: Phil Borges’ photography exhibit depicts women from Afghanistan to Ecuador who are enriching their lives and those around them.
More info: World Affairs Council, 415.293.4600, www.itsyourworld.org

23rd Empowering Women of Color Conference, “decolonizing creativity: Fiery Womyn, Fierce Expressions”
When: March 8, 2008. 930-530pm.
Where: UC Berkeley, Martin Luther King Building, Berkeley, CA.
About: EWOCC is the longest running annual women of color conference in the US, featuring a diversity of speakers, workshops, networking opportunities, artists, and performers.
More info: ewocc.berkeley.edu

Rally and Nonviolent Direction Action at Richmond Chevron Refinery
When: March 15, 2008
Where: Chevron Refinery, W. Cutting and S. Garrard Blvd., Richmond, CA
About: Organized by Greenaction, West County Toxics Coalition, Amazon Watch, and more, the action supports Richmond community efforts to stop the expansion of Chevron’s refineries, and highlights corporate connection with the war in Iraq.
More info: Jess Bell, jessicambell@gmail.com, 415-425-8837

United For Peace and Justice 5TH Anniversary of the Iraq War
When: March 19, 2008
Where: Washington DC and national events.
About: Mobilizations mark the 5th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
More info: www.unitedforpeace.org

Its My Life: Alternatives to Military
(Re)Collection e-newsletter
When: Wed. March 26th 7-9 PM
Where: American Friends Service Committee 65 9th St San Francisco, CA 94103
About: Newsletter & Book launch with free food and drinks, opportunities to build relationships, and Inter-organizational Collaborative Projects
More info: recollection@genuinesecurity.org

Pilgrimage to Sacred Sites of API Immigration on the Sacramento River Delta
When: March 29-30. 830 am-6pm.
Where: Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta area, CA.
About: The Delta pilgrimage honors and remembers transnational migration and rural labor experiences, with a focus on Chinese and Filipino migrant laborers of 1860-1940s. More info: http://www.psr.edu/pana. Contact Rev. Debbie Lee at dlee@psr.edu

Face2Face Solidarity Trip to the Philippines – Accepting Applications
When: April 15 priority deadline.
About: Organized by the Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity (FACES), the annual 10-day summer trip seeks to build awareness and meaningful solidarity around shared Philippine and US environmental justice issues.
More info: Download application at www.facessolidarity.org

Peace Vigil
When: Ongoing every Tues. and Thurs. 12-1pm.
Where: Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay St., Oakland, CA.
About: The vigil calls for public awareness and an end to the war in Iraq. Sponsored by AFSC, Berkeley Women in Black, East Bay Coalition for Support Self-Rule for Iraqis, and friends.
More info: (510) 655-1162

End Internet Trafficking Community Forum
When: April 2008, TBA
Where: San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
About: FAIR Fund, Barnaba Institute, Students & Artists Fighting to End Human Slavery, and Love146 are collaborating to combat modern day slavery on the internet.
More info: www.safehs.com

“War, Empire, and Culture” Symposium
When: April 11-12, 2008
Where: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
About: The symposium investigates the political and economic dimensions of wars in American and global contexts, and the representation of wars in different cultural forms, genres, and media.
More info: english.ttu.edu/complit/cfp.html

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AFSC 65-9th Street SF (Civic Center BART/MUNI) Wednesday March 26th, 7-9pm.





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