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2016: New Beginnings to Activate for The Best Year Ever! Tired of Fighting the Power? Let's BE the Power in 2016! Come One! Come All!! Diverse Issues to Discuss & Strategize creatively, with expert facilitators. Community & Good New Years Cheer! Sunday, Jan. 10, 4:30-9pm* Historic Berkeley Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar @ Bonita, Berkeley. Wheelchair accessible. Donations Accepted. Vegetarian/vegan potluck dinner 4:30- 6:00 pm Program, Part 1: 6:00 pm Community Vegetarian/Vegan Potluck dinner (please label your dish's ingredients) 7:00-9:00 pm Program, Part 2: Joanna Macy, Harvey Wasserman, Linda Seeley, Dennis Bernstein, Cynthia Papermaster, Jon Simon, many more! Tired of feeling pulled to support so MANY different social and environmental justice issues, the constant meetings, protests, groups asking for your support? Let's get out of our separate "silos" and brainstorm on uniting in 2016 to BE the power. In this election year we have a real opportunity to reject corporate-controlled elections and candidates, and to unite behind human needs and justice. With Joanna Macy, Harvey Wasserman, Linda Seeley, Dennis Bernstein, Cynthia Papermaster, Jon Simon, Shahid Buttar, Berkeley Progressive Alliance, BFUU Social Justice Committee, Codepink Women for Peace, Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Stop Urban Shield, Environmental Groups, Black Lives Matter, Gray Panthers, Mothers for Peace, more!!! Roundtable presentations include: Shut Guantanamo, entering 14th year on Jan. 11, 2016, release the Cleared Detainees, Prosecute Torture Policy Officials, including UC Law Professor John Yoo (Yoo protest Monday, noon, Jan. 11 at UC Law School) End Election theft and voter suppression in 2016: what must we do to stop election theft & win a verifiable vote count Berkeley Progressive Alliance: Can Berkeley elect a progressive Mayor and City Council in 2016 Shut the Diablo Canyon Nuke in 2016, make the PUC and NRC do their jobs to shut PG&E's Diablo, implement financially sound and efficient solar and clean energy policies Black Lives Matter: Civilize the police in 2016, make them accountable and respectful to our community, stop racial profiling, brutality and murder, support community-centered policing. End illegal military and CIA drone use in 2016; support drone whistleblowers! Environmental justice issues: clean air, water, food; stop fracking, dirty oil/coal trains, GMOs, chemtrails, prevent high-rise "Manhattanization" of Berkeley, save our neighborhoods, create more affordable housing, defend East Bay forests, food security, community gardens Audit the Pentagon and end U.S. wars of occupation: In 2016 elections, work across party lines to elect anti-war congress and state legislators, achieve victories on left-right convergence issues outlined in Ralph Nader's Unstoppable: Forming a Left-Right Convergence to Dismantle the Corporate State Presenters include Joanna Macy: eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, author of 12+ books, co-founder of "The Work that Reconnects"; Harvey Wasserman: author of Solartopia, American journalist, author, democracy activist, green power advocate; Linda Seeley: Spokeswoman, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, legal intervenors against Diablo Canyon nuke; Dennis Bernstein, Poet, KPFA host; Cynthia Papermaster, activist; Jon Simon: author, Code Red: Computerized Election Theft and The New American Century, a call to action for election integrity; Shahid Buttar: Bill of Rights Defense Committee; Donald Goldmacher: Berkeley Progressive Alliance; filmaker/producer "HEIST"
January 10, 2016 at 4:30pm - 9pm
Historic Berkeley Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709
United States
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