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Mar 11 – “After Tiller” Documentary

I am very excited to share some wonderful news about the upcoming event on March 11th, 2014. The Make A Difference Fund and the First Unitarian Universalist Church Reproductive Justice Group are hosting the 2013 Sundance Film Festival documentary “After Tiller”; an eye-opening documentary that gets to know, very personally, the four most controversial abortion doctors in America. This week we learned that Dr. Susan Robinson, one of the four doctors featured in the movie, is flying to San Diego specifically to attend our event and will personally host the Q&A discussion after the movie. Dr. Robinson is board-certified in obstetrics/gynaecology. She has worked in private abortion clinics and for Planned Parenthood in several affiliates, and has taught abortion care to doctors, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants. From 2005 to 2009 she worked with and learned from Dr. George Tiller at Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita. She is now doing late abortion care with Dr. Shelley Sella, working at Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is owned by Curtis …

Nov 22 – Socially Provocative Theatre – “Mercy Killers”

Michael Milligan brings his one-man play to San Diego on Friday, November 22. “Mercy Killers” transcends party politics to bring the real cost of a fatally damaged health care system sharply into perspective. This production has been touring the U.S. to inspire discussion of healthcare reform. This is his one and only performance in San Diego, and the play will be followed by a panel discussion with the actor and others in the healthcare community. Presented by Campaign for a Healthy California. Seats are limited, so please reserve now, and spread the word! When Friday, November 22, 2013 7:00 PM Where First Unitarian Universalist Church, Bard Hall 4190 Front Street, San Diego CA 92103 $10.00 donation per seat Limited seating, reserve your tickets today. If you cannot attend please consider making a donation to sponsor others and support the work of healthcare reform. To reserve your seats contact us! Call Dawn at 619-421-0985 Mail a check payable to Campaign for a Healthy California and mail to: CNA/Mercy Killers 3160 Camino del Rio South #305, San Diego, …

Jun 18 – Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement – Free Community Screening

Audience Award – Best Documentary FREE Community Screening Q&A with ACLU Legal Director David Loy When Tuesday, June 18 6:30 p.m. Where The San Diego LGBT Community Center 3909 Centre St, San Diego, CA 92103 For more information: events@aclusandiego.org (619) 232-2121 for more details After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early ’60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through many battles, both personal and political. As Edie says, We just went on with this talent we have for wrestling joy from the shit. Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir (THE BRANDON TEENA STORY) return with a love story of two remarkable women whose commitment to each other is an inspiration to us all. – from IMDB.com

Mapping for Peace – Without a Map

Two views of the same territory: Map on left is one application of the Camp David proposals. It illustrates the point made by Noam Chomsky and by President Jimmy Carter and supported by many Israelis. The areas designated as Palestinian territory would be effectively cut off from one another. Map on right, according to Dennis Ross, reflects the actual proposal intended at Camp David. Clearly, our mental maps make a difference in how we make decisions. Surprising? Not really: maps always frame and shape the way we perceive reality. Their messages have power. Let’s time-travel to Camp David near Washington, D.C. The year is 2000. We look in on negotiations that we hope, as the whole world fervently hopes, will bring peace to the Middle East. – or at least significantly closer to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. One common perception of the outcome is that U.S. President Bill Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak have come up with a generous offer, which the Palestinians perversely reject. Noam Chomsky begs to differ: “There is …

Dirty Wars, Documentary From Acclaimed Writer Jeremy Scahill

A remarkable anti-war film will be showing, and even more remarkably, in big mainstream movie theaters. Dirty War may be one of the best educational outreach opportunities the peace movement has had in a long time. Still showing at the Ken, Landmark, 4061 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116 Dirty Wars won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2013 and, recently, the Grand Jury Prize at the Boston Independent Film Festival. Variety calls it “jaw-dropping … [with] the power to pry open government lockboxes.” The Sundance jury said it is “one of the most stunning looking documentaries [we’ve] ever seen.” Experience being in a big theater full of people who cheer for the same things you cheer for. People who see this film are going to be outraged by our wars, are going to understand that the wars make us less safe, and just might be ready to do something about it. Related articles Filmmaker Jeremy Scahill focuses on ‘Dirty Wars’ (seattletimes.com) May 2 – Jeremy Scahill in San Diego …