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San Diegans Weigh In On Federal Immigration Reform Bill

From KPBS Midday Edition, Thursday May 30, 2013 Rhoda Quate, OFA talks about the importance of Immigration Reform and the Rally scheduled for 7pm The Immigration Reform bill passed the Senate Judiciary committee this week. The bill now moves to the Senate floor for a vote next month, but even if it passes in the Senate, there are new doubts about its chances in the House. The Bill that provides a lengthy but definite road to citizenship for many people in the U.S. illegally is running up against resistance from conservative members of Congress who say the bill offers “amnesty.” Transcript of the interview. Immigration Reform Rally Organizing for Action rally TODAY, Thursday May 30th 7pm – 8:30pm West side of San Diego County Administration Building 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego’s congressional delegation includes Rep.Susan Davis,(CA-53rd), Rep. Darrell Issa, (CA-49th), and Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, (CA-50th). A rally in support of immigration reform will be held tonight in San Diego. Related articles May 30 – Immigration Reform Rally & March San …

May 28 – WOSD Movie Night “Not My Life,” a Film About Slavery In Our Time

“Not My Life” A film about slavery in our time. This is the second showing of this powerful movie at the Women’s Museum. The movie and following discussion are well worth attending. Refreshments provided. View Trailer Discussion. Refreshments. FREE! Tuesday May 28, 2013 Movie 5.30 pm More details here. At Women’s Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Liberty Station “Not My Life” is the first documentary film to depict the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents over a period of four years, “Not My Life” unflinchingly, but with enormous dignity and compassion, depicts the unspeakable practices of a multi-billion dollar global industry whose profits, as the film’s narration says, “are built on the backs and in the beds of our planet’s youth.” Sponsored by San Diego World Affairs Council, Women Occupy San Diego, League of Women Voters of San Diego, Project Concern International, Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, Women’s Equity Council, United Nations Association–San Diego, American Association of University Women, San …

May 16 – League of Women Voters Meeting in OB – The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

In Ocean Beach, on May 16th, the League of Women Voters of San Diego will meet to discuss “The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare”. There will be a documentary shown and Jeanne Brown, Co-President of the LWV San Diego, will lead a discussion. When Thursday May 16th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Where OB Parks and Recreation Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave, San Diego 92107 NO fees to pay or need to be a member to attend. Men and women welcome. The issue of healthcare in America goes far beyond a line in the budget. It reaches into the center of the American soul and answers the question, “How in the world do we want to treat each other?” In Canada, healthcare is regarded as a social service, and treated as a responsibility of the government, to be provided to every citizen. Not so in the United States. In America, health care is regarded as a profit-making commodity, to be operated for the financial gain of insurance and pharmaceutical companies, doctors and hospitals. This documentary considers …

May 22 – WOSD Movie Night “Not My Life,” a Film About Slavery In Our Time

“Not My Life” A film about slavery in our time. Published September 26, 2012. View Trailer Discussion. Refreshments. FREE! Wednesday May 22, 2013 Doors open 6:30 pm; Movie 7 pm At Women’s Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Liberty Station “Not My Life” is the first documentary film to depict the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents over a period of four years, “Not My Life” unflinchingly, but with enormous dignity and compassion, depicts the unspeakable practices of a multi-billion dollar global industry whose profits, as the film’s narration says, “are built on the backs and in the beds of our planet’s youth.” Sponsored by San Diego World Affairs Council, Women Occupy San Diego, League of Women Voters of San Diego, Project Concern International, Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, Women’s Equity Council, United Nations Association–San Diego, American Association of University Women, San Diego Branch

May 14 – Free Community Screening of “The House I Live In”

The House I Live In is a film – called the best documentary in 2012 – that “captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications.” The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties will be showing the film — alongside its producer — for free at Crawford High School! Don’t miss out on this extraordinary movie and the chance to learn more about how we can work together to end the failed drug war. Executive Producers, Danny Glover, John Legend, Brad Pitt & Russell Simmons A film by Eugene Jarecki For information: events@aclusandiego.org or call (619) 232-2121 More about the film at http://www.thehouseilivein.org When May 14, 2013 – 6:30 PM Where Crawford High School 4191 Colts Way San Diego, CA 92115 “2012′s BEST DOCUMENTARY! THE MOST IMPORTANT DRUG WAR FILM YOU’LL …

Sherman Alexie on Living Outside of Cultural Borders

If you only watch one television interview this year, make it this interview with Sherman Alexie. You will learn about ethnic cleansing, the evil of Lincoln, deeply hidden American secrets and much more all shared with a humor and sensibility that few command. Born on a Native American reservation, Sherman Alexie has been navigating the cultural boundaries of American culture in lauded poetry, novels, short stories, screenplays, even stand-up comedy for over two decades. Alexie joins Bill to share his irreverent perspective on contemporary American life, and discuss the challenges of living in two different cultures at the same time, especially when one has so much dominance over the other. “I know a lot more about being white than you know about being Indian,” Alexie tells Bill. When not writing, Sherman is known for his commanding stage presence. He performs standup comedy, and held the title of World Heavyweight Poetry Champion for four consecutive years. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. More from the great Bill Moyers website. Related articles …