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Aug 9 – Politifest 2014

Voice of San Diego’s annual Politifest is a family friendly festival featuring community booths, activities, music, beer and smart conversations about San Diego’s future. You can see big name guests like Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor. There’s the Crux Partners Beer Garden with ping pong and Stone Brewing Co. microbrews. And there’s more! Here’s some other things you can do at Politifest: Drop off your old electronics at a special e-waste recycling drive that Computers 2 San Diego Kids is hosting next door to Politifest at 2640 Historic Decatur Rd. Find out more here. Brush up on public affairs in City 101 Sessions taking place throughout the day in sponsored anchor tents. Topics include: The Impact of NIMBYism ABCs of Common Core Where San Diego Jobs Are Going Stop by the Rita’s Ice Kid Zone for face painting, balloon art, bounce slide, giant lawn basketball and inflatable jousting ring. Drop off gently used children and adult books at the San Diego Council on Literacy Tent. Visit more than 50 community booths including the Point Loma Democratic Club booth. See the full …

Jun 9 – Let City Council Know You Support Your Library

Dear Library Supporter, I hope you can attend the San Diego City Council meeting on Monday, June 9 at 2 p.m. to let City leaders know the importance of Library services. At this meeting, the Council will consider and possibly vote on the Mayor’s proposed budget. It is important our elected leaders understand that San Diegans value their libraries and expect strong public support for the library system. The Mayor’s Proposed Budget calls for funding additional hours at all libraries, and expands the number of libraries open on Sundays from eight to 12. The proposed budget also creates a new homework service to provide after-school tutoring at 18 libraries. These are important additions. However, the proposed budget calls for a $500,000 decrease in spending for library materials. A majority of Council members have called for a return of those funds in their budget revision memos to the Independent Budget Analyst (IBA). The IBA agrees encouraging the Council to reinstate $500,000 to the Library’s materials budget. We call on the Council to not reduce important funding …

Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University

Originally posted on Philosophers for Change:
by Henry A. Giroux The University is a critical institution or it is nothing. — Stuart Hall Let me begin with the words of the late African-American poet, Audre Lorde, who was in her time a formidable writer, educator, feminist, gay rights activist and public intellectual who displayed a relentless courage in addressing the injustices she witnessed all around her.  She writes: Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action. Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought. The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.[1] And while Lorde refers to poetry here, I think a strong case can be made that the attributes she ascribes to poetry can also be…

Mar 30 – Dr. Mike McQuary Campaign Kick-Off for San Diego Unified School District Sub-District C

The club recently endorsed club member Dr. Michael McQuary who is running (unchallenged, so-far) for San Diego Unified School District Sub-District C. Dr Mike McQuary would like to invite you to his Kick-Off Celebration BBQ Picnic! To begin the conversation about: “Working and Dreaming Together … For Our Students!” Food will be provided, suggested donation $10 (Paid for by: Dr Mike McQuary for School Board 2014) RSVP on the event page When Sunday, March 30th, 4:00pm – 7:00 pm Where Crown Point Rotary Pavilion 3700 Crown Point Dr, San Diego, CA 92109 (where Crown Point Dr meets Moorland Dr) Bring your bike to the beach, fly a kite. In conjunction with CicloSDias 10am-3pm

Dec 14 – Michelle & Bill Lerach Fundraiser for Kevin Beiser

Michelle and Bill Lerach & Congressman Scott Peters ~ Mayor Todd Gloria Andy Berg ~ Laurie Black ~ Barbara Bry & Neil Senturia Gil Cabrera ~ Candace Carroll & Len Simon ~ Molly Chase ~ Nancy Chase Ben Dillingham III ~ Robert Gleason ~ Susan Guinn & Denice Feldhaus Suzanne & Lawrence Hess ~ Gene Iredale ~ Joan & Dr. Irwin Jacobs Mel & Linda Katz ~ Marcy & Jeffrey Krinsk ~ Rich Leib Dr. Sol Lizerbram ~ George Mitrovitch ~ Walter Munk, PhD Mark Niblack, MD ~ Robert Meinzer & Stephen McIntee Hon. Bob Nelson ~ Steve Peace ~ Fern Steiner Kevin Tilden & Philip Diamond, MD ~ Frank Urtasun David & Teresa Valladolid ~ Shawn VanDiver Alan Viterbi ~ Jim Waring Invite you to support the re-election of Kevin Beiser Vice-President, San Diego Unified School Board When Saturday, December 14th 5:00 – 7:00 pm Where At the home of Bill and Michelle Lerach 9776 La Jolla Farms Road, La Jolla, CA 92037 *Complimentary valet parking will be provided for the event ~Suggested Contribution …