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Sacramento Peace Calendar Update: Annual Candlelight Vigil on Dec. 8
by Dan Bacher
Monday Dec 7th, 2009 6:48 AM
Below is the Sacramento Peace and Justice Calendar Update, courtesy of Sacramento Area Peace Action, http://www.sacpeace.org.
Event Highlights:
Tuesday, 12-8: Annual Candlelight Vigil for Peace & Justice, 4-6pm, see calendar below
Friday, 12-11: Film showing: Sky Lines, 7pm, see calendar below
Sunday, 12-13: Protest at Annual AIPAC meeting, 10;30am, see calendar below.

Take Action
Call Representative Doris Matsui, Mike Thompson, Dan Lungren or your Congress member and tell them you oppose the massive increase in troops to Afghanistan and that you want the U.S. war against Afghanistan ended now: 202-224-3121. According to a December 5 Associated Press article, Congress is not getting many calls about the troop surge. Also call President Obama, 202-456-1111.

December 2009 Sacramento Area Peace Events Calendar
Tuesday, Dec 8, 4:30pm, Picket/Rally to Support Hilton Workers. Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento. FMI:916-564-4949; uniteherelocal49 [at] yahoo.com

Tuesday, Dec 8, 4pm - 6pm, Annual Candlelight Vigil for Peace and Justice, marking International Human Rights Day (December 10), 16th & J St, followed by dinner at Luna's Cafe, 1414 16th St, Sacramento. FMI 916-448-7157; sacpeace [at] dcn.org.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 4 - 5pm, Veterans for Peace, Sacramento Chapter Weekly Vigil. 15th & L, Sac. FMI: 916-456-4595

Wednesday, Dec 9, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Amnesty International Sacramento Global Write-a-thon, bring a pen and a snack or drink, we will supply paper, envelopes, stamps, and information to write letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience, human rights defenders, victims of torture and other individuals at risk. 2191 4th Ave, Sac. Call 916-213-8470 to RSVP and get directions.

Thursday, Dec 10, 6 - 10pm, Organic Capital Sustainability Celebration: learn about threats to CA's water & sustainable/local agriculture. Live music, silent auction, local and sustainable food, guest speakers, & more. Sliding scale donation $10-25, no one turned away. Beatnik Studio, 2421 17th St, Sacramento. FMI: 916-455-8415; bbrooks.mail [at] gmail.com

Friday, Dec 11, 4:30 - 6pm, Sacramento 9/11 Monthly Truth Action: The World Needs a Real Investigation, corner of 11th and L St, Sac. FMI afreedmind [at] yahoo.com; 916-372-8433

Friday, Dec 11, 7 - 8:30pm, Special showing: Sky Lines with documentary filmmaker Deborah J. Whitman. Community Library, 1212 Merkley Ave., West Sacramento. Free, donations accepted. FMI 916-595-7197; Environmentalvoices [at] yahoo.com

Saturday, Dec 12, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Peace Vigil at 2nd Saturday Art Walk, 20th & J. Veterans for Peace, 916-698-8131.

Saturday, Dec 12, 6 - 10pm, Second Saturday tabling: 9/11 Truth & Peace events; 21st & J St, Sacramento. Time may be adjusted based on weather; FMI 916-372-8433

Sunday, Dec 13, 10:30am, Protest AIPAC's support for Israel's human rights violations and war crimes at pro-Israel lobby Sac Area annual luncheon. Rain or shine; signs will be provided. Radisson Hotel, 500 Leisure Ln, Sacramento. Contact your local electeds now, tell them not to attend. FMI sacpeace [at] dcn.org. Carpools from Davis: 530-747-0185 x2.

Monday, Dec 14, 7pm, Davis Peace Coalition meeting; 548 Oak Ave, Davis. FMI: 530-747-0185.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 4 - 6pm, End the Occupations NOW! weekly vigil, 16th & J, Sac 916-448-7157.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 6:30pm, Palestine Taskforce meeting, 909 12th St, Sac; 916-448-7157

Wednesday, Dec 16, 4 - 5pm, Veterans for Peace, Sacramento Chapter Weekly Vigil. 15th & L, Sac. FMI: 916-456-4595

Thursday, Dec 17, 7pm, Peter McLaren talk “Rethinking Students and Teachers: A Critical View of Schools and Society” Garden Rm, Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St, Sac. Info: Ellen 916-369-5510, info [at] marxistschool.org. Free event, tax-deductible donations are welcome. Visit http://www.marxistschool.org

Saturday, Dec 19, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Third Saturday End the Occupations Vigil, Fulton & Marconi, Sacramento, 916-448-7157.

Monday, Dec 21, 12 - 1pm, Noon Hour Witness against the Death Penalty, north steps, 11th & L Sts., State Capitol. Info: lygageorgiann [at] yahoo.com; 916-455-1796

Monday, Dec 21, 6 - 8pm, Sacramento 9/11 Truth: Questioning the Pretext for War, mo. meeting, Denny's, 925 3rd St, (3rd & J) Sac. FMI afreedmind [at] yahoo.com; 916-372-8433

Tuesday, Dec 22, 4 - 6pm, End the Occupations NOW! weekly vigil, 16th & J, Sac 916-448-7157.

Wednesday, Dec 23, 4 - 5pm, Veterans for Peace, Sacramento Chapter Weekly Vigil. 15th & L, Sac. FMI: 916-456-4595

Tuesday, Dec 29, 4 - 6pm, End the Occupations NOW! weekly vigil, 16th & J, Sac 916-448-7157.

Tuesday, Dec 29, 7pm, FILM: TBA 909 12th St, Sacramento, 916-448-7157.

Wednesday, Dec 30, 4 - 5pm, Veterans for Peace, Sacramento Chapter Weekly Vigil. 15th & L, Sac. FMI: 916-456-4595