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List of 2/20 Events for National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immig
by BTN
Wednesday Feb 18th, 2004 9:22 AM
Events in various California cities to observe the 2/20 National Day of Solidarity- look further down the list for more cities!
List of Events for National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants February 20, 2004
***Fresno, CA:*

*Friday, February 20th, 6pm:
*Join us for a Candlelight Vigil.
Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno
2111 E Nees Ave.

Fresno Center for Nonviolence, Peace Fresno, Women's International
League for Peace & Freedom and others.
Contact: Vickie Fouts
(559) 658-8260
vmfout1 [at] <mailto:vmfout1 [at]>


*San Francisco, CA area:*

Also see

*Thursday, February 19th:*
San Francisco State University
Day of Remembrance/Day of Solidarity forum put on by the Muslim Student
Alliance of SFSU. 12:30 to 3 PM--Rosa Parks Room, Cesar Chavez Student
Union. Speakers & film drawing the connections between the Japanese
American experience and the repression today. (More info:
msasfsu [at] <mailto:msasfsu [at]>)

*Friday, February 20th:*
San Francisco:
Truck/car caravan thru S.F. neighborhoods--with banners, leaflets,
bullhorns and blue triangles we will raise the call of solidarity and

Chinatown (Portsmouth Sq.) 11 AM to 12:30 PM There will be emphasis on
the case of Capt. James Yee among the broader issues.

Tenderloin (Golden Gate and Jones) 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM With a rally in
front of the Jones St. Masjid (mosque).

16th & Valencia 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM Drawing the similarities and links to
the repression of the broader immigrant community.

24th & Mission 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us at any of these places to bring out the word of resistance to
these communities. We will have leaflets in English, Chinese, Spanish
and Arabic.

*ALSO: You can help us prepare for the 20th by joining us on Friday,
Feb. 13 for a day of preparation. For more info e-mail
bluetrianglesf [at] <mailto:bluetrianglesf [at]> *

*Friday, February 20th:*
UC Berkeley
Join students tabling and leafletting at Sproul Plaza (For more info:
imad [at] <mailto:imad [at]>)

*Friday, February 20th*:
UC Davis
Join students and teachers in leafletting and tabling at the Quad on
campus. (For more info: smaira [at] <mailto:smaira [at]>)

*Sunday, February 22th*:
Solidarity dinner 6 PM to 9 PM Mehran Restaurant, 5774 Mowry School Road
$10 per person. Dinner and short presentations by speakers from
different communities reflecting on the issues of solidarity and
building resistance. Valiant voices such as Father Louie Vitale,
Reverend John Oda and Reverend Michael Yoshii, among others, will be

Los Angeles, CA area:*

*Thursday, February 19th, evening*
Poetry of Solidarity on USC Campus. (details to come)

*Friday, February 20th, during the day*
Muslim, Arab, South Asian Cultural event on the Campus of the University
of Southern California. (details to come)

*Monday, February 23rd, 6:30pm*
/(Please note this was previously scheduled for the 20th.)/
Interfaith worship service beginning at St Mark's Lutheran Church, 3651
S. Vermont with Muslim Christian and Jewish participants.

* Candlelight Procession to the Mosque at the Corner of Exposition
Blvd and Vermont.
* Enter the Mosque and continue the interfaith service with a ritual
of Friendship.

For info call: 805-907-2162

*San Diego, CA area events:*

*Friday, February 20th:
1) A delegation of people from the San Diego community, including people
of various faiths, will visit the *Islamic Center, or Mosque, on Balboa
Avenue at 1:30pm*. We will have a banner in three languages (Urdu,
Arabic & English) expressing our indignation at the "disappearing" of
people from our communities, and expressing our solidarity with our
Muslim, Arab and South Asian brothers and sisters, who have become the
most villified under the Ashcroft "justice department and homeland
security". We're going to have tables with blue triangles and flowers
to give out, paper, enevelopes and stamps for people to write supportive
letters on the spot to some of the detainees, including some detained
right here in SD, who are America's disappeared. Amnesty International
does it for people around the world . The idea is to help the detainees
stay strong and bring attention to the fact that people are being
disappeared right here into America's dungeons. Racial profiling is not
acceptable to us and must be stopped. We won't accept it being done in
the name of making us feel safer.

2) From *7:00 to 9:00pm*, there will be a *Night of Solidarity with
Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants* at the *Joyce Beers Community
Center*, north of University Avenue on Vermont Street (between Terra and
Aladdin restaurants). This will be a cultural event bringing together
artists and individuals from the communities under attack as well as
those who stand and defend them. *(See the attached flyer!)*

** The February 20th Planning Committee in San Diego is comprised of:
COSA (the Coalition of Student Advocates), La Resistencia, The ORGANIC
(Opposing Repression Globally and Nurturing Independent Communities)
Collective and PAN (the Progressive Activists' Network) at Cal State San
La Resistencia - San Diego Chapter
6161 El Cajon Blvd. #106, San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 497-1035 || laressandiego [at] <mailto:laressandiego [at]> ||

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