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Welcome Home Stephen Funk, Local Anti-War Hero Returns from Military Prison
Date Sunday March 14
Time 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street (between Telegraph and Broadway), Oakland
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorNot in Our Name Bay Area
Imprisoned for refusing to fight the Iraq War, half-Filipino gay former Marine Corps reservist and local anti-war hero returns from six months in a North Carolina military prison.

3 – 5 PM
Reception and BBQ

Meet Stephen Funk, find out about local counter-recruitment efforts, help gear up for the March 20th “End the Occupation!” global actions, and throw some tofu and/or meat on the fire.

5 – 7 PM
Dinner program

Stephen Funk, first public Iraq War military resister
Stephen Collier, Stephen Funk’s lawyer
Tommi Avicolli Mecca, radical queer performer/poet – more poets TBA
1991 Gulf War GI refusniks Amiee Allison, Azania Howse, Erik Larsen and Jeff Paterson

7:30 – 9 PM
Film screening of the new movie “The Fourth World War”

While our airwaves are crowded with talk of a new world war, narrated by generals and filmed from the noses of bombs, the human story of this global conflict remains untold. "The Fourth World War" brings together the images and voices of the war on the ground. It is a story of a war without end and of those who resist. Official selection of the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 1994.

A benefit for Not in Our Name -- proceeds to help cover expenses of Stephen’s defense; co-sponsored by the Stephen Funk Legal Defense Committee. Initial event endorses include: Bay Area United Against War, Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, Global Exchange, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Refuse & Resist! Bay Area, and Queers for Peace and Justice. Suggested donation: $10 - $20 (no one turned away for lack of funds--free admission for AWOL troops).
Added to the calendar on Thursday Feb 26th, 2004 5:45 PM

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