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May 26th: Celebration of Resistance!
Date Friday May 26
Time 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
Ti Couz Too Restaurant
3108 16th Street (@ Valencia Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorCODEPINK
Please join CODEPINK Women for Peace and Ti Couz Restaurant

for A Celebration of Resistance

Friday May 26, 2006 7:00-11:00pm
Ti Couz Too

3108 16th Street (@ Valencia Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Vive Le Resistance!

Join us for an evening of food, drinks, music and dancing as we honor those Bay Area residents who have led the way of resistance on different fronts.


with
Medea Benjamin, Co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK Women for Peace

Music by Los Nadies along with traditional Mexican dancers.

Evening Recognitions

Hunger Strikers' for Immigrant Rights, a broad Bay Area Coalition launched a seven-day hunger strike at the U.S. Federal Building in San Francisco to protest the Anti-Immigrant Specter Bill pending in Congress. They are calling for fair and just immigration reform, and denouncing Senator Arlen Specter's bill that designates all undocumented immigrants as aggravated felons.

San Francisco State University 10, Ten SFSU students protested military recruitment at the university's career fair. Campus police interrupted their protest and physically took the students from the school's gymnasium where they were protesting. The police then notified the students that they were banned from campus. They were protesting the military's recruiting of university students into careers that would foster death, destruction and injustice.

Clarence Thomas, is a long-time labor activist who has worked consistently on a number of international issues. He travelled to Iraq with a delegation from U.S. Labor Against the War. He is the national co-chair of the Million Worker March Movement and a member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10.

Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, A long-time activist, author and educator, Martinez has published six books and many articles on social justice movements in the Americas. Best known is her bilingual volume 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures, which became the basis for a video she co-directed. In 1997 she co-founded and currently directs the Institute for MultiRacial Justice in San Francisco, and was one of a 1000 women nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

Additional honorees TBA

Space is limited so please RSVP now to Nancy Mancias at codepinkbayarea@riseup.net

A request for donations of $10.00-100.00 sliding scale will be made to Esteklal! Independence for Iraq! ad campaign.

With your help, we are sending a message of sorrow, friendship and peace directly to the women of Iraq and their families by challenging the free press in Iraq to print an advertisement calling on people of both nations to work together to end the occupation. http://www.esteklal.org

Special thanks to Sylvie Le Mer and Ti Couz staff.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 17th, 2006 12:11 PM
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