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County-Wide Activist Gathering!

Sunday, December 07, 2008
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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1251 Marian Way. Petaluma, CA. (the house of two comrades)

greetings friends, comrades, companeros!

IMPACT! is excited to announce the next gathering of community activists and organizations of Sonoma County, which shall take place on Sunday, December 7th at Noon. This meeting will once again be held at 1251 Marian Way in Petaluma. Last October 5th, 20 people from more than 10 local organizations met, heard about the projects and history of the youth social movement in Petaluma, and discussed all the various diverse projects being organized all across our county, from efforts to create sustainable communities, to movements for peace and immigrants' rights, to young feminist clubs, and local artistic and cultural groups (among many others). Now it is time for another gathering where we bring together all the elements in our local activist community to discuss how to move forward and how we can work more closely to collectively bring about social change. It is clear we are living in a truly historic moment. But it is our responsibility to capitalize on this moment and not wait for change to be handed down to us. It is up to us to ensure that the change that our people long for becomes a reality. the only way to do this is to come together.

This is why we are asking all of you to attend this next meeting on Dec. 7th. Whether you're in high school and never been involved politically, or if you've been in the struggle for decades, everybody who believes in locally produced social justice should come out. spread the word and bring all yo friends!
So far, the goals of this next meeting are:
1.) to hear from groups all around the county who are working on different and exciting projects
2.) to propose ideas for collaboration between all sonoma county community/social/political organizations

But we would like to hear from all of you who might like to participate. What would you like to see out of a meeting like this? What ideas might you have for how all these different groups can work together? What other items would you like to discuss with your fellow activists? Whereas last meeting was heavily focused on our group, IMPACT!, this next meeting will strive to be more participatory. but in order to do that, we need you help and your ideas. Although our group is facilitating this effort, it is by no means under our control. So please offer any and all thoughts, criticisms, ideas you have so we can make this a really successful event. We also are looking for 1 or 2 people who would like to facilitate the meeting, so it is not dominated solely by IMPACT!

Lastly, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! The more voices we hear at this meeting, the stronger this network will become.

If you can, also please RSVP. We will most likely be cooking food for everyone and needing to provide chairs, so we will need to have an accurate number of attendees. thank you very much.

IMPACT! is a radical organization of students and young workers based in Petaluma. We currently have three programs: Food Not Bombs (day labor organizing), CopWatch, and City of Refuge Campaign for Immigrants' Rights. We believe in neighborhood/community organizing, youth leadership development, solidarity, and direct action.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Nov 19, 2008 12:54PM
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