[Imc-saltlake-discussion] calendar this week

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Sat Oct 30 08:02:16 PDT 2004



This calendar is a service provided by People for Peace and Justice of Utah
www.utahpeace.org - With these activities every Thursday:
Weekly sidewalk vigil:
Thursdays, 5-7 pm Federal Building, 125 South State Street, SLC Bring signs!
(Some signs provided)

Weekly public meeting Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Jubilee Center Library - 300 East 100 South
502-8556
www.utahpeace.org
tlk at utahpeace.org

Please visit http://www.my.calendars.net/peace_calendar to view events happening
in our community.
You can access community activist calendars at Utah Activist Calendar:
http://cal.uarc.com/display.pl There is also a Community Calendar
at:http://www.ourcommunityconnection.com/searchresults.php?q=peace

Have a great week!

(Please send questions/calendar items to weeklycalendar at utahpeace.org)
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Announcements and Highlighted Events:

Post Election Rally!!!! - Wednesday, November 3! - see details in calendar of
events below.

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Saturday, October 30 - TONIGHT
6 pm
Salt Lake City Underground Video Resistance Presents

“Unconstitutional”  A Robert Greenwald documentary on the USA Patriot Act

Gould Auditorium
Marriott Library
University of Utah
$3 donation suggested

Reinard Knutsen of the ACLU of Utah will give a short presentation on the “USA
PATRIOT Act” before the film.

Just 45 days after the September 11 attacks, and with virtually no debate,
Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act. Touted as legislation necessary to protect
Americans from terrorists, the Patriot Act is in fact being used to prosecute
ordinary Americans in non-terrorist situations.

This film tells the frightening stories of how this legislation has caught
innocent citizens in its predatory web.

More than 300 communities in 41 states have passed resolutions in opposition to
the Patriot Act. Hundreds more are joining the fight.

For more information and to watch a trailer of the movie or order a DVD of the
movie please visit our website at http://www.acluutah.org/unconstitutional.htm

“Those who give up liberty to have safety, will have neither.” --Benjamin
Franklin

Sunday, October 31

For a FREE performance of
Dear George: Letters to the President

(http://www.deargeorgeletters.com/)
Salt Lake Art Center, 20 South West Temple
2pm
A look at George W. Bush on Halloween, just two days before the election.
Produced in partnership with UpNet, Catalyst and Salt Lake Art Center.
150 first come, first-served seats.

Tuesday, November 2 - VOTING DAY!!
An Appeal to Activists from United for Peace and Justice

Vote. Get-Out-The-Vote. Protect the Vote.

NOVEMBER 2nd...Don't forget to vote!!

The response to the nationwide call for people to get involved in
get-out-the-vote operations and election protection efforts has been
remarkable. People in every corner of the country are doing what they can to
make sure there is a large voter turn out next Tuesday, and that the right to
vote is protected for all.

We contact you now with one clear, straightforward message. That is, BE SURE TO
VOTE! Many of you live in so-called safe states, states where the election
outcome seems almost certain. But in fact, nothing is certain in elections. The
simple truth is that making sure every single person who is eligible to vote
does so on November 2nd can and will make a tremendous difference in the
results.

While our presidential election system is burdened by the reality of the
electoral college, the popular vote is far from unimportant. In fact, just the
opposite. A strong, decisive popular vote in every state might be the critical
element in how this year's election plays out. Estimates are that millions of
people might have been registered in the past few months, and now is the time
to make sure those people vote next Tuesday. If the election is very close,
especially if it is very close in one or more states that could determine the
final outcome, it will be essential to be able to point to a large popular
vote.

There are already stories from Ohio and Florida and other places around the
country where voters - especially people of color - are being denied their
right to vote. One concrete way to stand with those who are being
disenfranchised is to make sure we have the largest vote against the Bush
policies as possible. Of course, direct involvement in election protection
projects can also make a difference. (For more information on how to get
involved in both get-out-the-vote and election protection efforts check our web
site at http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=2603 )

United for Peace and Justice, and the more than 800 organizations that are part
of this coalition, has been in the leadership of organizing mass mobilizations
against the ongoing U.S. war and occupation in Iraq. And this past August 29th
we organized the historic demonstration against the Bush Agenda on the eve of
the Republican National Convention in NYC. We know how important public protest
is, and for sure we will be organizing other massive demonstrations in the
future. But we also know that our movement, the broad movement for peace and
justice, must use every tool and tactic available. Voting is this year's
election is one such tool.

We urge you to vote, and to do whatever you can in the final few days of this
election season to make sure everyone, every single person who can, casts their
vote. Please forward this message to your email lists, or send your own message.
Make calls to people in your phone book. Offer rides to the polls for anyone who
might need it. Do whatever you can, because the world is counting on us.

United for Peace and Justice

Please note: Several nationwide hotlines have been set up for people to report
any difficulties they might experience when attempting to vote. Please share
these toll free numbers widely:

English: 1-866-OUR VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
Bilingual English/Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682)
Asian Languages: 1-800-966-5946

Wednesday, November 3 - Post Election Rally!!!!
People for Peace and Justice of Utah will hold a post-election rally/vigil on
Wednesday, November 3, 2004 from 5pm to 6pm on the sidewalk in front of the
Federal Building in Salt Lake City - 125 South State Street.  PPJ is conducting
this in solidarity with members of United for Peace and Justice (see call to
action below).

Please spread the word and bring signs and noise-makers!  We will stand on the
street corner with our signs.  There may be opportunity for open mic and there
is likely to be cheering entertainment.

Wednesday, November 3 - 6pm CITY LIBRARY - Film:
THE CORPORATION: Directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer
Abbott( 2 hours 40 minutes) Winner of 2004 World Documentary
Sundance Award. Opens Amnesty International Film Festival
Engaging primer on the pursuit of power and profit.
Discussion with director and Amnesty VP of Corporate
Responsibility to follow. Donation requested.

Wednesday, November 3 -6:30pm - Sorenson Multicultural Center, 855 W California
Ave
Legal Seminar on Immigration Issues
the Asian Legal Committee will put forth a legal seminar on immigration issues
inlcuding, but not limited to, visas, employment, and deportation. The speaker
will be attorney Robert Culas, a member of our committee.

Wednesday, November 3 - Sunday, November 7

Fifth Annual AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Salt Lake City

Go to this url for a complete list of films:
http://www.amnestyusa.org/filmfest/slc/


SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
210 East 400 South
OSH AUDITORIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

The suggested donation price for each film screening guarantees priority
seating, and will also guarantee that the Human Rights work of Amnesty
International will continue. The suggested donation is $5 for films shown
before 3:00 PM, and $7.50 for all other films shown. A limited number of free
seats will be available at each film screening. Full Festival and VIP Full
Festival passes are also available. All donations will be managed through the
City Library Store in the City Library, 210 E 400 South – 524-8238. For more
information about the films go to www.slcfilmcenter.org

FILM SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

WEDNESDAY 11/03, 6PM, SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
THE CORPORATION
Preceded by reception. Followed by remarks from Chip Pitts of Amnesty
International's Business and Human Rights Program.

THURSDAY 11/04, 6PM, SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
REPATRIATION

FRIDAY 11/05, 6PM, SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
DISBELIEF

SATURDAY 11/06, 10AM, SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
CONDOR: AXIS OF EVIL (SALT LAKE PREMIERE)
Preceded by
ARCHIVO DE LA IDENTIDAD (SALT LAKE PREMIERE)
NO PLACE TO GO

1:30PM, SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
FINAL SOLUTION

5PM, OSH AUDITORIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
SCREENING TO BE ANNOUNCED (refer to website for updates)

SUNDAY 11/07, 12:30PM, SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
ARNA'S CHILDREN (SALT LAKE PREMIERE)
Preceded by
DETAIL (SALT LAKE PREMIERE)

3PM, SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
BORN INTO BROTHELS
Followed by a reception with the Director, Zana Briski, and the Executive
Producer, Geralyn Dreyfous showcasing information about "Kids with Cameras" and
photographs.


NOTE: The documentary and feature films and videos presented in the festival are
individual works of art and journalism, and have not been produced by Amnesty
International. The perspectives or opinions presented in these films and videos
are not necessarily those of Amnesty International, and Amnesty International
has not necessarily researched or verified any specific facts presented in the
films.

Thursday, November 4 - 7:30pm
Gould Auditorium of the Marriott Library.

Animal emotions and why they matter: "Science," ethics, and responsibility ~
Colorado University's Distinguished Professor of Biology Marc Bekoff will
present "Animal emotions and why they matter: 'Science,' ethics, and
responsibility"

This exciting event is free and for all ages! Come early and great, free food
generously donated by Sage's Cafe! This talk is hosted by the Student
Organization for Animal Rights (SOAR) at the University of Utah. SOAR is
honored to host Dr. Bekoff, and believes that ethical, sustainable, and
environmentally-minded individuals will enjoy exploring along with Marc what he
has dedicated his life to studying: animal emotions and behavior. This dynamic
presentation and discussion will include insights into human society. Please
visit http://www.literati.net/Bekoff/ and http://soar.uarc.com and call Kristen
and Jason at 581-1248 for more information and materials!



Upcoming:

Friday November 12 - 7pm - Fort Douglas Commander’s House in Salt Lake City.
Utah Environmental Congress Sixth Annual Conference presents
Katie Lee in Concert - Come Celebrate Wilderness!

In conjunction with its Sixth Annual Conference, the UEC presents an intimate
evening with songstress, writer, activist and river runner extraordinaire Katie
Lee. The author of All My Rivers Are Gone, Katie spins a captivating tale of
wilderness, rivers dammed and gone (but not forever!), and those who fight to
protect the wild. Please join us in celebrating wilderness and inspiring hope
for Utah’s wild places. Drinks and appetizers provided. Suggested donation of
$10-$15.

Saturday, November 13
Utah Environmental Congress Sixth Annual Conference
With a full day of speakers on Nov 13th, this conference will run from 10 AM
until 5 PM on Saturday, with delicious food provided by Sage’s Café. The
conclusion of the silent auction and a reception will occur at 5:30 PM.
Pre-registration required - visit the website at:

http://www.uec-utah.org/PDF/2004%20AC%20program.pdf
or contact
stephanie at uec.aros.net.



Salt Lake Film Society Films COMING SOON:

BUSH'S BRAIN -- TBA go to www.saltlakefilmsociety.org for
schedule Based on a book by Texas reporters James C. Moore
and Wayne Slater, who appear prominently in this movie
adaptation, "Bush's Brain" recounts the rise of Mr. Rove,
the president's chief political adviser, from geeky Utah
Olympus High roots to West Wing perch.

THE YES MEN - Premiered at Sundance 2004. Hilarious portrayal of
anti-corporate activists.

GOING UPRIVER: THE LONG WAR OF JOHN KERRY -
http://www.saltlakefilmsociety.org
Moving chronicle of Kerry's Vietnam experiences and antiwar
activities


STILL PLAYING

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (120 minutes)
Michael Moore's impassioned case for regime change
Now playing at Brewvies

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