[Imc-saltlake-discussion] Weekly Peace Calendar of Community Events

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Sun Oct 9 07:39:53 PDT 2005


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)
(NOTE:  In case of inclement weather, please bring your own signs if you decide
to vigil in rain or snow.)

www.utahpeace.org info at utahpeace.org


Please visit www.utahpeace.org/calendar.html to view events happening in our
community.

Here are other events calendars of events in our community:

Utah Activist Calendar:http://cal.uarc.com/display.pl
Our Community Connection online
calendar:http://www.ourcommunityconnection.com/events.php
CATALYST online calendar at www.catalystmagazine.net/events Amnesty
International Events

Calendar:www.amnestyutah.org/events.htm
Middle East Center, U of U, Calendar:www.mec.utah.edu/Calendar/calendar.html
Women's Resource Calendar, U of U: www.sa.utah.edu/women/calendar/jan2005.html
Salt Lake City Film Center Events: www.slcfilmcenter.org Diversity
Utah:www.diversity.utah.edu/annualevents.html
Progressive Utah Discussion
Forum:http://www.livejournal.com/community/progressiveutah/
Utah Policy:  www.utahpolicy.com
Utah Events:  www.utah.com/database/events

News Sources:
www.commondreams.org - Common Dreams
www.truthout.org - Truthout
www.zmag.org - ZNet
www.democracynow.org - Democracy Now!

Have a great week!
(Please send questions/calendar items to weeklycalendar at utahpeace.org)

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Highlighted Announcements and Events:

- Memorial Sidewalk Vigil for 2,000th Fallen Soldier in Iraq
  Join People for Peace and Justice of Utah us as we gather in memoriam in the
event that it is reported that 2,000 soldiers

 have died in Iraq.

  Gather on the sidewalk in front of the Federal Building in Salt Lake,
  125 South State Street
  5pm - 10pm on the day that the morning newspapers report the 2,000th fallen
soldier.

  Info: 502-8556 or info at utahpeace.org

- Summit County People for Peace and Justice of Utah is forming!  Please come to
a meeting Thursday October 13th 7:30pm at

The Spotted Frog Book Store in Redstone near Kimball Junction. We will discuss a
Summit County Branch of P.P.J.U. to get

folks here involved in the growing national peace movement. See more info in
events listing.

- The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s UC Nuclear Free campaign is looking for
more student involvement.  See letter below

Events listing.


- Great Basin Earth Institute
Discussion Course Schedule for Fall 2005

Join others in an Earth Institute discussion course that encourages exploration
of what it means to be sustainable and of the

impact of our lifestyle choices on the earth.  The Great Basin Earth Institute,
a program of the Utah Society for

Environmental Education will offer the following courses at First Unitarian
Church, 569 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT. All

courses will be held in Room 205 of the Education Building. A book of readings
for each of the 5 courses is available for

purchase at the first meeting of each course.

You can see a description of the courses at www.utahpeace.org/calendar.html

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Events:

"National Coming Out Day"-
On Tuesday, October 11th, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT)
Community Center of Utah will host a breakfast to

commemorate National Coming Out Day and further educate the greater Utah
community about the journey of “coming out” and the

importance of providing support and resources to those on the journey. The event
will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the

Sheraton City Centre Hotel (150 W 500 S) in Salt Lake City.  Kate Kendell, a
native of Utah and the Executive Director of the

National Center for
Lesbian Rights, is the featured speaker.

This is a “no-cost” breakfast event for people to come and celebrate National
Coming Out Day as well as learn more about the

GLBT Community Center and the services they provide.  Donations will be greatly
appreciated.
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Thursday, October 13, 7:30pm
Summit County People for Peace and Justice of Utah is forming!
Please come to a meeting at The Spotted Frog Book Store in Redstone near Kimball
Junction. We will discuss a Summit County

Branch of P.P.J.U. to get folks here involved in the growing national peace
movement.
Info:  dickieboy69 at msn.com
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Wednesday, October 12, 7 to 8:30pm
Freedom Forum on “The Freedom to Criticize the Government”
The town meeting-style discussion in the Main Library auditorium will focus on
the topic of criticizing the government: can

one do so and still be a good, patriotic citizen of the United States, Utah or
Salt Lake City.

Hosted by Rocky Anderson
Broadcast Live on KCPW
Main City Library Auditorium
200 East 400 South, SLC
Info:  535-7704
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Wheels of Justice coming to Salt Lake City Oct. 12, 13, and 14.
Teaching Non-Violent Solutions To War and Occupation

Featuring: Kelly Dougherty
Recently returned from Iraq where she was with the 220th Military Police
Company. She speaks out for herself and all the

veterans who cannot.

And:  Mazin Qumsiyeh PhD
Recently returned from Occupied Palestine, he is an Associate Professor, Yale
School of Medicine, and author of Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and
the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle.


Thursday October 13, 12:00 noon
"Occupation! Wrong in Iraq, Wrong in Palestine"
Speakers: Mazin Qumsiyeh and Kelly Daugherty "The Den" in the Student Union
Building at the University of Utah. (The "Den is located on the SW corner of
the first floor

or ground level floor from the West side of the Student Union Building)


Thursday October 13th  at 6:30 p.m.
Book signing with Mazin Qumsiyeh, author of
          "Sharing the Land of Canaan"
Sam Weller's Book Store, 254 So Main, Salt Lake City

Friday October 14th at 7:30 p.m.
"Occupation! Wrong in Iraq, Wrong in Palestine"
Speakers: Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh and Kelly Daugherty Jubilee Center, 309 East 1st
South Salt Lake City, Utah


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Saturday, October 15
An Evening of Emotional Abuse Awareness – Healing and Recovery The Ladies
Literary Club - 850 East South Temple 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

As October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, come meet members of
the NCFEAA, enjoy light refreshments and

receive information regarding emotional abuse prevention and recovery, including
the next NCFEAA monthly support group

meeting, to be held October 20, 2005, at 7 p.m., at the East Millcreek Library.

Bettyanne Bruin
Executive Director
The National Coalition for Emotional Abuse Awareness
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Sunday, October 16, 6pm
Free Film Screening:  "Boys Don't Cry"
Fort Douglas Post Theater
245 Fort Douglas Blvd, U of U
Features and academy award winning performance by Hillary Swank and explores a
true story about finding the courage to be

yourself.  The film explores contradictions of America youth and identity
through the life of Brandon Teena.
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Mon October 17, 7pm
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) meeting slc library 214 e 400 s room A

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Thursday, October 20, 7pm
Free Film Screening - "License to Kill"
Main City Library Auditorium 200 East 400 South, SLC Shown in conjunction with
the YWCA's Week Without Violence and the Salt Lake Film Center, this
documentary by award winning

independent film maker Arthur Dong in an uncompromising investigation into the
roots of anti-gay violence.  As seen through

the eyes of murderers, the film examines the social, political and cultural
cultural environments of these men, and questions

whether society had given them a "license to kill".
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Fri October 21, 7pm
Anarchist REader's Collective
Big Ed's Grill 210 S University
 Discuss "The Right ot BE Lazy" by Paul LeFargue November book:  "Joe HIll" by
Gibbs SMith
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Saturday, October 22, Noon to 8pm,
Campaign to End Aids Memorial and Rally
8500 people die from complications of AIDS every day.

8500 pairs of shoes will be displayed in Library Square to honor the 8500 people
a day who die from AIDS globally.

At 6:30 there will be a rally to kicking off the campaign to ask Utah
Legislators for on-going funding to pay for HIV/AIDS

medication for people in Utah living with HIV/AIDS. Please come to the rally and
make sure your legislators hear your voices.

Please donate one pair of shoes to represent one of these people. Donate one
dollar to support the Campaign 2 End AIDS

caravan that is traveling to Washington DC to demand that our political leaders
give the support and resources we need to end

this epidemic.

The Green Party of Utah is serving as a drop-off center and accepting donations
of shoes at this drop-off point:

Free Speech Zone
2144 South Highland Drive, Suite 130
Salt Lake City, UT
Info: 801-502-8556 or gpu at gput.org

Info at:
www.gput.org/events.shtml


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Wednesday, October 26, 6:30pm SLC Library "Berkley in the 60's" film about free
speech Room C, downstairs Sponsored by the SLC Industrial Workers of the World
(IWW)
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Thursday, October 27, 12:30pm
"Lies My Teacher Told Me"-Everything Your High Salt Lake Community College Grand
Theatre, South City Campus, 1575 South State Street Autograph Session will
follow.
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Friday, October 28
Salt Lake Critical Mass Bicycle Ride
5:30pm Gallivan Center
Dress up in your Halloween costumes!
www.slccriticalmass.org
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Dear People for Peace & Justice of Utah Folks,

 By way of an introduction: I’m a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and am currently the
co-coordinator of the California-based

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s UC Nuclear Free campaign.  The Peace Foundation
hosted a nation youth conference this past

August, called “Think Outside the Bomb,” where seven of the participants formed
a working group to mobilize a nationwide,

coordinated movement among students whose schools are involved in the current
bid to manage the Los Alamos nuclear weapons

lab.

 Currently, as you may know, there is a strategic move on the part of the
Department of Energy to expand collaborations

between Universities and the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab.  University of
Arizona is a part of this effort – it’s

partnering with the University of Texas and Lockheed Martin as part of the
“Network for Education and Research in Science and

Technology, L.L.C.” (see www.utwatch.org/war/lanlteam.html for more info).
We’re wondering if you have connections to any

University of Utah students who may be interested in helping to stop the bomb
makers.

 We’re inviting students to get involved by:

·    Organizing an event on Nov 17 at your campus to get bomb makers out of bed
with your University. These actions are in

solidarity with the “Not Your Soldier” national days of action;
·         Attend a national strategy session in Santa Barbara from Oct. 28-30.
Eat some yummy food and meet folks working on

peace and demilitarization issues;
·         Participate in conference calls to strengthen our network; and
·         Join our listserve so you can join our ongoing online conversation.


THE BID FOR LOS ALAMOS LAB

On December 1, the Department of Energy is scheduled to announce which of two
university-corporate alliances will be awarded

a seven-year contract to manage the Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory, which
may be extended by 13 years pending a DOE

performance review.  This unprecedented competitive bid -- pitting two
corporate-university conglomerates against each other

in a battle for the nation’s most infamous nuclear facility -- marks an alarming
new frontier in the corporatization and

nuclearization of American universities.

On one side of the competition is the University of California, which has
managed Los Alamos – the birthplace of the atomic

bomb -- since the lab’s inception in 1943.  In its effort to retain oversight of
the lab, the UC has partnered with one of

the world’s most infamous corporations, Bechtel; two other nuclear industry
powerhouses (BWXT Technologies and Washington

Group International); and New Mexico’s three research university systems
(University of New Mexico, New Mexico State

University and New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technology).

On the other side of the competition is a consortium led by the University of
Texas, consisting of the world’s largest

weapons contractor, Lockheed Martin; construction firms CH2MHill and Fluor
Corporation; and no fewer than 33 other university

systems, including Arizona State University.

It is not the proper role of a university (or any institution!) to manage a
nuclear weapons facility -- especially one that

is being primed as the hub of a new nuclear arms race!  Los Alamos is the sole
site with the capacity to manufacture bomb

cores and will most likely ramp up production to allow the US to produce new
nuclear weapon designs and modernize the

arsenal. Most notably, the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administation has
announced that LANL will begin producing at

least 40 plutonium pits per year – a total which could rise to between 125 and
400 of the pits per year. The plan is for

these pits to be used in the Pentagon’s new generation of “useable” Robust
Nuclear Earth Penetrator bombs, otherwise known as

“bunker busters.”

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ATTEND OUT NATIONAL STRATEGY SESSION IN SANTA BARBARA!

WHAT: Nuclear-Free Universities – National Strategy Session
WHEN: Friday, October 28th through Sunday, October 30th
WHERE: Santa Barbara, California
(Hosted by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation)

Participants in this gathering will form a coordinated, nationwide network to
oppose the bid, while building solidarity,

sharing stories, developing new leadership skills, and discussing the history of
university-nuclear connections and student

resistance to them.

The strategy session builds on the national “Think Outside the Bomb” youth
conference on nuclear issues that took place in

Santa Barbara this past August.  At the conference, students and campus
organizers from the University of California,

University of Texas, and the University of Colorado convened a working group to
devise national actions to mobilize

opposition to the Los Alamos bid.  Members of this working group will attend the
October strategy session

Food will be provided. Lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis.
While travel stipends are not available at

this time, organizers are willing to share fundraising tips. Space is limited.
Please register by Friday, October 7, 2005.

To register, or for more information, please contact Will Parrish at the Nuclear
Age Peace Foundation at (805) 965-3443 or

wparrish at napf.org.

Participants will be welcome at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Evening for
Peace Annual Dinner on October 29th, honoring

Daniel Ellsberg, 2005 Distinguished Peace Leader and Hon. Douglas Roche, 2005
Lifetime Achievement.  Ellsberg is a famed

peace activist and lecturer best known for releasing the classified “Pentagon
Papers” in 1971, precipitating a major uproar

and eroding public support for the US war in Vietnam.  Roche is an author,
parliamentarian, and diplomat who has specialized

in peace and human security issues throughout his 34-year public career.  The
dinner is a formal “black tie optional event.”

For more information on the bid to manage Los Alamos, please visit any of the
following sites: www.ucnuclearfree.org,

www.utwatch.org, and www.fiatpax.net/lanl.html.

Participating organizations: the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, the Rocky
Mountain Peace & Justice Center, Tri-Valley

Communities Against a Radioactive Environment (CAREs), UT Watch, & UCSC Students
Against War.

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A CALL TO ACTION – BOMBS OUT OF BED WITH OUR UNIVERSITIES DENUCLEARIZE AND
DEMOCRATIZE OUR UNIVERSITIES

On November 17, students nationwide will demand that their university oppose
partnerships and collaborations with the Los

Alamos nuclear weapons lab.  We will stand in solidarity with the National Youth
& Student Peace Coalition (www.nyspc.net),

which will hold a “Not Your Soldier” military counter-recruitment day of action
on the same day.  November 17 is celebrated

worldwide as International Students Day. The day of action is to demand that the
University stop funneling students to work

as the brains to design the bombs!

Get Involved!

Organize one of the many actions listed below or do something completely
different! The important thing is that will

dramatize our cause in a visible way and help us build a coordinated national
movement, the power of which will only grow in

the months to follow.

1. Conduct a rally or teach-in to build community awareness and publicize
student dissent regarding your university’s

involvement in the US nuclear weapons complex.  Rallies can be a key way to
mobilize an ongoing student campaign and exert

pressure on key administrators.
2. Conduct a “die-in”: Gather a group together to stage the after-effects of a
nuclear explosion.  Die-ins have a long

history and successful history in the nuclear abolition movement.
3. Perform guerrilla theater – Set up a row of beds and snuggle up next to some
nuclear warheads while other people.

Position a handful of other people nearby to distribute information and convey
our message to passers-by.



Connect

Let us know what you are planning. Once your group has finalized its plan of
action, E-mail Will Parrish at wparrish at napf.org

to let us know.

Points of Unity
(established at the August 2005 Think Outside the Bomb National Conference)

1) Nuclear Abolition/Denuclearization of Education Systems
2) democracy (little d)
     a) an informed population (students, faculty/staff, community)
     b) open and transparent work (This applies to our methods of interacting in
solidarity, as well as demanding this of our

universities and colleges.)
3)  Solidarity
No nuclear weapons work in any universities!
4)  Brain-Draining Our Universities is NOT Okay!
We want to keep the best and brightest in within our communities and
universities to support sustainable science and

research.  We do not want our best and brightest committed to making instruments
of death and destruction.
5)  We Will Focus on the Victims and Tell Their Stories.

It was not just in the past that people have been harmed by the use and
production of nuclear weapons.  There is current and

continuing harm to our communities’ people and environment.  It is imperative to
tell these stories and hopefully inspire

people to action through their telling.

Web Sites You Need to See

-          www.utwatch.org
-          www.fiatpax.net
-          www.ucnuclearfree.org
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Join Our Listserve

With such a large network of universities and corporations clambering to support
the nuclear establishment, it is imperative

that the students of these universities build a strong network and represent the
interest of ordinary citizens by saying NO!

But building a student movement against the militarization of our universities
takes coordination.

Please join our LANL working group listserv by sending a blank email to
NoSchoolsInLANL-subscribe at yahoogroups.com.
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Participate in The National Nuclear Free Universities Conference Call

If you aren’t able to make it to the October 28-30 Nuclear Free Universities
strategy session, you can still join us on a

national conference call that weekend, which will be hosted by several of the
strategy session’s participants.  The call will

take place Saturday, October 29 at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (6:30 p.m.
Eastern).

Call-in Number: (800) 561-4946
Passcode: 659180

In solidarity,
Chelsea Collonge
Undergraduate
UC Berkeley

Tara Dorabji
Outreach Director
Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment

Erin Hamby
Staff member
Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center

Will Parrish
Research & Advocacy Associate
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Steve Stormoen
Undergraduate
UC Santa Cruz

Will Parrish
Research and Advocacy Associate
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1 Santa Barbara, California 93108-2794
Tel: (805) 965-3443  Fax: (805) 568-0466 www.wagingpeace.org 
www.ucnuclearfree.org




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