Participating events, more to come!

Events listed alphabetically by city:

ALAMEDA, CA

Fri Dec 8, 7:30pm
7:30 Film, “The Ground Truth”
8:30 Panel, Rev. Michael Yoshii moderator, with Bob Watada and Rosa Sakanishi
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave., Alameda, CA 94501


KENTFIELD, CA

Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
College of Marin, Student Services Center
College Avenue, Kentfield, California

Iraq Combat Veteran, turned war resister, Darrell Anderson speaks about his experience in Iraq, as a war resister in Canada and the importance of supporting GI Resistance and GI Rights.
We will also show segments of the newly-released film, “The Ground Truth,” which shows how young Americans are recruited into the military, trained  for combat, and sent to fight in Iraq.

Donation: $5 – $10 sliding scale (No one turned away for lack of funds)
Sponsored by Courage to Resist; College of Marin, Students for Social Responsibility; and Marin Peace & Justice Coalition
Download Event Flyer Here

Info: green-girl@comcast.net
415-454-5470
http://www.mpjc.org


LONG BEACH, CA

Friday Dec. 8th
NOON
Demonstration and Film Showing: SIR! NO SIR!

We’re having a large public demo with literature tables and hopefully food, and a showing/projection of the movie Sir, No Sir outside of a large recruiting station in downtown Long Beach:
Military Recruiter Offices
590 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA, 90802

Sponsored by: BASE Collective


MAUI, HI

Friday, December 8
7pm Film Showing in Support of GI Resistance: “Breaking Ranks”
FREE
Maui Community College
Ka Lama 103

A moving documentary about US soldiers seeking refuge in Canada as Iraq war resisters Four American military deserters exercise their consciences, with profound emotional, ethical and international consequences.We are also nominating Ehren Watada as a “person who has made a difference in 2006” with one of our state’s 2 biggest newspapers, the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Sponsors: Maui Peace Action and Maui Community College Peace Club
For more info: 808-573-3255


MISSOULA, MT

“Weekend of Action in Support of War Resisters and Prisoners of Conscience”
Friday December 8th
7pm Film Showing: “SIR! NO SIR”

Saturday December 9th
7pm Film Showing:  ” The Ground Truth”

Unitarian Church
102 McLeod Ave.
Missoula

Montana VFP is cooperating with the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center to sponsor two films during the Courage to Resist  weekend of action in support of service members who dare to resist the illegal war in Iraq by refusing to serve (or in most cases refusing to redeploy) in actions that support that war.  VFP members and others are invited – rather, urged – to attend one or both of two films which graphically show the resistance to obey illegal orders to serve in an illegal war.


MONTPEILER,  VT

Fri. December 8th
SUPPORT OF GI RESISTANCE & RIGHTS!
1-5 pm tabling
4-5 pm VIGIL

Christ Church Park
State St.
Montpelier

More Info:802-476-3154
Sponsored by: PeaceVermont, AFSC-VT , Central VT WILPF


NANUET, NY

Saturday, December 9th
1 – 3pm

Vigil/Demonstration to Support Lt. Watada !
Northwest corner of Route 59 and Middletown Rd.

info@rocklandaction.org

NEW YORK, NY

Friday December 8
6 – 10 PM

Support GI Resistance and GI Rights!
An Evening with Carolyn Ho, Lt. Ehren Watada’s mother
UN Church
44th Street & 1st Avenue

More details TBA
Sponsor: World Can’t Wait


PORTLAND, OR

Events for Week of December 6th thru December 10th
Observing International Human Rights Day and “Days of Action to Support GI Resistance
and GI Rights”

December 6, 2006, 7 to 9 p.m. at Multicultural Center PSU
Screening of Film, “Sir! No Sir!!” with speaker Tom Bernard
Tom Bernard is a Viet Nam War Veteran who stars in the film.  He will speak about his experiences and hold a Q&A session after the screening of the film.

Saturday December 9th & Sunday, December 10th
“Human Rights Abuses in the Military.”

Sunday’s events will be held at the Multicultural Center PSU, 1825 SW Broadway, Room 228, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We are still seeking a venue and schedule to host Saturday’s events, which will blend the arts and activism.

Speakers and workshops will focus on supporting Courage to Resist’s national call
Sunday’s events will focus specifically on supporting Suzanne Swift by raising public awareness about Military Sexual Trauma, funds for her legal defense and mobilization at the time of her court martial that has been tentatively scheduled for early January 2007.  Sara Rich will speak about Suzanne’s case.  Other speakers will address human rights abuses and facilitate workshops.

Speakers include: Sara Rich, Mother of Suzanne Swift, Dorothy Mackey, Founder of STAAAMP/Human Rights Advocate on Military Abuse, Adele Kubein, Member of MFSO – Oregon, Mike Hastie, Member of Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72 Tom Hastings, Professor, Author, Activist
Workshops TBA to include: Letter Writing Campaign, Mass Mobilization, Military Resisters, Sanctuary Movement Entertainment TBA: Music, film, poetry, drama!
Funraising Dinner: Saturday, December 10th to honor Sara Rich and other speakers contributing their time and dedication to this very important cause.

Sponsors: S.U.N. (Students United for Nonviolence) @ PSU and Veterans for Peace Chapter 72
For More Information and Reservations Contact: sunpsu@pdx.edu


SAN FRANCISCO, CA

SAT DEC. 9, 1pm
RALLY & PROCESSION

War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave at McAllister St
(Civic Center BART)

Featuring:
Iraq War Resisters:
Darrell Anderson, Iraq War Veteran and War Resister
Kyle Snyder, AWOL Iraq Veteran and War Resister
Anita Dennis, mother of Darrell Anderson
Bob Watada & Rosa Sakanishi, father and stepmother of Lt. Ehren Watada
Jeff Paterson, Gulf War 1 Marine resister
Also joining us will be members of IVAW and their cross-country bus!
more TBA
Plus:
Performance and word by:
Local High School Student activists with AWE Youth Action Team

Also join us earlier for a
PUBLIC FORUM 11am:
GI Rights, GI Resistance and Ending the War

War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave at McAllister St
(Civic Center BART)

In-depth stories and discussion with:
Maxine Hong Kingston, author, poet and co-author of
the new book, “Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace”
Darrell Anderson, Iraq War Veteran and War Resister
Anita Dennis, mother of Darrell Anderson
Kyle Snyder, AWOL Iraq Veteran and War Resister
Bob Watada & Rosa Sakanishi, father and stepmother of Lt. Ehren Watada and more TBA!

Sponsors: Courage to Resist , Veterans for Peace Chp.69, Alternatives to War through Education Youth Action Team, SF CODEPINK, Watada Support Group (SF)

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SANTA BARBARA, CA

Sunday Dec 10th
12-5 PM 
12PM Noon Rally for Impeachment and Human Rights
in De La Guerra Plaza

Speakers to include:
Col. Ann Wright, 29 year US Army veteran and US diplomat who resigned in March 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war
David Swanson, co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org
Geoffrey Millard, National Guardsman and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War
and more!

2PM March to Honor the Warrior, and End the War
2900 people, the approximate number of U.S. deaths in Iraq, will march from De La Guerra Plaza to Stearn’s Wharf to demand an end to the War

3:30 PM Silent Vigil: Demonstration of the Cost of War at Arlington West

Sponsored by: Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace and Veterans For Peace Chp. 54

 


SAN JOSE, CA

Friday December 8
Days of Action in Support of War Resisters
RECEPTION and FUNDRAISER for KYLE SNYDER
6pm Potluck
(Please Bring your own dinner OR A generous item to share)
7pm Reception

San Jose Friends Meeting House
1041 Morse Street, San Jose

We will hold a roundtable discussion about supporting war resisters and other efforts to end the war. Everyone is encouraged to speak up. In Friends fashion, we will all have the opportunity to speak, and the rest of us will listen in respectful silence. If we have an overflow crowd and movers and shakers of the local Peace community in attendance, we will hold a strategy session next door in the smaller meeting room. This is a small facility so please come if you want to donate to Kyle’s Defense Fund and speak out to the local peace community.

Sponsors: San Jose Friends Meeting and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 101

SAN JOSE, CA

Saturday December 9
NOON – 4pm
Peace Vigil to Support Lt. Watada!

Gather in front of MLK, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA

Sponsors: South Bay Mobilization , UFPJ in San Jose


VANCOUVER, B.C.

Sunday December 10
1pm Leafletting/Street Polling
Art Gallery ( Robson St. side)
Vancouver

Vancouver War Resisters Support Campaign will be doing a public action in solidarity with Courage to Resist to support GI Resistance and GI Rights. We will do a street poll at the Art Gallery – Robson St. side, asking people whether they support War Resisters to stay in Canada.

The purpose is to draw attention to the Campaign, not necessarily to count the votes. But it will be a public, interactive action. We will had out leaflets and ask people to vote and engage them in conversation.We start at 1pm and go for at least 2 hours, depending on our volunteer pool.

Sponsored by: War Resisters Support Campaign (Vancouver)
For more info: vanresisters@yahoo.ca