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Public Forum on Violence and Human Rights Crisis in Mexico. Tuesday, January 27, from 7:00 PM, at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.

Date of the Event: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Live Forum on Violence and Human Rights Crisis in Mexico.

Tuesday, January 27, from 7:00 PM PDT to 9:00 PM PDT

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

Listen Live: radiobilingue.org

 

Mexico is in the grip of a spiraling wave of violence, corruption and impunity. Some 100,000 people have been murdered and more than 25,000 disappeared since 2006. According to human rights watchdogs, Mexico is facing the worst human rights crisis since 1968. The recent disappearance of 43 rural students at the hands of Mexican police has detonated months of unprecedented and massive protests in and out of Mexico.

 

The San Francisco Bay Area has been the scene of many such rallies in protest of the disappearance of rural students in Guerrero, the detention of self-defense militia leaders in Michoacán, extrajudicial executions in Chihuahua, and in support of the thousands of unaccompanied minors and families fleeing violence and seeking asylum in the U.S.

 

Washington is not disassociated from Mexico’s violence. Through its Merida Initiative, the U.S. has provided billions to Mexico’s “war on drugs,” much funding security forces that Mexican citizens associate with abuse and narco corruption. Is U.S. policy contributing to the crisis of human rights in Mexico?

 

Radio Bilingüe will convene and broadcast a bilingual public forum on Violence and the Human Rights Crisis in Mexico on Tuesday January 27 from 7 to 9 PM in San Francisco. Featured guests will be renowned Mexican poet and author Homero Aridjis and a group of respected U.S. based Latino intellectuals and artists known as Los Macarturos - recipients of prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowships. Leaders of Mexican and human rights organizations from Northern California and the public are also invited to attend and contribute to the dialogue.

 

Aridjis, long time environmental and social justice activist on the international stage, recently released his latest novel: Ciudad de Zombis. It captures Mexico’s current reality of violence, corruption and terror.

 

The forum conducted in Spanish and English will be broadcast live on the Radio Bilingüe national public radio network (also streamed live at radiobilingue.org). Bay area media partners include bilingual public station KBBF-FM, which will air live from Santa Rosa for six counties in the Bay Area. Other partners include public radio stations KPOO-FM and KPFA-FM, Spanish-language AM radio station KIQI, as well as community newspaper El Tecolote. In addition, Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN-TV), a non-commercial cable and satellite TV network, will run the program tape-delay for viewers around the nation.

 

Community sponsors: (Partial list) American Friends Service Committee – Proyecto Voz - Stockton, ANSWER Coalition Bay Area, Círculo Cultural Redwood City, Comité de Berkeley 43GlobalBerkeley, Comité Pro Defensa del Dr. Manuel Mireles y Presos Políticos de México, Comité pro Ayotzinapa de Santa Rosa, Global Exchange San Francisco, Talleres Populares 28 de Junio, USTired2SanFrancisco, Voluntarios de la Comunidad de San Jose.

 

Homero Aridjis is a renowned poet, author, and one of the leading environmentalists of Latin America. He has been elected twice president of International PEN, of which he is now President Emeritus. In 1985, he co-founded and has chaired Grupo de los Cien, a group of writers, artists and scientists, which included Gabriel García Márquez and Octavio Paz. The group has called for the protection of the environment in Mexico, Latin America and the world. He served as Mexico’s ambassador to UNESCO. His most recent novel, Ciudad de Zombis, pictures Mexico’s current reality of violence, corruption, impunity and indifference.


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RADICAL WOMEN

Date of the Event: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

On Wednesday, January 28, at 7pm, Radical Women's monthly meeting takes place at New Valencia
Hall, 747 Polk Street, San Francisco. Issues to be discussed include tackling both race and gender injustice and LGBT bigotry. For details, call 415-864-1278.

KPFA Radio 94.1FM and International House, UC Berkeley, present: THE THROWAWAYS An award winning documentary film Bhawin Suchak, Director/Producer Thursday, January 29. Screenings at 6 pm and 8 pm International House, U.C. Berkeley 2297 Piedmont Ave.

Date of the Event: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

KPFA Radio 94.1FM and International House, UC Berkeley, present:

THE THROWAWAYS
An award winning documentary film

Bhawin Suchak, Director/Producer

Ira Mckinley, Director/Producer

Two screenings only, with film directors present

Thursday, January 29. Screenings at 6 pm and 8 pm 
International House, U.C. Berkeley
2297 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley

 $10 advance, $12 door, student discount at door, brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006 
 or at Pegasus (3 locations), Marcus Books, Moe’s, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore
 S.F: Modern Times.

Music, Art, Justice, and All Love: A conversation with Michael Franti

Date of the Event: 
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

On Friday, January 30th, from 7:30 to 9PM, the Pacific School of Religion presents Music, Justice, and All Love: a Conversation with Michael Franti (Fran-tee). You can hear award-winning humanitarian musician and filmmaker Michael Franti speak about the critical role of art in building social movements. First Congregational Church of Oakland (2501 Harrison St., Oakland)
[free to conference attendees; $45 advance, $55 at the door].

For more information call (510) 849-8218.

 

 

East Bay Women's Clothing Swap

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

On Saturday, January 31st from 12pm to 3pm, Hero's Journey Learning Center in Richmond will host an East Bay Women's Clothing Swap. All styles, sizes and ages are welcome. This event takes place at 911 Marina Way South, Richmond. For more information call 510-778-8728.

'The House I Live in.'

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

On Saturday, January 31st from 3pm to 4pm, the Piedmont Diversity Film Series will present 'The House I Live In,' a documentary which offers a penetrating look at the causes and human rights implications of America's prolonged war on drugs. This event takes place at the New Parkway, 474 24th Street , Oakland. For details call 510-655- 5552.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents: Two of our greatest activist minds meet! CORNEL WEST portrays the true REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. "The Radical King" Hosted by Davey D. Sat, January 31, 2015, 7:30 pm

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
Two of our greatest activist minds meet!
CORNEL WEST portrays the true REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. 
“The Radical King”
Hosted by Davey D
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland

$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006  or Marcus Books, Pegasus (3 sites) Moe’s, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s Books SF: Modern Times, $15 door.

KPFA Benefit

Patchy Sanders Concert

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 8:00pm

On Saturday January 31st at 8PM, you are invited to attend a concert by Patchy Sanders, a musical group that paves the way for avant folk with sounds from contemporary, independent, eclectic, and eccentric folk music. The concert takes place at Saint Cyprian's Episcopal Church in San Francisco, 2097 Turk Street. For more information call, (415) 567-1855

FANTASTIC FIVE FLUTES

Date of the Event: 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

On Thursday, February 5, at 8pm, the music of five unique baroque flutists and a cellist is performed at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda. For details, call 510-865-5060.

ART AS PART OF BLACK HISTORY

Date of the Event: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

On Friday, February 6, at 5- 7PM, the opening reception for Art as Part of Black History takes place at the Occidental Center for the Arts, located at 3850 Doris Murphy Court in Occidental. A juried exhibit will accompany a private collection of pre and post civil rights era memorabilia. For details, call 707-874-9392.

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