Tuesday, Dec. 4
• 4 p.m.
Institute of Industrial Relations
2521 Channing Way
Support Immigrant Rights in the Wake of Sept. 11
The tragedy of Sept. 11 changed the lives of millions, but none more so than the community of undocumented workers and other immigrants. Before Sept. 11, this nation, from grassroots activists to DC politicians, was involved in a far-reaching debate on legalization of undocumented workers. The call for a general amnesty for 10 million workers extended from the halls of congress to President Vicente Fox of Mexico. There was hope for an amnesty program that would change the lives of millions of the hardest working but poorest residents of the US. Now racism threatens the progress made. The new USA Patriot anti-terrorism bill is now law and puts all immigrants at risk for arbitrary arrest, detention, and deportation.
841-0690, enigmicah@ altavista.com
Wednesday, Dec. 5
• 12:15 p.m. at the Reflecting Pond (near Memorial Glade) on the UC Berkeley campus. All members of any (or no) religious tradition are welcome to join with other people of faith and good will in praying for lasting peace. It is expected that the service will take about 15 minutes. Each service will reflect the religious tradition of the group sponsoring it that month. December's prayers will be prepared by the Unitarian/Universalist group on campus.
For more information, call the Rev. Gary Brower at 510-845-5838.
Friday, Dec. 7
• 7 p.m.
Peace through peaceful means: althernatives to the spiral of violence
Video and talk by Dr. Johan Galtung, of the International Peace Reasearch Institute, Oslo, Norway. Discussion follows, led by Vietnam war resister Leonard McNeil. $5 - $10 sliding scale. Call 841-4824.