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Tuesday April 02, 2002

Tuesday, April 2



Respite Caregiver Volunteer Training 

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Catholic Charities 

433 Jefferson St., Oakland 

Part two of a two day training for anyone interested in becoming a respite care volunteer. 768-3147, 


The Enron Debacle: What Happened and What’s Next? 


Clark Kerr conference Center 

Wood Krutch Theater 

2601 Warring Street in Berkeley 

keynote speaker Bala Dharan, J. Howar Creekmore Professor of Management at the Jesse H. Jones graduate school of management at Rice University will explore the complex issues surrounding the demise of Enron, implications for the accounting profession and its widespread implications for the stock market and its supporting institutions. The event is organized by the Center for Financial Reporting and Management at UC Berkeley. 

For more information call 642-0324. 


Wednesday, April 3



Spring Travel Writer’s Seminar 

Don George (Travel Editor Lonely Planet Publications 

Topic: Finding the story, exploring the experience 

Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore 

For more information 843-6725 


North Berkeley Senior Center Advisory Council 

10 a.m. 

Monthly birthday party will feature The Dixieland jazz Band, asteswingers and refreshments. 

1901 Hearst St. 

For more information, 981-5190. 


Melody Ermachild Chavis: “Reporting from Recent Trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan” 

5:30-8:30 pm 

For more information, 415-285-9734 


Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil 

6:30 pm 


Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil 

For more information, contact: 415-285-9734 


Thursday, April 4



The Huston Smith Series on Religion: Why Religion Matters 

7:30 p.m. 

Unitarian Universalist Church 

1187 Franklin St. in San Francisco  

World renowned expert on Islam, Dr. Seyyed Nasr, to speak on Why Islam Matters 

For more information, 415-575-6175 


Berkeley Metaphysical Toastmasters Club  

6:15-8:00 p.m. 

2515 Hillegass Ave. 

Free, on-going meetings 1st & 3rd Thursdays, emphasizing metaphysical topics. (510) 848-6510. 


Graduate Theological Union presents liberation philosopher Enrique Dussel 

noon- 2 p.m. 

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library 

2400 Ridge Road 

Enrique Dussel, pioneering scholar of the philosophy of liberation and a leading figure in Latin American liberation theology will present his recent work in “Modernity, coloniality and Capitalism in the World System.” 

For more information, call 649-2464 


Stop Sweatshops! Teach-in  

7:30 p.m. 


Stop Sweatshops! Teach-in 

For more information, contact: 415-285-9734 


War in Colombia: A Panel Discussion 

7 p.m.  

For more information, contact: 415-285-9734 


Saturday, April 6



Library Grand Opening 

1 p.m. 

Berkeley Public Library 

The celebration will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, a keynote speech by Alice Walker, musical guests, and building tours. 548-7102 


Graduate Theological Union presents Suavecito — The Politics and Poetics of Asian American Soul Music in he 1970s. 

5 p.m. 

UC Berkeley Krutch Theater, 

Clark Kerr Campus 

2601 Warring St. 

A panel discussion and musical offering explore the interplay between soul music and community politics. 

For more information, call 849-8244. 


East Bay Regional Parks District, special events 

10-4 p.m. 

Gathering of the Scottish clans,  

Ardenwood Historic Farm 

34600 Ardenwood Boulevard, Fremont 

Fore more information, call 796-0663 


Noche Latina in Berkeley 

7-11 p.m. 

The Bay Area Hispanic Institute for Advancement (Bahia, Inc.)is holding its second annual Noche Latina event. This fund raiser will feature food catered by Cafe de la Paz, music and a silent auction. Bahia is an after-school program for children ages 5-10. This year’s event will be held at the Law Offices of Duran, Ochoa & Icaza, which are located at 1035 Carleton Ave.  

For more information, contact Estrella Fichter at 510.549.3506 or 


Emergency Preparedness Class 

9 - 11 a.m. 

Emergency Operations Center 

997 Cedar St. 

A class in basic personal preparedness for emergency situations. 981-5605 


Sunday, Apr. 7



Minding the Body, Inc, a nonprofit corporation, is hosting a Fundraising Festival called Peace it Together 

1-5 p.m.  

2218 Acton St. between Bancroft and Allston streets. Proceeds will help send an emissary from the Bay Area (Elise Peeples—mediator, author and activist) to exchange peacemaking skills with people from all over the world at the 10th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution in St. Petersburg, Russia in May. 

There will be: Participatory Booths, Jugglers, Storytellers, Performance Art, Co-creation of Music, Poetry and Art and a Vegetarian Potluck 

This event is wheelchair accessible. 

For more information, please visit our web site at or e-mail 


“Remedios” — Benefit for Poet Aurora Levins Morales  

11-2 p.m. 


For more information, contact: 415-285-9734 


Weekly Peace Walk around Lake Merritt 

7-3 p.m. 


For more information, contact: 415-285-9734 


Mission 911: Bay Area Poets for Peace 

2-5 pm  


For more information, contact: 415-285-9734 


Monday, April 8



Respite Caregiver Volunteer Training 

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Catholic Charities 

433 Jefferson St., Oakland 

Part one of a two day training for anyone interested in becoming a respite care volunteer. 768-3147,