Wednesday, April 15, 12noon
Sprouts in San Rafael
Let’s give them a GRAND OPENING Shutting
Local Food Sourcing
"Sprouts is known for their low pay, labor violations and union-busting. Across the country, fast food and minimum wage workers are standing up and speaking out for their rights. On 4/15, we are shutting down San Rafael Sprouts to protest their paving of historic farmland at the Gill Tract, and to stand with workers across the country demanding $15 and a Union.
Join us on April 15th, as we protest the paving of historic farmland at the opening of a new Sprouts in San Rafael - sandwiched in the middle of a DAY OF ACTIONS in solidarity with the Nationwide Fight for Fifteen.
THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOLKS TO SPEAK ON THE MEGAPHONE AT THIS RALLY!!! So please let any potential collaborators know that they will be able to represent their current struggles on this day. The organizers hope that this will be a movement building event. Please note: a number of different types of actions will be taking place, including some with potential risks of arrest. However, there will be a safe, though unpermitted, rally happening outside the store, again with plenty of opportunities for speakers.
The campaign specifically targeting Sprouts is here: www.boycottsprouts.com/
The Facebook event is here, including plans for the Fight for $15: https://www.facebook.com/events/449378795231349/
655 Irwin St
San Rafael, California
Wednesday, April 15, 4 - 5 PM.
Black Lives Matter
See the police officer fire eight rounds
Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop!
Watch Walter Scott crumple to the earth
See the officer saunter toward the lifeless
Fifty-year-old father of four
From Exhibit A - Buff Whitman-BradleyIf you would like to express your outrage over such shootings, you might wish to join the weekly #BlackLivesMatter vigil at the corner of
Thursday, April 16, 8:00 PM
Friday, April 17, 1:00 PM
MPJC Presents...A WORLD WITHOUT WATER
True Vision's timely film describes the personal tragedies caused by the privatization of water supplies. Climate change and the growth of companies moving in to "bottle it, mine it, divert it andcommodify it" magnifies the water crisis. Basic human resources need to be protected and made available to all and not sold to the highest bidder.
With support from Social Justice Center of Marin
CMCM, Community Media Center of Marin, Channel #26 or AT&T 99 to view the film or watch live via web a http://cmcm.tvlivecommunity/
Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Building Community: Can Diversity Make Us Stronger?
Our final lecture of the 2015 series will start an important conversation exploring the intersection of environmental conservation and social equity in Marin. Adhering to the principle strength lies in diversity, we must empower all the voices of Marin to be heard. Minority and marginalized voices are critical strands in weaving together a more resilient Marin community. Are these voices currently part of the conservation dialogue in a changing Marin?
Join our two-hour conversation as we explore together a vision for our future that is diverse, inclusive, and maintains Marin's legacy of environmental stewardship excellence. Enjoy dynamic speakers within our community of experts and: Gain a better understanding of population demographics and projected changes, and how a shift might affect community sustainability and resilience. Understand how public land trust organizations can partner with communities to foster deeper community engagement and environmental stewardship among low-income communities and communities of color. Participate in a discussion of Marin's environmental challenges through the lens of social equity.
KATHRIN SEARS, Supervisor, Third District, County of Marin
GINA FROMER - California State Director, The Trust for Public Land
MATT WILLIS, MD MPH, Public Health Officer, Health and Human Services, County of Marin
NANCY JONSON, Chairperson, Board of Directors, Marin City Community Service District
MARK SQUIRE, Co-owner, Good Earth Natural Foods
SUE GARDNER, Director, Park Stewardship Program, The Parks Conservancy
The Sanctuary, San Rafael Presbyterian Church
Click IMAGE to watch the trailer
Sunday, April 26, 3 - 5 PM
Cuba's Successful Literacy Campaign
Local filmmaker Catherine Murphy will screen her documentary Maestra at the Dance Palace Church Space, 503 B Street, Pt. Reyes Station. West Marin resident Teri Mattson, who recently returned from Cuba, will introduce the film; and Director Catherine Murphy will lead a post-screening discussion.
Maestra features Norma Guillard who talks about coming of age in the Literacy Campaign, when, at the age 15, she left home to work in the countryside as a literacy teacher.
In 1961, two years after the Cuban revolution, 100,000 young people were recruited to go to the countryside to teach peasants how to read and write. One year later, these teachers, most of them women and young people, had taught 707,000 Cubans how to read and write, eradicating illiteracy in Cuba. According to the UNESCO, the Cuban experience has been one of the world’s most successful literacy campaigns. The Cuban model has been replicated in over 50 countries.
This event is sponsored by KWMR Radio 95.5 FM and The Task Force on the Americas. The venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information call 415/924-3227 or go to www.mitfamericas.org.
Dance Palace Church Space,
503 B Street, Pt. Reyes Station
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