Hear Hebron's Issa Amro, Take Action & more Oct & Nov events
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Sat Oct 15 17:25:17 PDT 2016
Ask Sacramento Regional Transit’s Board to tell you what they are doing to make sure they don’t contract with companies like G4S that are involved in or complicit with human rights violations. G4S’ contract expires in June and RT is now putting together a new request for proposals (RFP) for private security. Tell RT the new RFP should have social responsibility criteria and that you don’t want G4S hired again. Learn more about G4S’ Abuses at: www.G4Sfacts.org
Copy & paste Board member emails: jschenirer at cityofsacramento.org; amorin at folsom.ca.us; lbudge at cityofranchocordova.org; shansen at cityofsacramento.org; jsharris at cityofsacramento.org; phume at elkgrovecity.org; rjennings at cityofsacramento.org; macglashanr at saccounty.net; smiller at citrusheights.net; nottolid at saccounty.net; SupervisorSerna at saccounty.net. cc RT’s General Manager Henry Li: <mailto:hli at sacrt.com> hli at sacrt.com.
Upcoming October & November 2016 Events
(For more events on peace, justice & the environment: www.SacPeace.org)
►3rd Tuesday Monthly Vigil for Palestinian rights.
Tuesday, October 18, 4 - 6pm & Tuesday November 15, 4-5:30. 16th & J, Sacramento
End U.S. aid to Israel. <http://www.aidtoisrael.org/section.php?id=379> & Boycott companies aiding Israel's abuses <http://www.sacbds.org/products> . Sign petitions for Palestinian rights <http://www.sacbds.org/petitions> . FMI: 916-448-7157.
►Hear Issa Amro speak on Youth Organizing under Occupation.
Wednesday Oct. 19 & Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
Amro is a leader of the of the Hebron, Palestine grassroots civil resistance group Youth Against Settlements. He is a prominent human rights defender in the Hebron area of Palestine’s West Bank. He regularly meets with and gives tours to state diplomats and officials, IFPB delegations, and other visitors to Hebron. In 2016 Issa was honored by the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU). In 2013 he was declared a Human Right Defender by the European Union. In 2010 he became OHCHR human rights defender of the year in Palestine. In 2009 he won the One World media award in 2009 for his involvement in B’Tselem’s “Shooting Back” project. He has testified before the UN on numerous occasions.
Amro will speak:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
■ 10:30 & 12noon Cultural Awareness Center, Sacramento City College 3835 Freeport Blvd FMI: bahhurr at scc.losrios.edu
■ 6 - 8pm Hinde Auditorium, Memorial Union, CSU Sacramento, 6000 J St. Sacramento
FMI: 916-932-6603; csussjp at gmail.com
Thursday, October 20, 2016
1:30pm UC Davis Memorial Union Fielder Rm, Davis. FMI: 760-917-8904elly.oltersdorf at gmail.com
► <https://www.facebook.com/events/1355666507806842> Rally to demand justice for Joseph Mann
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016, 11am-1pm,
Show solidarity and demand police accountability for Mann’s death. Mann was gunned down by officers from the Sacramento Police Department on July 11. Sac Police Station, 5770 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento. FMI: generic.36 at gmail.com
►Palestinian Women: Empowerment under Occupation
Friday, November 4, 2016, 7pm
Nawal Slemiah, founder and director of Women in Hebron (WiH) will speak about her life in Palestine and the work of the WiH Embroidery Cooperative. Refreshments. Embroidery and Palestinian olive oil will be sold. Unitarian Universalist Society, 2425 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento FMI: UUJMESac at gmail.com
► <https://www.facebook.com/events/1407900235893447/> United We Stand with Linda Sarsour
Friday, Nov 4, 2016, 8 - 10pm
Sacramento State, 6000 J St, Sacramento. Click for Tickets <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-we-stand-with-linda-sarsour-tickets-27243515087> FMI: 916-278-6156; publicaffairs at csus.edu
►Medea Benjamin addresses Saudi Arabia’s Abuses
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016, 7pm
Medea Benjamin speaks on her new book Kingdom of the Unjust <http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/kingdom-of-the-unjust-by-medea-benjamin/> that explores, exposes, and questions the relationship between the U.S. and the human rights violating dictatorship of Saudi Arabia. UU, 2425 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento. FMI: <mailto:sacpeace at dcn.org> sacpeace at dcn.org
► <https://bdsmovement.net/boycott-hp/week-of-action> Global week of action to boycott Hewlett-Packard 11/25-12/3
Wave of Justice Demonstration Friday, Nov 25, 2016, 11am - 2pm
Arden Fair Mall, Arden & Heritage. Protect our human & civil rights at home and abroad. Boycott H-P & Israeli occupation and apartheid! Stop Police Brutality! End U.S. militarism! Support Living wages! FMI: SacramentoBDS at gmail.com
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