Thursday May 1, 2003
March And Rally
for the Rights of Immigrants and
All Our Relations
Stop The Scapegoating ! No To Us War! Legalization Now! Stop The Immigrant Bashing!
6:00 pm Meet at Broadway and Olympic
7:30 pm Rally at Temple and Los Angeles
Sponsored by MIWON: Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Workers Organizing Network: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Garment Workers Center(GWC), Korean Immigrant Workers Center (KIWA), Pilipino Workers Center(PWC)
Endorsed by Coalition for World Peace, and many other peace and justice organizations.
More info: 213-353-1333
Saturday May 3, 2003
An Evening Concert of Political Satire, Sweet Harmonies and Community
Featuring National Touring Artists
Charlie King & Karen Brandow
The Prince Myshkins Duo
Performing at the home of
Frank, Jane and Emily Dorrel
3967 Shedd Terrace (or Lauren Lane)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
More information or to RSVP call:
About Charlie King and Karen Brandow:
"Exactly what folk music should be: songs that make you think, laugh, weep and dance."
-- Matt Watroba, Folk DJ WDET, Detroit MI
"One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time."
-- Pete Seeger
Charlie King has been at the heart of U.S. folk music for 35 years his songs have been sung by Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger.Ê Karen Brandow has been performing with him since 1998, adding to their repertoire Spanish songs that she learned while doing human rights work in Guatemala. In addition to a full time career of concert touring, King and Brandow have sung in support of numerous groups working for peace, human rights, environmental sanity and alternatives to violence.
About The Prince Myshkins:
"A rare combination of biting satire and great musicianship. Hysterical send-ups of current political and social issues to remarkably catchy and well-written tunes."
-- Twiggs Green Room
The Prince Myshkins (Rick Burkhardt accordion, and Andy Gricevich, guitar) have been working together since 1995. Rick and Andy are masters of songwriting, poetry, and theater, and are both eager performers of contemporary classical music for anyone willing to listen.
I saw both groups sing in November at the School of the Americas protest at Fort Benning. I loved their music. We are so glad to be able to have them perform at our house. Hope you can join us.
-- Frank Dorrel
Monday May 5, 2003
Beyond Violence Conference
Religious Sources of Social Transformation
Reflections of a Hopeful Realist
Donald Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Religion
Executive DirectorCenter for Religion & Civic Culture, USC
followed by a panel discussion with Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace members
USC Town & Gown
(off of Exposition near Flower)
(no one turned away for lack of funds)
parking is $6.00
Registration: 5:00 pm
Reception: 6:00 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
download a flyer
An international conference to examine institutional religion's complicity in violence and to explore peaceful means of resolution begins at USC on Monday May 5 and runs through Wednesday May 7.
In spite of institutional religion's complicity in violence many members of religious traditions are moved, precisely because of those traditions, to work for justice and reconciliation between peoples who are otherwise divided. This conference will examine how and why this is so.
Join ICUJP for a discussion on the work of making our way beyond violence.
Dr. Aslam Abdullah
Editor, The Minaret (Los Angeles) and the Muslim
Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak
Executive Director, HaMitgash
Rev. Louis Chase
Pastor, Hamilton United Methodist Church
Mr. Dafer M. Dakhil
Director, Community Relations & External Affairs, Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation
Ms. Eisha Mason
Executive Director, The Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence
Ms. Bonnie Boswell
Soka Gakkai International-USA
Beyond Violence Conference
Thursday May 8, 2003
"What is Hurtful to You,
Do Not Do To Others:
Human Rights at Stake in Today's Israel"
Please join members of the Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP), Americans for Peace Now, Progressive Jewish Alliance, The Workmen's Circle, Middle East Ministry of All-Saints Church, Pasadena, and The Coalition for Justice in Hawaiian Gardens and Jerusalem
A Conversation and Coffee with
Rabbi Arik Ascherman
Rabbis for Human Rights
Leo Baeck Synagogue Library
1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
(in Sepulveda pass, entrance opposite Getty Museum)
RVSP required: 310-286-9991 or
Rabbis for Human (RHR) is an organization of Israeli rabbis committed to defending the human rights of everyone in Israel and the Territories under Israeli control: Israelis and Palestinians, Muslims, Christians and Jews, young and old, rich and poor, citizens and foreigners. Rabbis for Human Rights is active in: supporting health-care for all; teacher training in Jewish and Islamic teachings about Human Rights; supporting the rights of vulnerable foreign workers; women's rights and equality; advocating economic justice; working with Israeli Arab citizens to preserve Muslim and Christian holy sites and to equalize allocation of educational resources as well as the very important activities for human rights in Gaza and the West Bank.
In the West Bank and Gaza RHR activities include: protesting home demolitions; bringing food and humanitarian aid to besieged Palestinians; advocating before the Israeli Supreme Court; providing credible eyewitness testimony on conditions in the Territories; replanting olive trees that have been uprooted.
Rabbi Arik W. Ascherman was born in Erie Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard University in 1981 and from 1981-1983 worked for Interns For Peace, a community work program in which Israeli Jews and Arabs as well as Jews from around the world, work together to bring Israeli Jews and Arabs together in positive interaction. For most of this time Rabbi Ascherman lived in the Israeli Arab village of Tamra.
Rabbi Ascherman was ordained by HUC-JIR in New York in 1989. During his rabbinical training he took a leave of absence to return to Israel, where he studied in the Schwartz Program for community center directors at Hebrew University. During his rabbinic school years Rabbi Ascherman was also instrumental in setting up a student/faculty run soup kitchen and was active in homeless shelters and advocacy for the homeless. After ordination, Rabbi Ascherman spend two years as the Rabbi/Director of UC Davis Hillel, and three years as the Rabbi of Beth Hillel in Richmond California, where he also set up a homeless shelter which rotated between churches and synagogues. In 1991 Rabbi Ascherman and his wife, Rabbi Einat Ramon, spent 2 weeks in the former Soviet Union working with nascent liberal congregations and schools.
After returning to Israel in 1994, Rabbi Ascherman served for three years as the director of Congregation Mevakshei Derech, and three years as the part time rabbi of Kibbutz Yahel, a Reform kibbutz near Eilat. Beginning in 1995 Rabbi Ascherman served as co-director of Rabbis For Human Rights, becoming executive director in 1998. Rabbi Ascherman is married to Rabbi Einat Ramon, the first Israeli born woman to ordained as a rabbi. To date, they are Israel's only rabbinic couple.
Rabbi Ascherman will speak at All-Saints Church - Pasadena
Wednesday May 7 at 8:00 pm
132 N. Euclid
(cross street is Walnut)
Thursday May 8, 2003
The Coalition for World Peace &
Southern California Jewish Repertory Theatre
Nathan The Wise
by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Adapted by Richard Sewell, directed by Pavel Cerny
There is a war going on in the Middle East
The flashpoint is Jerusalem
Can Muslims, Jews and Christians ever live in peace?
Aren't we all members of the same human family?
The year is 1192
1076 N. Lillian Way
(So. of S.M. Bl., W of Vine)
Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door
download a flyer
Lessing himself never saw this play produced. It was banned by the Nazis and it reopened on the stage of a bombed out theater in Berlin right after the war.
Nathan the Wise is directed by award winning Pavel Cerny, who ran the Orpheum Theater in Hollywood, and last directed the critically acclaimed version of Strindberg's "Miss Julie".
Southern California Jewish Repertory Theatre's production of Lessing's plea for religious tolerance is performed by an excellent multiethnic cast. The costumes are a blend of period and modern to reflect the timeliness of the play.
Nathan the Wise was hugely successful off Broadway!
Proceeds to benefit the Coalition for World Peace
For Reservations please issue checks to SEE/Coalition for World Peace mail to:
8124 W Third St. Los Angeles CA 90048
Information at: 323 653-3292
"This play is one of the classics of the 'new' discourse of tolerance circa the 1780s in Germany. It is unique in its scope for its time and perhaps our own. I urge you to see the adaptation and certainly The Coalition for World Peace is a worthy group to support. The play is on until mid-June. Yours truly will participate in a brief discussion with other panel members opening night."
Haim Dov Beliak, rabbi
Friday May 9, 2003
The First Annual
Freedom of Expression Awards
Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of
The Showdown at Liberty Hill
In Pageant & Song
Book Signing Reception & Buffet
Awards Ceremony & Pageant
Program Tickets Only $5.00 Donation
Tickets: (including buffet) $30.
Students & Seniors: $20. (including buffet)
Patriots Circle Patrons:
(includes Buffet & VIP Seating) $50.00
Port of Los Angeles
Boys & Girls Club Gym
100 W. 5th Street
at Liberty Plaza on the site of the
original Liberty Hill
Celebrate Upton Sinclairs historic act of resistance that lead to the founding of the ACLU of Southern California.
Featured Speakers will include the UPPIE Award Honorees:
HON. SHEILA KUEHL
STEPHEN F. ROHDE
Additional Guest Speakers & Presenters
The Hon. Janice Hahn
The Hon.Alan Lowenthal
James Preston Allen
Video tributes will be made to the following Award Winners
*invited but not confirmed
Entertainment & Music by The Living Newspaper
Sponsored by the South Bay Chapter of The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California
Press Inquiries & Sponsorships Call Dan Pasley
Councilwoman Janice Hahn, Fifteenth District; The Harry Bridges Institute; ILWU Local 13; ILWU Southern California Pensioners Group; KPFK-FM 90.7; PACE Local 8-675; Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club; The Chapter Council of the ACLU of Southern California; Random Lengths News; San Pedro Alternative Media Council; SEIU 434b
The American Reporter, The Campaign for Long Term Care,The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council, USC Center for the Theatre of theOppressed, Environmental Priorities Network, The South Bay Peace Coalition,Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, SOUTH BAY WOMEN'S COALITION, San Pedro Bay Historical Society.
For advance ticket sales call
Friday May 9, 2003
through Monday May 12, 2003
Anti-Nuclear Mother's Day Action at the Nevada Test Site
Mercury Exit off Interstate 95, 60 miles north of Las Vegas
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Please join us at the Nevada Test Site to learn how to prevent the transportation of radioactive shipments through local areas and regional, state and tribal communities. Come participate in a learning and planning action to end the nuclear madness.
PLANNING! GREAT FOOD!
Registration is 10$ per day. No one will be turned away for lack of
For more info or to volunteer or donate, contact:
1350 E. Flamingo Rd,
#255 - Las Vegas, NV 89119
Peace On The Beach & Codepink
invite All Mothers & Their Families
to join us for
Sunday May 11, 2003
Words, Wisdom and Song
as we create with John Quigley
a unique aerial image to honor
Mother's Day 2003:
A Call For Peace
Ocean Park Beach in Santa Monica
where Ocean Park Boulevard meets the sand.
Lots of Parking in the 2800 lot - turn down Ocean Park Boulevard off of Main Street,
make a left and then a quick right into the Parking Lot.
2:00 - 4:00 pm
2:00 - 2:30 pm
with Speaker Arianna Huffington and others
2:30 - 3:00 pm
Image Formation Begins
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Image with prayers, songs
and helicopter photography
Join the grandmothers and mothers of Los Angeles as we recognize the origins of Mother's Day ... a 1870 proclamation following the enormous casualities of the Civil War, for all mothers to assemble for one day in the name of peace.
Join us as we revive our spirit, energy, and determination following recent global events; help us show Iraqi mothers and all mothers around the world, we are united for peace.
Join us as we recreate Picasso's "Motherhood," and photograph it by helicopter...a powerful message of our unwavering presence, and long-term commitment for peace.
Event Endorsed by (partial list): Coalition for World Peace, The Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, NOW, Peace Warriors, Topanga Peace Alliance, Westside Greens.
To endorse this event or participate as a vendor, email
peaceonthebeach.com or codepinkalert.org
Wear a touch of Pink!!!! All men, children and friends of mothers invited!
Patricia Foulkrod (310) 451-9035
Jodie Evans (310) 827-3046
|Mother's Day was started after the Civil War by women who had lost their sons. The following excerpts from the original Mother's Day Proclamation are a timeless reminder of the profound loss and pain war creates for all mothers...but it also deeply recognizes that from such loss and pain can come a fierce determination and power within all mothers, to join each other, and give rise to the birth of peace!
Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!
We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience....
As men have often forsaken the plow and anvil at the summons of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace... to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of inter-national questions, and the great and general interests of peace.
Julia Ward Howe - 1870
Thursday May 15, 2003
Military Enlistment Informational Session
with Mario Hardy
of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors
Franklin Hall room 101
Los Angeles Community College
855 N. Vermont Ave.
4:00 - 6:30 pm
Mario Hardy of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (www.objector.org) and publisher of "AWOL" magazine, who will talk about military myths and hip-hop as a tool of resistance. We would also like to have veterans available to speak about their experiences, as well as local community leaders who are knowledgable about alternatives to military service.
Rebecca Elswit (AFSC)
626.791.1978 x 133
Barbara Johns (NP&J)
Saturday May 17, 2003
A Celebration of Courage
A Fundraiser for the International Solidarity Movement
In Memory of Rachel Corrie and All Victims of Israeli War Crimes
Cindy and Craig Corrie
(Rachel Corries Parents)
Tickets: $40.00 each
Program from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm
Adam Shapiro (ISM)
Al- Nakba Remembered
Rachels Parents (Cindy & Craig)
MPAC Courage Award to the Corrie Family Freedom Summer Presentation (Adam Shapiro)
Palestinian Debke (Bir Zeit Society)
Poetry by Dima Hilal & Jerry Quickly (KPFK)
Kan Zaman & more
Child Care Provided ($10.00 per child)
Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel
11999 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Los Angeles-Palestine Solidarity Committee
Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
Palestinian American Womens Association (PAWA)
For co-sponsorship and tickets, contact
Tickets can also be purchased by calling MPAC:
All Day Workshop download a flyer
Saturday May 17, 2003
Concert for World Peace
presented by Palisadians for Peace
music, dance, poetry and speakers
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
3300 Wilshire Blvd.
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission: $? TBA
Proceeds from this concert are to go:
1. for food and medicine for Iraqi children via LifeUSA.org
2. for homeless American children via Covenant House, West LA
Barry 'Foz' Fasman
Rev. Frank Alton
Pastor of Immanuel Presbeterian Church
Palisades Peace Chorus and more...
More information: Dwight Stone
310 454 3456
Sunday May 18, 2003
Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
presents Courage Award to the family of Rachel Corrie
Islamic Center of Southern California
434 S. Vermont Avenue
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Islamic Center of Southern California will be presenting the Courage Award to the family of Rachel Corrie on at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles. Rachel Corrie, an International Solidarity Movement - ISM activist, was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer as she stood to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home in Gaza Strip last March.
Sunday, May 18, 2003
West Valley Vigil and other friends host
Mobilizing for Peace and Justice: Where Do We Go From Here?
keynote address by
Rev.George F. Regas
Temple Kol Tikvah
20400 Ventura Blvd.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
panel discussion moderated by
Rabbi Steven Jacobs
Rev. Anne Hines
Dr. Nazir Khaja
with break-out sessions and refreshments
West Valley Vigil is joining with a number of co-sponsoring groups, including ICUJP, to gather the community together for an event on May 18th.
There has been tremendous community established through these months of vigils, and a deep desire for people to stay connected and active together, including interfaith public witness.
Peace & Justice Commission, Episcopal Diocese of LA; Peacemaking Committee, SFV Presbytery; Social Concerns Committee, Valley Interfaith Council; Peace and Justice Committee, Santa Barbara District, United Methodist Church; Temple Kol Tikvah Social Action Committee.
Sunday June 8, 2003
Another Nation/Another World
Be Not Afraid
an interfaith service honoring those in the religious and lay communities who have taken risks for justice and peace
ANOTHER NATION/ANOTHER WORLD:
Be Not Afraid is conceived as an antidote to the culture of fear that has pervaded the American social and political landscape since 9/11 and that has facilitated constriction of our civil liberties, adoption of pre-emptive war as the baseline principle of our foreign policy, and prosecution of the war against and occupation of Iraq.
Bracketed by music and poetry, the three keynote speakers will be asked to discuss the religious, cultural or personal motivations of their work for peace and justice. In addition to the keynote speakers, clergy from seven or eight religions will discuss courage, risk and fear through the lenses of their traditions.
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm