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TRAINING: NONVIOLENT / DIRECT ACTION, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, SATURDAY, APRIL 5 @ 10 am, (10 am - 6 pm), Sonoma State University, Stevenson Hall Room #3008
Come learn: What an Affinity Group is How to take action
yourself What supporting roles you could play
10 am - 1 pm-- Learn Basic first aid for the street;
What your rights are and about jail solidarity
or Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Disobedience.
1 pm - 2 pm--Pot Luck Lunch break - bring a snack to share if you can
2 pm - 4 pm--Large group role-plays combining all three
4 pm - 6 pm--Skill share, Art and Messaging.
Women Against War: A Vision for Peace
Wednesday, April 23rd
, Luther Burbank Center For the Arts features internationally acclaimed artists Holly Near, Ferron,
Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir, and Dance Brigade, all leading women artists who come from histories steeped in community, political and social activism.
Come join us in a powerful artistic intervention, an evening of raising our collective voices in a cry for peace and reconciliation! GUEST ARTISTS: MARIA PAPACOSTAKI, SHAILJA PATEL, ANNE BLUETHENTHAL & DANCERS. Produced by Dance Brigade, San Francisco's proudly provocative dance theater company. Ticket Prices $25.00 General Admission. For group sales and more information, please call 415.273.4633, or visit www.DanceMission.com http://www.dancemission.com
Conscious Activism Council Gathering with Andrew Beath at Ocean Song Farm & Wilderness Center
Sunday, May 11, 9am - 3pm
This council gathering will take a deeper look at what it means
to engage in "conscious activism" and "activism from the heart" and how they differ from other types of activism. We will explore emotional, psychological and philosophical wisdom that promotes more effective and sustainable activism, with the objective of improving the health and increasing the joy of the individual activist. The council process and interactive dialogue will
be used to encourage genuinely authentic relating among our circle of participants. Please call Ann at 707-874-1526 for information. Attendance limited to first 20 who register.

The cost is $25 to $75, sliding scale. Make checks payable to EarthWays Foundation. A $25 deposit holds your place - the balance you choose upon completion of the workshop. These funds will be used to support future workshops. Ocean Song is located at 19999 Coleman Valley Road, 4.9 miles west of
downtown Occidental where Coleman Valley Road begins.

Shepherd Bliss
Kokopelli Farm
Dr. Bliss is a Vietnam Era vet and peace activist. He taught college for 20 years, and is now an organic farmer.

Starhawk is the author of The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred
Thing, and other books that link an earth-based spirituality to action to change the world. On her site, you'll find information about her books, current and past activities, many of her articles and unpublished writings, links to related groups and organizations, and resources for activists. Good site for links and information on anti-globalization movement in Sonoma County and Bay Area.
Purple Berets
The Purple Berets is a grassroots, in-your-face women's rights group dedicated to gaining equal justice for women.They work
as advocates for women who are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and do direct action political organizing to make system-wide change to give women access to justice.

Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center
The P&J Center emphasizes the need to raise consciousness on issues of peace, justice and sustainability. They have weekly lectures, meetings, a newsletter, and provide a meeting place for a variety of other groups. Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa; Fax: 707-575-8903
E-Mail: peacentr@sonic.net; Phone: 707-575-8902.

Maintain the non-violent opposition to war
With the war now having begun, we call on you to unite in Sonoma County with other groups around the country and the world in visible and passionate non-violent protest and resistance. However you choose to express your opposition to war - from solemn vigils to loud marches to nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience - get out on the streets immediately and join with millions around the world in demanding an end to the bloodshed.

In Santa Rosa- Maintain vigils for peace 5 - 8 pm, every night, Courthouse Square.
We will continue distributing candles at twilight. Food Not Bombs Santa Rosa will be serving food at the vigil so people can come straight from work to vigil. Thank you FOOD NOT BOMBS! "All Nations Drum" has offered to play and sing on return
from ceremony in Arizona. They were great support
during the action on Thursday and we thank them.

Action Above the Streets--Wednesday mornings, 7:00 a.m.
The Peace & Justice Center asks you to join them for a legal Action Above the Streets on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. Meet at the Peace and Justice Center at 467 Sebastopol Ave, S.R. They usually are finished by 8:15 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. Learn how to do the Overpass Shuffle!

Women's Peace Meeting--Wednesday 3/26/03, 7:00 p.m.
Call 569-9922 for information and directions.


Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center
Trainings are being scheduled for Non-violent Direct Action (NVDA) and Civil Disobedience (CD)
Call the Peace & Justice Center at 707-575-8902 to get trained or to sign up as a trainer. Or contact NIONSC at
nionsc@yahoo.com. We need more trainers. If you are a trainer, please let us know. If you are interested in becoming a trainer, please talk to us. Let's keep our opposition to the violence in Iraq in the streets and demand the truth from the press about all the unreported victims of this massive assault on Iraq. "Any "democracy" that is violently forced on a sovereign nation is a dictatorship."..ask any Native American.


Not In Our Name Sonoma County Anti-War Coalition of Sonoma County--Friday evenings 6:30 -- 8:00 pm
Please join us to Strategize, Organize and Resist WAR! WE SAID NO. Every Friday evening 6:30 - 8:00 pm at: Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401, 707-575-8902. We are serious about stopping war. email: nionsc@yahoo.com. There will be further Non Violent Direct Action and Civil Disobedience in the streets of towns in Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, as we continue to oppose the war with non-violent resistance. We urge everyone to participate in the Emergency Response Mobilization plans. Get Involved... The world is run
by those who show up.


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