Mar 20 – Free Staged Reading of “Tea With Eleanor”

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Join one of our most notable First Ladies, Eleanor Roosevelt and 1930′s journalist Lorena Hickock in a fascinating tea time interview as the two women discuss their perspectives on political and cultural life during the Great Depression.

Annette Hubbell stars as Eleanor and Elaine Litton as Lorena.

Writer/Director Sherri Colborun and cast will meet with the audience following this informative and entertaining production.

Point Loma Library
3701 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA

6:00 – 8:00 PM

New Officers and New Phone Number for 2013

At the Club Meeting on February 24, 2013 new officers were voted in. The elected officers and appointed positions are:

Susan PeinadoPresident
Carol HeasleyVice President
Mary ONealSecretary
Ruth RollinsTreasurer
Gail MacklerAssistant Treasurer

Special EventsBob Wilberg & Mike Johnson
GO Team E-Board LiaisonNancy Witt
Communications,   John Loughlin

The Club also has a new phone number & the mailing address remains the same:

(619) 800 5098
[email protected]

The Point Loma Democratic Club
PO Box 7802
San Diego, CA 92167

The must-see numbers from Facebook’s taxes

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These tax breaks need to be stopped!!!!

Please sign the petition telling Congress it’s time to end tax loopholes for corporations and the wealthy. Click here to sign.

Despite Facebook reporting profits of over $1.1 billion in 2012, the company is expected to pay no federal or state income taxes. In fact, Facebook will receive net tax refunds totaling $429 million, because tax deductions on executive stock options can be written off as salary deductions.

Less than a week after the sequester has officially gone into effect, bringing with it painful budget cuts, layoffs, and furloughs for employees, this is a perfect example of how the deficit and spending cuts are driven by loopholes that allow corporations and wealthy Americans to get all the breaks.

Congress desperately needs to reform the tax code so that the most successful among us pay their fair share.

Please, click here to sign the petition telling Congress it’s time to end tax loopholes for corporations and the wealthy.

Keep fighting,
Rachel Colyer
Associate Campaign Director, Daily Kos

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Rochelle Becker, Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility, Will Speak at Monthly Meeting Saturday

This month’s monthly club meeting will host an interesting guest speaker, Rochelle Becker, who has been active on nuclear issues in California for 39 years. She co-founded the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility in 2005 to focus on her experience working with elected representatives and oversight agencies – both state and federal.

Rochelle has testified before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, California Energy Commission, Regional Water Quality Control Board, as well as the state legislature and Congress. She is currently intervening on …

Mar 4-8 – Border Film Week, Joan Kroc School of Peace Studies, Trans-Border Institute

Featuring the best of border cinema, the Trans-Border Institute will showcase documentary and fiction films offering attendees a broad vision of border culture.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Monday, March 4, 2013 – Friday, March 8, 2013

Félix: Autoficciones de un traficante
Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

A documentary film chronicling the life of a leader of a human smuggling network in Tijuana. Director Adriana Trujillo will attend and offer insight into the making of the film.

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Espacio InteriorEspacio Interior
Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

Lazaro (Kuno Becker) is kidnapped and thrown into a 3 x 1.50 square meter room completely isolated from the outside world. Richness of Internal Space is a testimony of a man’s will to live and his unbreakable spirit. Based on true events.

Followed by a discussion with TBI’s security and rule of law coordinator Octavio Rodriguez and Criminal Defense attorney Janice Deaton.

Brilliant Soil
Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

By custom, thousands of artisans in Mexico still use lead based glazes in their pottery without knowing the damage that this toxic element causes to their health. Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Omar Foglio, co-director Jose Luis Figueroa, and visual artist Misael Diaz, who will offer insight into the making of the film.

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San Ysidro: Frontera Olvidada / A Forgotten Border
Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m.

Four Mexican-American teens (13-15 years old) created a video framed to study “participatory culture” in media with themes of social justice in low income communities. Followed by a discussion with video workshop instructor David Gonzalez, and students Jovie Cerda, Jose Gomez and Manuel Gomez.

Botes al Amanecer/Cans at Dawn
Thursday, March 7 at 6:45 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

A short film about resilience and hope through the eyes of a young boy who has to grow up fast when he learns the value of a dollar. Followed by Q&A with Actor Jose Yenque, who will offer insight on the film.

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Gimme the Power
Thursday, March 7 at 7:45 p.m.

A “rockumentary” about the Mexican Band Molotov and the political,
social and financial context where the band is born and developed.

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Mariachi Gringo
Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m.

A stifled, small-town young man stuck in a dead end life, runs away to Mexico to be a mariachi singer. MARIACHI GRINGO is a musical tour-de-force exploring the reality of “following your dreams” across cultural, personal, social and geographical borders.

The event will follow with a reception and a concert by the USD Mariachi Ensemble, under direction of Serafin Paredes.

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Click here to RSVP for any of the featured films.

Trans-Border Institute | [email protected] | (619) 260-4166

Mar 12 – The Iraq War Since 2003: Ten Years of Consequences

IraqPanel1March 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. This discussion will focus on some of the consequences of the war from the perspective of Iraqis and the Middle East generally.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

UCSD, Robinson Auditorium, IR/PS Complex

Mike Davis (UC Riverside)
“Urbanism in Baghdad and the Iraqi Refugees in San Diego”

Wael Al-Delaimy (UCSD School of Medicine)
“Public Health and Human Rights in Iraq since 2003”

Ibraham al-Marashi (CSU San Marcos)
“Selling the War, and Its Consequences”

Hasan Kayali (UCSD)
“Campus Activism and the Invasion of Iraq”

Michael Provence (UCSD)

Sponsored by the IICAS Middle East Studies Speaker Series, and co-sponsored by the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS).

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The Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS) sponsors the IICAS Middle East Studies Speaker Series at UC San Diego. IICAS supports collaborative international research and area studies, and encourages interdisciplinary research, discussion and information exchange on international, comparative, and cross regional topics through its multiple lecture series.