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Johanna's Colombia report-back, Int'l Women's Day celebration, and more: IRTF calendar

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      From: "IRTF-Andy" <Andy@...>
      Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 16:54:44 -0500
      Subject: Johanna's Colombia report-back, Int'l Women's Day celebration, and more: IRTF calendar

      IRTF calendar

      Join us for these events.

      (Click on dates or Facebook links for details)

       

      Mar 7 – Environmental Human Rights film, discussion

      Mar 7 – day of action to free Honduran political prisoner Chavelo

      Mar 8 – Colombia report-back

      Mar 9 – International Women’s Day program

      Mar 23 – Rustbelt Rising conference

      Apr 7-10  – We Are One America convergence on the streets of DC

      more below

       

      Thu, Mar 7:

      Environmental Human Rights meeting at IRTF

      Water is more precious than gold.

      Water Is More Precious than Gold is an international campaign lasting one month (March 10-April 10) to raise awareness about the negative impact of Canadian mining operations on El Salvador and will garner international support for Salvadoran civil society’s call to ban metal mining in the Central American country.

      Video, discussion, take action steps

      7pm at IRTF, 3606 Bridge Ave , Cleveland 44113

       

      Thu, Mar 7:

      Day of Action to Free Political Prisoner Chavelo Morales

      Hundreds of Hondurans have been walking since February 28 in the Walk for Dignity and Sovereignty Step by Step.  They will walk almost 200 kilometers (120 miles) to reach the Honduran capital to demand repeal of the new mining law, repeal of the model cities legislation and  freedom for political prisoner Jose Isabel ‘Chavelo’ Morales, a campesino leader who has been held prisoner for over 4 years without any evidence of committing a crime after a trial full of irregularities. 

       

      Please call and e-mail the Honduran Supreme Court in solidarity with Honduran social movements and urge them to annul Chavelo’s sentence and free him immediately!

      Phone 011-504-2202-5124

      Email: jcdiaz@...

      Message:

      José Isabel Morales ya ha sufrido mas que 4 anos preso.

       Por favor, anular su sentencia inmediatamente y dejarle en la libertad. 

       

       

       

       

      Fri, Mar 8, 6-7:30pm:

      Colombia Report-back

      Johanna reports back on her Witness for Peace delegation to Colombia in January.

      Light refreshments

      Location:

      The Storefront

      4241 Lorain Ave

      Cleveland 44113

       

      Sat, Mar 9, 1-3pm:

      Women at the Border

      An International Women’s Day program

      Enjoy great food and good company with your friends from Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice. Free will offering

      Speaker: Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, Exec  Director of HOLA

      Awards: Ione Biggs Human Rights Award presented to Yoshiko Ikuta and Linda Park

      Memorial: for long-time activist Judy Gallo

      Location:

      Kan Zaman

      W. 25 St at Franklin Blvd

      Cleveland 44113

       

      Mar 12-17

      LGBT delegation to El Salvador

      Historic! Ohio ’s first-ever LGBT delegation to Central America . El Salvador ’s first-ever LGBT national conference.

       

      Sat-Sun, Mar 23-24

      Rustbelt Rising: Peace, Economic and Social Justice Movements in Cleveland

      Organized by the Regional National Lawyers Guild, but this conference is open to all peace and justice advocates

       Layers of Injustice: The Lucasville, OH Prison Uprising

      Labor Law without the NLRB? 

      Legal anaylsis of labor disputes, the implications of recent developments within the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and historical analysis to explain the weakness of trade unions.

      The “ Cleveland 4 & FBI Entrapment Strategy

      Fusion Centers & the Constitutionality of Surveillance

      Civil Disobedience Representation: SLAPP & the Necessity Defense

      No More Drug War: 100 Years of Failure is Enough

      Ohio HB 86: A Collaborative Model for Legislative Juvenile Justice Reform 

      https://www.facebook.com/events/4488674418440041

       

      Location:

      Case Western Reserve University School of Law
      11075 East Blvd.
      Cleveland , Ohio 44106

       

       

      Fri-Mon, Apr 5-8:

      Ecumenical Advocacy Days in DC

      “When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” (Luke 14:13-14)

      Scholarships available

      To travel from Cleveland with IRTF, contact andy@...

       

      Sun and Mon, Apr 7 and 8:

      Join IRTF at the Cleveland International Film Festival

      La Sirga (The Towrope) is set in Colombia .

      A poetic allegory set within a haunting, yet beautiful Colombian landscape in which a teenage girl flees her home in the Andean highlands to avoid the civil war that creeps across her country. Although she ultimately finds refuge at a relative’s rundown inn, her attempt to prepare for a future that may never come symbolizes the state of her people as a whole.

      La Sirga screens at

      8:15pm on Sunday, Apr 7

      11:50am on Monday, Apr 8

       

      Tickets: Use the IRTF discount code IRTFCA when purchasing tickets:

      1- online www.clevelandfilm.org

      2- by phone 877.304.FILM (3456).

      3- at the Ulmer & Berne Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas

       

       

      Sun-Wed, Apr 7-10:

      “We Are One America ” convergence on the streets of DC and the halls of Congress

      SOA Watch days of action to end US-sponsored militarism

      and

      National March for Immigration Reform

      Scholarships available

      To travel from Cleveland with IRTF, contact andy@...

       

       

      Wed and Fri, Apr 10 and 12:

      Harvest of Empire

      Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival

      Immigrants come to the US often out of desperation and a need for survival. As our leaders argue over how to solve the issue, they often leave out the fact that our past interference in Central and Latin American affairs has directly contributed to the influx of Latinos coming to the United States . Based on the book by journalist Juan González, Harvest of Empire investigates how events like the Iran-Contra affair, the training of oppressive military soldiers and officers at the School of the Americas , the Spanish-American War, and the US role in Castro's rise to power forced citizens of those countries to flee to safety within our borders. This documentary goes beyond the surface and reveals a part of the story that's often left out of the conversation.

       

      Harvest of Empire screens at

      7:15pm on Wednesday, Apr 10

      4:35pm on Friday, Apr 12

       

      Tickets: Use the IRTF discount code IRTFCA when purchasing tickets:

      1- online www.clevelandfilm.org

      2- by phone 877.304.FILM (3456).

      3- at the Ulmer & Berne Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas

       

       

      Thurs, Apr 11:

      Fair Trade meeting at IRTF

      Monthly meeting. New folks welcome

      7pm at IRTF, 3606 Bridge Ave , Cleveland 44113

       

      Fri, Apr 12:

      Registration deadline

      Conflict Resolution Education Conference

      The sixth annual conference will be held June 12-17, but April 12 is the early registration deadline.

      Sponsored by Global Issues Resource Center at Tri-C

      Community Partners include IRTF

       

      Who should attend?

      K-12: educators

      High school and college: students and faculty

      Prevention specialists

      Policy makers

       

      Keynotes from:

      Organization of American States

      Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict

      George Mason University, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

       

      Workshops by:

      Center for Applied Conflict Management, KSU

      International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

      International School Psychology Association

      Ohio Campus Contact

      Sustained Dialogue Campus Network

      The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

       

       

      Sat, Apr 13, 5-8pm:

      Martin Sheen

      Justice advocate

      fundraiser for the Thomas Merton Center

      With his faith firmly rooted in peace and nonviolence, Martin Sheen supports a diverse set of justice causes. He’s been arrested multiple times, including his nonviolent protest at the School of the Americas .

      Paid registration required.

      Contact:

      mcmahond@... 
      412-361-3022 

      Location:

      Thomas Merton Center

      5129 Penn Ave

      Pittsburgh 15224

       

      Mon, Apr 15:

      Exploited Labor Solidarity meeting at IRTF

      Monthly meeting. New folks welcome

      7pm at IRTF, 3606 Bridge Ave , Cleveland 44113

       

      Wed, Apr 17:

      Fair Trade Expo planning meeting

      Monthly meeting to plan Ohio Fair Trade Expo 2013.  New folks welcome.

      7pm at Ten Thousand Villages, 12425 Cedar Rd , Cleveland Heights 44106

       

       

      Mon, Apr 22:

      Anti-Militarism meeting at IRTF

      It’s time to demilitarize US foreign policy in Latin America .

      Join with others passionate about peace and human rights.

      7pm at IRTF, 3606 Bridge Ave , Cleveland 44113

       

      May 30-Jun 12:

      Colombia delegation with IRTF’s Chris Knestrick, former full-time member of Christian Peacemaker Team-Colombia

      Scholarships and fundraising options available

      To travel from Cleveland with IRTF, contact andy@...

       

      Jul 6-20: Teen Delegation to Nicaragua

      Fabric and Fair Trade

      Scholarships and fundraising options available

      To travel from Cleveland with IRTF, contact andy@...

      Deposit due May 6.

       

       

       

       

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