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Los Angeles: 6/20 Opening Ceremory for Peace And Social Justice Convergence

When: Friday, June 20, 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: Arts in Action, 1919 W. 7th Street 4th floor, Los Angeles
For More Info: (213)413-1778,
e-mail: PJFest (at) Web:

"Take Back the World! Take Back Our Community!"

Opening Ceremony for the Peace and Social Justice Convergence in Arts in Actions,
music, community dialogue, and thearter play "Oiligarchy" by The Liberty
Cabbage Theatre Revival, a collectively-run political performance troupe based
in Western Massachusetts. "Oiligarchy is a tragic comedy about love, loss
and addiction", joked Charlotte Capogna, a member of the troupe, "Our
show includes puppetry, poetry and music about petroleum- petroleum history,
its alternatives, and its ties to war".


What is ActionLA Peace and Social Jsutice Convergence?

ActionLA Peace and Social Justice Convergence is a two week festival including
a vast array of cultural-political events throughout the diverse communities
of Los Angeles, merging arts, theater, music, film and political action.

Major participate organizations and endorsers include: Sol foundation, Coalition
of World Peace, LA CISPES, SEIU local 434B, Pacifica Radio-KPFK Los Angeles,
Independent Press Assoication, Z-Magazine, Neighbor for Peace and Justice, ICUJP,
FPNN, Global Exchange, Anti-Racists Action-LA, Youth Student Network of Oct
22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Women In Black, Palestine Aid Society,
Colombia Peace Project, Xicano Records & Film and more!

**Schedule for Peace and Social Justice Convergence**

Friday, June 20 - Friday, July 5

(This is an initial schedule and still subject to change)

Main Convergence- Arts in Action: 1919 W. 7th Street 4th Floor

For More Information, Call: (213)413-1778, e-mail: PJFest (at)">PJFest (at)

Suggest Donations of each event: $5:00. All Donations will be helping ActionLA
and sponsor organizations for their social cause

6/20 (Fri) 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Arts in Action: Opening Ceremony for the Peace
and Social Justice Convergence in Arts in Actions, music, community dialogue
food, confirm performer included "Oiligarchy" by The Liberty Cabbage
Theatre Revival, a collectively-run political performance troupe based in Western
Massachusetts. "Oiligarchy is a tragic comedy about love, loss and addiction",
joked Charlotte Capogna, a member of the troupe, "Our show includes puppetry,
poetry and music about petroleum- petroleum history, its alternatives, and its
ties to war".

6/21 (Sat) 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, MacArthur Park: Sol Festival is an inclusive
human rights celebration, bringing together, unifying, and cultivating the awareness
and power of all people through art, music, social action and passion. SOL Festival
is a catalyst for the creation of a world in which all individuals, families,
and communities are valued and live in a society where freedom, justice, respect,
dignity, peace and sustainable ways of living are its guiding principles. SOL
Festival supports local Human Rights movements and re-affirms our solidarity
with the peoples of the world.

The diverse program features over forty live music groups headlined by Dezbocado,
Visionaries, Odara, Medusa & Feline Science, and Go Betty Go; DJ Charles
Feelgood, John Kelley of Moontribe, DJ Icy Ice and What of World Famous Beat
Junkies, KKBT & Divine Forces Radio DJs, KPFK. A film festival; an Arts
Festival Village with workshops and an art sale; as well as theater and poetry
readings . Speakers include Dolores Huerta, Cofounder of United Farm Workers,
Assembly member Jackie Goldberg, Luis Rodriguez, author of Always Running, Tyrone
Freeman, President of SEIU Local 434-B, and Ernie Zavaleta, CISPES.

For more information, web:

6/22 (Sun) 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM, West Hollywood Park: In solidarity with West
Hollywood Gay Pride Parade & Festival for more information, check:

6/24 (Tue) 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St.:
Youth Struggle Night and Film Showing, co-sponsor with Youth Student Network
of Oct 22 Coalition, featuring 2-hour film "Justifiable Homicide,"
and discussion afterward.

6/25 (Wed) 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Arts in Action: Peace and Justice Film Festival,
featuring latest peace and justice films from across the world, includes:

· Micheal Galinsky's "Horns and Halos" (first 15 mim introduction)
which chronicles the efforts of a small press to the GW Bush campaign bio "Fortunate
Son" back on bookstore shelves after it was pull by St. Martin Press during
2000 Presidential election.

· Eric Blumrich's very impressive antiwar flash presentation, includes:
War Crimes, "Liberation." Web:

· "Gaza Strip" by: James Longley, filmed during the first four
months of 2001, a period that covers the election of Israeli prime minister
Ariel Sharon and extends to the first major armed incursion into "Area
A" by the Israeli military.

· Jerry Quickly from KPFK will speak his recent tour in Iraq, and show
his video footage!

· Several other short film subjects, and anti-war promotional films.

· And music performance by Ancestry of Sound, a Los Angeles-based group
consisting of 9 members, with hip-hop, funk, jazz, and spoken word, they strive
to break new musical ground while paying homage to our ancestors.

6/26 (Thu) 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Luna Sol Café, 2501 West 6th St.: Peace
and Justice Spoken Word/Open Mike Night, co-sponsor with Luna Sol Café/Book
Store, we invite artists, performers, poets please come to express yourself!

Friday, June 27, 6:00 PM

All Out to Protest Bush in L.A!

Help make this protest huge!

Where: Century Plaza Hotel

6/27 (Fri) 7:00 - 11:00 PM, Arts in Action: Political Prisoner Night, co-sponsored
with Jericho Amnesty Coalition-LA. A benefit Hip-Hop concert with LIQDZUNSHINE
and other bands, speakers, videos and spoken word, in solidarity with the struggle
to free political prisoners. Speakers from Asians for Jericho and Mumia, New
Panther Vanguard Movement, ARA-Los Angeles and Anarchist Black Cross.


6/28 (Sat) 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Arts in Action: Palestine Struggle Night, co-sponsor
with Women in Black/Palestine Aid Society, showing of the film "Jenin,
Jenin". Following the film there will be a discussion led by Dr. Riad Z.
Abelkarim, the physician in Anaheim, California and a founder of Kinder U.S.A.,
an American nonprofit organization working on behalf of Palestinian children.
Dr. Abdelkarim, a UCLA graduate who was born and grew up in Southern California,
was arrested by the Israeli Defense Forces while on a medical fact-finding mission
to Jenin in the spring of 2002. Web:

6/29 (Sun) 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Peace and Justice Book Fair-Venice Beach Peace
with Justice Center, 1020 Victoria Ave. at Lincoln Blvd: Free admissions, will
includes dozen community based book vendors, activist hand-made crafts, free
books, speakers and performance, co-sponsor with ICUJP.

Free community book exchange and marketplace with community based book vendors,
activist hand-made crafts. Featuring the new release of Yes! a positive future
journal's first book, "Making Peace. Healing a Violent World."

Presenting "Words. Seeds of Tolerance." An afternoon of celebrating
words in all their different forms as they sow seeds of tolerance in our community.
Speakers include author Michael Parenti speaking on his book "The Assignation
of Julius Caesar," and peace activist Stephen Longfellow

Fiske as well as other community activist poets, spoken word and musical performers.
Children's activities including dramatic readings of children's stories including
Dr. Suess' 'The Sneetches.'

Suggested donation $5.00

6/29 (Sun) 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Arts in Action. Peace Conference - War In Iraq
and the "Healthcare Not Warfare" campaign in So. California: Co-sponsor
with Coalition for World Peace, a political/cultural event by one of the leading
antiwar/peace groups in Los Angeles. A variety of speakers and performers will
put a human face on the war, at home, on the battlefield and around the world.
Speakers from countries targeted by the U.S. will tell about their people. Confirmed
speakers/performers include: Nazar Andray (will talk about Lebanon & Syria),
Yvval Ron (middle eastern music), and film "Iraq Voices from the Street).


7/1 (Tue) 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Asian People Struggle Night, peace movements
across the Asia, from Korea to Philippines, location: TBA, co-sponsor with Asian
Pacific American Labor Alliance-Los Angeles.

7/2 (Wed) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Arts in Action: Midnight Special Law Collective
Legal Training "Know Your Rights."

7/2 (Wed) 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Arts in Action "A Celebration in Support
of the Constitution" Neighbors for Peace & Justice and FPNN will co-host
an evening to Celebrate and Support the Constitution of the USA: Join the festivities
to learn more about what is happening to our Civil Right and Civil Liberties
and what you can do to take a pro-active role within your community to protect
the future of our Constitution. We will have speakers, music, poetry and film
for your enjoyment and education.

7/4 (Fri) 12:00 - 10:00 PM: Farce of July, Casa del Mexicano in East LA: an
annual Chicano music and poetry event held on the 4th of July, this event is
to honor of our ancestors and the spirit of resistance of all indigenous people,
is to offer a sense of community among cultures and to increase awareness of
ongoing social struggles. URL:

Join us on Independence Day, in continuing the struggle against capitalism
and colonization in "the Farce of July," an all day multi-media "edu-taining"
festival at the Casa del Mexicano in East LA with music, theater, poetry, speakers,
films, vendors and much, much more! Music By: Quinto Sol, La Paz, N' Cognito,
Samdahi & More!Poetry and song by Cihuatl Tonali and In Lak Ech and Theater
by Chusma, Chicano Secret Service and EARTH

7/5 (Sat) 8:00 PM -10:00 PM: Closing Ceremony and Community Town Hall Meeting
"What is Our Future Peace and Social Justice Movements in Los Angeles?"


***ActionLA Peace and Social Justice Convergence***

***June 20 - July 5, 2003 Los Angeles***

"Take Back the World! Take Back Our Community!"

For more information:


e-mail: PJFest (at)

Tel: (213)413-1778


Peace, No War

War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate

Not in our Name! And another world is possible!

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