Thursday, January 19
San Diego County MoveOn is sponsoring this:
Demonstrate at Democratic Party HQ at 12:30 pm – 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Maybe you’ve heard about the “sweetheart” deal that would let the biggest banks avoid a full investigation for their role in causing the housing crisis. Some in President Obama’s administration are supporting this bad deal.1 So we’re calling on the president to take bold action to hold Wall Street accountable and demand a real investigation.
To make sure the president gets our message, on Thursday we’re going directly to local Obama campaign offices to deliver more than 226,000 petition signatures supporting a full federal investigation of Wall Street. By taking just one hour out of your day, you’ll join with thousands more to make sure the president hears from the 99%.
The Ocean Beach Historical Society Presents: PHOTOGRAPHER JOE EWING
“THE SEQUEL” – Thursday, January 19th, at 7 PM, at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B.
Friday, January 20
Labor-Community Coalition Breakfast
A coalition of labor, community, faith, environmental and civil rights organizations have joined together to imagine a better San Diego and start working to achieve it. Next Friday, join us as we kick off our series of monthly breakfast forums to learn about and discuss the issues facing our communities and possible solutions.
Our first breakfast forum will be held on Friday, January 20th at 8 a.m. We will hear from leaders in the San Diego Unified School District about the district’s Community-Based School Reform model. Presenters include School Board Trustee Richard Barrera, Central Elementary School Principal Cindy Marten, and San Diego Education Association President Bill Freeman.
A Better San Diego Breakfast Forum: Community-Based School Reform
Friday, January 20, 2012, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135, 2001 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108.
This event will be a wonderful opportunity to engage in meaningful issues and to interact with community leaders. Breakfast is provided for a suggested donation of $5.
Occupy the Courts – Move to Amend – protest vs Citizens United
On Friday, 130 cities (and still counting) are holding rallies to participate in Occupy the Courts – a one-day protest at federal courthouses across the United States – including the US Supreme Court. Here in San Diego:
When: January 20, 2012 at 12 Noon
Where: San Diego Federal Courthouse
Join us for speakers Mike Aguirre & Lori Saldana plus a performance by the “Women Occupy San Diego Occupellas” as part of the National Occupy the Courts day.
Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, and Dr. Cornel West, Move To Amend is planning bold action to mark the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision.
Occupy the Courts is a one day event at Federal courthouses across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday January 20, 2012, to lead the charge against the judiciary which created — and continues to expand — corporate personhood rights.
In San Diego we will be at the San Diego Federal Courthouse, 880 Front Street, San Diego 92101. (Just south of Broadway). There will be events throughout the day but we will have speakers and a performance by Women Occupy San Diego’s Occupellas in the 12-1 pm hour.
Speakers include former San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre, and Lori, Saldaña, a local educator who served six years in the California Legislature and who is running for Congress in district 52.
We will demonstrate on Friday, January 20 from 8am till about 9:30am at the Vista Courthouse as part of Occupy the Courts, a nationwide protest against the Citizens United decision (graphic attached). See Occupy San Diego on Facebook or elsewhere on the web. Occupy Vista has invited the other North County Occupy groups to join us at the Vista courthouse, the only major courthouse in North County.
San Diego Free Speech Fight Memorial
“1938: A Year in the Life of Three Women, Anarchists, Prostitutes,” performed by Dr. Emily Hicks and “The Wobblies,” a film screening and discussion. January 20, 2012, Centro Cultural De La Raza, 2004 Park Blvd. Balboa Park. Time 7:00PM.
Occu-Party Benefit Concert #2 – “Sounds of Occupation”
When Friday, January 20, 2012 7:30 PM – 1:00 AM , Location World Beat Cultural Center – 2100 Park Blvd.
Cost: $5. (100% of proceeds go to Occupy!)
Bands: Mark Boyce from G. Love & Special Sauce; The Rootstrikers Feat. ‘ Emily Richards; Liquid Blue;’ Justin Werner & Co
Sunday January 22
Roe v Wade Anniversary Rally and March
On Sunday, January 22, 2012, the Radical Feminists of Occupy San Diego are hosting the Roe v. Wade Anniversary Abortion and Reproductive Rights Rally, March, and Speak-Out.
A rally with speakers will be held from 1-1:30 in the Civic Center Plaza (or Freedom Plaza – nicknamed by Occupy San Diego), followed by a march downtown and an open-mic speakout.
The event is to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion on a federal level in 1973, and to protest the many restrictions on abortion rights and access.