Submitted by Tjadendevries on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 5:46pm
Wed, 05/25/2011 - 6:30pm
"The New Jim Crow: American Social Justice Tour" Featuring Professor Michelle Alexander
Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Women's Civic Improvement Center, 3555 3rd Avenue, Sacramento, CA
A longtime civil rights advocate and litigator, Michelle Alexander won a 2005 Soros Justice Fellowship and now holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University. Alexander served for several years as director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California, and subsequently directed the Civil Rights Clinics at Stanford Law School, where she was an associate professor. Alexander is a former law clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun on the US Supreme Court and has appeared as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. The New Jim Crow is her first book. [The following event is free admission to the public.]
Please join Peace & Justice groups like Sacramento for Democracy, the Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento, Sacramento Peace Action, the Sacramento ACLU, Sacramento CAIR, the Peace & Freedom Party & more in this year's
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March starts 8am, Mon, 01/17 at Oak Park Community Center, 3425 MLK Jr. Blvd. Join the Stop the Wars & End the Occupations Peace & Justice Contingent enroute 9:15am, Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sac., to march to the Convention Center, 13th and K streets.
JANUARY 17th, 2011 - MARCH - 8:00 am
Location: Oak Park Community Center (3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)
Opening Ceremonies begin 8:00am
Oak Park March departs 8:30am
Arrives Sacramento City College approx. 9:15am
Departs Sacramento City College approx. 9:30am
Arrives Sacramento Convention Center (13th & K Sts) 11:30am
March/Rally/Review approx. 11:30am
The North Area March, begins at Grant High School the same time the Oak Park march begins at Oak Park (8:30 am). It goes directly to the Sacramento Convention Center. For questions related to the March, contact Thomas Burruss, March Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome your participation at an Informational Briefing on August 10th held by the California Legislative Tri-Caucus, the Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, and African-American Caucuses. The intent of this briefing is to unveil four major California health assessment reports on Latinos, Asian Pacific Islanders, African Americans and Native Americans. (See attached Project Executive Summary.) The project has been implemented by the California Program on Access to Care (CPAC) and has been funded by The California Endowment. The briefing will be held in the State Capitol from 2-4pm on Thursday, August 10th in Room 447. There will be a reception held by CPAC and The California Endowment, and co-hosted by the Tri-Caucus in Room 211 from 5 to 6:30pm that evening.
We celebrate the efforts of the four ethnic partner agencies and the four research investigators who have carried out this important and historic effort. They include:
by Dean Preston of Tenants Together‚ Apr. 13‚ 2010
Remember Donald Sterling, the NBA team owner and Los Angeles mega-landlord who has been sued multiple times for outrageous housing discrimination, most recently by the U.S. Department of Justice? Sterling is back in the news this week, again for discrimination in his role as landlord. This time, however, Sterling convinced a California Court of Appeal that it was just fine for him to discriminate against a Section 8 tenant. At this point, anyone who still believes in the myth that judges are “liberal activists” needs to have his or her head examined.
By Carla Meyer
Published: Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 - 12:00 am | Page 3B
In the two decades Public Enemy frontman Chuck D has rapped and lectured about fighting the power, rap music has been swallowed by the mainstream, record companies have lost ground to the Internet, and the United States has elected an African American president.
Yet Chuck D, 49, the rapper, author and activist in town Thursday night to speak to California State University, Sacramento, students, still delivers what is in essence the same message: challenge authority and the consumer culture and make the most of educational opportunities.
In other words, as he told the crowd of 1,200 at the University Union during a free-form, humor-filled talk, "Have full capacity of yourself and do not be a robot."
That means always questioning what one is being fed, whether it is by MTV or people using the catchphrase "post-racial."
Theatre3 Productions Presents "The Meeting" By: Jeff Stetson, Based on Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X's 1 time meeting...Starring James Ellison, Romann Hodge and Brandon Rubin opens January 14-17th (with two shows on the 16th) at the Fred Robinson Center, Sacramento.
All tickets only $10.00! Get your's early this is guaranteed to be a sold out show!! We have some of the hottest actors in Sacramento!! Contact Sherry Dunn for Booking or Ticket Availability at (916) 256-9212 or Email: T3prods@yahoo.com
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March starts 8am, Mon, 01/18 at Oak Park Community Center, 3425 MLK Jr. Blvd. Join the Stop the Wars & End the Occupations Peace & Justice Contingent enroute 9:15am, Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sac.
Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sac., to march to the Convention Center, 13th and J streets.
Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies---or else? The chain reaction of evil---hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars---must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Today, I wept as my forehead was pressed against the wall of glass partitioning me and other National Civil Rights' Museum goers from the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, lie after he was shot down by an assassin's bullet on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tn. I wept for perhaps the greatest American civil rights' leader, but also for the man who had begun (against the wishes of many of his colleagues) to vigorously not only speak out against the murder in Vietnam, but also strenuously against militarism, which he called in his Building the Beloved Community (which I feel is King's opus) speech delivered at Riverside Church in NYC exactly one year before his death: one of the greatest of "evils" along with racism and poverty.
I also wept for my son, Casey, who was killed on the same day (April 4th) 36 years later and thousands of miles away. Dr. King and Casey were killed by the same evils: militarism, racism and poverty. Casey was killed by the racism of genocide against the Iraqi people; obviously gross militarism that led our nation to Iraq in the first place; and the poverty of being from a working class family that couldn't afford to send him to university. All of these factors combined also, obviously, killed Dr. King.
When: Monday, January 19, 2009
Time: March (8:00 AM) Celebration (10:30 AM)
Locations: March (see map) & Sacramento Convention Ctr.
Why: You are the Dream, and the Dream is Now!
Event Hotline: (916) 920-8655
Sacramento for Democracy invites you to attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual March. SFD will be marching with the anti-war coalition. We welcome you to join us.
Monday, Jan 19, 8:30am, Martin Luther King Jr March starts at the Oak Park Community Center, 3425 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. & goes to Sacramento Convention Center for program & displays at about 11:30. Join the Sacramento for Democracy contingent at 9:15am at Sac City College, 3855 Freeport Blvd. (The North Area March, begins at Grant High School the same time the Oak Park march begins at Oak Park (8:30 am). It goes directly to the Sacramento Convention Center. For more information, contact Thomas Burruss, March Coordinator: email@example.com)
Submitted by Dan Bacher on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 7:56am
RESULTS FROM THE SACRAMENTO BLACK POLITICAL CONVENTION
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A sample of the ballot results are as follows: for the presidential office, 90 votes cast for Barack Obama, 9 for Cynthia McKinney, 7 for Ralph Nader, 3 for John McCain and 2 for Alan Keyes. On the US Congressional District, District 3, 61 votes for Bill Durston, 21 votes for Dina Padilla, and 5 for Dan Lungren.