Monday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Islamic Cultural Center, 2111 E. Nees Ave., Fresno (between Maple and Chestnut): An Evening and Book signing with Medea Benjamin. For more information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org; 559-297-9535. Medea Benjamin is a political activist, best known for her co-founding of Code Pink and Global Exchange. Her book “Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection” will be available for sale. Medea has won many awards, including the MLK Jr. Peace Prize and the Gandhi Peace Prize “to honor her for her unyielding advocacy for social justice for over 30 years.” This event is being co-sponsored by the Islamic Cultural Center, Fresno Center for Nonviolence, Peace Fresno, WILPF, Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley, Progressive Democrats of America, Palestine Freedom Project. Tickets are $5.00.
Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Community United Church of Christ, 5550 N. Fresno Street. Nawal Slemiah of Women in Hebron – Palestinian Women’s Empowerment under Occupation, speaking in Fresno about life in Palestine and the work of the Women in Hebron Embroidery Cooperative. Hosted by Tully Partnerships. Nawal will have WiH items for sale and refreshments will be served after the talk. Learn more at http://womeninhebron.com/ & www.tullypartnerships.org. Co-sponsors Peace Fresno, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and Fresno Center for Nonviolence. FREE to the public and wheelchair accessible.
Thursday, November 3, 6:30-8 pm at Betty Rodriguez Library, 3040 N. Cedar
“Media Coverage of 2016 Presidential Election,” Speaker David Barsamian, PRODUCER of ALTERNATIVE RADIO www.alternativeradio.org – Independent media with no ads or corporate funding for 30 years! His show airs on KFCF 11-12 am, Wednesdays. Hosted by Peace Fresno and Fresno Center for Nonviolence. Free to the public and wheelchair accessible.
Wednesday, November 9 3-3:30 p.m. on KFCF 88.1, The Fresno Center for Nonviolence monthly “Stir It Up” radio show will be hosted by Richard Stone and he will be talking to Hollis Higgins and other members of Spokane Veterans for Peace Chapter 35. Veterans For Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. Their focus has been about speaking out against the true impacts and costs of war. Hollis Higgins was on our Center for Nonviolence many years ago.
Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness (SE Corner Van Ness/McKinley)
Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, November 3 at 1 p.m.
Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victims’ families. The film exposes how the powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting responsible legislation for the sake of profit – and thereby putting people in danger.
The film looks into gun tragedies that include unintentional shootings, domestic violence, suicides, mass shootings and trafficking – and what we can do to put an end to this profit-driven crisis. Through this film and campaign, Brave New Films will work with partners to fight for a country where public safety is more valued than profit.