SF Bay Area Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare
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Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The former president of the National Lawyers Guild and criminal defense attorney is a legal scholar, political analyst and social critic who is editor and contributor to Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues.
Lisa Hajjar, is a professor of sociology at the University of California – Santa Barbara, with courtesy appointments in Global and International Studies, and Middle East Studies. She is a contributor to Life in the Age of Drone Warfare. Her work focuses mainly on issues relating to law and conflict, military courts and occupations, human rights and international law, and torture and targeted killing.
Lisa Ling, is a former technical sergeant in? the U.S. Air Force. She is featured in the heralded documentary National Bird, which, according to The Washington Post, is “artful, profoundly unsettling.” In an article for The Guardian, Ling noted how little the public knew about the U.S. drone program and its consequences.
A film produced by the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare for use in congregations will be screened along with a half-hour version of National Bird
Issues addressed include:
Why is the faith community concerned about drone warfare?
What is the effect of drone warfare on drone operators?
Registration is free, but a free-will offering will be taken. Lunch will be provided. Please register below. For more information, please call 415-350-9305 or visit www.interfaithdronenetwork.org
Co-sponsored by Pacific School of Religion and the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare
TransDance Ritual Benefit for Bay Area Rising
Dance Alive Your Embodiment, Blessings and Belonging
A Women’s TransDance Ritual with Heather Munro Pierce
Come dive into the dance in a safe and supportive space to release and renew into this new year.
Each TransDance Journey begins with a movement meditation designed to unlock and unlayer unnecessary tension and invite you into a deeper experience of enlivened embodiment. We then explore through intention, imagination and freeform ecstatic dance a symbol, theme or ritual as a gateway to conscious awakening and the celebration of life.
Spaciously facilitated. All movement is at your own pace. Beginner and experienced movers welcome!
BENEFIT RSVP at http://meetu.ps/e/DLmvK/wN2mx/f
Doors open 6:45–No one admitted after 7:15 –End approx 9:00pm
4920 Telegraph Ave. Oakland
Recommended Donation $20- $50+
No one turned away for lack of funds
P.S. LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING at http://meetu.ps/e/DLmvK/wN2mx/f
Heather Munro Pierce is a modern-day temple dancer and embodiment guide. She is the founder of Women’s TransDance, a vibrant community of conscious dancers and the director of Temple Dara in Oakland.
Women’s TransDance Circles are an invitation to deepen your dance, starting wherever you are, to cultivate and refine skills that support movement medicine, conscious awakening and deep self-care.
Come join other joyous, juicy, wondrous women to dance in the fullness of darkness, light, beauty and sisterhood!
MORE INFO FOR DANCE CIRCLES http://meetu.ps/e/DJv1q/wN2mx/f
Above: Bay Area Rising’s Break the Chain in Oakland led by Heather and Sridevi
Hope you can all make it!
Journey to Belonging
Celebrating the World We Wish to Weave…
Along with the global One Billion Rising Solidarity movement, we stand up and speak out against violence against women and girls and affirm our vision for a world of peace, justice, and love. Belonging is the emotional heart of solidarity. In the midst of violent targeting of our communities, we continue to long for and build a world of beauty and joy where everyone belongs to each other, to family, to the Earth.
From 4-6PM, Laurie Marshall leads a collaborative Singing Tree art project and Destiny Arts teachers lead self-defense class for youth ages 6-12.
From 7-9PM, join gina Breedlove, Afia Walking Tree, the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company, and more for Bay Area Rising’s 5th community performance ritual for spoken word, drum and dance, deep sound and drum healing, and the Break the Chain group dance.
Everyone is welcome.
When: Wednesday February 14th, 2018
Where: Destiny Arts 970 Grace Avenue, Oakland CA
How: reserve or purchase tickets here (Total of 150 tickets available)
Youth Activities: Two sessions: 4:00PM to 5:00PM and 5:00PM to 6:00PM (ages 6-12 and their families). Tickets are FREE but must be reserved for non-Destiny Arts youth (limit 4 per transaction).
Main Event: 7:00PM to 9:00PM (all ages—some mature content). Ticket prices range from $10-$35. Total capacity 150.
Above: The Taveuni Singing Tree of Healing, made by people in Fiji, and facilitated by Deborah DeLap Palmer of West Virginia. The Singing Tree Forest was founded by Laurie Marshall of Create Peace Project. It is comprised of 49 collaborative murals made by 18,000 people from 50 countries.