The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an immediate end to the violent repression against the people of Oaxaca by the State and Federal government and paramilitary groups, an investigation into the disappeared and murdered Mexican citizens and foreign nationals, and the release of all detained persons.
Join your NLG friends for Dinner, Drinks and a performance of Passing Strange at the Berkeley Rep.
6 p.m. Dinner and Drinks
8 p.m. Performance
Passing Strange is an exuberant stage show about an African American's search for authenticity through music. It's loaded with soulful lyrics, hook-filled melodies, sardonic insights and heartfelt passion.
Culture - Food - Discussion
7-9 pm at New College of California, 771 Valencia (btw 18th and 19th - near 16 St BART). $7-10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Over 750 activists have been killed in the Philippines since Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took office in 2001. Hundreds more have been harassed, displaced and/or disappeared. Of these over half came from the organized opposition movement, such as GABRIELA Women\'s Party and Bayan Muna. 80 of those killed were women - half of those were GABRIELA Women\'s Party organizers.
Come get trained as a legal observer! Guildies in green hats are always in demand at Bay Area protests. Our next training will be held on October 5 at 7pm.
Election results are in for the 2006-2007 Executive Board!
5:30 – 8 P.M.
The San Francisco Public Library: 100 Larkin St., (at Grove).
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, located on the Library's lower level, (Enter 30 Grove St., proceed down stairs).
The NLGSF is electing 8 new at-large members of our Executive Board and all 4 of our Executive Officers. This will be combined with a pre-convention discussion in San Francisco. The full election procedures are available here. Note that absentee voting is possible.
Join us this for our 38th annual Progressive Lawyering Day (PLD) - an event for progressive law students from throughout the Bay Area, this year featuring keynote speaker Angela Davis.
At Barrows Hall, U.C. Berkeley Campus
Panels Throughout the Day:
Over 200 Bay Area law students and activists gathered for the 38th Annual Progressive Lawyering Day, sponsored by the NLG and presented by law student members, this Saturday on the UC Berkeley Campus.
Law students came from UC Hastings College of Law, New College of California School of Law, Golden Gate University, University of San Francisco, Stanford University, Pacific McGeorge University, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley.
Lawyers Guild Hopeful, Strong Free Speech Decision Possible
SAN FRANCISCO – One three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted bail to Josh Wolf – the independent journalist and blogger who was jailed August 1st for refusing to turn over video footage to a federal grand jury - only to have a separate panel revoke bail in mid-September.