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The Response & Amensty International

Free Screening of “The Response”

Amnesty International Group 22’s monthly meeting June 24, 2010, 7:30 PM will be held in the lounge of the Cal Tech Y, at 1350 San Pasqual, between Hill and Holliston, south side. (Just behind the two curving walls forming a gate to a path. Signs will be posted. Also see the map.

To coincide with the June 26th International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and Amnesty International’s Counter Terror with Justice campaign, we will have a showing of “The Response”. A discussion will follow.  Please join us! Refreshments, Fair Trade included, will be provided.

About the film: “THE RESPONSE” is a courtroom drama based upon the actual transcripts of the Guantanamo military tribunals (known as CSRTs). In the film, three military judges must decide the fate of a suspected enemy combatant. Is he guilty of providing material support to Al-Qaeda, leading to the deaths  of several American soldiers? Or is he an innocent victim of circumstances as he claims?

The film has screened at the Pentagon, Congress, West Point, the Department of Justice, foreign embassies, universities and law schools including Harvard, Columbia and UCLA, and film festivals across the country including seven Academy Award qualifying festivals.”

Nueva Vida

Join us along with Fair Trade Pasadena and Fair Trade South Pas throughout the weekend as we introduce Nueva Vida, a Nicaraguan Fair Trade Sewing Co-op (all free)!

Art by Dewey Tafoya (get your T Shirt Sat & Sunday night!)

Ten Thousand Villages on Saturday the 22nd from 1 – 4 pm at 567 S. Lake Ave.

Enjoy fair trade treats, hear the women share their story, mingle with others, surrounded by beautiful, fairly traded handicrafts, body-care, edibles and a whole lot more.

Mennonite Church Sunday (23rd) morning at 11 am at 1041 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107

Nueva Vida will have an opportunity to share their story at the 11 o’clock service. Come get inspired and hear howa  fair trade cooperative sustained these women.

Holy Family Catholic Church, South Pasadena for the Fair Trade South Pasadena Kick-off  Sunday the 23rd at 6:30 – 8pm.  1524 Fremont Ave in South Pasadena

TASTE free Fair Trade wine, coffee, and chocolate! MEET Nueva Vida, a Nicaraguan Fair Trade Sewing Co-op, and other Fair Traders in our community.  ENJOY music, live tee-shirt silk-screening with artist Dewey Tafoya (available for purchase), free Ben & Jerry’s Fair Trade Ice Cream and more. LEARN all about Fair Trade and the Fair Trade Towns movement in a relaxed friendly atmosphere! FIND out what Fair Trade is all about and which South Pasadena businesses feature Fair Trade products in their stores

Conscientious Projector: A Powerful Noise

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day in Pasadena by attending a free screening at The Armory Center for the Arts with Conscientious Projector!

Voices for Women’s Rights Sounding A Powerful Noise

The burgeoning international women’s empowerment movement is personified in the stories of three extraordinary women from different parts of the world in A Powerful Noise, this month’s Conscientious Projector selection, screening on Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m. at The Armory Center for the Arts. From executive producer Sheila C. Johnson, Black Entertainment Television co-founder and Global Ambassador for the humanitarian organization CARE, this beautifully-made, moving film shows how these inspiring women–a young HIV-positive widow from Vietnam, a former refugee and survivor of the war in Bosnia, and an advocate for girls’ education in Mali–rise above their own desperate circumstances to become leaders in the fight against poverty and discrimination in their communities and advance the causes of justice and opportunity for women and girls.

A community discussion with Fair Trade Pasadena follows the film. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons. For more information, contact Marty Coleman at 626.792.4941 or visit and watch a trailer at


Come to the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena this Thursday, March 11th at 7 pm to watch a Conscientious Projector screening of Jeremy Seifert’s documentary, “Dive!

Grocery stores around the country are filling their dumpsters with food. Not rotten, spoiled food, but billions of pounds of good, edible food.

Why? Because the expiration date is nearing? Because it costs less to simply throw away excess food rather than do something helpful with it? Whatever the answer, the contradiction is profound: good, edible food is being thrown away in the very same communities where people are going hungry.

Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they “dumpster dive” in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.’s supermarkets. In the process, they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it.

In the meantime, Seifert and friends no longer spend money on groceries. With nothing more than a big appetite and a strong stomach, they “dive” for Pacific Salmon, American Ground Beef, New Zealand Lamb Chops, Free-Range Whole Chickens, Pork Loins, and loads of fresh fruit, vegetables, and bread. Totally edible, totally free, and totally illegal.

Why aren’t grocery stores giving the food to people who need it? Seifert takes this question to corporate front offices in an attempt to find out. The result is equal parts entertainment, guerrilla journalism, and call to action.

The power of the film lies in its ability to motivate: it will move you to question the manager at your supermarket; it will move you to learn about food waste and the role it plays in your community. In the end, you might even find yourself in a dumpster.

Watch the trailer and join us Thursday for Dive! in its entirety for free!

The Armory is located in Old Pasadena at
145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California 91103

Celebrating Women’s Day

Find out more about “At the End of Slavery” or watch the trailer below.

A Sea Change
January 13, 2010, 3:56 am
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Imagine a world without fish. Ocean acidification has been called the “evil twin” of climate crisis. Excess carbon dioxide in Earth’s oceans is changing sea water chemistry and could, if unchecked, result in dead oceans, the extinction of sea life and the eradication of the primary protein source of one billion of the world’s people. Barbara Ettinger’s elegiac, beautifully-made, award-winning documentary A Sea Change tells the story of Sven Huseby, a retired history teacher whose love of and concern for oceans, ocean life and his grandson Elias’ future takes him on explorations to Alaska, Washington state, California and Norway in a fact-finding investigation that brings the looming global tragedy to light.

A community discussion will follow the film.  Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons. Conscientious Projector is sponsored by Sustainable World, a Peace & Justice Ministry of All Saints Church, in association with The Armory Center for the Arts.  For more information, contact Marty Coleman at 626.792.4941 or visit

Gallery at the End of the World

Come support local artists at McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World, December 3-6th, 2009!

6-9 p.m. Dec. 3 artist reception, free.

7 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 4, First Friday Art Club, $5, includes entertainment and refreshments.

Saturday potluck barbecue, please bring a dish to share.

Sunday brunch, dish to share is welcome.

View artwork by Leigh Adams and more than 25 other artists

Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 3-6

Gallery at the End of the World

2475 N. Lake Ave.



The Underground Arts Society opened its doors 6 yrears ago in hopes of bringing a venue that promotes novice and seasoned artists to the community. We are a non-profit organization for the artists and by the artists. The Gallery at the End of the World realizes the difficulties artists today face in trying to secure a gallery exhibit. We open our doors to a plethora of talent and created a melting pot for all those who have the desire to further their en devours in the arts. We don’t curate shows, and feel that this allows our exhibits to flow from a more natural base, the artists themselves. The gallery itself is an evolving installation conforming to meet our needs for showing art.

(626) 794-8779