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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.”
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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 www.apowerfulnoise.org.



Fair Trade Pasadena
March 19, 2010, 7:57 am
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Fair Trade Pasadena: A Better Pasadena, A Better World

A new group has moved into town, this time to make Pasadena an Offical Fair Trade Town U.S.A.!  The goal of the Fair Trade Towns USA initiative is to get schools, faith based groups, city governments, local businesses and media engaged in fair trade.

Fair trade is not about charity. It is a holistic approach to trade and development that aims to alter the ways in which commerce is conducted, so that trade can empower the poorest of the poor.

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