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Monday, November 1, 2010

42nd Anniversary of AIM West Coast Conference Schedule

Hosted by AIM West:
42nd Anniversary of AIM
West Coast Conference
Censored News
Photo 2009/Brenda Norrell
November 22nd - 26th
Monday, November 22nd 10:00AM – 6:00PM
San Francisco City College, Mission Campus 1125
Valencia Street *
10:00am Welcoming ceremonies
Introduction; and theme, Climate Change, Land
and Self-Determination: topics to consider.
Guests speakers, Clyde Bellecourt and Yvonne
10:30am Press Conference
11:00am Panel on regional reports; and
state of the nation.
12:00pm Lunch (Bring or purchase
your own). Short film on AIM.
1:00pm Panel on Treaties and Agreements
Ratified and unratified; Federally Recognized,
2:45pm Break
3:00pm Panel on Health issues,
Diabetes, obesity; (Film ) “Food Security and
Sustainability” and MLPA
5:00pm Panel Status on Implementation
of “UN Declaration on the Rights
of Indigenous Peoples”
Solidarity with International relationships & UN
*location subject to change check website:
Tuesday, November 23rd, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Again at Mission Campus 1125 Valencia Street*
A complete day of contemporary topics/issues of
concern in reservation, rural and urban inter-tribal
10:15am Panel on freedom of religion,
sacred sites
Mineral Resources and Mining Extraction-Mother
Earth under attack
12:00pm Lunch. Film: “Poison Wind”
1:20pm Panel on immigration and
border issues
Prisoner rights and strategy for Leonard Peltier’
Executive Clemency
2:45pm Break
3:00pm AIM women support network
Leadership and panel discussion led by Yvonne
Swan and with Corine Fairbanks; General
discussion, open for comments
4:00pm Providing basic support
Building AIM chapters/affiliates/defining role of
support groups
5:00pm Discussion on & revisit position on
electoral, registration and voting process.
Revisit position on electoral process/participation
Wednesday, November 24th, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Bahai Center, 170 Valencia, SF (near 16th BART Station*
10:00am Preparations
Volunteers for turkey dinner are welcome, cooked
turkeys being prepared, arrangement of kitchen
“Unthanksgiving” Potluck dinner, special program.
“”The Eagle invites the Condor”. With guest
speakers to be announced and special invited guest
Clyde Bellecourt, National Speaker and drummers
and singers, with dance & musical performances.
2:00pm Dinner & Film “Reclaiming Their
Voices: The Native American Vote in
New Mexico & Beyond” Plus Q&A
5:00pm Panel on institutional racism,
mascots; Youth and justice
Thursday, November 25th, 4:00AM – 9:00AM
Alcatraz Island Annual Sunrise Gathering! AIM
Conferees welcomed all day to visit the Bay Area
Leaving from Hornblower Tours at Pier #31
For advance tickets call (415)981-7625 or visit
Friday, November 26th, 12:00PM – 12:00AM
*ALSO* Black Friday Emeryville Protest
For additional information on this day call:
Corrine Gould 510-575-8408
Meanwhile at Mission Campus*...
12:00pm Film: “The Fifth Gate”
with late great, Floyd Red Crow Westerman.
1:00 pm Discussion on Climate Change
COP-16; devise strategy with environmentalists,
allies and coalition building to contribute based on
the Bolivian Mother Earth Declaration April 2010
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Seek solutions to affects of REDD,
Developing strategies to challenge REDD advocates;
Social movements, coalition building vs. corporations.
5:00pm Announcements/closing prayer
And Later...
At the Bahai Center, 170 Valencia Street, SF*
With poets, Dr. Loco, local artists, hip-hop, youth
band “Savage” and “The Bob Young Project”, raffle,
refreshments, tickets $7-10 donation, slide scale,
support your local AIM!!
Also for housing call: Benny @ 415-200-6591 and
Felipe @ 925-219-2303
Webcasted by:
Also for additional information telephone 415-577-1492

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