Monday, November 22, 2010

LIVE TODAY: AIM Conference, Nov. 22, 2010

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AIM International 42nd Anniversary, San Francisco, Nov. 22-26, 2010

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AIM West: www.aimwest.info
Monday, November 22nd 10:00AM – 6:00 pm
San Francisco City College, Mission Campus 1125 Valencia Street *
10:00 am Welcoming Ceremony, Introduction; and theme, Climate Change, Land and Self-Determination. Special Guests speakers: Clyde Bellecourt and Yvonne Swann.
10:30 am Press Conference – Light Breakfast
11:00 am Panel on regional reports; and state of the nation.
12:00 pm Lunch (provided by H.O.M.E.Y.) Short film on AIM.
1:00 pm Panel on Treaties and Agreements Ratified and unratified; Federally Recognized, Unrecognized/Disenrollment
2:45 pm Break
3: pm Panel on Health issues, Diabetes, obesity; (Film ) “Food Security and Sustainability” and MLPA
5:00 pm Panel Status on Implementation of “UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” Solidarity with International relationships & UN activities
*location subject to change check website: http://www.aimwest.info/
For additional information telephone 415-577-1492
Tuesday, November 23rd, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Again at Mission Campus 1125 Valencia Street*
10:15 am Panel on freedom of religion, sacred sites, Bloody Island, NAGPRA
Mineral Resources and Mining Extraction-Mother Earth under attack
12:00 pm Lunch. Film: “Poison Wind”
1:20 pm Panel on migration/immigration and border issues
Prisoner rights and strategy for Leonard Peltier’ Executive Clemency
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm AIM women support network
Leadership and panel discussion led by Yvonne Swan and with Corine Fairbanks; General discussion, open for comments
4:00 pm Providing basic support
Building AIM chapters/affiliates/defining role of support groups
5:00 pm Discussion on & revisit position on electoral, registration and voting process.
Wednesday, November 24th, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Bahai Center, 170 Valencia, SF (near 16th BART Station*
10:00 am Preparations
Volunteers for turkey dinner are welcome, cooked turkeys being prepared, arrangement of kitchen
12:00 pm CEREMONY & FEAST
Beginning of a special program. “”The Eagle invites the Condor”. With 2012 Mayan prophesy and solidarity speaker. Special invited guest Clyde Bellecourt, National Speaker , and drummers and singers, with dance & musical performances.
1:45 pm “Unthanksgiving” Potluck dinner & Film “Reclaiming Their Voices: The Native American Vote in New Mexico & Beyond” Plus Q&A
5:00 pm Panel on cultural and spiritual and youth development. Institutional racism and mascots.
Thursday, November 25th, 4:00AM – 9:00AM
Alcatraz Island Annual Sunrise Gathering! AIM Conferees welcomed all day to visit the Bay Area community!
Leaving from Hornblower Tours at Pier #31
For advance tickets call (415)981-7625 or visit www.alcatrazcruises.com/website/pprog-upcoming-events.aspx
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*...
12:00 pm Lunch & 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 toward Cancun Mexico, based on the Bolivian Mother Earth Declaration April 2010
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Seek solutions to affects of REDD
Developing strategies to challenge REDD advocates; Social movements, coalition building vs. corporations.
5:00 pm Closing General Assembly
5:45 pm Closing Ceremony and Announcements
And Later...
At the Bahai Center, 170 Valencia Street, SF*
Doors open 6:00pm “NATIVE AMERICAN DAY” Concert with poets, Dr. Loco, local artists, hip-hop, youth band “Savage” and “The Bob Young Project”, raffle, refreshments, and vendors. Tickets $7-10 donation, slide scale, support your local AIM!!
Also for housing call: Benny @ 415-200-6591 and Felipe @ 925-219-2303
Volunteer Coordinator - Laura (415) 410 8475

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