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Pacifica Campaign Washington DC Office Update


Wešre open for business! Vigil this week Weds-Fri.! This update includes:
1. Introduction
2. Current Schedule of Events
3. Wish List

Meeting to Plan for the Pacifica Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 1st, 7 PM
Pacifica Campaign DC Office
2329 Champlain St., NW 2nd Floor (IMC)
Washington, DC (Adams Morgan)
One block East of 18th, between Columbia and Kalorama

1. Introduction

Countdown to the Pacifica National Board Meeting, Nov. 17-18 2001

Washington, DC

The struggle to reclaim the Pacifica network and WPFW is at a critical moment. The rogue majority on the Board of Directors is trying to consolidate their grip on the Foundation, with the possibility of the sale of the stations a real possibility.

The resistance to this takeover continues to grow: a network in exile flourishes, with Democracy Now! in Exile, Free Speech Radio News, wbix.org internet radio working in DC to start WPFW-Radio in Exile, broad-based grassroots organizations of listeners and Local Advisory Boards, and strengthened connections to the global media democracy movement and the Independent Media Centers.

Times like these demonstrate our need for Pacifica, and for daily reporting like that currently denied to audiences in four of Pacificašs five metropolitan listening areas (including DC). This is a moment in the Pacifica struggle when the effort and participation of every person counts. Consider joining in any of the following coming activities and planning sessions. This schedule is initial. As we meet and organize, more gatherings, projects and outreach opportunities will arise. Please check frequently the Nov. 17-18 Organizing info at http://www.pacificacampaign.org/nov17index.asp, or call the campaignšs DC office at 202-483-0894

2. Calendar of Events

Oct. 31/Nov. 1-2 Weds.-Thurs.-Fri. 5-6 PM
Vigil at National Assoc. of Home Builders
1201 15th street, NW at M St.
Washington, DC 20005
Between Farragut North and McPherson Square Metro Stops
Hear Democracy Now! in Exile while protesting at the NAHB. Pacifica Board Vice Chair Ken Ford works there. He recently equated Pacifica activists to the Al Qaeda terrorist network (on the San Francisco Examiner, no less). We will peacefully vigil and alert his coworkers to his conduct while playing one hour of each given dayšs Democracy Now! in Exilešs War and Peace Report. Join Us! For a report on Fordšs comments, see http://pacificacampaign.org/alert1024.asp

Nov. 1 Thurs. 7 PM
Pacifica Campaign DC organizational meeting:
1st of 3 before the Board meeting
2329 Champlain St., NW 2nd Floor (IMC)
Washington, DC (Adams Morgan ­ just down the street from WPFW)
One block East of 18th, between Columbia and Kalorama
Where the nuts and bolts of organizing gets done. If you can only attend one event, please consider coming to this one.

Nov 3 Sat., 4-8:30 PM
Starving for Good Radio in DC? Jazz, Salsa, Hip Hop and Politics
All Souls Church, Unitarian
16th St. NW at Harvard St., Washington, DC
Come make radio with the leaders of the Latino, African, Jewish, Indigenous and Arab American communities as well as activists, legal, foreign policy and media experts.
Radio/media/journalism/webcasting workshops for all ages
Webcast live on www.wbix.org WBAI/WPFW Radio in Exile $10 requested, none turned away

Nov. 3 Sat., 6-11 PM
Support the Independent Media Center (IMC) Free Press Newspaper
Kaffa Haus, 1212 U St., next to U St./Cardozo Metro
Info: http://dc.indymedia.org or call 202-483-3700
Films! Music! Open Mic! $5 requestesd, none turned away

Nov. 4 Sun. 10 AM to 10 PM
DC Independent Media Center Open House
2329 Champlain St., NW 2nd Floor (IMC)
Washington, DC (Adams Morgan)
One block East of 18th, between Columbia and Kalorama
Meet the indy journalists that do corporate-free reporting at http://dc.indymedia.org/ Learn what goes into the creation of a local/global information and opinion newswire. Get involved with print, photo, audio, video and technical/web teams. A great opportunity to acquire and share skills.

Nov. 8 Thurs. 7 PM
Pacifica Campaign DC organizational meeting:
2nd of 3 before the Board meeting
2329 Champlain St., NW 2nd Floor (IMC)
Washington, DC (Adams Morgan ­ just down the street from WPFW)
One block East of 18th, between Columbia and Kalorama

Nov. 8 Thurs 9:30 PM (following the meeting)
Video Screening: KPFA On The Air
Independent Media Center (IMC)
2329 Champlain St., NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC
The history of Pacifica up to the Berkeley crisis of 1999. Narrated by Alice Walker.
Free. About one hour.

Nov. 14, Weds. 7 PM
WPFW Local Advisory Board Regular Monthly Meeting
The National Press Building
Conference Room 1258
14th and F NW near Metro Center
for more info see http://wpfw.org

Nov. 15 Thurs. 7 PM
Pacifica Campaign DC organizational meeting:
Final of 3 before the Board meeting
2329 Champlain St., NW 2nd Floor (IMC)
Washington, DC (Adams Morgan ­ just down the street from WPFW)
One block East of 18th, between Columbia and Kalorama

Nov. 16 Fri Evening
Pacifica Crisis Forum I
Time and place TBA

Nov. 17 Sat. All Day
Pacifica Board of Directors Meeting
Location TBA

Nov. 17 Sat. Evening
Pacifica Crisis Forum II
Time and Place TBA
Amy Goodman keynote

Nov. 18 Sun. 8 ­ noon (usually)
Pacifica Board of Directors Meeting
Time and Place TBA

3. Wish List ­ donations or loans greatly appreciated
This is just a quick list of what we could use to get up to speed at the office:
Fax machine
Telephones
Chairs
Mac-compatible printer
Digital camera
Video Camera
Housing for out-of town activists ­ mostly Nov. 17th.
Functioning vehicle

Pacifica Campaign
DC Office
2329 Champlain St. NW
Washington, DC 20009-2666

tel: 202-483-0894
fax: 202-483-4887
info@pacificacampaign.org

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