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September 20, 2005

Loads of Events for People Who Care!

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 7:30pm
"Iron Jawed Angels" Free Screening

Gemini Theater Company
7501 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
412.243.6464

Ladies Involved For Equality will present a free showing of the HBO Film Iron Jawed Angels, at the Gemini Theater, Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 P.M. Iron Jawed Angels tells the story of Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, Inez Millholland, and many of the brave women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing votes for women. The film features notable performances from Hillary Swank, Angelica Huston, Frances O'Connor, Molly Parker, and Julia Ormand. The goal of the screening is to register women voters and convince those who vote only occasionally to make casting a ballot in every election a priority.


UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to equipment issues. It may be rescheduled.

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 7:30pm
"Beyond the PATRIOT Act" Screening

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium in Oakland

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- September 12, 2005 -- The Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the University of Pittsburgh student ACLU will host a screening of the first episode of the new television series The ACLU Freedom Files on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 pm in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium in Oakland. This special screening will highlight the Pittsburghers featured in the first episode, a number of whom will be present to speak and answer questions.

Future episodes of The ACLU Freedom Files-covering topics from gay and lesbian rights to drug policy, women's rights and racial profiling-will air monthly on the second Thursday of each month. They can also be viewed via the internet or by ordering a DVD at www.aclu.tv.

The screening on September 21 is free and open to the public. Screenings for future episodes are also being planned.

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THURSDAY, Sept 22, 7:00pm
Drinking Liberally


Finnegan's Wake, 20 E General Robinson St (on the North Shore, across from PNC Park and the Warhol Museum)
When the Pirates are in town, we will meet instead at The Church Brew Works, 3525 Liberty Avenue in Lawrenceville. Join the mailing list to receive updates on each week's location.

Hosted by John Tadler, pittsburgh (at) drinkingliberally.org

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FRIDAY, September 23, 2005 at 7:00 pm
Pennsylvania Young Democrats Quarterly Meeting

Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Plaza
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(in coordination with the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee Meeting)
Followed by a Free Party Hosted by:

Governor Ed Rendell, Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll, U.S. Senate Candidate Bob Casey at Finnegan's Wake at 8:00 pm
Free shuttle service to and from the Omni William Penn.
And Another Free Party Hosted by: AYD/Stonewall Democrats Party at the Omni William Penn from 10:00 until ?

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SATURDAY, Sept. 24, 10 am
Wake up, get out of bed and get geared up for 2006 at:

"I'm Young, I'm a Democrat, I'm Voting"
Saturday, September 24, 10:00 am
Omni William Penn
A training session on tapping the potential of young voters and organizers featuring: Renee Gillinger, PA Director of the National Stonewall Democrats/Liberty PA, former Director for the Young Voter Alliance in 2004; and Pat Clark, of the Ground Zero Action Network and Jackson/Clark Partners.

This weekend provides an incredible opportunity to interact with YDs throughout Pennsylvania, learn from each other and from leaders in the world of Democratic politics and government as we gear up to defeat Santorum, re-elect Governor Ed Rendell and take back the State Legislature next year. The Board has a number of exciting initiatives to present, including the introduction of DEMopolis, provided by Young Democrats of America, a free service through which County chapters can create free websites and communicate more easily with their membership.

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SATURDAY, Sept. 24
Three Days of Action in Washington, D.C.

sponsored by United for Peace and Justice

Sat., 9/24 - Massive March, Rally & Festival
Sun., 9/25 - Interfaith Service, Grassroots Training
Mon., 9/26 - Lobby Day, Mass Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Disobedience

From September 24-26, Washington, DC will be the setting for the largest mobilization since the RNC protests: tens of thousands are expected to converge on the Nation's capitol for three days of mass action to demand an end to the war in Iraq. As the IMF and World Bank's meeting will also be taking place that weekend, the mobilization presents a rare opportunity to bring together anti-war and global justice activists to strike back against the Empire.

Summary of events:


  • On Saturday, 9/24, United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) will hold a permitted march that begins at 11:30 am at the Elipse. This will be the largest of all the events.
  • On Saturday night, a concert featuring, Jello Biafra and others called "Operation Cease Fire" will take place at the Washington Monument.
  • UFPJ will have an "AntiWar Fair" on Saturday and Sunday.
  • UFPJ is also organizing an "interfaith service" for Sunday featuring Danny Glover.
  • Mobilization for Global Justice (MGJ) is organizing various events and has called for nonviolent direct action relating to the IMF/WB for Friday - Sunday
  • On Monday, a number of groups working through UFPJ are planning a mass nonviolent direct action at the White House for monday. The War Resistors League and Direct Action Tendency may call for nonviolent direct action at the Pentagon.
  • Monday will also be a "grassroots lobby day" on Monday, called by UFPJ.

  • BUS INFO:
    Bus registration has been reopened - reserve your seats until Thursday, September 22!
    Go to Thomas Merton Center to reserve seats.

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    MONDAY Sept. 26, 6-9pm
    Dan Onorato's End of Summer Spectacular

    (A Young Professional Event) with Chris Heinz
    And Musical Guests Kelsey and the Rest of the Week Band

    WHERE :
    The Boardwalk
    In the Strip District
    Pittsburgh

    COST:
    $25.00 PER PERSON
    R.S.V.P at onorato-party@hotmail.com
    Please include number of admissions, name, home address, business address and email.
    Please make checks payable to: Friends of Dan Onorato (No Corporate Donations Please)

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    THURSDAY, Sept 29, 7:00pm
    Drinking Liberally


    Finnegan's Wake, 20 E General Robinson St (on the North Shore, across from PNC Park and the Warhol Museum)
    When the Pirates are in town, we will meet instead at The Church Brew Works, 3525 Liberty Avenue in Lawrenceville. Join the mailing list to receive updates on each week's location.

    Hosted by John Tadler, pittsburgh (at) drinkingliberally.org

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    SUNDAY Oct. 2, Noon-4pm
    2nd Annual Dan Onorato Family Picnic
    with Special Guests TBA
    WHERE:
    South Park Fair Grounds; The Museum Building Directly across from the South Park Administrative Building
    100 Buffalo Drive, South Park
    WHEN:
    Sunday, October 2 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
    (Don't worry Steelers' fans. The picnic is scheduled for the Black and Gold's bye week.)
    COST:
    Free!
    Directions:
    From Pittsburgh take Route 51 to Route 88 South. Follow Route 88 for 5 miles. Bear left onto Corrigan Road and enter the Park. Stay on Corrigan for 3 miles and at the stop sign turn right onto Brownsville Road and then enter the Fairground's lot.

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    WEDNESDAY Oct. 5, 7:00pm
    Democracy for Pittsburgh October Meeting

    Event Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2005
    Event Time: 7:00 PM
    Venue Name: Ryan's Pub
    Address: 607 S Braddock Ave
    City: Pittsburgh
    State: PA
    Zip Code: 15221

    R.S.V.P. here

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