Public Citizen for Aug 30, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
HOST EXCHANGE STUDENTS
COUNTYWIDE—Inter-Ed works exclusively with German students staying five or 10 months. Now sure about hosting? Try being a “welcome family,” for two or three weeks. (559) 930-7274. Pacific Intercultural Exchange also needs families to host foreign high school students from several countries for academic semester and year-stay programs. PIE also has travel/study program opportunities available for American high school students. (866) 546-1402.
WAR DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
CARMEL VALLEY—Tonight’s show, War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, kicks off a series of documentary films that will be screened on the last Friday of each month. The film by Norman Solomon, narrated by Sean Penn, examines a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the US into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. 6:30pm. Chapel of Community Church, 4590 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. Free. 624-7494.
ISRAEL’S DEPUTY CONSUL-GENERAL
MONTEREY—Bob Marley had a vision for world peace. In his spirit, this weekend’s Monterey Reggaefest (see pg. 42) introduces a peace park with exhibits and speakers from 22 countries. Hear Israel’s Deputy Consul-General, Ismail Khaldi, 3:30pm Sunday. Peace Park open both days 11am-7pm. Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd., Monterey. $28/day entrance to Reggaefest. 394-6534.
MONTEREY—City Council meets. 4pm. Council Chambers, corner of Pacific and Madison streets. Free. 646-3935.
SALINAS—Planning Commission meets. 3:30pm. Council Chambers, 200 Lincoln Ave, Salinas. Free. 758-7206.
BUILD IT GREEN
MOSS LANDING—The local US Green Building Council hosts a program about what local and state governments are doing to encourage green building. 5:30pm/refreshments; 6-8pm/program. Moss Landing Marine Labs, 8272 Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing. Free.