Premiere of "Walking Rainbow: Fred Moore Remembered", a 30-minute documentary about the life and legacy of radical pacifist Fred Moore, Sunday, 23 October 2005, 8 p.m. at the Film Arts Foundation screening room at the Independent Film Center, 145 Ninth Street, between Mission and Howard Streets, San Francisco. RSVP to Markley Morris . "A community organizer, inventor, and ground-breaking peace activist, Fred Moore did more than preach peace: he devoted his life to transforming his ideals into action. Fred Moore's lifelong commitment to social justice inspired all around him; from Quakers to anarchists, from computer scientists to conscientious objectors. His groundbreaking 1959 sit-in and fast at UC Berkeley helped spark a new era of political protest. His early efforts with the Homebrew Computer Club brought his idealism to the creation of the personal computer. And his record of civil disobedience, arrests and incarceration set an example for a generation of peace activists. Seven years in the making, this documentary about Moore and his legacy features interviews and reminiscences, amplified by period footage and extensive archival material. The screening is free but the filmmaker is trying to raise distribution funds. For a tax deductible contribution, make out the check to Eschaton Foundation with "Walking Rainbow" on the memo line. (Eschaton is the parent of the Resource Center for Nonviolence.) DVDs and VHS copies will be available for $15 (plus $3 shipping if mailed).
Remember The Draft? Honoring Resistance from Viet Nam to Iraq fundraising dinner for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Thursday, 27 October 2005, 7, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street at Geary Blvd., San Francisco. "Honor those who risked their lives and reputations as conscientious objectors, draft counselors and resisters during the Vietnam War. Welcome those who are resisting today. Individual tickets begin at $50 and low-income tickets are available. Underwriting for youth attenders sought. For reservations, call Ann Goett, 415-565-0201 ext. 25."
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