Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Just In

Hello, this is just in from the Unitarian Social Justice Coordinating Committee. The Unitarians are very active in the community and often host a variety of programs to support education and work within the larger community.

Rock Indiana with $2 Bills

Support Equal Rights for All Indiana Citizens Rock Indiana with $2 Bills! Beginning April 25th through August 31st
Show Indiana that you support equal rights by using $2 bills for your purchases. [You can request two dollar bills at a table in Fellowship Hall between services on Sunday.] Saturate the Indiana economy with money that represents equal rights for all Hoosiers and denounces SJR7 (Senate Joint Resolution 7) . SJR7 is the proposed amendment to the Indiana State Constitution to discriminate against all citizens who are not “œtraditionally married”. The amendment could have far reaching consequences for all Indiana citizens “gay or straight. The proposed UNconstitutional amendment reads as follows: Section 38. (a) Marriage in Indiana consists only of the union of one man and one woman. (b) This Constitution or any other Indiana law may not be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents of marriage be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups. If you oppose the discrimination that SJR7 represents, then Rock Indiana and participate to show your support for equal rights. Give those debit and credit cards a vacation and spend $2 bills whenever you patronize restaurants and movie theatres; shop for groceries, gasoline, home supplies, etc. Why $2 Bills? $2 bills are “œdifferent”, like those who are being discriminated against “yet $2 bills are legal and universally accepted “ as all citizens should be. Where Do We Get $2 Bills? They are available at most banks and will more than likely need to be ordered. Check with your bank. If ordering is necessary the turnaround time can be anywhere from 2-14 days. But there is no cost to order. And if you receive a $2 bill in change from a merchant, make sure it gets re-circulated into the Indiana economy. Making a Statement This campaign will make a statement, raise public awareness and demonstrate the economic impact of reasonable and fair-minded Hoosiers. So give those debit cards and credit cards a vacation for many of your purchases beginning April 25th. For more information about the $2 bill campaign, visit . We even provide a link for tracking your $2 bills! Remember . . . . . . . $2 Bills = Equal Rights

Two Wednesday Films, 4/27

Wednesday, April 27:
”XXI Century” Documentary Film Series, Part 4
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Monroe County Public Library, Room 1-C, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave.,

"War, Peace and Patriotism" looks at the realities of war, patriotism,
"chicken-hawks", nuclear weapons, and the Peace Movement, past and present.
Numerous Progressive voices are represented, including David Cline (Veterans
for Peace), Noam Chomsky, Greg Palast (investigative journalist with The
Guardian and BBC), Katha Pollitt (The Nation), Howard Zinn, Archbishop
Desmond Tutu, Pete Seeger, and Nelson Mandela, among others.
Bloomington Peace Action Coalition and Reel Democracy are pleased to present
the Bloomington premiere of the fourth installment of this critically
acclaimed documentary series, created by filmmakers Gabriele Zamparini and
Lorenzo Meccoli.
More information about the film series can be found at
and at the :XXI Century’swebsite “

Wednesday, April 27:
”Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties” film showing
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Ballantine Hall, Room 215, Indiana University campus, Bloomington
”œUnconstitutional”is the 2004 documentary by Robert Greenwald and Nonny de
la Pena, which brings light to the widespread ramifications of the PATRIOT Act.
Sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union and full of bipartisan
testimony by lawyers and policy makers, it follows the gripping real life
stories of people who have been affected by the PATRIOT Act. It explains the
process by which the Act was passed just 45 days after September 11, 2001
with virtually no congressional debate, and the widespread effects it is
having on our communities. A revealing and at times frightening account,
”Unconstitutional” details the shocking way that the civil liberties of
American citizens and immigrants alike have been infringed upon, curtailed
and rolled back since 9/11 and the PATRIOT Act.
For more information about the film, see:
Opportunities for discussion and letter-writing to Congressional representatives
will be offered after the film, which is about 1 hour long.

Community Justice & Mediation Center Benefit, 4/29

Friday, April 29:
”Jammin” for Justice”
A Benefit Show for the Community Justice & Mediation Center, will feature
the musical talents of Tom Roznowski, Lazy Susan (with Merrie Sloan and Kate
Long), and Frankie Camaro and Atomic Bombay, among others. Admission (21
years & older only): $5.00
Presented by the Community Justice and Mediation Center and WFHB Community
Questions? Email:
Time: 9:00 pm

Location: Second Story, 201 S. College (actually around the corner on 4th
), Bloomington


Check out the Bloomington, Indiana Blog or the Bloomington Alternative Media Blog for more info and events


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