Benefit for the Democratic National Committee
Sep. 5, 2004
to 10:00 pm
help protect—freedom of expression in the arts
and media at this house party chaired by prominent members
of the Los Angeles film and political communities. Chairs
include Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres, Joss Whedon,
and CA State Senator Jack Scott.
Enjoy live music, comedy, poetry, and art. Comic Taylor
Negron and artists Elender Wall and Bryant Kong headline
the entertainment. Speakers include LA City Council
members Antonio Villaraigosa and Eric Garcetti.
Home of Jain and Eliot Sekuler, 1109 Oneonta Drive,
Suggested donation of $50+ by check to the
Democratic National Committee, at the door. Call (323)
225-0501 to RSVP.
Park at nearby Holy Mary Coptic Church, 4900 Cleland
Drive, Mount Washington, and board a shuttle to the
Sep. 8, 2004
to 8:30 pm
Come to a
wine and food extravaganza in a fantastic downtown San
Francisco gallery space to support MoveOn.org
and help "86 Bush" and his
administration from the White House this November.
and drink from 13 top restaurants and 17 top wineries,
live music, guest speakers, and a silent auction. Of
course, artists Elender Wall and Bryant Kong will be
there to perform The Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld.
restaurants and wineries include (partial list): Boulevard,
Fringale, Hayes Street Grill, Zuni Cafe, Glen Vineyards,
Talley Vineyards, White Rock Vineyards. The event's
goal is to raise more than $25,000 for MoveOn PAC.
Urbis Artium Gallery, 140 2nd St., 6th floor
at Mission in downtown San Francisco.
Suggested donation of $50+ by check to MoveOn
PAC at the door, or donate in advance at the 86
Leave time for street parking or come by transit to
for New Americans
Sep. 12, 2004
Bryant will perform a Benefit Concert
in support of Justice
for New Americans, a non-profit organization
which advocates for immigrants' civil rights. The organization's
activities are especially important today due to the
US Patriot Act.
commemorates the anniversary of Wen Ho Lee's return
to freedom (JNA was previously WenHoLee.org, in support
of the Los Alamos scientist who was accused of espionage)
and the memory of Kent Dedrick, benefactor of progressive
causes and one of Lee's great supporters.
includes remembrances, a reception, and a CD signing
with the artists.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St.
at Geary in central San Francisco. Concert takes place
in the chapel.
Advance reservations $35 by check to J4NA Foundation/Benefit
Concert, mail to Justice for New Americans, PO Box 120,
Fremont, CA 94537. At the door $25 standard admission,
$15 seniors and students with ID.
Not too bad on adjacent streets. Or come by transit
to this central location (38 Geary bus from Powell station,
or any bus up Van Ness from Van Ness station).
Parties for Kerry
Lawyers for Kerry-Edwards
Sep. 19, 2004
Brunch, Sherman Oaks: 11:30 am
Garden Party, Hancock Park: 4:00 pm
and live entertainment at these intimate house parties
organized by the Los Angeles chapter of Lawyers
for Kerry-Edwards. Of particular interest to
those tracking the progress of the Kerry campaign.
the campaign's legal and accounting compliance fund:
raising this official fund privately enables public
funds to be spent on campaigning. Hear live remarks
by Mark Berman, the group's Mass. co-chair and law school
classmate of John Kerry, and talk by phone with Philip
O'Neill, Chair of the campaign's Middle East Foreign
Policy Task Force.
schedule: Brunch 11:30 am. Entertainment: 12:15
pm. Remarks: 1:00 pm.
Party schedule: Refreshments 4:00 pm. Entertainment
4:30 pm. Remarks 5:00 pm.
Brunch at Lieberman Residence, Valley Vista Blvd.,
Sherman Oaks. Garden Party at Christa/Jackson
Residence, South Lorraine Blvd., Hancock Park.
Requested contribution by check to Kerry-Edwards
2004, GELAC Fund, at the door. Brunch: $150. Garden
Party: $200. Public interest, nonprofit, student: $45.
Call (323) 931-0267 to RSVP and for street address and
Street parking in residential neighborhoods.