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The Friends Committee on National Legislation and Neighbors for Peace and Justice, San Fernando Valley invites you to a very special event in Studio City on 9/11/09. 

Resetting the U.S. Response to 9/11:

 Building Peace from Israel to Afghanistan 

Discussion with Jim Fine

Legislative Secretary for Foreign Policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation,

the largest peace lobby in Washington, DC.

Friday, September 11th

7:00 - 8:30pm


Please come to this vital discussion about our country’s course – war making or peace making.  And how you can make a difference.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City

12355 Moorpark Street

Studio City, California 91604

Light Refreshments


Escaping the disastrous consequences of the initial U.S. response to 9/11, with its reliance on unilateralism and military force, will require the successful implementation of new U.S. policies on Iraq, Iran, Israel-Palestine, and Afghanistan.  On the record to date, the Obama administration and Congress look like they are both part of the solution and part of the problem for an essential reset of post- 9/11 U.S. policies.  Rep. Howard Berman and other members of Congress will play an important role in pushing the administration in either a constructive or destructive direction.  Come for a discussion about encouraging your members of Congress (Berman and others) to reset the U.S. response to 9/11 and establish peace in the greater Middle East.

Friends Committee on National Legislation



Sunday May 17, 2009

A film by Bryan Single and Tim Beckett

Q&A after the screening.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City
12355 Moorpark St., Studio City CA 91604

Set in the East African country of Uganda, CHILDREN OF WAR is a moving film about the emotional and psychological consequences of violence on children who have been transformed into weapons of war and their struggle towards rehabilitation and reconciliation. The film is visually beautiful and inspiring in its message.





Ma  y 10, 2008  Occupation 101 - Anna Baltzar


 Anna Baltzar

Witness In Palestine, by Anna Baltzar

NPJ Planning Committee: Michele Hutchins, Jocelyne Fine, Liz Flores, Gil Schoor.  A/V - Wade Novin, MCs - Michele Hutchins & Elke Heitmeyer 




April 27, 2008  PEACE JAMORAMA for Agustin Aguayo 


Watch the film: "A Man Of Conscience" 

by Peter Dudar and Sally Marr

NPJ Planning Committee: Steve Fine, Steve Fine and Steve Fine.  Sound - Wade Novin  Speaker/Film Program MCs - Elke Heitmeyer & Shae Popovich.  Music Program MC - Steve Fine.


 Elga Aguayo, Shae Popovich, Agustin Aguayo, Steve Fine, Elke Heitmeyr

Jammin' after the open mic.

Center to right: Hendy Foote (singing in mic), Ric LaShever and Glory Mae. 

To receive a CD of Peace Jamorama.  





 Dahr Jamail has been a guest speaker at two NPJ forums.  The Unembedded Truth was held in February of 2007, with Sonali Kolhatkar from KPFK introducing Dahr.  Shae Popovich was the MC.

Dahr returned in November of 2007, this time with Jeremy Scahill.  Shae shared MC duties with Elke Heitmeyer.  Here are some photos from that event:

Elke Heitmeyer, Jeremy Scahill, Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail / Jeremy Scahill

At the NPJ table, Jocelyne Fine and Elizabeth Florez

Jabbar Magruder, Los Angeles Chapter, President, IVAW.  Speaking during the Q&A.

Our first community forum was in September of 2003.  It was to alert the public to the endless war policy of the Bush administration when they proposed the first "supplemental funding request" to continue military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Since then, we have hosted many forums, nearly twenty.  We continue to put on forums.  Last month we did two!  Peace Jamorama for Agustin Aguayo and Occupation 101 with Anna Balzar.


In the center column you will find links to individual forum pages, and a scrolling photo highlights of some of our forums down through the years. 


 In the right column is a list of past and upcoming forums, and links to forum CDs and DVDs.