Come see a powerful film

“A Force More Powerful:

A Century of Non-violent Combat”

Saturday, December 9, 2006

7:00 p.m.

SF Quaker Meetinghouse

65 Ninth Street (between Market and Mission)

San Francisco

Discussion afterwards with David Hartsough,

member of San Francisco Friends Meeting and

co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce

Dessert Potluck

“A Force More Powerful” explores one of the 20th century's most important but least-understood stories – how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. Narrated by Ben Kingsley, it premiered on PBS in September 2000.

This film presentation is sponsored by

San Francisco Friends Meeting (Quakers).


All are welcome to attend.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Robin-- I see you have now learned to put boxes around your posts! That's such a far cry from being unsure about how to start a blog... smile

Hope all is well--

Liz Opp, The Good Raised Up

12/07/2006 11:33 PM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

umm, actually I just didn't know how to get rid of the box after I had made the little flyers to hand out at the vigil today.

Well, I do know how to wipe out all the formatting, but then I'd have to redo everything I wanted to keep, and that would have been too much work.

I'm more tech-savvy than before, but I'm still insufficiently committed to the practice to be a great blogger. A substantive post coming on Monday though.

12/08/2006 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so frequently, i find the dilemma between focussing on great/savvy visual technique or on my writing. i am so glad for all of the things that make things looks shiny without taking too much effort, because the writing is the important part, for me. but then, oh! there are so many other things that... wouldn't it be nice to know?

i had the choice between 3 fantastic events to go to tonight, but wound up staying home. we'd decided on the wizard of oz at the castro actually, but after walking for half an hour, more walking in the rain was really not appealing. i hope there was a good turnout.

12/10/2006 12:29 AM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

The movie night turned out fine. It was still small but some of the most experienced activists in our meeting came. Other than me, it was all men. And mostly older than me. We watched a segment of the film series about South Africa, and I mentioned that some of the key points had happened the summer before my senior year in high school, and they laughed.

Future films may include more shorts from www.nooma.com, God Grew Tired of Us (about the lost boys of Sudan), Friendly Persuasion, Iraq for Sale, and Can't We All Be Friends? about conversations between different branches of Quakers.

12/11/2006 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those all sound like good options. i know you had asked me to look at the website for nooma and see which ones looked most interesting, and right now the 3 i'm most intrigued by are "flame," "kickball," & "dust."

12/15/2006 1:13 AM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

Dude. Your word is my command. Now I just have to work out the date with you and Chad. I'm thinking of the 13th, and I think he was thinking the 27th. Or maybe we're looking at February...

12/15/2006 6:02 PM  

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