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Issue: # 13 March 2, 2010
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Defend Education March 4
Solar Richmond March 4
Response to Violence March 6
International Women's Day March 13
RPA Opens Office
 RPA will be holding banners over I80 (at Sacramento Street) in the Richmond Annex from 6:30-9 am.  Please join us.
March 4: Defend Public Education
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There are a variety of actions planned Statewide March 4 to protest the education tax cuts and defend public education.
San Francisco Regional Rally
· 5 pm Rally @ San Francisco Civic Center
Community College groups along with the San Francisco Labor Council and SF City College AFT 2121 are organizing a Mass Rally Against the Budget Cuts for 5 PM Civic Center (near SF Civic Center BART stop) For more information www.AgainstCuts.org.
The site also contains an excellent information packet with graphs, arguments and cartoons.
East Bay/Oakland Regional Rally
· 12 pm-4 pm Rally @ Frank Ogawa Plaza (in front of Oakland City Hall, 14th & Broadway)
· March to the Ogawa Plaza Rally from:
-UC Berkeley: 12 pm Rally @ Bancroft & Telegraph, followed by March
-Laney College: 11 am Rally, followed by March
-Fruitvale BART: Assemble @ 11 am, March @ 11:30 am
· Travel to San Francisco Regional Rally (See regional listing below)
UC Berkeley
· 7 am-12 pm Pickets
· 12 pm-1 pm Rally/Action @ entrance to Sproul Plaza (Telegraph & Bancroft)
· 1 pm-3 pm March from UC Berkeley to Oakland's Ogawa Plaza
· Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to San Francisco Regional Rally (See regional listing above)
RPA will be holding banners over I80 (at Sacramento Street) in the Richmond Annex from 6:30-9 am. Please join us
Celebrate Solar Richmond March 4  
On March 4th at 11 AM Richmond Solar will join its co-founder Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and other officials and community members to celebrate the completion of another 476 KWs of solar electric installation at Richmond Village at South 26th and Cutting Boulevard. The public is invited.
This installation is another example of the strength of a vision for a better Richmond. We envisioned Solar Richmond as a community-based group that develops green-collar jobs, clean energy, and economic opportunity through solar installation training and innovative job creation to empower emerging leaders of the green economy.
We set-up 5 year goals, many of which were achieved with her help in the city council and the support of many others in government and the community.
The solar electrification of Richmond Village is a great example of Solar Richmond's vision and approach: A low-income redeveloped neighborhood is ushered into the green economy by providing the residents with both the benefits of solar roofs and the hands-on solar installation training and job placements services.
We are profoundly grateful to Mayor McLaughlin for vision and leadership in our local efforts to create green jobs and clean energy in Richmond.
Michele McGeoy
Executive Director of Solar Richmond
Solar Ribbon Cutting
Operation Richmond:  an answer to violence in the city
 Community Fair Saturday March 6  Civic Center
Churches with the support of the community, city, and county institutions have been responding to the conditions in Richmond that led to the church shooting on Valentines Day.    One event  will be a Community Fair in the Civic Center (25th and Macdonald)  10 am -- 3 pm
-Employment opportunities
-Faith Resources
-Neighborhood Safety
-Health and Wellness

 Join Us for Richmond's 3rd Annual

International Women's Day Celebration

Women In Solidarity:

Healing Our Beloved Community

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Mujeres en Solidaridad:

Sanando Nuestra Querida Comunidad

Saturday, March 13, 
DeJean School, 3400 Macdonald, Richmond
 Free Admission;  Lunch and Childcare will be provided. 
 To pre-register call 510-620-6502

For the pdf full list of sponsorrs and full leaflet click here

RPA Opens Office
The RPA has opened an office that can be used for distributing literature and signs, phoning, meetings, and work parties.  House warming for the new office will be on Friday after the discussion of Chevron's Threat to Leave.  The office is located on a parking courtyard at 317 11th Street. 
Office pictureYou can drive in from Nevin and 11th.  If  you park on macdonald you can walk past the construction trailer in 11th.  For the beginning the scheduled hours will be 5:30 to 7:30 weekdays
You can call the RPA number at  510-595-4661 and leave a message
or call the office directly 510-412-2260
This is a totally volunteer effort.  If you can volunteer time to staff the office  please call or email us.
We can also use some donations:  Mugs, bookcases, silverware.  And of course cash contribution are always welcome to defray those expense we can not avoid with volunteers.

RPA Activist Info

is for Richmond community members who want to be active in taking on the problems of the environment, racism, joblessness, housing, and crime to create a healthy Richmond. We believe that community involvement means more than voting every two years. It means regular communication with the candidates we elect, letting them know our issues and positions, supporting them as they try to take our issues forward. It means we attend meetings, use the email, phone our neighbors, or go on marches building an organized movement to create real change.

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