Saturday, May 12, 2007

The annual San Diego peace and social justice work-a-thon

It's almost time for the annual Peace and Social Justice Work-a-thon at the Friends Center. You can either work, or you can pay me to work. It's the capitalist way, ya know?

The work-a-thon will be on Saturday June 30, 2007 at the site of the new Friends Center at 3850 Westgate Place
San Diego, CA 92105.

This is a super collaborative project. When completed it will support and house the Peace Resource Center, Church of the Brethren, San Diego Friends Meeting (Quakers) and the American Friends Service Committee. It's being contructed primarily with volunteer funds and volunteer labor. The other plus is that it's being built with the environment in mind. It will be the first straw bale constructed building in central San Diego, and includes solar power, a permaculture garden, and a system for recycling water. It's an environmentally sound, green building.

The work-a-thon will last from 9:00 to mid-afternoon. If you want to volunteer, you can work all or part of the time. No skills required! Sounds like a job made just for me. I have no skills.

There are two ways to help:

1. Volunteer for the day to help construct the new Friends Center. The work projects will focus on the inside walls, and outside on the landscaping.

2. Sponsor a volunteer worker (like me, for example). Your donation will also benefit two peace groups: the Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities (Project YANO) and the Peace Resource Center of San Diego.

Here's the flyer and a signup/sponsor sheet....


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