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City Hall Stand Up - San Francisco
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Steps of San Francisco City Hall, SF Civic Center Plaza
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102

Join, citizens, student, interfaith and civic leaders at the City Hall Stand Up.

Download the 2010 San Francisco Stand Up Flyer (PDF)

Contact: brian.e.webster@gmail.com

This year we are standing up, one week before the 2010 UN MDG Review Summit in New York, to show the world's leaders our support to end extreme poverty.

We invite you to join in this gathering of citizens, students, interfaith and civic leaders. Local government and community leaders will be joining cheerleading squads and marching bands to celebrate this year's theme "Make Noise for the MDGs".

There are 8 Millennium Development Goals. This gathering will have a special focus on Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. For the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the world's largest health financier, 2010 is a replenishment year. Come October the fate of the Global Fund's financing for the next three years will be set in stone - and that's why we urge the president to show real American leadership for the Global Fund right now.
Recently 100 members of congress signed onto a letter initiated by Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee asking President Obama to commit $6 billion to the Global Fund over the next 3 years. Speaker Pelosi has spoken with the president herself and asked for a commitment of $6 billion to the Global Fund over the next 3 years.

At this gathering, Bay area citizen and community leaders will be Standing Up and urging President Obama to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria right now. Please sign the petition to the president - No child born with HIV by 2015!

Community organizations, schools, sports teams, religious groups, companies,
clubs, associations and all people everywhere are invited to participate.
All will have the opportunity to be photographed as part of documenting
this world's largest humanitarian event to make poverty history!


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Stand Up at Oxfam America Hunger Banquet
Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Women's Building, Audre Lorde Room
3543 18th St. #8, San Francisco, CA
Oxfam Action Corps and other allied organizations
www.sfbay-oxfamactioncorps.org/

Saturday, September 18th, join the Bay Area Oxfam Action Corps (and the masses around the world) and Stand Up Against Poverty in response to global leaders meeting in New York City for the 2010 UN Millennium Development Goals Review Summit. This is a critical time for us to make our voices heard and call for President Obama and other world leaders to create a development strategy for reducing global poverty. Here are the details:

Stand Up Against Poverty weekend of action is September 17-19th in response to the UN Millennium Development Goals Review Summit, and Oxfam Action Corps and other allied organizations will be planning events all over the nation and the world calling for global development strategy to beat poverty! The SF Bay Area Oxfam Action Corps will be holding a Hunger Banquet to rally local support, spread awareness, and add our city to the map of action taking place this weekend.

To attend this event please RSVP at oxfam.sf@gmail.com. Please also let us know if you are able to volunteer at this event.

Stand Up Pledge at Cesar Chavez Park Berkeley
Part of Annual UNA-East Bay Run for Peace
Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Stand Up at 8:45am
Berkeley Marina Cesar Chavez Park. Berkeley, CA
www.unausaeastbay.org/runforpeace/

Runners and walkers at the annual UNA-East Bay Run for Peace will raise funds for educational and advocacy programs and to help the UN's World Food Program to feed millions of people left helpless and hungry by war and natural disasters. More than ever global citizens with international understanding are critical to achieving international cooperation and peace.

Contact: Alfredo Mathew - alfredo@educationintl.org - (917) 882-0986

Download the 2010 San Francisco Stand Up Flyer (PDF)


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