Thursday, October 15, 2009

YCL Vancouver Event Updates and Reminders

1. Red Star Club Meeting - POSTPONED

The meeting that was scheduled for Saturday the 17th is being postponed in order to ensure that the majority of members are available to participate. See below for details.

2. Left Film Night: Cocalero & Libertarias

Left Film Night presents a double feature on Saturday, Oct. 17:


(Director Alejandro Landes, 94 minutes, Argentina, 2007, English subtitles)

Starts 7:00 pm

A cocalero is a coca leaf grower from the Andes region of South America. In this documentar, Evo Morales, an Aymara Indian cocalero and trade union leader, travels through Bolivia in his historic 2005 bid to be elected the first indigenous president in the Americas, 500 years after the arrival of Cristopher Columbus. Cocalero documents Morales on the campaign trail, from formal fundraising dinners to mass rallies. It also shows the personal side of Morales, speaking about his life and the reasons for his entry into the political arena.

LIBERTARIAS (“Freedom Fighters”)

(Director Vincente Aranda, 125 minutes, Spain, English subtitles)

Starts 8:50 pm

An emotional film shedding light on the lives of six members of a women’s brigade in Barcelona fighting for the country’s left wing Republican government in 1936.

Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Drive, Vancouver

No admission charge, but donations towards our costs are welcome. Coffee and refreshments available. Call 604-255-2041 or email for further information.


3. Silk Screening Party/Red Star Club Meeting

Join us for a Silk Screening Party on Saturday, October 24th, 11am, at the Centre for Socialist Education (706 Clark Dr.) The YCL has recently acquired a large amount of Silk Screening materials and plans to get together on October 24th to take our first shot at putting them to use. We plant to make several flags to be used at future rallies and protests and practice our skills for eventually making t-shirts and other items for use in our activities and for fundraising.

We will also have our meeting this day. Here is the draft agenda:

Role Call/Membership
Minutes of September 12th


-Peace & International Solidarity (Honduras, WPF Youth Day, Fraser Valley Peace Council, Stopwar Youth etc.)
-Young Workers & Labour (Minimum Wage, On to Ottawa Trek, Wal Mart etc.)
- Student Movement (Campus work, new leaflets, etc.)
- Culture & Agit Prop (Left Film Night, new poster etc.)
- Pro-Choice demo
- Fundraising
- Silk Screening
- Any other business arising from minutes


- Central Convention
- YCL BC Convention

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