Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Business of Immigrant Detention: Is it worth the cost?


 GLOBAL EXCHANGE VENTURA COUNTY SUPPORTERS PRESENT:
 GORDON CLINT speaking about:
The Business of Immigrant Detention
Is it worth the cost?
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, September 9, 2014  
THOUSAND OAKS LIBRARY, 1401 E. JANSS ROAD

As a volunteer with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice - Ventura County (CLUE-VC), Gordon Clint has organized 18 carpool trips to Adelanto, the largest immigrant detention center in California.  Since September 2013, Clint and compassionate volunteers have held 147 “Detention Witness” visits with confined immigrants from 19 different countries.  Clint is concerned about the perverse incentives of private, for-profit prisons and detention centers like GEO Group’s Adelanto facility.  He will share what he has learned about the cost of our detention and deportation system on immigrants, their families, and taxpayers.
FREE PUBLIC PROGRAM
Information
http://globalexchangevc.blogspot.com

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

UKRAINE, RUSSIA, AND THE WEST; AN HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE

GLOBAL EXCHANGE VENTURA COUNTY SUPPORTERS PRESENT:

"UKRAINE, RUSSIA, AND THE WEST; AN HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE"
 A Presentation by Vitali Mostovoj
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
 7 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. 
Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road
 
Global Exchange Ventura County Supporters are pleased to present Thousand Oaks resident Vitali Mostovoj  who will dscuss the roots of the current  conflict unfolding in Ukraine, Russia and Crimea.  Mostovoj will relate the historical and cultural ties between Ukraine and Russia, including the evolution of the borders in the region. He will also present thoughts about Ukrainian politics and the language factor in the area. 

Born in the Soviet Union to Ukrainian parents during World War II, Mostovoj emigrated to the U.S. with his parents in 1952.  He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years, including assignment on the staff of NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.  For two years he led teams of U.S. weapons inspectors into the Soviet Union to monitor compliance with the INF Treaty.  After retirement from the Air Force he worked for a U.S. company installing commercial satellite terminals in Russia, Ukraine and Latvia. 

Mostovoj's degrees include a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Business Administration and an MA in International Relations.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

This Program is FREE and open to the public.  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dr. Thomas Gionis, MD, JD Speaking about the Stem Cell Revolution - April 29, 2014, 7PM at the Thousand Oaks Library


GLOBAL EXCHANGE
VENTURA COUNTY SUPPORTERS 
PRESENTS

DR. THOMAS GIONIS, MD, JD
SPEAKING ABOUT:
The Stem Cell Revolution: An Update on Stem Cell Treatment

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014

THOUSAND OAKS LIBRARY, 1401 E. JANSS ROAD, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

DR. Thomas Gionis, Medical Director and Director of Stem Cell Research, serves as the Surgeon-in-Chief of the Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center in Irvine, Ca.  Dr. Gionis has lectured in the UCLA School of Public Health, on Health Law and Principles of Global Health.  He is also a frequent lecturer in Bioethics, International Law, Peace and Public Health, at various international United Nations UNESCO bioethics workshops and seminars. 

A question and answer period will follow the presentation

DISCLAIMER:
Ventura County Global Exchange Supporters has no professional knowledge about stem cell research and has organized this presentation as an informative discussion to educate the public.  We recommend that all medical decisions that you make, be discussed and coordinated with your own physician.  Global Exchange does not necessarily sanction or affirm what our speakers have to say. We leave it up to the judgment of our intelligent audience to unravel or take in what they wish.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Professor Jose M. Alamillo speaking about: CUBA Up Close and Personal


Ventura County Supporters presents:
“Professor Jose M. Alamillo
Speaking about
CUBA
Up Close and Personal
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road
7:00 P.M- 8:30 P.M

 
On May 21,2013, faculty and students traveled to Havana, Cuba for ten days as part of a semester-long course at CSU Channel Islands on Cuba's history, culture and politics.  During the trip they interacted with ordinary Cubans and experts in economics, politics, medicine, literature and the arts.  For this presentation, Professor Alamillo and his students will discuss their experiences in traveling to Cuba, their visits to medical clinics, museums, and community centers and their impressions on the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.

 Jose M. Alamillo is Full Professor and Coordinator of Chicano/a Studies Program at California State University Channel Islands (Camarillo, CA).  He is the author of Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons: Mexican-American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1900-1960 (2006) and co-author of Latinos in  U.S. Sport: A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance (2011).  He teaches courses in Chicana/o Studies, Latino/a Studies, Immigration and Labor, Sports and Community Service-Learning.

Please plan to join us for an informative evening. A question and answer period will follow this presentation.

This program is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare: Facts, Fiction and What We All Need to Know NOW!”


GLOBAL EXCHANGE
Ventura County Supporters presents:
“The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare: Facts, Fiction and What We All Need to Know NOW!”
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road
7:00 P.M- 8:30 P.M.

Catherine Pedrosa, an Outreach and Education Specialist with the United Way of Ventura County, will present a program on this important and timely subject. Ms. Pedrosa is also a Certified Educator with Covered California, the State’s health insurance exchange.

Prior to United Way, Catherine ran the First 5 Family Resource Center in Simi Valley.  She has worked on health care, child development, child care and community engagement over the past 15 years, in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Please plan to join us for an informative evening. A question and answer period will follow this presentation.

This program is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Update Afghanistan - Maryam Qudrat, Professor at CSU Long Beach

GLOBAL EXCHANGE
Ventura County Supporters present:
“UPDATE AFGHANISTAN”
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road
7:00 P.M- 8:30 P.M.
 
Global Exchange, Ventura County Supporters, are pleased to present a talk by Maryam Qudrat, Ph.D., Professor at California State University Long Beach and a Fellow at UC Irvine’s Center for Ethics and Morality.  Dr. Qudrat holds in PhD in philosophy from the University of  Southern California.  In 2003, she authored a book entitled Torn Between Two Cultures:  An Afghan-American Woman Speaks Out.  She has traveled extensively in the region and has made numerous appearances on media such as CNN, TIME Magazine and The Los Angeles Times. 
As our troops depart this vital South Asian country after America’s longest war, what should Americans know about what we are leaving behind?  What is the current status of basic education, higher education, women’s affairs and public health?  And what should we expect about the future relationship between Afghanistan and the United States?
Local Board Members of two elementary schools for Afghan Refugee Girls will also be on hand to display Afghan jewelry, shawls and other  South Asian items, available with donations to the schools in refugee camps in northwest Pakistan.
Please plan to join us for an informative evening and an opportunity to do some holiday shopping.
A question and answer period will follow this presentation.
 
This program is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Plight of the Refugees - Lily Karam and Lulu Emery


GLOBAL EXCHANGE

Ventura County Supporters present: 

“The Plight of the Refugees”

Wednesday, September 23, 2013

Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road 7:00 P.M- 8:30 P.M.

Global Exchange, Ventura County Supporters, are pleased to present a talk by Lily Karam and Lulu Emery who will discuss the ever growing number of refugees in the Middle East.  The program will conduct an overview of refugees in Lebanon, Iraq, the Palestinian territories and, lastly, Syria where a two year civil war is creating large numbers of desperate displaced persons.  There will also be a discussion of the work done by volunteers to bring injured children to Southern California for needed medical interventions.

Lily Karam is a native Palestinian who has lived in Southern California for almost 40 years.  She is a successful business woman, a long time humanitarian activist and President of the Palestine Children's Relief Fund.  Lulu Emery, a retired registered nurse earned her nursing degree from the Jordan College of Nursing in Amman, Jordan where she later served as nursing instructor.  In 1999 she participated in a medical fact finding mission to Iraq, visiting various hospitals and schools.  She is a Board member of The Palestine Children's Relief Fund.

A question and answer period will follow this presentation.

This program is free and open to the public. Contributions will be gratefully accepted.