Berkeley Calling! See the BFUU Facebook Page Photo Album for the “Annual Hal Carlstad Justice Awards Dinner” held on 7-20-13 in Historic Fellowship Hall featuring Daniel Ellsberg.
It was a bright shining moment when a faithful Bay Area activist community gathered to hear the legendary Pentagon Papers whistleblower speak at Historic Fellowship Hall at the Annual BFUU Hal Calstad Justice Awards & Benefit Dinner on 7-20-13. BFUU member and Social Justice Committee activist Phoebe Sorgen described how “uplifting” Daniel Ellsberg’s speech was and she described Patricia Ellsberg’s presentation as “empowering the audience, lifting us all up as heroes.” Photos by Vic Sadot and Leland Johnson.
Cynthia Jean Johnson was the MC for the evening and chief organizer of the annual event named for her long time partner, Hal Carlstad. Next door to Fellowship Hall in the Fireside Room on the second floor the Hal Carlstad Social Justice Center was founded on June 3, 2012. It is open from 1-5 pm Monday to Friday and it hosts the new Cynthia Jean Johnson Justice Library. Cynthia was on day 34 of her Hunger Strike in Solidarity with the Hunger Strike Prisoners at the US base in Guananamo, Cuba. See Cynthia Jean Johnson profile at Close Gitmo.Net
Cynthia Papermaster was on day 36 of her Hunger Strike Solidarity fast. But she was there to receive an award for Code Pink and feeling hearty enough to sing along with the Code Pink Golden Gate Chorus. See Cynthia Papermaster profile at Close Gitmo.Net
Cynthia Papermaster has also created a wordpress blog titled My Gitmo Fast
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