Listen Up Washington, the People Have Spoken

“Listen Up Washington, the People Have Spoken,” sponsored by the Peace Coalition of Greater Ventura, is a peace march and rally to mark the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. The event is scheduled to take place from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 17, when the event will kick off with a march beginning at Ventura’s Plaza Park, corner of Santa Clara and Chestnut streets. A peace rally will follow. For information, e-mail PeaceCoalition@sbcglobal.net.

Ventura County carpool caravan

A mass march and rally is scheduled for March 17 in Los Angeles, where attendees will gather at 12 p.m. at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Ventura County residents who’d like to take part in the event are encouraged to meet at 10:30 a.m. on March 17 at the Thousand Oaks Community Transportation Center, Highway 101 and Rancho Road. The caravan will depart at 10:45 a.m. The march is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. For information, call (323) 464-1636, or e-mail answerla@answerla.org.

Ventura’s caravan component for the event will be hosted by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, or ANSWER, Ventura County.

Screenings at Ventura College

Sir! No Sir!, a film that details resistance to the Vietnam War by the troops who fought it, will be screened at 5 p.m. on March 15. The film will be followed with a discussion by Iraq Veterans Against the War’s Jabbar Magruder, who will speak bout troops unwilling to serve.

The documentary Gaza Strip will be screened at 5 p.m. on March 16, followed by discussion of Israeli and Palestinian conflict by Mahmood Ibrahim, a history professor from California State Polytechnic University Pomona.