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Citizens’ Alert

A Roundup of Citizen-Centered Public Forums and Events This Week


After you’ve finished celebrating all that Ireland has to offer on St. Patrick’s Day, check out one of these upcoming public forums and events for American citizens (and beyond) this weekend in S.B.

• Iraq War 8th Anniversary March and Rally: Featuring speaker Marty Blum, former S.B. mayor. (Sat., Mar. 19, 11am. Meet at De la Guerra Plaza [State and De la Guerra sts.]; march down State St. to Arlington West [West Beach, Cabrillo Blvd.]. Call 965-3443.)

• Immigration and the Economy: Our House … Divided: Public forum presented by the S.B. Coalition for Global Dialogue. (Sat., Mar. 19, 10am. Fé Bland Forum, SBCC West Campus, 800 block of Cliff Dr. Free. Call 453-0217.)

• Q&A Forum: LGBT Community Law: With attorney James Gilliam of the ACLU-Southern California chapter. (Sat., Mar. 19, 2:30-5pm. Live Oak Unitarian, 820 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free-$2; ages 13+. Call 689-2716.)

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