Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Peter Camejo Memorial This Sunday, 2 PM!

Peter Camejo Memorial: Sunday, November 23,
2 PM at International House (I-House), Berkeley


Please Forward Widely!

The Memorial is less than a week away. Help us get the word out to all who might like to attend.


International House (I-House): Directions and Parking

International House (I-House) is at the top of the UC Berkeley campus, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, California, 94720-2320. Please leave ample time to park and get to the Memorial, as we will be starting on time. We have a full program.

International House at UC Berkeley

International House Parking and Directions page


Doors will open at 1:30

We will have tables at the rear, with slide shows of photographs of Peter, books and pamphlets Peter has written, and clips of interviews and speeches by Peter. The program is scheduled from 2 pm to 5 pm.



Speakers from a wide range of Peter's life and activity will share their memories. The program follows a chronological route. There will be a welcome from Peter's wife, Morella, and family. Then his brother Tony will speak about his early family and Berkeley years, followed by Gus Horowitz, speaking on Peter's Socialist Workers Party years.

There will be a number of speakers from the 70s through the 90s, when Peter founded North Star, and then Progressive Asset Management, worked on environmental issues, worked with Dr. Agha Saeed, from the American Muslim Alliance, who will speak, and worked on issues concerning Brazil and Venezuela.

Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez will speak about his later years in the electoral arena, as will some of Peter's co-candidates, including Donna Warren. His work with the Immigrant Rights movement, the May 1 demonstrations and the Santos Reyes case will be highlighted by Alicia Mendoza and Nativo Lopez. Barbara Becnel of the Stan Tookie Williams Legacy Network will speak, and the program will end with Leslie Evans, speaking on Peter's autobiography, that he finished just before his death.

There will then be an open mike. We have asked Jo Chamberlain, who worked with Peter in his campaigns in the Green Party, and Barry Sheppard, who knew Peter for fifty years, to start off the open mike portion. We have asked others also to share their reminiscences on the open mike, that we would like to have had on the program, but it is very long as it is. Peter knew, influenced and inspired so many.


After Memorial Socializing

Friends of Peter have organized a get-together for after the Memorial. The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists have made their facilty open to us. The address is 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita Avenue), Berkeley. There will be modest refreshments. Additions welcome.

BFUU directions


Messages and Reminiscences: Please use the Blog

Some messages have been sent to us. There will be an opportunity for those attending to write brief reminiscences also. For those who have not sent their memories of Peter, and who will not be attending the Memorial, we encourage you to use the blog to leave comments and messages. Those can reach us all in real time. As time permits, some may be read at the Memorial.

Messages can be left there as 'comments' to this message, which will be posted on the blog. The blog also has interviews with Peter from YouTube, and earlier comments from friends (primarily as comments to the very first message - scroll down to find them).


Willing to help?

Those willing to help with the arrangements on the day of the Memorial, please contact Claudette or Alex at the phone number or email below, and plan on being at the Memorial at 1:00 PM.


Peter's autobiography/ DVD of the Memorial

If you'd like to be informed of the publication of Peter's autobiography or would like to find out how to receive a DVD of the Memorial, there is a link at the bottom of this email to be added to the Peter Camejo Memorial list, or you can send a request to achis@igc.org.


Claudette Bégin & Alex Chis
P.O. Box 2944
Fremont, CA 94536