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August 4, 2004 | Reed Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Sometime soon, the ghosts of Ciudad Juarez may be coming to a movie house, TV set, bookstore, theater or CD player near you.
February 14, 2007 | Reed Johnson, Times Staff Writer
When they began shooting "Bordertown," the new Jennifer Lopez film about the hundreds of murdered women of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, director Gregory Nava and executive producer Barbara Martinez Jitner expected that their movie would stir up strong reactions. Already, they allege, those reactions have included death threats against Nava and the cast, stolen equipment and intimidation of a film crew member during shooting in Mexico.
February 24, 2007 | Tina Daunt
On a night when actresses will be draped in diamonds, Amnesty International USA and Global Witness have asked artists and filmmakers to wear a red teardrop pin to the Academy Awards to raise awareness about diamonds mined in war zones and their effect on child soldiers. The groups said that Oscar nominees Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling and Djimon Hounsou and other members of the "Blood Diamond" cast would be wearing the symbols.
December 4, 1990
In observance of International Human Rights Day, the Orange County chapter of Amnesty International USA will sponsor a candlelight vigil Friday night in the downtown area. The vigil, which is aimed at calling attention to human rights abuses throughout the world, will take place at Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street from 7 to 9. Participants are asked to bring candles, flashlights and signs or banners. International Human Rights Day is Monday. For information, call (714) 998-0724.
Seeking to draw attention to the treatment of women and children in Afghanistan, the White House assigned President Bush's weekly Saturday radio address to First Lady Laura Bush, who said the war on terrorism was "a fight for the rights and dignity of women."
January 28, 1993
Amnesty International USA is co-sponsoring a community forum to discuss human rights in Bosnia-Herzegovina at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Writers Guild Theatre, 135 S. Doheny Drive. Photographer Martin Sugarman, who has documented the war, will be among the speakers. Other sponsors include Southwest Medical Teams, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, and the Writer's Guild. Before the forum, members of the U.N.
November 18, 1990
The Associated Students of Pasadena City College will sponsor Human Rights Awareness Week beginning Dec. 9 with a Human Rights Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Quad. Magdaleno Rose-Avila, director of the Western Region of Amnesty International USA will speak Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Lounge. Speakers on Dec. 12 in Harbeson Hall will be Mary Paxson of the National Organization for Women at 1 p.m., Pat Bowie of the Pasadena YWCA Rape Crisis Center at 6 p.m.
September 18, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE
Six acts will play at Randell's Jazz Club in Santa Ana on Sunday from 2 p.m. to midnight to raise money for Amnesty International USA's medical relief fund for Bosnia. The "AmJam" lineup: Urban Fire, a reggae band; the Cram Bros., a rock group; Sound Minds, a jazz-funk group; jazz pianist Sandy Owen; singer Dee Harvey, and the band Itzafunkthang!. Partial bar and restaurant proceeds also will go to AIUSA.
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