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Malik Rahim to speak in Portland

Environmental, peace and community activist Malik Rahim to speak at the First Unitarian Church Oct. 18th from 7 to 9 p.m.

I hope you recognize the name because Malik Rahim is a noted peace activist, community organizer, and a moving speaker on environmental issues. In 2008, Rahim was honored as a recipient of the Thomas Merton Award. There are a number of videos on the Internet which feature Malik - I hope you'll take a few minutes to watch one. Here's a link to one:
 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6406354776635518373

In 2006, Rahim announced plans to run for mayor of New Orleans, but did not appear on the ballot. In July 2008, Rahim filed to run for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district seat of the U.S. House of Representatives as a Green Party candidate. He ran against Democratic incumbent William J. Jefferson, Republican candidate Joseph Cao, and Libertarian Party candidate Gregory Kahn. Cao won; Rahim finished third in the four candidate field receiving 2.8% of the vote
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