[mgj-announce] NEXT MGJ GENL MEETING + wheatpasting, nonviolence training, march for
justice, spokescouncil notes
rob at essential.org
Mon Sep 9 20:47:45 EDT 2002
TWO WEEKS (and a few days) TO GO
DON'T MISS THIS WEEK'S MGJ GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday, August 28
St. Stephens Church
16th and Newton
JOIN THE FUN!
Please send agenda items for the next meeting to Kate and Tom
kate at freedomrising.org
steelgame at yahoo.com
FOLLOWING THE MGJ GENERAL MEETING - WHEATPASTING
Wheatpasting for MGJ
When: 9:30 pm (after the MGJ general meeting)
Where: meet at 1640 Hobart St. NW (in Mt. Pleasant) to pick up posters
and buckets, then we'll head out across the city
Why: to put up posters to get the word out about MGJ and the protests
If you can bring a car, we can cover more areas.
And bring your skates if you want to join the elite rollerblading
THEN THIS SATURDAY - NONVIOLENCE TRAINING
please circulate and publicize
Come to a Nonviolence/Action prep. training
Role plays (lots)
Specifics about the quarentine direct actions
Don't wait to take this training until the convergence. Do it now. Its
fun and a great way to meet people. Even if you have taken a NV training
before, there is always something new to be learned. Everyone is welcome.
Sat. September 14th
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) office
2211 14th st. NW
U st./Cordozo metro stop
Refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP by Thurs. the 12th
jeanlay at lycos.com
MEANWHILE, ON FRIDAY, MGJ WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE MARCH FOR JUSTICE
The March to Justice is this Friday, the 13th.
Its going to be a very large march, endorsed by, NOW, NAACP, League of
United Latin American Citizens, National Asian Pacific Legal Consortium,
Arab American Institute, and HERE.
This is an excellent opportunity for us to show support for groups
working on related issues and do some really good outreach. The spokes
council consensed to bring out the MGJ banner for the event as well as
the Globalize Justice flags, if there are people willing to carry them.
It would be great if lots of MGJers would come out and flyer.
I called the Rainbow/PUSH coalition's office, and they are excited we
will be there with our banner.
Assemble at Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Ave. and 14th St. NW) Under the
MGJ banner. Bring lots of flyers to pass out! March at noon to the
U.S. Department of Justice for a rally.
Details on the March
Rev. Jackson and Rainbow/PUSH Announce The March to Justice: A Protest
Against the U.S. Justice Dept. s Closed- Door Policies Against
Civil Rights, Women s Rights, Labor & Workers Rights and Immigrants
Rights on September 13, 2002 in Washington, D.C.
Leaders and Members from the National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People, National Organization for Women, League of United
Latin American Citizens, National Asian Pacific Legal Consortium,
Arab American Institute and Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees
International Union will also Participate and will Symbolically
Pin Their Concerns on the Door of Justice.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and
president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, along with a diverse
of leaders in civil rights, women s issues, immigrants rights,
and labor and workers rights, announced The March to Justice to
protest the U.S. Department of Justice and the Bush Administration s
closed-door policies against these important issues.
The March to Justice participants will assemble in Washington, D.C.,
on Friday, September 13, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Freedom Plaza, at
Avenue and 14th Street, N.W., and will begin marching at 12 noon
to the U.S. Department of Justice Building at Pennsylvania Avenue
and 9th Street, N.W., for a prayer vigil, rally and press conference at
Since President Bush took office in January, 2001, his administration,
led by Attorney General John Ashcroft, has had a closed-door policy
on these important issues and has not met with the leading organizations
here today to discuss these important issues in detail and face-to-face;
nor has he made these important issues a priority with the American
people, said Rev. Jackson. We will have our voices heard on September
13th in Washington, D.C. and we will have all of our votes in America
counted on Tuesday, November 5th, Jackson continued.
The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition March to Justice will take place just
two days after the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World
Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The March to Justice will also protest the federal detention, without
charges, of people suspected of being connected with terrorist cells,
because the process is an assault on their constitutional rights
to due process and not about protecting the nation from future attacks.
This is not about security, this is about immigrants rights, said
Jim Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute.
With our March to Justice, we plan to symbolically pin all the
closed-door issues of civil rights, women s rights, labor and workers
rights, as well as immigrants' rights on the door of Justice at
the U.S. Department of Justice on September 13th, exclaimed Rev. Jackson.
AND HERE IS WHERE WE LEFT THINGS AT THE LAST SPOKESCOUNCIL MEETING
Spokes Minutes 9/8
Working groups represented: education, scenario, web, medics, outreach
Not represented: Logistics, media, arts and action and training/convergence
Education: Social forum-passed
Education: Peoples assemblies-passed
Outreach: MGJ presence at Rainbow-Push March to Justice-passed
Medics: Update-50 to 100 medics coming. Medic training Sept.20-22.
During convergence too.
We only have 4,000 dollars in the bank right now.
Casey can write checks
Only for the amount approved by the spokes for the specific item. Only
for essential things that must be paid for now, i.e. mailing out broadsheets.
Education-There was confusion between the difference between peoples
social forum. Mark will write up a clarification and post it. The
concern was brought up that some of the working groups might have
thought the peoples summit and the social forum were the same thing and
had consensed to those proposals with the understanding that they would
not be requiring money from MGJ.
Missing budgets from:
Arts and Action
Bring em next week.
Next Spokes meeting:
Sunday sept. 15th @ 6pm
Working groups, make sure you'all send a spokes
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