[mgj-announce] 4/15 Local to Local Connections Teach-in
catherinebenedict at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 13 04:57:36 GMT 2005
Don't miss this great opportunity to connect with activists from DC and the
LOCAL TO LOCAL CONNECTIONS: LINKING COMMUNITY ISSUES GLOBALLY
Friday, April 15, 6:30-8:30pm
St. Stephen's Church, 16th and Newton NW
The issues we face here in DC are the same issues people are struggling with
all over the world: Gentrification and displacement - Affordable housing -
Forced immigration - Workers' rights - Access to public healthcare and
education - Privatization of public services.
Come take part in an evening of dialogue among DC residents and organizers
from Latin America, Africa and Asia. Join us in sharing struggles, ideas
and solidarity as we find our common ground! The event will take place on
the eve of the protests of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
(IMF) spring meetings here in DC.
Speakers to include:
Devin Walker, DC Healthcare Coalition
Lidy Nacpil, Freedom from Debt Coalition, Philippines and Jubilee South
Virginia Setshedi, Anti-Privatization Forum, South Africa
Victor Geronimo, COMPA, Dominican Republic (invited - not confirmed)
Basav Sen, Mobilization for Global Justice
The small group discussions will be facilitated by local activists working
in the areas of healthcare, education, housing, workers' rights, prisons and
Spanish interpretation will be available.
Sponsored by: Project South, Jobs with Justice, DC Healthcare Coalition,
Critical Resistance and the Mobilization for Global Justice.
Directions: St. Stephen's Church, 16th and Newton NW. From the Columbia
Heights metro walk north on 14th, turn left on Newton and walk until you
reach 16th. Enter on the side.
There is wheelchair access at the back of the building.
For more information:
www.mobilizethis.org, mgj at riseup.net
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