[mgj-announce] Connecting the IMF/World Bank to gentrification in
DC - updated with locations
basav at igc.org
Tue Sep 5 19:17:14 PDT 2006
Are you concerned about poverty, homelessness, and gentrification in the District?
Have you wondered how poverty in Washington DC relates to poverty worldwide?
If you are curious about these issues, please come to
The Local is Global:
Part 1: Confront those who profit from poverty!
A lively march and rally!
Thursday September 14
Assemble at Murrow Park (18th and H St. NW, near Farrgut North and West Metros)
March to Franklin Park (13th, 14th, I and K St. NW, near McPherson Square and Metro Center)
Meet outside the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, who are perpetuating poverty worldwide while ignoring the poor and homeless, whether across the street from them or in distant Africa and Asia.
March to Franklin Park, where the city government is busy trying to hand over a homeless shelter to a wealthy developer at a rock-bottom price to build a luxury hotel.
Part 2: An afternoon of films, speakers, and discussion on poverty and displacement in Washington DC and the world.
(The event is free. Donations are requested â but not required â to help defray costs for the church hosting the event.)
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
5301 North Capitol St. NE, on several bus routes (64, E2, E3, K2 and more).
Homelessness and the Power of One
A short film that contributes to the mission of its makers: to educate and raise awareness about our nationâs homeless, by breaking the stereotypes and building a bridge between perception and reality. The film has won national attention, including being submitted to the Sundance Film Festival, 2006.
Produced by Sue Vicory. For more info: www.filmsfromtheheart.com
Uprooted: Refugees of the Global Economy (28 min., 2001)
A compelling documentary about how the global economy has forced people to leave their home countries. UPROOTED presents three stories of immigrants who left their homes after global economic powers devastated their countries. A production of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. For more info: www.nnirr.org
The films will be followed by speakers, and ample time for questions, answers, and discussion.
This event sponsored by: 50 Years is Enough, Board of Social Action of Plymouth United Church of Christ, Committee to Save Franklin Shelter, Empower DC, Gray Panthers, Jubilee USA, Mobilization for Global Justice, Voices on the Border, and others.
For more information, contact:
Committee to Save Franklin Shelter info at savefranklinshelter.com www.savefranklinshelter.com
Mobilization for Global Justice 202-898-5953 mgj at riseup.net www.globalizethis.org
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