[mgj-discuss] Fw: [DCJobsWithJustice] Event reminders
mrickling at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 6 10:06:22 EST 2003
From: Mackenzie Baris <mbaris at solidaritycenter.org>
> TODAY! Thursday, Feb. 6, Noon
> ACORN targets Holladay Development Corporation.
> The Holladay corporation recently built $700,000+ townhouses at 7th
> Constitution NE on Capitol Hill and is planning to redevelop the
> Medlink Hospital at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and 8th Street NE
> create 275 units of luxury housing with rentals starting at
> and condos starting at $300,000. longtime low/moderate income African
> American residents, are being displaced by skyrocket ing property
> and rents brought on by luxury development. ACORN in demanding Holladay
> make 30% of the units in the Medlink project affordable. ACORN is
> targeting Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, a Board Member of Holladay
> Development Corporation, founder the National Museum of Women in the
> Arts in 1987 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors
> of the museum.
> -Meet at Noon at the corner of New York Ave and H St. NW NY Ave.
> Presbyterian Church) and join ACORN members as they demand justice.
> -Call 547-9292 for more information.
> Youth Activism Summit
> Saturday, February 8, 2003 , 1-5 pm
> Cada Vez Restaurant, 1438 U St. N.W. Washington DC 20009
> Please join us in a day of networking, sharing music, media production
> skills trainings, and intergenerational dialogue to support DC youth
> activism. Come share your experiences, ideas, and visions and be
> inspired by those you meet. Represent!
> Schedule of events:
> 1- 5 pm, Upstairs: Worldyouth Media Open 1-5
> Dialogue/Networking Room:
> 1-2 open mic mix
> 2-3 Students and Labor
> 3-4 Discussion with Movement Veterans
> 4-5 Students Taking Action for Peace
> Downstairs: Music is the motion in the movement mix
> 7:30 pm Concert by Stephan Smith
> Marvin Center at George Washington University
> Sponsored by Student Peace Action
> 9pm on: Party for Peace
> bring instruments, something to share and a donation for the Youth
> Leadership Support Network
> 1327 Harvard St NW DC
> Youth for Peace: DC area high school students, middle school students
> and college students are organizing to stop the US war in Iraq and wars
> around the world. Connect with other schools -- participate for peace!
> Worldyouth Media: Why watch the news when you can be the news? Come
> meet media producers and learn how to produce your own media on the web,
> radio, starting a newsletter, becoming a spokesperson to the press and
> much more.
> Music is the Motion in the Movement: Share your talents and learn
> freedom songs, rhythms and rhymes.
> Bring your instruments! and join the Promote the Peace, Participate
> Intergenerational Marching Band.
> DC Student Labor Action Project: Join DC SLAP! and support working
> families in DC and the labor union movement.
> Community, Campus and School Youth Groups: There are many positive
> youth groups in the DC area doing amazing work. Bring info and people!
> Commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the growth of the modern U.S.
> student movement, which launched February 1, 1960 when four black
> students staged a sit-in at Woolworths in Greensboro, NC. Within ten
> days students in 15 Southern cities were participating in sit-ins
> against segregation and racism. These students would form the Student
> Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in April of 1960, setting the
> stage for the growth of the civil rights movement and student and youth
> organizing across the country for decades to come
Come meet veterans of
> SNCC and student and youth movements from the past 40 years.
> Sponsored by:
> Youth Leadership Support Network: info at worldyouth.org, (202) 489-7892
> Co-sponsors include: Digital Sisters Inc., Sexual Minority Youth
> Assistance League, Midnight Forum DC Metro Youth Program, African
> Immigrants and Refugees Foundation, National Youth Rights Association,
> Young Hispanic Democrats, WPFW 89.3FM Radio Coop, DC Independent Media
> Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc ~ Phi Sigma Chapter ~ Rhoers Club and many
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