July 30 City-Wide Organizers Meeting
As we approach the 1-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we reflect that there still has been no legitimate reconstruction effort or justice brought to the people of New Orleans who were displaced and abandoned by our government. We read in the news about the US occupation of Iraq, and the US supported occupation of Palestine and Lebanon. We also reflect on the way that our communities are systematically denied healthcare, housing, education, jobs, and the basic right to live free from fear and violence. The greedy racism that permitted so many deaths in the Gulf region last year continues to plague us in many areas of our lives, here in Boston, and over seas.
The BRPHRDC is calling a citywide organizers meeting to gather our strengths and identify the places we can consolidate and support each other's efforts. Come share how your community is being 'Katrinaized.' What does the war at home look like from your perspective? What are you working on, and what are your challenges? Is there one issue that is worth us all coming together around, without threatening our diversity of issues and experiences? Practically, how can you support other's issues? How would you like to be supported?
For those activists fighting on the front lines, please join us on July 30th, at the Cultural Café on 76 Atherton Street, JP, from 1-6.
Please RSVP by Friday and reflect on the following questions:
* How is your community being 'Katrinaized.'
* What does 'the war at home' look like from your perspective?
* What are you working on?
* What are your challenges?
* Is there one issue that is worth us all coming together around, without threatening our diversity of issues and experiences?
* Practically, how can you support other's issues?
* How would you like to be supported?
The Cultural Café is near the stony brook station on the Orange Line in the AAAMRP building.
Contact Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to RSVP.