Date(s) - 07/07/17
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Justice Center en El Barrio
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Angry at Trump’s program of racism, homophobia, transphobia, hatred of immigrants and hatred of all workers’ rights? Frustrated by the Democrats who always tell us to wait until the next election… and then the next election… and the next in one great frustrating circle?
A grassroots Peoples Congress of Resistance will convene in Washington DC on Sept 16-17th. Join resisters from LGBTQ groups to Black Lives Matter to immigrant groups, climate justice, women’s rights organizations as we unite our communities in real resistance.
Organizers and everyday people who want to fight back will be meeting in DC to build a People’s platform. The platform will chart a path of nationwide grassroots resistance and mobilization to defeat Trump’s reactionary program of unrestrained capitalism. This path will draw on the experiences of the grassroots, amplifying the voices and spreading the tactics of those who are already fighting back to defend their communities.
So come learn more about about the People’s Congress of Resistance and how you or your organization can bring your ideas and experiences to the People’s Platform.
In order to defeat Trump’s attacks on communities across the country, we must unite and stand up! Only the power of the people can stop the onslaught of cuts that Trump and his administration is proposing. The people can resist – and together we will succeed.
The following is an initial list of conveners for the People’s Congress of Resistance (organization listed for ID purposes only):
Prof. Jared Ball, Morgan State Univ., iMixWhatiLike; Dennis Banks, co-founder and National Field Director of American Indian Movement (AIM); Juan Jose Gutierrez, Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, Coordinator; Mahdi Bray, Executive Director, American Muslim Alliance; Kevin Zeese, Co-Director, Popular Resistance; Dr. Margaret Flowers, Co-Director, Popular Resistance; Anoa J. Changa, Deputy Director, MPACT; Prof. Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Berthony Dupont, Haiti Liberte; Prof. Vijay Prashad, author and journalist; Karina Garcia, Justice Center en El Barrio; Jonathan Hutto, Coordinator, Prince George’s People’s Coalition; Eugene Puryear, Stop Police Terror Project DC; Neal Sweeney, Vice President, UAW Local 5810; Dr. Henry Clark, Executive Director, West County Toxics Coalition; Jim Lafferty, Executive Director Emeritus, National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles; Dominic Moulden, ONE DC, Resource Organizer; Yasmina Mrabet, ONE DC, Community Organizer; Akbar Muhammad, Int’l Representative of the Nation of Islam; Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation; Brian Becker, ANSWER Coalition, National Coordinator; Cindy Sheehan, author/activist.