June 25-28 Global Women's Strike, Women of Color/GWS and Payday men’s network at the US Social Forums in Philadelphia, PA and San Jose, CA
SAN JOSE: We are pleased to announce that Margaret Prescod, Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike, co-founder of Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders, and host of Pacifica Radio’s Sojourner Truth, is speaking at the USSF Plenary on Saturday June 27, at 6:30pm, Washington United Youth Center.
And in PHILADELPHIA that Shandre Delaney, mother of prisoner whistleblower Carrington Keys and coordinator of the Justice for the Dallas 6 Support Campaign, will be speaking at the USSF Plenary on Saturday June 27, at 7pm, at Temple University Student Center Room 200.
In both Philadelphia and San Jose
►Film screening: Tales of the Grim Sleeper, presented by Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders. Did you know that 200 Black Women are missing in South Los Angeles, 100 suspected to be victims of a serial killer, and that law enforcement referred to the victims as “NHI” (No Humans Involved)? Don't miss this film! SAN JOSE: THURSDAY 10:30AM @ Sacred Heart Community Services / PHILLY: TBA
►Action Table and Petitioning center for the Living Wage for All Workers including Mothers and other Caregivers! Find out how you can get involved in this urgent campaign!
Sign petition: http://bit.ly/livingwage4carers
Please help our grassroots delegation get there!
(Through our fiscal sponsor Women in Dialogue)
Workshops & Actions Philly
Workshops San Jose
At 11am on Thurs June 25 join us for a rally for A Living Wage for Mothers & other Caregivers outside the Somerset Welfare Office, 2701 N. Broad St (near Lehigh), then at 11:30 march/ride one mile to the US Social Forum.
► From streets to prisons: mothers, daughters, sisters, wives fighting for our loved ones’ lives with mothers and others from the Justice for the Dallas 6 Support Campaign, Human Rights Coalition, Trans and Women's Defense Cttee, Fight for Lifers, and Justice for Frank McQueen. FRIDAY 4:30PM @ Mitten Hall Room 250
► A living wage for mothers and other caregivers – an international campaign for Climate Strike with Global Climate Convergence. SATURDAY 5PM @ Student Center 200 A
We will also be participating in:
CANCELLED: Three Generations of Women: How to Combat Women's Slide into Poverty
► Some mother’s daughter – sex workers against poverty, violence and criminalization with the US PROStitutes Collective. THURSDAY 8:30AM @ Engineering 189
► Against poverty and for a living wage for mothers and other caregivers. FRIDAY 8:30AM @ UFCW Hall
Other workshops of note:
Haiti After Duvalier (Haiti Action Ctte) THURSDAY 3PM @ East Carnegie Library
The War on Perception (All of Us Or None) THURSDAY 6PM @ St. Paul’s Sanctuary
Resisting Greenwashing: Stop the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Campaign and centering Palestine in our struggles for Ecological Justice (Intl Jewish Anti Zionist Network) FRIDAY 8:30AM @ Unitarian Sanctuary
Building a National Movement to End Solitary Confinement ( Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition) FRIDAY 3PM @ Sacred Heart
Groups in our delegation: Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders • DHS/DCFS – Give Us Back Our Children • Every Mother is a Working Mother Network • Fight for Lifers West • Global Women's Strike • Human Rights Coalition Philly • HRC Fed Up/Pittsburgh • Justice for the Dallas 6 Support Campaign • Justice for Frank McQueen • Payday men’s network • Queer Strike • US PROStitutes Collective • Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee • Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike
What is the US Social Forum? “A convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change. It is an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work toward broader unity.” This is the 3rd USSF after Atlanta (2007) and Detroit (2012).
To register: https://www.ussocialforum.net/register/individual. The cost is $10. Subsidies may be available.
For info on GWS in USSF Philly: 215-848-1120 or email@example.com
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