Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
East Bay and San Francisco Branches
Work to Advance Peace, Justice and Human Rights
M.O.R.E. TOUR IS COMING TO LOS ANGELES
With the midterm election season drawing near, PPC co-chairs will travel to cities across the country to build excitement and visibility for the January–June 18 and Beyond Mobilization. It’s the M.O.R.E. Tour, and PPC leadership recently confirmed that Los Angeles will be one of its stops!
Why is it called the M.O.R.E. Tour? Because we are called as a movement to do more Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, Educating, Engaging and Empowering!
- MOBILIZING our communities to Washington to demonstrate the power of a national movement of the 140 million poor and low-income people and moral allies on June 18
- ORGANIZING our communities, poor and low-wealth people, moral advocates, people of faith and non-faith and all those who can join this moral movement working to usher in a revolution of values and a moral agenda
- REGISTERING people to attend the June 18 assembly, and registering people to vote
- EDUCATING, ENGAGING and EMPOWERING grassroots leaders across this nation to build deep-rooted, long-term movements that outlast election cycles
PUBLIC PARTICIPATORY READINGS OF MLK’s SPEECH BEYOND VIETNAM: A TIME TO BREAK SILENCE
APRIL 4, 2022
The California Poor People’s Campaign is calling for public participatory readings of MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” speech all over the State on April 4th, as part of a mobilizing campaign leading up to the Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Worker’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington and to the Polls, on June 18. It looks like we’ll be able to do an in-person reading in Oakland, for the first time since 2019, as well as in San Francisco. Jackie Cabasso and Faye Wilson Kennedy of the California Poor People’s Campaign/Sacramento are coordinating this exciting statewide action. Watch for future announcements with more details of the events on April 4th.
ALL ROADS LEAD TO WASHINGTON D.C.
The Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly & Moral March on Washington and to the Polls on June 18, 2022 will be a generationally-transformative declaration of the power of poor and low-wealth people and our moral allies to say that this system is killing ALL of us and we can’t…we won’t…
WHY WE MARCH?
We Assemble and March on June 18, 2022 because any nation that ignores nearly half of its citizens is in a moral, economic and political crisis. There were 140 million people who were poor or one emergency away from economic ruin before the pandemic. Since March 2020, while hundreds of thousands of people have died, millions are on the edge of hunger and eviction, and still without health care or living wages, billionaire wealth has grown by over $2 trillion.
We refuse to be silent anymore!
HOW TO RESPOND TO WAR THREATS ON RUSSIA
Tuesday, February 22nd at 5:30 pm PT
– Understanding U.S. Objectives
– The Role of NATO, a U.S. Commanded Military Alliance
Only a few short months after the chaotic US defeat in Afghanistan, the US is pushing a war with Russia, a major nuclear power. US officials insist that the Russians will invade Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly denied this. In recent days the US and some of their allies have closed their embassies and asked their nationals to leave Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military has a force of 150,000 troops, that are U.S. trained and armed with modern US weapons, near the Russian border and the independent regions in Donbass. These independent regions have taken a stand in opposition to the right-wing, coup government in Kiev, since 2014. The Ukrainian military has started heavy bombing of the independent areas of Donbass, which have returned the fire.
Every U.S. war in our lifetime has been based on false information, repeated relentlessly by the corporate media. There is deep apprehension that the US and the Ukrainian government are preparing a “false flag” incident that could lead to a major conflict.
The US has tens of thousands of troops in Europe, it is putting troops on high alert and sending more. They are not only arming the Ukrainian military, but they are expanding NATO bases and sending additional arms and missiles to other NATO countries in the region.
Please join us for this important meeting and discussion with leaders from the antiwar movement including: Leela Anand – ANSWER coalition, Ajamu Baraka – Black Alliance for Peace, Medea Benjamin – CodePink, Sara Flounders – International Action Center, Margaret Flowers – Popular Resistance, Bruce Gagnon – Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Joe Jamison – US Peace Council, Margaret Kimberley – Black Agenda Report, Jeff Mackler – United National Antiwar Coalition, Nancy Price – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (US), Susan Schnall – Veterans For Peace, David Swanson – World Beyond War.
FANNIE LOU HAMER’S AMERICA
AN AMERICA REFRAMED SPECIAL
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 9PM KQED TV
Fannie Lou Hamer’s America not only features rare artifacts from her activist career, but the documentary also engages Hamer’s life story — as she told it —foregrounding such themes as the injustice of growing up black and poor in the Mississippi Delta, white supremacist backlash to black voter registration, police brutality, and access to quality healthcare and affordable nutrition.
March 8th 4:30-6pm (PST)
The Cape Cod Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom invites all to attend our International Women’s Day Program: via Zoom, March 8, 4:30-6:00 (PST)
Three Short Plays about racism and its consequences, presented virtually and followed by a live online conversation featuring actors Sallie Tighe and Dorothy Mains Prince with the playwrights Candace Perry and John Dennis Anderson. Register here
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