event of possible interest here:
Greater Boston Civil Rights Coalition
March 4, 2011, 9:30am – All are Welcome!
Selma to Cairo to Madison: Are Americans Flexing Their Freedom Muscles?
Discussion About Direct Action for Freedom and Justice
– Jennifer Doe – Workers’ Rights Organizer, Jobs With Justice
– Amine Yakine – Moroccan-American student of North-African politics
– Horace Small – Executive Director, Union of Minority Neighborhoods
will compare and contrast:
— the wave of popular direct action in Arab countries
— the tens of thousands of labor activists protesting at the state capitol in Madison, WI
— the non-violent protests of the US Civil Rights Movement of the 50’s and 60’s
When: Friday, March 4, 2011, 9:30-11:00am
Where: Citizens Housing & Planning Association (CHAPA) 18 Tremont St., 4th Floor, Boston (near the T: Park Street, Government Center, State Street)
BYOC: (Bring Your Own Coffee)
Join our speakers to discuss:
When and where can popular action be effective? “Why now?” in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, etc? Why are there 10’s of 1,000’s in the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin? Were these people pushed to the limits? What are other possibilities, here and elsewhere, for direct action for social, political and economic justice? What was the role of technology, e.g. cellphones, Facebook and YouTube?
“Fighting the Good Fight Since 1979”
Founded in 1979, the GBCRC is Greater Boston’s oldest coalition of community leaders working together to safeguard and promote civil rights. The Coalition showcases civil rights-related work and helps mobilize advocates for public policies that protect and enhance civil rights at local, state and national levels. Contact the GBCRC at GBCRC1979@gmail.com.