Repression Breeds Resistance:
A Night of Solidarity Against U.S. State Violence & Empire
2 pm: Join our contingent in the No Dakota Access Pipeline #NoDAPLMarch in Los Angeles
5 pm: "Repression Breeds Resistance"
A Cultural & Solidarity Night Against U.S. State Violence & Empire
Please join us for food, and a night of art, performances, poetry and discussion, to learn about peoples struggles for freedom around the globe and how they connect. From Standing Rock to Palestine to the Philippines, from the belly of the beast to Latin America, Asia, Africa and beyond, we link up our struggles against U.S. militarization, neocolonialism, and neoliberal economic policies. We connect fascism, deportation, and police brutality at home to U.S. imperialism abroad.
Once our bellies are fed, the second part of the program will involve break-out discussions around a common theme: "Given the threat of Trump's agenda, how will we build bridges and collaboration between our groups to strengthen our movements?"
This may include identifying shared local targets; overlaps between our campaigns; strategies of coordinating with each other; ways to expand political education between our groups.
Smaller groups to discuss the above, and then report back to the whole, may break out according to these areas and others (tentative suggestions only, to be revised):
- Black & Brown Unity: What are shared local targets in LA for our struggles against police violence, incarceration, deportation?
- Solidarity Against U.S. Militarization: How can our international solidarity efforts combine and amplify each other, and what are local targets in LA?
- Feminist & Queer of Color Internationalism: How can we combine efforts to strengthen a left, feminist, queer of color perspective on gender issues and beyond?
- Indigenous Self-Determination
- Feel free to help our planning by offering us your suggestions in advance!
We come together to share, feed and refresh our spirits -- and continue to build towards greater collaboration and solidarity in these trying times!
Location: Advancing Justice community room, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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- The Community Room is accessible through AAAJ's first floor entrance at 1145 Wilshire Blvd. The entrance is five steps up and also accessible by a ramp adjacent to the steps.
- Rooftop parking is available - enter on Lucas. If you are parking on the roof, there is a wheelchair accessible elevator through a door on the east side of our parking lot. (You may need assistance opening this door if you are using a wheelchair.) Signs will be posted at both of these entrances
- There are gender-segregated restrooms along with a single-stall gender neutral restroom across the hall from the Community Room. All restrooms are wheel-chair accessible.
- Please respect personal space and values of consent, by not touching people without asking first.
- Please do not assume anyone?s gender identity or pronouns
- We highly encourage all participants avoid using scented products before coming to the event. To learn more about chemical sensitivities: http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/PDF/How-to-Be-Fragrance-Free-.pdf
We are working on making our space more accessible and recognize we may not have provided all the necessary information. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us directly.
Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families
International Action Center
Palestinian Youth Movement
Union del Barrio
Union of Progressive Iranians
International League of People's Struggle
CARECEN (Central American Resource Center)
LA Community Action Network
Puerto Rican Alliance
December 10, 2016 at 5pm ? 10pm
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
1145 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017