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HONORING GULF COAST FAMILIES:

Date:
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, OAKLAND
2501 Harrison Street, Oakland



Share love with and hear firsthand accounts from displaced people now in our communities.

Join artists, musicians, activists and community members to grieve with our Gulf Coast brothers and sisters, to honor their strength and to celebrate a resurgence of resistance to U.S. racist policies. There will be music and speakers offering us a time to feel and a place to plan.

Featuring: New Orleans native poets Mac Dennis, Gabrilla Ballard, Mike Molina of ROOTS/Community Works, also Renee Wilson (singer/actress from movie "Ray"), Van
Jones of Ella Baker Center, Javier Reyes from Colored Ink and others to be announced.

Sponsored by the First Congregational Church and Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

For More Information: joshua@ellabakercenter.org or 510-428-3939 x229

Requested donation of $10 for relief efforts at the door -- no one turned away for lack of funds.

(We encourage those planning to go to Power to the Peaceful Concert to carpool to San Francisco after the gathering in Oakland.)

Joshua Abraham
Director, Reclaim the Future
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
344 40th Street
Oakland, CA
510-428-3939 x229
510-428-3940 (fax)
http://www.ellabakercenter.org

“The truth is that the poor people of Louisiana and Mississippi were deliberately left behind -- and not just over the weekend. Our political leaders -- most especially George W. Bush -- left them behind a long time ago. In the aftermath of this wholly avoidable catastrophe, let us do all we can to rescue those who have been abandoned. And then let us rescue the U.S. government from those who engineered their abandonment.
At this point, we have a sacred duty to do both.”

- Attorney Van Jones is founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, in Oakland, California.




Added to the calendar on Thu, Sep 8, 2005 11:56AM
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