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Cynthia McKinney: VOICES FOR REAL CHANGE on Mother's Day
Date Sunday May 11
Time 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Anna's Jazz Island
2120 Allston Way
(a block east of the downtown Berkeley BART)
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorKim McMillion
Emailkimmac [at]
Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney &
District 1 Oakland School Board Candidate Tennessee Reed
Bring Their Platforms for Change to Anna’s Jazz Island
2120 Allston Way, Berkeley
On Sunday, May 11th, 2-5 PM

If you’re interested in hearing Cynthia McKinney and other voices for change, stop by Anna’s Jazz Island on Sunday, May 11th, from 2-5 PM, when Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney, District 1 Oakland School Board Candidate Tennessee Reed, internationally known author Ishmael Reed, Daughters of Yam Opal Palmer Adisa and devorah major; radio host Avotcja, playwright Cecil Brown, poets Karla Brundage, Reginald Lockett, and others perform in support of the candidacies of Cynthia McKinney and Tennessee Reed.

Anna’s Jazz Island is located at 2120 Allston Way, just east of Shattuck Avenue and downtown Berkeley Bart. There will be a small reception, and a donation of $10 will be requested at the door.

Cynthia McKinney has proven that she is a leader. She was the first ever African American woman from the state of Georgia to be elected to Congress. In an exclusive interview with Wikinews, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney states why she switched to the Green Party. "Due to the importance of environmental issues, Green issues are the issues of today. The Ten Key Values of the Green Party stress us getting along with each other in harmony with the planet that gives us life."

When asked about how she would handle Iraq she replied, "I would instruct the Joint Chiefs to draw up a plan for the orderly withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the country. I would dismantle our military bases in the area, and I would also demand that U.S. and other international corporations relinquish any claims to Iraqi oil or other resources and withdraw as well."

Mumia Abu Jamal, live from Prison Radio May 1st reports: "McKinney offers not just the illusion, but the reality of change. Her record of speaking out against the U.S. war machine, the military-industrial complex, and other issues of concern is head and shoulders above any of the other candidates running for office, on either party."

On the local level, District 1 Oakland School Board Candidate Tennessee Reed states, “I will insist that the resources available to schools in the Hills will also be available to the schools in the Flats.” Her book, "Spell Albuquerque" about her education in the East Bay, will be published in the Fall by Counterpunch Press.

Drop by Anna Jazz Island on Sunday, May 11th for an afternoon of music, poetry, and conversation on the real issues that Americans are facing in this election year.

If you’re interested in an interview, images, or more information, please contact Kim McMillon at (510) 681-5652.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 7th, 2008 7:11 AM

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