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Seperate is Not Equal! Public Forum

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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110 Capp Street, 16th st and Capp, one block behind the 16th St BART station

Day of Decision for Prop 8 on Tuesday, May 26th!
Celebrate OR Protest, be ready to be a part of the struggle!
10am Meet on the steps of City Hall to hear the ruling.

If the Court overturns Prop 8, we'll have a spontaneous street party to celebrate a victory in the road towards full civil rights. But if they uphold Prop 8, we'll take to the streets with One Struggle, One Fight and participate in an act of civil disobedience with the message SEPARATE IS NOT EQUAL.
Citywide demonstration at 5pm at City Hall (rally and march to Yerba Buena Gardens)!

And join the the ISO the day after for a panel discussion on:

Separate is Not Equal!
From Defeating Prop 8 to Ending DOMA, Passing ENDA and Beyond

Wednesday, May 27 @ 7pm
110 Capp St. (b/t 16th & 17th Streets, near 16th St. BART)
San Francisco

Kip Williams, member of One Struggle, One Fight and activist organizer
Jessica Hansen-Weaver, ISO member and activist in the struggle

On Tuesday, May 26th, the California Supreme Court will rule either to uphold or strike down Prop 8, the discriminatory and homophobic legislation passed in November 2008. Whether the court rules on the side of equal rights and strikes down Prop 8 or it stands in bigotry (despite the tide of popular opinion changing in favor of same-sex marriage), what we know for sure is that the fight for gay rights will continue: the Defense of Marriage Act is still on the books, Don't Ask Don't Tell is still the policy in the military and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has yet to include Transgender people or be passed in congress. Furthermore, if the court stands on the side of bigotry, then activists will rally and bring a ballot proposition to legalize same-sex marriage in 2010--because the time is now, not later, to fight for and achieve equal and full civil rights for all. Come to this panel discussion with activists from the movement who will have first-hand accounts of the struggle and the history, and ideas for next steps.

All are welcome. For more information, email missioniso@yahoo. com.

Sponsored by the Mission Branch of the International Socialist Organization.
Check out the calendar of events for the Bay Area:
http://www.norcalso cialism .org

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http://www.socialis mconference. org
West Coast Socialism 2009 in San Francisco, July 2-5
A weekend of political debate, discussion, and entertainment.
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