[act-ma] THURSDAY: DROP the MIC! Confronting Militarism In Our Communities

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Wed Apr 5 18:32:50 PDT 2017


DROP the MIC! Confronting Militarism In Our Communities
April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFirst Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica
Plain
Connect our Movements, Reclaim our Resources

Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments and viewing IVAW’s People’s History
Art Portfolio

Purchase Tickets Here
<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drop-the-mic-confronting-militarism-tickets-32892515399>

Facebook Event Page

<https://www.facebook.com/events/646171448916158/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D>Iraq
Veterans Against the War <https://www.ivaw.org/>, has initiated
conversations across the country through our Drop the MIC campaign that
have focused on the root cause that underlines both the occupations by U.S.
military abroad and the violence perpetrated in our communities by police
right here at home: militarism. Drop the MIC aims to make visible the many
ways, both obvious and hidden, that the military industrial complex
intersects our lives and our ability to care for ourselves and our
communities.*

The Movement for Black Lives policy platform
<https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/>outlines the need and the strategy to
divest in the structures that are robbing black people of their lives and
invest in what communities need to thrive. “While this platform is focused
on domestic policies, we know that patriarchy, exploitative capitalism,
militarism, and white supremacy know no borders.”

Let’s talk together about the real effects of militarism on our local
communities, our society and abroad.

Speakers:

Maggie Martin and Matt Howard, Iraq Veterans Against the War
<https://www.facebook.com/IraqVeteransAgainstTheWar/>

Karlene Griffiths Sekou, Black Lives Matter Boston
<https://www.facebook.com/BlackLivesMatterBOS/>

Mike Prokosch, Dorchester People for Peace
<https://www.facebook.com/Dorchester-People-for-Peace-296450461530/>

You can DONATE if you cannot attend the event.

<https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5966/donate_page/ivaw-donate>Donations will
be divided between Iraq Veterans Against the War and Black Lives Matter
Boston

IMPORTANT: Please note BOSTON in the “Designate this gift for a specific
purpose / Designation Code” field

Co-sponsors: Iraq Veterans Against the War, American Friends Service
Committee, Black Lives Matter Boston, Veterans for Peace, Dorchester People
for Peace, Massachusetts Peace Action Boston – see the facebook event for
most up to date sponsor list.

*Rescheduled from February 9 *


+ GOOGLE CALENDAR
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ICAL EXPORT
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DetailsDate:April 6Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Tags:Black Lives Matter
<http://masspeaceaction.org/tag/black-lives-matter/>, Featured Post
<http://masspeaceaction.org/tag/featuredpost/>, Iraq Veterans Against the
War <http://masspeaceaction.org/tag/iraq-veterans-against-the-war/>,
military-industrial
complex <http://masspeaceaction.org/tag/military-industrial-complex/>
OrganizerIraq Veterans Against the War
<http://masspeaceaction.org/organizer/iraq-veterans-against-the-war/>
VenueFirst Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain
<http://masspeaceaction.org/venue/first-baptist-church-of-jamaica-plain/>633
Centre st
Jamaica Plain, + Google Map
<https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=633+Centre+st+Jamaica+Plain>
-- 
Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action
11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138
w: 617-354-2169
m: 617-466-9274
f: /masspeaceaction
t: @masspeaceaction


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