[act-ma] No Pride in Occupation: 6/8 - Dyke March; 6/9 - LGBTQ Pride

IAC Boston iacboston at iacboston.org
Wed Jun 6 11:54:12 PDT 2007


*/NO PRIDE IN OCCUPATION!/

March with Us! *

*Join with Stonewall Warriors/International Action Center and Women's 
Fightback Network at the *
*Dyke March on Friday, June 8 and at Pride on Saturday, June 9.*
 
*1)  March with the Stonewall Warriors, and others as part of the 
AskTellAct Coalition contingent in Pride on Saturday, June 9.*

In response to the "official" theme this year ("Proud to Serve...") 
there has been a groundswell of opposition to the Pride Committee's 
subservient nationalism-in-a-time-of-war message. The AskTellAct 
Coalition - http://www.asktellact.org - has been meeting for a month and 
the movement against, war racism and sexism in the LGBT community is 
growing! Our community has a major role to play in helping end the 
immoral and unjust wars of occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and to 
bring the troops home NOW!  We need to send a strong message that there 
is "NO PRIDE IN OCCUPATION"!
 
** Work Session* - Help make banners and placards for Pride
Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 at the Action Center, 284 Amory Street (the 
Brewery), JP (steps from Stonybrook T stop on the Orange Line.
 
** Dyke March* -- Friday, June 8 - meet at 5:30 pm at the bandstand at 
Boston Common. Look for the AskTellAct flagpole with the pink flag and 
the "No Pride in Occupation" banner.
 
** Pride* - Saturday, June 9 - 8--10:30 am -- come to the Action Center 
to decorate the float
11:30 Join our contingent and float as it passes by 58 Berkeley Street 
(former Hotel Workers Union Hall)
 
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*2) Stonewall Warriors and Women's Fightback Network Pride Forum*

<%20http://www.freethefiveny.org/rainboweng.shtml>*Wednesday, June 13 - 
6:30 PM *
*Action Center*
*284 Amory Street (the Brewery), JP   *
(steps from Stonybrook T stop on the Orange Line.

donation  refreshments  childcare



/*SPEAKERS:*/

*LeiLani Dowell* - National Organizer F.I.S.T. (Fight Imperialism Stand 
Together), Rainbow Solidarity with the Cuban Five
*Mia Campbell* - Women's Fight Back Network, Revolutionary Poetry
*Rev. Franklin Hobbs* - Director Boston HIV State of Emergency Committee
G*erry Scoppettuolo* - Stonewall Warriors, International Action Center

** Rainbow Solidarity for the Cuban Five*

These U.S.-held political prisoners were jailed merely for having 
infiltrated CIA-backed right-wing terrorist commando organizations to 
monitor and stop attacks on Cuba from U.S. soil.

The struggle to win their freedom has galvanized a broad united front 
among those who battle oppression based on their gender expression 
and/or sex and who they love. Individuals and organizations have signed 
on from 45 countries, from every continent and from virtually every 
state in the continental U.S.

** Advances in LGBT rights and HIV Care in Cuba Come *

hear about he advances in free gender reassignment surgery, medical care 
and possible government-endorsed civil unions or marriage. We in the 
U.S. and elsewhere need a radical solution to end the HIV epidemic.

Discussion  to follow

for more information on Rainbow Solidarity for the Cuban Five - 
http://www.freethefiveny.org/rainboweng.shtml

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Troops Out Now Coalition
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