[act-ma] Upcoming Meetings: Defend Education and Georgia Prisoners' Strike

Bryan Koulouris brykoulouris at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 16:25:18 PST 2011


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*1. Thursday, February 3rd Meeting in Jamaica Plain to Defend and Extend
Public Education!*
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*2. February 8th: Two Meetings on the Georgia Prisoners' Strike with Eljeer
Hawkins*
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*3. Daily Reports and Analysis from North Africa at SocialistWorld.net*
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*4. Future Events*
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*1. Defend and Extend Public Education! Build a Parent-Teacher Alliance!*
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*This meeting will be held on Thursday, February 3rd from 6:30pm to 8pm at
the Jamaica Plain Library on 12 Sedgwick Street.*
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*This is a community meeting for parents, teachers and students to discuss
the recent closing of our schools and the need to fight back against further
cuts. This event is free and open to the public.*
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*Speakers will include Brenda Chaney, Parent and Community Liaison for the
Boston Teachers Union along with Mike Russell, David Ellis School Site
Council Representative and finally, Genevieve Morse, member of the
Massachusetts Teachers Association and shop steward for the Classified Staff
Union at UMass-Boston.*


This meeting intends to make steps towards building a parent-teacher
alliance. Find the facebook event here:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174238039279098

<http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174238039279098>2. Georgia Prisoners'
Strike Discussion with Eljeer Hawkins: Two Chances to Participate
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*If you haven't heard about the Georgia Prisoners' Strike, then you NEED to.
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*Against all odds, prisoners went on strike throughout Georgia and won!
Socialist Alternative members have been in touch with prisoners and their
families throughout.*
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*Right now, prisoners face a tremendous amount of repression. See our
specific solidarity appeal and interview here: *
http://www.socialistalternative.org/news/article10.php?id=1511

Eljeer Hawkins, an inspiring speaker born and raised in Harlem, NY is giving
talks at two meetings in Boston on Tuesday, February 8th. Both are free and
open to the public, and both will be held at UMass-Boston. Eljeer has been
leading Socialist Alternative's campaign to defend Georgia state prisoner
Shawn Whatley.

*Eljeer will be speaking about the Georgia Prisoners' Strike at the Criminal
Injustice System on Tuesday, February 8th at 1pm in UMass-Boston's Campus
Center Alumni Lounge. *
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*That same evening, Socialist Alternative will be making our weekly branch
meeting open to the public to hear Eljeer's talk. The second half of the
meeting will deal with our campaigns and ongoing work. This meeting will be
held from 7pm to 9pm at UMass-Boston's Wheatley Building 4th Floor Lounge.*

The facebook event for the afternoon meeting can be found here:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183376511694751


*3. Uprising in North Africa: See SocialistWorld.net*
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*Daily Reports and analysis! What an inspiration! *
http://www.socialistworld.net/?m=15&sk=100


4. Future Events

Later in February, the Boston May Day Committee will be organizing action
and education to defy the anti-immigrant "Secure Communities" proposal.

In March, we'll be celebrating the hundredth anniversary of International
Women's Day.

In April, along with others, we'll be hosting a Cindy Sheehan visit to
Boston.

Much more on the way, and we'll try to keep you all posted.


-- 
-Boston Socialist Alternative
www.socialistalternative.org
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