[act-ma] SAT 3PM: Third rally to support MFA guards!
snjoseph at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 10:34:30 PDT 2012
**PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY**
Message to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from its guard force!
DON'T SUBCONTRACT OUR UNION JOBS!
DON'T SUBCONTRACT OUR LIVES!
SATURDAY, April 7, 3PM (Note time change this week!)
In front of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave, Boston MA
(Green Line E to Museum of Fine Arts; or Orange Line to Ruggles)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston says it's considering ending our
employment with the museum. They are thinking of bringing in an
outside subcontracting company to manage the guard force. This means
we would have to apply for our jobs with this outside company to
continue working there.
NOTE: This week's rally has been postponed to 3PM so people can attend
the March for Trayvon Martin. Union guards will be there to demand
justice for Trayvon! (Announcement copied below.)
For more info, contact John at rennipsmj at yahoo.com. Join us on
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/misufight.
MARCH AND RALLY FOR TRAYVON MARTIN!
SATURDAY, APRIL 7 AT 12:30
Let your voice be heard!
Meet at Ruggles Station
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/362557217122983/
On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George
Zimmerman, the self-appointed head of a neighborhood watch in a gated
community in Sanford, Florida. The 911 calls reveal that Zimmerman was
racially profiling Trayvon--he told the dispatcher, "This guy looks
like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something.” Before he
shot him, Zimmerman made sure to tell the dispatcher that Trayvon
"looks black". Trayvon is dead today because he was a young black man
walking where someone thought he shouldn't be. His death proves that
racism in America is alive and well.
Trayvon Martin’s death is not an isolated event. This is the daily
reality for what it means to be black in America. From the hundreds of
thousands of Black and Brown incarcerated, to the millions who are
denied the right to equal education, affordable housing, quality
healthcare and other social services, and to those who suffer the
daily insults of racist bigotry---people have had enough!
His brutal murder, like that of Emmett Till, has become a rallying
point for millions fed up with a racist society. It has motivated
people to turn anger and outrage into protest and come out in the
streets and demand justice not only for his murder but against all the
aspects of racism in this society that caused his tragic death.
On April 7, people will be marching in Sanford and Washington, DC. And
in Boston, we will be marching too.
We will be marching from RUGGLES to DUDLEY, ending in front of the
Police Station, with a speak out near the old B2 barracks grounds.
JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN!
Let your voice be heard!
Contact: 617 902-0476
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