Thursday, February 9, 2017

Poets Against War Racism, Thursday, February 2


"The four directions call you to Oakland" 
Painting by Arnoldo García

Poetas contra la guerra y el racismo
Poets Against War & Racism
Sponsored by the Chiapas Support Committee
This is the first gathering of Poets Against War & Racism.
A fundraiser to support
the autonomy projects of the Zapatista communities

Thursday, February 23, 2017 
7:00-9:00 p.m.
 Oakland Omni Commons 
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609

Donation requested: $5.00-25.00
No one turned away for lack of money.

This is a fundraiser to support the autonomy projects of the Zapatista communities.
  • Amira Ali 
  • Rafael Jesús González, accompanied by Gerardo Omar Marín on flute
  • Arnoldo Colibrí Hummingbird
  • Other poets & performers
  • Open mic (sign-up at 6:45 pm)
  • Update by Chiapas Support Committee on situation in Mexico with a 15-minute video of the recent CNI congress held with the EZLN whose first sessions were held in October 2016.
Visit Chiapas Support Committee FaceBook event page on Poets against War & Racism for updates or Compa Manuel Blog
The challenge is to reclaim our power of self-determination and live our lives and words in community that resists and begins to dream how to govern itself. The infinite war that the U.S. started in 2003 added another layer of calluse and numbing, distorting our consciousness and our language.
As a result, racism and war has become normalized to unprecedented and new levels with the new U.S. regime taking office and power.
This first gathering is to let loose some outrage, begin to learn how to dream together and encourage each one to continue to do what they are best at to stop war and racism in all its forms, end homophobia, islamophobia, transphobia, stop destruction of the Earth.


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