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PEACE, NOT POVERTY!
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FROM THE PERSIAN GULF TO THE GULF COAST DEMAND PEACE, NOT POVERTY!
Tuesday, September 13th
490 Riverside Drive
(at 120th Street)
Reverend Jesse Jackson,
Wangari Maathai - Nobel Laureate,
Mary Robinson - Former U.N. High Commissioner of Human Rights
along with Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies;
Hany Khalil, United for Peace and Justice;
Adrianne Marie Brown, Singer/Poet ,
Akon, Hip Hop Activist
Moderated by: Leslie Cagan, United for Peace and Justice National Coordinator;
Emira Woods, Foreign Policy in Focus, IPS; and Kumi Naidoo, Global Call to Action Against Poverty
Part of a full day Civil Society dialogue
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon: CITIZENS' REPORT ON GLOBAL DEMOCRACY
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.: CIVIL-SOCIETY FORUM
4:15 to 7:15 p.m.: DIALOG WITH OFFICIALS FROM THE UN SUMMIT
8:00 to 11:00 p.m.: POLITICAL AND CULTURAL EVENT
For detailed schedule or to register, visit www.openun.org
PEACE, NOT POVERTY! is a political and cultural event held on the eve of the United Nations Summit to assess the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals. U.S. proposals threaten the Summit’s commitments to end poverty, curb the flow of arms, protect the environment, advance women's rights and other human rights, end the scourge of war, and ultimately strengthen the very authority and legitimacy of the United Nations.
In 1967 at Riverside Church, Dr. King called for an end to war and poverty. Almost forty years later, the casualties mount as a result of war and poverty, from Baghdad to New Orleans. We must act now!
Sponors include: Action Aid, Africa Action, Institute for Policy Studies, 50 Years is Enough, Bridge Initiative, United for Peace and Justice, Global Call to Action Against Poverty, International Forum on Globalization, Jubilee USA, Riverside Church, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, Solidarity Africa, TransAfrica Forum, Youth Coalition
Volunteers needed for the events!! Contact Saif Rahman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-234-9382
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3 Days of Peace & Justice Actions
in Washington, D.C.
September 24-26, 2005
Visit our website today to download leaflets, endorse the mobilization, and learn more about the plans for this powerful weekend of action.