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DROP the MIC! Confronting Militarism In Our Communities

April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Connect our Movements, Reclaim our Resources

Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments and viewing IVAW’s People’s History Art Portfolio

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Iraq Veterans Against the War, has initiated conversations across the country through our Drop the MIC campaign that have focused on the root cause that underlines both the occupations by U.S. military abroad and the violence perpetrated in our communities by police right here at home: militarism. Drop the MIC aims to make visible the many ways, both obvious and hidden, that the military industrial complex intersects our lives and our ability to care for ourselves and our communities.*

The Movement for Black Lives policy platform outlines the need and the strategy to divest in the structures that are robbing black people of their lives and invest in what communities need to thrive. “While this platform is focused on domestic policies, we know that patriarchy, exploitative capitalism, militarism, and white supremacy know no borders.”

Let’s talk together about the real effects of militarism on our local communities, our society and abroad.

Speakers:

Maggie Martin and Matt Howard, Iraq Veterans Against the War

Karlene Griffiths Sekou, Black Lives Matter Boston

Mike Prokosch, Dorchester People for Peace

You can DONATE if you cannot attend the event.

Donations will be divided between Iraq Veterans Against the War and Black Lives Matter Boston

IMPORTANT: Please note BOSTON in the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose / Designation Code” field

Co-sponsors: Iraq Veterans Against the War, American Friends Service Committee, Black Lives Matter Boston, Veterans for Peace, Dorchester People for Peace, Massachusetts Peace Action Boston – see the facebook event for most up to date sponsor list.

Rescheduled from February 9 

 

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Date:
April 6, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain
633 Centre st
Jamaica Plain,
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