Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:18 PM
annm4peace (6,007 posts)
3/24 1pm Downtown Mpls, People's Plaza. Women's Rights Rally
Occupy Women's Rights! Rally to honor the many struggles for women's liberty!
Saturday, March 24 @ 1pm @ People's Plaza, Hennepin County Government Center (300 S 6th St, Mpls)
March is Women's History Month, join us to celebrate the historic and heroic struggles of women for democratic rights. Throughout history, women have taken to the streets, organizing and leading movements for the abolition of slavery, for union rights, for civil rights, for education rights and for women's voting rights, to name a few. Women suffragists engaged in a 70 year struggle for the basic right to vote, in the largest pro-democracy movement of its time. African American women had to fight for the full entitlement to vote for 45 years longer. Come hear speeches and join in the celebration and conversation about women's historic struggles. Our right to vote is under attack! Don't let politicians push us back! Stand firm against the MN Voter ID amendment! Organized by Occupy Minneapolis Events Committee. Endorsed by the AWC, WAMM and
many other organizations.
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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:23 AM
annm4peace (6,007 posts)
1. some more info. You can take Light Rail to the People's Plaza (Hennepin Gov Plaza)
Occupy Women's Rights Rally March 24
Honor the Struggles for Women's Liberty this Women's History Month
When: Saturday, March 24th, 1 p.m.
Where: The People's Plaza (Hennepin County Government Center, 4th Ave & 5th St., Downtown Mpls)
Join us to celebrate the historic and heroic struggles of women for democratic rights. Throughout history women have taken to the streets, organizing and leading movements for the abolition of slavery, for union rights, for civil rights, education rights, to name just a few. Women suffragists engaged in a 70 year struggle for the basic right to vote. African American women had to fight for the full entitlement to vote for 45 years longer.
Come hear speeches and join us in celebration and conversation about women's historic struggles!
Desdamona will be performing, along with Misty Rowan and others. Speakers will include women and girls highlighting women's historic and current struggles!
Our right to vote is now under attack!
Stand firm with us against the MN Voter ID Amendment
The Amendment would:
- Disenfranchise over 200,000 elderly, disabled, and homeless
- Deny the vote to 500,000 who use Election Day registration
- Wreak havoc on absentee voters, especially Native Americans
- Disenfranchise poor and low income women and communities
Organized by Events Committee of Occupy Minneapolis . Initial Endorsers include: Women Against Military Madness; Welfare Rights Committee; Occupy the Hood; Occupy Minneapolis; AFSCME Local 3800;MN Metro Branch of Women's Int'l League for Peace & Freedom; Women’s Student Activist Collective; MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression; Students for a Democratic Society– U of M; Feminist Caucus of the DFL; Anti-War Committee; Grandmothers for Peace; Minnesota Immigrant Rights Committee, Pro Choice Resources, MN NOW.
Go to our Facebook event @ Occupy Women’s Rights Rally