Friday, January 24, 2014

9th Annual Peace and Justice Gathering

PLEASE PASS THE WORD!

9th Annual
Peace and Justice Gathering

February 1st - Saturday
South Texas College (Weslaco campus), Student Services Bldg. F
Weslaco, TX
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

THE NEW FACE OF AMERICA


Some special themes this year:

1. Labor and Immigrant Rights
2. Stopping the Texas Death Penalty

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS:

Dan LaBotz:

A longtime organizer and author of The Crisis in Mexican Labor, Made in Indonesia, Cesar Chavez and La Causa, Rank and File Rebellion: Teamsters for a Democratic Union, Troublemaker’s Handbook: How to Fight Back Where You Work and Win! And coming soon: The American Left and the Mexican Revolution.

Gloria Rubac:

Lives in Houston, is a teacher and has been active in left political work for over two decades and is an important figure in Texas opposing the death penalty.

ARE CHILDREN WELCOME? YES! YES!
Peace & Play Gathering For Children: A Unique Play Day of activities that foster rights, taking risks, problem solving, and peace strategies. All materials will be recycled embracing the theme of protecting the earth. Dr. Georgianna Duarte, and her Education students from UTB, will work their magic again.

For information or suggestions, email Erik Toren (ectoren@gmail.com) or call Linda and Nick Braune (956- 970-0604).

Founded in 2002, People for Peace and Justice is a coalition of persons and organizations based in the Rio Grande Valley. We oppose violence, lies, and greed that subvert democratic government and society. We will model peace and tolerance within our association and in our dealings with others. We come from diverse backgrounds, ages, races, ethnic groups, educational levels, religions and philosophies, political and sexual orientations. We welcome opportunities to work with other individuals and organizations who share our commitment to peace and justice. We meet every second Wednesday of the month at 7PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hidalgo County Bldg., 1401 S. Nebraska Avenue in San Juan, Texas.

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