Obama on Thursday - and Remembering the March on Washington next Tuesday!

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Come participate as a Green at these two very special events in the upcoming week.  Let's stand in the streets and with each other against Obama's many policies of injustice, and reflect on the fight for social and economic equality for all in the wake of the 50 year anniversary of the March on Washington.

Protest Action Against President Obama at Henninger High School on Thursday.

Forum on the Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Justice: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: the Unfinished March - Where Do We Go From Here?

Protest Action Against President Obama at Henninger High School on Thursday


On Thursday, President Obama will be in Syracuse at Henninger High School - and the Green Party will be there, out in the streets, to stand in solidarity with our social movement to speak out on this administration's disappointing and disastrous policies. We will be there to call for a federal ban on hydrofracking, to decry the brutal drone wars that are terrorizing the people of the middle east, and to denounce the horrific treatment and imprisonment of US army whistleblower Bradley Manning - and the list goes on. 

Join the Green Party and CNY social movements near Henninger High School (600 Robinson Street, Syracuse), Thursday afternoon, August 22, gathering between 2 pm and 3 pm - given the unique event, it's hard to say exactly where protests will be taking place - if you plan on attending, please RSVP to Ursula, ursula.rozum@gmail.com.

The White House said the president will discuss the "importance of ensuring that every American has the opportunity to achieve a quality education by reducing cost and improving the value of higher education for middle-class students and their families." But shouldn't we be improving access to quality education to EVERYONE, not just the middle-class, regardless of income or race? 

Forum on the Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Justice  
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: the Unfinished March - Where Do We Go From Here?

The Green Party is pleased to invite the Syracuse community to a special event for reflecting on the 1963 March on Washington - Tuesday, August 27, 7 pm - 9 pm - RSVP and spread the word here: http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/the_unfinished_march_on_washington_50_years_later

We will be joined by speakers Colia Clark - Medgar Evers' Special Assistant in the Mississippi NAACP, Veteran of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Lifelong Pan-African Organizer; Chris Silvera - President, Teamsters Local 808, New York City, Former President, Teamsters National Black Caucus, Co-Chair, Million Worker March; Rev. LeRoy Glenn Wright - Associate Minister, St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, Syracuse; Participant in the 1961 Freedom Rides, the 1963 March on Washington, and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign. Forum will be moderated by local activist Nikeeta Slade, graduate student in Pan-African studies.

The historic March on Washington raised bold demands which have yet to be fulfilled: A federal program to guarantee the right to a job; a minimum wage of $2 which would be $15.26 today and desegregated schools (in 1963 76.6% of black children in majority black schools. Today, 74.1% of black children in majority black schools. Black majority schools got less funding. Black majority schools still get less funding.)

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