Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dec. 12: A celebration of Peace & Justice

Join the War Resisters League
for a Spectacular Celebration of Peace & Justice

The Grassroots Movement to Save New Orleans
will receive the 43rd Annual Peace Award

Awardees: Shana Griffin & Kali Akuno

December 12

Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue, (Brooklyn)

Recognizing that the post-Katrina tragedy in New Orleans was made immeasurably worse by the diversion of U.S. resources to a cruel war and that the organizers struggling to recover the city for its residents are a part of the broader effort to resist that war.
Hosts: Clare Bayard & Kamau Franklin

Musical Guests:
Steve Earle, Singer-songwriter and activist
Allison Moorer, Singer-songwriter
Stephanie McKay, R & B recording artist
Jan Bell & the Cheap Dates, Americana-folk-blues band
and more!

$42-$60 General Admission;
$25+ Low Income
$150 Reception with Stephanie McKay and Steve Earle (Event included)

Proceeds go to WRL's work at home and abroad!
To make reservations, call 212.228.0450 or

(Shana Griffin, a representative of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence and a lifelong resident of New Orleans. A self-described Black feminist, Griffin was a leading contributor to A Katrina Reader: Readings By and For Anti-Racist Educators and Organizers. )

(Kali Akuno, who was executive director of the People’s Hurricane Relief Fund and Oversight Coalition and served as the key organizer for the International Tribunal on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, held in New Orleans during the summer of 2007. A grassroots New Orleans organizer, Akuno continues to be a major force in the struggle for public housing and is now active with the New Orleans Coalition to Stop the Demolitions.)

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