NYC's 'Movement for Justice in El Barrio' - UK Speaking Tour!
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// 1st UK Speaking Tour of New Yorks 'Movement for Justice in El Barrio' Taking Place in May 2008!
'Movement for Justice in El Barrio' (MJB) are a community organisation, formed amongst the largely immigrant population of East Harlem, NYC and inspired by Mexico's Zapatista rebels, fighting the effects of neoliberalism and discrimination in all their forms, particularly fighting against the gentrification of their neighbourhood where multi-millionaire multi-national property developers want to force them from their homes. Having allready grown in three years from just a few members to 400+, kicked out the biggest landlord in East Harlem, held a massive and succesful consultation with the neighbourhood and organised the first NYC 'encounter' against gentrification and for humanity, attended by over 27 organisations, MJB are now taking on their London based landlord, Dawnay Day Group. Recognising that their enemy is transnational, MJB aim to make their resistance the same, by uniting with others around the world and especially across the UK, to fight against Dawnay Day and gentrification and for social justice. To this end, Juan Haro from MJB is touring the UK in May, speaking and showing short films about their organising model, their fight against gentrification and their links with Mexican rebels, the Zapatistas. He also hopes to hear from other communities and activists fighting similar struggles and to swap experiences. So, Juan hopes to meet you in your town soon! See below for all events confirmed so far, donations VERY gratefully recieved at all events! For more info on any of the events, please contact rgacollective at hotmail.co.uk and we'll point you in the right direction. Thanks! Sheffield: - Wedensday 7th May, 7:00pm at the SADACCA Centre, 48 The Wicker, Sheffield Manchester: - Thursday 8th May, 7:30pm at the Town Hall Tavern, Tib Lane Liverpool: - Friday 9th May, meeting local anti-gentrification campaigners and touring their areas in afternoon, followed by meeting with Liverpool Social Centre Collective, then public event in evening (details TBC) Bristol: - Sunday 11th May, 7.30pm at Bridewell Police Station, Entrance on Silver Street (don't worry, its not a cop shop anymore!) Brighton: - Monday 12th May, 7.30pm at Cowley Club Social Centre. Cardiff: - Wednesday 14th May, Details TBC Aberdeen: - Friday 16th May, at Aberdeen University in New Kings Building, Room 11 at 7pm Glasgow: - Saturday 17th May, 2-4pm at Pearce Institute, 840 - 860 Govan Road. G51 3UU (100 metres from Govan Underground). As part of wider 'radical bookfair' collaborative event: http://www.ribproject.org/ Edinburgh: - Sunday 18th May, 7pm at Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace (off Lawnmarket at top of Royal Mile in city centre) venue fully accessible (ramp and lift) - More TBC on Tuesday 20th May. Reading: - Wednesday 21st May, 7pm at RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading (www.risc.org.uk for directions). Contact rgacollective at hotmail.co.uk for more info. London: - Saturday 24th May, 7pm at 'Passingclouds', Richmond Road, Dalston, Hackney, London followed by latin bands ( will update with full details ) organised by Movimiento ( pay in probably £5 ). Contact hackneysolidarity at hotmail.co.uk for more info. For info about tour, email rgacollective at hotmail.co.uk. Cheers and solidarity!
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