Liberation Mic: a Celebration of Herstory!
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT — WE WILL NOT GO BACK
Last year Liberation Mic turned up for Women’s herstory month, but this year will be even better!
With a lineup full of powerful women artists, we will salute our victories and gear up for continued resistance in the fight for equality and liberation for all across the gender spectrum.
Assata Shakur said “A woman’s place is in the struggle.” The women fighters of today stand on the shoulders of warriors such as Leila Khaled, Sandra Bland, Frida Kahlo, and so many more.
Every month is a month to honor the culture of resistance and everyday is a fresh start for a revolutionary beginning! Join us for some local talent and community building!
$5 Suggested Donation
Recent actions and statements by the Trump administration and the Pentagon have raised the danger of a new war on the Korean Peninsula. At the same time as top U.S. officials are declaring that “no options are off the table,” massive “war games” are taking place very close to North Korea, and a new U.S. missile system is being deployed in South Korea, dramatically raising the threat of a new conflict.Join us for presentations and discussion of building the movement to resist a new war.
Recent actions and statements by the Trump administration and the Pentagon have raised the danger of a new war on the Korean Peninsula. At the same time as top U.S. officials are declaring that “no options are off the table,” massive “war games” are taking place very close to North Korea, and a new U.S. missile system is being deployed in South Korea, dramatically raising the threat of a new conflict.
Join us for presentations and discussion of building the movement to resist a new war.
Enjoy some drinks, music and a raffle while helping fight the Trump program!
Help raise funds for upcoming ANSWER actions against the Trump program. ANSWER is working on organizing for the April 21 Climate Action on Earth Day and playing an integral role in the May 1 Day Without an Immigrant/Stop the Deportations mass protest. All funds raised will go to cover printing costs for flyers, posters and signs, for banner materials and to fund the fightback movement to come.
Trump’s appointees are a motley and dangerous crew of billionaires, white supremacists and climate change deniers. They have nothing good in mind for anyone but the banks, oil companies and the military-industrial complex.
It is more important than ever that we keep building the grassroots movement against war, militarism, racism, anti-immigrant scapegoating and neoliberal capitalism’s assault against workers’ living standards and the environment.
Real social change comes from the bottom, the mobilized grassroots, and not from the centers of institutional power, the professional politicians or the capitalist elites.
Details on the April 21 action can be found here.
Details on the May 1 action coming soon!
This rally will start at the White House with thousands of people from across the nation and around the world and ending up in front of AIPAC's annual convention!
AIPAC is the primary organization lobbying to continue the brutal illegal occupation of Palestine for over 68 years.
We must protest to end this outrageous lobby that ultimately supports the oppression and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. Please come out and support the Palestinian people in their noble struggle to be free.
End U.S. aid to Israel — End the occupation now!
The National Rally to Support Palestine in D.C. is co-sponsored by the Ohio chapter of the Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition, and Midwest affiliates, and the ANSWER Coalition.
Also join us before and after the march:
Saturday, March 25 (time TBA): Sign-making work session at Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW
RSVP for the work session and/or to volunteer on Sunday
- Sunday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m.: Palestine Night Out (more info and tickets)
- Saturday, March 25 (time TBA): Sign-making work session at Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW
Join us this month for a special screening of No Más Bebés in honor of International Women's Day.
No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Marginalized and fearful, many of these mothers spoke no English, and charged that they had been coerced into tubal ligation — having their tubes tied — by doctors during the late stages of labor. Often the procedure was performed after asking the mothers under duress.
The mothers’ cause was eventually taken up by a young Chicana lawyer armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing doctor. In their landmark 1975 civil rights lawsuit, Madrigal v. Quilligan, they argued that a woman’s right to bear a child is guaranteed under the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.
The filmmakers spent five years tracking down sterilized mothers and witnesses. Most were reluctant at first to come forward, but ultimately agreed to tell their story. The struggle over sterilization is an often-overlooked aspect of the battles over immigration and population growth, the birth of a movement for Chicana rights and reproductive justice.
You won't want to miss this very important film! Suggested donation is $5.00, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Sign-ups start at 6pm; Performances at 7pm
The ANSWER Coalition invites the community to participate in an open-mic event for political-artistic expression through any vocal medium. Join us as we use the power of our words and art to battle the injustices that face the world today.
The Trump administration is emboldening and empowering racist vigilantes to go after our immigrant brothers and sisters, Muslims, and all poor and marginalized communities throughout the country. This open mic is dedicated to building momentum for an independent people's movement that will take to the streets on May 1st and beyond to smash all vestiges of racism and oppression.
Join the ANSWER Coalition contingent at the rally and march on Earth Day!
CALL TO ACTION! RESIST!
Tell Trump and His Polluter & Billionaire Cronies:
Stop Environmental Racism and Injustice!
Protect Our Air, Water, Climate, Health, Communities, Civil Rights and Science - Not Polluter Profits!
Initiated by the California Environmental Justice Coalition.
Co-sponsors: California Environmental Justice Coalition, AIM West, Amazon Watch, ANSWER, Asamblea de Gonzales, Bay Area Environmental Health Collaborative, Bay Area - System Change not Climate Change, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice, Biosafety Alliance, Breakthrough Communities, California Indian Environmental Alliance, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, Center for Environmental Health, Chinese Progressive Association, Comite Civico del Valle, Communities for a Better Environment/Richmond, Community Food and Justice Coalition, Community Science Institute, Diablo Rising Tide, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Eco Tierra Project, El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpia/El Pueblo of Kettleman City, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, Food Empowerment Project, Fresh Air Vallejo, Fresnans Against Fracking, Gila River Alliance for a Clean Environment, Gila River Environmental Youth, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Grayson Neighborhood Council, Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice, Greenpeace, Healthy 880 Communities, Idle No More/Bay Area, La Union Have La Fuerza, Literacy for Environmental Justice, Occupy San Francisco Environmental Justice Working Group, PODER, Richmond Progressive Alliance, Rootskeeper, Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter, Soil Not Oil Coalition, Sunflower Alliance, Tri-Valley CAREs, Valley Improvement Projects, West Berkeley Alliance for Clean Air & Safe Jobs, West County Toxics Coalition, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, Youth United for Community Action, 350 Bay Area
Volunteer! Contact us to help build the ANSWER Coalition contingent at the April 21 Climate March!