The terrorist attack in Charlottesville that took the life of Heather Heyer has reignited the struggle to take down monuments to slavery, white supremacy and hatred around the country. Join us as we demand the removal of the Confederate monument from the lawn of the Manatee County Courthouse.
In Charlottesville, Virginia, it was the removal of a monument to Robert E. Lee that brought hundreds of Nazis, Klansmen and white supremacists with torches to the University of Virginia campus. They marched alongside Alex Fields, Jr., a fellow Nazi, who plowed his car through peaceful anti-fascist demonstrators on Saturday.
Manatee County cannot claim to provide equal rights to its citizens while having a statue honoring Robert E. Lee and men who fought for slavery on its courthouse lawn. Racism runs far deeper than these symbols, however their removal is an important step in the fight against white supremacy in America.
LET'S TAKE IT DOWN!
The United States spends more on its military than the next 10 countries combined, and is the world's largest exporter of weapons of mass devastation. This theft of public wealth is only increasing. Earlier this year, Trump signed an arms agreement with Saudi Arabia totaling $110 billion, amidst calls to "rebuild" the already-behemoth military.
Stock prices of weapons manufacturers have since soared. These merchants of death are not only part of the government, but hold themselves above the law. Elected officials become mere salesmen for bombs, while poverty rises at ever-increasing rates around the world.
Join us for a screening of the documentary Shadow World, directed by Johan Grimonprez that reveals the inner workings behind the global arms trade. (2016, 1h 34m) A decade of research went into the book "The Shadow World" by Andrew Feinstein, which this film is based on.
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Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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