Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 7, 8 & 9: The Cost of War at Home and Abroad

April 7, 2011 -
Film Screening: Budrus, hosted by U of M's Progressive Student Alliance
Callicott auditorium at Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue

from the facebook event page:
Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Budrus shines a light on people who choose nonviolence to confront a threat. The movie is directed by award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha (co-writer and editor of Control Room and co-director Encounter Point), and produced by Bacha, Palestinian journalist Rula Salameh, and filmmaker and human rights advocate Ronit Avni (formerly of WITNESS, Director of Encounter Point).

April 8, 2011 -
Teach-In: The Cost of War at Home and Abroad, hosted by MISC
University of Memphis Journalism Auditorium
3720 Alumni St. (off Patterson, U of M Main Campus)

from the facebook event page:
MISC is hosting a teach-in organized around the causes and effects of western imperialism. An educational evening full of video, speakers, and small group discussions. Guest speakers will include Huffington Post contributor Omar Baddar, and activists involved in the uprisings in Bahrain and Yemen. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

April 9, 2011 -
Funeral March to Defund the Wars and Refund Our Communities, hosted by the Mid-South Peace & Justice Center with MISC, the PSA, and other community groups
National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry

from the facebook event page:
April 9 marks eight years since the fall of Baghdad and a national day of action has been called to take to the streets in opposition to war at home and abroad. Join us in Memphis as thousands across the country call for an end to war and redirection of our time and resources towards building, not destroying. We will have a rally at the National Civil Rights Museum, followed by a funeral march to the river where we will honor all those who have died by sending a casket down the Mississippi.

Co-Sponsored by the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, Progressive Student Alliance at the University of Memphis, Memphis International Solidarity Committee, First Congregational Church, Pax Christi Memphis, Veterans for Peace Memphis, Memphis School of Servant Leadership and a broad coalition of community, faith, and labor groups.

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