Rising Together: A Day of Engagement and Coalition Building
Start: Sunday, September 19, 2021•11:00 AM
End: Sunday, September 19, 2021• 5:00 PM
We invite you to a “Day of Engagement and Coalition Building.”
From the Amazon rainforest burning... to endless wars, from Assange to Mumia, covid to climate, Palestine to the Philippines, Amazon workers organizing, Yemeni children starving…while the 1% are having their fling in outer space at the expense of the 99%. We are connecting the dots between issues and causes and building a coalition among groups ranging from Black Lives Matter and Codepink to Extinction Rebellion, Veterans For Peace and World BEYOND War.
We are pleased to announce the formation of “NYC Rising Together for a World BEYOND War!”, the Greater NYC Metro Area (NY, NJ, CT) chapter of World BEYOND War and invite organizations as well as individuals to become members.
Our Sunday, 9/19, 11 am - 5 pm, “Day of Engagement and Coalition Building” will be a Meet & Greet and we invite you to come in contingents with your signs, literature, promotional t-shirts, etc. We will have World BEYOND War blue scarves available, in addition to free “I’m a whistleblower for Justice, People and Planet!” whistles.
Please share information about the urgency of your group’s demands! While many of our previously announced speakers, performers, MCs and DJs will join us, we are asking YOU to be the speakers and performers and to engage with one another on this day of coalition building. Prepare a few words, bring a guitar, practice reciting a poem… Get your “I’m a whistleblower for Justice, People and Planet!” whistle and make a little video for our www.RisingTogether.info website.
“We appreciate the activists who clarify the interconnection between struggles to end wars, resist racism, protect human rights, and cope with the climate catastrophe."
- Kathy Kelly, author and peace activist, co-chair of Rising Together!
“We’re going to get together for a day of speakers, music, dancing, and presentations as inspiration that will carry us forward in ACTION.”
- Nick Mottern, BanKillerDrones.org and co-chair of Rising Together!
“We will continue the struggle for justice. As Fannie Lou Hamer said, ‘Get up and do something!’ JOIN US!”
- Ralph Poynter, Lynne Stewart Organization and co-chair of Rising Together!