Dear Working Groups,
On Monday, the Movement For Justice In El Barrio, an
immigrant- and people of color-led, grassroots community organization
that fights for dignity and against neoliberal displacement, invited
people involved in OWS to learn about their struggles and victories. It
was just the beginning of an ongoing partnership, and this movement will
only grow as we share and join forces with groups using leaderless,
horizontal decision-making to fight economic inequality.
And now we have another chance to come together with a member-led organization that does not do for people what they can do for themselves, but motivates people to do what they can do for themselves!
Community Voices Heard is an
organization of low-income people, predominantly women with experience
on welfare, working to build power in New York City and State to improve
the lives of their families and communities. They are working to
accomplish this through a multi-pronged strategy, including public
education, grassroots organizing, leadership development, training
low-income people about their rights, political education, civic
engagement and direct-action issue campaigns.
They have invited us to hear about the work they do as part of the Occupy Your Block Initiative (check out OccupyYourBlock.org tonight for more information!). This is an amazing chance to showcase the many ways in
which this movement has long existed and is only going to continue to
grow! Please come and pass this information on to your friends!
Modern-Day Slavery in the Welfare System in NYC and how low-income people are fighting to end it.
Friday, November 11th 1:00pm
CVH Office – East Harlem (Take 6 Train to 103rd Street) 115 East 106th Street, 3rd Floor (btwn Park and Lexington)
Thank you for all you do!