6th Annual Peace and Justice Gathering
FEBRUARY 19, 2011; 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
South Texas College (Weslaco), Student Services Bldg. F
PEACE, JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Organizing & Educating Ourselves
*Stopping the “endless wars.”
*Organizing against the death penalty.
*Stopping the DeMint Amendment for more Border Walls in Texas
*Blocking reactionary bills being filed in the Texas Legislature.
*Expanding the Dream Act organizing.
*Intervening progressively into the national education discussion.
Dr. Julio Noboa, a longtime activist, teaches at the College of Education at the University of Texas — El Paso. “Current Justice/Injustice Issues in Public Education”
Coordinator for Migrant and Farm Worker issues, Mexican-American Catholic College, San Antonio. “A Broad Context for the Dream Act”
All Day: A Children’s Play-Day Promoting Peace through Early Awareness
All are welcome, the event is free and lunch is provided. Come early if you want to set up a display.
(More info: email – Erik Toren (ectoren) or Bob Fowler (bobfowler or call Nick and Linda Braune (956-246-8193)
This event is sponsored by People for Peace and Justice of the Rio Grande Valley, a coalition of individuals and organizations opposed to violence, lies and greed. We welcome opportunities to include others who share our commitment. You can find our web page at: http://peoplepeacejustice.blogspot.com
PfPJ thanks all the community groups who participated last year or are participating this year:
All Souls Unitarian Universalist church of Brownsville; Amnesty International, South Texas College chapter; ARISE; BARCA; Call to Action RGV; Comite de Apoyo; Flor de Nopal Sangha; Food Not Bombs, South Texas College chapter; Holy Spirit Peace and Justice Community; McAllen Ministerial Alliance; Iglesia Menonita Buenas Nuevas (Good News Mennonite Church); Islamic Society of South Texas (McAllen Mosque); La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE); Masjid Arridwan (Edinburg Mosque); MEChA/ACLU; Military Families Speak Out; Mujeres Unidas/Women Together; Partido Socialista del Valle; Pax Christi; Planned Parenthood; Proyecto Azteca; Proyecto Libertad; Rio Grande Valley Friends (Quakers); Rio Grande Valley Islamic Center (Weslaco Mosque); San Antonio Council on American-Islamic Relations; Sierra Club; Socialist Workers Party; Southwest Workers Union; South Texas Civil Rights Project; Stonewall Democrats of the Rio Grande Valley; Students for Peace, UTPA; Students for Peace and Change, UTB; Texans for Peace; Texas Coalition Against the Death Penalty; Texas RioGrande Legal Aid; Unitarian Universalist Church of Corpus Christi; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hidalgo County; The Socialist Forum; World Peace Alliance. Coalition of Immokalee Workers; Pan Am Students for Medical Spanish; No Border Wall
(PEOPLE FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE APOLOGIZES IF WE HAVE LEFT OUT ANY PARTICIPATING GROUPS. PLEASE LET US KNOW; AND WE WILL ANNOUNCE YOUR PRESENCE IN THE FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT.
People for Peace and Justice meets monthly at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (14th and Nebraska in San Juan) at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings are open to all who want to help.