WESLACO: 6th Annual Peace and Justice Gathering – Feb 19

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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

JULIO NOBOA
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”

ALEJANDRO SILLER
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.

For information or suggestions, email Erik Toren (ectoren) or Bob Fowler (bobfowler) or call Linda and Nick Braune at (956)-246-8193.

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