Liberation Mic: Stop Racist Rezoning! Defend Harlem!
Come express yourself. Share your ideas. Sing, Dance, engage in Spoken Word. Bring your talents! This is a place of individual creativity and collective empowerment.
This month's Liberation Mic we use our art to bring amplify our voice in the struggle against the attempt at rezoning of El Barrio and the displacement and ultimately gentrification we see in Harlem . We demand 100% affordable safe housing and an end to displacement. For centuries the ruling class has tried to ignore the voice of oppressed people, but our voices will be heard!
They will never succeed at trying to silence us. Liberation Mic is a time to project our unity and our unbreakable connection to previous generations of struggle. Every day presents a fresh start for a revolutionary beginning! Join us for some local talent and community building!
During this workshop we will answer the following questions, and many others:
• How does your boss make their profit?
• What creates value?
• What is a commodity?
• Why do we have currency and trade?
• Are the unemployed and unable to work part of the working-class?
Marxists believe that the laboring masses make society run, so that means that we CAN and should control the government. We pay the bills of our bosses and employers, NOT the other way around.
Without the working-class the service industry would shut down because of there being no one to cook, prep, serve, re-stock, or sell the products. We are a necessary part of the machine, but are the owners?
Free Food and Free Winter Wear will be provided.
Location: Pack Memorial Library,
Downstairs in the activity room.
When: Monday December 4th, from 1-3pm
Contact us: Asheville@PSLweb.org (828)365-8163
Patriarchy manifests itself throughout society and is amplified through cultural norms. From second-rate treatment in the workplace to domestic, economic and sexual violence, a common thread connects them all--the system that produces such suffering is: capitalism. Capitalism exploits and oppresses us for the sake of profit limiting our access to adequate healthcare, affordable housing, equal pay and so on.
In the words of the incredible black revolutionary Assata Shakur, "It is our duty to fight for our freedom, it is our duty to win. We must love and support one another, we have nothing to lose but our chains!"
But how can we fight back when we are still healing? And how we can fight back when we live under the boot of oppression every moment of our lives? Assata said it best - we must love and support one another with an understanding that doing so is a necessity in performing our ultimate duty: fighting for the liberation of our people.
Join us for a powerful day of community-building, political discussion, and uplifting activities at the Justice Center en El Barrio on Saturday December 17th at noon. Get ready to read, write, speak out, dance, and much more!
We will provide refreshments like coffee, tea, and snacks but we are asking everyone to contribute for a potluck meal at the end of day. Please wear comfortable clothing as the agenda will include a self-defense game and dance activity.