September

Attend Our Monthly Meeting

Next meeting: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Times: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
At Mission Branch Library 3134 Roosevelt Avenue SA,TX 78214
We meet on the first Sunday of each month.

Please join us at the Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit, Sept. 19-21!  NYC Climate Convergence September 19 – 21!

Preceding from S-17 & continuing thru the weekend, at Zucotti Park & other locations, the third annual gathering of Occupy Wall Street.
Global Climate Convergence ( http://globalclimateconvergence.org/ ) will begin with the opening plenary on Friday, Sept.19th followed by a full day of panels and workshops the following day. Featured plenary speaker on Friday will be Oscar Oliveraone of the main leaders of the protesters against the water privatization in Bolivia. 
Spotlight on NYC Climate Convergence Speakers
Erica Violet Lee
Erica Violet Lee 
Erica Violet Lee is a student activist and organizer with Idle No More. Idle No More calls for everyone to, “join in a peaceful revolution to honour indigenous sovereignty and to protect the land and water.” Lee describes herself as an indigenous feminist and speaks about how being active is more than something people do as a hobby on the side – it is critical to survival. The idea that the lives of some matter less than the lives of others is the foundation of her activism. Erica Violet Lee will be the opening speaker at the Friday night plenary on September 19, 2014.
Oscar Olivera
Oscar Olivera
Oscar Olivera is a labor leader who led the demands for public, local control of the water in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba when the government privatized the water system in 1999. As the spokesperson for the Coalition in Defense of Water and Life (known as La Coordinadora) Olivera was forced into hiding when the Bolivian government brutally cracked down on thousands of citizens protesting, but he came out of hiding to negotiate with the government. Through these negotiations, La Coordinadora was able to score the first ever victory of the people against the trend of water privatization happening on a global scale.
Final schedule will be based around the
People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept 21 (peoplesclimate.org), slated to be the largest climate march in U.S. history. (The UN “Climate Summit” to follow.)
350.org is underwriting buses from around the country  & GCC is working with NYC churches to provide crash space for those able & wishing to attend. 

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