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(en) US, Miami, Florida, Festival del Pueblo

From "Nabat _" <nabat@hotmail.com>
Date Thu, 3 Apr 2003 16:25:28 +0200 (CEST)

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South Florida 2003
a gathering of the grassroots...
April 26th - May 1st
from Earth Day to May Day and beyond

a week of cultural & educational events to build momentum
towards the Miami Free Trade Area of the Americas Summit
(FTAA), Nov. 20th & 21st 2003

- Live Music
- Performance & Visual Art
- Slam Poetry
- Radical Film Fest
- Public Forums
- Independent Media & Small Press Book Fair
- Protests
- And More...

Create solidarity in the grassroots, Organize resistance to
corporate globalization
un otro mundo es posible!

For location, details, etc. contact:
Festival del Pueblo Coordinating Committee
c/o Downward Mobility Press P.O. Box 961 Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561)547-6686 littleprince1@juno.com (website upcoming!)

Sat. 4/26
6pm-12pm @ the Miami Workers' Center ($5-$10 sliding scale)
*Music (punk, hip-hop, folk?more artists TBA)

Over the Counter Intelligence -----Conscious Hip-Hop from South
Florida, also bringing some B-Boy flavor to the house. check out:
Against All Authority--------ska/punk from Miami (unconfirmed)
Cristy Road--------local solo acoustic performer
Lars Din--------Alachua County folk super-star
*Various Performances (Breakdancing, Fire-Breathing,
Volta Ao Mundo--Capoeira group (from Sarasota)
Radical Cheerleaders---anarchist/feminist protest pepsquad from
Palm Beach County
*Slam Poetry & Spoken Word
*Short Presentations about Local & Global Struggles,
*Visual Art display (Prisoners and local artists)
*Books and Literature from Independent Stores and Distributions
available for sale
Downward Mobility Distribution (from Lake Worth, FL)
Pyramid Books (from Boyton Beach)
African-American Heritage Books (WPB, FL)
Overground Distribution (Pensacola, FL)
*Inf ormation Tables from local organizations
*Snacks and refreshments
*plus you and all your friends...

Here is the tentative schedule thus far:

Sun. 4/27
9am-11am (location TBA)
An FTAA catch-up meeting for anyone interested in the FTAA
Summit and the local/regional organizing efforts. Come find out
what's in the works?

12noon -12pm @ the Wallflower Gallery ($5-$15)
All Day Radical Film Fest, as well as a continuation of the Small
Press Book Fair, and Visual Art exhibits and general mingling? A
Free dinner and snacks throughout the day will be provided by
Miami Food Not Bombs & the Dorothy Day Food Distribution.

The movie schedule is subject to change (check website for
Reclaim The Streets (doc)
Global Tribe: Mexico (doc)
Born in Flames (movie)
What I've Learned bout U.S. foreign (doc)
New Babylon (movie)
Voces Argentinas (doc)
A Year In The Streets (doc)
Land & Freedom (movie)
Green with a Vengeance (doc)
Can the Dialectic Break Bricks (movie)
Zapatista Women (doc)
Life & Debt (doc)
Cascadia Summer (doc)
A Nous la Liberte (movie)
USA, INCarcerated (doc)
The Road to Truth, Taco Bell y Nuestra Pobreza (doc)
Resistance Conspiracy (doc)
Handmaids' Tale (movie)

Mon. 4/28
6-10pm @ the Miami Workers' Center ($3-$5)
Understanding Globalization From It's Roots: a public forum
addressing the history of global slave trade and forced relocation.
Max Rameau (from Miami CopWatch)
Sheridan Murphy (American Indiana Movement of FL)
A representative from Black Agenda
more speakers TBA
Refreshments will be available. There will also be books and
literature for sale.

Tues 4/29
6-10pm @ the Miami Workers' Center ($3-$5)
Community Based Organizing: a public forum focusing on local
grassroots organizing for direct results AND social change.
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Black Agenda
Unite For Dignity
Low Incomw Families Fighting Together (LIFFT)
Miami Workers' Center
Speakers TBA
Refreshments available, literature for sale?

Wed. 4/30
6-10pm @ the Miami Workers' Center ($3-$5)
Past, Present and Future of the Global Justice Movement: An oral
history with local activist elders (TBA), a look at the recent past
few years of global activism and a visionary exercise on where we
want to go and how we can get there)
Ted Lee (Veteran and agitator fro the Industrial Workers of the
World (IWW)
Frank Fernandez (Cuban anarchist, author and labor activist)
Javier Del Sol (American Indian Movement & Fellowship of
others TBA

Thurs. 5/1
May Day Protests (more info TBA)
May First is International Labor Day, an important holiday that
has been long suppressed in this country. Join us in reviving the
celebration of peoples' struggles for a better life.

Check out these other calendar events (and a few historical dates
to remember):

*March 31st, 2003
Cesar Chavez Day - various solidarity actions with the Coalition of
Immokalee Workers, check-out: www.ciw-online.org
March 31st 1968 the Provisional Government of New Afrika was
April 1st 1649 Diggers occupy St. George's Hill, taking land to
plant in common
April 4th 1968 MLK jr. assassinated
April 5th 1930 Gandhi begins march to sea
April 7th 1871 Paris Communards burn guillotine as a symbol of
counter revolution
April 8th 1712 New York City slave revolt
April 9th 1927 anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti sentanced to death
April 10th 1919 Emiliano Zapata murdered

*April 12th Global Exchange Public Forum on NAFTA, in Miami
(details TBA)
April 16th 1936 General Strike in Madrid, Spain after fascists kill
3 and wound 50

*April 16th @ 7pm and 26th, 2003 @4:30pm
Unprecedented: the 2000 Presidential Election, film showing at
The Wallflower Gallery $5
April 17th 1817 7 Luddites hanged in London for destroying
textile machines that were taking their jobs
April 19th 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising begins

*April 21st -27th is TV Turn-Off Week. Expect the unexpected-
there'll be a million kids on the loose and running free, looking for
games to play?
April 21st 1967 CIA/NATO instigate Military Coup in Greece,
resulting in 7 years of terror
April 21st 1526 First American Slave Revolt

*April 23rd @7pm Tree-Sit: the Art of Resistance, film at the
Wallflower Gallery $5
April 29th 1992 Uprising in LA after Rodney King Verdict
April 30th 1977 Madres de la Placa de Mayo hold 1st protest of
Argentine 'disappearance' of 30,000 people
May 1st 1986 1.5 million join South Africa general strike
May 4th 1886 Haymarket Riot in Chicago
1961 US Freedom Rides Begin
May 7th 1937 Stalinist Squad assassinates 500 anarchists in
Barcelona, Spain
May 12th 1916 Execution of James Connolly, Irish Freedom
Fighter and IWW organizer
May 13th 1968 10 million workers general strike in Paris and
throughout France
May 15th 1525 Thomas Muenzer executed for leading German
revolt of 40,000 workers and peasants
May 23rd 1838 4000 Cherokee die in "Trail of Tears" forced

Miami Workers' Center- 6127 NorthWest 7th Ave., Miami, FL
33127 (305) 759-8717
Take I-95 south to 62nd Street, go right. Make first left on 7th
Ave, the Workers' Center is on the left side of the street.

Wallflower Gallery- 10 NE 3rd Street, Downtown Miami (305)
I-95 South exit at Downtown, the Gallery is 3 blocks west of

IF?You need assistance in housing, childcare, translation, or if you
have any special needs at all during the week, please get in touch

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