DROP BEATS, NOT BOMBS
"No Soy El Army" Kickoff and PCASC Benefit
Rotture, 315 S.E. Third Avenue, Portland
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
$8.00 at the door
*** This is a 21-and-over event. ***
Hip Hop show sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Global Fam, featuring
2Mex, Mic Crenshaw, Serge Severe, Rose Bent, M4 and Ubuntu Project.
An excerpt from the KBOO calendar listing (submitted by Mic Crenshaw):
"Does peace matter? How can we make the peace movement matter to more people by centering our work in economic and racial justice and an expanded anti-war analysis that makes peace organizing more relevant to the current economic collapse, global exploitation, and targetting of youth of color, poor outh, rural youth and other marginalized groups? What would this look like in our communities?
"You are invited to attend a stop on the 'No Soy El Army' tour this fall in Oregon to open a dialogue between the traditional peace community and the Spanish-speaking and Latino community about war, racism and the liberation of our towns...."
Background Information: Thanks to a generous grant from McKenzie River Gathering (MRG) Foundation, Rural Organizing Project (ROP), AFSC and Pineros y Campesinos del Noroeste (PCUN) are partnering to bring a "No Soy El Army" Tour to Rural Oregon. This tour is intended to provide outreach and education to the Latino community about the realities of militarism and the fine-print of the military contract. This is particularly timely in light of the impending passage of the Dream Act, which promises citizenship to undocumented immigrant youth if they enroll in college for two years or enlist in the military. The speakers on this tour are Spanish-speaking veterans (primarily IVAW).
More information on the tour, including intended stops in rural Oregon, can be found at the ROP website.