"Chris Francisco on the Longest Walk 3, Portland to DC."
In 1978 the American Indian Movement (AIM) organized the first Longest
Walk from San Francisco to Washington DC, in order to defend
threatened Native American treaty rights. A second Walk made it to DC
again in 2008. Next year, Portland will be the starting point for the
Longest Walk 3.
"This is a 5,000+ mile Walk Across America to bring awareness of the
devastating effects of diabetes and how it can be reversed by changing
our diets and lifestyles! This disease is at epidemic levels across
America, and throughout Indian Country."
The Walk will leave Portland on February 14, 2011 following a
ceremony, and other events, and enter Washington DC on July 8th, 2011.
Local AIM organizer, filmmaker and playwright Chris Francisco will
show clips from documentaries about past Longest Walks and talk about
what it's going to take to make next year's Walk a reality.
Come learn more and find out how you can help!
Where: The Red & Black Cafe - 400 SE 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
When: Tuesday, September 21st - 6:00 PM