Meet me at Union Square

by on April 18, 2015

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Black Girls Lives Matter

by on April 14, 2015

Black Girls Lives Matter

A Day of open discussion* inspiration* information & defining our role in making this a better place for ourselves and our communities. Light Breakfast will be served.

Free Event

Saturday April 18, 2015
10:00 am-2:00pm
“Boys & Girls High School
1700 Fulton St (between Schenectady & Stuyvesant Avenues)
Brooklyn, New York 11213
RSVP call/text Brenda Stokely @ 917-566-4272, include number of persons attending

Film Clip: “International Working Women’s Day Coalition (IWWDC) 2015 Rally &   March”

Welcoming & Description of the Day

Film Clip:  “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes”

1st Round Table: “Violence against Girls”

Film Clip: “6 days In Ferguson”

2nd Roundtable: “Stop pipeline to prison/ dead-end jobs & End Cop Killings “

Film Clip:  “Shirley Chisholm: Un- Bossed and Un- Bought “

            3rd Roundtable: “Women in Leadership”

Closing & Presentations (IWWDC)

On May Day 2015 Demand:

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On May Day 2015 Demand:

From Ferguson to Ayotzinapa to NYC:

No more police terror!

We want jobs, $15 an hour and a union

End militarization of the border & police departments

Legalization, not deportations

From the Philippines, Venezuela, Syria, Honduras, Mexico, Cuba, Palestine Solidarity Not War!

Ten Years of Solidarity between the Bronx and Venezuela

by on April 2, 2015

Gracias Venezuela English

Solidarity with Bangladesh Garment Workers

by on March 30, 2015

Solidarity with Bangladesh Garment Workers

Friday, April 24 is the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory building collapse in Bangladesh. The death toll was 1,129. Over 2,500 were injured when an eight-story building of garment sweatshops collapsed. Five months earlier the Tazreen Fashion Factory fire killed 123 workers and injured 150.These disasters exposed Bangladesh’s horrendous working conditions.

Major U.S. garment retailers, such as Children’s Place, GAP, Sears, Vans and Wal-Mart, produce clothing at Rana Plaza and Tazreen. These retail giants reap enormous profit by paying 3 million women garment workers the lowest wages in the world. ($25 @ month)

Since these disasters, despite international appeals, major U.S. corporations still refuse to sign contracts protecting workers safety.

A Rana Plaza Trust Fund was set up to cover $40 million in needed hospital care and insurance to families. But the retail giants do not yet fund this Trust Fund for the workers. No funds have been set up for the Tazreen fire victims or the many other factory accidents and injuries. , This is a criminal denial of responsibility to the workers.

“No worker, anywhere, should have to endure the horrid working conditions, unconscionably low wages, theft and threats to their lives that our sisters in Bangladesh endure. Workers must be compensated and protected. The time for action is now.”
–Mazeda Uddin of the Alliance of South Asian American Labor – ASAAL

Let’s tell Children’s Place and GAP:

Sign the Bangladesh Safety Accords!
Pay compensation to families!