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"STANDING ROCK VS. A BOUGHT & SOLD POLITICS"
We have now well past the fifth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street on September 17, 2011. To remember the days of Occupy Riverside is to remember when activists called for a "Festival of Rights" during the "Festival of Lights." As holiday visitors gazed & glazed through the Christmas lights, our country had become all-the-more ransacked with problems. Whether it was student debt, home forclosures, Wall Street Greed, police brutality, immigrant and reproductive rights, the repression of workers or any other social justice cause, Occupy offered a space to disrupt the status quo by reclaiming the commons.
Years on, These Problems Still Haven't Been Addressed, Just Ignored--with Three More Goldman Sachs Folks in The Donald's Cabinet. So, There Is Only the Here & Now: the repreive that President Obama shruggingly provided after looking the other way as Standing Rock and other Native Americans valiantly fought against the hired thugs of the oil and banking industries is dead. Now that Trump is the 45th President, the seeming triumph of the Water Protectors now face far more daunting odds as the Presidency & the Congress aide and abet the Earth-Eating Profiteers of Wall Street. So what must be done? How can the non-indigenous support these Water Protectors? What can we do in the short and mid-term range? And how can we transform our broken political system into a paradigm-shifting democracy that represents the 99%?
Please join The 28ers as we host a round-table discussion about the problems, causes and solutions to this daily & mounting crisis of Standing Rock. We will have movement-speakers detail what they've exposed and what they've done to combat this injustice and force the hand of Oil Vultures. The 28ers will then discuss the big dream vision of ending the daily nightmares of a bought & sold politics with a 28th Amendment to the US Constitution. A Q&A with the audience and presenters will follow this discussion.
When: Tuesday, February 28 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Where: Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside 3657 Lemon St, Riverside, California 92501