August 12-13: The Fight for $15 to hold FIRST EVER nationwide convention in Richmond, VA

http://fightfor15.org/the-fight-for-15-to-hold-first-ever-nationwide-convention/

Thousands of Americans doing all kinds of work for too little pay are heading to Richmond — the ex-capital of the Confederacy — to fight for for justice. Economic justice. Immigration justice. Racial justice.

Representatives of the country’s nearly 64 million workers paid less than $15 per hour will be there — McDonald’s cashiers and airport baggage handlers, truck drivers and early education teachers, retail employees and home care workers. And so many others.

We’ll be confronting our nation’s biggest, most important issues — the crisis of today’s low wages and the effects of racist policies that have held back working people of color. In anticipation of the convention, McDonald’s workers in Richmond walked off the job on Thursday and went on strike to demand $15 an hour and union rights.

“Workers like me – home care workers and domestic workers – have never had a shot at a good life because our jobs are a legacy of slavery and were excluded from basic labor protections,” said Lauralyn Clark, a 53-year-old home care worker from Ruther Glen, VA. “It’s been over one hundred and fifty years since we abolished slavery, but we still aren’t being paid what we need to survive.” 

“Decades of attacks on working people who organized unions mean that jobs that traditionally provided a path to economic security for some families now no longer do,” said David Wildbourne, library staff at East Carolina University. “America’s legacies of racism and corporate greed have always been intertwined, and because of those forces we’re all in the same boat now. Our chance for opportunity, if it ever existed, has been destroyed. And so we are coming together in Richmond to fight for an economy that works for all of us, regardless of income or the color of our skin. Our Fight for $15 is changing America and we won’t stop until we win a living wage and a path to a union for every working family.

Read the Washington Post coverage of the announcement here>>

Milwaukee, July 28: Coalition for Justice: Mass Meeting

We are excited to meet with you all again this Thursday at All Peoples Church for our next Mass Meeting. We WELCOME new folks to our Coalition for Justice family!

Thank you ALL that attended the last meeting where we spent most of our time sharing deep thoughts around us sharing the space and what value, talents, and skills we can bring to this work. Thank you for answering the call to no longer be silent and use your voice to express your solidarity with families affected by police brutality.

Now it’s time to come to come to the table and build relationships, the movement, our support system, committees and whatever else it takes to move the needle in Milwaukee towards justice for families affected by police brutality and other systemic/oppressive issues that plague the black and brown communities.

Every other Thursday the Coalition for Justice meets, sits down and discuss/strategize our next moves. We would love for you to join us as we begin major base building with you and youth in our community.

We challenge you to talk to your co-workers, family, and friends about why you think it’s important to join the movement and no longer delay.

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Milwaukee, August 11: Thirsting for Justice in Wisconsin Prisons

Speakers: WISDOM Leaders, EXPO Leaders, Others
Meet. Learn. Act.
Topics:
Broken Parole System
Compassionate Release
Crimeless Revocation
Excessive Solitary Confinement
Contaminated Water/ Charging Inmates for Water
http://www.rocwisconsin.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisdom-for-justice/181693095273353

Milwaukee, July 30: Presentación de la película “No más bebés” / Film Screening: “No más bebés”

Presentación de la película “No más bebés” / Film Screening: “No más bebés”

ENGLISH BELOW

Sábado, 30 de julio, 9am-12pm
MATC Walker’s Point (816 W. National Ave.)

Para el último taller de nuestro programa de liderazgo Mujeres Líderes, presentaremos la película documental “No Más Bebés” sobre la esterilización forzada de latinas en Los Ángeles en los 1960s y 1970s. La película documenta la resistencia de las mujeres. Acompáñenos para la película y plática de la después.

Avance de la película: https://youtu.be/aseQlmKg25U

Más información: (414) 779-0219

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Saturday, July 30th, 9am-12pm
MATC Walker’s Point (816 W. National Ave.)

For the final session of our women’s leadership development program Mujeres Líderes, we will be showing the documentary “No Más Bebés,” about the forced sterilization of Latina women in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s. The film depicts the women’s resistence. Join us for the movie and discussion afterward.

Preview here: https://youtu.be/aseQlmKg25U

More information: (414) 779-0219