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Oct 21

Corpus Christi, Texas

In the spirit of 16 de Septiembre, a day that celebrates independence from greed and oppression, we are seeking community-based grassroots organizations for A People’s Town Hall to be held on October 21st.

This town hall will bring together non-partisan grassroots organizations to develop a people’s platform that will serve to empower and educate communities. The issues that we plan to address on our people’s platform will include the advocacy of: the creation of safe spaces for children, abolishment of sex trafficking, LGBTQ safe spaces, the elderly, the disabled, the environment, the eradication of homelessness, immigrant rights, the colonias, women’s safety, drug rehabilitation, education, workers rights, and animal shelters. 

Together, we can make Corpus Christi a city that truly places its people before profits. Si se puede!

Time: October 21st  at 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM CDT

Location: 3400 Ayers St, Corpus Christi, TX 78415-4610

Orlando, FL

On September 15, Global Exchange, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Love Army, and Green For All will join local partners to kick off National Welcoming Week with this FREEDOMFEST: “We Are All America, We Belong, We Vote!” to celebrate our diverse cultures and communities, and to express our nonpartisan commitment to participate in the 2018 elections. 

The event will bring together, uplift, and highlight the stories and contributions of key Greater Orlando constituencies: Muslims, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and other Caribbeans, Brazilians, African American and African diaspora, LGBTQ, immigrants, refugees, Native Americans, and their families. Together, we call Florida our home. 

We all belong here. And #WeAreAllAmerica. United we thrive and make Florida strong. United, we will support each other so that all of our communities, regardless of any party affiliation, go out and vote in the 2018 elections.

We envision a future where our nation is welcoming and inclusive, with justice for all.We call the question: What kind of country will we build together? America is her people and #WeAreAllAmerica.

Location: BB King’s Blues Club Orlando. 9101 International Dr, Ste 2230, Orlando, Florida 32819

 

After more than half a century of global drug prohibition, the evidence is clear: the U.S. led international war on drugs has failed. Rather than keep our communities safe and healthy, drug war prohibition has hit the poor, people of color, and immigrants hardest. 

Part 1 of “Beyond the Drug War” (a free, Town Hall Summer webinar) focussed on the toll of the Drug War policy disaster in the United States. 

Please join us for Part 2: How We End the International Drug War, with experts and social movement leaders from Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

We will talk about the deadly impact of the drug war in their countries, on immigrants, and our evolving understanding of true national and human security. Ideas are changing and new policy initiatives are on the horizon. All of the invited speakers were supporters and participants in the 2016 Caravan from Honduras to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in NYC. 

Time: 5:00pm  – 6:00pm PT

Past Events with links to live streams. 

Panel Discussion on Drug Policy Reform: From the cannabis industry to the criminal justice and public health systems.

After more than half a century of global drug prohibition, the evidence is very clear: the war on drugs has failed. Far from keeping our communities safe and healthy — it has become a war on the poor, on people of color, and on immigrants. 

But the tide is beginning to turn – especially at the state and local level within the United States. Please join a one-hour conversation among a group of experts who have hands-on experience in transforming failed drug war assumptions and policies with innovative, evidence-based public health and social justice-centered alternatives. 

We’ll be streaming this Webinar Live on Global Exchange’s Facebook page Thursday, August 23rd @ 5:00 PM – PDT ! 

Tucson, AZ

You can view the live stream recorded from this past event here.

Join us August 4th for a day of inspirational speakers, music, celebration and community organizing.

Join local leaders, organizers and experts from Coalicion de Derechos Humanos, Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance, Tucson Audubon Society, Scholarships A-Z, Center for Biological Diversity, Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Tucson, YWCA STAT, Paisanos Unidos and more! We’ll also be joined by national organizers and experts from the Drug Policy Alliance, Alianza Americas, LEAP, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, National Nurses Association, and Powershift on August 4th from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.

Location: YWCA 525 Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745

Speakers and agenda to be announced shortly so stay tuned! 

This is a FREE Event, wheelchair accessible, childcare provided, and Spanish translation will be provided. Should you have a special need not listed here, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate.

July 21

Fresno, CA

 

You can view the live stream from this past event here.

Join us for a day of inspirational speakers, music, celebration and organizing.

Join leaders, organizers and experts from 350.org, SEIU-USWW, Drug Policy Alliance, Alianza Americas, Democracy Initiative, LEAP, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, California Trade Justice Coalition, Central Valley Partnership, Mi Familia Vota, Californians for Justice, ACT for Women and Children, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, United Farm Workers, ILRC and FIOB. 

Location and time: 
Mosqueda Community Center 4670 E Butler Ave, Fresno, CA from 11 – 3:00pm. Free admission. 

July 27

San Francisco, CA and Online 

You can view the live stream recorded from this past event here.

Panel Discussion: U.S. backed occupation in Haiti, Honduras and Palestine. 

Join Pierre Labossiere from Haiti Action Committee, Dalit Baum from the American Friends Service Committee and Who Profits from the Occupation in Israel and a speaker from the Honduras Solidarity Network for an eventing of discussion and action. 

Location and time: San Francisco Chronicle Building 901 Mission Street Ste 306 at 6:30 pm. Will also be streamed live on our facebook page.  

You can view this live stream from this past event here.

Leaders, organizers and experts – including Oscar Chacon from Alianza Americas, Major Neill Franklin from Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Armando Gudino from Drug Policy Alliance, California Nurses Association and Power Shift came together for a  national organizing live stream to discuss the crisis we face and the opportunities we have to move forward on a people-first agenda for November and beyond.

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