Oppose Trump & the RNC in Cleveland

Friday, July 15
People’s Justice & Peace Convention – 7-9:30pm

Cultural performances and academic and author Michael Eric Dyson will kickoff this 3 day gathering, July 15-17. Representatives of justice, peace, environmental and democracy groups will come together the weekend before the RNC. The Convention will include a diversity of voices and experiences that will be absent at the RNC which transcends any one political party or perspective. Our purpose is to lift up issues and problems that we believe the RNC will either ignore or not genuinely address AND to develop collectively agreed to solutions that we feel will achieve just, nonviolent, democratic and sustainable results. We plan to present our “People’s Platform” of Planks to both the RNC in Cleveland and a week later to the DNC in Philadelphia. It’s our hope that this gathering will further the commitment and energy toward one or more coordinated diverse, mass, nationwide, nonviolent, democratic and grassroots-based social movements for fundamental change that is not connected to any single organization or political party.
The Convention will take place July 15 and 16 at Olivet Church, but will shift to the Masonic Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Ave Cleveland, Oh 44115, on Sunday. Details soon on specific times and schedules for Saturday and Sunday. Contact us: peoplesconvention2016@gmail.com httpss://www.facebook.com/pjpc2016

Sunday, July 17
Keep the Promise Cleveland March & Rally – 11:20 – 5pm

Join AHF & The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland along with local & national activists including political and spiritual leaders for Cleveland’s Keep The Promise March followed by a free rally & concert. Together, we will remind the Republican party – and the nation – that the fight for social justice is not yet won. March for healthcare access, an end to corporate free, drug pricing, medicaid expansion, LGBT equality, immigration, women’s rights, PEPFAR & Ryan White Funding, racial justice, income equality, criminal justice system reform, an end to homelessness, and more! For more information contact Jacqueline Burbank @ jacqueline.burbank@aidshealth.org

Monday, July 18
End Poverty NOW! March for Economic Justice – 2pm Rally & 3PM March

We will begin the rally & march on East 45th St & Superior to the Quicken Loans Arena, the convention center, on July 18 and make it loud and clear: No more complicity with the crime of poverty! No more building your political career on the backs of the poor! No more silence from those you have been stepped on! We demand an end to poverty NOW!

Monday, July 18
Coalition to stop Trump and march on the RNC – 1pm – 3pm

We will rally at Cleveland Public Square and then march to the RNC at Quicken Arena.

Tuesday, July 19
CODEPINK Film Screening of “The Brainwashing of My Dad” – 7pm – 10pm (West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church 20401 Hilliard Blvd Rocky River Ohio 44116)

Filmmaker Jen Senko examines the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her father, whose immersion in it radicalized him and rocked the foundation of their family. CODEPINK Co-Founder Jodie Evans worked as the Executive Producer on this film — join her and members of the filmmaking team for a Q&A after this important screening during the GOP Convention! And if you haven’t already, sign up now to join CODEPINK in Cleveland during the GOP Convention to call for a President for Peace! https://www.codepink.org/president4peace

Thursday, July 21
Stand Together Against Trump – 4pm – 11pm (Downtown Cleveland)

A peaceful demonstration directed at opposition to the racist and sexist language and policies of Donald Trump. We’re dedicated to working with any like-minded organizations that wish to join a protest of Trump on the final day of the convention, and members of STAT will join other protests throughout the week.

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