Int't Women's Day 2011: Women Stand Up Against Repression

Speakers:

  • Jess Sundin a leader of the Anti-War Committee and Freedom Road Socialist Organization. She is one of the anti-war and international solidarity activists targeted by the FBI and grand jury
  • Sarah Jane Olson Former political prisoner from involvement with revolutionary movement in the 1970s. Long-time Twin Cities resident and anti-apartheid activist
  • Tracy Molm an organizer with Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Minnesota, she is one of the activists targeted by the FBI and grand jury
  • Luce Guillen Givins of the RNC 8, unjustly charged with felonies for protests at the Republican National Convention, 2008

What is International Women’s Day?
In 1908, women, mainly from the garment industry, came together in New York City’s Rutgers Square to demand a strong union in the needle trades and the right to vote. In 1910, German revolutionary Clara Zetkin, having heard of the powerful protest in New York, proposed that March 8 be celebrated as International Women’s Day worldwide. Today, it is a holiday celebrated by millions of working people to honor women who stand up and fight for their rights.

On March 8, hear from 2 women who had their homes raided by the FBI on September 24 and are now facing a grand jury for their international solidarity and anti war activism supporting women around the world .  Also hear from other women who fight for justice and have faced state repression.

Sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization www.frso.org
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