99% Spring: Iowa Summit to Confront Corporate Power
WHEN: April 14, 2012, 10 am-4 pm
WHERE: Des Moines Central Library
WHY: Because we need a movement of fearless truth tellers
Community, faith, and labor organizations from around the country are calling for a renewed movement of direct action targeting the nation’s most abusive corporations.
We’re calling it the 99% Spring.
This movement will launch in Iowa on April 14. We will join 100,000 people who will gather together across the country that week for a series of trainings, teach-ins, and direct action.
In the spirit of the freedom schools of the civil rights movement and the roving lecturers of the populist movement, we will train ourselves in a new vision for our economy and in the practice of non-violent direct action as a means of realizing this vision.
There is no road to a fair economy and true democracy that does not include going toe-to-toe with abusive corporations.
RSVP online today or contact us at 515-255-0800.
**lunch will be available for $10/person**
These Iowans are ready for April 14. Are you?
“All social movements in history – from biblical times, to the suffragettes, to the labor movement, to the civil rights – have two things in common: everyday people taking big risks in their own lives and massive non-violent resistance.”
-Nationally-known labor organizer Stephen Lerner to the packed room of CCI members (left) March 14.
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