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The People's Summit: Alternatives to War & Poverty

Posted 2 years ago on May 7, 2012, 11:56 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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via The People's Summit Chicago
Sponsored by the Coalition Against NATO/G8, Occupy Chicago and many others.

NATO war makers are preparing to meet in Chicago on May 20-21 following the meeting of the G8 heads of state behind the fortified walls of Camp David.

By contrast, the People's Summit invites community groups, labor unions, anti-racist organizers, Occupy activists, environmentalists, faith leaders, immigrant rights activists and anyone else committed to social justice to a grassroots, bottom-up forum of, by and for the 99 percent.

There will be large plenary sessions as well as more than 40 workshops that will provide everyone the opportunity to engage in a dialogue about the many pressing issues facing our world today.

All those opposed to the NATO/G8 war and poverty agenda are invited to attend the People's Summit, and then join the mass march on Sunday, May 20, beginning at 12 noon at the Petrillo Band Shell in Grant Park. Don't miss your chance to be a part of history as people around the U.S. and the world engage in solidarity actions with our May 20 march.

A better world is possible, and we have a responsibility to become the change that we want to see in this world. See you at the People's Summit and the May 20 march!

For more information and registration, please check out our website! Childcare will be provided!

Though the People's Summit will be free to everyone it is still going to cost around $10,000+ to pull off. With that said, we are requesting donations for those able to do so in order to finance the summit. Donate here.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Malalai Joya, former Afghan member of Parliament and internationally renowned opponent of NATO's occupation of Afghanistan; Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow/PUSH coalition; Reiner Braun, International Coordinating Committee of the European No to NATO network; Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence; death row prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal via speakerphone; Malik Mujahid, Muslim Peace Coalition; Medea Benjamin, Code Pink; Col. Ann Wright (ret.), antiwar activist

Please join us Saturday for a night of music and live entertainment hosted by the Occupy Chicago Rebel Arts Collective and Rebel Diaz!

What is the People's Summit?

On May 20th and 21st, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will be hijacking Chicago to house an undemocratic meeting for its “band of hostile brothers.” The military and political leaders of countries that account for 70 percent of world military spending will be meeting to discuss how to use their vast military might in pursuit of the interests