Updated Actions for Week of March 6
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - NATIONAL
THURSDAY, MARCH 9
STOP COP CITY - NYC
WHERE: ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL (50TH AND 5TH)
WHEN: 4 PM - 6 PM
BACKGROUND: January's police killing of an environmental protester known as Tortuguita drew attention to the nearly two-year-long sit-in/occupation of the environmentally important forest outskirts of Atlanta. The area is set to be razed and replaced with a privately financed $90 million police training facility nicknamed “Cop City.” Activists launched a local week of action last Saturday, which included a family friendly music festival that was raided by heavily armed cops. According to the StopCopCity Instagram account, one officer pointed a gun inside a bouncy house, while concert-goers were violently arrested and charged with domestic terrorism. (The domestic terrorism charged has been laid on previously arrested forest activists, who were denied bail.)
FRIDAY, MARCH 10
PHONE CALLS - NYC AND NATIONAL
(2) WOMEN'S STRIKE NYC FEST - NYC
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
(1) WOMEN'S MARCH FOR IRAN - NYC
WHERE: FOLEY SQUARE
WHEN: 12 PM
In recent weeks, hundreds of school girls across Iran have been deliberately poisoned by the government in mass-coordinated attacks in an attempt to silence them. Join this protest in solidarity with the brave women and girls and allies in Iran who continue to risk their lives in their fight for freedom.
WHERE: WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
WHEN: 1 PM - 4 PM
Stop by this park festival/rally with participatory art, tabling, performances, music, and speakers around this year's theme: BACK TO THE COMMONS. Feminist, reproductive freedom, housing, immigrant justice, and other community organizations will join union members, low wage worker organizations, mutual aid, and artist collectives to oppose austerity and imagine how returning to the commons would change our lives and society.
-- Indivisible Activate NYC 2023 newsletter #10.5, curated by Wendy Brandes. Click here to see the previous newsletter.