DROP the MIC! Confronting Militarism In Our Communities
Connect our Movements, Reclaim our Resources
Iraq Veterans Against the War and Black Lives Matter Boston
Maggie Martin and Matt Howard, Iraq Veterans Against the War
Karlene Griffiths Sekou, Black Lives Matter Boston
Mike Prokosch, Dorchester People for Peace
Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments and viewing IVAW’s People’s History Art Portfolio, Program starts at 7pm
Iraq Veterans Against the War, has initiated conversations across the country through our Drop the MIC campaign that have focused on the root cause that underlines both the occupations by U.S. military abroad and the violence perpetrated in our communities by police right here at home: militarism. Drop the MIC aims to make visible the many ways, both obvious and hidden, that the military industrial complex intersects our lives and our ability to care for ourselves and our communities.*
The Movement for Black Lives policy platform outlines the need and the strategy to divest in the structures that are robbing black people of their lives and invest in what communities need to thrive. “While this platform is focused on domestic policies, we know that patriarchy, exploitative capitalism, militarism, and white supremacy know no borders.”
Let’s talk together about the real effects of militarism on our local communities, our society and abroad.
You can DONATE if you cannot attend the event.
Donations will be divided between Iraq Veterans Against the War and Black Lives Matter Boston
IMPORTANT: Please note BOSTON in the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose / Designation Code” field
Endorsed by: Dorchester People for Peace, American Friends Service Committee, Veterans For Peace – Boston, Smedley D. Butler Brigade, Massachusetts Peace Action, Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, Make GE Pay
*We want to connect with organizations who are working on issues at the intersections of militarism, such as how militarism is expanding in our communities in areas like policing and schools, or folks working on environmental issues with an analysis of how militarism props up extraction in places overseas as well as places like Standing Rock. If you or your organization are working on the intersections of militarism consider sponsoring this event and connecting with us.
Contact Maggie Martin via email at [email protected] or cell:912-596-8484.