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5:00 pm

BLM March + Rally: Southampton, MA

June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Southampton Town Hall Town, 210 College Highway
Southampton, MA 01073 United States
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Join us at 5pm outside of the Southampton Town Hall Town (210 College Highway) for a peaceful assembly with speakers from the local area, followed by a march up to the Old School house (by Conant Park), then to the Southampton Police Department where we will hear from more speakers. We expect to formally conclude at approximately 7pm. The distance marched will be about a mile, flat, on sidewalks.
The First Congregational Church of Southampton is graciously allowing us to park in their lot - it is right next to the town hall at 212 College Highway.
More About the Event:
Southampton is a town of 6,000 people, 96% of which are white.
As such, the focus of this event will be to: be in solidarity with the BLM movement, show that Southampton has a strong presence of people who will not tolerate racism, discuss our towns role in systematic racism, and discuss the responsibilities of white allies in ending racism in ourselves + everywhere we go with a call to action.

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7:00 pm

No War, No Warming

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the face of both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, we urgently need to shift from a culture of war to a culture of care. Funneling trillions into the military to wage endless wars and project military dominance isn’t keeping us safe. In fact, it's preventing us from investing in true security and cooperation. In […]

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The Crisis in Yemen

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is catastrophic. COVID’s spread in Yemen is evident, with cases already reported in Hadramount, Aden, and Sana’a; many experts believe the actual numbers are far higher than what’s been reported in the press. After five years of US military support for the Saudi led war on Yemen, Yemenis are especially vulnerable to this outbreak. As many as 80% of Yemenis, the proportion in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, are currently living with immune systems weakened by hunger and the spread of cholera and other diseases. If infected, they will have access to only half the country’s health care facilities – the other 50% having been destroyed or closed because of the conflict. Please join us for a discussion on the situation in Yemen with Aisha Jumaan and Hassan El-Tayyab, and learn what we as citizens can do to alleviate the suffering.

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