PEOPLE'S SUMMIT and TENT CITY June 14 - 17, 2009
Grand Circus Park, (Woodward and Adams), Detroit
* Bailout the people! * Jobs, healthcare, housing and education for all * Moratorium on foreclosures, evictions and utility shutoffs – housing is a right * Stop budget cuts and restore social services funding * Stop tuition hikes and school closings * Moratorium on layoffs, plant closings, pension thefts and union busting – A job at a living wage is a right * End racism, sexism and anti-LGBT attacks * Stop attacks on immigrants * Bailout youth and students * No more police brutality * Jobs not Jails - For prisoners and ex-prisoners' rights * Save the natural environment and stop global climate change * U.S. troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan * Money for jobs and human needs, not war *

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

People's Economic Summit, New York City, Sunday, May 31

The Bail Out the People Movementinvites you to a

People's Economic Summit

New York City
Sunday, May 31

In conjunction with the June 1 -3
UN Summit on the World Economic Crisis
And organizing for protests at the G20

Starting Time 11 a.m.
Main Session 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Dag Hammerskjold Plaza,
47th & 1st Avenue
  • Join us Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Solidarity Center (55 W. 17th St. 5th Floor in Manhattan between 5th & 6th Avenues) for a Bail Out the People Movement Organizers' Meeting to help prepare for the People's Economic Summit
  • Join us Tuesday and Wednesday, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. to help finish a large mailing to help spread the word about the People's Economic Summit. Even if you only have an hour or two to spare, drop by at 55 W. 17th St. 5th Floor.

Proposed Agenda
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 47th St. & 1st Ave.
Special focus panels & breakouts, including:
Defending Immigrant/Worker Rights
Why do migrants leave their homelands? What is behind the anit-immigrant climate? How can we build a workers’ rights movement that includes legalization, EFCA, etc?

This and more will be discussed in a panel by members of May 1st Coalition, Bayan-USA, La Pena del Bronx, Pakistan-USA Freedom Forum, Million Worker March and others.
Building a Struggle of Youth & Students
Hear youth from member organizations – Anakbayan, FiRE, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and FIST, along with students from Hunter College, BMCC, and others – join forces to deliver a perspective on combating not only the crisis of the capitalist system, but also the struggles against national, women and LGBT oppression, imperialism, etc.

Communities of Faith for Peace with Justice
As people of faith and conscience, we will discuss the failed economic system and its impact on our poor and oppressed communities, and how we can change it by denouncing the social sins of male supremacy, hetero-sexism/homophobia, classism, racism, ethnocentrism and xenophobia (to just mention a few). Participation of San Romero Church and others.

Capitalist Crisis, Racism, Political Repression & the Prisons
The lack of jobs or a future has resulted in the U.S. having the largest prison population in the world with majority Black, Latino/a and Native prisoners, and growing repression against youth, immigrant workers, and Arab and Muslim peoples. With participation of: NY Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, Millions for Mumia, Lynne Stewart, N.Y. Committee to Free the Cuba Five, N.Y. Friends of MOVE (9).
People’s Speakout in Two Parts:
A discussion of strategy and tactics from those who have lost jobs, homes, healthcare, and their future.

Workers’ Struggles in the U.S. – The fight for jobs; the EFCA and against layoffs; growing unemployment; foreclosures; evictions – with Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Million Worker March Movement, NYC Labor Against the War, Picture the Homeless, Take Back Our Union.

Struggles Against U.S. Corporate Power Around the World – The impact of the capitalist crisis, militarism, environmental destruction and imperialist policies in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Caribbean and Latin America.
Full Plenary Sessions
Starts at 1 p.m.
Invited Speakers to Include: UN Delegates, Cynthia McKinney, Ramsey Clark, Howard Zinn, Nawa El Saadawi, Medea Benjamin, Ajamu Sankofa, Vinie Burrows, Nellie Bailey, City Councilperson Charles Barron, Chris Silvera, Brenda Stokely, Larry Hamm, Lynne Stewart, Rev. Lucius Walker, Sonny Africa, Paul Quintos, Dulphing Ogan, Curtis Doebbler

First Plenary – 1 to 2:30 p.m.


Panelists examine the roots of the economic meltdown and present the case for alternatives to capitalism and imperialism.

Second Plenary – 2:30 to 4 p.m.

But We Must Fight for it!

Panelists discuss building the mass movement; formulating programs and strategies to force a struggle for jobs, an end to foreclosures and evictions, and new rights and powers for working and poor people.

Third Plenary – 4 to 6 p.m.


Special session on preparing for the G20 Summit in September in NYC and plans for the Detroit People’s Summit and Tent City..


for MAY 31 Peoples Summit

(partial listing)
Action Center for Justice, NC
Al Awda, NY Palestine
Right to Return Coalition, NYC
Arab Muslim American Federation
Arab Women’s Solidarity Assoc.
Artists & Activists United for Peace;
Asia Pacific Alliance
Bayan USA– National Alliance
for Filipino Concerns
Code Pink
FiRE– Filipinas for Rights
& Empowerment
FIST– Fight Imperialism
Stand Together
Guyanese American Workers United
Harlem Tenants Council
Int’l Action Center
Int’l League of Peoples Struggle
Int’l Migrants Alliance
Jersey City Peace Movement
Katrina-Rita Diaspora Solidarity, NYC
La Peña del Bronx
League of Filipino Students–SFSU
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
May 1st Coalition for Worker
& Immigrant Rights
Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice-MECAWI
Million Worker March
Millions for Mumia
Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures & Evictions
Movement in Motion, Bronx NY
Network to Stop Foreclosures
& Evictions
New Abolitionist Movement, NYC
NYC Labor Against the War
Nodutdol for Korean Community Development
Nord Sud XXI
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
Peoples Organization for Progress
Phil Berrigan Inst. for Non-Violence
Picture the Homeless
San Romero de Las Américas Church
Take Back Our Union Movement
U.S./Cuba Labor Exchange
Womens Fightback Network
55 W. 17th St, #5C, NY, NY 10011 212-633-6646
NYC meetings every Wed at 6:30 Call or email for information, table reservations or to volunteer.

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