NYC’s Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Title: NYC’s Movement for Justice in El Barrio
Location: downtown toronto
Start Date: 2011-03-24
End Date: 2011-03-26

NYC’s Movement for Justice in El Barrio: El Barrio is Not for Sale, It is to be Loved & Defended
24-26 March 2011, Toronto

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Come hear Juan Haro and Maria Mercado from Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio, or the Movement for Justice in El Barrio, in Harlem, NYC, as they share stories of their struggle, build connections and raise funds. The Movement for Justice in El Barrio, is an organization of immigrants in El Barrio, New York City that fights for human dignity and against community displacement. They fight for the liberation of every marginalized group, including immigrants, people of color, women, gays, lesbians, transgender communities, and all the poor of the world.  Movement for Justice in the Barrio is part of the Other Campaign called for by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.

Movimiento’s members, at 600 strong, have never taken on a battle they have not won, and do not stop at simply taking down their greedy landlords organizing community consultations called Encuentro.

“An Encuentro is a space for people to come together, it is a gathering. An Encuentro is not a meeting, a panel or a conference, it is a way of sharing developed by the Zapatistas as another form of doing politics: from below and to the left. It is a place where we can all speak, we will all listen, and we can all learn. It is a place where we can share the many different struggles that make us one” – Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Talks and Film Screening

Gentrification and Resistance
24 March 2011, 4pm – 6pm
Sidney Smith Hall Rm. 5017B, 100 St. George

El Barrio is Not for Sale, It is to be Loved & Defended with speakers from OCAP and NOII-TO
25 March 2011, 6pm – 8pm (incl. Community dinner)

St Lukes United Church, 353 Sherbourne Ave

El Barrio is Not for Sale & The Other Campaign
26 March 2011, 4pm – 6pm
Accents Bookstore, 1790 Eglinton West

Videos from their actions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TCNngd7auM &http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TCNngd7auM

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