This Weekend at Strategy and Soul
Burgers and Black Liberation
Join us this week as we continue our fight against the MTA Apartheid Pass.
Channing Martinez, director of organizing at the Strategy Center, will take you on a journey of bus struggles from the film, Freedom Riders about the 1961 Freedom Rides organized by the Congress of Racial Equality to enforce the racial integration of interstate bus lines and the film Bus Riders Union, that shows the historic work of the BRU in its No Seat No Fare campaign to protest Transit Racism in the 1990s on MTA bus lines.
Then we will discuss the Stop Transit Racism Campaign today demanding Free Public Transportation for All, No Apartheid Bus Passes, Stop MTA Attacks on and Racial Profiling of Black Passengers and No Cars in LA—Stop L.A. and U.S. Greenhouse gases into LA and Africa campaign.
Next month on May 20th Metro will be voting on the fareless transportation initiative pilot which includes a means/income test. We just learned this week that next year Metro’s budget will increase by a whopping $2 billion dollars from $6 Billion to $8 Billion. And there’s an unhealthy conversation around “how they will afford to provide Fareless Transportation beyond a pilot program”, even as most of the Metro’s Budget is dedicated toward gentrifying capital projects.
We need your help starting this week to influence the Metro to implement Free Public Transportation without any caveats. Join us this Saturday to learn how you can help.
This Week’s Program:
10 am: Coffee/tea, Flea Market, Strategy and Soul Books, and Theater
12 pm: Discussion and film showing of Freedom Riders about the 1961 freedom rides organized by Congress of Racial Equality to enforce the integration of interstate bus lines.
Available 11am-12pm: Strategy and Soul Burgers, chips, coffee
Join our Weekly Organizing Blitz Tuesdays-Thursdays 10am-2pm (meet at Strategy and Soul at 10am each day)
Join us for Community, Conversation, and Strategy and Tactics for a Peoples Movement for Revolutionary Social Change