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Anti-War Program with Leslie Feinberg Rescheduled!

Due to illness, and battle with conservatives at Colorado State University, Leslie Feinberg had to cancel coming to Richmond on April 29th. In better health, and always good spirits, Leslie is well again and ready to take on VCU, along with others, on the issues of race, gender, and other wars fought at home and abroad!

Tune your radio to WRIR 97.3 FM tomorrow at 12noon to hear two organizers of the event speaking with RVA IMC editor Muna. Richmond Indymedia is live on the air every Thursday, 12-12:30, on WRIR, Richmond's new community radio station.
FROM the Richmond Action Center

May 6, 2005

Nationally known activist and novelist Leslie Feinberg to Speak in Richmond
Talk Rescheduled for May 13, 2005

Leslie Feinberg and Stan Willis, originally scheduled to speak in Richmond 29 April 2005, now will speak on Friday, May 13: New date and new site!

The program will address:


The War on the People of Iraq
Over 1500 US men and women dead-12,000+ wounded-
100,000+ Iraqis dead-billions spent----when will it end?

The War on the People of the US
Racism, sexism, homophobia, class oppression continue; homelessness, lack of health insurance for millions, little money for school or training, loss of social services; thousands on death row and the ongoing privatization of prisons---the list goes on and on…

Confirmed Speakers include:

Leslie Feinberg
Leslie came of age as a young drag king in the factories and gay bars of Buffalo, NY in the 1960s. Since that time Feinberg has been a grassroots activist, journalist and lecturer on behalf of the lesbian/gay/bi and transgender
movements. S/he is the author of the several books, including the acclaimed novel Stone Butch Blues, and Transgender Warriors.

Standish(Stan) Willis
An activist attorney from Chicago, past president of the National Lawyers' Guild, Stan was very active in the early Civil Rights' Movement and is a strong litigator against police brutality. Before achieving his law degree, he taught economics at Roosevelt University.

F. I. S. T. (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together). A group of young organizers from Raleigh, NC, who through multi-national, multi-gendered unity, fight to build the type of society that puts people's needs first.

Friday, May 13, 2005
7 to 9 PM
Virginia Commonwealth University
Business School Auditorium
1015 Floyd Ave., Richmond

Sponsored by the Richmond Action Center, Amendment, Prism.

Free Childcare Provided; Wheelchair Accessible
For further information, contact the Richmond Action Center at RichActCtr(at)aol(dot)com

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