Gray Panthers of San Francisco
March, 2006 Newsletter

Gray Panther Membership Meeting
Tues, March 21, 12:30-3:00 PM
Unitarian-Universalist Center
1187 Franklin at Geary  (map)


Speaker: Steve Williams, Co-Author, Towards Land, Work, and
Power: Charting a Path of Resistance to US Led Imperialism


United States military might reaches to the far corners of the earth—as Ambrose Bierce wrote, “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” But what is this costing the world, and what is it contributing to our deteriorating social structure at home?

At our March General Meeting, Steve Williams, Executive Director of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), will discuss why activists must oppose U.S. imperialism in all its various guises.

POWER began as a project of the Coalition on Homelessness and eventually metamorphosed into a broader campaign to improve the lives of no– and low-paid workers in San Francisco. In the course of their work, they began to question the role played by U.S. imperialism and neoliberalism on the everyday lives of workers. The result was a book, released in January, Towards Land, Work and Power: Charting a Path of Resistance to U.S.-Led Imperialism, which Williams co-authored with Jason Negron-Gonzales, Marisa Franco, and Jaron Browne.

We look forward to a stimulating discussion about the interplay between neoliberalism, imperialism and war and what we can do to oppose them.

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