7/8 An Injury To One Is An Injury To All! The Lessons of ILWU Local 10's May Day 2015 Action Against Racist Killings

An Injury To One Is An Injury To All!
The Lessons of ILWU Local 10's May Day 2015 Action Against Racist Killings

July 8 (Wednesday) 7:00 PM (Free) ILWU Local 10 - Henry Schmidt Room - 400 Northpoint, at Mason near Fisherman's Wharf

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On May Day ILWU Local 10 shut the port down, marched from the port of Oakland and rallied at City Hall to protest the racist killings in this country. Local 10's organizer, Stacey Rodgers, will chair the meeting. Other ILWU Local 10 members and retirees including Clarence Thomas, Howard Keylor, Eugene Moore, Jack Heyman and others who will report on the history of past ILWU solidarity actions.

On May 1, 2015 ILWU Local 10 called for a stop work meeting to protest the police terror and murders of African Americans, Latinos and other working people. Thousands marched to demand justice and human rights. ILWU made history as the only union in the United States to not only to challenge the epidemic of police murders, but also to take action on the job.

This educational forum will look at why the ILWU Local 10 took this action and how their members have been affected by the increasing militarization of the police and repression in working class communities, especially against black and brown people.There will also be a screening of a new documentary of ILWU Local 10’s initiated action by Kavena Hambira of Namibia. The Henry Schmidt room is on the second floor of the smaller building at the location.