National SOA Watch Speakers Coming to Brooklyn & Freeport, Long Island!

By admin on March 14, 2011

Thursday night, March 17, come over to the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture for a discussion with SOA Watch activists Nico Udu-gama, field organizer for the national SOA Watch, and Gabriela Uassouf from SOA Watch Latin America, who are on an East Coast speaking tour.

Join them in a thought-provoking discussion about current issues of militarization. Nico and Gabi will be sharing a little bit of each of their own stories and direct experiences with militarism, providing harrowing accounts that you will not want to miss. They will also be discussing the April Days of Action and how YOU can get involved.

Nico and Gabi will also appear next Tuesday at the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Church in Freeport, Long Island, with music by Ronald Duncan and an introduction by Bill McNulty, coordinator of Long Island SOA Watch West. Bill was an SOAW prisoner of conscience who served six months in a federal prison for taking part in a nonviolent civil disobedience action at Ft. Benning, Georgia, in 1998.

  • Thursday, March 17, 6:30pm: Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 3 Prospect Park West
    For more information, please contact Andy: 201-207-1493
  • Sunday, March 20, noon: The Left Forum 2011, Pace University, One Pace Plaza
  • Tuesday, March 22, 7pm: South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Church, 228 South Ocean Ave, Freeport
    Join us at 6.30pm for light food and refreshments
    Presented by SOA Watch Long Island and South Nassau UUC
    For more information: 516-379-8522 or 516-795-1085

Gabriela Uassouf is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gabi Uassouf is a long-term SOA Watch Latin America intern. As a daughter of the neoliberal crisis that exploded in December 2001 in her home country, her activism started in the local neighbors’ assemblies movement. She is also an activist at a community TV station and a progressive women’s group in Venezuela.

Nico Udu-gama was schooled in resistance by the campesinos and campesinas of Colombia. He spent one year in the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado, and three years with the communities in the Magdalena Medio, Arauca, Catatumbo and Bogota. Nico currently works for SOA Watch as the field organizer.

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