This space is dedicated to the proposition that we need to know the history of the struggles on the left and of earlier progressive movements here and world-wide. If we can learn from the mistakes made in the past (as well as what went right) we can move forward in the future to create a more just and equitable society. We will be reviewing books, CDs, and movies we believe everyone needs to read, hear and look at as well as making commentary from time to time. Greg Green, site manager
Monday, July 03, 2017
Veterans For Peace-Power to Peace Festival at VIC Theatre Date: Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Power to Peace Festival at VIC Theatre Date: Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Doors at 6pm w/ revolutionary sounds from Chicago's own DJ Dapper
Performances begin at 7pm
7 artists of diverse genres including the Jazz Songstress Maggie Brown
1 Poetry circle
1 Intermission w/ sounds from DJ Dapper
Convention attendees - $25
General Admission - $45
VIP Admission - $125
Unemployed Vets Admission: Free
*The $25 ticket for Convention registrants will be available at Convention
The concert is scheduled for the final day of our 32nd Annual Convention. Accompanying Jackson Browne at the benefit concert is long time band mate and multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz. All net proceeds raised from the benefit concert will support Veterans For Peace.
"I want to add my voice to those of Veterans For Peace in calling for the dismantling our war for profit economy, and working to end all wars," says Jackson Browne. "I recommend reading their position statement in response to the Trump Military budget. We need to follow VFP's courageous and principled example in calling for an end to our country's insane and inhumane military expansion."
The March will take off from the Palmer House around 12 Noon on Sunday, August 13, proceed for about 35 minutes to Trump Tower.
We will slowly march around the Tower, and then proceed for about two minutes to the Veterans Memorial, where everyone will be able to sit for 5-7 minute of speakers.
We will then proceed to the Headquarters of the Chicago Public Schools (our nation’s most militarized school system) for another 5-7 minutes of speakers. For about two minutes, we will march back to the Palmer House and disperse.
The March has been plotted out to last no more than 80 minutes, and should conclude around 1:20 pm.
Chicago is seeking VFP volunteers to bring signs and to serve as marshals.