Teach-in with Margaret Flowers, MD and Kevin Zeese
- Date: Fri, February 17
- Time: 5:30pm until 8:00pm
- Location: Occupy Portland Office at St. Francis 1131 SE Oak , Portland, OR
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- Teach-in about organizing, non-violent resistance, activism, creative outreach with Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese from OccupyDC Freedom Plaza encampment, and StopTheMachine http://october2011.org/statement.
A talk about organizing, advocacy, nonviolent resistance, encampments and whatever else OP'ers want to hear about. Dr. Flowers and Kevin Zeese are nationally known and respected activists and we are honored to welcome them to Occupy Portland!
Margaret Flowers, M.D. is a pediatrician and mother of 3 teens from Baltimore, MD. Margaret left medical practice in 2007 to advocate full-time for single payer health care. She served as Congressional Fellow for Physicians for a National Health Program and is on the board of Healthcare-Now. She is co-director of http://www.ItsOurEconomy.us. She has organized and participated in protests for health care, peace and economic justice which have included arrests for nonviolent resistance.
Kevin Zeese, J.D. is a lawyer from Baltimore, MD with more than 30 years experience of writing, speaking and advocacy across a broad range of issues around peace, justice and democracy. His recent organizing efforts include the Sounds of Resistance concert and protest against Bank of America and Stop These Wars/Expose the Lies/Free Bradley Manning last December and March. He is the co-director of ItsOurEconomy.us,the director of ComeHomeAmerica.us, and on the steering committee of the Bradley Manning Support Network. He also serves on the boards of Velvet Revolution and Common Sense for Drug Policy.
See an interview with Margaret on Bill Moyer's show at http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02052010/watch3.html