Leslie Cagan has worked in peace and justice movements for more than 50 years. From the Vietnam war to racism at home, nuclear disarmament to lesbian/gay liberation, fighting sexism to working against U.S. military intervention, from support of Palestinian rights to police brutality to normalizing relations with Cuba, she’s been a central organizer. She is currently in the leadership of the Peoples Climate Movement. Leslie was the National Coordinator of United for Peace and Justice, a coalition that grew to 1,400 member groups. Her coalition-building and organizing skills have mobilized hundreds of thousands of people in many of the nation’s largest demonstrations and hundreds of other events, including the million person Nuclear Disarmament demonstration in NYC on June 12, 1982; the historic lesbian/gay rights march on Washington in October, 1987; and the largest mobilizations against the Iraq War from 2003 to 2007. She was co-coordinator of the Sept. 21, 2014 People’s Climate March, which brought 400,000 people into the streets demanding action on the global climate crisis. Her writings appear in 10 anthologies and in scores of print and online outlets.
(Doors at 12PM, program begins promptly at 12:30PM)
Tapas, paella, coffee, tea, and drinks included.