Fwd: [PPEHRC]:Steve Earle Benefit Concert

Graeme Bacque (gbacque@idirect.com)
Fri, 08 Oct 1999 17:34:13 -0400


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Subject: [PPEHRC]:Steve Earle Benefit Concert
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 15:39:15 -0400

Steve Earle to hold Benefit Concert for Poor People's
March for Economic Human Rights

Grammy-nominated musician Steve Earle performs for the March
of the Americas

Saturday, October 16, 9 PM
Theater of the Living Arts (215-922-1011)
334 South Street, Philadelphia, PA  USA
Tickets: $10.50

This concert will take place while the marchers are in
Philadelphia, camped less than a mile from the show.

March of the Americas Background Info:
Poor and homeless families from all of the Americas,
including families from Canada, the United States and Latin
America are marching from Washington, DC to the United
Nations in New York City in a March of the Americas:
Continuing the March for Our Lives. We are marching 10 miles
a day for 30 days, setting up Tent Cities every night, and
holding press conferences and protests in local communities.
We are speaking to the effects of poverty and welfare
reform, and sponsoring tribunals and cultural events along
the entire route. This month-long march brings together poor
people from around the United States who are organizing for
their survival. The March is also an effort to link up the
struggles internationally against the inequities arising
from globalization.
The March of the Americas is organized by the Poor People's
Economic Human Rights Campaign, a network of over 40 poor
people's organizations from across the U.S. The network
expands from public housing residents facing the demolition
of their housing in Chicago, to welfare recipients about to
be cut off assistance in Philadelphia; from farm workers
working for poverty wages in Florida to work fare workers
organizing in San Francisco. In the United States, the
richest country in the world, increasing numbers of people-
especially children- are struggling harder and harder to
survive. Despite record corporate profits most people in
this country are experiencing falling wages, corporate
downsizing and underemployment. Recent welfare reform has
led to increasing hunger, homelessness and death.
In addition to the poor and homeless families who are
organizing the march, members of the religious community,
labor unions, students, social workers, lawyers, doctors,
nurses and other allies provide essential support for this
historic event.
You can follow the March of the Americas on the web at:
http://www.libertynet.org/kwru

For more information contact:


Kensington Welfare Rights Union
NUHHCE, ASFCME, AFL-CIO
PO Box 50678
Philadelphia, PA 19132-9720
Phone: 215/203-1945
Fax:  215/203-1950
email: kwru@libertynet.org
web: http://www.libertynet.org/kwru

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CONTACT INFO:

Kensington Welfare Rights Union
NUHHCE, ASFCME, AFL-CIO
PO Box 50678
Philadelphia, PA 19132-9720
Phone: 215/203-1945
Fax:   215/203-1950
email: kwru@libertynet.org
web:   http://www.libertynet.org/kwru

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