Thursday, June 11, 2009

Detroit Press Conference to Announce People's Summit, June 12, 4:00pm

For Immediate Release

Press Conference

Event: Press Conference to Announce People's Summit
Date: Friday, June 12, 4:00 p.m. at Grand Circus Park
Sponsor: Moratorium NOW! Coalition
Contact: 313.671.3715 or 887.4344

Press Conference Will Announce People's Summit in Detroit

Working people (both employed and unemployed) along with youth and students from the metropolitan Detroit area and around the country, will gather at Grand Circus Park to organize four days of active resistance to the worse economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Between June 14-17, activists will pitch tents, hold rallies, demonstrations, workshops, strategy sessions and cultural presentations in order to pose an alternative program to what the National Business Summit will be promoting at the Renaissance Center.

The National People's Summit is designed to build a movement to win a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, full employment, universal health care, the end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and every other progressive right advanced by people throughout the country.

Organizations and coalitions from numerous cities such as Baltimore, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Toledo, Cleveland and Durham, are in Detroit to talk about their respective struggles and to build solidarity with the people in this city.

To announce the People's Summit and its schedule, we are holding a press conference this Friday, June 12 at 4:00 p.m. at Grand Circus Park. Members of the press who need additional information on the People's Summit can contact us at the web site or by calling our office.

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