Tuesday, June 8, 2010

An Evening With Cindy Sheehan and Bill Ayers

6:30pm, Tuesday, June 15
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue

What does it say about a society when ideas such as moral commitment, ethical action, and stopping War Party Politics are deemed “too dangerous” for people to hear, discuss and debate? Cindy Sheehan and Bill Ayers have recently faced having talks on these topics canceled. Instead of silently acquiescing to the chilling ice sheet moving over this county trying to freeze out radical and progressive voices and alternatives to the deadly status quo, they refused to accept cancellation and instead succeeded in reversing their 'disinvitations.' Come hear why they didn't just shut up and go away, why it matters for all of us, and what people of conscience can do to stand up and oppose the suppression of discussing these ideas.

This is a free event with Q&A following the presentations.
Please RSVP at adhoc4reason@gmail.com or call 847 674-0321
to let us know about how many people in your party will be attending.


This event is organized by the Committee for Reason, an ad hoc group formed to respond to the violent and unjustified arrest of Gregory Koger, a videographer who was filming Sunsara Taylor, a nationally known speaker, making an informal announcement at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago just prior to a lecture event from which she had been suddenly disinvited. Sunsara will also be "present" at the June 15 event via video statement. Gregory now faces trial on June 29. For more information on this case and what you can do to support him, please visit www.dropthecharges.net and write us at adhoc4reason@gmail.com.

Cosponsors include: Chicago Women's Caucus for the Arts, Neighbors for Peace, Northshore Coalition for Peace and Justice, and World Can't Wait - Evanston and Chicago chapters. (To add your name to this list, contact adhoc4reason@gmail.com or call 847-674-0321.)
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