Saturday, August 3
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road, NW (Columbia House Metro, Green line)
A meeting to start planning and publicizing a counter-protest and unity rally when the nazi National Alliance comes to DC. On Saturday August 24 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, the National Alliance, probably the most organized white power group in North America today, is calling for what they claim will be "the largest gathering of white nationalists at the U.S. Capitol in history since WWII." The National Alliance has been very active the past few months in DC, especially after September 11. Their number have been growing and this needs to stop. Last time they were in DC in May, they had about 250 nazis and other white supremacists. We will have a counter demonstration near their rally at the Capitol. We developed three working groups - Outreach, Media and Message, Day-Of Planning. The working groups are going to meet for the first hour of the meeting this Saturday and then there will be a short general meeting for reports. The DC Anti-Fascist Network is a group of people who are dedicated to fighting fascism, and, as such, we are working to unite our communities in opposition to all forms of oppression and discrimination, including those based on race, gender, class, ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability, immigrations status and religion. For more information on the counter demonstration, come to the organizing meeting announced below, visit http://www.dcafn.org or to get on the email list go to http://lists.mutualaid.org/mailman/listinfo/dcafn.