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10th Annual People's Thanksgiving, Saturday, December 1st, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Every year since 1992, Freedom Road hosts this awards dinner. Thanksgiving is a racist holiday; the People's Thanksgiving is an anti-racist celebration. We honor Native American history, while marking what we really are thankful for - the advances and victories in the struggles of working people and the oppressed, for justice and peace.

You are invited to the
10th Annual People's Thanksgiving Award Dinner
sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization

Saturday, December 1st
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Hot House
31 E. Balbo

"War is Not the Answer"

September 11th - thousands died in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Before the shock wore off, George Bush and Company set out to exploit our grief. Today, bombs rain down on Afghanistan, killing civilians, and creating millions of refugees who face death by starvation.

Whose War Is It? The oil companies wanted a war on Afghanistan to ensure their profits. The rich have been attacking working people in the U.S. every day, and now they want us to support a war for their interests.

Join us instead in recognizing the fighters who stand up to the attacks we face here at home. Each year, we give thanks for advances and victories in our struggles - against racist, national oppression; for workers' rights; and against U.S. intervention and war.

Marcelo Venegas-Pizarro - Doctors for Global Health
One of the 1st physicians to reach the site of the World Trade Center on September 11th.

Teamsters Local 743 New Leadership Slate
In one of Chicago's most corrupt unions, a group of rank and file workers have risen up. We will present the candidates and activists with the William Jenkins award, named in memory of our fallen brother.

Generation Y - This multi-racial organization, part of the Southwest Youth Collaborative in Chicago, has played a leading role in the fight against the criminalization of youth and against Zero Tolerance policies in the high schools.

With performances by Chuy Negrete, Chicano folk singer and historian; and Teresa Gill, singer and spoken word poet.

Special guest - Dr. Margaret Burroughs
founder of DuSable Museum of African American History

Don't forget our annual kids' show. If your child would like to be a part of a theater performance, call Stephanie at 773-486-6357.

Admission $20 sliding scale; $5 for children under 10

Full Dinner Included

For tickets or more information, call Janet at 773-772-0201.



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