Famine Awareness Rally| SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Our request for a permit to rally at the State Capitol in St. Paul has been approved!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
We will meet at the south steps of the State Capitol Building
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in St. Paul.
The following are our goals for the rally:
- Raise awareness on the humanitarian crisis
- Lobby the State Department via Congress to remove aid restrictions especially those that specifically bar non-profits from working in specific regions in Somalia
- Speak out against aid being used as a weapon to squash political opposition in parts of East Africa.
- Depoliticize food: the drought and food crisis in East Africa is a global food security issue
- Aid with dignity: we are anti-poverty porn and we urge the media and aid agencies to respect the women, men and children affected by the famine and drought.
- Sustainable aid models: even as we give aid, let us support aid organizations that don’t hinder the growth of local economies
We have created a static page here—-> St. Paul, Awareness Rally