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May 21, 2015
Coming to a city near you!

U.S. TOUR WITH CHRISTOS GIOVANOPOULOS
FOUNDING MEMBER OF GREECE'S
SOLIDARITY FOR ALL MOVEMENT

http://www.cpdweb.org/events/Greek-solidarity-tour.shtml
NOTE: Directions to NYC Tues 5/26 meeting are below

Christos speaking at rally

A founding member of Solidarity for All, Christos Giovanopoulos lives in Athens. He is responsible for the international solidarity movement. He holds an MA in Film and TV theory and a political economy degree and he has worked as a visiting lecturer teaching Media and Critical Theory in the University of Westminster, London between 2007-2011. He is a chief editor in the radical left publishing house A/synechia and co-editor of Democracy Under Construction: from the Streets to the Squares.

Solidarity for All is an organization that identifies and supports the many social solidarity initiatives that have been established in Greece as a part of the resistance to the harsh austerity policies that have led to a humanitarian crisis. People have taken matters into their own hands through grassroots activism and local collective action. The many and varied social solidarity initiatives include social pharmacies, social medical clinics, social kitchens, social groceries, markets without middlemen, a social collective of mental health professionals, social solidarity drop-in centers, time banks (sharing skills and time), olive oil producers sharing olive oil, the "potato movement," where farmers trade directly with consumers, cutting out the supermarkets. Read here about Solidarity4All   

For ongoing information about events in different cities, go to the tour's Facebook page. And don't forget to promote the tour by "liking" the page! The tour is especially timely at a moment when Greece is urgently calling for international solidarity in the face of unrelenting demands for disastrous austerity.

NEW YORK:
Tuesday, May 26 • 7:30 - 9pm

"Austerity Is Killing Us: What the U.S. Is Learning from Greece's Fight"
Frances Fox Piven in Conversation with Christos Giovanopoulos
ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE, TUOHY HALL AUDITORIUM
SJC Student Ambassadors-Brooklyn Campus
245 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Sponsored by The Nation, St. Joseph's and AKNY. Co-sponsored by Verso, Jacobin, Campaign for Peace and Democracy. This event is free and open to the public. Group drinks to follow, bar TBA.
https://www.facebook.com/events/679069165555536/

For directions by car or bus, go to http://www.sjcny.edu/directions

Wednesday, May 27 • 7:00pm
Christos comes to Astoria!
Kefalos Society of America, Inc.
20-41 Steinway St, Astoria, NY
[the meeting will be in Greek]
https://www.facebook.com/events/1428076744177653/

(also see Left Forum panels described below)

BALTIMORE:
Thursday, May 28 • 7:30 pm
Come meet Christos in Baltimore! He will be joined by Peter Bratsis and Kostis Papantonakis.
Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse
30 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD
https://www.facebook.com/events/1639779432922689/

SEATTLE:
Sunday, June 7 • 7:00 p.m.
"Seattle to Greece: Solidarity For All"
UNIVERSITY TEMPLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 
1415 NE 43rd St., Seattle, WA
https://www.facebook.com/events/848135858612770/

CHICAGO:
"Chicago to Greece: Building Social Movements Against Austerity"
Thursday, June 11 • 6pm 
FORUM AT JANE ADDAMS HULL HOUSE MUSEUM 
800 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL
https://www.facebook.com/events/1446672965642762/

SAN FRANCISCO and OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - June 4-6
Thursday, June 4 • 7 pm
"From the Greek Streets: Grassroots Resistance - Self Organization - Solidarity"
OAKSTOP, 1721 Broadway, Oakland, California
https://www.facebook.com/events/794145237343876/
Check the tour Facebook page soon for more details.

LEFT FORUM 2015 will take place from May 29th-31st at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 524 W. 59th Street in New York City. Registration and full conference information is at available here. Christos will be on two Left Forum panels:

Healthcare Restructuring: Neoliberalism and the Assault on the Social Wage 
Saturday, May 30, 10am-11:50am, Rm. 1.69. Chair, Martha Livingston; Panelists, Christos Giovanopoulos, Sean Petty, Martha Kuhl, Adam Gaffney, Mark Dudzic. Sponsored by Physicians for a National Health Program-NY Metro Chapter.

"From the Greek Streets: Grassroots Resistance to Authority" 
Saturday, May 30, 5:10-7:00pm, Room 1.123
Chair, Athena Hassiotis; Panelists, Christos Giovanopoulos and Sarah Leonard, Senior Editor, The Nation.
Sponsored by The Nation, Jacobin, Verso Books, Campaign for Peace and Democracy.

https://www.facebook.com/S4AtourUS?fref=ts

(posted 5/21/2015)