Join us early evening, Thursday May 18th for a Solidarity Bicycle Ride in DC, plus a Kick-off Rally (co-sponsored with Latino Council of Agencies) at Malcolm X Park/Butler Center with a live band, food, drumming circle!
Four Jubilee 2000 campaigners from England are bicycling across the US,
starting in DC -- doing about 80 miles a day, crossing mountains and
deserts. They are on their way to the G-8 summit in Japan, where the
richest countries in the world have the power to end the debt cycle.
Join them on the first symbolic miles of there journey.
(See the Jubilee 2000/USA events calendar at http://www.j2000usa.org/calendar/local.html.)
Why? Impoverished countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the
Caribbean pay the richest countries millions of dollars every year in
debt servicing. Yet, if impoverished countries
could spend this money on social services at home, the lives of 19,000
children could be saved - every day
Solidarity Cycle Itinerary
|Start||5:30 p.m.||Gather on The Mall @ 3rd Street, NW (in front of the Capitol)|
|Break||6:00 p.m.||Dupont Circle (people can also join us here)|
|Finish||6:30 p.m.||Malcolm X Park (meet just opposite 2437 15th St NW, East side of park)|
Kick-Off Rally (no bike required)
|6:30 p.m.||Malcolm X Park (15th & Euclid Sts NW) Food, refreshments, speeches and a drum rally/kick-off ceremony|
|7:00 p.m.||Come in the Butler Center at 2437 15th St., NW for live music and food!|
For more info contact Jubilee 2000/USA 202 783-3566 · <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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