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July 24 2018 – Press conference coverage
Audio recording of the press conference recorded by Dale Lehman for WZRD-FM
The Sun-Times covered the announcement of August 25th protest on the 50th anniversary of the Chicago ’68 Democratic Convention:
Chicago Tribune coverage of July 24 press conference.
Windy City Times coverage
50 Years Since the Democratic Convention in Chicago
1 pm, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Location: General John Logan Statue in Grant Park, scene of the most iconic protests against the 1968 Democratic Convention, corner of 9th Street and S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
News conference announcing protest against war and police violence on the 50th anniversary of the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
At a time when the United States is using drones to bomb probably more countries than at any time since World War II and police violence continues to rock Chicago politics, the legacy of the anti-convention protests and movement against the Vietnam War carry important lessons for today.
Chicago Committee Against War & Racism (CCAWR), organizer of the 10,000-strong march on Lake Shore Drive at the start of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. Speakers will feature key members of today’s anti-war movement, including:
- Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Non-Violence
- Vicki Cervantes of La Voz de los de Abajo
- E J Jenkins, District 31 youth organizer with the Steelworkers Union
- Natasha Ersk of Veterans for Peace
- Vince Emanuel, Marine Corps vet of the Iraq war and noted anti-war speaker
- Rich Whitney, co-chair of the Illinois Green Party