Fwd: Rolling Thunder Tour coming to N.O.
>From: "Theresa L. Meisz" <tmeisz@...>
>To: "Jamie Schweser" <jamieschweser@...>,
> "Melissa Burch" <melissa@...>,
> "Althea Francois" <francoisalthea@...>,
> "Angelle Arata" <amnestynola@...>,
> "Catherine A. Witry" <cawitry@...>, <e@...>,
>Subject: Rolling Thunder Tour coming to N.O.
>Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 10:31:21 -0500
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>Hey all -
>Interesting opportunity on the horizon, and wanted to invite you along. I
>was at a small meeting last week with a man named Mike Dolan, who is the
>Exec Director of the Rolling Thunder Downhome Democracy Tour. This is a
>festival tour started by libertarian Jim Hightower, and so far it has been
>to Austin and Chicago. There's bands (national and local), food, beer,
>games, and the whole thing has an undercurrent of political education, with
>speakers and workshops and tabling. It's supposed to be a fun, pop culture
>way of getting progressive groups together.
>They're hoping to sponsor a festival stop in New Orleans, at Armstrong Park,
>on October 26. They've already talked to Gambit and WWOZ and some local
>bands. Now they're looking to see if there's enough willingness to help
>organize the event locally. So tomorrow (Wed 7/23) there's a meeting of
>interested folks at the Acorn office 1016 Elysian Fields, by St. Claude
>(it's actually a little house next door to the big office) at 7 PM.
>I know many of you are already deep involved in the Critical Resistance
>South planning, but it's an interesting outreach idea. Here's the site for
>the Rolling Thunder tour. www.rollingthundertour.org They are hoping to
>highlight the water privatization efforts here in town.
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