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March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re making some history and you can be part of it. You’ve made it possible; come and enjoy it.

We’re asking people to register for the March 16th Day of Action. It will help us plan our activities and the technology we need.


March 16, Noon to 8:00 pm U.S. Eastern time.

Here’s what’s in store:

Opening Ceremony — Owl, representing the Ramapough Lenape Nation. Our main physical location is in New York City and that’s Lenape land so we’ve asked for a Lenape blessing of our convergence.
Part of our opening will feature renowned Palestinian activist and scholar Dr. Rabab Abduhadi as well as remarks by several of our leaders and a short musical performance. We’re hoping that the opening frames the entire day and the entire day is shaping up to be an amazing one.

In 2003, on March 16, a U.S. activist named Rachel Corrie was run over by a bulldozer operated by an Israeli demolition crew that was destroying Palestinian homes. This was in Gaza, where Rachel was spending a year working in solidarity with the Palestinian people, opposing Israel’s demolition policy. She stood in front of that bulldozer and it ran over her, killing her.

We don’t say her death is more important than the deaths of so many Palestinians during that period and historically. But we’re coming together for our Elders Day of Action on March 16, 21 years to the day after Rachel’s death and look what’s happening in Gaza right now. No one can ignore that. None of us can meet without calling attention to it.

Safety Net Panel — Alex Lawson, Executive Director, Social Security Works; Evelyn Jones Rich, NYC Municipal Retiree; Ana Malinow, National Single Payer Network; Jose R. Sanchez, Board Chair, National Institute for Latino Policy; Phil Warlick, Labor Leader, Coordination Team – Radical Elders


Triggered Action

Movement Exercise — Choreographer Rosalind Newman

Writing as Activism — Writer, Educator and Radical Elders leader Maritza Arrastia

Dance Performance — CUMBE Center for African & Diaspora Dance

Mapping the Future — workshop led by Makani Themba


Triggered Action

Performance — NYC Labor Chorus; Ted Glick & Solidarity Singers

Mini-Concert — Vibraphonist Kevin Norton and friends

Musical Performance — Luci Murphy and friends

Shout-outs from prominent activists all over the country;

Live broadcasts from various local events and actions by elders in cities nationwide.

Some of our members are planning their own activities: leafletting on some issue or getting together in someone’s house for a group viewing and conversation or…well…whatever you want to do. If that’s the case, let us know at info@radicalelders.net so we can support you and arrange to broadcast a few minutes from your action.

Otherwise, just tune into the Zoom link we’ll be sending out the week before the action and the leave your computer connected to the Zoom. You’ll be linked to the entire day’s activities and can participate whenever you want and can.

Finally, spread the word. Everyone’s invited, whatever age. You belong to other organizations? Invite them. This is an effort every member should be part of.

We’ll be in touch from now on pretty regularly with more information including a half-page leaflet for you to distribute among friends For now, though, we’re just asking that you register.



March 16
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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