New York: Lesbian and Gay Focus of People's Anti-War Mobilization, . 14” x 8½”. Flier printed one side. Near fine.
The People's Anti-War Mobilization was a diverse coalition consisting of political, community, and activist organizations fighting for a wide range of causes, from promoting racial and sexual equality, to shutting down nuclear power plants. In 1981 it staged a march on the Pentagon that attracted over 100,000 people, with 1500 of them marching behind the lavender flag as part of the Lesbian and Gay Focus of PAM.
This eloquent appeal struck against the Family Protection Act and the Reagan era programs that victimized the poor and fostered a racist and anti-homosexual climate. It also encouraged the public to attend an upcoming All-Peoples Congress in Detroit. The goal was to come together to create a course of action that would help direct group. The October 1981 congress attracted over 1000 people, and a plan for a “National Day of Resistance” was created. That plan turned into a week-long event the following year with cities around the country staging rallies and protests from April 24th to May 2nd. The week culminated with a march to the Capitol in Washington DC.
Two institutional holdings found on OCLC. None found in the trade as of September 2019. Near fine. Item #3390