T h e U n d e r g r o u n d R e v o l u t i o n Presents
W E S H A L L O V E R C O M E 2016
Saturday, October 15th @ The Booth Hall, 3 East Street, Hereford HR1 2LW
Donations appreciated for the Food Bank. Free Entry from 8pm
“We Shall Overcome was launched as a reaction to the 2015 election and the prospect of another five years of austerity policies. A group of musicians decided to put together a coordinated series of events in defiance of the Tory victory, but more specifically, the ever-deepening cuts to come. We considered, and still do, Austerity to be an ideological attack on our communities and we oppose it outright” – We Shall Overcome Read Here
Standing at the door of our last fundraiser for The Big Issue Foundation and Musicians Against Homelessness evening event, I was confronted by an unpalatable character ranting stereotypes about homeless people at myself and Matt who was helping work the door. He was far from kind and light years away from sensitive.
“I disagree with homeless charities, they enable these drug addicts”, my jaw dropped. Education is crucial in this matter, but at times overshadowed by the power of ignorance. What people need to understand is that none of us are resistant in these precarious times to ending up a part of the homeless “caste”.
Despite information based on evidence – a blind eye is turned and stigmas remain in their stubborn place. To quote free-thinker and feminist Emma Goldman, “Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.” By these words I stand.We are being held up by the unstable grounds of austerity as less fortunate and vulnerable families lives crumble and others remain unscathed. It shouldn’t be that way, but it is.
Back to the man from earlier, I could only try to educate this spineless human spewing venomous untruths, sadly he was engaged in trying to “pull” a young lady we thought was his daughter! He had no luck but paid out on the drinks…ah well. Giggle.
Our next charity event organised by Rich Lovell will not be deterred by these disconnected types. In fact, it fuels the fire that burns in us charitable sorts. We are hosting a night of SKA, PUNK and ACOUSTIC ROCK at THE BOOTH HALL as a united movement of MUSICIANS, ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS, and COMMUNITY ORGANISERS come together around the country and abroad to host anti-austerity gigs as part of the WE SHALL OVERCOME pro-community protest that started last year.
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A COUPLE OF FACTS ABOUT WE SHALL OVERCOME
- It is not ran by one individual but by communities and promoters around the country coming together to host events. Events are not limited to the UK – 8 countries participated in We Shall Overcome last year raising a total of £125,000.
- We Shall Overcome is a political protest against government austerity policies without affiliation to any official parties.
We ask that you either make a cash donation or bring tins of food. All sales from the merchandise will go to charity.
Ideas For Food Bank Contributions
- Baked Beans and any other kind of beans
- Tinned fish, chicken, ham or beef
- dry and tin pasta and sauces, rice
- tinned vegetables or fruit
- toilet paper
- Jam, Biscuits, peanut butter, marmite
Cover Photo: The Daily Mail Online
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