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Former Mayor of Berkeley, racial justice champion, former MECA Board Chair –
–Including MC and Special Guest: DANNY GLOVER–
Monday, MARCH 28 — In-Person & Virtual — 6pm PT / 9pm ET

Buy TICKETS! $25-100 sliding scale for in-person and virtual tickets!

Facebook event – please RSVP & share!

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley CA
5pm PT: hors d’oeuvres
6-8pm PT/ 9-11pm ET:

PROGRAM: Danny Glover, Angela Davis, Bernie Sanders, Holly Near & Natalia Zukerman, Palestinian Ensemble ASWAT, Barbara Lubin, Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch — and Gus Newport!

Proceeds benefit MECA’s programs for Palestinian children and refugees.

Gus Newport is a Berkeley legend, grassroots organizer, and “champion of the people.” With roots in the Civil Rights Movement, he was mentored by Malcolm X and helped found the Organization of African American Unity. Gus also served on the UN Committee Against Apartheid, the Committee on the Question of Palestine, and was an honorary member of the African National Congress.

Gus also:

  • traveled to war zones in solidarity with the people of El Salvador
  • headed the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston, creating a national model for a neighborhood run “by and for the people”
  • was one of the first U.S. mayors to ride in a Gay Freedom Day parade (1979 in San Francisco).
  • helped oversee the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
  • mentored young activists
  • served on the faculty of UC Berkeley, MIT and Yale
  • campaigned for Bernie Sanders
  • serves on the National Council of Elders, an organization of key social justice activists over 65
  • received the 2019 Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Award, from the Arab American Institute Foundation

“Everybody tells me I have to slow down. I tell them death will have to catch me – I am not going to sit and wait for him!” – Gus Newport

Buy TICKETS Here ($25-100 sliding scale) or join the HOST COMMITTEE ($500 for two tickets plus other benefits)!

You can also mail a check for tickets ($25 – $500), and put “Gus Tickets” in the memo line. Be sure to include your phone number and email address. Mail to:
1101 8th Street
Berkeley CA 94710

Sorry, no refunds.

Read “Gus Newport: In It for the Long Haul” to learn more about Gus and his incredible contributions to movements for justice

Notes: All ticket-holders will receive a private link to the virtual event.
In mid-March we will ask you to let us know if you plan to attend in person, so that we can plan accordingly, but you are free to change your mind and just attend virtually.

For those attending in person: Currently the Freight & Salvage requires everyone to bring personal ID plus proof of vaccination and booster, and to wear N95, KN95, KF94 or surgical mask. Anyone wearing a cloth mask only will be supplied with a surgical mask to wear under it. Bandanas or gaiters are not acceptable. Sorry but no exceptions to the above.

The Freight & Salvage is wheelchair accessible.

Questions?: penny@mecaforpeace.org, 510-548-0542, x313

Credit for Gus & Danny photo: Andrew Bohan