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If you can make it out this weekend...support. This collective is known to put on a great show. đź•ŠThe amazing Combat Hippies are coming to perform AMAL at the Chicago for the 4th Chicago International Latino Theater Festival!!!

If you don't know the Combat Hippies they are an amazing Puerto Rican performance group featuring two powerful veteran performers. They performed an excerpt of AMAL at the 2019 Triennial. If you are in Chicago definitely check them out. Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/amal-miami-destinos-2021-4th-chicago-int-latino-theater-festival-tickets-166...

AMAL
AMAL by Combat Hippies from MIAMI as part of DESTINOS 2021 - 4th Chicago International Latino Theater Festival

September 30, 2021 | 7:30PM
October 1, 2021 | 7:30PM
October 2, 2021 | 7:30PM
October 3, 2021 | 3:00PM

AMAL examines the impact of war with equal parts humor and urgency. It explores the quest for meaning, purpose and identity sought through enlisting in the military and shares the unifying experiences of combatants and noncombatants as people of color. Tough and tender, AMAL relays stories of veterans’, refugees’ and civilians’ adjustment to life after war. This all-Puerto Rican Theater Company, places Puerto Rico’s colonial status, cultural and military heritage center stage.
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CALL TO STAND DOWN

Veterans For Peace calls for the immediate withdrawal of the Minnesota National Guard. We are appalled to see military weapons, vehicles and equipment once again deployed in U.S. cities to control community members who are reacting to a long history of state-sanctioned violence. When an already embattled community is subjected to militarized intimidation, by design, their environment becomes a war zone. We call on all those who are serving with the National Guard to refuse to serve violent and racist interests.

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