The Student Coalition for Social Justice will host a special event, “Soap Box Live,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in Scooter’s.
It’s a benefit show to support SCSJ’s November trip to Fort Benning, Ga., to protest the U.S. Army School of the Americas. Human rights groups and others allege that the school trains its students — Latin American military, civil and police officers — to support dictatorships, suppress reforms and torture dissidents. Critics of the school have appealed to Congress to eliminate its government funding, calling it a “federally subsidized school for murderers.” The school was formed in 1946 in Panama to provide U.S. military training for foreign soldiers; it was relocated to Fort Benning in 1984.
The evening will feature performances by Majick B, Blue Dot Trance and The Sweet Potato Project and great conversation with some of UST’s most-dedicated students.
There’s no admission to be paid — no one will be excluded. But between bands you’ll have the opportunity to make a donation to SCSJ’s trip.
For more info, call Jake Baxter, (651) 645-6654.