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Interference Archive

July 7, 2019

Who, What, Where, When, How and Why……is Interference Archives!!!

Image from Interference Archives web page.

I just recently became acquainted with an engaging archival organization located in Brooklyn. I as well as our team of the A&C Collective are excited to reference and post events and activities of this organization. We trust that you too will understand and appreciate the value of this grassroots organization.

The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in an open stacks archival collection, publications, a study center, and public programs including exhibitions, workshops, talks, and screenings, all of which encourage critical and creative engagement with the rich history of social movements….. READ MORE on their website. Interference Archive.

Their upcoming exhibition. Resistance Radio: The People’s Airwaves
July 11 – September 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-9 pm

This exhibit looks at the history of radio as a medium for grassroots movements and their organizing work. The exhibition will be accompanied by a zine, a poster, a series of events, a pop-up FM broadcast, and a website: resistanceradio.online

Antigone in Ferguson

Post: May 27, 2019

Theater Of War Productions and Brooklyn Public Library has announced an extended 10 week run of FREE performances of Theater of War original project Antigone in Ferguson, a performance of Sophocles’  Antigone, new version by Bryan Doerries. Read more about the two-year partnership.

Rance Blaylock

This innovative project combines dramatic readings with live choral music. An audience-driven discussion of race and gender-based violence and social justice.

Translated, Directed, and Facilitated by BRYAN DOERRIES.
Music composed and conducted by PHIL WOODMORE

Antigone in Ferguson opened on Wednesday, May 8 and continues through Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn (157 Montague St.).

ADMISSION IS FREE.

TO RESERVE SEATS, GO HERE: OR CALL: (917) 426-3233. For all inquiries, including accessibility accommodations, you can also email AIFinfo@theaterofwar.com.

Free Trip to Egypt – Documentary

Post: May 19, 2019

Kindness Films presents a profoundly revealing and life-changing documentary.

Two Cultures. One World.

Seeking to build a bridge of mutual understanding and friendship, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur of Muslim faith, now living in Switzerland, decides to reach out to the very people who fear him. Traveling across the United States to find Americans concerned about an Islamic threat, Tarek Mounib makes them an intriguing offer….a Free Trip to Egypt.

Brooklyn For Peace Arts & Culture Collective is happy to support and promote this Social Revolution of Acceptance and to take the #PledgeToListen: FreeTripToEgypt.com

Following a one-week theatrical run in NYC (May 31) and Los Angeles (June 7), Free Trip to Egypt will enjoy a one-night event premier (Fathom) June 12, the #PledgeToListenDay of Unity.

On the evening of Wednesday, June 12th FREE TRIP TO EGYPT will be screening in 500 theaters across the United States as part of our #PledgeToListen Day of Unity. Prior to the screening, there will be a 30-minute pre-show video which will include celebrity endorsements, a unique song written for the event and other exciting material.
Directly after the film, there will be a telecasted panel discussion live from Washington DC. The panel will include politicians, celebrities and thought leaders who will discuss the themes in the film and action steps we can take as a society to reconcile the divide that is splitting our country. Tarek Mounib will moderate the panel.
Depending on the location and time zone of the theater, the panel will be live or previously recorded.

This film will have several screening locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and Staten Island. To purchase tickets and find a theater location near you. Select this link. And you can also visit the website to get more details. There are discounts available for group sales (25 ticket minimum) HERE.

Running time of film 98 minutes. The film has a PG rating. Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

About Kindness Films:
With a goal of launching a sincere dialogue and a better understanding of different points of view, Kindness Film is focused on creating projects that contribute to the well being of humanity and bringing people together of various backgrounds and cultures. A successful software entrepreneur of Egyptian heritage who has lived in Zurich, Switzerland for the past 15 years, founder Tarek Mounib – who recalls being the only Muslim family in his neighborhood growing up in the 70’s in Halifax, Canada – launched the non-partisan production company in 2017 with the genesis of an idea: A dream to build bridges through kindness and document the journey in a film. What happened next was beyond his wildest dreams….and resulted in a most unusual journey. Visit Kindness Film website

Join the Conversation….
Join #PledgeToListen: www.FreeTripToEgypt.com
Like on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FreeTripToEgypt

“On Women” Festival – Theater Event, 4/24 – 5/4

April 28, 2019

A unique and timely theater event at the local Irondale Theater in Fort Greene (85 South Oxford St between Lafayette & Fulton: next to Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church):

The On Women Festival at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn will present George Brant’s 2013 award-winning play “Grounded,” directed by Cindy Rosenthal. “Grounded” is a powerful one-woman story of a drone operator, her breakdown and ultimate refusal to continue to launch the drones.

Performed by actress Maya Carter, “Grounded” tracks how an unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot’s career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.

For more information, visit website: http://irondale.org/show-grounded/

Tickets are still available for:

Wed April 24 – 7 pm BUY TICKETS
Sat April 27 – 7 pm BUY TICKETS
Mon April 29 – 9 pm BUY TICKETS
Wed May 1 – 9 pm BUY TICKETS
Thurs May 2 – 9 pm BUY TICKETS
Sat May 4 – 5 pm BUY TICKETS

The 9 pm performance on Wed May 1 will be followed by a talk-back with Brooklyn For Peace’s Molly Nolan.
The 9 pm performance on Thurs May 2 will be followed by a talk-back with Brooklyn For Peace’s Rusti Eisenberg

Medea Benjamin – War and The Green Economy

Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm at the Brooklyn Friends House Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink, will discuss the war economy, its impact on the environment, and how we can redirect Pentagon spending to much needed green initiatives. Her presentation will be exploring some of the ways that the U.S. military is an environmentally destructive force, and offering some courses of action we can take to oppose militarism and to work for a more peaceful and sustainable society.
Medea Benjamin and Code PinkRead more about Medea and the organization she co-founded.

We also delighted to have special guest musical artist Dave Lippman!

It’s been a while since we have partnered with Dave and our A&C Collective is happy to have him back.

Audiences of all ages and hairstyles have thrilled to the post-corporate comic stylings of satirical songster Dave Lippman.

The 99% troubadour (he’s not yet complete) and investigative songwriter afflicts the complacent, takes the air out of the windbags of the week, de-distorts history, and updates worn-out songs with parody and thrust. Sample tunes: All We Are Saying is End Corporate Crime, I Hate Wal-Mart, Alberta Tarbillies, Brother Can You Spare a Diamond, Sgt. Pepper Spray…
Specializing in passionate, comedic original songs and unsingable singalongs set to familiar tunes, he presents a swirl of multimedia images so no one will bother watching him grow older onstage. It’s a multi-media romp through recent generations of social justice activism, told through stories of glories, near-wins, and windmills tilted at. Remember the hard times, fight for the better ones – in harmony! (taken from Dave Lippman website)

Visit his website and hear songs from his extensive recordings and views the impressive activist career of Dave.

Location: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn NY *this venue is wheelchair accessible

Co-sponsored by: CodePink, Fort Greene Peace, Park Slope United Methodist Church Social Action Committee, Peace & Social Action Committee of Brooklyn Friends (Quakers), & Veterans For Peace NYC Ch 034

Admission is free; Doors open 6:45.

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