Alwan For the Arts will host musician Abdulrahman AlAkhfash in his National Tour of the Songs of Yemen, June 17.
Why are Black and Latino teachers disappearing? -Why should we care and what can we do about it?
Special presentation by Sean Ahern
Monday May 23, 2016, 4:15pm
UFT Chapter Forum, at Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School, 1st Floor Library, 140 West 102 Street, Between Amsterdam Ave and Columbus Ave, in Manhattan.
Monday May 23, 2016, Start 4:15pm, End 5:30pm
Sean Ahern has been a NYC high school teacher since 1999. He currently teaches incarcerated youth on Rikers Island and is the UFT delegate from the East River Academy. He is a member of the UFT Committee on Economic and Social Justice.,The Coalition for Public Education (CPE), Teachers Unite, The Teachers Diversity Committee of NYC, and the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE). He is a native New Yorker and graduate of the NYC public school system (1971) as are his three children. Since 2004 he has been active in efforts to stop and reverse the disappearing of Black and Latino educators.
FILM / VIDEO
7 short animated films celebrating native languages of Mexico: ‘There currently are seven of these short animated films available, covering dialects of the Huasteco, Maya, Mixteco, Náhuatl, Totonaco, Yaqui and Zapoteco languages. Ranging from two to three minutes, each film employs a different designer to give powerful expression the wisdom contained in these indigenous languages.’ English-language versions can be seen here.
After another bomb on Baghdad killed twenty people, a musician set up on the site and played.
Great interview with Michelle Alexander.
Witness Bahrain screening
Monday, May 23, 7:00 pm, Rabbit Hole Studios, 33 Washington St, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Witness Bahrain is a piercing look into Bahrain after the Arab Spring, and documents a reality that is as relevant (and as under-covered) today as when filmmaker Jen Marlowe was shooting the film. The award-winning film uncovers stories of doctors arrested and tortured for treating wounded protesters, nurses caring for injured youth at underground clinics, and children who were killed or arrested by riot police.
John Munnelly‘s ‘PEACE (within my mind)’ was a finalist at the Song of Peace contest – listen here.
May 26, 4:30-8pm: Community Conversation: Artful Resistance Against Police Control: For their May Community Conversation, The Brotherhood Sister Sol’s Liberation Program will explore art as resilience and resistance against discriminatory and abusive policing.
There have been a number of environmental wins in New York State recently – check out the Sane Energy Project for all the news. An event May 21 in Westchester, on May 23 in NYC, and May 31 in NYC will asking Senator Charles Schumer and others to stand up against the AIM Pipeline.