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From Kashmir to Western Sahara, from Puerto Rico to Palestine, resistance movements in the occupied territories of this world are struggling for sovereignty and self-determination and to break the silence of the international community.

Join us for a screening of the documentary Life is Waiting, from Director Iara Lee: This film chronicles the everyday violence experienced by Sahrawis living under Moroccan occupation and voices the aspirations of a people for whom the era of colonialism never ended. Forty years after its people were promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, Western Sahara remains Africa’s last colony.

Cinema from Occupied Territories - "Life is Waiting" (Western Sahara)
Start: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 • 6:30 PM
The People's Forum• 320 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018
Host Contact Info: info@peoplesforum.org

 


A boot camp for feminist ideas, concepts and visions.

The Summer School of Women’s Activism (SSoWA) runs for four hours over four Saturdays: July 20, 27 and August 3, 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each session starts with lunch, continues into a discussion of theory and history, and finishes with skills training. SSoWA is produced and presented annually by AF3IRM. Our school is a space for participants to learn, discuss, and grow together, personally and collectively, politically and intellectually.

This year AF3IRM NYC chose the theme “Decolonize Feminism! Land & Women Not for Conquest” in resistance to corporate-designed “feminism” that homogenizes the collective and generational trauma of transnational women of color, tethers our ‘liberation’ to capitalist notions of productivity and divorces us from our pre-colonial relationship to the land. From understanding women as the first form of private property, the indigenous roots and routes of feminist principles, to challenging the individualized and self-indulgence of self-care by healing through struggle, AF3IRM NYC is committed to understanding the burdens of women before us, how they sought to better their situations, and re-charting new visions for women of color and remembering our connection to the land.

Join us in this continuous forging of an unbreakable sisterhood through all our generations.

Date: August 3
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue: The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States


Phone:347-695-1095


Website:https://peoplesforum.org/


 

Join the Sing in Solidarity: A Project of New York City DSA chorus and our MC Katie Halper for a benefit concert for the Charlottesville Community Resilience Fund and Take Action Chapel Hill.

Come out, meet activists musicians, artists, and organizers in the struggle. Sharing music helps us make our community stronger.

Featured Artists:

Bomba Yo
Minista Jazz
Compa Ce S Ar as Musica Roja
The Jewish Solidarity Quartet
Bonita Oliver

Suggested Donation: $15

DETAILS

Date:  August 9


Time:  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/384259068891047/

Venue: The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States


Phone:347-695-1095


Website: https://peoplesforum.org/


In order to bring Dennis Leroy Kangalee’s controversial and haunting 2002 cult film As an Act of Protest to a new generation of film enthusiasts, activists, organizers, and those interested in revolutionary expression, The People’s Forum will host a screening of the movie in an attempt to communicate the vitality and importance of the film to local communities in NYC. Described once as an “internal Battle of Algiers” and “radical Taxi Driver” (had that film been a progressive movie) — As an Act of Protest is a perfect introduction to Dennis Leroy Kangalee’s art and work as a cultural activist — as well as a wonderful preparation for his Visual Liberation film workshops and the imminent re-release of “As an Act of Protest” on official DVD by Speller St Films in September, 2019.

DENNIS LEROY KANGALEE, BIO

Best known for the 2002 cult film As an Act of Protest and the ‘punk’ performance piece Gentrified Minds, Kangalee is a writer, performer, and filmmaker. A native New Yorker of Afro-Arawak Caribbean descent and one of the youngest actors ever to be accepted into the Juilliard School’s Drama Division, in 1996, he became the first person to ever induct a Black Theater seminar in Lincoln Center. A staunch believer in “Neighborhood, not Hollywood,” He has led his own theater company (Dionysus 2000) and staged various plays, lived and taught abroad, and is a passionate advocate for the artist, revolutionary art (aesthetically or politically) the outlier, the compulsive anti-authoritarians, the bewildered contrarian, and the dispossessed who are both angry and confused at the trajectory we have chosen to follow. He is the author of Lying Meat & Other Poems Beneath the Oil and his poetry has been published in America, Europe, and the West Indies.

Currently at work developing his touring “Visual Liberation” film series (presentations on radical movies and protest art) and a return to the screen as an actor – in a new film produced by Speller Street Films (Mtume Gant’s much anticipated I Don’t Live Today), Kangalee continues to remain both a well-respected artist and “radical media ecologist.”

AS AN ACT OF PROTEST
Start: Friday, August 09, 2019 • 7:00 PM
The People's Forum• 320 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018
Host Contact Info: info@peoplesforum.org


What is the purpose of Mass Campaigns & Propaganda and what is revolutionary art? How can activists particularly those uplifting the struggles connected to the Filipino people create art and other cultural work to serve the people? This study synthesizes a number of source materials to combat the bourgeois perspective of art by discussing what art from-the-masses-to-the-masses looks like.

Revolutionary Art + Creating Mass Campaigns and Propaganda
Start: Saturday, August 24, 2019 • 2:00 PM
End: Saturday, August 24, 2019 • 5:00 PM
The People's Forum• 320 W 37 St., New York, NY 10018
Host Contact Info: anakbayanny@gmail.com



Join us for a book talk and discussion with author Dr. Joseph R. Fitzgerald and educator and organizer Ciara Taylor on the life of Gloria Richardson and her legacy for political action today.

Many prominent and well-known figures greatly impacted the civil rights movement, but one of the most influential and unsung leaders of that period was Gloria Richardson. As the leader of the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee (CNAC), a multifaceted liberation campaign formed to target segregation and racial inequality in Cambridge, Maryland, Richardson advocated for economic justice and tactics beyond nonviolent demonstrations. Her philosophies and strategies—including her belief that black people had a right to self–defense—were adopted, often without credit, by a number of civil rights and black power leaders and activists.

THE STRUGGLE IS ETERNAL: GLORIA RICHARDSON & BLACK LIBERATION
Start: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 • 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 • 8:30 PM
The People's Forum• 320 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018


To buy tickets to this film, go to https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4301324




         

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