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WALIDAH IMARISHA KATRINA FILM COMING TO NW

This is not to be missed! My girl rocks! Be there.
REMAINS AND REBIRTH: A WEST COAST KATRINA TOUR

It has been a year and a half since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit
the Gulf Coast, forever changing that region and the national
political landscape. The media coverage has grown sporadic and
shallow. To combat this misrepresentation and to present images of
oppressed peoples organizing and rebuilding in the face of oppression,
come to a screening of "REMAINS AND REBIRTH: An Evening Around
Katrina."

This four part event includes: a screening of the post Katrina
documentary Finding Common Ground in New Orleans; a screening of Food,
Water Revolution, a short doc about the Iraq Veterans Against the War
march in support of the gulf coast; a presentation by New
Orleans-based organizer Suncere Shakur; and a question/answer dialogue
with the filmmaker Walidah Imarisha and Suncere. More information
below or email  channelzeromedia@gmail.com.


PLEASE GO TO WWW.MYSPACE.COM/CHANNELZERO MEDIA FOR UPDATED INFORMATION!

SATURDAY MAY 19TH:
Tacoma, Washington
12th Annual Research Showcase and Resource Fair
"With Liberty and Justice For Whom
3 p.m.
Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus
1210 6th Ave. Moot Court
Free
All ages

SATURDAY MAY 19TH:
Tacoma, Washington
Rhymes, Beats, & Media Activism
Sponsored by 2012 Inc.
8 p.m.
One Heart Cafe
1117 Broadway Ave.
Tacoma, WA
Also featuring a Hip-Hop Performance by Canary Sings of Seattle
$5 general admission, $3 with student ID
All ages

SUNDAY MAY 20TH:
Tacoma, Washington
Finding Common Ground at The Conversation
Sponsored by 2012 Inc. & The Conversation
9 a.m.
The Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus
1210 6th Ave.
Free to the public w/ suggested donation

SUNDAY MAY 20TH:
Vancouver, BC
5:30-7:30
Location and price TBA

MONDAY, MAY 21ST:
Seattle, Washington
Hidmo
2000 S Jackson St.
Time and price TBA

TUESDAY, MAY 22ND:
Eugene, Oregon
The University of Oregon Multicultural Center
Location and price TBA

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd:
Eugene, Oregon
6:30 p.m.
Churchill High School Auditorium
1850 Bailey Hill Rd.
(corner of W. 18th and Bailey Hill)
$2-20 sliding scale
Refreshments provided
Sponsored by the Civil Liberties Defense Center, Community Alliance of
Lane County, The National Lawyers Guild (Eugene Chapter)

Thursday, May 24TH:
Portland, Oregon
6:30 PM
The Hollywood Theater
4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
$7-$15 Sliding Scale
Hosted by The Portland Alliance and KBOO

SUNDAY, MAY 27th:
San Francisco, California
12 p.m.
Roxie Cinema
3117 16th St.
$8

MONDAY, MAY 28TH:
Santa Cruz, California
6 p.m.
UC Santa Cruz
Location and price TBA

FINDING COMMON GROUND IN NEW ORLEANS

This 24 minute documentary, shown through activist and poet Walidah
Imarisha's lens, looks at the effects that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
have had on New Orleans and the surrounding area. Through compelling
and often heart wrenching interviews with residents, survivors,
activists, volunteers and officials, the landscape of a city
devastated by a natural disaster but more by criminal negligence,
trying to rebuild comes to light. This film includes exclusive footage
shot in the makeshift bus station jail known as "Camp Amtrak" and
interviews with officials at the jail about the city's criminal
justice system, or lack thereof. The short documentary is able,
through the lens of personal accounts that speak to broader issues and
concerns, to capture the pain, the loss and the hope of New Orleans.

Finding Common Ground in New Orleans has been or will be screened in
the Women of Color Film Festival, the Sankofa Film Festival, The New
Orleans Human Rights Film Festival, the Harlem Film Festival and the
Black Lily Film Festival, along others. It has received a Director's
Choice Award during the Black Maria Film Festival, and was the
recipient of the PIFVA Winter 2006 Film Subsidy. For more information:
www.myspace.com/channelzeromedia (watch a 7 minute version of the film!)

FOOD, WATER, REVOLUTION
In March 2006, Veterans Against the Iraq War organized a march from
Mobile, Alabama to New Orleans, LA in support of the victims of
Hurricane Katrina. Did you see any media coverage of this event?
Neither did we. That's why we're presenting this video Food, Water,
Revolution! that documents the march and makes clear the connection
between the U.S. presence in Iraq and the government negligence in
responding to the needs of victims of Hurricane Katrina - in one word,
capitalism!
Danya Abt: 10 min | color | 2006

SUNCERE SHAKUR

An organizer for over 15 years, Suncere Shakur has worked on issues
affecting black communities on a grassroots level. At the age of 14,
Shakur helped to form Fatima, a community grocery program. While
based in his home town of Washington, DC, Shakur co-founded Café
Mawonaj, a grassroots coffee house/meeting space, and MayDay, a
housing rights group. He was instrumental in the formation of a
chapter of the Anarchist People of Color while in Asheville, North
Carolina, and was one of the organizers of the 2004 Regional APOC
Conference. Shakur has spent the past 19 months in New Orleans as part
of Common Ground Relief, a New Orleans first response team of
radicals. He has set up six distribution centers, two free breakfast
programs, a Saturday legal clinic, and was an important part in the
effort to save the oldest black Catholic Church in America, St.
Augstine. He is featured in the short documentary Finding Common
Ground in New Orleans.

For more information, go to www.commongroundrelief.org.

WALIDAH IMARISHA

WALIDAH IMARISHA - A historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel
by reason, Walidah helped to found and served as the first editor of
the political hip hop publication AWOL Magazine. She was one of the
editors of the 911 anthology Another World is Possible. The bad half
of the poetry duo Good Sista/Bad Sista, Walidah is also the director
of the post-Katrina documentary Finding Common Ground in New Orleans.
She does anti prison organizing with the Human Rights Coalition, a
group of prisoners' families and former prisoners and is on the board
of the Central Committee for Conscientous Objectors, which does anti
militarism organizing work.

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