Thursday, May 24th|
Doors at 6:30pm; Screening starts at 7:00pm
The Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
$7-$15 Sliding Scale
A benefit for the common ground collective.
Hosted by The Portland Alliance and KBOO.
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 impact on the area, the country, and the world has been profound, but the media coverage has grown sporadic and shallow, not addressing the long term deeper issues of racism, classism and self determination that continue.
To combat this misrepresentation and to present images of oppressed peoples organizing and rebuilding in the face of oppression, the Portland Alliance and KBOO present "REMAINS AND REBIRTH: An Evening Around Katrina."
This three part event includes: a screening of the post Katrina documentary Finding Common Ground in New Orleans ; a presentation by New Orleans-based organizer Suncere Shakur; and a question/answer dialogue with the filmmaker Walidah Imarisha and Shakur.
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SATURDAY MAY 19TH:
12th Annual Research Showcase and Resource Fair: "With Liberty and Justice For Whom?"
Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus
1210 6th Ave. Moot Court
Free; All ages
SATURDAY MAY 19TH:
Rhymes, Beats, & Media Activism
Sponsored by 2012 Inc.
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:
Finding Common Ground at The Conversation
Sponsored by 2012 Inc. & The Conversation
The Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus
1210 6th Ave.
Free to the public w/ suggested donation
SUNDAY MAY 20TH:
317 East Broadway
MONDAY, MAY 21ST:
2000 S Jackson St.
Cost: $5 donation
TUESDAY, MAY 22ND:
The University of Oregon Multicultural Center
Suite 33 EMU University of Oregon
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd:
Churchill High School Auditorium
1850 Bailey Hill Rd. (corner of W. 18th and Bailey Hill)
$2-20 sliding scale
Sponsored by the Civil Liberties Defense Center, Community Alliance of Lane County, The National Lawyers Guild (Eugene Chapter)
Thursday, May 24TH:
The Hollywood Theater
4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
$7-$15 Sliding Scale
Hosted by The Portland Alliance and KBOO
SUNDAY, MAY 27th:
San Francisco, California
3117 16th St.
MONDAY, MAY 28TH:
Santa Cruz, California
UC Santa Cruz - 1156 High Street Classroom Unit 001
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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. Watch a 7 minute version of the film here.
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 Caf? 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 commongroundrelief.org.
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. For more information, go to poetryoffthepage.com.