[indymediapr] Puerto Rico Events in NYC
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The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign
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The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign is urging all of our allies and supporters
to mark your calendars/palm pilots/Day Planners/Agendas with the following
events around Puerto Rico taking place in NYC.
Now more than ever we need solidarity and mutual support!!
FREE THE PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL PRISONERS!!
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance calls all BAAD ASS women and all those
who love and appreciate BAAD ASS women in a tribute to BAAD ASS brujas. We
lovingly chose the term "Brujas" because instead of conforming to societal
dictates we resist and rage against injustice, against oppression, against
the system, and against "the man". With their "witch hunts", the system
likes to persecute, abuse and ultimately destroy fierce, revolutionary
women, but the purpose of the BAAD ASS Women's Festival is to honor them and
celebrate them as we should.
Saturday, March 25th, 2006
TRIBUTE TO DYLCIA PAGAN & YASMIN HERNANDEZS BAAD! ASS BRUJAS.
BAAD! presents a special event honoring Puerto Rican freedom fighter Dylcia
Pagan, who spent 20 years in U.S. prisons for her participation in the
Puerto Rican liberation struggle. Ms. Pagan shares an intimate talk on her
experiences and of women who stand strong and stare down opposition. Joining
Ms. Pagan will be painter and artist Yasmin Hernandez who will share a slide
show of BAAD! ASS BRUJAS and talk about their histories and contributions to
At Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD), 841 Barretto Street. Hunts Point,
(6 Train to Hunts Point, cross under Bruckner overpass, walk one block, make
a right and then a left at Barretto Street)
Saturday, March 25th
"Made in Palestine" Artist and Former Political Prisoner . . . plus
Solidarity with Political Prisoners everywhere!
521 W. 26th St. 3rd Floor
New York City
5:00 p.m. reception
6:00 p.m. presentation
Zuhdi al-Adawi is a Palestinian artist and former political prisoner whose
work is part of the "Made in Palestine" exhibition. While imprisoned in
Ashkelon prison, he taught himself to make art, and secretly made art during
his time in prison, hiding his work and sneaking it out with visitors; when
his art was discovered, he would be thrown in solitary confinement. In 1985,
Zuhdi al-Adawi was released in a prisoner exchange but was exiled to
Lebanon; he since moved to Damascus, Syria, where he lives today.
Please join us to hear about his experiences, his life, and his art, and to
honor this freedom fighter for Palestine, as an activist and as an artist.
We will also hear reports from our allies on political prisoner struggles in
other movements. Come to learn more about Assata Shakur, Mumia Abu-Jamal,
Leonard Peltier, and struggles in Puerto Rico and the Philippines!
FILM Our Women, Our struggle
BY: MELISSA MONTERO, The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 7TH, 2006
I will be having a fundraiser for my documentary Our Women, Our struggle,
which will be a compelling hour-long documentary that chronicles the lives
of four Puerto Rican women activists -- Isabel Rosado, Lolita Lebron, Dylcia
Pagan, and Esperanza Martell, who dedicated their lives to ending social
injustice. Collectively these women will speak on the historical struggle of
Puerto Rican Independence while also sharing their contributions to the
WHERE: TEATRO LA TEA
107 SUFFOLK ST.
CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER
DATE: APRIL 7, 2006
· SNACKS AND APPETIZERS INCLUDED
· SCREENING 10 MINUTE TRAILER
ALWAYS ACCEPTING DONATIONS
My fiscal sponsor is women make movies so you can donate directly to my film
by going to www.wmm.com
Click on âfor filmmakersâ, then go to sponsored projects, click on the
letter O and then you will see my project with a short description and a
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, IT'LL BE A GREAT EVENT!!!!
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE FLYER AND NEW WEBSITE
FOR MORE INFO EMAIL ME AT ZOEMONTERO en HOTMAIL.COM OR CALL ME AT 718 404-7174
MELISSA Z. MONTERO
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