ANSWER Events for February 9

Lyrical Revolt 24: Breaking the Chains!

ANSWER New York City

Date: February 9, 2013

Time: 8pm

Location: Skylight Gallery
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration
1368 Fulton St
Brooklyn, New York

Contact: 212-694-8720 

Artists take on police brutality and mass incarceration

Doors open at 7PM, $10 ADMISSION

The ANSWER Coalition is proud to present its 24th Lyrical Revolt, a Hip Hop and Spoken Word showcase that celebrates revolutionary art and the artists who work to promote political activism in our communities. The show will feature lyricists, MCs, poets, and artists speaking out against police brutality. RSVP on Facebook.

The show takes place two weeks before the Feb 23 'Stop the Cops' Unity March from the Bronx to Harlem. Click this link for more information and to get involved. 

Featured artists at the Lyrical Revolt include:

Mic Blaque
VI
Elijah Black
Julissa Rodriguez
Na Akua
Jasiel
Mizz P
SoSoon
Rosie Lopez
Hrsh Reyalitee
Ekco
Supreme
Luss
Kenny Cruz
Philoz
The Peace Poets

Join us for a night of progressive art and music! Contact ANSWER at 212-694-8720 for more information!

Black History Month Film Showing "Freedom Riders"

ANSWER San Francisco

Date: February 9, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: 2969 Mission St.
between 25th and 26th Sts.
near 24th St. BART, #14, #49 MUNI
San Francisco, California

Contact: ANSWER Coalition at [email protected] or 415-821-6545

“Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 Black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Wounded Knee, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, The Murder of Emmett Till) Freedom Riders features testimony from a fascinating cast of central characters: the Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the Rides firsthand." —PBS.org (120min., 2011)

Discussion will follow the film.

We encourage teachers to bring their students for this educational film on the Civil Rights movement.

$5-10 general admission; $1 for middle and high school students; $2 for college students (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided.

ANSWER LA Office Farewell Party!

ANSWER Los Angeles

Date: February 9, 2013
Time: 8:00pm
Location: 137 N. Virgil Ave. #201
Los Angeles, California
Contact:[email protected] or 213-251-1025

The ANSWER LA office in Virgil Ave. in Koreatown is moving to Downtown LA!

Come Together for a celebration of art, music, dance and solidarity as we mark the end of an era at our current location, and celebrate our move!

Help us say farewell to our office of 7 years, where you've joined us for countless forums, classes, film screenings, meetings, work sessions and much more!

Art installations by:

Alejo A. b. Che
Rick Ramirez
Rodolfo Valentino 

Performaces by:

DJ Alexander--TechnoState
DJ Michael Apoll0
DREN
Rudy Carmona – RudyC. (Ftwk. NYK, Rec.)
DJ Creepy (Bombilla, I Use Recordplayers)
DJ Sweet – Sweet Sundays, Noche Cubana
Ali Bombay -- Floasis / FireflyGathering
DJ Continue – Noche Cubana, Disco Mobil
Stephanie Sajor, --Spoken Word, KMB
Eddy M. Gana, Jr. – Spoken Word, KMB
Charles Reese – James Baldwin: Soul on Fire
Dazer Estado de Emergencia--Legalizame, Think Very Deeply
Yurget Vanegas--Think Very Deeply, Barrio Stars
Yohana De Leon--Spoken Word
Abraham Marquez Gonzalez & Orlando Pardo--Spoken Word

AND MORE TBA blending CHILL GROOVES – HOT TRAX – JAZZ FUSION – HOUSE – AFRICAN BEATS – DRUM & BASS – CUMBIA – SPOKEN WORD and more


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