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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets on Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3065633 or the day of performance at the Box Office at the Carriage House Theater 360 Farmington Ave Hartford.

Pearwater Productions Facebook page HERE.

For online tickets HERE.

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September 22-September 28

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The Fight Against Racism and Segregation in CT Schools

When: Friday, September 22 @ 7pm
Location: Elmwood Community Center: 1106 New Britain Ave
(Gain Access Via South Quaker Ln to Burgoyne Street)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1949454522009351/

2017 has been a shameful year for Connecticut. In the midst of a 12-month period granted by the courts in the hope that the state may finally come up with a genuine and truly effective solution to the desegregation of education in Connecticut, Governor Malloy proclaimed that the state’s obligation under the landmark Sheff vs. O’Neil State Supreme Court decision had been fulfilled!

Twenty-one years after the landmark court decision in Sheff vs. O’Neil, a decision stating that “Hartford students suffer daily from the devastating effects that racial and ethnic isolation, as well as poverty, have on their education,” far too little has changed. Two decades later, the majority of students in Hartford, to say nothing of Bridgeport, New Haven, and other major cities, remain in segregated and under-resourced schools, with discriminatory cultures of discipline and neglect that constitute a school to prison pipeline. Connecticut is not alone, of course. The retreat from equality is nationwide.

Hear a panel speak the truth about the schools and explore the solutions that they believe are worth fighting for.

Speakers:

Rachel Gary, Sheff Movement; Former Student
and Current Parent of Student in CT Magnet schools

Rose Reyes, Windham Teacher; Member of Bad
Ass Teachers, CT; Working Families Party

Evan Fritz, Socialist Action CT

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Fighting Fascism, Building Socialism

Hosted by UConn Youth for Socialist Action
Uconn Storrs Campus – Beach Hall 317
September 13
4-6pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/169895633581455/

Following the bloody scene of Charlottesville and the murder of Heather Heyer, thousands of those who refuse to turn back the clock mobilized in opposition from one end of the country to another. In Boston, a march of 40,000 completely overshadowed the 100 neo-Nazi’s and Alt-righters who had gathered for a “Free Speech” rally. Soon, neo-Nazi and White supremacists were canceling upcoming rallies, fearing a similar response. However, the threat is not gone. How do we fight Fascism and white supremacy? What will it take to win this struggle? Is there an alternative to capitalism? Can we create a socially and economically just world?

UConn’s Youth for Socialist Action will be hosting a forum on fighting fascism and white supremacy and building a more equitable society.

Speakers include:

Christine Marie – Columnist for Socialist Action Newspaper

Christopher Vials – American Studies Department Head, Author of “Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left, and the Fight Against Fascism,” and member of the UConn AAUP

Taylor Caldwell – Executive Board Member of Sankofa and Community Outreach, Junior in English/Human Rights ( https://facebook.com/uconnsankofa/ )

Steven Manicastri – President of GEU-UAW Local 6950

Beach Hall Room 317

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After a summer of exploring identity, intersectionality and youth leadership, our Queer Academy campers are draguating! You’re invited to Queer Academy’s Draguation on Sunday, August 20th for a show, a ceremony, and a celebration! Queer Academy campers will share their messages from the stage through drag, song, dance and more…

Draguation will be at TheaterWorks from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, with a Silent Auction included.

Draguation is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted.

Facebook Page HERE.

Sunday August 6th

Hiroshima/Nagasaki remembrance

A shared call for the abolition of nuclear weapons promoting a vision of a nuclear free world.

Unitarian Society Meeting House

500 Bloomfield Ave, Hartford 06105

6:00pm Pot Luck Dinner

6:30 Program with Music, Speakers and Poetry

8:00 Candle Lighting ceremony–creation of a large Candle-lit Peace Sign on the Meeting House lawn.

For more information:

860-561-1897

http://www.hopeoutloud.org.

Facebook event: Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance 2017

Sponsored by: Hope Out Loud, No Nukes, No War, Unitarian Society of Hartford.

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It was 1999.

When Sylvia Rivera our True Shero of the Revolutionary LGBT peoples came to town.
Letters to the editor began appearing in the LGBT news magazine the Metroline condemning one of our comrades Mucha Mucha Placer and also drag queens in general.  Mucha as we fondly refer to her as is revolutionary drag queen, co-chair of the Ct. Coalition and damn hard worker for LGBT civil rights. A flurry of letter in support of Ms Placer and drag queens responded. We felt at this time it was the same type of folks, white comfortable class gay men and feminist lesbians who were leading this charge as they had so many times in the past. Members of The Ct. Stonewall Foundation also participated in responding to this hit against the drag community and transgender folks and decided to at their next conference  bring Sylvia Rivera to town for a key note speaking engagement. Arrangement were made that the conference was to be held in October right before the opening of the Foundations exhibition, Challenging and Changing America. The Struggle for LGBT Civil Rights. Richard Nelson one of the Foundations educational program directors gave the opening speech welcoming Ms. Rivera to Hartford and speaking out against the denouncing of Ms. Placer, the drag community and our trans sisters and brothers. The conference was attended by over 100 people who applauded Mr. Nelson and Ms. Rivera through out their talks. We will always remember Ms Rivera and thank her for fighting the good fight for all of us. We miss you Sylvia but carrying on your work whenever and wherever we can and need to.

As we said at that time, no one is going to take ourstories from us or denounce our hardworking comrades or leaders in the fight for liberation of all. We salute Sylvia and all of our foremothers and fathers, we say thank you and we shall always cherish your memories. Here is the video of the Ct. Stonewall Foundation welcoming Sylvia to town and her talk to us that day.