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Dinner and a Movie

“Finally Got The News”

Documentary on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers

Friday June 16th 7pm-9:30pm

Elmwood Community Center, West Hartford

1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford Ct.

Finally Got the News – Documentary on The League of Revolutionary Black Workers

$15 suggested donation includes a dinner!
No one turned away for lack of funds

In 1969 Black workers in the Detroit auto industry lead a struggle to organize a political movement for Black Liberation and socialism. The League was formed out of the wildcat strikes against speedups at the Dodge factory in 1968 and demonstrated for a very brief time, the power of workplace organizing.

For more info go to the facebook page HERE.

OH ART OH PRESS RELEASE……..OH ART OH PRESS RELEASE……….OH ART OH PRESS RELEASE……….OH ART OH PRESS RELEASE……….OH ART OR PRESS RELEASE

Mrs. Emma O. Furbird & Miss Cassey Role

News to Amuse Bulletin #36

BEES SWARM AT OPENING! ART PATRONS STAMPEDE!

SAN DIEGO-CALIF.– AN AFTERNOON TEA AND ART OPENING ON TUESDAY AT THE GADTONE GALLERY ENDED ABRUPTLY AND TURNED INTO A WILD MELEE. HUNDREDS OF BEES CAME SWARMING DOWN FROM THE CEILING OF THE GALLERY STARTLING PATRONS AT A SHOW ENTITLED DANGER/ART. ACCORDING TO EYEWITNESSES AT THE OPENING, PATRONS IN THEIR HASTE TO GET TO THE EXIT DOORS KNOCKED OVER TABLES OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES, DAMGED WORKDS OF ART, AND A WOMEN WAS INJURED WHEN SHE WAS PUSHED AND LANDED FACE DOWN IN MARY VITO’S SCULPTURE, “LARGE WHITE EGGS HIDDEN IN FINE SAND”,CAUSING MASSIVE DAMAGE TO THE WORK OF ART. THE WOMEN REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION AND AN AMBULANCE WAS SUMMONED.

“I THOUGHT AT FIRST THAT I WAS WITNESSING SOME FORM OF ARTISTIC PROJECTION,” STATED JEAN JONES, “BUT THEN I REALIZE THAT THE BEES WERE INDEED REAL WHEN ONE BUZZED PAST MY EAR.” I GOT THE HELL OUT OF THERE REAL FAST.” IN A STATEMENT TO OUR ROVING REPORTER ROSE BUSH OUR NEWS TO AMUSE REPORTER, MR. HALVIN GATONE OWNER OF THE GALLERY SAID, “WE APOLOGY TO OUR GALLERY ARTISTS AND PATRONS.” “WE DO NOT KNOW HOW THE BEES ENTERED THE GALLERY, AND WILL BE DOING EXTENSIVE SEARCH FOR ANY POSSIBLE INGRESS POINTS.

OTHER WORKS OF ART BESIDES VITO’S THAT WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED IN THE PANIC WERE, BILLY CRISIS VIEDO SYSTEM FOR, “NO BEEPING WHILE BACKING UP TRUCK”, MISSY WRIGHT’S STRING CONSTRUCTION, “DON’T TRIP ON THIS OR A BUCKET OF WATER WILL LAND ON YOUR HEAD.” (IT WORKED) AND FARMER BROWN’S “HUNGRY PIG IN A PEN,” WHICH DURING THE EXCITEMENT BROKE LOOSE FROM ITS CONFINES, RAN MADLY ABOUT THE GALLERY, STARTLING PATRONS FUTHER, AND FINALLY STOPPED TO GOBBLE UP ALL THE FOOD WHICH HAD FALLEN ON THE FLOOR.

“ALL IN ALL IT WAS A VERY WILD AFTERNOON,’ MS. JONES STATED.

…..OH ART OH MAIL ART GALLERY, NEWS TO AMUSE BULLETINE #36, DECEMBER 1990.

 

Note on this work: Before the Onion, before fake news this bulletin was #36 in a series of news to amuse bulletins that our mail art gallery attendants Mrs. Emma O. Furbird and Ms. Cassey Role sent out to our mailing list. When visiting at a gallery show the other day I thought of this one when I noticed a lot of yellowed ghost tape marks on the ceiling of the gallery and said, “Let me go to the book of written works and find Bees Swarm At Opening, Art Patrons Stampede. Sure enough I did find the piece so I want to share it with all of you.

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MEDIA ADVISORY MAY 10, 2017
MORE INFO:
STEVE THORNTON
860-525-6510

FAMED ABOLITIONIST FREDERICK DOUGLASS TO BE
REMEMBERED BY HARTFORD CHURCH, COMMUNITY

“This is hidden history, as important today as it was during the
time of slavery,” says Rev. Damaris Whittaker of Center Church

Several hundred Hartford residents are expected to join the commemoration of Frederick Douglass’s first visit to Hartford, which took place on May 18, 1843. Douglass is best known for his escape from southern slavery and his rise as a leading spokesman for the early American abolitionist movement.

The event will take place on May 18, 2017, 6:30 pm, at Center Church, Hartford (the First Church of Christ in Hartford) located at the corner of Main and Gold Streets, across from the Wadsworth Atheneum.

“This great abolitionist came to our city many times during his life, yet there are no permanent memorials for Frederick Douglass,” stated Rev. Damaris Whittaker, the pastor of Center Church. “Ironically, there is a Hartford memorial for Stephen A. Douglas, the slavery apologist who ran against Abraham Lincoln for president in 1860,” Rev. Whittaker continued. “We want to fix that.”

“Hartford has a direct connection to the anti-slavery movement, including Reverend Dr. Joel Hawes, who first invited Douglass to speak,” says Steve Thornton of the Shoeleather History Project. “We want to uncover that link and restore it to the history of the church, the city of Hartford, and the anti-slavery movement.”

The event will include brief remarks, a historical talk, and a performance by Nathan Richardson, a poet and author known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Douglass.

There will also be a dedication of a “Frederick Douglass court” outside the Meeting House with a memorial plaque. The public is invited to this free event.

For more information see HERE.

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Yes why not?

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Our union makes us strong. Fighting for justice, peace and liberation. Together we march on in support of all immigrants. Let us bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old.

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Join 32BJ SEIU and community allies for a rally to defend the rights of Connecticut immigrants, and celebrate the richness of our diverse state. We are #HereToStay! We will also be standing in solidarity with the #ClimateMarch in Washington DC on this day.

CO-SPONSORS:
32BJ SEIU Connecticut; 1199 SEIU New England; The 4Cs SEIU 1973; Action Together CT; AFL-CIO; American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut; AFT Connecticut; Amistad United Church of Christ; Black and Latino Caucus of the CT State Legislature; Center for Latino Progress; Connecticut Center for a New Economy; Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance (CIRA); Connecticut Students for a Dream; Council of American Islamic Relations Connecticut (CAIR-CT); CT NOW; Fight for $15; Hispanic Federation; Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services; Make the Road CT; Moral Mondays CT; New Haven’s Peoples Center; North United Methodist Church;Planned Parenthood of Southern New England; Rehoboth Church of God, SEIU-State Council; Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ); Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA); UAW Region 9A; Working Families Party

Organizations or supporters who wish to join the coalition are welcome! Please contact Rochelle at rpalache@seiu32bj.org.

***We are looking for local performers from the immigrant community who would like to showcase their talent at this event! Contact: Rochelle at rochellepalache@gmail.com***


***Estamos buscando artistas de la comunidad inmigrante que les gustaría exhibir sus talentos en este evento! Contacte a Rochelle: rochellepalache@gmail.com***

Unase con la 32BJ SEIU y nuestros aliados de la comunidad a defender los derechos de los inmigrantes de Connecticut, y a celebrar la riqueza de nuestra diversidad. ¡Aquí estamos para quedarnos! También estaremos en solidaridad con la marcha para la clima en Washington DC en la misma fecha.

GUARDA LA FECHA: El sábado 29 de abril
1:00-3:00 PM
Connecticut State Capitol- North Steps
* Musica * Comida * Historias *

Black LGBTQ + PRIDE

Posted: April 13, 2017 in Events, We Love Queers

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May 5-7

New Haven Green

Join us in celebrating the lives of Black Lgbtq+ folks in our community. Friday we March, Saturday we party and Sunday we sit down as a community and learn from eachother. ALL PROCEEDS COLLECTED THIS WEEKEND WILL GO TO THE TRANS*-HEALTH INFORMATION PROJECT (T.I.P). As we get closer we will update on the official addresses and event descriptions.

https://www.facebook.com/events/888357341302637/

Fighters for Justice https://www.facebook.com/Fighters4Justice/

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Connecticut Bail Fund is a nonprofit organization that protects the rights of the accused by paying bail for those who cannot afford it. Since late November, the Fund has provided bail for fifteen individuals — 9 men, 5 women, and 1 child — all of whom would have otherwise languished in pretrial detention due to poverty alone. Thanks to our intervention, these individuals were able to maintain their jobs, custody of their children, access to healthcare, and shelter placements — without enduring the traumas of jail time. Moreover, they can now fight their charges from a position of freedom, instead of pleading guilty just to get out of jail. As a donor-funded operation, our success in combatting wealth-based jailing is entirely dependent on the generosity of the community. Because bail payments are refunded after case disposition, Connecticut Bail Fund operates on a revolving basis, with all contributions assisting defendant after defendant, family after family.