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Safety: A Play about Community-Police Relations by @CivicEnsemble #Twithaca

civic engagementI feel so, so honored to have been able to help local theatre group Civic Ensemble develop their new graphic identity and website.

And now, I’m really excited to tell you all about their upcoming, long-awaited community-based play, Safety: A Play about Community-Police Relations.

These folks are seriously awesome and I’m so happy to be in any way able to contribute to their impact here in the community. Check out this show and I think you’ll see what I mean.

Civic Ensemble presents 2nd Annual Community-Based play:

Safety: A Play About Community-Police Relations

Touring Ithaca September 19-28th

All performances are “Pay What You Can” At The Door 
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TONIGHT at 6pm in #Ithaca: Remember Keith Shumway

Via a local mailing list:

Keith Shumway

We remember Keith Shumway

Fatally shot by Ithaca Police on Aug. 26th 2011.

Join community and family as we gather this Tuesday, August 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the site of shooting, corner of Martin Luther King and Corn.

Light candles, share memories of Keith, bring your stories.

Join us as we say no more killing or intimidation by police of young black men or anyone in our community.

Coming up in November: Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration

Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration: November 11, 2014

The Canandaigua Treaty brought about peace between the Six Nations (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora) and the U.S., and was negotiated and signed by sachems representing the Grand Council of the Six Nations and Colonel Timothy Pickering, the official agent of George Washington.  It also recognized the sovereignty of the Six Nations to govern and set laws as individual nations.  This yearly commemoration is a time of rededication of the agreement, helping to ensure that the “chain of friendship” and agreements between nations remain current and vibrant.

This event is organized by the Friends of Ganondagan and is made possible by the collaboration of Canandaigua City School District, City of Canandaigua, and the Friends of Ganondagan; and sponsored by the Haudenosaunee Peace & Trade Committee, Mohawk Nation Council, Tonawanda Seneca Nation, and the Tuscarora Nation of Indians, and Seneca Nation of Indians.

Schedule

COMMEMORATION OF THE CANANDAIGUA TREATY OF 1794

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Canandaigua, New York

1:30 pm:  Parade from W. Gibson Street to Ontario County Courthouse, 27 N. Main Street

2:00 pm:  Commemoration Ceremony; front lawn of Ontario County Courthouse

Activities at the Canandaigua Primary School, 96 W. Gibson Street:

4:30 pm:  Potluck Dinner; Cafeteria(bring a squash dish or pie to share)

6:00 pm:  Keynote speaker (TBA) Auditorium

All activities are free and open to the public. A Native American Arts and Crafts sale will take place from 10:30 am – 6:00 pm at the School.

Here’s to a future with no borders

Yesterday was July 4th. I admit I find fireworks (and crowds) overwhelming, and was relieved to be in bed with my wife and baby as the pyrotechnic thudding and loud, distant music did their thing.

But yesterday I felt what I’ve only begun to feel in the past few years, as my understanding of our country and the way we fit into the world has deepened: Pride. I feel proud to be American, and happy to be here. I love that I can be gay, and trans, and married to a woman. I’m bothered that there are still a lot of ways in which I’m a second class citizen but those are increasingly due to my status as an Earthling and a woman and a trans person and a vegan pacifist unaffiliated with any major religion, and not my status as an American. It turns out that 2013 is beginning to be a pretty good time to be queer in America. For the first time I’m really starting to feel like America doesn’t mind that I’m here, and maybe even values my family’s contributions to and presence in society.

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Yoga Event to Benefit Ithaca Health Alliance, 6/21 9:30am

Join the Finger Lakes Yoga Alliance and yoga teachers from around the region in the annual 108 Sun Salutations event to welcome the Summer Solstice and support the Ithaca Health Alliance.

Students will be guided through the sun salutes by certified yoga teachers. The Sun Salutes will be followed by some cooling counter poses, and a long Sivasana (corpse pose).  Kids activities will organized during the Sun Salutes by Anna from Anna’s Movement Arts.

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Santa Fe signal boost: HITIP

If you’re in Santa Fe, here’s your chance to get to know the awesomeness of my friend Issa Nyaphaga and his activist work. If you’re not in Santa Fe, please forward this to anyone you know who is, or otherwise help to get the word out. Thank you, peace!

Issa hitip benefit

Thursday, 17 @ 7PM
The Screen
1600 St Michaels, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Peter Grendle
manager@thescreensf.com / 505 473 6084

Synopsis:
Radio Taboo is a development and documentary film starring Issa Nyaphaga. A Santa Fe based artist, activist, political cartoonist & a global community organizer who is building a community radio station in his small village in Cameroon (West Africa). Radio Taboo will be broadcasted by the locals for the locals to address Human Rights issues and educate the rural communities on issues that are often too Taboo to talk about, and will also fight isolation.”

About the film: – www.radiotaboo.org

Sponsored by National Geographic CrossRoads
Co-produced by Issue TV & HITIP
Directed by Sophie Rousmaniere
35 mn – (English, French, Pidgin & Tikar)

Suggested donation: $10 or your hourly wage

www.hitip.org

Help design the MLK Freedom Walkway

Community Design Session for the

MLK Freedom Walkway South Loop Artwork

Where: Southside Community Center
When: Saturday, February 15, 2014, from 3:00 to 5:00
Why: We need your vision!

Local artist, Annemarie Zwack, has been commissioned to design a visually integrated collection of public art pieces that will serve as the backbone of the Southside Loop of the MLK Freedom Walkway: a physical trail celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King, in the context of Ithaca’s African American history. The walkway traces local events and people whose efforts mirror the national struggle for civil rights and social justice. Two loops of the walkway are ultimately planned, the first, the South Loop, will be located on the block of Cleveland Avenue between South Plain and South Corn Streets.

Come share your vision for this community asset! The concepts contributed by the community in this brainstorming session will inform the final design of the project.

Need more information? E-mail Annemarie at zwack@zwackart.com

“We need to talk about Facebook”

Ithaca Freeskool class tonight:

Freeskool class on Tuesday, February 4th 6:00-8:00pm at TC Worker’s Center, 115 E. MLK st.
We Need to Talk About Facebook, do we not? Do you remember that science fiction distopia?… The one where social life is consolidated into an electronic data cloud owned by a powerful, military contracted corporation? For crying out loud, this sounds familiar! This discussion-based workshop gives Facebook a hard look and explores alternative platforms for community and sense of place.

TODAY: Celebrate People’s History Art Show at the Ink Shop

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Art Opening Friday, April 5th – Ink Shop Printmaking Center

People’s History: This show, curated by Ryan Clover-Owens, will feature artwork from the Just Seeds Artists’ Collective, a group of contemporary artists who have addressed a myriad of topics in the “Celebrate People’s History” series, from Emma Goldman and Malcom X to the Occupation of Alcatraz and the Zapatista uprising in Mexico. The show is an educational program of the Durland Alternatives Library at Cornell University and is comprised of about 60 posters.

Ink Shop Printmaking Center (2nd floor)
at Community School of Music and Arts
330 MLK Street / E. State Street 1st floor
Legacy Foundation Gallery Hallway Ithaca, NY 14850

Ink Shop Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 -6 PM, Sat 12-4 PM; CSMA Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-6 and Friday 9-5

Contact: The Ink Shop 607 277-3884
Email: artists@ink-shop.org Web site: www.ink-shop.org

Event listing at AlternativesLibrary.org »