Best Democracy Money Can Buy Screening + Q&A on Mon, Nov 5

Greg Palast, the investigative reporter who just sued Georgia Secretary of State and GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, will screen The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Movie at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, November 5 at 5:30pm. Palast will talk after the film about his suit against Kemp and answer questions.

WHERE: Spelman College, 350 Spelman Ln SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314

Laura Spelman Hall Multi-Purpose Room (Building #20)

WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

ENTRY: Free. All welcome!

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/GvxiIFfXwjo

This event is hosted by the Spelman Andrew Goodman Foundation and the Social Justice Program.

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A People’s Tribunal on Puerto Rico on Sat, Oct 27

ON SATURDAY, OCT. 27, NYC WILL BE THE VENUE FOR AN EMERGENCY INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL ON US COLONIAL CRIMES AGAINST PUERTO RICO.

THE EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED FROM 10AM TO 6PM AT THE AUBURN AVENUE RESEARCH LIBRARY, 101 AUBURN AVE, 30303 AT THE CORNER OF COURTLAND AND AUBURN.

A NUMBER OF PUERTO RICANS WILL TESTIFY TO THE ONGOING CRISIS FOLLOWING HURRICANE MARIA MORE THAN A YEAR AGO AS WELL.

AS THE IMPACT OF 120 YEARS OF US COLONIAL AND CORPORATE DOMINATION OF THE ISLAND’S POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS.

AMONG THE MANY NOTED PUERTO RICAN ACTIVISTS, INCLUDING TRADE UNIONISTS, YOUTH, ENVIRONMENTALISTS, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

LEADERS WHO WILL BE PROVIDING EVIDENCE OF US CRIMES, IS THE INDEPENDENCE FIGHTER, RAFAEL CANCEL MIRANDA.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRIBUNAL, GO TO  https://puertoricotribunal.org/

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Documentary “They Were Promised the Sea” and discussion with filmmaker and Benjamin Ladraa’s Walk to Palestine

Nov 9 & 10 2018 | 7:30PM
@ Collective Ink & Arts Studio in Atlanta, GA
Event Info/Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/atlantasradicalartcommunity
Support our Production & Artists at GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/resist-a-simulation-of-struggle-ii 
*Follow us on Instagram @resistshowatl*
 
THIS PROJECT is an experiment in liberation art and is the very first project of Resist: Atlanta’s Radical Art Community. A countercultural response to the social and political climate of our time, our artists will reclaim space and create a 60-minute simulation comprised of visual and performance projects and an interactive installation for attendees to navigate with the help of ally tour guides. This project and its ambassadors push back against: Racism, Sexism, Colonialism/Empire, Fascism, Transphobia, Homophobia, Islamophobia, Ableism and Xenophobia.

OUR ARTISTS are a group of 12 who feel deeply that art is central to revolutionary work. We are artists committed to creating that which “comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.” We exert the power of art and the story unapologetically. We wield our voices, our bodies, our minds, our hearts to dance, sing, write, speak, paint, move, shout–that the stories and truths of our people will be made known to all who encounter us. We artists of color, of non-men, of trans, queer, and indigenous identities. We are artists existing across religions and no religion. We are artists from underserved communities and disenfranchised communities. We are immigrants and the children of immigrants. We are loud and and we are filled with righteous rage.

 
In Peace & Solidarity, 
 
Rozina Shiraz Gilani 
Curator & Director 
Facebook: Resist: A Simulation of Strugglea project of
 
The Atlanta chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace and 
Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine/Israel 
invite you to join us for a showing of the documentary
Arab Jews between Homeland and Promised Land
and a discussion with the filmmaker, Kathy Wazana
Park in the library parking lot
light snacks available
 
For more information or to RSVP, contact ilise.cohen@gmail.com or sarah.h.humphrey@gmail.com 
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A lyrical, polemical, musical road movie on dispossession and exile, hope and the possibilities of coexistence

“… Kathy Wazana’s lyrical documentary They Were Promised the Sea slowly unfolds its tale of a Moroccan-Jewish history that combined a deep multi-century sense of belonging with a hasty departure under the shadow of the Israeli/Arab conflict. The film unveils a complex portrait of intimately connected Jewish and Muslim lives in Morocco. … The film celebrates the mutual Muslim/Jewish desire to revive a precious past that had been partially eclipsed but which, as the dialogue in Hebrew and Arabic in the musical finale shows, remains vital and vibrant.”

–– Ella Habiba Shohat, author of Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation

“[…] explores an important episode in the history of the Maghreb, Palestine and Israel. A necessary contribution […] controversial and thought-provoking.” –– Joslyn Barnes, Louverture Films, New York: The Time That Remains; The House I Live In; Black Power Mixtapes “A beautiful, passionate and probing look into the intertwined histories of Jews and Arabs in Morocco and Israel/Palestine, a look back that inspires hope for the future.” 

–– Richard Fung, Video Artist, Cultural Critic, Director: Dal Puri Diaspora

“Combining poetry, music and hauntingly gorgeous high definition images, Kathy Wazana has produced a film that offers viewers a journey of discovery and reveals a Judeo-Arab narrative that challenges the notion of an assumed historical enemy and the dominant view that Jews are refugees from the Arab world.”

–– Michael Ostroff, Director : Winds of Heaven, Canvas of War

“It’s the emotional, lyrical, and poetic quality of the documentary that shines […] a new way of looking at North Africa and Middle East issues.”

–– Barry Greenwald, director: Between Two Worlds, Who Gets In?

“… a splendid and deeply complex investigative exposé … brilliantly conceived and directed – so complex and wrenching … a prayer of hope.”

–– Evangeline Kim, National Geographic Music 

About the filmmaker, Kathy Wazana

Kathy Wazana is a Casablanca-born, Toronto-based writer, translator, editor, turned documentary filmmaker, whose current work focuses on Jewish-Arab relations in Morocco and in Israel-Palestine.

In recent years, Kathy has turned her attention to studying and understanding Jewish-Arab relations through the history of Jews in Morocco and her own identity as an Arab Jew.

Kathy has worked in politics and the labour movement, in educational television, publishing and advertising, in government, public and media relations, and in international development, in France and in Canada. She is a life-long peace activist and advocate for equity and human rights.

The rupture provoked by the partition of Palestine and the creation of the State of Israel is the subject of Kathy’s first feature, award-winning documentary They Were Promised the Sea / Pour une Nouvelle Séville.She has presented her film in Jewish Film Festivals, universities, all over the world.

Since 1994, she has spent several years observing and documenting the Israel-Palestine conflict and the efforts of Israeli and Palestinian women and men engaged in a variety of peace initiatives at the political, community, academic and grassroots levels, in Canada, Morocco and in Israel-Palestine.

In Canada, Kathy has spearheaded several joint Jewish-Arab community-building initiatives, including the Playgrounds for Peace Fund (1996), Cooks for Peace, the Just Peace Seder and Community Mimouna (2002-2007, 2013)*. In 2002 she led a Palestinian and Jewish Canadian women’s mission to Israel-Palestine, co-authoring and publishing the mission report Speaking Through Walls – Women Building Peace in Israel-Palestine**. This summer, Kathy was one of the participants on the Gaza Flotilla.

Kathy Wazana is invited to present at the Year of Morocco at Kennesaw State University in October 2018 and we are delighted to welcome her to the larger Atlanta community for a screening of the film and discussion with Kathy, the filmmaker.

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Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine/Israel 
and the Atlanta chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace 
invite you to….
 
The commitment to justice for Palestine with Benjamin Ladraa
Benjamin Ladraa is a peace and human rights activist, walked from Sweden all the way to Palestine 
but was refused entry by the Israeli authorities
 
Monday October 29 at 7:00pm 
North Decatur Presbyterian Church
611 Medlock Rd, Decatur, GA 30033 
Benjamin will be sharing about his 11 months long journey and his commitment to raising awareness about human rights violations in Palestine. He walked 5000km (over 3100 miles) through thirteen countries. His walk took him through refugee camps, villages, deserts and meetings with parliament members.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact sarah.h.humphrey@gmail.com  or atlanta@jewishvoiceforpeace.org .
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WRFG’s Fall Pledge Drive Oct 15th-Nov 4th

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RALLY AGAINST ENDLESS WAR

RALLY AGAINST ENDLESS WAR
Wednesdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Moreland Avenue & Ponce de Leon
Join Us

Bring your own signs or use ours:

U.S. Drones Kill Kids
U.S. Drones Create Terrorism
Money for Jobs & Education –Not War & Occupation
Boycott Israeli Apartheid
We Are All Palestinians
Healthcare – Not Warfare
Black Lives Matter
Living Wage Is a Human Right
Climate Change Changes Everything
Expand Medicaid in Georgia
Close Guantanamo
US Out of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, etc.
Bring the Troops Home Now

 

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October Events on Arab-Jews and Palestinians “They Were Promised the Sea” and Ladraa’s Walk to Palestine

The Atlanta chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace and 
Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine/Israel 
invite you to join us for a showing of the documentary
Arab Jews between Homeland and Promised Land
and a discussion with the filmmaker, Kathy Wazana
Park in the library parking lot
light snacks available
 
For more information or to RSVP, contact ilise.cohen@gmail.com or sarah.h.humphrey@gmail.com 
A lyrical, polemical, musical road movie on dispossession and exile, hope and the possibilities of coexistence

“… Kathy Wazana’s lyrical documentary They Were Promised the Sea slowly unfolds its tale of a Moroccan-Jewish history that combined a deep multi-century sense of belonging with a hasty departure under the shadow of the Israeli/Arab conflict. The film unveils a complex portrait of intimately connected Jewish and Muslim lives in Morocco. … The film celebrates the mutual Muslim/Jewish desire to revive a precious past that had been partially eclipsed but which, as the dialogue in Hebrew and Arabic in the musical finale shows, remains vital and vibrant.”

–– Ella Habiba Shohat, author of Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation

“[…] explores an important episode in the history of the Maghreb, Palestine and Israel. A necessary contribution […] controversial and thought-provoking.” –– Joslyn Barnes, Louverture Films, New York: The Time That Remains; The House I Live In; Black Power Mixtapes “A beautiful, passionate and probing look into the intertwined histories of Jews and Arabs in Morocco and Israel/Palestine, a look back that inspires hope for the future.” 

–– Richard Fung, Video Artist, Cultural Critic, Director: Dal Puri Diaspora

“Combining poetry, music and hauntingly gorgeous high definition images, Kathy Wazana has produced a film that offers viewers a journey of discovery and reveals a Judeo-Arab narrative that challenges the notion of an assumed historical enemy and the dominant view that Jews are refugees from the Arab world.”

–– Michael Ostroff, Director : Winds of Heaven, Canvas of War

“It’s the emotional, lyrical, and poetic quality of the documentary that shines […] a new way of looking at North Africa and Middle East issues.”

–– Barry Greenwald, director: Between Two Worlds, Who Gets In?

“… a splendid and deeply complex investigative exposé … brilliantly conceived and directed – so complex and wrenching … a prayer of hope.”

–– Evangeline Kim, National Geographic Music 

About the filmmaker, Kathy Wazana

Kathy Wazana is a Casablanca-born, Toronto-based writer, translator, editor, turned documentary filmmaker, whose current work focuses on Jewish-Arab relations in Morocco and in Israel-Palestine.

In recent years, Kathy has turned her attention to studying and understanding Jewish-Arab relations through the history of Jews in Morocco and her own identity as an Arab Jew.

Kathy has worked in politics and the labour movement, in educational television, publishing and advertising, in government, public and media relations, and in international development, in France and in Canada. She is a life-long peace activist and advocate for equity and human rights.

The rupture provoked by the partition of Palestine and the creation of the State of Israel is the subject of Kathy’s first feature, award-winning documentary They Were Promised the Sea / Pour une Nouvelle Séville.She has presented her film in Jewish Film Festivals, universities, all over the world.

Since 1994, she has spent several years observing and documenting the Israel-Palestine conflict and the efforts of Israeli and Palestinian women and men engaged in a variety of peace initiatives at the political, community, academic and grassroots levels, in Canada, Morocco and in Israel-Palestine.

In Canada, Kathy has spearheaded several joint Jewish-Arab community-building initiatives, including the Playgrounds for Peace Fund (1996), Cooks for Peace, the Just Peace Seder and Community Mimouna (2002-2007, 2013)*. In 2002 she led a Palestinian and Jewish Canadian women’s mission to Israel-Palestine, co-authoring and publishing the mission report Speaking Through Walls – Women Building Peace in Israel-Palestine**. This summer, Kathy was one of the participants on the Gaza Flotilla.

Kathy Wazana is invited to present at the Year of Morocco at Kennesaw State University in October 2018 and we are delighted to welcome her to the larger Atlanta community for a screening of the film and discussion with Kathy, the filmmaker.

Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine/Israel 
and the Atlanta chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace 
invite you to….
 
The commitment to justice for Palestine with Benjamin Ladraa
Benjamin Ladraa is a peace and human rights activist, walked from Sweden all the way to Palestine 
but was refused entry by the Israeli authorities
 
Monday October 29 at 7:00pm 
North Decatur Presbyterian Church
611 Medlock Rd, Decatur, GA 30033 
Benjamin will be sharing about his 11 months long journey and his commitment to raising awareness about human rights violations in Palestine. He walked 5000km (over 3100 miles) through thirteen countries. His walk took him through refugee camps, villages, deserts and meetings with parliament members.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact sarah.h.humphrey@gmail.com  or atlanta@jewishvoiceforpeace.org .
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Spread The Word! “FAHRENHEIT 11/9” Is Now In Theaters All Across The U.S. & Canada!

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