“It was the Rosa Parks moment,” says one man. June 28, 1969: NYC police raid a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a 3-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement.
Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, Stonewall Uprising recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant. At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history. (Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum)
Jackson Katz asks a very important question that gets at the root of why sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse remain a problem: What’s going on with men?
For information and tickets to the live event in NYC, go here.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
…Variety has stated that the film “may be the most emotionally devastating movie ever made about hacking and the freedom of information….
The event will include:
Brian Knappenberger, Director
Christopher Soghoian, Principal Technologist, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, ACLU
Jane Hamsher, Publisher, FireDogLake.com
Moderator: Tim Wu, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Director, Program on Law & Technology, Columbia Law School
Go here for more information.
The Lineage Project:
Through yoga, meditation, discussion and other mindfulness techniques, we help young people to value themselves and feel that they can make a lasting and important contribution to their communities.
We work in juvenile detention centers, alternative-to-incarceration programs and public schools for struggling students.
Please note: YogaTeesNYC is donating 10% of all sales to Lineage Project until the end of the raffle on June 22.
By Staci Strobl
I like to eat and I support the ideal of the rehabilitation of offenders. So what could be more perfect that The Clink Restaurant at Brixton Prison in South London? I immediately made a reservation (in this case, well in advance because the prison must do its security checks on guests) for my husband and I to enjoy high-class dining, complements of inmates training as chefs, sous-chefs, and waiters. I’ll be perfectly honest: the concept is so grand that I was going to love it even if the food was bad. But it most certainly was not. Seared tuna on a bed of sesame oil and greens, Hake and mackerel fried medallions and thrice-fried chips, apple crumble, and fair-trade coffee. Simply delicious.
The Clink is the third such restaurant opened in the United Kingdom in recent years. The brainchild of Chef Alberto Crisci, and founder of the The Clink Charities, the prisoners work a 40-hour week, training towards the national certifications they need to enter the restaurant and hotel industries upon release. Thereafter, they receive additional mentoring not only in securing job placement, but also with social and psychological issues that may trigger re-offending.
Wednesday, 7th of May, 2014
Attend the opening of the exhibition Bearing Witness: Art Resistance in Cold War Latin America.
The exhibition runs from May 8, 2014-September 12, 2014
ANYA AND ANDREW SHIVA GALLERY
JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CUNY
524 WEST 59TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10019
Gallery Hours: 1pm-5pm, M-F, or by appointment
While censorship, kidnapping, torture, and murder became common tactics for repressive governments throughout Latin America during the Cold War, many artists from the region responded by producing poignant works of art that speak out against these atrocities. This exhibition brings together three distinct bodies of work that do so through documentation, poetic subversion and revelation.