Projects: now and then
What follows are examples of some of the past program activity La Lutta NMC participates in.SCHMIOS Awards. April 10, 2003. Kevin Ryan of La Lutta NMC presented on the commercialization of hip-hop. Antonino D'Ambrosio of La Lutta NMC presented the Last Poets with the lifetime achievement award for Creative-Resistance.
Please not that film programming is now ongoing and are annual events. Please contact us about submitting films or participating in these events at firstname.lastname@example.org.Trail of Tears New Filmmakers Festival. Fall/Winter 2002. Brecht Forum, New York City.
Liberation Film/Talk Festival. Summer 2002. Brecht Forum, New York City.
Over 1200 people attended screenings of 30 films, documentaries, videos and shorts organized by La Lutta NMC, the Brecht Forum, the Institute for Mass Communications, and Dennis Leroy Moore (now a La Lutta NMC collective member).
The 21st Annual Socialist Scholars Conference. March 14-16, 2002 at Copper Union, New York City.
Antonino D'Ambrosio of La Lutta NMC was invited to organize two panels for the 21st Annual Socialist Scholar's Conference. The first was on Alternative media and was moderated by Antonino and included panelists from Indy Media Collective, Alfredo Lopez of People-Link, Jen and Jason of Clamor Magazine and Dee Dee Halleck of Paper-Tiger TV. The second panel focused on the Internet and was moderated by kevin Ryan and included panelists from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Hunter College and the Center for Non-Profit Technology.
February 22-24, 2002. NYU Law School; Challenging the Color Line: Confronting Issues of Race & Class in the Era of Global Capital
Kevin Ryan of La Lutta NMC participated on a media panel organized by the Brecht Forum and the Institute for Mass Communications on Saturday, February 23, 2002. This conference took place Feb. 22-24 at NYU, Sponsored by the Brecht Forum, New York University's African Studies Program and Institute of African American Affairs, and the Walter Rodney Institute for Social Research
August 24th to September 10th, 2001: Blues for Mister Charlie, La Lutta NMC Producer.
Blues for Mister Charlie is a deeply humane, passionate, and poetic drama about race relations in America. James Baldwin wrote the play in response to the deaths of Emmett Till and Medgar Evers. The brutal murder of Emmett Till and the acquittal of his murderers shocked Mr. Baldwin, and when his friend Medgar Evers died under similar circumstances, he felt compelled to act. As a result, he wrote Blues for Mister Charlie and radically increased his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Blues is a fictionalized treatment of the people and events that led to Emmett Till's murder. James Baldwin uses this framework to examine how everyone contributes to the creation of a society in which one man can justify killing another because of a difference in skin color.
Blues for Mister Charlie was presented at Judson Church located at 55 Washington Square North, NY, NY.
March 3, 2001
ON THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RODNEY KING ASSAULT
PEOPLE GET READY!
>>>Activists Confronting the Criminal Justice System>>>>
la lutta media collective and the dumba collective presents
A BENEFIT FOR THE CRITICAL RESISTANCE EAST CONFERENCE
March 3, 2001
On March 3rd La Lutta New Media Collective and Dumba Collective held a benefit for Critical Resistance East The event brought together a wide range of groups and individuals who helped to raise $650.00 for CR East.
A multi-media event to explore activist response to the forces of the criminal justice system from the streets to the "prison industrial complex."
This event surveyed the numerous struggles against the injustices of the criminal justice system and the movements to organize the communities most affected by it.
The music, movies and speakers of this event addressed issues such as community self-policing and "know your rights" campaigns, detention of "undocumented" workers, prison community education and AIDS awareness projects, prison organizing, and street solidarity projects.
Bands that performed:
Invincible from The ANOMALIES (women's hip hop collective)
Coalition for the Human Rights of Immigrants
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Audre Lorde Project
Prison Moratorium Project
Blind Eye to Justice - HIV in California Women's Prisons (1998)
I'm You, You're Me-Women Surviving Prison with AIDS (1993)
Racism and the Criminal Justice System (1989)
Shut Down the Control Units at Marion Prison (1988)
AIDS: A Bad Way to Die (1986)
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Thursday, October 19, 2000
DROP THE BOMB: A Hip Hop Response to Giuliani's Police Terror
"The voice of a people your blue boys brutalize, Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect? Y‰all tell the truest lies." ÖJunclassic, "F*%k Giuliani!"
Clockwork Productions and La Lutta New Media Collective present a night of live hip hop and political education, raising awareness about and encouraging action against the mayor's campaign of violence against young people of color.
Clockwork Collective perform their new single, "F*%k Giuliani!" Also performing: Eclectic Regiment, DJ Dmenzion, and *Special Guests*
Speakers include hip hop educator Sophia Quintero, Anti-Giuliani activist Robert Lederman, and activist/scholar George Martinez.
Thursday, October 19, 7:30-11pm, $5 @CHARAS Community Center - 605 E.9th St. (between Ave. B & Ave. C) For more information, email DropTheBomb@lalutta.org or call 718-222-1882.
"Until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes, everywhere is war." Bob Marley/Halle Selassie I
Tuesday, October 10, 2000
La Lutta is cosponsoring a seminar with The Nation Institute on 'Rethinking the Prison Industrial Complex'. Noted author and activist Christian Parenti will be speaking.
The event will be held at 2PM, Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at The Nation magazine located at 33 Irving Place, 8th Floor. It is free and open to the public
Christian Parenti teaches at the New College of California, in San Francisco. He has worked as a radio journalist in Central America, New York and California, and his writing has appeared in The Nation , The Progressive, In These Times, The New Statesmen (UK), the San Francisco bay Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. Christian is a graduate of the New School for Social Research and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the London School of Economics. His dissertation is on the political economy of policing homelessness in San Francisco; his areas of concentration are urban studies, political-economic history and criminology. He also teaches at the New College of California, San Francisco. His classes and articles often deal with questions of repression, racism and class power in modern America. Christian is the author of Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis.
Consider the following:
Please check out the La Lutta Events section periodically. In the coming months we will be working with various community-based organizations to hold the following events activities:
La Lutta was proud to support, organize and participate in the following event with Flux factory and 4Front:
SWEATSHOPS HERE AND ABROAD: What can we do?
Date: September 24, 2000
Sunday, Sept 24th, 7-9 pm Production & Consumption in the Global Sweatshop Panel: Nat'l Labor Committee (with video from recent visit to Nicaragua), Chinese Staff & Workers Assn, Nat'l Mobilization Against Sweatshops (NMASS), Global Sweatshop Coalition. RICANSTRUCTION will perform at 10 pm. At CHARAS/El Bohio, 9th St (bet Aves B & C). propaganda: email@example.com or 212-330-8778
RICANSTRUCTION will perform following the panel discussion.
Free and open to the public.
La Lutta helped to organize Unity Day in Philadelphia on July 30th. For more information about participating or just to show support, please check outwww.unity2000.comfor the March/Protest/Rally on July 30th and www.thepartysover.org.
Special thanks to all for making the following event a tremendous success! See you at the next one.
Speak the Words the Way You Breathe
On Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 7PM La Lutta hosted a Speak The Words The Way You Breathe/Society Through The Reality Glass Production spotlight show featuring Jennifer Murphy with Felice Belle, Steve Colman, and Melanie Goodreaux. The show, a first in series of spotlight shows, was held at Liquids (266 E10th St. btwn. 1st Avenue and Avenue A, 212-677-1717).
Jennifer Murphy is a spotlight poet and 2000 Poetry Slam Semi-Finalist at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 1999 Champion of the Team Manhattan Diva Poetry Slam, and 1999 Champion and Poet Laureate of the annual Love Jones Poetry Slam in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She has featured at a wide-variety of poetry venues throughout New York City including Liquids, Bar 13, St. Marks Wine Bar, Gene Frankel Theater, Theater for the New City, Golden Monkey Theater, Knitting Factory, The Music Room, Shakespeare's Sister, Den of Cin, CMF, Pink Pony, and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. Jennifer has performed at colleges and universities throughout the Northeast including NYU, Cooper Union, Columbia, and Princeton. Her work has been featured on WKCR 89.9 and KTU 103.5 FM Radio, the Green Oasis Community Garden, Vocalease's Voices Around the Square FielDay Dance Project, WORDS: Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz, Context Dance Studio, and Art Tenders Poetry Project (Connecticut). You can find her work in poetic aesthetic and Excess Compassion magazines, and the CD Leomoon (Topaz Records).
Other performers included La Lutta artists DJ Dmenzion and C.B. Fisher. Independent publishers, artists and musicians will be showcasing their work at this event in support of Jennifer Murphy and La Lutta.
La Lutta was to proud to support RICANSTRUCTION and THE NY INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
Angels & Suicide Production
RICANSTRUCTING: VIEQUES directed by vagabond. A punkumentary featuring Puerto Punx RICANSTRUCTION and former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner & Prisoner of War DON RAFAEL CANCEL MIRANDA
SUN. JUNE 4TH @ 3 PM
CLEARVIEW CINEMAS EAST 59TH STREET
239 EAST 59TH STREET (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
SIETE GANDULES ($7)
SCREENING WITH 6 SHORT FILMS FROM THE LATINO UNDERGROUND
HAPPY DEBUTANTE LAS PAPAS DEL PAPA DESTIERRO and TAINO
La Lutta participated in the Music Midtown in Atlanta, GA from May 5 through May 8, 2000.
On May 10,2000 La Lutta participated in an Arts-In-Education Job Fair sponsored by Community-Word Project, a La Lutta new media partner. For more information about this event and Community-Word Project, please contact Michele Kotler, Director, Community~Word 212~539~3738.
La Lutta New Media Collective hosted a spoken word new media event. The event brought together the creative voices of the New York underground's burgeoning spoken word movement. Spoken word artists were joined by the Andrew Lamb Trio, independent artists, djs, independent media organizations and community groups for a night of artistry and unity. This event took place Sunday, April 2, 2000 at Liquids (266 E10th St. btwn. 1st Avenue and Avenue A, 212-677-1717). La Lutta is proud to say that the event was a success, drawing a crowd of over 150 people!
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Spoken Word Artists Who Performed:
Anna Van Lenten
The artists were accompanied by the Andrew Lamb Trio and La Lutta's own DJ Dmenzion.
Also, Autonomedia and Akashic Books, independent book publishers, will be selling and distributing books from independent artists and writers. Additional local artists and community based organizations were represented at this event as well including:
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