Get ready for the Fall 2009 production season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media!
Featuring a wide-ranging schedule of activist writers and poets, photographers and filmmakers, multi-media artists and musicians, join diverse communities networking through creative action! Share in the fun with Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men!, get inspired with Kathy Kelly and Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and join in the critical discourse...
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Join us before this event, at 6:00 p.m., for a potluck! We'll share food, stories, and information!
Nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize, peace activist Kathy Kelly offers an eye witness account and a message of hope through creative non-violence.
Built around tangible community responses to the casualties of war, this multi-media event networks members of the local peace, justice, Iraqi refugee, veteran, and artist communities.
During the event, Kathy Kelly and the audience will view a screening premiere of local digital stories, and then have a dialogue with their creators. Groups featured include:
--the Iraqi refugee immigrant young women with Iraqi Children's Art Exchange and Iraqi Family Project
--Women Against War
--Schenectady Unitarians Social Action group
--Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace
We will also be introduced to the Fort Drum Soldiers Billboard project, and artist Suzanne Opton.
This coalition-building program is part of the nationwide Peaceable Assembly Campaign, which seeks an end to the U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
6:30- 7:00 Nina Berman Artist Reception (sponsored by the Honest Weight Food Coop)
Join us during this artist's reception, and have an opportunity to view this great exhibition and meet Nina personally before the event begins!
7:00- 9:00 Nina Berman multi-media presentation and conversation with Kathy Kelly, followed by a poetry reading by Albany Veterans for Peace
Acclaimed photo-journalist Nina Berman, internationally known for her photographs of wounded American military, will share a multi-media presentation and discuss her exhibit "Evidence and Fantasy: Militarism in American Life" with legendary peace activist Kathy Kelly. Berman will discuss work from her series "Purple Hearts," "Marine Wedding," and "Homeland."