November 5, 2012

Thursday, Nov. 15


Hip Hop is Bigger Than the Occupation (Palestine) - free film showing

Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 pm
Spitzer Auditorium, Sanders Hall
Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

"Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation" is documentary about a ten day journey of artists traveling through the West Bank, Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance. The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Lowkey, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, as well as many others. The group stayed at Bulata Refugee Camp in Nablus and experienced first hand what it felt like living under occupation. Both film showings will include some live performances.

Organized by The New Jim Crow Action Committee
Cosponsors: Middle East Crisis Response, Dutchess Peace, Peace Action NY, 
Vassar Grassroots Alliance for Alternative Politics (GAAP), the Vassar Prison Initiative (VPI), Hip Hop 101, and the Young Democratic Socialists (YDS).

Contact: 845-475-8781

Friday, Nov. 16


Hip Hop is Bigger Than the Occupation (Palestine) - free film showing

Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:00 pm
Family Partnership Center
29 N Hamilton St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 

"Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation" is documentary about a ten day journey of artists traveling through the West Bank, Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance. The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Lowkey, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, as well as many others. The group stayed at Bulata Refugee Camp in Nablus and experienced first hand what it felt like living under occupation. Both film showings will include some live performances.

Organized by The New Jim Crow Action Committee
Cosponsors: Middle East Crisis Response, Dutchess Peace, Peace Action NY, 
Vassar Grassroots Alliance for Alternative Politics (GAAP), the Vassar Prison Initiative (VPI), Hip Hop 101, and the Young Democratic Socialists (YDS). 

Contact: 845-475-8781

Saturday, Nov. 17


Mass Incarceration, Shame of the Nation:
Panel Discussions on Racism and the Criminal Justice System

Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 - 2:00 pm
Lateef Islam Auditorium
Family Partnership Center
29 N Hamilton St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Speakers will explore the prison system and other examples of the "New Jim Crow" that keep people of color in poverty and servitude in the United States. Panel discussions will highlight what American citizens of all ages and races can do to identify and begin to dismantle this new form of racial prejudice. Includes a complementary lunch with time for discussion. Reservations advised to guarantee a seat: 845-475-8781.

Organized by The New Jim Crow Action Committee
Cosponsors: Middle East Crisis Response, Dutchess Peace, Peace Action NY, 
Vassar Grassroots Alliance for Alternative Politics (GAAP), the Vassar Prison Initiative (VPI), Hip Hop 101, and the Young Democratic Socialists (YDS).

Contact: 845-475-8781