Critical Resistance Party/Fundraiser/Farewell

Restless Produxns and Critical Resistance NYC Present:

A Benefit Party for Critical Resistance

Saturday, November 19th 2005
9:30 PM

Celebrating two years of community resistance and survival since the
Nov. 15th 2003 attack on our peoples by the NYPD in Brooklyn.

Last chance to Dance with Critical Resistance’s elusive Kai L. Barrow,
who is leaving New York City for greener pastures.

Musical Interludes (upstairs)
dj:ayden dj jason page
Spinning select grooves all night long

Bands, Performances, Recognitions (downstairs)
Stone Forest Ensemble, Ricanstruction, Earthdriver
Artists, Cultural Performances, and Special Guests TBA

your MC: Reverend Ashanti

$5-20 (slide high, y’all) – please give in the downstairs room.

The Delancey
168 Delancey (Between Clinton and Attorney)
J train to Essex St, F to Delancey. Walk 1.5 blocks east.

Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the
Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and
controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities
such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities
secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against
inequality and powerlessness.

The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most
affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot
support any work that extends its life or scope.

Letters From Young Activists Book Events

Hey folks – The book tour is underway and things are going really well! We have packed them in in Syracuse, NYC, and Philly so far, and miles to go before we sleep. There are a bunch of events lined up from now thru February, but I wanted to let you know about the ones coming up soon. NYC Children: The 11/13 event at Hue-man is also my birthday, and I need you all to show up in full force! There is also an event on 11/17 which will feature some of the Black contributors to “Letters From Young Activists” at NYU, and that conversation is definitely going to be a scorcher! I hope to see you all soon!

Sunday, November 13, 5pm. NYC. Hue-Man Bookstore
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd (between 124th and 125th
Streets) Harlem, 10027. Phone: 212.665.7400. Featuring Dan Berger, Kenyon Farrow, Kat Aaron, Nilda Laguer, Merv Marcano, Ella Turenne, Jessica Vasquez, Tiffany King, Marc Washington, Joya Colon, Andrea Listenberg, Khary Lazarre-White, and others TBA.

Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. New Haven, CT.
Labyrinth Books
290 York Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Phone: 203.787.2848. Featuring Dan Berger, Gabriel Sayegh, Sarah Stillman, and others TBA

To Be Young, Left And Black: Priorities and Possibilities

Thursday, November 17th 7:30pm
Kimmel Center (60 Washington Sq Park South)
Room 907

In the midst of the riots in France and months after the Katrina disaster,the Black social and political concerns are again center stage. What are the concerns of today’s young Black left?

Come hear the voices and opinons of some of todays leading young Black activists as they read from the newly published anthology “Letters From Young Activists” and politic about the priorities and possibilities of Black political life in the 21st Century.

Moderated by former Black Panther Ashanti Alston

Panelists include: Kenyon Farrow, Merv Marcano, Ella Turenne, & Marc Washington

Brought to you by NYU Womyns Center & Co-Sponsored by Left Turn

Thursday, November 17, 7 p.m. South Hadley, MA. Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street South Hadley, MA 01075. Phone: 413.532.3142. Featuring Dan Berger, Dara Levy-Bernstein, Gabriel Sayegh and others TBA.

Saturday November 19, 2pm. Boston Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02118-1125 (617) 267-6272
Dan Berger, Kenyon Farrow, Andrew Curley, Gabriel Sayegh, others TBA.

Monday, November 28, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia, PA. Kelly Writer’s House
University of Pennsylvania campus, 3805 Locust Walk, Philly. 19104. Phone: 215.746.6446. Featuring Dan Berger, Kenyon Farrow, Kat Aaron, Walidah Imarisha, Tiffany King and others TBA. Co-sponsored by GET-UP, the Greenfield Intercultural Center, and the Queer Student Alliance.

A Witness to Langston’s Faggotry

…this just in from American Legacy Woman magazine,”sister” companion (read: lite, much slimmer version) to American Legacy Magazine, a black historyperiodical: from the article “Living Out Her Legacy,” by Wickham Boyle, detailing the life of Abigail McGrath, niece ofHarlem Renaissance writer Dorothy West–“My mother would say things like ‘Zora and Romare are coming,’ or ‘Langston did this and that,’ and she never would say their last names, as if I was supposed to know who they were. She would never say that they were famous,” says McGrath. “Once when I met Langston, he was with his partner, and he was very upfront abouthis homosexuality. I remember, when a biography was going to be written about Langston, he said that if itwasn’t open about his sexual preference, he would notallow it to be done. It never was. There was a lot of open homosexuality that I recall and it was not as accepted as it is today. So when I joke that I am one of the few children of the Harlem Renaissance, it is because Dorothy and Langston were gay and many others didn’t have kids.”