From the past to the future of creative resistance
JUST ADDED - FOUR DAYS IN CHICAGO Special Advanced Screening of Academy Award-winning filmmaker and lifelong activist Haskell Wexler new film, FOUR DAYS IN CHICAGO. Come out for the film and stay for great music, poetry, skits, stories. and to just connect with great people. ----- During our national convention, IVAW is proud to present an evening of music, poetry, skits, stories, and performances that dive into the past and future of creative resistance to militarism. Come out to hear great music, powerful poetry, and transformative stories, or to just have a good time, make new friends, and support IVAW. DONATION: $10 donation at the door WHEN: Aug. 3rd 8PM WHERE: The HIDEOUT, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago, IL WHAT: A fundraiser and evening of performances by musicians, poets, and veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. WITH SPECIAL SCREENING OF; Four Days in Chicago: http://www.fourdaysinchicago.com/ In Four Days in Chicago, Haskell Wexler takes a personal look at Chicago over four days in May 2012 - four days filled with politics, protest and police. The Occupy movement, the National Nurses Union, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Code Pink and others converged on Chicago to tell President Obama and Mayor Emanuel to stop the insane spending on wars around the world, and bring the money home for housing, schools and healthcare. Police were brought in from other states, and Mayor "1%" Emanuel spent $27 million to secure the city against the "threat" of citizens speaking out. It was a huge event in Chicago, but the national press wouldn't cover it; hardly anyone outside the city even knew what was happening. All the American media fed the people were sensationalized images of a menacing Black Bloc; they suppressed stories of intelligent Americans exercising their constitutional right to protest. Emanuel's decision to militarize the city to protect the war-makers of NATO raised a key question: is the government of the people, by the people, and for the people - or is it of, by, and for the 1%? AND SPECIAL GUESTS
DJ Naomi Walker
PHOTO CREDIT: Veterans return military service medals in 2012 at NATO Protest in Chicago, IL (Photo: Greg Miller), and in 1971 at Dewey Canyon Three Protest in Washington, DC (Photo: Fred W McDarrah).