Monday, June 22, 2009

Great Events Coming Up and a Plea for More...

This is what happens when no one sends me any material - I scour my friends' facebook pages for events! Slightly creepy, perhaps, but since no one is sending me any material except for the occassional spam, a blog moderator has gotta do what a blog moderator's gotta do... Look over these events and see which you can attend or support. Don't forget that if you have an event, or post, artwork, or link that you would like to share/promote, just send it to As for why the links aren't working, I don't know - I guess Blogger just wants to be difficult tonight...
Movie screening of "Iraq in Fragments"
This film illuminates post-war Iraq in three acts, building a vivid picture of a country pulled in different directions by religion and ethnicity.

Afterwards there will be discussion about Iraq and the human cost of war with Ahmed Ali, former Iraqi correspondent for the British newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, featured in the book:
Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad by Oliver Poole

For more information or to RSVP please contact Lola Ibitoye at or at 404-586-0460 x21

Host: AFSC Middle East Peace Education Program-Atlanta

Type: Music/Arts - Preview

Network: Global
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Atlanta Friends Meeting meetinghouse
Street: 701 West Howard Avenue 30030
City/Town: Decatur, GA

Phone: 4045860460

Students for a Democratic Society's 4th National Convention!!!
Host: Students for a Democratic Society

Type: Education - Workshop

Network: Global
Start Time: Friday, July 10, 2009 at 10:00am
End Time: Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 12:00am
Location: Middle Tennessee State University
Street: 1301 East Main Street
City/Town: Murfreesboro, TN


Join students and youth from across the United States for Students for a Democratic Society's 4th National Convention. This year's convention will be in the lovely town of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (nearest airport is Nashville), on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

It's just six weeks away on the weekend of July 10 - 12, so make your travel plans now! The convention will begin Friday during the day and run through Sunday, so try to arrive Thursday night and plan on leaving Sunday afternoon/evening.

Please register using this form:

In addition to discussing SDS work over the past year, we'll have lots of exciting workshops, anti-oppression and collective liberation work, trainings, and discussions of campaign strategy for the future. You don't want to miss it!!

We'll send out more information in the next two weeks with information about how to submit workshop, discussion and campaign proposals. In the meantime, if you'd like to get involved in the nuts and bolts of planning the convention, click on this link to get connected with the national convention planning group:

Don't forget to check out our website for updates:

And follow us on Twitter!:

"Outside Blackness" at America, I AM
The Artistry of Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker
Host: D. Dionne Bates
Type: Music/Arts - Exhibit

Network: Global
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Atlanta Civic Center
City/Town: Atlanta, GA

Dr. Dionne Bates proudly announces her partnership with the International Federation of Black Prides and for the presentation of "Outside Blackness: The Artistry of Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker." This thought-provoking dialogue explores the creativity, courage, and activism of artists who boldly spoke truth to power and whose cultural imprint helped change the image of what it means to be Black in America.

Presented by the International Federation of Black Prides and, "Outside Blackness" serves as a supplement to the African-American traveling exhibit, America, I AM.

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009
Place: Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Time: 2:30 p.m.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. to allow attendees time to walk through the America, I AM exhibit.

For tickets, please contact:

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