Benefit for Radio Payu’mat

By admin on February 13, 2009

SOA Watch West and Cinema Arts Centre invite you to brunch and a movie. For a good cause.

Cinema Arts will screen the documentary We Are Raised With the Staff of Authority in Hand, about Colombia’s indigenous population’s resistance to the repressive government of President Uribe. The station Radio Payu’mat has played a major role in this resistance, including the large nonviolent protest in northern Cacua in October 2008, when marchers spoke out against the militarization of their territories and the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

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Let’s keep them on the air!

Guest speakers:
Tiokasin Ghosthorse, WBAI Producer of First Voices: Indigenous Radio, will talk about the media solidarity amongst indigenous communities.
Mario Murillo, back from six months in Colombia, will introduce the film and give the background about the causes of the mobilization of the indigenous people.

  • Cinema Arts Centre
  • 423 Park Ave.
  • Huntington, NY 11743
  • Sunday, February 15
  • Brunch at 11:00 am (doors open at 10:30)
  • Film at 11:30 am
  • Price: $25
  • For tickets: 1-800-838-3006 and ask for event 54041, or go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/54041
  • For tickets at the door, no credit cards accepted.

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Roy Borgeois to speak in NJ on April 1 and NYU Law School April 2

By Andy on February 13, 2009

SOA Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois will speak at New York University Law School on Thursday April 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan St. (Washington Square South), Manhattan, Room 216.

Fr. Roy will discuss the very real possibility of closing the SOA this year, if we keep up the pressure on Congress and the new administration!  He will talk about his long-time committment to working for human rights, civil disobedience and his recent controversial stand for women’s equality in the Catholic Church.

For more information, contact (212) 255-5059.

Fr. Roy will also speak at the Ethical Culture Society in Maplewood, NJ on Wednesday April 1 at 7:00.

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