Sat Aug 18, 7 pm:
Israel’s New Apartheid Wall: Growth of Right-Wing Extremism in Israel’s Domestic and Foreign Policy
Speaker: Aida Touma-Sliman, Arab Member of Israeli Knesset (Joint List-Hadash)
Location: Goddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Ave (btw 88th & St), Manhattan
Sponsor: U.S. Peace Council
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace; Manhattan Peace Action; Jewish Voice for Peace–NYC; Veterans for Peace NYC Ch 34; World BEYOND War; and others
Sat Aug 18, 7 pm:
Sunday Aug 19, 6:30 pm:
Little Voices from Fukushima: Film-Screening
Location: Interference Archive, 314 7th St (between 4th and 5th Ave) Brooklyn 11215
Train: F/G to 4th Ave/9th St; D/R to 9th St;
Co-Sponsors: Sloths Against Nuclear State (formerly Todos Somos Japon) and the Radiation Monitoring Project.
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The screening will be followed by a discussion and a short presentation about radiation monitoring efforts in the United States.
Little Voices from Fukushima (2014, 119 minutes, dir: Hitomi Kamanaka) travels between Fukushima and post-Chernobyl (1986) Belarus. The film follows a group of mothers in Fukushima who formed a neighborhood association to share resources, support one another, and take action. Torn by living costs, husbands who do not share their perspectives on radiation, and neighbors who believe in government policy, the women share the common idea/conviction that the state will not protect them. It is the “little voices” of these women that rupture the everyday oppression that characterizes highly patriarchal, hyper-capitalist Japan, where the aftereffects of the 2011 nuclear disaster are ongoing and expected to continue into the foreseeable future.
Fri Aug 24, 7 pm: Forum on Yemen
Speakers: Carmen Trotta (Catholic Worker); Somia Elrowmeim (Union of Arab Women) Scott Paul (Oxfam.)
Location: St. Joseph House (36 East 1st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue), NYC
RSVP (important, as space is limited) to Isaac Evans-Frantz, Action Corps NYC;