Rising Together: A Day of Engagement and Coalition Building!
September 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Live event at Thomas Paine Park, Foley Square, Manhattan.
Join us for the inaugural Day of Engagement of NYC Rising Together for a World BEYOND War!
This event hopes to connect the dots between issues and causes, and to build a coalition among groups ranging from Black Lives Matter and CodePink to Extinction Rebellion, Veterans For Peace and World BEYOND War.
There will be food truck vendors and a special needs portasan. There will be FREE “I’m a whistleblower for Justice, People and Planet!” whistles and a Whistleblower Video Wall.
Rough lineup of speakers & performers (subject to change – not necessarily appearing in the order below):
Sacred Ceremony 11 am – Noon
Land Acknowledgement, Recognition of the African Burial Ground, Ralph Poynter, Lorenzo Pace, Annie Wilson, Drumming & Libation, Ras Irone Nyabinghi, Cantor Dan Pincus, Clergy for Justice, People and Planet!, Mimi Rosenberg, MC
INTERMIX Noon – 4 pm
“Which Side Are You On” led by Claire Wellin, Jillian Hanesworth, Trudy Silver, The Raging Grannies, Steve Bloom, Mari Inoue, Larry Hamm, Women In Black, Louie Sawi & Filipino folk dance with Jane Orendain, Arlene Cessarino, Medea Benjamin, Ann Shirazi, Jenny Holzer & Say Their Names, Vinnie Burrows & Grey Panthers, Susan Schnall, Live Call from Kathy Kelly & Ban Killer Drones zoom participants, Farid Bihar, Joel Landy, Chris Hedges, Lorcan Otway, David Barrish & Flamenco dancers, Occupy, Debra Sweet, Extinction Rebellion NYC, Sara Flounders, Chris Smalls, Nzingha Robertson, Anna Lopez, Dirty Rotten System, Nick Mottern, Pam Africa, Mona El Dahry, Tom Gogan, Randy Credico, Ralph Poynter… and YOU
World Liberation Music Dance Party 4 – 5 pm
DJ Larry White
5 pm: Blow the whistle!
Can’t be there? Check it out on Facebook Live
Sponsor: NYC Rising Together for a World BEYOND War
BFP is a co-sponsor of this event.