October 31st, 2006
REELS and RHYMES is a new Urban Word NYC workshop which blends film screenings and open mics to initiate awareness and dialogue about social issues affecting todayâ€™s youth.
For eight weeks starting October 22nd from 3-6pm, we will alternate four film screenings and four open mics.
November 5: The screening will be Jails, Hospitals and Hip Hop with a guest appearance by Danny Hoch, a Brooklyn actor, performance artist and hip hop activist, who will speak about his career path as a writer/performance artist and his involvement wit the growth and evolution of hip hop.
November 12: Open Mic for performances related to Jails, Hospitals and Hip Hop
November 19: We Will Not Die Like Dogs: Screening of a documentary film profiling African AIDS activists from Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia, followed by a discussion with Director, Lisa Russell, and African AIDS activist living in NYC.
November 26: Open Mic for performances related to We Will Not Die Like Dogs
December 3: Special Screening and Appearance TBD
December 10: Final Open Mic for performances related to any of the workshop film screenings.
December 10: 7-10pm. Special event to support Lisa Russell’s new film and spoken word project called “Myth of the Motherland” which is intended to confront stereotypes and biases of Africa and Africans.
Retreat, 147 Front Street in Dumbo Brooklyn (Take the F train to York Street, walk one block towards the water and make a left.)
To RSVP or if you have any further questions, please contact Lisa Russell at email@example.com
Issues: Economic Justice, International, Media, Politics/Government, Middle East, U.S./Foreign Relations, Media Literacy, Peace/War