Left Forum 2016 - (Black Box Theater Event) Poetic Justice: An Evening of Emancipatory Lyrics
subtitleSaturday, May 21, 2016
IdentiferProgram LF2016 9
DescriptionBlack Box Theater Event - Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 3pm - 5pm
Poetic Justice: An Evening of Emancipatory Lyrics with Blaque Daya (B.D Cook), Peers Educating Peers, Matt Sedillo, The Peace Poets, BocaFloja, and Immortal Technique
860 11th Ave., NY, NY 10019
Room: Black Box Theater
Left Forum 2016
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
About Left Forum 2016: Rage, Rebellion, Revolution: Organizing Our Power
"Today's left generates an increasingly bold and resonant criticism of contemporary capitalism and the severely compromised everyday life that it produces. From Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter and the Fight for $15; from escalating climate justice and gender freedom demands and the movement against mass incarceration to the massive national support for Bernie — not despite but because he wears the socialist label: left critique is going big. Something profound is shaking.
The fuel for radical social transformation is all around us. From the streets and from offices; from campuses, factories, and stores, we see a growing rage against the system coming from those left behind and left out. People have had it. But we know too well that rage can easily feed the dangers of right wing populism, fascism, militarism, and gun violence in the U.S. and around the world.
Rebellion, too, stalks the institutions that perpetuate a ruthless and violent system. Rebellion is inevitable when people live in a dehumanizing and contradictory society. But rebellion can fuel the right as well as the left — from “Know-Nothing” style populism to positive reforms like higher wages, and from movements to end the racist dimensions - and transform the institutional purposes - of policing in our country, all the way up to a revolutionary alternative. The future depends on what we envision and build today, and on how we ride this wave.
We know that we can do better than capitalism and its state violence and endless bullshit. We reject the corporate dominance that corrupts our politics while delivering depressions, unemployment, and austerity. Folks all around the world share our disgust at the grotesque inequalities of today’s corporate system: its discriminations against and oppressions of vast populations, and its destruction of our environment. They sense that there are better alternatives. At Left Forum, we come together to imagine and hash out these alternatives, and to organize our power to make them real.
There is a lot to build on, and a lot to build. See you at Left Forum!"
- via leftforum.org
Left Forum 2016 Coverage
Provided by: Deep Dish TV
Producer: Brian Drolet
Cinematography: Ron Myrvik
Live Stream: Matt Hopard
Editors: Ron Myrvik and Rebecca Centeno
LocationNew York, NY
KeywordsArt and Politics