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FREE Films and Performance w/ Pablo Paredes, Aimee Allison, and more!
Date Sunday May 14
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Parkway Pizza and Pub Theatre
1834 Park Blvd @ E 18th St.
Oakland
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author
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Let's Reclaim the Anti-War History of Mother's Day!


An Afternoon of Short Films and Youth Performance Art....

FREE
Sunday May 14, Mothers Day
2-4pm
Parkway Pizza and Pub Theatre
(This event is all ages)
1834 Park Blvd @ E 18th St.
Oakland

Celebrate resistance to military recruitment
and the growing opposition to war from within
the military.

Its jammed packed tight with inspiring words, music,and theatre!

Inspiring us are Aimee Allison, Pablo Paredes,
headRush, Carolyn Norr, Ryan Harvey(yes,of Riotfolk!), Eric Escobar, Evan Hastings, Teatro del FEO and YOU!!

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*Aimee Allison
Army Conscientious Objector and mother who is a writer, speaker, and community activist on issues of peace and justice and she has been a leader in the counter-recruitment movement and in counseling soldiers who are resisting the Iraq War. Her commitment to Oakland's future -children - has led her to run for city council. The election is just a couple weeks away.

*Pablo Paredes
US Navy war resister and member of Iraq Veterans
Against the War. He recently led the 241 mile
"March for Peace" from Tijuana, Mexico that reached
San Francisco on March 27, 2006.

*Carolyn Norr
lives in Oakland, where she works doing creative
writing and community art with youth. She writes and performs poetry as a way of maintaining clarity in a crazy world, and has just completed her first novel.

* Teatro del FEO will be performing
"Operation: 'In La Kech'" (Mayan for 'you are my other self')

* headRush
combines elements of Xicano theatre and spoken word to create a unique rush of psycho-politico head-trips and satirical commentary.

*Eric Escobar
filmaker born and raised in the Bay Area.
His films have screened at festivals and on television
internationally. Both of Eric's parents are Vietnam Veterans, his film "One Weekend A Month" is about what war costs families.

*Ryan Harvey
anarchist activist/organizer and folk musician
originally fron Baltimore, MD. He has been involved in
anti-capitalist and anti-work since 1999 and is a member of the Riot-Folk Collective (http://www.riotfolk.org).

*Evan Hastings
is a Theatrical Educator, Poetic Performer, & Innovative Activist. Integrating Theatre of the Oppressed, Drama Therapy and elements of Hip Hop culture into his approach to artistic social healing.
Evan is currently working with Opera Piccola as a Resident Artist teaching Hip Hop Theatre in Oakland public middle and high schools.

*Short Films:

"One Weekend A Month"
Written and directed by Eric Escobar

Synopsis: Busy single mom Meg McDermott is having a routine crazy Monday morning when her phone rings. The caller delivers some news that turns her life, and lives of her children, upside down.

Awards:
Sundance Film Festival 2005,
Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking

Ashland Independent Film Festival 2006,
Best Short Film


*Discussion with local filmaker Eric Escobar after showing.


"The Fifth Commandment"
by Elia Arce

2 US Marines talk about The War on Terror and the
lastings
effects of war on their lives.

Excerpt from the film:

USMC Matt: " I think about history and then about
the atrocities that we are committing. I think about Germany
and used to wonder, where were those people, how did they
just let it happen? And here I am. I am one of those people.
I let it happen."

Event hosted by Courage to Resist and the Central
Committee for Conscientious Objectors.

http://www.CouragetoResist.org
http://www.objector.org

Then join us on the streets to resist military recruitment!
Monday May 15
4pm
12th/Broadway
Oakland
more info:
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1821082.php

This event is part of a series of National Events celebrating
"Int'l Conscientious Objector Day-2006"










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