Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fw: Hatewatch Headlines for October 31, 2013

Hatewatch is a weekly summary of the latest news about hate and extremism compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Week of October 31, 2013

Hatewatch Blog

Bryan Fischer Has a Persecution Complex

Trial of Florida Sheriff on Misconduct Charge Draws Wrath of 'Constitutional Sheriffs' and Oath Keepers

Discredited Anti-LGBT Researcher Addresses Russian Duma

Hatewatch Headlines

IL Man Accused of Hate Crime After Threatening Mail Carrier
Chicago Tribune | October 31, 2013

FL Muslim Mom Says She Was Victim of Road-Rage Assault
Orlando Sentinel | October 31, 2013

FL Transgender Hate Crime Trial: Tavares Spencer Guilty on All Charges
ABC Action News | October 31, 2013

WI Wisconsin Man Accused of Hate Crime for Attacking Hebrew Speakers
Duluth News Tribune | October 31, 2013

LA Orleans Parish DA Announces Hate Crime Conviction in French Quarter Attack
The Times-Picayune | October 30, 2013

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fw: Dispose of Prescription Drugs on October 26


Saturday, October 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Between 10:00am and 2:00pm, you can bring your unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicines to a collection site near you.

Enter your ZIP code to find your nearest collection site.

Properly disposing of medicines is important to human health and the environment. Here are a few tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

  • Don't flush medicines down the toilet or pour them down the drain. Doing so could affect drinking water sources.
  • Don't throw medicines directly in the trash. Doing so could lead to the poisoning of a child or pet, or drug abuse by a teen or adult.
  • Do find out how to properly dispose of medicines (PDF).


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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fw: Join us for Pumpkin Fest on October 26 in Central Park

Pumpkin Fest
Central Park, Bandshell Area
Enter park at 72nd Street
Saturday, October 26, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
What's better than a spooktacular event for the whole family? One
that's free!
On Saturday, October 26th, NYC Parks will host Pumpkin Fest in Central
Park, an annual event that celebrates the fall harvest season. Pumpkin
Fest will feature a ghoulishly scary Haunted House, our popular
Pumpkin Patch (can you say free pumpkins?!), and pumpkin decorating
courtesy of Other activities will include:
  Live Quidditch matches (bring your own broom!)
  Marionette Performances by CityParks PuppetMobile
  Obstacle Course by the New York Road Runners
  Pride of New York Farmers Market
  Arts & Craft activities from Scribble Town and The New Victory
  Pumpkin Carving
  Fitness classes for kids and adults, courtesy of Shape Up NYC
  Iams PUP-kin Zone, featuring activities specifically designed for
four-legged New Yorkers
  Live music from Kidrockers and songs for seeds
  Live performances from JestMaster and Big Apple Circus!
  And much more!
Catch a sneak peek of the Haunted House on Friday, October 25th from
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.! Enjoy the frights and delights as the sun goes
For more information about Pumpkin Fest, visit
.. This event is rain or shine.
See you in the park!
This event is presented by NYC Parks and sponsored by,
Michaels, Honest Tea, Cabot, Iams, Radio Disney,, Happy
Family Brands, DNAinfo New York, New York Knicks, The New Victory
Theater, Scribble Town, Cinderella on Broadway, Motown the Musical,
Z100, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and The L Magazine.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fw: Notify NYC - Notification

Notification issued 10/12/13 at 6:30AM.  The NYPD has issued a Missing Senior Notification for Robert Thomas.  Mr. Thomas is male, Black, 81 years old and was last seen on 10/11/13 at 6:00PM in the area of the Empire Casino (Yonkers).  He is described  as 5'8", 155 lbs, brown eyes, with balding gray hair, beard and glasses. He was last seen wearing a plaid jacket and blue pants with white sneakers. A photo is attached. If you see him, please call 1-800-577-TIPS(8477) or visit http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM
The sender included the following attachment:
The sender provided the following contact information.
   Sender's Name: Notify NYC
   Sender's Email:
   Sender's Contact Phone: 212-639-9675

Friday, October 11, 2013

Black preschool educators fired because of race: suit

Black preschool educators fired because of race: suit

The five plaintiffs, all women who worked as teachers or teaching assistants at the Children's Learning Center in Morningside Heights, lost their jobs between 2010 and this year after the school brought in a new head administrator, the lawsuit says. The suit also alleges that the school created a 'hostile environment' and replaced the fired educators with white instructors.

Black preschool educators fired because of race: suit
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 06:30:00 GMT

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fw: We're taking off for the Afrofuture!

Summer 2013 Exhibitions and Projects are on view through October 27,2013!
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Studio Museum | E-Newsletter | October 9, 2013

This Fall, the Studio Museum presents
The Shadows Took Shape, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art and Harlem Postcards Fall/Winter 2013–14:
Elia Alba, Malik Gaines, Zoe Leonard, Julie Quon

The Studio Museum in Harlem is proud to announce the Fall/Winter 2013–14 season, featuring The Shadows Took Shape, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art and Harlem Postcards Fall/Winter 2013–14: Elia Alba, Malik Gaines, Zoe Leonard, Julie Quon, all on view November 14, 2013 to March 9, 2014. 

The Shadows Took Shape will be one of the few major museum exhibitions to explore the ways in which this form of creative expression has been adopted internationally and highlight the range of work made over the past twenty-five years.

New York University's Grey Art Gallery and The Studio Museum in Harlem are co-presenting Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, the first comprehensive survey of more than five decades of performance art by black visual artists. The exhibition, organized by Valerie Cassel Oliver for the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, will be presented in New York in two parts: Part I will be on view September 10 to December 7, 2013, at NYU's Grey Art Gallery; Part II will take place November 14, 2013 to March 9, 2014 at The Studio Museum in Harlem. 

Target Free Sundays: 
October 13 and October 20, 2013

Thanks to the generous support of Target, Museum admission is free every Sunday. Target Free Sundays reflects a shared commitment to engage the community and offer a vital cultural experience to all.

To participate in gallery tours and Hands On activities, RSVP via email to

Sunday, October 13, 2013
1pm: Gallery Tour: Robert Pruitt: Women
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Robert Pruitt: Women led by a knowledgeable museum educator. Robert Pruitt: Women includes nearly twenty large-scale conté drawings of black women. Combining elements of science fiction, hip-hop culture and comic-book graphics, each figure is at once politically charged, physically grounded and fantastic—a blend of willful self-determination and culturally conditioned myth. 

2pm: Hands On: Faces and Masks
Take a look at the portrait drawings in Robert Pruitt: Women, and then join this workshop to create portraits using images of faces and masks, inspired by traditional and contemporary concepts of African masks and black culture.

Sunday, October 20, 2013
1pm: Gallery Tour: Things in Themselves: Artists in Residence 2012-13
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Things in Themselves: Artists in Residence 2012-13, led by a knowledgeable museum educator. Things in Themselves presents the work of Steffani Jemison (b. 1981), Jennifer Packer (b. 1984) and Cullen Washington Jr. (b. 1972), the 2012–13 artists in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Whether exploring fragile and delicate materials, developing a deeper understanding of painting or intuitively networking found materials and objects, the artists share a deep investment in the processes and techniques of making art.

2pm: Hands On: Art-making with The Laundromat Project
Join us for this special collaboration with The Laundromat Project, a community-based non-profit arts organization committed to making art more accessible. Work with a teaching artist to create a work of art inspired by the exhibitions on view in the Studio Museum's galleries. 

Trunk Show Season is upon us! 

Please join us at the Museum Store as we launch our Trunk Show Season during October and November. The Museum Store will showcase the wares of nine artists and designers just in time for the holidays: Yumnah Najah Designs, Pashata's Cultural Designs, Montgomery, Afrodesiac World Wide, Rox Jewelry, Metal Fabulous, fiber artist Ife Felix, Black Buttafly Jewelry and Patricia Warrington.

The first round of Trunk Show shopping hours will be held Oct 11, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Pashata's Cultural Designs was established in 2003 by Patricia Smith, a licensed cosmetologist and cosmetology professor. Smith's earrings are handcrafted crochet and semi-precious stone creations with an Afrocentric influence, designed for women with a sense of spiritual and cultural awareness.

After graduating from high school in 2010, seventeen-year-old Yumnah Najah spent the summer developing a line of jewelry that would fuse her love of both painting and bold, bright accessories. The jewelry line's signature is bold yet soft eye-grabbing pieces inspired by feminine prints and patterns. Her aim is to inspire the everyday woman to add a splash of spunkiness to her beauty routine.

Things We Love This Week!

Former Artist in Residence Wangechi Mutu's A Fantastic Journey lands at the Brooklyn Museum.
The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
Kara Walker's solo exhibition at Camden Arts Centre.
Top left: Wayne HodgeNegerkuss (detail), 2011. Courtesy the artist; Top right: John Akomfrah, Last Angel of History (film still), 1997. Courtesy the artist and Carroll Fletcher, London; Handpainted enamel jewelry by Yumnah Najah Designs; Robert Pruitt, Post, 2009. Courtesy AltaMed Health Services Corporation Art Collection, Los Angeles; Wangechi Mutu, Riding Death in My Sleep, 2002. Courtesy Collection of Peter Norton, New York. © Wangechi Mutu.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fw: THIS FRIDAY! AFF Presents "Tey" @ MIST!




October 8, 2013



















AFF Inc. presents:
"Tey", by Alain Gomis

(Tey) - Dir. by Alain Gomis

Friday, October 11th

6:00 pm


 Director Alain Gomis will be in Attendance for a post-screening dialogue!! 


My Image Studios (MIST)

40 W 116th St (between Lenox and Fifth Ave)

Alain Gomis, Senegal, 2012, 86m
Today is the last day of Satché's life. He knows this to be true even though he is strong and healthy. Nonetheless Satché (played by American actor-musician Saül Williams) accepts his imminent death. Walking through the streets of his home town in Senegal he takes in the sites of his past as if he were looking at them for the last time: his parents' house, his first love, the friends of his youth, his wife and children. Time and again he hears the same reproach: why didn't he stay in America, where he would have a future? Satché encounters his final moments full of fear but also with a sense of joy. In his film, director Alain Gomis takes a well-worn topic in Senegalese cinema and turns it on its head: unlike other films, many of which choose to focus on emigration and neo-colonialism, Gomis' work instead tells the story of a man who leaves America to return to the land of his birth. [Synopsis courtesy of Berlin International Film Festival]
Post-Screening Q&A with Director, Alain Gomis!


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For over twenty years, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the medium of film. AFF's unique place in the international arts community is distinguished not only by leadership in festival management but by a comprehensive approach to the advocacy of African film and culture. AFF established the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) in 1993 with Film Society of Lincoln Center. The New York African Film Festival is presented annually at the Walter Reade Theater by African Film Festival, Inc. and Film Society of Lincoln Center, in association with Brooklyn Academy of Music. AFF also produces a series of local, national, and international programs throughout the year.


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Saturday, October 5, 2013

The experience of the Attica Rebellion...

The experience of the Attica Rebellion...

Sunday, October 6th 2013

1:00PM - 3:00PM Eastern

Listen through the following medium:

Harlem Community Radio
90.3FM in Upper Manhattan
South Bronx
Englewood, Teaneck, NJ

The experience of the Attica Rebellion;
The Corrupt Use of Intelligence; 
What really is happening in Washington, DC? 
Republican governors are keeping Millions of dollars in Medicade funds from reaching the poor. 
Genocide or cost saving measure (or both)?