By Gloria Dulan-Wilson

If you make it through the week end with all that's going on, you're a true New Yorker - these are just a few things that are topmost on the calendar of events. 

Wake the Town and Tell the People - Caribbean on Film in the 1970sThe newly minted territories of the Caribbean navigate local and international political and economic minefields while refashioning their social and cultural landscapes in the turbulent decade of afros, dashikis, guns and embargoes. 

Saturday, October 25
2:30pm: ‘Life & Debt’ (USA
- 80 min).  Director: Stephanie Black.
A chilling examination of how day-to-day strategies for survival by ordinary Caribbean nationals are determined by the U.S. and other foreign economic agendas.  Post screening conversation with filmmaker Stephanie Black.

4:30pm: ‘'70 Remembering a Revolution’ (Trinidad & Tobago - 114 min).  Directors: Alex de Verteuil; ElizabethTopp.
Featuring interviews with activists, politicians and military officers this revealing; riveting chronicles the heady days of Black Power uprising in 1970 when “Power to the people!” was the popular cry.

6:30pm:  Convulsion and Creativity – A conversation on the issues and influences which shaped a decade, a region and the resulting cultural expression with Pat Belcon, PhD (Trinidad & Tobago), Merle Collins, PhD (Grenada)and others

8:00pm: ‘Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution’ (Grenada/Trinidad & Tobago - 113 min).  Director: Bruce Paddington
The 1983 invasion of Grenada by US forces echoed around the world and put an end to a unique experiment in Caribbean politics which began in 1979. What led to this extraordinary chain of events?

Sunday, October 26
4:30pm:  ‘W.A.R. (Walter Rodney
) Stories’ (Guyana - 88 min).  Director: Clairmont Chung.
Academic and political leader, Walter Rodney was assassinated in 1980.  The film captures the essence of the man; the times the urgency of his message.  Post screening conversation with filmmaker Clairmont Chung.

7:00pm: ‘Stepping Razor – Red X’ (Canada - 103 min)
Peter Tosh was arguably one of the most controversial, creative forces in Jamaican popular culture. The film reveals the many sides and inner thoughts of this Rasta visionary, volatile musician and radical political activist through his fiery career to his dramatic death. 
A special Poets & Passion open mic program hosted by poet, Ras Osageyfo will be held in observance of Peter Tosh’s 70th birthday following the screening.

Edison O. Jackson Auditorium - Medgar Evers College
1638 Bedford Ave (corner Crown St.), Brooklyn, NY 11225


New York Speaks: 
A Hearing on our Right to Communicate and Connect
Monday, October 27th
5pm - Interactive Presentation on the Plaza
6pm - Hearing in the Dweck Center
Brooklyn Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza

The Internet has transformed how everyday people – especially those historically underrepresented in media – can communicate with each other and the world.  On Monday, we’re proud to participate in a hearing in New York City on our right to communicate  - hosted by our friends at Free Press, Media Action Grassroots Network, Consumers Union and Common Cause.

Some  (NEGRO) representatives and organizations – after taking massive funding from the telecom industry – are working to undermine real Internet freedom by attacking Title II reclassification, which courts have told the FCC is the only way for it to protect net neutrality. That's why it's so important for Black people and our allies to make our voices heard right now. 
Not in NYC? Watch our Facebook for the online stream and ways to participate remotely.

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On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 9:56 AM, LaZette McCants <volunteerdivas@gmail.com> wrote:


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Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award winner Suzan-Lori Parks at The Public Theater.
Dear BTO Family:
The Public Theater has offered Black Theater Online subscribers a limited number of complimentary tickets to see the groundbreaking production of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (Parts 1, 2 & 3) written by Suzan-Lori Parks (the first African-American female to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
Parks (Topdog/Underdog, The Book of Grace) continues her longstanding relationship with The Public with the stunning first installment of a new American Odyssey, set over the course of the Civil War.

Offered his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a slave, must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be yet another empty promise. As his decision brings him face-to-face with a nation at war with itself, the loved ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return… only to discover that for Hero, free will may have come at a great spiritual cost.

A devastatingly beautiful dramatic work filled with music, wit and great lyricism, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS is an epic tale about holding on to who we are and what we love in a country that both brings us together and rips us apart. Jo Bonney (Small Engine Repair, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) directs this extraordinary new play from one of America's most powerful writers.
The Public's free ticket offer covers four performances. TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 BY 1:OO PM. You may secure up to four (4) tickets for any one performance. Unfortunately, we cannot honor ticket requests for multiple performances or multiple submissions to accommodate additional guests.

Click here to reserve your tickets for Friday, October 24 at 7:30 pm.
Click here to reserve your tickets for Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 pm.
Click here to reserve your tickets for Saturday, October 25 at 7:00 pm.
Click here to reserve your tickets for Sunday, October 26 at 1:30 pm.
You will receive an email confirming your reservations. The tickets will be held under your name at The Public Theater box office and you should pick them up at least one half hour before curtain. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Avenue (at Astor Place) in New York City.
I hope that you will take advantage of this amazing offer. Enjoy the performance!

Best regards,
Marcia Pendelton
Walk Tall Girl Productions/
Black Theater Online

P.S. Remember, seating is limited, so if you reserve tickets, please show up for the performance!

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If you even got this far, you've done a great deal - make sure you make the hearing on 
NET NEUTRALITY on Monday, October 27 - it's essential that we be counted
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