6 months of Occupy Chicago - Celebrate with OC's Rebel Arts Collective!

Committee: 

Arts & Recreation

When: 

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 8:00pm to 11:45pm

Location: 

Wicker Park Arts Center (2215 W North Ave)

Facilitator: 

Occupy Chicago Rebel Arts Collective
Come celebrate 6 months of OC by having fun while addressing serious issues in our society!
 
Better Days Ahead: A Cultural Tribute To the Memory of Troy Davis & Martina Correia 
Friday 3/23, 8pm, $8 Entry CASH BAR
Wicker Park Arts Center (2215 W North Ave)
 
On Friday, March 23rd, the Occupy Chicago Rebel Arts Collective will host a cultural event remembering the life and struggles of Troy Davis and Martina Correia. Six months ago, the state of Georgia executed Davis for murder of a police officer--despite virtually no evidence and a worldwide campaign to save his life. Months later, his sister Martina Correia, a tireless fighter against racism and the death penalty, lost her battle with cancer. As though in concert, we needlessly lost these precious lives while a movement was born on Wall Street to fight these very kinds of oppression.
 
This event--featuring music, poetry, performance and art--will celebrate their lives, and the continuing struggle against the racist criminal injustice system. Though Troy and Martina are no longer with us, the culture of resistance they were a part of lives and thrives!
 
Featuring music from hip-hop powerhouse FM Supreme, BBU, slam poetry from local writer Rota, poet and poet Lara Yes Yes, a staged reading from the critically acclaimed play, The Exonerated; a breathtaking gallery of political art, a make-your-own-gear station,  speakers from Amnesty International, Campaign to End the Death Penalty and Occupy 4 Prisoners; and many more acts to be announced.
 
Proceeds benefit Occupy Chicago and the Wicker Park Arts Center.

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