Brooklyn Peace Fair this weekend – Jason Trachtenburg, Jeffrey Lewis, Beans, Mahogany & even FLUXBLOG
The Brooklyn Peace Fair takes place this weekend in Williamsburg and Fort Greene. All details below....
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22, 2006 | 11:00AM-5:00PM
4th ANNUAL BROOKLYN PEACE FAIR
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
1 University Plaza (Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus in Fort Greene at the intersection of Flatbush & Willoughby (entrance on Flatbush between Willoughby & Dekalb at the main gate))
FREE ADMISSION | ALL AGES | *LIMITED SEATING*
MAIN STAGE (Kumble Auditorium):
11:00 - Opening Remarks
11:10 - Peace Dance
11:30 - Urban Word NYC
11:50 - Magnolia (Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls)
12:10 - Jason Trachtenburg (Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players)
12:35 - Anti-Social Music
1:00 - Evelyn Harris (ex-Sweet Honey in the Rock)
1:30 - Speaker: Medea Benjamin (Co-founder, Code Pink)
2:00 - Keynote Speaker: Sonia Sanchez (poet, Civil Rights Leader)
2:30 - Youth Peace Contest, moderated by M-1 of Dead Prez
2:40 - Speaker: Roger Touissant (President, TWU)
3:10 - Beans
3:35 - Jeffrey Lewis
4:00 - Mahogany
4:30 - Closing Remarks
SECOND STAGE (Avena Lounge | lower level of LIU Great Hall): Featuring performances by the Blisstones, Legacy, Brilho de Luz, Raging Grannies, Samba School For Social Justice, Bruce Markow, Brooklyn Women's Chorus, Bev Grant and the Dissident Daughters, Arab American Association, and others TBA.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21, 2006 | 3:00PM-LATE NIGHT
A BENEFIT FOR THE BROOKLYN PEACE FAIR (proceeds to benefit Brooklyn Parents for Peace and the 4th Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair)
213 North 8th Street (in Williamsburg between Driggs & Roebling)
$15.00 donation | 21+
2:30 - Doors Open
3:00 - Michael Leviton
4:00 - The Shapes
5:00 - Mon.Key.Pod
6:00 - Taigaa!
7:00 - Bunny Rabbit
8:00 - Jealous Girlfriends
9:00 - Outputmessage
10:00 - The Epochs
11:00 - A Place to Bury Strangers
12:00 - Outputmessage DJ Set
1:00 - Fluxblog DJ Set
ABOUT THE BROOKLYN PEACE FAIR:
The Brooklyn Peace Fair is NYCs largest annual grassroots event dedicated to the promotion of peace, social justice, and education on sustainable development. The event is organized by Brooklyn Parents for Peace, a non-profit organization which has been working to raise awareness through education and collective citizen activism in NYC and abroad for over 22 years.
Sunday October 22, 2006 marks the 4th year of the annual event. Thousands of attendees will participate in a day of discussion, workshops, keynote speeches, music, and art -- a true community-building program that involves the participation of hundreds of organizations city-wide.
Speakers include writer, poet, and playwright Sonia Sanchez who will share insights from her life's work as a leader of the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements; Roger Touissant, President of the Transit Workers Union; Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder of CODEPINK; Sheldon & Anita Drobny, Co-Founders of Air America Radio; The Honorable Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President; and journalist Michael Massing.
The Peace Fair will bring together a diverse range of emerging local artists and musicians committed to pushing the boundaries of their respective genres while exercising their own DIY-ethic. They represent a cross-section of music that combines and bridges a wide-range of styles and genre. Most importantly, these musicians have raised a creative call to arms, with reverence to the great agitators of the past, and with regard for future generations to come.