US FOR A SEND-OFF CELEBRATION FOR VOLUNTEERS GOING ON THE BAsics BUS TOUR
FROM THE Chicago AREA Thursday, July 12, 7-8:30pm @ Revolution Books
KICKING OFF FROM NEW YORK CITY
REVERBERATING ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Be Part of Taking the BAsics Bus
People have begun to volunteer and
teams are beginning to be assembled to build for this leg of the tour. But in
order to make this tour happen, and for it to reverberate across the
country-many hundreds need to be involved nationally and in NY itself. $50,000
is needed to have a real impact-in this region... and across the country. The
situation in the world is demanding that people know about Avakian's work,
andhave a chance to be part of the movement to bring a radically different
world into being. This is a crying need-and if we are able to reach out far and
wide, tap into the inspiration and excitement (see the statements of support at
basicsbustour.tumblr.com) that the boldness of this bus tour has garnered, and
organize cores of people to come together and raise the funds in broad and
creative ways-this can be made possible.
Please come join us at the Urban Art Retreat to meet and discuss with women veterans who make art, how art can be used for personal expression. Everyone is welcome.
2 P.M. – 4 P.M.
Urban Art Retreat
How African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans, Euro-Caucasian Americans feel about Domestic Violence?
How do you feel about Domestic Violence? The people you know- what do they do about Domestic Violence? What do people think about Domestic Violence? What is the prevalent attitude about Domestic Violence among people you come in contact with? How is this expressed by the people you know? Do you know someone right now who is in a controlling relationship? Do you know someone who is suffering physical or mental or emotional abuse bysomeone they love or used to love? Have you ever known someone whostayed involved with a person who hurt them? Why do you thinkpeople stay in abusive relationships? Have you ever heard of, orknow of someone who ended up being killed by a lover, or spouse, orpartner? Do different ethnic groups feel differently aboutDomestic Violence?Why?
Call to artists:
Artists who make art reflecting how the population they “represent”or are a part of, view DOMESTIC VIOLENCE are invited to submit art for consideration in a show featuring art about how Domestic Violence is viewed by diverse populations.