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Friday, May 8, 2009

[guerilla-drive-in] SLINGSHOT HIP HOP Friday May 15 8pm @ Railroad Tracks with the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In and Being John Brown

Being John Brown with the support of
Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In presents:

Slingshot Hip Hop
Slingshot Hip-Hop
a film by Director/Producer/Editor Jackie Reem Salloum

Friday May 15th 8pm
Swift Street Railroad Tracks
Westside Santa Cruz

"Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them." 

The movie has won veritable shit-tons of fancy awards but better than that, you might notice some parallels between the struggles in the middle east and what we see happening in our own communities.

To read more and view a trailer, use the digital interweb to go to:

About Being John Brown:
John Brown opposed slavery with militant resistance. Learning from this example, this group discusses antiracism in our own lives, work, and communities. We share strategies for confronting racism and the behaviors and institutions that allow it to continue to derail our movements and divide our communities. To build genuine solidarity, white people can and should discuss race and racism amongst white people--honestly and often. What do you think?

PLUS challenging ideas of public space, confronting racism, an enchanting urban wasteland location, great company, and a guaranteed good time!

BRING blankets, pillows, anything you need to be comfortable in the great outdoors, friends, food and drink to share.

URBAN WASTELAND LOCATION: S on Hwy 17 to Hwy 1, Hwy 1 north to Mission St, L on Swift Street, the site is on a wall near the rail road tracks right behind Kelly's Bakery and Bay Federal Credit Union, also accessible from Fair ave.

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