Oct 112013
 

Existence is Resistance will be attending this great event.  We will have our t-shirts for sale and linking up with other activists in the movement.  Check it out.

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A FREE Celebration Of Urban Life Through Hip-Hop, Intergenerational Health, And Environmental Action.

We are gearing up and getting excited for our 5th Life is Living in Oakland. Every year keeps getting better than the next and this one is sure to exemplify the greatness of the people of Oakland.

Music Concerts featuring:

Dead Prez

Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Dynamic, Rico Pabon, YGB GOLD,

The 6th Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle: Tribute to Mic Dream

The Hood Games Skating Exhibition in Town Park

The Food Justice STEMposium – Health Fair and Food Justice Exhibition ft. Peoples Kitchen, SOS Juice, thebiggerpicture.org, and special guests

Reflections of Healing Mural Project Installation ft. Brett Cook

The Oakland Bandits Girls Softball Clinic and Exhibition

The Cipher ft. Do Dat, Tommie Sheppard and 30+ Bay Area MC’s

Kids Zone ft. Youth Activism, Youth Performances, the West Oakland Read-in and other special guests and activities

Art Engagement with renowned Bay Area Artists including: Favianna Rodriguez, Keba Konte, K DUB, Karen Seneferu, and many others

Vendors, Food, Health Screenings, Barter Town, Swimming, and moreLil Bobby Hutton Park

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Mar 172013
 

Jasiri X

Pittsburgh MC and activist Jasiri X flips Drakes tracks into a message condemning the current state of hip hop and addressing a range of topics affecting the Black community such as the NYPD shooting of Kimani Gray amongst others.

Jasiri X – Started From The Top, But Now We Here

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Thursday December 6, 2012 from 4pm – 11pm.

Existence is Resistance presents Hands Off Gaza (Part 2), a fundraising benefit event to raise medical aid for Gaza.

Film Screening, Panel Discussion and Performances from 4pm – 10pm – People are welcome to come anytime – this is a fundraising event and all proceeds raised will go directly for medical aid in Gaza. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

 

4PM – 6.30PM

FILM SCREENING: “Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation”
Followed by a Q&A panel of artists and organizers featured in the filmThe documentary revolves around a ten day journey of artists traveling through Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance through the arts.The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, Lowkey, Jody McIntyre and Trinidad, Brandon and Lavie from the South West Youth Collaborative/University of Hip Hop Chicago. Staying in the heart of Balata Refugee Camp @ the Yafa Cultural Center in Nablus the group witnesses night raids, toured places like Hebron where there are roads for the Arabs and roads for the Jews, they meet families of shaheeds as well as young Palestinians who have been jailed, shot, humiliated, the group visits Bi’lin where they get shot at and tear gassed and experience first hand what it felt like living under occupation.
7PM -8.30PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: “Hip Hop, Resistance and Palestine – Views from Global Community”
Panel of Artists discussing global resistance through the arts, especially hip hop and making the connections from the Ghetto to Gaza…some of these artists have been to Gaza and the West Bank.
The panel will include:
IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
M1 OF DEAD PREZ – Traveled to Gaza in 2009 and the West Bank in 2010
MAINO
HASAN SALAAM
MAZZI (SOUL PURPOSE) – Traveled to Gaza in 2009 and the West Bank in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
JASIEL- Traveled to the West Bank in 2012More to be announced9PM – 10PM
LIVE PERFORMANCES
Some of the artists from the previous panel will perform as well as poetry from Tahani Salah and DJ Vega Benetton on the Turntables.
NO AGE RESTRICTIONS
$20 SUGGESTED DONATION
PLEASE EMAIL EIR.NYC@GMAIL.COM TO RSVP AND/OR ENDORSE – PLEASE PUT “HANDS OFF GAZA PART 2″ IN THE SUBJECT LINE.HANDS OFF GAZA PART 1 CAN BE SEEN HERE:http://vimeo.com/9003712
Nov 122012
 

 

Thursday, Nov. 15

Hip Hop is Bigger Than the Occupation (Palestine) – free film showing
Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 pm
Spitzer Auditorium, Sanders Hall
Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
“Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation” is documentary about a ten day journey of artists traveling through the West Bank, Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance. The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Lowkey, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, as well as many others. The group stayed at Bulata Refugee Camp in Nablus and experienced first hand what it felt like living under occupation. Both film showings will include some live performances.
Organized by The New Jim Crow Action Committee
Cosponsors: Middle East Crisis Response, Dutchess Peace, Peace Action NY,
Vassar Grassroots Alliance for Alternative Politics (GAAP), the Vassar Prison Initiative (VPI), Hip Hop 101, and the Young Democratic Socialists (YDS).
Contact: 845-475-8781

Friday, Nov. 16

 Hip Hop is Bigger Than the Occupation (Palestine) – free film showing
Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:00 pm
Family Partnership Center
29 N Hamilton St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
“Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation” is documentary about a ten day journey of artists traveling through the West Bank, Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance. The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Lowkey, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, as well as many others. The group stayed at Bulata Refugee Camp in Nablus and experienced first hand what it felt like living under occupation. Both film showings will include some live performances.
Organized by The New Jim Crow Action Committee
Cosponsors: Middle East Crisis Response, Dutchess Peace, Peace Action NY,
Vassar Grassroots Alliance for Alternative Politics (GAAP), the Vassar Prison Initiative (VPI), Hip Hop 101, and the Young Democratic Socialists (YDS).
Contact: 845-475-8781
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The Bronx based Hip Hop group Rebel Diaz were scheduled for a paid performance at the Creative Time Summit being held in NY on October 12-13.  Rebel Diaz pulled out of performing after finding out the event was in partnership with the Israeli Center for Digital Arts which is funded by the Israeli government.  The brothers released a statement on youtube stating why they decided it was the right thing to do and their support of the Palestinian struggle.

This is what they had to say on their facebook page:

Later on today, Friday October 12th we were supposed to perform at The Creative Time Summit at NYU, we were alerted by various Palestinian comrades of ours that they were in a partnership with the Israeli Center for Digital Art, a group funded directly by the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sports, an org thats sole purpose is to clean up the image of Israel on an international level. Here’s our response and explanation on why we pulled back from the Summit. Free Palestine!

 

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