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June 2014

Vets Finding a Home

They are proud Veterans who knew the jungles of Cambodia and the deserts of Afghanistan, who worked as electricians on naval ships, translated Russian in the Cold War, and monitored the weather in Korea.  But they dealt with haunting memories of war, drugs and alcohol, depression, loss of jobs and families, and eventually fell into homelessness.  They found a healing community, and are now standing proud, at home.

The video, Vets Finding a Home, gives a face and a voice to Philadelphia veterans who have experienced homelessness. This project, sponsored by Project HOME as part of its 25th anniversary commemoration in 2014, is a collaboration between award-winning photographer Harvey Finkle and Mark Lyons of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project.  

According to the U.S. government, one of eight homeless people is a Veteran, almost twice the average of our general population. Over 62,000 Vets are homeless on any given night. By giving homeless Vets a voice and listening to their stories, we can learn from them and gain some insights about why they became homeless, how they heal, and our responsibility to support them as they rebuild their lives. 

Fridays at 8pm in July & August

 

YBA TIme Capsule

Collection of various videos (documentaries, radio shows, performances, etc.) produced by Young Broadcasters of America at our intramural satellites and other community cultural events.  Our club members discuss issues, concerns and interest of young people. This time capsule highlights our program which is an outlet for youth creativity and expression as an alternative to violence. delinquency, and apathy. 

Wednesdays at 4:30pm

 

 

Mausoleum Party

An eccentric variety show featuring underground performers from Philly & beyond

Produced by Eric Bresler & PhilaMOCA, MAUSOLEUM PARTY is a showcase of local underground artists, musicians, and comedians that pays tribute to classic public access programs like  TV PARTY and THE SCOTT AND GARY SHOW. It is filmed live at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art. 

Tuesdays at 11pm

 

Voices in the Community

Programs intended to empower & engage community members with discussion on philosophy, fashion & education

Produced by Miranda Alexander  & the Urban Resources & Opportunity Center

Mondays at 6:30 pm

 

Voices in the Community Philadelphia Then & Now

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Part 1 is a panel discussion on 'Philadelphia Then and Now' with the Cecil B. Philadelphia Freedom Fighters, Occupy Philly, InPDUM

Part 2 includes Interviews with Salemah Broussard & Toby Rich

Sundays at 3:30pm in July/August

 

Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade

Directed by Garrett Graham in collaboration with the Tar Sands Blockade featuring exclusive video footage shot by the blockaders themselves during the course of over six months of sustained resistance.

In 2012, Texas landowners and environmental activists came together to organize resistance against a dangerous pipeline being built by a Canadian corporation to bring tar sands oil from Alberta Canada to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico. This hazardous project continues despite unprecedented opposition from indigenous communities, local farmers and global environmental movements. From this struggle, a community of resistance was born that has attracted volunteers from around the continent who have successfully defied this multi-million dollar corporation with the power of non-violent direct action.

tarsandsblockade.org

Saturdays at 6:30 in July/August

 

 

Preparing to Protest: Direct Action

Preparing to Protest: Direct Action, The Arts of Protests & Media Impact

Creative cultural resistance and digital visual technology have increased the ability of those who feel locked out of official channels and institutions to seek social justice through collective direct action such as marches, rallies, teach-ins, and street theater.  “Preparing to Protest” explores (1) proven techniques for maximizing the visual impact of protest activity; (2) strategies for using technology in ways that are effective, creative, daring, and ethical, i.e., respectful of the importance of social connections to building and sustaining a movement; and (3) the concrete role that lawyers play in assisting activists to use, and protecting activists from, powerful visual technology like the cellphone camera, for example.  

Part I focuses on tactics that are visually impactful and likely to attract the media attention required to build people power from the ground up. 

Part II considers how activist/artists can generate images that are effective in that they are authentic, reflect genuine risk-taking, and turn the received reading of popular culture on its head.  

Part III explores protest media makers’ obligations to act ethically in creating, editing, and distributing their work with due regard for the social connections that make a social justice movement sustainable.  

Part IV describes how law impacts the use of visual technology on all sides in the context of protests for social justice with experts in different fields—criminal defense, civil liberties, and international human rights

 

https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/news/4731-documenting-social-justice-prot...

 

Saturdays at 1pm in July/August

 

Minus the S

Featuring Scott Miller and Andre Clark, two local rappers from the King of Prussia Pa area, being interviewed by lovely Amanda Johnson.

Produced by Dave Branca

Wednesdays at 11:30pm in July & August 

 

Beyond the Walls - Prison Health Care & Reentry Summit

Keynote Speaker Michelle Alexander, The New York Times Best-Selling Author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. 

Panels and workshops explore health and reentry challenges facing persons who are incarcerated and persons reentering our communities, including HIV, mental health issues, substance use, housing, employment, advocacy, mentorship and educational programs. With a focus on community-led responses to the crisis in the criminal justice system, workshops reflect the needs of prisoners and former prisoners and highlight the work being done to improve conditions inside the prison walls and in the communities to which prisoners are returning.  

Produced by Philadelphia FIGHT & PhillyCAM

5pm on Tuesdays in July

 

Vatican II Expose

This show features Dave Branca in an interview talking about the Vatican II church and why it's not the Catholic Church since Vatican II 1962-1965. This introduction allows viewers to research it in depth.

Mondays at 7:30am in July & August

 

#Babylon ‘13: Cinema of Civil Protest

Ukrainian collaborative documentation on the events & evolution of the Euromaidan protests. Films include “The First Casualty” documents the day violence against protestors turned deadly, January 22, 2014 & “The Eternal Brigade”  when the violence escalated and dozens of protesters were killed by snipers on February 20

www.babylon13.com

This program is presented by Razom (Phila), a nonprofit organization supporting the people of Ukraine in their quest for democracy, justice and human rights 

www.razomforukraine.org 

Sundays at 8pm in July & August 

 

Go Philly Service (GPS) 10 - new episode

Discussion on local organizing work related to immigration policy locally and nationally with guests 

Mia-lia B Kiernan of  One Love Movement, Erika Almiron of JUNTOS, Blanca Pacheco of New Sanctuary Movement  

& Moderated by Miguel Andrade 

Wednesdays at 8pm