Mon Sep 16
6:00pm Act-UP Weekly Meeting – St Luke’s Church Basement – 330 S. 13th St Between Pine and Spruce
Tue Sep 17
7:30pm Books Through Bars Packing Cafe – The A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave
Wed Sep 18
6:00pm Money Out of Politics working group/ Philly Rootstrikers – Friends Center
Fri Sep 20
12:00pm Third Friday Protest for Palestine – 19th & JFK
Sun Sep 22
2:00pm PHARE/Wells Fargo working group – 1706 Race St.
5:00pm Long Term Organizing MDU working group – Ethical Humanist Society, Rittenhouse Square
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30pm, “Peace & Social Justice: The Best of TED!” – Fall Film & Discussion Series, Friends Center 1501 Cherry Street.
Come explore some of the best talks illuminating the connections between peace & social justice. Audience discussion will be facilitated and enriched by guest discussants. All Welcome, $5 suggested donation.
Wednesday, September 18, 6:00pm, Initial May Day 2014 Planning Meeting (for the 7th Annual Philadelphia May Day Rally & Family Celebration) PhilaPOSH Office, 5th Floor of AFSCME DC 33 Bldg. 30th & Walnut Streets, Philadelphia
We’ll discuss next year’s event – May Day 2014 – and HOW TO MAKE IT BETTER. This will be the initial planning session and all are welcome. Please RSVP your attendance to: Jim Moran <Jimmoran2008@comcast.net>.
Thursday, September 19, 6:00pm, Feminism/s Presents: Wes Perry!, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk / Univ of Pennsylvania
Wes Perry is a writer, performer, and bagel-snob living in Chicago. He has worked closely with The Annoyance, iO Chicago, and ImprovAcadia. Wes uses his background in improvisation and sketch to create original solo pieces that blend storytelling and music in a way that’s unique, honest, and absurd. His hit one man show, Don’t Act Like A Girl, was lauded as a “triumph” and “an eminently enjoyable journey of great comic timing and reflection” by The Windy City Times and a “nifty slice of underdog theater” by Time Out Chicago.
His monthly variety show, Making Out with Wes Perry and Friends, has been lauded by WBEZ, The Huffington Post, and Time Out Chicago who wrote “Making Out is peerless in Chicago: a variety show that blends real, old-school variety with an evolved sense of inclusivity.” http://wesperry.tumblr.com/
Feminism/s is an interdisciplinary series exploring how art, criticism, political action, and community building can create structural and cultural solutions to gender hierarchies. Feminism/s seeks to amplify the multiplicity of voices engaged in the critique of the gender hierarchy, plant footprints in absence, slit the invisible veins of social construction, and learn about activist approaches. The series takes place at the Kelly Writers House, a collaborative freespace dedicated to the literary arts at the University of Pennsylvania.
Thursday, September 19 – Sunday, September 22, Gender Reel Festival 2013.
Gender Reel, is a coast to coast, film and performance art festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and transgender people. It is a festival by the community, for the community.
Gender Reel, was started in Philadelphia by a group of activists and organizers in 2010 in response to the lack of transgender inclusion in more mainstream film festivals.
The success of the events first two years inspired organizers to expand the event. Currently, the festival is taking place in four cities around the country; Philadelphia, PA, Oakland, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Portland, OR.
On Sept 19-22, 2013, Gender Reel will showcase over 20 independently made films, amazing performance art peices, special guest appearances and informative Q&A’s. All four festivals will showcase the same films, but the performance art pieces and guest speakers will be different. Individuals looking to attend should check our website in early August for city specific details.
Tickets for all four festivals can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/413940!
Philadelphia Schedule: http://genderreelfest.com/?page_id=2658
Fri., Sept. 20, at 4p.m. – International Peace Day Eve Rush Hour Demonstration Broad & Walnut Sts. (Hyatt at The Bellevue), PA Governor’s Philly/SE PA office.
Demonstrate from the sidewalk in front of the Governor Thomas Corbett’s SE Pennsylvania office in the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel, and the median strip at Broad & Walnut Streets, during PM Rush Hour. Large signs, banners, whistles and noisemakers. Make a Noise to Stop the Drone War Command Center!
Sat., Sept. 28, 12Noon, Route #611/Easton Road & County Line Road, Horsham, Montgomery County, PA. – Demonstrate the Demand…Stop the Drone War Command Center at the Horsham Air Guard Station.
Gov. Corbett: Pull the Plug On It! Call the Governor (and Head of PA Air Guard)
Don’t Forget to hold your Senators/Congressperson to account…Call, even better, stop by their office and tell them you strongly oppose the planned Drone War Command Center at the Horsham Air Guard Station. Visit, call, write, e-mail, tweet.
Representatives: Alison Schwartz (D- PA – 13th District, 215-335-3355, http://schwartz.house.gov/ stepping down to run for Governor, district includes Horsham Township); Rep. Patrick Meehan (R -PA – 7th District, 610-690-7323, http://meehan.house.gov/ district runs through Montgomery County); Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R – PA, #8th District, 215-579-8102, http://fitzpatrick.house.gov/ Bucks County district right next door to Horsham); Rep. Bob Brady (D – PA – 1st District, 215-389-4627, http://brady.house.gov/ i.e.: Brady is a member of the powerful House pro-Drone Caucus)
Find Your U.S. Congressional Representative at www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Saturday, September 21, 9:30am – 3:30pm, New Global Future: Peace Day Philly at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia.
Join our day of workshops, speakers, exhibitions, music and art to commemorate the UN’s International Day of Peace! Highlights of the day include: Morning (10:30) and afternoon (2:00) workshops with topics such as: Nonviolent Action, Civil Rights, Communicating for peace, Social Organizing, Climate Change, Systems of oppression.
Special Guest speakers: “The Barefoot Artist” Lily Yeh, Middle East expert Ann Lesch.
Brought to you by the Friends Center, Envision Peace Museum, Veterans for Peace, Pennsylvania Program for Peace, American Friends Service Committee, Nonviolent Peace Force, United Nations
Association of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and more!
Saturday, September 21, 8:30pm, TINY ACTS OF REBELLION ZINE RELEASE and SHOW! Cha-Cha’razzi Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Come celebrate the release of Permanent Wave’s newest zine, TINY ACTS OF REBELLION! There will be readings, multi-media screenings and bands!
BAD BRAIDS http://badbraids.bandcamp.com/,
GEMINI WOLF https://www.facebook.com/GeminiWolves,
CAVE CRICKET (NY) http://cavecricket.bandcamp.com/,
$5-$7 ALL AGES at the door, and don’t forget to stop by the PW table for a free zine!
Shame and the Myth of Perfect: One Queer’s Journey to Change Their Life, A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia.
A series of prints by Beth Pulcinella, on view at the A-space for the Month of September.
Tuesday, September 24 – Sunday, September 29. New Spaces : New Formats, Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street.
A series of FREE events exploring spaces and formats. Lee Tusman /// Rachel Hall & Parker Kitterman /// Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra /// King Britt and Friends /// Partners for Sacred Places with Karen DiLossi and Sam Cusumano /// ACF Philadelphia /// Chris Forsyth and Jesse Kudler /// Data Garden /// Relache with Peter Price /// <fidget> /// Andrea Clearfield and Group Motion with Quintan Ana Wikswo /// Network for New Music /// thirdbird with Jeb Lewis, Bruce Gill, & Steve Parker
In 2012, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, in partnership with Andrea Clearfield and artists and presenters from multiple disciplines, created the “New Spaces / New Formats” research group. The group’s mission is to investigate how the Philadelphia music community can use alternative performance spaces and new formats to reach out to potential audiences in new ways and in new parts of the city, and to develop cross-genre programming. The projects presented at the Christ Church and Neighborhood House during the week of September 24–29, 2013 is a culmination of this research.
For more info, visit: http://www.newspacesnewformats.com/ This project has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Thursday, September 26, 9:00pm, PSA- for Political Prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz- feat. Dead Prez at The Blockley, The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut Street.
Thursday, September 26, 6:00pm, TAG’s Back-To-School Story Slam, Urban Saloon, 2120 Fairmount Street
In previous years, our story slam has been a time to share the tales of years past — the good, the bad, and everything in between. This year we are sticking with that theme, but putting a special focus on people telling stories of the doomsday budget.
The event is a time to celebrate, network, and feel strength in our solidarity! The event is one of our biggest of the year, and it’s open to all — teachers of all types and allies as well.
The venue can be reached by the 48 and 33 buses. Street parking is available, and there is a reasonably priced pay paid lot on 22 & Fairmount.
Events listed here include Occupy Philly related events as well as other social justice events. For more updates be sure to check the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OccupyPhilly. Your support is greatly appreciated!