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Ticket for March 7 Screening of The Rape of Recy Taylor
Ticket for March 7 Screening of The Rape of Recy Taylor
Contribution: $20.00

At 7:00pm:
The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn NY

On March 7, International Women's Day Eve, Joy of Resistance, Multicultural Radio @WBAI is honored to present an advance screening of the newly released critically acclaimed film: "THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR" (http://therapeofrecytaylor.com/) directed by Nancy Buirski, at The Brooklyn Commons (http://thecommonsbrooklyn.org/).

Doors open at 6:30 PM; screening at 7:00 PM, followed by panel & discussion. This is a benefit for WBAI w/admission at the door.

Panelists will include: Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw, Danielle McGuire (on Skype), CarolAnne Dolan, and Soraya Nadia McDonald.

• Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw (https://tinyurl.com/yc...cpehcr) is the Director of the African American Policy Forum (AAPF), the developer of the concept of "intersectionality" and was a keynote speaker at the recent Women's March.

• Danielle L. McGuire's book "At the Dark End of the Street..." (https://tinyurl.com/yd7uvb4n) brought to the attention of the modern public the story of Recy Taylor.

• Carolanne Dolan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0230757/) was an executive producer on "The Rape of Recy Taylor" and is a two-time Emmy winner.

• Soraya Nadya McDonald (https://twitter.com/sorayamcdonald) is a culture critic for The Undefeated. You can read her piece on "The Rape of Recy Taylor" here: https://theundefeated.com/features/the-rape-of-re...

Background to the story of Recy Taylor and its place in Civil Rights history:

Recy Taylor was a Black sharecropper in Alabama who, in 1944, was on her way home from church when she was forced into a car at gunpoint by seven white men, taken into the woods and gang raped. Such rapes of Black women were not uncommon in the Jim Crow South. Recy was threatened with death if she told anyone, but she did tell and risked violent retaliation by making a complaint to the local sheriff's office. Her home was firebombed shortly thereafter (the family escaped uninjured). The NAACP came to her aid and sent their best organizer. Her name was Rosa Parks. "The Campaign for Justice for Mrs. Recy Taylor" was the result--and it gained national attention. Although all white, all male juries, twice refused to indict the rapists, the campaign--which later extended to fighting for justice for other Southern Black women who had been raped by white men during Jim Crow and received no justice--laid down much of the organizational foundation of the later flowering of the Civil Rights Movement.

Recy Taylor's story and the political campaign that arose out of it caught the public's attention in 2011, with the publication of Danielle L. McGuire's "At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power." This story was not part of the usual historical telling of the Civil Rights movement--largely because the conventional history centered on male leaders and not on women's concerns, such as fighting rape.

Because of McGuire's research, this "new history" finally brought new concern with the lack of justice for Recy Taylor (and so many other women who had undergone rape by white men in the south)--and forced the Alabama State Legislature to issue a belated apology to Recy Taylor for its denial of justice to her so many years before. McGuire's book is credited by the filmmakers as their inspiration for the film.

In January, at the Golden Globes Awards, Recy Taylor's story was told in a stirring speech (that went viral) delivered by Oprah Winfrey--in the context of the #metoo movement. Recy had died only a few weeks before at the age of 97 (note: an interview with the aged Recy Taylor is part of the film!).
Harriet's Return: Based On The Legendary Life Of Harriet Tubman- Pair of tickets
Harriet's Return: Based On The Legendary Life Of Harriet Tubman- Pair of tickets
Contribution: $60.00

Harriet's Return, based on the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman takes audiences
on a journey into the private and public life of this famed Underground Railroad
conductor, spiritual icon, revolutionary, guerrilla fighter, pathfinder for
women's rights and entrepreneur. Whose life spanned nine decades, and still
influences the consciousness of people throughout the world.

Tickets for performances: Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, March 4, (Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM)
New Castillo Theater
543 West 42nd Street
NY, NY, 10036
Alexander Quartet - Pair of tickets
Alexander Quartet - Pair of tickets
Contribution: $75.00

Several jazz critics have claimed that listening to tenor saxman Eric Alexander unfettered and at length, is one of the greatest treats in jazz. This imposing improviser performs with his mentor, the veteran pianist Harold Mabern and is joined by John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnworth on drums.

"…a tenor saxophonist who can play at all tempos, in all registers, and never without swinging mightily." - HOT HOUSE

DATE: FRI | FEB 23 | 8 PM | JAZZ
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354

Everything Old Is New Again Be-a-Deejay for 15 minutes
Everything Old Is New Again Be-a-Deejay for 15 minutes
Contribution: $150.00

Be a Deejay! Spin your favorite Pop & Jazz Standards & Show Tunes. Create your own 15 minute Music Radio Show!
Everything Old Is New Again Be-a-Deejay for 30 minutes
Everything Old Is New Again Be-a-Deejay for 30 minutes
Contribution: $250.00

Be a Deejay! Spin your favorite Pop & Jazz Standards & Show Tunes. Create your own 30 minute Music Radio Show!
WBAI Empire State Building Fund Holiday Party
WBAI Empire State Building Fund Holiday Party
Contribution: $500.00

We have all been concerned with the rise of conservatism, corporatism, xenophobia, racism, and homophobia, especially in the wake of Donald Trump's election. You've been reading about the new GOP tax plan that would steal from the poor to subsidize the rich. You've seen the attacks on health care. Moreover, you have been disgusted by the attempts to end net neutrality. What can we do?

WBAI 99.5FM is providing radio for the revolution. During the past year, WBAI has been keeping people informed of right-wing attacks through shows like “Trump Watch” , “Democracy Now”, “Vantage Point”, “First Voices Radio”, and Imhotep Gary Byrd's “Global Black Experience/Global Black Beat”. New and fresh progressive candidates have been interviewed on shows such as ”Jordan Journal” and “Advocating For Justice”. Listeners have been kept abreast of how financial policies will impact them through the show “Economic Update”. WBAI's other programming informs listeners about arts, culture, and health.

Isn't this worth supporting? We have to keep WBAI's progressive airwaves alive despite attacks from the corporate interests. Please join us for a special fundraiser.

“Supporting Radio for Revolution”

Date: Wednesday, December 13th

Time: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Featuring Richard Wolff of Economic Update, A Special Tribute to David Rothenberg, and

A Surprise Guest from Our Revolution