Wednesday, July 22, 2009

NY area events 7/25-8/1

1. SAT 7/25 & SAT 8/1: Last 2 Performances of “Las Escenas de la Cruz.”

There are only two more performances of this powerful play by NYC immigrant youths about their own and their friends’ experiences coming to the US and living and working here. Make sure you don't miss out on a unique experience--order your tickets now.

--Saturday July 25, 1 pm
--Saturday August 1, 7 pm

At Dorothy Streslin Theater, 312 W 36th St, Manhattan
(A/C/E to 34th St-Penn Station)

Tickets: 866-811-4111 and
More information: &

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2. SUN 7/26: "Enemy Alien" screening, punk benefit in NJ

[Politics of Immigration co-author Jane Guskin is playing with two of the bands.]

Punk for Economic Justice
Sunday July 26, 2009

Ke Chu=Cha
Public Disturbance

PLUS: a preview screening of "Enemy Alien," a 70-minute documentary about the struggle to free Palestinian activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti from immigration detention:

Doors open at 3:30 pm
(film to start promptly at 3:30pm, followed by brief Q&A/discussion, then the bands)
8 Park St. (downstairs)
Montclair, NJ (see directions below)

$6-10 suggested donation at the door goes to help Palestinian rights activist and radio producer Sharin Chiorazzo battle a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. Sharin has worked for many years to support Palestinian rights and further the cause of peace in the Middle East. Sharin produced and hosted the "Live from Palestine" segment on WBAI, and helped win the release in April 2004 of her close friend and colleague, New York Palestinian activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti, from immigration detention. At the time of Farouk's death on July 21, 2004, he and Sharin were engaged to be married. Sharin has a young daughter, Nadia.

You can contribute to Sharin's medical expenses by donating at the show or by making a check payable to either "Farouk Fund" or "Sharin Chiorazzo," note "healthcare" on the memo line and mailing it to Sharin Chiorazzo, 267 Mattix Run, Galloway, NJ 08205. (Donations are not tax-deductible.)

Directions to the screening and show:

By car take the Garden State Parkway South to the Watchung Ave. Exit (151). Take a right at the light after the toll. Follow to the end (under train trestle). Take a left (Park Ave.) Follow 2 miles to 8 Park (just before Bloomfield Ave).

By bus (from Newark Penn Station): use NJ Transit Trip Planner:

For more information, email Greg at info (at) or call 201-803-7574
See show flier at

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