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Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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June 2018

Memory of Forgotten War

June 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Forbes Library, 20 West St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Memory of Forgotten War conveys the human costs of military conflict through deeply personal accounts of the Korean War (1950-53) by four Korean-American survivors. Their stories take audiences through the trajectory of the war, from extensive bombing campaigns, to day-to-day struggle for survival and separation from family members across the DMZ. Decades later, each person reunites with relatives in North Korea, conveying beyond words the meaning of family loss. These stories belie the notion that war ends when the guns…

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Censored Voices

June 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Forbes Library, 20 West St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Censored Voices is an Israeli film drawn from censored audio tapes made within weeks of soldiers returning from the 1967 Six Day War .The film project was the initiative of Israel's best known anti-war author and activist Amos Oz to be shown in advance of the current 70th anniversary of the Israeli state and the Palestinian Nakba. These men were appalled at what they were required to in the 1967 war and nearly 50 years later gather to discuss the…

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July 2018

Fire at Sea

July 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Forbes Library, 20 West St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Fire at Sea was filmed on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa during the European migrant crisis, and sets the migrants' dangerous Mediterranean crossing against a background of the ordinary life of the islanders. The main characters are a twelve-year-old boy from a local fishing family and a doctor who treats the migrants on their arrival. Fire at Sea is a 2016 Italian documentary film that won the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. The film was nominated…

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August 2018

Conviction

August 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Forbes Library, 20 West St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Conviction is a documentary film about three Dominican nuns who took the proliferation of nuclear arms in the country personally. These women saw it a their duty, their mission, their religious calling, to break into a missle silo in Colorado, chant, pour their own blood and get jailed for their beliefs. They were convicted and sentenced to Federal Prison for their non-violent protest at a Minuteman III missile site in Northern Colorado. The film evokes important conversations about the role…

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October 2018

Two Towns of Jasper

October 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Forbes Library, 20 West St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Two Towns of Jaspar is perhaps the most revealing film about race relations ever made. Two filmmakers, one black and one white, who grew up together in one town, co—directed a film about a horrific murder of a black man in their home town. The fundamental difference in their reactions led them to conclude that making a film about the crime would provide an illuminating window on how race is lived in America. ‘On June 7, 1998, three white men…

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May 2019

Music and Social Justice Series: Charlie King & Candace Cassin

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Forbes Library, 20 West St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Forbes Library presents a series of workshop-performances about the role of music in social justice.May 22: Charlie King & Candace Cassin "Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn me ‘Round" offers a history of the Civil Rights Movement for African Americans from 1955 to 1967, highlighting activists such as Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker. Charlie King & Candace Cassin recreate these dramatic events using historic narrative, original music and over 230 PowerPoint images. It is a dramatic performance half a…

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June 2019

Resistance Film @ Forbes Library, June 12

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Forbes Library, 20 West St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (a.k.a. Chavez: Inside the Coup) is a documentary about the April 2002 coup attempt on the democratically elected Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez which briefly deposed him. The documentary argues that the coup d'état by an American-backed opposition party was the result of a conspiracy between various old guard and anti-Chávez factions within Venezuela and the United States. A television crew from Ireland's Radio Telifís Éireann happened to be recording a documentary about Chávez during…

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Resistance Film June 26, 6:45 – 8:30pm

June 26 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Forbes Library, 20 West St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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“Impeachment of a President , Bill Moyers Journal”  is a history of impeachment with constitutional scholar Bruce Fein who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Clinton, and with The Nation’s John Nichols, who wrote “The Genius of Impeachment: the Founders Cure for Royalism.  Discussion follows with Amherst-based John Bonifaz, author of the 2004 book “Warrior King: The Case for Impeaching George W. Bush.” Co-sponsored by Indivisible Northampton.

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August 2019

Labor Working Group

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Forbes Library, 20 West St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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The PVDSA Labor Working Group meets in the Bak study room in the Forbes Library. 7-8:45 pm.

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