Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Screening: The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States @ e5
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ABC’s of Socialism and the Sanders Movement @ e5
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Screening – Ava Duvernay’s 13th @e5
Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Ecuador’s Mi Cometa, Coordinator José Luis Echeverría on the Human Right to Water @e5
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 6:00 p.m. Dalit, Student and Workers’ Resistance In India @e5
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. @ encuentro5
The Occupation of the American Mind
ISRAEL’S PUBLIC RELATIONS WAR IN THE UNITED STATES
This event was originally scheduled to feature Iyad Burnat who was not issued a visa from Israel and who was thereby denied the right travel to the US. As a way of supporting Iyad and getting insight to the ongoing struggle there will be a screening of a brilliant new film that gives the context for Iyad Burnat’s failure to secure a US visa in time to make his presentation. This event is organized by United for Justice with Peace.
ABC’s of Socialism and the Sanders Movement
with Nicole Aschoff, Associate Editor of Jacobin Magazine
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. @ encuentro5
A primer on socialism targeted to former Sanders voters and consideration of a possible socialist electoral platform. This event is organized by the Boston Socialist Unity Project.
Screening: The 13th
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M. @ encuentro5
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
This event is organized by MassMovement.
Ecuador’s Mi Cometa on the Human Right to Water
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, 2016, 7:00 P.M. @ encuentro5
Mi Cometa’s work promotes and advances the recognition and implementation of human rights through the active participation of residents living in urban marginalized areas of Ecuador. Mi Cometa does this through developing community led-management processes in the areas of housing, art and music, youth education, and programs that advance social control over public services.
This event is organized by the Color of Water Project.
Dalit, Student & Worker Resistance in India
with Padma, Pratyush & Amit
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. @ encuentro5
Presentations by local activists Padma, Pratyush, and journalist Amit on the resistance, especially by dalits (such as in Una, Gujarat), students and workers, that is emerging in India against the present government. Pratyush will provide an account of the student resistance in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in the face of right wing assault, and their victory in student elections. Amit, a previous student leader at the same university will discuss his recent experience being involved with the student movement. Padma will talk about the Una incident and the aftermath of political agitations. The event will be chaired by Dorotea Manuela.