COME! MEND! is a response to the urgent need for healing and action in the US. Through workshops, town halls, collection drives and the lending library we seek to provide space for thought expansion, conversation, information and amplification. We’ve had the opportunity to partner with organizations/entities such as NYLAG, Tamizdat, World Music Institute, Dance Liberation Network, NYC Artist Coalition, Come Together, Moogfest, ADAPT Community Network, Drug Policy Alliance, Cannabis Cultural Association and Policy People, addressing the Cabaret Law, accessibility in NYC spaces, protection of one’s self and others from ICE and immigration officials, the oppressive prison system, drug policy reform and environmentally conscious practices.
'THE WAR SHOW'
OCT. 10TH, 7-9PM
The War Show (Obaidah Zytoon, Andreas Dalsgaard, Alaa Hassan) follows Obaidah, a Syrian DJ, and her circle of friends, artists and journalists. This documentary begins with a protest in 2011 at the beginning of the Arab Spring, and follows into an increasingly tumultuous and violent state of civil war. With early excitement and optimism this group of friends films the brewing revolution. As the conflict develops, the camera becomes "...an event in itself and seemed like salvation for the people. But it was also a source of danger". Join us on Tuesday, October 10th from 6-9pm along with producer Alaa Hassan for a screening of "The War Room" and a Q+A with Hassan about the film, and their work.
OCTOBER THEME: SKILLSHARING
In October we focus on the knowledge contained within our community though the process of skill-sharing! Primary school talent shows may have taught us that everyone probably have something exceptional to offer, and if not exceptional, then useful. In acknowledgement and appreciation of that knowledge, this month we have fielded contributions from members of our community, who share our thoughts and spaces! Through them we can learn about creative statement writing, how to mend, mixing board basics and the healing power of weaving.