Iraq Veterans Against the War Benefit
Iraq Veteran's Against the War Fundraiser, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Four Days in Chicago (film)
Warrior Writers, DJ Naomi Walker
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Iraq Veteran's Against the War Fundraiser
Iraq Veterans Against the War is proud to present,
From the past to
THE FUTURE OF CREATIVE RESISTANCE
A friend/fundraiser and evening of performances by muscians, poets, and veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq.
With special guests;
- Marvin Tate’s D-Settlement
- Jacob George from The Ride Till the End
- Warrior Writers
- DJ Naomi Walker
During our national convention IVAW is proud to present an evening of music, poetry, improvised skits, stories, and performances that dive into the past and future of creative resistance to militarism. Come out to hear great music, powerful poetry, and transformative stories, or to just have a good time, make new friends, and support IVAW.
DONATION: $10 donation at the door
PHOTO CREDIT: Veterans return military serves medals in 2012 at NATO Protest in Chicago, IL (Photo: Greg Miller), and in 1971 at Dewey Canyon Three Protest in Washington, DC (Photo: Fred W McDarrah).
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Marvin Tate's D-Settlement
A fab Chicago Artfunk (I don't know if that's a real word, but it fits) band that I was in from 1995-2005. Great music, great people, great memories...Love you all! Peace, Renee (aka "Songbird" or just plain Nee).
Four Days in Chicago (film)
Academy Award-winning filmmaker and lifelong activist Haskell Wexler takes a personal look at Chicago over four days in May 2012 - four days filled with politics, protest and police. The Occupy movement, the National Nurses Union, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Code Pink and others converged on Chicago to tell President Obama and Mayor Emanuel to stop the insane spending on wars around the world, and bring the money home for housing, schools and healthcare. Police were brought in from other states, and Mayor "1%" Emanuel spent $27 million to secure the city against the "threat" of citizens speaking out. It was a huge event in Chicago, but the national press wouldn't cover it; hardly anyone outside the city even knew what was happening. All the American media fed the people were sensationalized images of a menacing Black Bloc; they suppressed stories of intelligent Americans exercising their constitutional right to protest. Emanuel's decision to militarize the city to protect the war-makers of NATO raised a key question: is the government of the people, by the people, and for the people - or is it of, by, and for the 1%?
Warrior Writers is a veteran-focused arts organization that fosters artistic exploration and expression through casual, welcoming workshops and retreats. By reflecting and creating in a comfortable and open space, we encourage and support healing and community building.
Art making becomes the creative tool through which we understand and transcend experiences of trauma and emotional disruptions that are not easily identified but constantly felt.
Creative works are shared with the public in the form of books, performances and exhibitions, empowering veterans to share experiences openly and artistically, and providing opportunities for the broader public to better understand veterans’ experiences.
Through Warrior Writers, veterans have created a network of support and reprieve where artistic growth is developed and lasting friendship is built. Using art as language, we help bridge the gap between veterans and civilians.
DJ Naomi Walker
1960's and 70's funk & soul and remotely funky tunes from other bins.