Signs of Change at Exit Art

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Date/Time: 25/09/2008 12:00 am

Hey All!
This Thursday, September 25th there’s a lot going on!
at 6 pm & 8 pm there are panels for Signs of Change at Exit Art with panelists who have come from Japan, Oakland, South Africa and more…
and after the panels, the gallery will provide drinks so we can socialize and discuss the days events more informally.
plus at 4 pm there is a demo to Say NO to the Wall Street bailout (that I wish I could go to, but have to prepare for the panels…)
Hopefully see you tomorrow, 
about the panels:
September 25: Signs of Change Panels (http://www.exitart.org/site/pub/exhibition_programs/signs_of_change/public_programs.html )
6 pm Producing and Distributing Social Movement Culture
This panel discussion features producers from various movements and places whose work is in the Signs of Change exhibition. They will share with us their approach to participating in the development of social movement cultures.
Panelists include: Judy Seidman (South Africa), illcommonz (Japan), Favianna Rodriguez/Tumis Design (Oakland, CA), Sphinx/Indymedia Africa Working Group. Moderated by Gregory Sholette, Assistant Professor Queens College Department of Art, Co-Founder PAD/D & REPOhistory/New York.
8 pm Assessing the History and Future of Social Movement Culture: A Critical Analysis
Theorists and cultural producers critically discuss the role of art and culture in social movements. 
Panelists : Sasha Roseneil/Professor of Sociology and Social Theory, Director, Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birbeck, University of London (UK), Stephen Duncombe/Writer & Professor, NYU, Dee Dee Halleck/Media Activist, Co-founder Deep Dish TV,  Jose Vasquez/IVAW, CUNY Graduate Center. Moderated by Kazembe Balagun, Brecht Forum/blogger: blackmanwithalibrary.com (New York, NY). 
10 pm -12 midnight drinks and hanging out!
about the demo: 
This week the White House is trying to push through the biggest financial theft in world history with nary a stitch of debate. They’re asking for a blank check for over 1 trillion dollars to bail out George Bush’s Wall Street cronies who created this economic crisis in the first place.
If this passes, we can forget about any money for environmental protection, to counter global warming, for education, for national health care, to rebuild our decaying infrastructure, for alternative energy.
This is a historic moment. We need to act now while we can influence the debate. 
Let’s rally against this bailout in the heart of the financial district! Gather at 4pm, this Thursday, Sept. 25 in the plaza at the southern end of Bowling Green Park, which is the small triangular park that has the Wall Street bull at the northern tip.
    What: Say NO to the Wall Street bailout
    When: Thursday, September 25:  4pm
    Where: Southern end of Bowling Green Park, in the plaza area, by the bull statue
    What to bring: Banners, noisemakers, signs, leaflets, etc.
Do whatever you can for this historic event and contact all your groups and friends. This proposed financial bailout is without precedent and we have to stop it!
Since Wall Street is asking us to give them money for their worthless investments, some folks are planning to bring their OWN junk to Wall Street and see if they’ll buy it. Bring your collectible mugs and limited edition Thomas Kinkade prints and add ‘em to the pile!   This action inspired by Buy My Shitpile –  (http://www.buymyshitpile.com/
Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now
Open September 20th, 7pm!
Exit Art, New York City


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