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(en) US, NYC, MAMAS RISING UP! - MOTHERS DAY FESTIVAL TO BE HELD SUNDAY, MAY 9th 2004

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Date Fri, 23 Apr 2004 12:37:03 +0200 (CEST)


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Mamas Rising Up!, a FREE annual event, will be held for the second year
to reclaim Mothers Day and address the issues that women and mothers,
especially low-income families, face every day. This year's event
includes speakers: Katherine Arnoldi, author of The Incredibly True Story
of a Teenage Mom; Ayo Harrington, Producer of WBAI's prisoner's program
called "On the Count!" speaking about the prison industrial complex and
families; Nermin Abdel-Wahab of SLAM, talkiing about student mothers; Women
in Black; a member of Casa Atabex Ache; Maureen Lane from the Welfare Rights
Initiative at Hunter College; The Colorado Sisters of NYC Zapatistas and
Coatlicue Theatre, speaking about violence of women in Juarez and autonomous
women's organizing (also will be performing), and others. The day will also
have entertainment fromGraciela Monteagudo, Argentinean autonomista and
puppeteer; Green Circus, environmental theatre for kids; Tomasia "infiniTEE"
Kestner, hip hop recording artist and mama; the Mahina Movement; and kids
activities.
The Peoples Law Collective will hold a skill share about the rights of parents
at demonstrations. Other events are planned throughout the day, which will run
from 12-5:30 on May 9th at La Plaza Cultural Garden (9th street between B & C,
Manhattan).
In the case of rain, the event will be held at Campos Plaza Community
Center, 611 E. 13th St, between Aves. B & C. For more information email
mamariseup@yahoo.com or visit http://mama-nyc. org. Mamas Rising Up! is
organized by M*A*M*A, a grassroots collective of mothers and women based in
NYC.
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* [Ed. notes: MAMA is anti-authoritarian grassroots collective
of radical mothers and kids]


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