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  • rachel mercy
    ... From: Project YouthView To: vistaproduction@yahoo.com Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:42 AM Subject: Call
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 27, 2012

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      Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:42 AM
      Subject: Call for Youth Film Entries

      Call for Youth Film Entries
      Project YouthView 2013 Call for Youth Film Entries! 
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      Hello Youth Filmmakers & Instructors:

      Alternatives in Action’s Project YouthView is pleased to announce our 2013 Call for Youth Film Shorts! It's that time of the year for youth to show us their talent and creativity by submitting film shorts of 10 minutes or less. All youth film entries are due January 18, 2013. Selected filmmakers will have their pieces showcased at a premiere event and will be eligible for an Audience Choice and Judges' Choice Award package that includes a cash prize. This year, the Judges' Choice Award will be selected by prestigious judges that include Russell Simmons, William H. Macy and award-winning writer, Terence Winter. Download the 2013 Entry Form.
      We are pleased to share the date May 9, 2013 has been set for Alternatives in Action's 9th Annual Project YouthView Film Festival presented at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex. Sponsored by HBO, Project YouthView is the premier bay area event that showcases the power of young people through film.
      Check out Project YouthView on our website at www.alternativesinaction.org to learn more about the event and to download the call for entry form today. Like us on Facebookwe will keep you up-to-date on our news! If you have any questions contact us at projectyouthview@... or 510.285.6290 ext 307.
      We look forward to reviewing your submissions!
      P.S. We are currently seeking a college or graduate student intern, judges to review the film shorts (youth and adults), committee members to help plan the event, and event sponsors. Let us know if you are interested!
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    • Regan Brashear
      Dear friends, Hope you re doing well. We re hosting a screening, in north Oakland, of the new documentary about the life of Anne Braden and her work organizing
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 27, 2012
        Dear friends, 

        Hope you're doing well. We're hosting a screening, in north Oakland, of the new documentary about the life of Anne Braden and her work organizing white communities in the South for racial justice. Once again we've seen a national election where racism is so prominent in how it's used to divide working people. Anne Braden's work is an important example of building the multiracial coalitions needed to bring about a better, healthier, more just and equitable country. 

        Suggested donations are $5-20 and all proceeds will go to the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program. It would be great to see you there! There's more information about the movie and the program below. Space is limited so please try to arrive early. Check out our Facebook event for more information.

        With love and solidarity,
        Regan & Dave

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        “If it was Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King who convinced me to join the struggle, it was Anne Braden who showed me how to do it.
                  - Bob Zellner, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's first white staff member

        Dear friends, please join us for a screening of the deeply inspiring, new documentary about the life of civil rights leader Anne Braden, called ANNE BRADEN: SOUTHERN PATRIOT

        This event is a fundraiser and community-builder for the "Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizing Training Program for White Social Justice Activists," otherwise known as the Anne Braden program, facilitated by the Catalyst Project

        * Please spread the word and bring your friends/co-workers/families! 

        *Location: Good Bellies Cafe in Temescal (north Oakland), 4659 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California 94609

        * Date: Friday, Nov 30th

        * Doors open at 6:45pm. Film will start at 7:30. Discussion will follow. 

        * Requested donation of $5-$20 sliding scale.

        *No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

        *Venue is wheelchair accessible. If you should need any accommodations, please contact us beforehand to allow for any necessary arrangements.

        * Please be fragrance-free to respect our friends with sensitivities. (http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html)

        Please contact Regan or Dave at info@... or #415-963-1376 with any questions. 



        This 4 month political education and leadership development program is designed to support the vision, strategy, and organizing skills of white activists in becoming accountable, principled anti-racist organizers building multiracial movements for justice.

        * Learn about systems of oppression and privilege in a collective liberation framework 
        * Develop an understanding of white supremacy along with patriarchy, capitalism, heterosexism, imperialism, anti-semitism, the gender binary system and the state
        * Learn about histories of resistance and liberation, and about movements today
        * Learn about organizing and develop organizing skills
        * Gain grassroots fundraising skills
        * Participate in volunteer placements in racial and economic justice organizations led by people of color
        * Have mentorship and anti-racist leadership development opportunities

        WHO IS THE CATALYST PROJECT? (http://collectiveliberation.org/)

        Catalyst Project is a center for political education and movement building based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We organize in majority white sectors of social justice movements with the goal of deepening anti-racist commitment in white communities and helping to build multiracial movements for collective liberation. We do this by creating spaces for activists to collectively develop deeper political analysis, vision, strategy and organizing skills. Our work is based in the belief that all people have a right to dignity, housing, food, healthcare, meaningful work and healthy communities. We organize with the understanding that anti-racism can be a catalyst for challenging all forms of oppression and creating fundamental change.



        An Appalshop Documentary by Anne Lewis & Mimi Pickering
        77 min, 2012 • annebradenfilm.org

        from the film's website (http://annebradenfilm.org/about.php): "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot is a first person documentary about the extraordinary life of this American civil rights leader. Braden was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was “eloquent and prophetic.” When charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood in 1954, Braden used the attack to embark upon a lifetime of racial justice organizing matched by few whites in American history. Ostracized as a “red,” she fought for an inclusive movement community and demonstrated that civil liberties were essential for civil rights. After decades of being shunned by even the most progressive organizations, in 1989 Anne Braden was awarded the first Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty from the American Civil Liberties Union as a “lifelong leader of the movements for racial justice, labor rights, and peace in the South.”

        Described as “one of the great figures of our time” by historian Jacquelyn Hall, Braden died in 2006 leaving a remarkable legacy as a grassroots organizer, committed journalist, civil rights leader, movement strategist, social chronicler, public intellectual, teacher and mentor to three generations of social justice activists. In the midst of production at the time, the filmmakers continued with the documentary with other producers graciously contributing additional media.

        In the film Braden is articulate, insightful, challenging, self-effacing, and charming. Her reflections on the significance of a lifetime of racial justice organizing are interspersed with commentary from civil rights leaders, organizers, historians, students and friends who intersected with her at key moments in her life. Archival material of the civil rights movement and historical and contemporary footage of Anne participating in the social justice community are juxtaposed with a variety of interviews.

        In a time of war, terrorism, economic uncertainty, religious controversies and an African American President, unresolved issues around race and racial justice, civil rights and civil liberties, class and gender equity inform our national debates. Braden engages audiences with a unique southern voice for a much needed discourse on the continuum of struggle for civil rights and civil liberties from the founding of our democracy to the present, and the responsibilities of whites to join the fight against racism and white privilege. Through this exploration of Anne Braden's story we see not only the dangers of racism and political repression but also the power of a woman's life spent in commitment to social justice."


        Many thanks to Good Bellies who is opening their cafe for this event. We encourage everyone to support this locally owned business which hosts community events such as this one. 

        Note: They will be serving drinks and pastries at the event, but the kitchen closes at 5pm. 


        Please contact Regan or Dave at info@... or #415-963-1376 with any questions. We hope you can make it! 

        • “Anne Braden's life stories drill down to the roots of the country's struggles for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. I salute Anne for the extraordinary courage of her life.”
                               - Bob Moses, former Mississippi SNCC field secretary and founder, Algebra Project
        • "A magnificent portrait of the Anne Braden I knew: courageous, militantly anti-racist, and radical to the core. Anne Braden changed my life; this film will change yours." - Robin D.G. Kelley, Author and Historian

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