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Ash Grove at the Improv presents Gospel Sunday!

Claudia Lennear will shake you to your soul. Renowned for her recent performance in the Academy Award winning documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom, and her personal history as a back-up singer for many great rock and soul groups, Claudia is an amazing lead performer in her own right. Her gospel trio features tight harmonies and riveting arrangements.

The Get Lit Players have performed widely – at the Hollywood Bowl, Queen Latifah Show, and even at the White House. The Get Lit Players are currently ranked third in the world for spoken word poetry (in the teen poetry competition, Brave New Voices). Be ready for the Get Lit Players to move your soul in this afternoon of Gospel.

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

Where will you find this incredible line-up of performers??

The Hollywood Improv, 8162 Melrose Ave., LA 90046. Cross street, N. Kilkea Dr.
Public transit: Metro Bus Line 10

Sunday, December 20, 3:30p; doors open 3:00p That’s this Sunday!

TICKETS: $20 @ 323-651-2583 corrected number http://hollywood.improv.com

Come, listen, and be inspired.

Daily Digest: Bernie Pearl: Two Concerts Coming Up!

“I am very impressed with this album …this is a GREAT body of work!” Chuck Purcell WDPS FM 89.5 Dayton.Ohio ———————————————————— …an exceptional fascinating blues man! ” “Bernie Pearl’s new solo album “Take Your Time” is a soulful and virtuos mix of Delta fingerpicking and slide guitar, that will touch your heart lyrically and emotionally. Singer and guitarist Bernie Pearl is not a confined traditionalist or retro musician, but his personality and his melodious interpretations makes of him an exceptional fascinating blues man! ” Eric Schuurmans, Rootstime Magazine, Belgium 2/27/14 Translated from Flemish by the writer. See the complete article: www.rootstime.be ———————————————————— Dear Friends: Great comments and reviews of “Take Your Time” keep coming in. Saturday, March 15, we will be celebrating its release in our annual concert at Boulevard Music in Culver City. What’s special about this one is that it will feature material from our new release, “Take Your Time”, and will be joined for several tunes by drummer Albert Trepagnier, Jr. who played such a key role on these recordings. In addition, each patron will receive a mountable fine art poster by artist EK Waller, honoring “Take Your Time”. Complementary, of course. Bassist Mike Barry and I produced the tracks and he will be on hand to play them with me, plus many other blues favorites. Boulevard Music is an ideal venue for fans to enjoy great music in an intimate setting without distractions. Admission is $20. Doors open at 7:30, show at 8:00. 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., at Culver.

(310) 398-2583 www.boulevardmusic.com Friday, March 21 we will return to San Pedro’s Alva’s Music to celebrate the new CD. Mike, Al, saxophonist Bobby Spencer, and myself will be on hand to play the blues for you. Each patron will be offered an EK Waller poster on the house. In Alva’s beautiful small amphitheater, we perform on a sunken dance floor, with great sound and lightning. People are invited to bring in their own picnic and beverages of choice. Alva’s is a San Pedro treasure that locals patronize in great numbers. Our concert in the 100-seater last year sold out in advance. Buy in advance and get there early for best seating. $20 admission. Doors open at 7:30, show at 8:00. 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro 90732 Info: (310) 833-3281 Tickets: 1-800-403-3447 http://www.alvasshowroom.com (http://www.alvasshowroom.com/) www.facebook.com/events/1400076793590944 “Bernie Pearl is one of Blues Moon Radio’s treasured discoveries. Thank you for gracing us with a copy of “Take Your Time”… your selections are wonderful, you treat the music with such respect and your artistry is at once delicate and powerful. You infuse the recording with your personal touch – all while remaining true to the art form. Clair DeLune, Host, Blues Moon Radio (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blues-Moon-Radio/122167914529584) WUSC 90.5 fm Columbia, So Carolina

The Ash Grove; Bernie Pearl and Barbara Morrison, Live and a new CD: Sat. night, Feb. 15

Bernie Pearl and Barbara Morrison, Live and a a new CD: Sat. night, Feb. 15

Valentine’s Day is here, and tomorrow night we celebrate the release of my new CD, “Take Your Time”, with a Champage Reception, CD Concert, and Blues Jam at Barbara Morrison’s Performing Arts Center. It’s always great to hear that people are enjoying the music. I’d like to share a quote from concert promoter, musician, and fan, Michael Gliona: “Technically this is the best self produced CD I have ever heard. Vinyl has nothing over this one. Bernie’s guitars sound like they are right there in your room. Plenty of natural ambience. Artistically it is a knockout. Bernie Pearl (https://www.facebook.com/bernie.pearl) digs deep. The incomparable Barbara Morrison (https://www.facebook.com/barbaramorrisonblues) adds perfect vocal support.” If you love the Blues, you’re going to want to join us at Barbara’s place tomorrow night! On Saturday, February 15, The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center will host a Champagne Reception and CD Release Concert to celebrate blues guitarist Bernie Pearl’s just-released recording, “Take Your Time”. The evening will start with a 7:30-8:00 champagne and hors oeuvres reception in the atrium. At 8:15 the focus moves to the theater stage where Pearl, Morrison & Band will perform selections from the CD. An All-Star Blues Jam follows at 9:30, featuring sizzling New Orleans guitar master Big Terry DeRouen, and L.A.’s greatest real-deal blues singer, Jamie “Blues Boy” Powell. Joined by Bobby “Hurricane” Spencer, Mike Barry, Albert Trepagnier, and special guests, they will jam the Blues. And for the dancers, the venue has recently been remodeled for that purpose. All guests will be offered a complementary “Take Your Time” poster, designed by EK Waller, as a memento of this special evening. Copies of the CD will be offered for sale, and Barbara, Bernie, and the Band will be available for autographs. Tickets are $20, available at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at www.barbaramorrisonpac.com Parking – Ample metered parking adjacent to the Center runs until 8:00, free thereafter. Bring coins. Reception, Concert, & Jam Admission $20 Saturday, February 15, 7:30 – 10:30 The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center 4305 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90008 Information: www.berniepearl.com berniepearl@hotmail.com bmorrblues@aol.com (310) 462-1439 ============================================================ Copyright © 2014 Ed Pearl- The Ash Grove, All rights reserved.

The Ash Grove: REMINDER: Sunday’s Great Events: OPEN HOUSE at (CSPG) ~ IN MEMORIAM, JOHN LENNON

REMINDER: Sunday’s Great Events: OPEN HOUSE at (CSPG) ~ IN MEMORIAM, JOHN LENNON

You Are Invited to An OPEN HOUSE At The Center For The Study Of Political Graphics Sunday, December 8th, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Center For The Study of Political Graphics –

CSPG 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230 – Suite 103

At The New Peace Center, Located Between Venice Blvd. & Washington Place, Adjacent to 405

Please Visit CSPG’s New Space!

Refreshments – Archive Tours – Holiday Shopping Parking in the Rear of the Building. For

More Information Call: 310- 397-3100 or Email: cspg@politicalgraphics.org (mailto:cspg@politicalgraphics.org) www.politicalgraphics.org (http://edpearl-ashgrove.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&id=1eb4aa5f0a&e=5617d3d307)

With Over 80,000 Posters, the CSPG Archive is the Largest Collection of Post World War II Graphics in the United States. The Center for the Study of Political Graphics collects, preserves, and exhibits posters relating to historical and contemporary movements for social change. Through its varied programs, CSPG is reclaiming the power of art to educate and inspire people to action. There has never been a movement for social change without the arts—music, poetry, theater, posters–being central to that movement. Political posters in particular are powerful living reminders of struggles worldwide for peace and justice. Communication, exhortation, persuasion, instruction, celebration, warning: graphic art broadcasts its messages through bold images and striking designs. The archive contains more than 80,000 posters produced in a staggering array of visual styles and printing media, dating from the Russian Revolution to the present.

University, museum, and public collections of this material are rare, and are seldom accessible to the public. CSPG is uniquely committed to widely exhibiting this rich visual record of social movements. The Power of Poster Art All art is political, but not all art is overtly political. Protest posters flaunt their politics to generate controversy. Raw and aggressive or polished and sophisticated, political posters are the graphics of dissent from existing injustices.

Produced in multiples, often with urgency and any means available—offset, lithograph, silkscreen, linocut, stencil, woodcut, photocopy, or laser—few copies survive. Slapped on walls surreptitiously, often at great risk, by collectives and anonymous individuals or carefully fashioned by recognized artists in well-equipped studios, protest posters communicate instantly and directly to both literate and non-literate viewers. Like all art, political posters stir emotions and reflection. They can deepen compassion and commitment, ignite outrage, elicit laughter, and provoke action.

Transmitting and promoting the ideals, hopes, and dreams of millions who have dared to raise their voices in protest, political posters empower and propel diverse movements for social change.

Traveling & Virtual Exhibitions

Since the nineteenth century, posters have played an increasingly important role in public art. Because of their partisan content, they often have been neglected or destroyed. For this reason, CSPG’s timely traveling poster exhibitions are a unique resource. All exhibitions are presented from multi-issue and multicultural perspectives and come mounted and accompanied by translations, annotations, and other educational materials. The exhibitions illuminate and broaden understanding of diverse human-rights issues and movements past and present, including African-American, Asian, Chicano, Native American and Women’s rights; AIDS; anti-Semitism; Black Panther Party; Che Guevara and Latin America; ecology; globalization; gentrification and homelessness; immigration; liberation theology; political prisoners; racism, sexism and homophobia; protest in Los Angeles; the Viet Nam era; and the “war” against children.CSPG has more than two dozen traveling exhibitions (http://edpearl-ashgrove.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&id=4d119f3f8b&e=5617d3d307) that are displayed in museums, galleries, libraries, community centers, schools, religious institutions, concert halls, theaters, and government buildings. Selected virtual exhibitions (http://edpearl-ashgrove.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&id=16b62f5b2e&e=5617d3d307) are also available through this website. Contextualizing and deepening understanding of the historical forces at the heart of social and political change, CSPG brings these moving and visually stunning graphics to a broad cross-section of the population. Customized exhibitions are also available.

Acquisition, Conservation and Research

With more than 80,000 posters, CSPG’s growing collection represents one of the most diverse and important visual resources in the nation, and is frequently used by artists, activists, scholars, students, filmmakers, and playwrights. The collection includes posters from over 100 countries. The posters are physically vulnerable markers of historical frontiers, international relations, and popular sentiment. The historical sweep of the collection makes conservation of these fragile graphic records of the utmost importance, and CSPG is committed to preserving the archive for future generations. In addition to posters donated by over 1000 individuals and organizations, CSPG’s collection includes the La Peña poster archive, the Fireworks Graphics poster archive, the Bob Fitch poster archive, the David Kunzle poster collection, and the Jill and Michael McCain Collection. The archive also collects buttons and bumper stickers.

CSPG is a non-profit, tax-exempt educational archive. All donations are tax-deductible.

CSPG Staff

Carol A. Wells Executive Director/Founder

Mary Sutton Program Director
Joy Novak Archivist
Bo Doub Project Archivist
Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez Project Archivist
Alena Barrios Administrative Assistant

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The Talking Stick Presents: In Memoriam John Lennon Sunday, December 8, 2013 7:30 to 9:30 PM—Free*

Hosted by Ross Altman
At The Talking Stick
1411 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 ((310) 450-6052

With Special Guests Paul Zollo, Jeff Gold, Robert Wayne Jill Fenimore and Esaú Alemán; Eric Ahlberg will be running the sound board. On December 8 in 1980 John Lennon’s life was ended by an assassin’s bullets in front of the Dakota, where he and his wife Yoko Ono lived. One of the great artists of the 20^th Century—both as a member of the Beatles and on his own—John & Yoko had moved to New York City to get away from the madness of England’s tabloid press, but he couldn’t escape the madness of America’s gun culture. It pursued him relentlessly—like it had President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Medgar Evers and, a hundred years earlier, President Abraham Lincoln. The songwriter who had imagined a world without war, greed and hunger, could not have imagined a world without crazed music fans whose admiration could so quickly turn to spiteful and vengeful hate. In the years since John Lennon was murdered his music has continued to fill the void in our lives, and on this 33^rd anniversary of his death we give thanks for his life and remember his musical and political legacy. On the 33^rd anniversary of his murder please join us at The Talking Stick to sing some of his great songs and reflect on America’s possession by the gun lobby controlled by the NRA* For John Lennon is not the only victim of its murderous tyranny or misinterpretation of the 2^nd Amendment. Just this year we have seen Trayvon Martin gunned down in Sanford, Florida, by a vigilante who since a clueless Florida jury acquitted him of murder has been in custody four additional times for acts of rage and the threat of gun-violence. Thank the NRA. In Aurora, Colorado a coward invaded a cultural temple—a movie theatre premiering the Dark Night Rises, third in the Batman series—and gunned down twelve innocent young audience members—whose own courage in the face of terror was itself inspiring. The lives they saved demonstrated that their deaths were not in vain. Thank the NRA. And in Newtown, Connecticut last Christmas yet another “mad man” (a term we seem to have resorted to in order to conceal the systematic hold the gun manufacturers have on Congress through the NRA) entered a classroom and gunned down 24 children and 4 teachers and administrators. We remember these as well—as both victims and heroes. Thank the NRA. * Free with one food and/or drink purchase to support the Talking Stick! Contact: Ross Altman (323) 931-9321 * © 2013 Grey Goose Music (BMI) * All Rights Reserved. * *The opinions expressed in this press release are those of the author Ross Altman and do not necessarily represent those of other participating artists or the host venue. ============================================================ ** follow on Twitter (Twitter%20Account%20not%20yet%20Authorized) ** forward to a friend (http://us7.forward-to-friend.com/forward?u=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&id=fe03c5a089&e=5617d3d307) ** Add us to your address book (http://edpearl-ashgrove.us7.list-manage.com/vcard?u=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&id=6c47b18f94) ** Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp (http://www.mailchimp.com/monkey-rewards/?utm_source=freemium_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=monkey_rewards&aid=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&afl=1) ** unsubscribe from this list (http://edpearl-ashgrove.us7.list-manage2.com/unsubscribe?u=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&id=6c47b18f94&e=5617d3d307&c=fe03c5a089) ** update subscription preferences (http://edpearl-ashgrove.us7.list-manage2.com/profile?u=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&id=6c47b18f94&e=5617d3d307) follow on Twitter (Twitter Account not yet Authorized ) | friend on Facebook (# ) | forward to a friend (http://us7.forward-to-friend.com/forward?u=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&id=caae40716a&e=4f9ed2a7d1) Copyright © 2013 Ed Pearl- The Ash Grove, All rights reserved. A new format for The Ash Grove list! Hope you like it. Our mailing address is: Ed Pearl- The Ash Grove 882 Cleveland St. #21 Oakland, CA 94606 USA Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp http://www.mailchimp.com/monkey-rewards/?utm_source=freemium_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=monkey_rewards&aid=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&afl=1 unsubscribe from this list (http://edpearl-ashgrove.us7.list-manage.com/unsubscribe?u=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&id=6c47b18f94&e=4f9ed2a7d1&c=caae40716a) | update subscription preferences (http://edpearl-ashgrove.us7.list-manage.com/profile?u=6e49d094cce3022a65cbe3028&id=6c47b18f94&e=4f9ed2a7d1)

Get Lit hosts an evening at Dodger Stadium, Sunday November 17

Get Lit hosts an evening at Dodger Stadium, Sunday November 17

PRESS CONTACT: Jeannine Jacobi, 310.857.6994 or jeannine@freshpr.net

GET LIT HOSTS EXTRAORDINARY EVENING OF PERFORMANCE AND POETRY WITH CHEECH MARIN, NED COLLETTI, AND THE GET LIT PLAYERS

Event Will Benefit Over 10,000 Teens By Supporting Literacy Programs at Inner City Los Angeles Schools Sunday, November 17

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 21, 2013 –

Get Lit, a leading non-profit presenter of literary performance, education, and poetry programs that affects the lives of over 15,000 teens each year, is hosting an extraordinary evening of poetry and performance to benefit literacy programs at underserved inner city high schools. The event will occur on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

The exciting evening of entertainment and festivities will feature a special performance by Cheech Marin; a live auction conducted by Dodgers’ General Manager Ned Colletti with exclusive prizes including field level seats to a Dodgers game of choice, passes to the Prime Ticket Baseline Box Club for dinner, field visits during batting practice, and the opportunity to throw the first pitch of a game next season; and a slam poetry performance by award-winning teen poets, the Get Lit Players. Guests will also enjoy a grand buffet dinner created by executive chef Jason Tingley. Diane Lane started Get Lit in 2006. She was inspired by Chicano poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, who learned to read and write in maximum security prison and whom Lane played in a one person show (“Deep Sea Diving”) she wrote and performed. Lane eventually opened for Baca at detention centers, universities, and high schools across the American southwest.

After receiving tremendous response and requests from students and teachers alike, Lane put together the Get Lit curriculum and started the program at multiple high schools in Los Angeles. “This evening of entertainment is an awe-inspiring one as we honor Cheech Marin, a great supporter of the arts and a hero to the young people in Los Angeles whom we serve and who aspire to great things,” says Diane Luby Lane, founder of Get Lit. “There is no better way to enjoy outstanding performances, experience transformative poetry and literature, and to give back to the community at the same time,” she added.

General tickets to the event are $125 per person and $200 for VIP tickets, which include free parking, program recognition, and premiere seating. To learn more about the benefit event or Get Lit, please contact Jeannine Jacobi at (310) 857-6994 or jeannine@freshpr.net, call the ticket hotline at (310) 962-6696, or visit http://getlit.org.

About Get Lit – Words Ignite Founded in 2006 in Los Angeles,

Get Lit is a leading non-profit presenter of literary performance, education, and teen poetry programs. Get Lit uses the memorization and recitation of classic poetry as a launch pad for teen-created spoken word responses, fusing the two forms of expression into compelling performances, conducted by teens in school, after school, and through the organization’s own select group of Get Lit Players. These poet ambassadors from throughout Los Angeles perform both classic and spoken word poetry, inspiring fellow teens to read, write, participate in the arts, and be leaders in their community. Each year, Get Lit reaches over 15,000 at-risk teens in more than 45 high schools, turning students into motivated scholars inspired to stay in school and thrive. Learn more at http://getlit.org (http://getlit.org/) or check out video link http://www.youtube.com/user/glwordsignite?blend=1&ob=5.

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Reminder! Celebrate the Art of Resistance with the Center for Political Graphics, Sunday October 20!

** The Center for the Study of Political Graphics is excited to invite you to Celebrate the Art of Resistance at our 2013 Party Auction

– Please join us as we recognize these outstanding honorees: Activists/artists Cheri Gaulke and Sue Maberry will receive the Art is a Hammer Award.

Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it. -Vladimir Mayakovsky

Acclaimed teen poetry troupe Get Lit Players and their founder Diane Luby Lane will receive the Historian of the Lions Award.

Until the lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter. -African Proverb

Activist Attorneys Sonia Mercado and Sam Paz will receive the Culture of Liberation Award.

Culture contains the seed of opposition becoming the flower of liberation. -Amílcar Cabral

Sunday, October 20, 3PM 3pm: Reception and Silent Auction

4:30pm: Awards Program and performance by the Get Lit Players
Professional Musicians Union Local 47 817 Vine Street Hollywood, LA 90038

There will be an elegant reception, a dynamic poster presentation, and a unique auction of vintage posters and original artworks. The formal program will begin at 4:30 pm and will include award presentations and a performance by the Get Lit Players.

Cheri Gaulke and Sue Maberry met at the Woman’s Building, a feminist art center, in 1976. Their work combines art, activism and education. In 1981, they co-founded the anti-nuclear performance group Sisters Of Survival. Cheri is Head of Visual Arts at Harvard-Westlake School and Sue is Director of the Library at Otis College of Art and Design.

Get Lit Players, founded by Diane Luby Lane, is an award-winning classic and spoken word teen poetry troupe comprised of teenagers from throughout Los Angeles County. The Get Lit Players perform for over 10,000 of their peers each year, inspiring them to read, write and participate in the arts and be leaders in their communities.

Diane’s literacy and poetry system is being taught at over 40 schools throughout Southern California and expanding.

Sonia Mercado and Sam Paz are activist civil rights attorneys with a long and successful history challenging police misconduct and supporting the constitutional rights of prisoners. Their work supporting the rights of the incarcerated to medical care, to be free from violence and brutality and to end illegal police spying against community and political organizations have led to important reforms.

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Harmony for Humanity Concert October 10

The Ash Grove Harmony for Humanity Concert
For Immediate Release

October 10, 2013–Harmony for Humanity Concert:
It’s Time To Start Singing Again October 7, 2013 Hosted by Ross Altman Contact: Ross Altman The Santa Monica Synagogue (323) 931-9321 1448 18th Street
sgreygoosemusic@aol.com (mailto:sgreygoosemusic@aol.com) Santa Monica, CA. 90404 (310) 453-4276 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Program : Rabbi Jeff Marx Welcoming Remarks

Poem by Judea Pearl–read by Ross Altman

It’s Time to Start Singing Again: A Folk Music Concert Featuring the Songs of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Fred Neil, Don McLean, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and Ken Graydon Participating Artists: Mika’ele McClellan Carol McArthur Paul Zollo Martha Stevens–Storyteller Neil Harburg April Halprin Wayland Bob McCallam Jill Fenimore Alex Alejandro Soschin Tom Graham At Home In the World by Daniel Pearl–Read by Ross Altman

On what would have been Daniel Pearl’s 50th birthday (October 10, 1963) we celebrate Harmony for Humanity, an evening of music from many walks of life and national origins, from America to Egypt. In keeping with the mandate of Daniel Pearl World Music Days we feature an evening of music that highlights efforts to build bridges across divisions of misunderstanding, to create links on the chain of our common humanity, and to forge a peaceful world.

The tragedy of Daniel Pearl’s murder in Pakistan on February 1, 2002 carries that challenge into the 21st Century and makes even more vivid the human spirit that must prevail if we are to avoid the ultimate catastrophe of obliterating what Pearl eloquently described as My Favorite Planet, an album adapted from his stories for the Wall Street Journal that carried him into the heart of darkness. As a light bringer he remains a steadfast symbol of hope and courage in the face of evil.

Daniel Pearl was a musician as well as a journalist and his violin–like his pen–will be remembered as mightier than the sword, for they have outlasted his shortened life. Join us for an evening of music, poetry and storytelling that welcomes a diverse audience of artists, veteran peace activists and organizers for social change to come together for an evening devoted to the ideal for which Daniel Pearl gave his life–Harmony for Humanity. (c) 2013 Grey Goose Music ### ### ### ### ### ###

Celebrate the Art of Resistance with the Center for Political Graphics, Sunday October 20!

The Center for the Study of Political Graphics is excited to invite you to

Celebrate the Art of Resistance at our 2013 Party Auction

————————————————————
Please join us as we recognize these outstanding honorees:

Activists/artists Cheri Gaulke and Sue Maberry will receive the Art is a Hammer Award.
Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it. -Vladimir Mayakovsky

Acclaimed teen poetry troupe Get Lit Players and their founder Diane Luby Lane will receive the Historian of the Lions Award.

Until the lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter. -African Proverb

Activist Attorneys Sonia Mercado and Sam Paz will receive the Culture of Liberation Award.

Culture contains the seed of opposition becoming the flower of liberation. -Amílcar Cabral

Sunday, October 20, 3PM 3pm: Reception and Silent Auction
4:30pm: Awards Program and performance by the Get Lit Players

Professional Musicians Union Local 47 817 Vine Street Hollywood, LA 90038

There will be an elegant reception, a dynamic poster presentation, and a unique auction of vintage posters and original artworks. The formal program will begin at 4:30 pm and will include award presentations and a performance by the Get Lit Players.

Cheri Gaulke and Sue Maberry met at the Woman’s Building, a feminist art center, in 1976. Their work combines art, activism and education. In 1981, they co-founded the anti-nuclear performance group Sisters Of Survival. Cheri is Head of Visual Arts at Harvard-Westlake School and Sue is Director of the Library at Otis College of Art and Design.

Get Lit Players, founded by Diane Luby Lane, is an award-winning classic and spoken word teen poetry troupe comprised of teenagers from throughout Los Angeles County. The Get Lit Players perform for over 10,000 of their peers each year, inspiring them to read, write and participate in the arts and be leaders in their communities.

Diane’s literacy and poetry system is being taught at over 40 schools throughout Southern California and expanding.

Sonia Mercado and Sam Paz are activist civil rights attorneys with a long and successful history challenging police misconduct and supporting the constitutional rights of prisoners. Their work supporting the rights of the incarcerated to medical care, to be free from violence and brutality and to end illegal police spying against community and political organizations have led to important reforms. ============================================================