a message from Asia Pacific Islanders Peoples Solidarity (APIPS)
a grassroots coalition in New York City
On Thursday, May 21, we will be holding a public event to screen
about the village of Takae in Okinawa,
where the Japanese government plans to surround the village
with heliports for Ospreys flown by the US air force.
We will also hold a discussion with
someone who was involved in the production of the film,
and we hope the event will generate discussion on
strategies for advocacy to stop US base expansions in Okinawa.
THEATER: Emmett, Down in My Heart
until May 17
We wanted to share this special play with everyone. Here is the description:
Emmett, Down in My Heart takes the audience on a haunting journey into the landscape of race and violence in America. Historical text, music, and immersive staging interweave to tell the story of the horrific murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 Mississippi. Till’s brutal lynching, the acquittal of his killers, and his mother’s insistence on an open casket exposed hidden truths of the Jim Crow South and stunned the world, striking a chord in the national conscience.
ART WANTED: A&C joins Peace Art Campaign: Art for Peace and Planet
As part of BFP Arts & Culture Committee’s Peace Art Campaign Takin It To The Streets,
we are asking you to participate with us in Art for Peace and Planet!
Contribute your art work in the form of a poster or sign
to build a just, sustainable, and nuclear-free world!
We invite students and artists of all ages
to create art (in the form of a sign or poster) in our Takin It To The Streets campaign,
to be a part of our contingent in the March on Sunday, April 26. We want our contingent to be beautiful, uplifting,
and also to bring our message to the world
which will be watching!
Plan to join us at Union Square at 1 pm, on Sunday April 26,
and march with us to the United Nations,
where we will have a table at the Festival.
Art work will be displayed in and around our table,
and photographed for posting on our website.
All participants will receive a peace button and a
certificate of participation. Continue reading →
Who We Are
Our mission is to bring together cultural workers and artists working in all media and performance arts with the focus on contributing to building the peace and justice movement in Brooklyn. Read more
We invite you to join the Arts & Culture committee and get involved.