(Part 76) Vintage Seattle show flyers, '88-92. I vaguely remember going to one of the Peace Heathens potluck/jam session events- One of the things thats very different today from growing up in this time period and living in Seattle was that I took it for granted how normal the idea of teens living independant from their families was; kids couldn't wait to move out from their family homes, and many of us did before we were 18. A part time job doing unskilled labor was all that it took to pay for shared rent and community college classes or drugs or art supplies or musical equipment- whatever floated your boat as they say; consequently there were a lot of young people with the time and resources to focus on creativity and activism. It seemed like everyone I knew was equally concerned with both. The Peace Heathens fed the street kids who were largely strung out or turned out (good china white was also affordable) as well as gathering for jam sessions- in todays world its difficult to imagine how many teens there were out on their own, touring with bands, working on fishing boats, traveling the world and pursuing activism and art but thats how it was. john Strongbow was a local Renaissance Man, musician, artist, writer and community activist who published some graphic novels and put out a few albums that are insanely difficult to find even in Seattle. #johnstrongbow#activism#peaceheathens#johnstrongbowandthegetwellsoonband#okhotel#jamband#grunge#grungemusic#punk#seattle#seattlemusicscene#seattlemusichistory#showflyer#gigposters#gigposters#bookhawk1
@chinatownconcerngroup and @ccapdtes organizers at the #StandUpToRacism#StandWithCharlottesville anti-racism counter rally today in Vancouver. Thousands gathered at Vancouver City Hall to stand united against fascism, white supremacy, and Islamophobia. We will not be intimidated! ✨✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 / Second photo by Tina Lovgreen, CBC News
The NAACP Youth Council began a sit-in the Katz Drug Store lunch counter in Oklahoma City on Aug. 19, 1958, to protest whites-only seating at the establishment.
Led by Clara Luper, a high school teacher, and her students, the sit-in was as one of the first to garner national attention. 13 students were involved, some as young as 10 years old, Luper’s own children. Their efforts proved successful because shortly after the sit-in began the store owner agreed to integrate the lunch counter.
The group continued to protest other restaurants in Oklahoma City and was integral to integrating many others across the Midwest over the years.
"The free man is the man with no fears."
Two years ago I met Dick Gregory and he was such a humble and kind man. He listened as I asked questions and was surprised I had seen the movie Hot Chick which he played a small role in as the men's bathroom keeper. We stood there reciting lines from the movie and laughed and laughed. The legacy you're leaving behind in civil rights activism will not be forgotten. Thank you Brother Greg for all you've done and imparted in our lives❤️
😔rest in heaven ..a real hero! 🙏🏼 Richard Claxton Gregory (October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017) "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I understand there are a good many Southerners in the room tonight. I know the South very well. I spent twenty years there one night.
Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant and this white waitress came up to me and said, "We don't serve colored people here." I said, "That's all right. I don't eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken." Then these three white boys came up to me and said, "Boy, we're giving you fair warning. Anything you do to that chicken, we're gonna do to you." So I put down my knife and fork, I picked up that chicken and I kissed it. Then I said, "Line up, boys!" #dickgregory#civilrights#hero#rip#activism#rest#in#power#oneofus#comedy #😔
When #art is #activism is #education is #dopeness || #decolonization ✊️ #Repost @artnewsafrica with @repostapp
Performance of artist Satch Hoyt in the museum La Tertulia as part of his residency at @lugaradudas in #Cali#Colombia .
Hair Combing Cycle 1530
Hair combing as a symbol of colonial history detanglement
Hair is a cultural signifier, the politics of black women’s hair have long been of major interest in the discussion around the notion of blackness. Hoyt's performance re-enacts the daily grooming ritual performed in homes by African and African Diaspora mothers on their young children and on each other. This symbolic, poetic intervention of cross generational women unified in a cyclic formation to create a real time musical composition, is a defiant rebuke on the centuries of white supremacist, colonial and neo-colonial conditioning notions of beauty imposed on black subjects.
The performance is a multi layered action, a cross-semination of grooming and a form of oral knowledge distribution, the passing down of the codes from mother to child. The sonic antiphony of the comb through the curls is the detanglement of entangled chapters in traumatised colonial slave histories from African continent to the transnational African diaspora. The Hair Combing Cycle turns a lens on the act of violence inflicted on the oppressed, and the often violent retaliation returned to the oppressor #decolonization#resistance#empowerment#Africa#Africanheritage#africandiaspora#museolatertulia#lugaradudas#vansa#masartemasaccion#rawmaterialcompany#artscollaboratoryeducation
"This isn't a revolution of black against white, it's a revolution of right against wrong.." In memory of the brilliant Richard Gregory a true defender of democracy, rebel, activist' comedian and humanitarian. He was also a feminist and helped fight for the ERA. Now more than ever we need to show our respect and support of those who suffered and dedicated their lives for freedom. #dickgregory#civilrights#activism#comedian
L&J Rescue - Video to come. -
-~One has the moral obligation to disobey unjust laws~
Last night Jessie and I were checking out a few places and found a Broiler shed full of babies. It was unplanned but we had the opportunity to save lives and so we did. - Six babies were given the chance to leave the darkness of those sheds and for the first time today they are now experiencing the sunshine. - -They are about three weeks old and already double the natural size of a chicken. -
-In approx 7 weeks time they would have been brutally thrown into crates and onto a truck and taken to have their throats slit. -
-Because they have been genetically "designed" to grow rapidly, particularly for their "breast meat" they become top heavy which adds to the strain on their legs and causes them to be in pain and suffer with degenerative bone disease. Other health issues include cardiopulmonary problems and sudden death syndrome..
-Even the lucky ones will endure suffering due to their "design" for rapid weight gain for humans to eat their poor bodies.
These are just babies. They have not done anything to deserve this suffering, nor do we need to consume their dead bodies.
So many people eat these babies for protein and diet. How can eating the corpse of an unhealthy baby with illness and heart problems be good for you?
-Our health is just the bonus, what really matters is them.
Please consider all of those hidden in the darkness in sheds, factories, labs & go vegan for them <3
#rescue#vegan#activist#activism#life#inspiration#motivation#love#liberation#happiness#freedom#animals#animallover#friends not #food#health#fitness#mealprep#sunday
What a life @therealdickgregory lived! They just don't make them like this anymore. He will never be forgotten for his #activism , #comedy and #truth . I've had the pleasure of being in his presence several times, he was truly a national treasure. I'm praying for you and you're family @comicmarkgreg 🙏🏾 #DickGregory#RIP ✊🏾