ALL THE INFO YOU NEED FOR WEARECHANGE NYC ‘Our Lives Post 911′ Conference!
WeAreChange will be holding a series of events in NYC this week, highlighting the post 9/11 world. The events will be a weekend long conference and fundraiser for 9/11 First Responders, encompassing workshops, vigils, speeches, presentations, music, art gallery & street actions. We have a detailed and packed schedule starting this Thursday, September 9th 2010 and ending Sunday, September 12th 2010. If you are unable to attend the event, no need to cry! We will have a “pay per view” live stream hosted by Live on Location. http://liveonlocation.tv/
To be sure everyone is keyed in on all details, we here in NYC decided to write up an extremely detailed schedule.
Please read carefully, it is a lot of information, but everything you need to know about the events, locations, times, and other things we think are important but maybe useless…
This itinerary can be tedious to read, like the ones your mom made on family vacations, just imagine how tedious it was for me to write…
Thursday- September 9th, 2010
Location: Union Sq(14th street between Union Sq W. & Union Sq E.)
When: From 4pm-6pm
How to get there:
By subway; Take the N,R,Q,4,5,L to 14th St Union Sq, it will leave you at the park.
You can also take the 1,2,3,F,V to 14th Street & 7th Ave, you will have to walk two blocks East, past 5th Ave to reach Union Sq Park.
Location: INN World Report Studios; 56 Walker St, New York, NY 10013
How to get there: Subway; Take the N, R, Q to Canal St Station, walk two blocks South on Broadway make right on Walker St. Venue is located about halfway on right side. Take 1,2,3 to Canal St Station walk West towards Avenue of Americas, Cross Canal St & walk 2 blocks South, make left on Walker past Church St. Venue will be located on left hand side halfway down block. Take A,C,E to Canal St Station , you will exit on Lispenard St, walk one block South and make left on Walker St, Pass Church St, venue will be located on Left Side halfway down block.
When: Doors open @ 7pm, Event starts approx 7:30pm till Midnight
What: This event will be a relaxing and fun start to the jam packed weekend. This event aims @ celebrating the activist with speeches, presentations, art work, comedy & music performed, presented & created by the “activist”!
Speakers/Workshops: Jonathan Elinoff, Robert Wanek, Alex(Federal Jack), Jesse Richards, WeAreChange Oklahoma presents the Oklahoma Bombing Panel, Brooke Kelley(“The Fairy of Truthiness”), Members of WeAreChangeNYC, Gary Franchi, Ralph Schoenman…
Art Work & Photography: Abby Martin, Brian Reeves of SlopArt, Dominick Andreana, Duke & Duchess Creations, Jamie O’hara, John Long Tan, Jon Allen, Kelley McCarthy, Scott Star…
Comedy: Johnny T, Jack Carter, Ray Combs, Hosted by Larry Swanson
Activist Idol: Participants will be able to go on a rant for 2min. There will be a panel of judges, Cindy Sheehan, Gary Franchi, Luke Rudkowski. The lucky winner will be a recipient of an “Golden Bullhorn” as well as the chance to present a speech at our main event on Friday. Please be sure to sign up, we don’t want to here crying from those who weren’t able to rant because they simply didn’t know to sign up…
(Credit must be given to the FSP in New Hampshire, we semi stole this concept, okay we outright stole it from Soap Box Idol @ PorcFest, we couldn’t help it!)
Music: The Almighty Terribles, Final Outlaw, SpellBinder…
Friday- September 10th, 2010
Location: Times Square, W42nd St @ Northwest corner of 7th Ave.
Transportation: Subway; 1,2,3,4,5,N,Q,R,F,V to 42nd Street Times Sq- There are multiple exits @ this huge subway hub, it is very easy to navigate through Times Sq. If you get lost, ask a cop… we can’t promise they won’t want to check your bag.
March: At approx 5pm there will be a few members of WeAreChange NYC that will lead a march to the event venue(80th st) marching past Rockefeller Plaza, Central Park & the CFR building during Fridays’ busy rush hour . This will be a vigorous march, approx 26 blocks North and 3 Avenues East, 2miles. At 68th street(CFR) they group will hop on subway for the remaining few blocks, be sure to have MetroCard we’re New Yorkers’, we don’t like waiting. Click me to see map.
Conference Main Event
Location: All Souls Church, 1157 Lexington Ave, NYC (E80th St & Lexington)
How to get there:
Subway; 4,6 to 77th Street Lexington Ave Station, walk 3 blocks North to All Souls Church
Bus; M79(crosstown) stops @ E79th st & Lexington Ave. M98, M101, M102,M103 all stop at 80th and Lexington Ave.
When: Doors open & events starts @ 6pm sharp-10pm
What: WeAreChanges’ main event. We will open with a flag precession & the Star Spangled Banner followed by Speeches and Presentations. We will close with ‘Amazing Grace’ performed by Westminster Choir & vigil for all 911 victims, survivors, responders & families.
Who: Bob Schulz(We The People Foundation), Cynthia McKinney(Former U.S. Congresswoman), Anthony Shaffer(Army Intelligence), William Rodriguez(WTC Key-holder), Cindy Sheehan(Anti-War Activist), Manny Badillo(Victim Family Member), Wayne Madsen, Annie Machon ,Colleen Rowley(FBI Whistle-blower), Ray McGovern, (CIA analyst), Niels Harrit, Richard Gage, First Responder Major Mike McCormick, First Responder John Citara, Jason Bermas(Loose Change, Fabled Enemies, Invisible Empire), Gary Franchi(FEMA Camp), Daniel Sunjata(Fx’s Rescue Me)…
Saturday- September 11th, 2010
Location: Ground Zero, 1st Vesey Street between Church & Broadway(along black fence), 2nd Vesey Street East of Church lined up against Postal Building across from Gated WTC site down to Path Station, 3rd
‘Remembrance Fountain’ in front of Building 7 parallel to Path Station (Giant Red Bulbs water fountain) followed by march.
What!?!?: Okay, the location segment seems tricky, we know. This is how it pans out…
The early birds will start arriving around 7am, at this time we will line up peacefully along the black fences of St. Paul’s Chapel on Vesey Street btwn Church St & Broadway. We will stay here til approx 8:30am.
At 10:30am we will peacefully and respectfully march in form towards the Path Station, down Vesey St(East). Again, we will line up along the postal service building(across from the gates of the WTC site).
It is there where we will wait through the moments of silence, paying respect to the victims & grieving family members. The name calling ceremony usually lasts from 8am-12pm with two moments of silence at 8:45am and 9:03am. During this time it is important to show the utmost respect for those who lost their lives that day and their grieving families, friends, as well as brothers & sisters from FDNY, NYPD, PAPD. Please, no bullhorn’s, shouting, screaming, yelling, accosting passerby’s, fighting, etc during this time. It is crucial that we do not engage in any negativity, we will have security present throughout the day, like every year, ensuring that we keep everyone safe & remain peaceful.
This year there will be an “Anti-Mosque” rally as well as the usual Agent Provocateurs. PLEASE DO NOT engage with any of them, regardless if you are against or for the Mosque. If they scream, yell, argue, dress up in dragon costumes, dance around naked, please remain silent & walk away. We cannot let this distraction take away from our message for Truth and Justice, especially for the 9/11 First Responders.
Around 12pm, we will gather at the ‘Remembrance Fountain’ in front of Building 7. Here we will call the names of ‘Forgotten Heroes’. The First Responders who lost their lives after 9/11 and are not acknowledged during the “official” name calling ceremony at Ground Zero.
At approx 1pm, we will leave the fountain and begin a march. Police Plaza, City Hall and up Broadway…
We will end at INN Studios, 56 Walker Street. Here you can go back to your hotel or housing arrangements, shower, eat, nap and come back for the PM Panels starting at 5:30pm.
>Panel Discussions- There will be two panel discussions broken down into AM and PM sets. The AM panels will be for those who wish not to attend the morning Street Action & Vigil or did not attend the previous evening conference… These panels are co hosted and co organized with INN World Report
Where: INN World Report Studios; 56 Walker St, New York, NY 10013
Who: Priya Reddy, Robin Andersen, Danny Schechter, Lynn Landes, Christina Borjesson, Cindy Sheehan, Elaine Brower, Matthis Chiroux, Sara Flounders…
Where: INN World Report Studios; 56 Walker St., New York, NY 10013
Overflow: M1-5 Bar 52 Walker St, New York, NY 10013
Who: Ray McGovern, Annie Machon, Mike Gravel, Don Siegelman, George Galloway, Cynthia McKinney, Ben Stewart, Jason Bermas
Overflow room info, we will have to comply with FDNY regulations, otherwise they can shut our event down. Next door there is a nice & trendy sports bar, M1-5. In case INN reaches maximum capacity, all others wishing to attend the event can watch a live-stream on T.V.’s and a projection screen. It will be $10 suggested donation.
Whoa I bought a ticket! Those who purchased tickets ahead of time will have guaranteed access to INN during the panels. All others will be first-come-first-served basis. $10 suggested donation in overflow room.
HUH?! Basically if you didn’t purchase tickets ahead of time you are not guaranteed a seat to watch the panels live at it’s current venue. It is first-come-first-serve basis. Also, if you are the type who likes to enjoy a cocktail, chat, network, attended the Friday evening conference, this will be a great chance for you to save a few dollars and hang out without having to be oh so quiet. $10 suggested donation in overflow room.
Sunday- September 12th, 2010
Where: INN World Report Studios, 56 Walker St. New York, NY 10013
Who: Peter Dale Scott, Brian Madden, Mark Crispin Miller, Michael Parenti, Imam Mahdi Bray, Abeb A. Ayoub Esq., Amin Nathari, Aisha H.L. al-Adawiya
Where: INN World Report Studios, 56 Walker St. New York, NY 10013 Brian Madden
Who: Wayne Madsen, Hank Albarelli, Ralph Schoenman, Kevin Ryan, Niels Harritt, Crockett Grabbe, Richard Gage
“Pay Per View”
Can’t make it? No reason to be upset or to envy your activist friends who don’t have work. You can watch it all live, just like Wrestle Mania. So here’s the deal, the amazing George Butler from GCN offered his services to us. Go to LiveOnLocation.TV, scroll down the page a bit and register for “Our Lives Post 9/11 Conference”.
Stream all the events live including, the Press conference from city hall, workshops Thursday the 9th, All Souls church Friday the 10th, street actions from Ground Zero Saturday morning of the 11th , and the entire “Our Lives Post 9/11” conference. $10 includes all. A portion of this goes to help 1st responders. We will send you the url and access code on Thursday the 9th. If you have any issues with that site, do not contact us, if you do you there will be a 0.02% chance you’ll get an answer. You must contact firstname.lastname@example.org LiveOnLocation for details about Livestreaming and “Pay Per View”.
Okay, so there it all is. Everything YOU need to know, in one lengthy winded post. I hope it helps one of you out there in internet land, and see you this weekend!!!!