Rochester joins with movements throughout the world in opposition to corporate greed and war. Groups will gather in Rochester to learn, network and move toward actions that "will make another worlds possible."
(August 22, 2003) Rochester joins with movements throughout the
world in opposition to corporate greed and war. Groups will gather in
Rochester to learn, network and move toward actions that "make other
(There is a link at the bottom of the article to the Rochester Social
Forum website, where you can find information on how you can get
BWT is producing Rainbow Theater Festival, a series of performances devoted to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender themes. We are currently looking for readers real-life stories of sexuality. Anyone, regardless of sexual preference, may submit.
Green Party candidate for City Council Jason Crane filed nominating petitions today for the East District City Council race, becoming the first person in memory to earn the right to challenge the incumbent by mobilizing supporters in every area of the East district.
Doug Rokke , US Army expert on depleted uranium, spoke at the Rochester VFW on July 23, 2003. This is a two hour version of his talk and Q&A. NOTE: These are broadcast quality .mp3 files, so download them to your disk - don't try to stream them. It will take a while but this talk is worth it. Make copies and give it to everyone you can find.
(August 04, 2003) Twenty-some of Rochester's poor decided to stand out against poverty
and the practices of the
Department of Human and Health Services (DHHS) today. They met at
noon at the Liberty Pole to gather for a march and to present their
grievances to all who were willing to hear, stating, "It's time for poor
people in our community to unite and demand our rights to thrive and
live at a standard of Human Dignity, Respect, and Equality." The march
involved members of both Poor People United and the Rochester
Poor People's Coalition and proceeded from the Liberty Pole to the
DHHS offices at 691 Saint Paul Street.
(August 01, 2003) ... this whole week I have felt as if someone
was going to jump out at me from behind a potted plant screaming
"Smile! You're on Candid Camera! The past 3 years have all been a horrible
mass hallucination perpetrated on you, and everyone else in this country,
by a few prankster scientists living in some shack in Wyoming! We don't
have a Supreme Court appointed ex-cokehead fratboy hick for a president,
we never had an entirely unjustified war, the Terminator is not running
for office, and Jennifer Lopez is not the most renowned celebrity of
our time! It's all been a cruel cruel joke!" Outside of the general
surreal-ness of my day to day life (which this week included waiting
on the cast of Deliverance, and seeing a grown man brought to tears and
tantrum for lack of coconut cream pie), I was also lucky enough to catch
El Presidente's press conference...
(July 19, 2003) A dynamic, upbeat Pride Parade and Festival, Cirque La Gay, drew a crowd of 10,000 as members of the GBLT community fearlessly showcased the complexity of human potential.
The parade from East Ave. to Manhattan Square Park featured 54 organizations, 800 people, from Rochester, Buffalo, Toronto, Washington, DC, and Florida, noted founder and organizer David Kosel. We started eight years ago with a Gay Pride March. The events today have taken gay pride from a one-day event to a week-long celebration. Rochester Pride Week 2003 offered interfaith services, athletics, films, and social events.
An all ages show, The Little Prince will be presented as the second show of a double bill performance including The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman at the Visual Studies Workshop at 31 Prince Street beginning July 25th and running through August 3rd, 2003. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00pm. Single tickets range from $8-$10 and may be purchased at the Bread and Water Theatre Box Office in person or to reserve tickets call (585) 538-2105.
An all ages show, The Yellow Wallpaper will be presented as the first show of a double bill performance including The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry at the Visual Studies Workshop at 31 Prince Street beginning July 25th and running through August 3rd, 2003. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00pm. Single tickets range from $8-$10 and may be purchased at the Bread and Water Theatre Box Office in person or to reserve tickets call (585) 538-2105.
(July 13, 2003) “This is Bonnie to Security. We have some people here passing out something,” said a festival official into a cell phone about to kick out a handful of activists. After a few minutes of negotiations Bonnie proved to be a compassionate person as she directed the activists to a spot a few feet away, but on the other side of the gate, to continue their prank.
The Creative Protest Affinity Group passed out applications for sweatshop jobs at the Corn Hill Festival today.