Saturday, August 19, 2006

august 19

it's saturday, august 19th.
i have officially been a new yorker for three years.
and it rocks!

um- i have nothing more to say.

oh- wait!
i lied.
everyone who can should come to this event on thursday.

why, you ask?

well you'd be supporting and all the work they've done to rebuild, post-katrina.
and you'd be getting to see a pretty killer show courtesy of moby, the roots, and many others.
and you'd be getting lots of free liquor, thanks to the open bar.

but the most important reason?
i will be there.
and seriously, what could be more fabulous than that?


Don't let the press or the public ignore the anniversary of Hurricane
Katrina, the republican-led government's woeful response,
and the beautiful story of how Americans pulled together to hold each
other up in this time of need.

Incredible music from The Roots & Moby, reading by Tarik Trotter, Julia
Stiles, Ned Lamont, and other special guests..

and a 3 hour open bar. Let the spirit of New Orleans live for one hot
summer night in New York City--

Click here to order tickets:

------------------------------------------ Civic Action &

invite you to

We Will Not Forget Katrina: A Special Event to Commemorate Hurricane

• Musical performances by Grammy Award winners The Roots
( who'll be performing music from their new
album "Game Theory"
• Multi-platinum recording artist Moby
• Special reading from the book by Tarik Trotter of The Roots &
actress Julia Stiles
• Special appearances Executive Director James
Rucker, Ned Lamont, ACORN N.O. Executive Director Steve Bradberry and
MoveOn Executive Director Eli Pariser.
• Many more special guests, including many of the evacuees and
housing donors featured in the book.
& a special gallery of photos by C.B. Smith from It
Takes a Nation, generously provided by ColorEdge Art.

Compiled and Edited by MoveOn Cultural Director Laura Dawn, and
featuring the photography of C.B. Smith, It Takes a Nation is a series
of photographs of the evacuees and housing donors from the Hurricane
Housing program all living together and features extensive interviews
edited into first person narratives. Featuring a foreword written by
Senator Barack Obama,IT TAKES A NATION tells the extraordinary story
of how thousands of Americans came together to provide shelter,
sustenance, and hope to survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Through's Hurricane Housing website, volunteers brought aid to
evacuees by providing housing, cars, jobs, clothes, healthcare, and,
perhaps most important, community. Presenting a positive contrast to
the national shame that was widely felt about the Bush administration's
handling of the Katrina crisis, these candid first-person accounts and
portraits are a moving testament to the power of everyday people to
make miracles happen.

All profits from the book and this event will go to ACORN New
Orleans--one of the best groups on the ground in New Orleans, which
handles not only the rebuilding effort, but also fights for the
evacuees' rights every step of the way

What: Civic Action & present: We Will Not
Forget Katrina: A Special Event to Commemorate Hurricane Katrina

When: Thursday, August 24th. 7pm to 9pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Where: Crobar, 530 W. 28th St. New York, NY 10001, between Tenth and
Eleventh Avenues.


Click here to order tickets:

Produced by Laura Dawn of MoveOn
Civic Action & Rachel Goldstein of Goldstein Communications

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