CARRY IT FORWARD
- Sat, May 31st, 5pm
- First floor, Room 63
- 2014 Left Forum*, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City College of New York, 524 West 59th St., New York, NY (btw 10th & 11th entrance closer to 11th)
- Register now for discounted rates as low as $15-$25 (students, youth, low income)
This 90-minute film stars Angela Davis, Eve Ensler and Cotter Smith (as Ethel and Julius Rosenberg), radical hip hop artists Rebel Diaz, folk duo Mike + Ruthy, poet Martín Espada, members of the Rosenberg/Meeropol family, and other artists and activists. It is a recording of the theatrical production staged in NYC on June 2013 on the 60th anniversary of the execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
The production uses dramatic readings, acted vignettes, poetry, music, and historical photos, to dramatize the last four days of the Rosenbergs’ lives through their prison letters and Robby and Michael Meeropol’s firsthand accounts. The film also tells the stories of present-day activist families the Rosenberg Fund for Children assists (including the family of Russell Maroon Shoatz), and celebrates current movements for peace, environmental justice, immigrants' rights, civil liberties and other progressive struggles from Idle No More and Stop, Stop and Frisk, to the fight to free all political prisoners.
*Featured live presenters at the 2014 Left Forum include RFC Advisory Board members Angela Davis and Harry Belafonte, plus Amy Goodman, Cornel West, Immortal Technique and others. Left Forum is the largest annual conference of the broad Left in the United States.This year's theme of Left Forum is "Reform and/or Revolution: Imagine a World of Transformative Justice.”