Encuentro5 World Social Forum Report Back and Peña

 

Sovereign Latin American nations (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile and Mexico) observe anniversaries of their independence from the Spanish colonizers. Puerto Rico a USA colony/territory led an unsuccessful rebellion to overthrow their Spanish colonizers (grito de lares). Globalization, racism, anti-immigrant sentiment and poverty are fueling People’s Movements for a second independence, economic liberation and the building of another world.

 

In August, tens of thousands of activists from around the world gathered in Montreal for the first World Social Forum in the Global North. E5 and Boston activists will present forum reports. Please join us Saturday, September 10th and share information and dinner followed by e5 Peña.

 

Another World is Necessary and together we can make it Possible!

Naciones soberanas de América Latina (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile y México) observan aniversarios de su independencia de los colonizadores españoles. La colonia de EE.UU. Puerto Rico atentó una rebelión para derrocar a sus colonizadores españoles (grito de lares) pero no lo lograron. La globalización, el racismo, el sentimiento anti -inmigrante y la pobreza están motivando movimientos populares por una segunda independencia, liberación económica y la construcción de otro mundo.

 

En agosto, decenas de miles de activistas de todo el mundo se reunieron en Montreal para el primer Foro Social Mundial en los países del Norte. Informes sobre el foro serán presentados por activistas miembros de e5 y Boston.  Favor de unirse a nosotros sábado, 10 de septiembre a las 4:pm para compartir, cenar y disfrutar la Peña.

¡Otro mundo es necesario juntos podemos Hacerlo!

 

Schedule of Activities 
4:00pm - 6:00pm  World Social Forum Report Back
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm - Late e5 Peña (sharing, song, poetry, music and you!)

encuentro5 
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 9A Hamilton Pl. 
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(downtown area across from Park St. green/redline station)

 

For more information/Para mas información - (617) 922-5744

 

Encuentro 5 Peña Celebrates Anniversaries of Latin American Independence/¡Encuentro 5 Peña celebra aniversarios de Liberación de América Latina!

Between 1808 and 1826, after three centuries of colonial rule by the Spanish and Portuguese imperialists, most of Latin America (aka Spanish and Portuguese  America) with the exception of Cuba and Puerto Rico was liberated during this period, Some of the better known revolutionary liberating leaders of national and social liberation from that era through today are: Bolivar, Zapata, Martí, Sandino, Che, and Comandantes Fidel and Raúl Castro, and Comandante Hugo Chávez.

 

Entre 1808 y 1826 , después de tres siglos de dominio colonial de los imperialistas de España y Portugal , la mayor parte de América Latina (también conocido como América española y portuguesa ) con la excepción de Cuba y Puerto Rico fue liberada durante este período , Parte del liberador revolucionario más conocido Los líderes de la liberación nacional y social de esa época hasta hoy son : Bolívar , Zapata , Martí , Sandino , el Che , y los comandantes Fidel y Raúl Castro , y el Comandante Hugo Chávez .

Please join the Encuentro 5 Community and friends in the Peña celebration of  Latin America Independence/únete a la Comunidad y amigos de Encuentro 5 en la Peña: Celebración en solidaridad con la independencia Latinoamérica

On Saturday, July 9,  2016  7:pm - 11:pm/el sabado, 9 de julio del 2016  7:pm-11:pm

9A Hamilton Place (across from Park St. Green and Redline Train stations)

encuentro5 commemorates and celebrates the anniversary or the 'Liberation' of enslaved Africans in the Americas

Saturday, Jun 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @encuentro5 - 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108

 

"encuentro5 commemorates and celebrates the anniversary or the 'Liberation' of enslaved Africans in the Americas"
 

Join us on the journey and enjoy music, dance and food, bring instruments, songs and stories. We have gathered a diverse group of performers on the program. We need you to help make this a memorable evening!

$5 suggested donation but no one turned away.

"Encuentro 5 Peña celebrates May Day with performances from James Connolly's Book Songs of Freedom by Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore"

 Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @encuentro5 - 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence
-Martin Luther King Jr

 
"Encuentro 5 Peña celebrates May Day with performances from James Connolly's Book Songs of Freedom by Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore"

After their appearance here, Mat will open the James Connolly Festival in Dublin in May. Mat is the editor of “Songs of Freedom” (PM Press).
 

Join us on the journey and enjoy music, dance and food, bring instruments, songs and stories. We have gathered a diverse group of performers on the program. We need you to help make this a memorable evening!

$5 suggested donation but no one turned away.

Songs of Freedom - A Performance from the James Connolly Songbook

 Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @encuentro5 - 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108

 

 As part of our build up toward May Day, join the encuentro5 community for a performance by Mat Callahan & Yvonne Moore. After their appearance here, Mat will open the James Connolly Festival in Dublin in May. Mat is the editor of “Songs of Freedom” (PM Press). It is a celebration of the life and work of James Connolly, the Irish revolutionary socialist martyred by the British for his role in the Easter Rising of 1916. These are the original Songs of Freedom, published in 1907, the Connolly Souvenir program, published in 1919, and the James Connolly Songbook, published in 1972. There are introductory remarks by Connolly's great ­grandson, James Connolly Heron, a biographical sketch by Theo Dorgan and a note about the making of the current book by Mat Callahan. Books and CDs will be on sale.

Read about Mat Callahan here: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat_Callahan or visit his website: http://matcallahan.com/

He will be joining us off an Ireland and US tour before going on to the Left Forum. The event will be co-sponsored with PM Press, publishers of Mat's James Connolly Songbook.

 $5 suggested donation but no one turned away.

 

April Peña: In honor of the "Easter Rising" (Irish Rebellion of 1916) Part (1)


Saturday, April 9, 2016,  7:00 p.m. 
Please join us to remembering  "Easter Rising" (Irish Rebellion of 1916)

When: Saturday, April 9th at 7:pm

Where: 9A Hamilton Pl.  (across from Park Street Green/Red Lines Train Station)
 

Join us on the journey and enjoy music, dance and food, bring instruments, songs and stories. We have gathered a diverse group of performers on the program. We need you to help make this a memorable evening!

$5 suggested donation but no one turned away.

 

Friday April 1th ! A Night with Manuel Santos

Manuel Santos play LIVE!

Friday, April 1st, 2016
8pm to late

Suggested Donation: $5

"Un amigo del vivir antes que nada, de la creacion y de la interpretacion, con un mensaje personal, rescatando el recuerdo de poemas y canciones
de conciencia y tradicion, despertando el sentimiento y la sencibilidad.

A friend of life above all, of creativity and performance with a personal message,
rescuing the memories of poems and song, conscience and tradition,
awakening feelings and sensibility...

Este es un desarrollo poetico que busca cantar el patrimonio de nuestros pueblos.
donde la tierra (la "PachaMama") y el pan amanecen cotidianos y generosos.

This is a poetic endeavor that attempts to express the patrimony of our people in song, where the earth ( "Pachamama" ) and the bread rise each dawn in abundance and generosity.

March Peña: International Women's Day


Saturday, March 12, 2016,  7:30 p.m. 
Please join us to celebrate March 8th is International Women’s Day!

 Join us at Encuentro 5 to Commemorate and Celebrate International Women

When: Saturday, March 12th at 7:pm

Where: 9A Hamilton Pl.  (across from Park Street Green/Red Lines Train Station)
 

This year the March calendars are  filled with activities celebrating International Women’s Day and acknowledging the impetus for change that grew out of the Civil Rights Struggle. The events will commemorate countless heroines who gave their lives in one way or another in the fight for the equality of women.  The commemorations go hand in hand with celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women globally.  However, here In the USA, women are still demanding “equal pay for equal work.”

 
While there is recognition that women are a significant part of  the workforce and frequently the sole wage earner in families, support for working women has been woefully inadequate. Gender inequality remains a major issue. 

for more information please leave message at: (617) 922-5744

Lets celebrate but remember we still have a lot to do!

Join us on the journey and enjoy some of the African influences on music, dance and food throughout the Americas, Caribbean and parts of Europe. Bring Afrocentric music, instruments, songs and stories. We have gathered a diverse group of performers on the program. We need you to help make this a memorable evening!

$5 suggested donation but no one turned away.

 

African Heritage and its Influence in the Diasporas


Saturday, February 20, 2016, (NOTE NEW DATE DUE TO WEATHER & SAFETY CONCERNS) 7:30 p.m. Please join us to celebrate our Africanyt Heritage and its influence on the many Diasporas - especially the many in the USA. We will honor our ancestors by sharing pieces of history not widely known or spoken about.

Among these facts are the collaborative relationships between Africans and those Indigenous Peoples of the Americas who had themselves been enslaved before the Africans were kidnapped, brought to this part of the world, and enslaved. This is a piece of history not mentioned and not included in US textbooks.

Join us on the journey and enjoy some of the African influences on music, dance and food throughout the Americas, Caribbean and parts of Europe. Bring Afrocentric music, instruments, songs and stories. We have gathered a diverse group of performers on the program. We need you to help make this a memorable evening!


Tema : "La Herencia Africana y su influencia en las Diasporas"

El Sabado 13 de Febrero los esperamos a las 7 de la tarde para celebrar y conmemorar la herencia Africana y su impacto en las diversas Diasporas de las Americas y en Estados Unidos.

Honraremos a nuestros ancestros compartiendo historias que nos son muy conocidas ni difundidas.

Entre estas historias, que no se incluyen comunmente en libros de texto en Estados Unidos, se encuentran las de relaciones de cooperacion con los pueblos originarios de America, ya esclavizados antes de que sus hermanos Africanos fueran raptados y esclavizados tambien en estas tierras.

Comparta con nosotros este viaje para celebrar ejemplos de diversidad de esta Influencia y Herencia Africana en las expresiones artisticas y culinarias de las Americas.

Pueden tambien compartir sus historias personales, poesias instrumentos musicales tipicos y canciones.

Hemos reunido a un grupo deiverso de Artistas para este evento y necesitamos de su participacion y apoyo para que esta celebracion sea inolvidable !!!

$5 suggested donation but no one turned away.

 

Peña Latinoamericana 'La Lucha continua'


Saturday, January 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m. The year 2015 has been an unforgettable and particularly difficult one re human rights violations, racist attacks on people of color and immigrants to name but a few of the oppressive actions in violation of our human rights to exist on this planet. January marks the Birthday of Martin Luther King whose life was taken while in the struggle against racism and war. He was one of several warriors who led movements during the "Civil Rights Era" who fought for human rights for all workers, immigrants, people of color, women and children and LGBT. There are many warriors too numerous to list here. Please join us at encuentro5 to commemorate fallen heroines and heroes of the struggle for human rights and celebrate our affirmation to continue the building and strengthening of human rights and anti oppression movements to victory in 2016! Bring your music, poetry, song and stories to share!  RSVP on Facebook or just show up! Presenters and performers will through their artistic talent bring us on their journey through pieces of history and liberation struggles! $5 suggested donation but no one turned away.

 

Peña Latinoamericana - International Migrants Day & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a night of folklore, storytelling, art y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song. The tradition of "Dia de los Muertos" originated in Mexico and is observed in Central and South Americas. We will expand the program to include martyrs who gave their lives in struggles for liberation and freedom of oppressed peoples. Please bring items such as photos, stories, poems,songs, music, favorite foods etc. to honor the memories of your loved ones who have passed on.

Please feel free to bring your own stories, songs, poems, or artwork to share. RSVP on Facebook or just show up!

Presenters and performers will through their artistic talent bring us on their journey through pieces of history and liberation struggles!

$5 suggested donation but no one turned away.

Anti-Capitalist Climate Justice Meetup

Anti-Capitalist Climate Justice Meetup

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 5:00 - 6:50 p.m.

Meet/greet/strategy session for anti-capitalist movement-building and solidarity organizing around local struggles for climate justice, (including environmental justice, racial justice, indigenous justice, economic justice, immigration justice, food justice, transit justice, and more) and a Just Transition away from the exploitative fossil fuel based economy in the Boston area.  Capitalism is destroying  our world and our city.  How do we destroy capitalism?LET’S MEET!  LET’S ORGANIZE!  LET’S CHANGE THE SYSTEM!

 

Afro-Venezuelans and the Challenges of Building a Communal State

How Afro-Venezuelan towns are creating communal networks for production and distribution to face the economic war

76 Atherton Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Jesus "Chucho" Garcia, born in Barlovento, Venezuela, intellectual, diplomat, writer and activist for the rights of people of African descent, studied education at the Central University of Venezuela, where he founded the Center for African American Studies "Miguel Acosta Saigne". He has conducted several studies and ethnological research on African diaspora. As Afro-Venezuelan activist has been co-founder and organizer of many both urban and rural community organizations and longtime advocate against racism and discrimination. He has written more than twenty books on the African diaspora and Afro-Venezuelan affairs. Mr. Garcia is currently the Consul General of Venezuela in New Orleans. This event is organized by Encuentro Diaspora Afro In collaboration with the Consulate General of Venezuela in Boston

 

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A PEOPLE'S CELEBRATION OF HOWARD ZINN
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