[News] Celebrate the Children of Resistance - Berkeley, May 14 at 7 pm

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Thu May 1 11:22:55 EDT 2014

*See Angela Davis, Eve Ensler, Rosenberg/Meeropol family members, and 
others on screen in Berkeley May 14th, in /CARRY IT FORWARD: Celebrate 
the Children of Resistance/*


/ "It made me think about paying more attention to the 'small cases' 
that may be so wrong but not publicized as broadly." /

The Rosenberg Fund for Children <http://www.rfc.org> and the Middle East 
Children's Alliance <http://www.mecaforpeace.org>, with co-sponsorship 
from The Freedom Archives <http://www.freedomarchives.org/> and KPFA 
<http://www.kpfa.org/>, are teaming up at *Berkeley City College 
Auditorium at 7:00 pm on May 14th for the west coast premiere of /CARRY 
IT FORWARD: Celebrate the Children of Resistance./* 
(www.rfc.org/CIFberkeley <http://www.rfc.org/CIFberkeley>). This 
90-minute film stars activist legend Angela Davis as the narrator, Eve 
Ensler (/The Vagina Monologues/ and /Emotional Creature/) portraying 
Ethel Rosenberg, and Cotter Smith as Julius Rosenberg. It 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 their sons' firsthand accounts.

/CARRY IT FORWARD/ 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. Poet Martín Espada 
<http://www.martinespada.net>, folk duo Mike + Ruthy 
<http://www.mikeandruthy.com>, radical hip hop group Rebel Diaz 
<http://www.rebeldiaz.com>, international human rights attorney Lennox 
Hinds, filmmaker Shola Lynch, and other artists and activists round out 
the multi-generational cast.

MECA founder and executive director Barbara Lubin will open the event 
with brief remarks about their work aiding children and families in 
Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon. Jenn Meeropol, the Rosenbergs' 
granddaughter and executive director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children, 
will take questions following the screening. Proceeds benefit both the 
RFC and MECA and additional donations will be welcome at the event.

*View the film's trailer here* <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMUjV7V4FvE>

*Join and share the Facebook event here* 

· *Wednesday, May 14^th

· *7:00 - 10:00 pm

· *Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street
Tickets $20 ($10 for students & low income), proceeds to benefit the RFC 
and MECA (additional contributions to benefit the RFC and MECA will be 
welcome at the event)*

· *Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Order online at 
<http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/634435>* (includes service fee). 
Or avoid service charges and buy through the MECA office at 1101 8th 
St., Suite 100, Berkeley (call 510-548-0542 and ask for Sue or Nawal, 
M-F, 8am-4pm, or email **susan at mecaforpeace.org* 
<mailto:susan at mecaforpeace.org>*).*

Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
863.9977 www.freedomarchives.org
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