KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR WEDNESDAY January 6th 2010
This is Paula, in for Crystal & Steve, with the KBOO Community Calendar for Wednesday, January 6th 2010
Food Not Bombs serves free vegan communal food every Wednesday at 5.30pm at Col Summer's Park (SE 17th and Taylor). For the latest updates on the winter hotline for assistance in shelter, food and clothing dial 211.<?xml:namespace prefix = o /><
Laura Russell is an artist who is also the founder and director of 23 Sandy, a gallery on NE 23rd. Here she talks about artist books and her current exhibition, a group show called The Assignment. The book here is by Karen Kunc.
Host Dmae Roberts previews "American Sueno" at Milagro Theatre. Writers Danel Malan and Rebecca Martinez, joined by Composer Joaquin Lopez talk about the process of putting together a touring show about marginalized outsiders pursuing the American Dream. Malan and Martinez talk about the process of writing this play based on interviews with the Portland community. We also get an in-studio concert with Lopez.
Leah Harris was orphaned after both parents were diagnosed with schizophrenia and died from medication toxicity. Today she is a leading voice in survivor activism, and her powerful spoken word poetry, including "I Was A Teenage Mental Patient," has been featured in publications including Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution, and DC Poets against the War: An Anthology.
With: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yukihiro Kotani, Takeshi Kitano, Aki Maeda
One of legendary Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku's last films, Battle Royale (2000) is an awesome, ultraviolent near-future tale of a government gone crazy. Each year, officials round up a herd of young teenagers and have them battle each other to the death. It's fitting for the times: the introduction explains that an economic crisis has put millions out of work and driven everyone to desperation.