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Hip Hop and Media Organizing Against Displacement, Colonization and Gentrification

w/Detroit based emcee & activist ** INVINCIBLE ***

Friday August 7 2009

Venue: Flack Block, W2 Launchpad
Address: 157 W Hastings
Cost: free

Hip Hop and Media Organizing Against Displacement, Colonization and GentrificationHip Hop and Media Organizing Against Displacement, Colonization and Gentrification
w/Detroit based emcee & activist ** INVINCIBLE ***

Friday August 7th. FREE!
Doors: 5:30 pm @ W2 Flack Block Gallery
Address: 157 W Hastings
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

Bus tickets and snacks provided
Child-friendly/childcare on site

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Invincible will screen and discuss the hybrid docu-music-videos "People
Not Places" featuring Abeer and Suhell Nafar (DAM) and "Locusts" featuring
Finale, both directed by Iqaa the Olivetone. These films will show the
relationship between gentrification and colonization and ways that people
are not only resisting but also developing visionary alternative and
sustainable solutions.

She will also lead a participatory workshop about local organizing
strategies and generating ideas to bring new people and energy into the
local anti-displacement projects in Vancouver and surrounding areas.

Please join us in a rare opportunity with acclaimed and award-winning
artist Invincible, you won't want to miss it! Includes traditional Coast
Salish welcome and presentations by local organizers from Boycott Israeli
Apartheid Campaign, DTES Power to Women Group, and No One Is Illegal.

Presented by No One Is Illegal with the support of W2, Under the Volcano
Festival of Art & Social Change, EMERGENCE Music, Downtown Eastside Power
of Women Group, Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign.

For more information call 778 885 0040 or email


* About Invincible:

It is truly rare to find an artist like Invincible. Talib Kweli has called
her one of the most talented emcees he's ever heard. Her spitfire wordplay
has gotten her acclaim from fans all across the world, while her active
involvement in community organizing through Detroit Summer's Live Arts
Media Project and US Palestine Youth Solidarity Network has taken her
music beyond entertainment. Invincible’s latest evolution, and long
awaited solo debut "Shapeshifters" is even more rebelliously appealing.

Listen here:

* About the films:

People Not Places is a journey through a "birthright" tour of Israel where
the buried Palestinian significance of each location comes to light.
Intertwined between verses are interviews from various perspectives
exposing the myth of a "Jewish birthright" to a land Palestinians are
denied the Right of Return to. These insightful voices also show the
importance of Right of Return, how it can be actualized, and how it
connects to the resistance of occupied and displaced communities from
Turtle Island to Puerto Rico and beyond. Directed by Iqaa The Olivetone.
Produced by EMERGENCE Media and PEP

Locusts presents groundbreaking music, lyrics, and interviews with youth
and community activists about profit-driven urban development schemes that
displace inner-city neighbourhoods. Directed by Iqaa the Olivetone.
Produced by EMERGENCE Media

* About Iqaa The Olivetone, film director

Iqaa The Olivetone is a music video director, artist and musician. Based
in Detroit and New York, his work focuses on documenting and catalyzing
social change and cultural representation.

Organizer: 778 885 0040

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