12/10/17: The People’s Theatre Project Presents We The People

PEOPLE’S THEATRE PROJECT presents

We The People
Youth Voices Center Stage

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 5pm
Clyde and Helen Wu Auditorium
Columbia University Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center
104 Haven Avenue

People’s Theatre Project’s community actors take the stage to address social injustice in their world. The event features three interdisciplinary original theatrical works created and performed by local youth ages 6 – 17, followed by a community dialogue.

Admission to the Event is FREE | RSVP Required

For more information and to reserve tickets visit:

www.PTP.nyc or call (646) 398-9062

Related: The Future Is Ours – A Q&A With Junot Díaz

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Spread Love: Cuentos

Gentrification is transforming New York City and beyond, one neighborhood at a time. The pernicious process converts vibrant and diverse communities into sterile and generic places that only people of means can afford to live in. Our beloved Uptown is not immune to gentrification. Djali Brown-Cepeda deftly tackles the gentrification that is destroying the very fabric of our neighborhoods with her short film, Cuentos.

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Mood Music: Dave Dar – Let it Off

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Forty Years, Same Corner | NY Times

Character Study
By COREY KILGANNON

 “She’s a neighborhood institution,” said one Harlem resident of Estelle Davis, a longtime crossing guard. (Photo: Chang W. Lee | NY Times)

“She’s a neighborhood institution,” said one Harlem resident of Estelle Davis, a longtime crossing guard. (Photo: Chang W. Lee | NY Times)

With a blast of her whistle, Estelle Davis raised a white-gloved hand and held back a column of oncoming cars bearing down on a group of schoolchildren ambling across the street.

“Come on, baby,” she said, ushering a straggler through the rush-hour traffic.

Ms. Davis has been a New York City Police Department crossing guard at the same location — the southwest corner of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and 145th Street in Harlem — for more than 40 years.

Read more: Forty Years, Same Corner | NY Times

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An Aspiring Performer Steps Back From the Edge | NY Times

The Neediest Cases Fund
By EMILY PALMER

Mr. Charleston atop the roof in Washington Heights that he lived on for two months. (Photo: Joshua Bright | NY Times)

He dropped his waterlogged loafers off the roof and watched them fall five stories.

Under a leaden sky, raw from a storm the night before, he looked across the cityscape dimpled with apartment lights and inched to the edge.

It would be so easy to lean over and let go, he thought.

G’Mario Charleston had been living on the roof of his former apartment building in Upper Manhattan for two months. He put one foot on the ledge, he said, and envisioned himself falling. Then he heard a baby cry from an open window.

Read more: An Aspiring Performer Steps Back From the Edge | NY Times

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Save The Date: 01/27/18 – Rise Up Inwood

Please come out to the venerable United Palace on January 27 for a special evening of hip hop music featuring Andy Mineo in celebration of the work of the Inwood Academy. The Inwood Academy serves students in grades five to twelve (nearly 900 young scholars) and their first class of seniors will graduate this year. Proceeds from Rise Up Inwood will go directly to the construction of Inwood Academy’s new high school facility.

For more info: Save The Date: 01/27/18 – Rise Up Inwood

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