Let’s Reclaim the Anti-War History of Mother’s Day!
An Afternoon of Short Films and Performance Art….
Sunday May 14, Mothers Day
Parkway Pizza and Pub Theatre
(This event is all ages)
1834 Park Blvd @ E 18th St.
Celebrate resistance to military recruitment
and the growing opposition to war from within
Its jammed packed tight with inspiring words, music,and theatre!
Inspiring us are Aimee Allison, headRush,
Carolyn Norr, Ryan Harvey(yes,of Riotfolk!),
Eric Escobar, Evan Hastings, Teatro del FEO and YOU!!
Army Conscientious Objector and mother who is a writer,
speaker, and community activist on issues of peace and justice.
She has been a leader in the counter-recruitment movement
and in counseling soldiers who are resisting the Iraq War.
Her commitment to Oakland’s future -children – has led her to run for
city council. The election is just a couple weeks away.
lives in Oakland, where she works doing creative writing and
community art with youth. She writes and performs
poetry as a way of maintaining clarity in a crazy world,
and has just completed her first novel.
Combines elements of Xicano theatre and spoken word to create a unique
rush of psycho-politico head-trips and satirical commentary.
Teatro del FEO
Performing “Operation: ‘In La Kech’ “(Mayan for ‘you are my other self’)
Filmaker born and raised in the Bay Area. His films have screened
at festivals and on television internationally. Both of Eric’s parents
are Vietnam Veterans, his film “One Weekend A Month”
is about what war costs families.
is a Theatrical Educator, Poetic Performer, & Innovative
Activist. Integrating Theatre of the Oppressed, Drama Therapy
and elements of Hip Hop culture into his approach to artistic
social healing. Evan is currently working with Opera Piccola
as a Resident Artist teaching Hip Hop Theatre in Oakland public
middle and high schools.
is an anarchist activist/organizer and folk musician
originally fron Baltimore, MD. He has been involved in
anti-capitalist and anti-work since 1999 and is a member
of the Riot-Folk Collective
More performers TBA!!
“One Weekend A Month”
Written and directed by Eric Escobar
Synopsis: Busy single mom Meg McDermott is having a routine crazy Monday morning
when her phone rings. The caller delivers some news that turns her life, and lives of her
children, upside down.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival 2005, Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking
Ashland Independent Film Festival 2006, Best Short Film
*Discussion with local filmaker Eric Escobar after showing
“The Fifth Commandment”
by Elia Arce
2 US Marines talk about “The War on Terror” and the lasting effects of war on their lives.
Excerpt from the film:
USMC Matt: “I think about history and then about the atrocities that we are committing. I think about Germany and used to wonder, where were those people, how did they just let it happen? And here I am. I am one of those people. I let it happen.”
Event hosted by Courage to Resist and the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors(CCCO)