23 October 2012

Tor Snyder and Jeremy Carlstedt at The Stone

TONIGHT! October 23, 2012

is located at
the corner of

avenue C and 2nd street

$10 per set
unless otherwise noted

students 13 to 19
admitted half price
children 12 and under free

10/23 Tuesday (RJP)
8 pm
Naomi Watanabe - Daniel Jodocy duo with special vocalist guests
Naomi Watanabe (drums), Daniel Jodocy (drums), special guests (voices)
"Voices from Ancestors!" Music inspired from the rain fertility rituals of Japan and South Africa!

10 pm
Tor Snyder and Jeremy Carlstedt
Tor Snyder (guitar) Jeremy Carlstedt (drums)
21st century red belt guitar and extra-sensory precision drums!


16 October 2012

NUTUREart 2012

Congratulations to the exceptional young artists featured in this year's NUTUREart benefit!

Charles Bank Gallery

196 Bowery, NYC
Sunday, October 28, 2012 VIP Night
Saturday, October 29, 2912

                                                      deshawn dumas

          Joan Waltemath                         Ruth Hardinger

EOS Chocolate at The Chocolate Invitational!

What better place for EOS chocolates to be, than 
The Chocolate Invitational Fall Festival in Malibu! 
Save the Date: November 17 and reserve your early bird pass (available through October 22) for a fun filled day of tastings and entertainment at the Great Spirits Ranch!

The Show Must Go On at MoMA

Jerome Bel's 'The Show Must Go On,' part of MoMA's Some sweet day exhibition, promises an amazing weekend of dance-performance in New York. Performing on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 is dancer/choreographer, Will Rawls (prolific not only as a choreographer, but in his interpretation of historic and contemporary pieces as well.  Rawls, who never fails to raise the bar on dance and performance based art, never disappoints.

The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor
Saturday, October 20, 2012       1:00pm and 3:00pm
Sunday, October 21, 2012         1:00pm 

Response with Jerome Bel and Steve Paxon 

Saturday, October 20, 2012       4:00pm


11 October 2012

State Dinner in Honor of Paul Taylor at the Lotos Club!


Here's to Universal Support of Education!

Yasmeen Hassan


A Day for All Girls, A Day for Malala

Posted: 10/11/2012 7:32 am

Today, on the first United Nation's International Day of the Girl Child, the world's thoughts are with Malala Yousufzai, the 14 year-old Pakistani schoolgirl and activist who was shot Tuesday in the Swat Valley. Taliban gunmen have claimed responsibility for the attack, citing her campaigning for girl's rights to education as an "obscenity." Two additional schoolgirls were also injured in the attack.
In 2008, the Taliban ordered the closure of all girls' schools in the district of Swat in the then North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan (now Khyber Pakhtunkwa) and destroyed over a 100 girls' schools in Swat. At that time, Equality Now attempted to bring a class action on behalf of Swati girls to establish the right to education, but neither law enforcement, prosecutors nor lawyers were willing to take a stand in the face of personal threats from violent extremists.
Malala Yousufzai, at the age of 10, refused to have her voice silenced and became a national icon of courage and hope. By the age of 11, she was awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize.

Four years later, she lays in a hospital bed in critical condition fighting for her life. There has been a global outpouring of sympathy and support. As one reader of a Pakistani paper commented, "Malala isn't a name, it's an ideology that can never be killed."
As the Global Director of Equality Now, I have had the honor to work with courageous girls around the world, who have braved all odds to challenge their treatment and denial of rights so that the world can be a better place for other girls. The courage and determination of 13-year-old Mary, who took on the Zambian government for refusing to take action when her eighth grade teacher raped her; of 11-year old Wafa who defied Yemeni traditions and walked out of a child marriage; of 15-year-old Mariam, who brought her father who had raped her to justice despite the immense stigma against sexual violence in Pakistan; and 13-year-old Makeda who continues to fight the Ethiopian government for mismanaging her case of rape, abduction and forced marriage are a few examples. These girls are teaching the world new ways of thinking about gender, discrimination and opportunity. It is our job to listen.
Adolescent girls are disproportionately vulnerable to human rights abuses that can have severe and long-lasting consequences and impact their potential as women. In 2008, we created the Adolescent Girls' Legal Defense Fund (AGLDF) to address the most common forms of gender-based violence, ensure legal systems protect girls and deter perpetrators from violating their rights. In collaboration with local partners, we have taken on cases of child marriage, female genital mutilation, sex tourism, rape and incest in the effort to elevate the voices of girls around the world and reshape the rule of law.
By mounting international pressure on governments, enabling victims to access justice, providing girls with supportive environments to discuss gender violence and discrimination and establishing legal precedents to prevent and better address future violations of their rights, these girls have become inspirations in their homes, schools and communities. It is my hope that Malala's struggle will be a watershed moment for women and girls' rights in Pakistan.
Going forward, the International Day of the Girl will be a day of advocacy and action, by and for girls, to highlight, foster discussion and advance girls' lives and opportunities across the globe. We all need to support and honor girls who have the courage to come forward and demand their rights so that they can become equal and active members of society. Today, we celebrate them and reinforce our commitment to make equality and justice a reality for all girls.
To learn more about Equality Now's Adolescent Girls' Legal Defense Fund, visitwww.equalitynow.org/agldf.
To learn more about the inaugural UN Day of the Girl Child, visit www.dayofthegirl.org.
Please note, girls' names have been changed to protect their privacy.
Yasmeen Hassan is a lawyer from Pakistan and Global Director of Equality Now, an international women's rights organization with offices in New York, Nairobi and London.


05 October 2012

We Can Be Heroes Art Exhibition in New York

End the Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa!

Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism exhibition opens in New York this Monday, October 8 at the Time Warner Center. 

Join the IRC, Save the Children, and Mercy Corp in supporting relief work in the Horn of Africa. DC Entertainment is onboard to match 100% of the donations!

Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle

Second Floor (In front of H&M)