3 Wednesday Word Up happenings!

So many Word Up–related events in one evening! Tonight! On a Wednesday!! Perhaps one of these  will be up your alley:

DorothyDay

DOROTHY DAY: DON’T CALL ME A SAINT
What:
Documentary screening 
Location:
Word Up, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
Date:
Wednesday, February 26th
Time: 6:30 PM

Dorothy Day: Don’t Call Me A Saint tells the story of the New York writer and Catholic anarchist who at the height of the Depression unwittingly created what would become a worldwide peace and social justice movement. The Catholic Worker persists to this day in over 180 houses of hospitality and soup kitchens across the United States, in Europe, Australia, Canada and Mexico.

Interviews with Dorothy, her daughter, and close intimates coupled with never-beforeseen family photographs, personal writings and powerful archival footage paint a dramatic picture of Dorothy’s most difficult journey to create and live out a vision of a more just world. For more information: http://www.dorothydaydoc.com.

Dorothy’s social-justice-activist granddaughter, Martha Hennessy, will also be joining us for discussion after the movie.

NoNameUPCA

NO NAME TURNS 20
What: Comedy and variety show (Word Up in the lobby)
Location: United Palace of Cultural Arts, 4140 Broadway
Date:
Wednesday, February 26th
Time: 7 PM

“Tuesday nights at Word Up” have been synonymous with Eric Vetter’s No Name show since the first summer Word Up was open at 4157 Broadway (which was, coincidentally, across the street from the United Palace before the United Palace of Cultural Arts was begun as a cultural arts organization). As soon as Word Up returned in physical form at 2113 Amsterdam, No Name returned to our lives on Tuesdays once again.  Eric and his crew, however, have been putting together these shows for many more years than this, and tonight’s event at UPCA is a celebration of the 20th anniversary. Word Up is proud to be tabling in the lobby on this momentous occasion!

HarlemSoundProject_WUfundraiser

HARLEM SOUND PROJECT
What: Storytelling Jam
Location: The Chipped Cup, 3610 Broadway @ 149th St.
Date: Wednesday, February 26th
Time: 7:30 PM

The Harlem Sound Project is graciously doing a fundraiser for Word Up, and appropriately, it’s a storytelling jam! Come  and enjoy an evening of live music and storytellers from all walks of life. If you want to tell a story of your own, contact harlemsoundproject@gmail.com. We hope to have HSP perform at the bookshop soon!

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT, EVERYONE!

 

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