Monthly Archives: May 2017

*RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 29* // Film Screening: Requiem for the American Dream

Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Kelly Nyks.

REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time—the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.

Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality—tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority—while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation.

Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time—the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.

The accompanying book, Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power by Noam Chomsky—containing additional interviews and 3x the material in the film—will be sold at a discount on the day of the event.

Film Screening: Requiem for the American Dream
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
7–9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York NY 10032

Mayo 28-Círculo de lectura para adultos

Una reunión casual para sumergirse en el hábito de la lectura y la literatura en español a través de cuentos ilustrados, poemas, relatos y más. Moderada por Mariel Escalante, voluntaria de Word Up.

Círculo de lectura para adultos
Domingo 13 de Mayo, 2017
3:00–5:00pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 avenida Amsterdam (en la calle 165)
New York NY 10032

May 27-Book Launch: “El increíble, sorprendente violín que se encogía

Word Up is proud to present children’s book author Thornton Cline and Washington Heights-based translator Mary Escalante, and their new book, El increíble, sorprendente violín que se encogía–the Spanish-language edition of The Amazing Incredible Shrinking Violin (story by Thornton Cline, illustrations by Susan Oliver).

Thornton Cline is a teacher, songwriter, speaker, and author of nine children’s books, two novels, and three nonfiction books. His songs have received Grammy and Dove award nominations, and he was twice honored with Songwriter of the Year for his hit song, “Love is the Reason,” recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck and Gloria Gaynor. He lives in Tennessee with his wife Audrey.

Mary Escalante is a writer, translator, and community interpreter. She is co-translator of the book Home at Word Up/En Casa en Word Up, a children’s picture book about a bookshop in northern Manhattan where she oversees a weekly bilingual story time. In 2017, Ms. Escalante was awarded by local NYC TV station Channel 23 for her outstanding work as an advocate of early literacy and reading for both children and adults, particularly for the Spanish-speaking community.
Word Up se enorgullése en presentar al autor de libros infantiles Thornton Cline y a la traductora establecida en Washington Heights, Mary Escalante,y su nuevo libro “El increíble, sorprendente violín que se encogía”, la edición en español de “The Amazing, Incredible Shrinking Violin“ (una historia de Thornton Cline con ilustraciones de Susan Oliver).

Thornton Cline es un maestro, compositor, orador y autor de nueve libros infantiles, dos novelas y tres libros de no ficción. Sus canciones han sido nominadas para los premios Grammy y Dove y ha sido galardonado dos veces por su exitosa canción “Love is the Reason” como “Mejor canción del año”, grabada por Engelbert Humperdinck y Gloria Gaynor. Radica en Tennessee con su esposa Audrey.

Mary Escalante es una escritora, traductora e intérprete en la comunidad en la Cd. de Nueva York. Ella es cotraductora del libro “Home at Word Up/En Casa en Word Up”, un libro infantil sobre una librería en el norte de Manhattan, donde se encarga semanalmente del círculo de lectura infantil bilingüe. En el 2017, Escalante fue premiada por el Canal 23 de televisión por su destacada labor como partidaria de la alfabetización temprana y la lectura para ambos, niños y adultos, particularmente en la comunidad hispanoparlante.

Book Launch: “El increíble, sorprendente violín que se encogía
Saturday, May 27, 2017
2–4pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue. (at 165 St.)
New York NY 10032

May 26-Warrior Queen Women’s Open Mic

Warrior Queen Initiative will be hosting a women’s open mic that will feature all female and gender nonconforming performers. All audience members welcome to enjoy the poetry, music and perhaps some comedy.

Free registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-warrior-queens-womens-open-mic-tickets-33976918879

Warrior Queen Women’s Open Mic
Friday, May 26, 2017
6:30–8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue. (at 165 St.)
New York NY 10032

Mayo 25- Tertulia Feminista

La actividad se llama “Tertulia feminista” y es organizado por un grupo de mujeres bajo el nombre de “Latinas en USA en rumbo al XIV EFLAC-Uruguay 2017.” USA Latinas on Their Way to XIV EFLAC-Uruguay 2017.

Tertulia Feminista
Jueves 25 de May0, 2017
6:30–8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 avenida Amsterdam (en la calle 165)
New York NY 10032