Category Archives: video

7 de Julio: Proyección de película/Screening: Mujeres Extraordinarias

Proyección de película/Screening: Mujeres Extraordinarias

Documental Mujeres Extraordinarias volumen II, una historia oral de mujeres dominicanas, con una gran trayectoria de lucha a favor de los derechos, realizado por Yildalina Tatem Brache (jurista, docente y documentalista dominicana). (60 min.)

This documentary Mujeres Extraorinarias, volume 2, directed by Yildalina Tatem Brache, features 4 exemplary women from the Dominican Republic, sharing their marvelous stories: Lulú Contreras, Magaly Pineda, Susi Pola and Milagros Ortiz Bosch.

Proyección de película/Screening: Mujeres Extraordinarias                                Sábado, 7 de julio, 2018                                                                                                       3–5pm                                                                                                                                  Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                                            2113 Av. Amsterdam @ calle 165                                                                                  Nueva York NY 10032                                                                 



April 27- Inside Assad’s Syria Film screening and discussion

Film showing and discussion of the Vice/HBO film: Inside Assad’s Syria – The Refugee Crisis and Beyond.
This documentary shows life inside Syria as it is under brutal dictatorship and war conditions. We will examine the causes of the refugee crisis and what we as part of the world community can do to help. Sponsored by: Syria Solidarity New York City

Inside Assad’s Syria film screening and discussion
Friday, April 27, 2018 
6:30-8:30 pm 
 Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

Junot Díaz shouts out Word Up at ABA’s Wi13

Last week at the annual American Booksellers Association (ABA) Winter Institute conventionJunot Díaz was one of the keynote speakers. Junot began his speech by thanking the ABA and all the booksellers and bookstores who have nourished him, not least Word Up Community Bookshop! Thank you, Junot, for the appreciation, and many thanks to the ABA for granting Word Up the opportunity to attend—with Word Up founder Veronica Liu serving on the ABA Diversity Task Force, and longtime volunteer Emmanuel Abreu attending through an ABA-sponsored scholarship, we were well represented!
Check out the full speech below.

December 13 – Socialist Action: The War in Syria

A Socialist Action Forum
The War in Syria: The Role of Imperialism and the C.I.A.

Propaganda from Obama, Trump, and the corporate media would have you believe that the violence in Syria represents “good” vs. “evil.” Bad Syrian President Bashir Assad against U.S. backed “freedom fighters.” But, who are these freedom fighters? Why are religious extremists fighting to topple Assad with support from the U.S./C.I.A. and the reactionary Saudi Arabian Sheiks? And, finally, what are Washington’s goals in this oil rich region? Come and hear the surprising answers to these questions and more. A discussion will follow with:

JEFF MACKLER, member of the Coordinating Committee of the United National AntiWar Coalition, West Coast Coordinator of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, National Secretary of Socialist Action (appearing via SKYPE).

JOE LOMBARDO: Co-coordinator of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)

Socialist Action: The War in Syria
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

*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
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York NY 10032