How prejudice and discrimination continues to manifest in our world today:

The Phenomenon of Anne Frank

Barnouw follows Frank's emergence as a global phenomenon and what this means for her historical persona as well as for her legacy as a symbol of the Holocaust. 65 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Book presentation of Dutch historian and writer David Barnouw’s recently published book, The Phenomenon of Anne Frank. His talk will be accompanied by Dutch soprano Wilma Wever, who will perform songs by Juliana Hall set to texts of Anne Frank’s diary. Olga Gurevich, piano

Patch of Blue Sky in a World Turned Upside Down

Church of the Ascension, 5th Ave @ 10th Street, NY, New York

May 3-5, 2018 

in collaboration with Encompass New Opera Theatre and the Resistance Cinema

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Thursday May 3rd Opening Night:

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Music from around the world honoring the global family and the resilience of the human spirit, featuring music by Samuel Barber, Juliana Hall, Aaron Copland, Ricky Ian Gordon/Langston Hughes, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Traditional Greek/folk music and Spirituals, a new chamber piece by Richard Pearson Thomas, with singers, violin, piano, bass, percussion, and classical guitar resonating throughout the chapel to lift spirits and encourage finding peace and hope in challenging times.

RECEPTION FOLLOWING PERFORMANCE, EVERYONE INVITED.

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FILM: HUMAN FLOW by Ai Weiwei

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Thursday, May 03, 2018

This epic film journey led by the renowned Chinese artist-activist, Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to the massive human migration that stretches across the globe: from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, and Germany to Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Urgent stories of the refugee crisis capture their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice, and come at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. 
https://youtu.be/z_YbgOZYrOc

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LIVE MUSIC for families and youth by Sky Caravan

Saturday May 5th at 2 pm Family Program - Ascension Parish Hall, 12 West 11th Street

Friday, May 04, 2018

Ukrainian violinist Milena Davidowicz and Russian pianist Elena Panova, will perform exciting gypsy and Ukrainian music and will introduce young audiences to playing stringed instruments. Everyone will have the opportunity to play an instrument.

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​FILM: AIDEN'S BUTTERFLIES

Saturday May 5th at 2 pm Family Program - Ascension Parish Hall, 12 West 11th Street

Friday, May 04, 2018

FILM: AIDEN'S BUTTERFLIES, Love with a Sense of Purpose

An Olga Talyn production, Brad Mays film, and the Environmental Education Fund.

                                                                     
Aiden Wang, a young boy from New  Jersey raises and protects endangered monarch butterflies.  

Q & A with Aiden Wang

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4.1 MILES by Daphne Matziaraki

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Friday, May 04, 2018

Saturday May 5th at 7 pm:

The true story of a coast guard captain on a small Greek Island who is suddenly in charge of saving thousands of refugees from drowning at sea.(30') 

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THE ISLAND OF ALL TOGETHER by Philip Brink and Marieke van der Velden

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Friday, May 04, 2018

A short documentary of tourists in conversation with refugees who crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek Island of Lesbos. While sitting on a little bench overlooking the sea, they speak about war, fleeing, home, work, love, but also cars and pets. This ode to humanism shows what happens when we take time to sit down and talk with each other instead of about each other. (23') 

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NEW SANCTUARY  by Andre Daughtry

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Friday, May 04, 2018

A speculative film of art and spirituality that follows the deportation case of a former US green card holder named Ramesh who is currently fighting his deportation back to Guyana where he is a citizen. (31')

Q & A with Andre Daughtry, Ravi Ragbir, Immigration Activist and Founder of New Sanctuary Coalition, and Christine Zhou from New York City Mayor's office of Immigrant Affairs

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