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Friday, May 22nd: Dinner and a Film: A Benefit For Rock Paper Scissors Collective

May 14, 2009

Hi folks, the Rock Paper Scissors Collective is the amazing place full of friendly, community-minded people who make the RPS Zine Library possible.

It’s a place where you can walk in, get involved, take classes that cost next to nothing and go from a worm composting workshop to a crafts day to a zinemaking jam in the course of a day.

And it needs your help–there’s a benefit coming up on May 22nd which offers delicious gourmet food, arts, cocktails and film to help RPS meet its grant goals.

Sign up here!

Friday, May 22nd: Dinner and a Film: A Benefit For Rock Paper Scissors Collective

  • 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • 6-7 Cocktails in the garden w/musical guests tbachesterstreet2.jpgchesterstreet1.jpg
  • 7-8:30 Dinner of locally harvested foods prepared by Chez Panisse chef, Jerome Waag and Christine Manoux of Secret Cafe.
  • 8:30 Artist talk with Community Collaborations commissioned artist, Julie Plasencia, about her audio-visual project in collaboration with RPS youth interns documenting sources of income and employment in West Oakland using historical images,oral histories, and photography. The year long project will culminate in an exhibition at RPSC in June 2010.

Maquilapolis9-11pm  Screening of Maquilapolis (City of Factories), by noted director Sergio De La Torre. MAQUILAPOLIS is a documentary about (and by) workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories, the maquiladoras. The project is a collaboration between filmmaker Vicky Funari, artist Sergio De La Torre, and Tijuana women’s organization Grupo Factor X, with the participation of the human rights organization Global Exchange and the environmental activism non-profit The Environmental Health Coalition.

Donations benefit, Community Collaborations, RPSC’s program that links the arts community with the non-arts and larger community in Oakland. Donations will be used to match the $5,000 challenge grant we received from the East Bay Community Foundation.

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