TONIGHT is our community meeting/presentation ’ BUILDING AS220’
doors open at 5:30 /// event at 6pm /// FREELearn how AS220 and the City of Providence have come so far from such humble beginnings! Discover the innermost workings of AS220, revealed to by our staff live on stage, and find out how you can become involved! Behold our vision for the future: BUILDING AS220 and how we can all co-create it!
And don’t miss out on your free AS220 tote bag!
After, please join us at AS220 for a casual talkback and meet / greet with food and drink available. The Bar at AS220 and AS220 FOO(D) will both be open at 5pm for business!
Can’t make it? Be sure to watch the event live on our YouTube channel - TV220!
Half-price parking next to Trinity Rep is available at the Civic Center Parking Garage (165 Washington St.). $5 for the evening with a validated ticket.RSVP online at: BUILDINGAS220.EVENTBRITE.COM
Special thanks to all of the fine folks at Trinity Repertory Company, whose generosity and support has been invaluable!
"It is important to recognize that we are a bilingual band because Norlan, our drummer, and I, are both Latino, but also because the Latino community is crucial to the United States of America, the history of punk music, and to the future struggle for liberation and justice. We live in a country that has used foreign policies to force people from other countries to the colonized and imperial lands of the United States of America, to work for lower wages, to be discriminated against by the police, to be deported by immigration officials, and to be stigmatized as a non-white group of people. We are here to say "NO," to this status quo and to call out these systems of oppression. We sing in English and Spanish because it is a political decision. The USA does not have to be an English speaking country, and USA punk does not have to be English speaking. When we look at the community organizing and protest culture in the USA and throughout the world we hear chants in Spanish, we see signs in Spanish, and we are touched by people who communicate in Spanish. We are bilingual with the intention to speak to as many people as possible."
— Victoria Ruiz of DOWNTOWN BOYS in conversation with Katie Alice Greer for Issue 31 of The Media, the SMASH IT DEAD issue
Animation by Faye Orlove
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