For the past two weeks, friends of slain activist and Indymedia journalist Brad Will have been doing an immense amount of organizing to carry on his memory and in solidarity with the struggle in Oaxaca that he died documenting. The outporing of activity and creative resistance brought on by this tragedy has been inspiring and a worthy tribute to Brad's spirit. The October 30 protest at the New York Mexican consulate in particular combined the spirit of militant direct action with a series of beautiful artwork, and a memorial bike ride saw a ghost bike ridden by a likeness of Brad, camera in hand.
This weekend there are a number of events honoring Brad and developing solidarity with the struggle in Oaxaca and Mexico:
November 11th-12th, 2006, New York City.
A weekend of gatherings, memorials, concerts and conversations will take place over the weekend of November 11th and 12th, in New York City, to remember our dear friend and fallen comrade Brad Will. A memorial will take place in St. Mark’s Church on the Bowery from 1:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday the 11th. Other events are also being planned. See the calendar of events below for details on concerts and teachins that will be taking place over the weekend. By all means come to New York City to be a part of the gathering. If you need housing, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to participate in the planning, please sign up to the discussion list from this site, and send a message to the list server.
If you cannot come to St Mark’s on the Bowery, a live audio webstream will be available and a recording eventually posted to http://radio.indymedia.org. In addition, a memorial sound-box for people to share thoughts, voices, etc. can be found at http://radio.socialtechnology.net
On the calendar, thus far:
Sat, Nov 11th, 1-5PM, Memorial Gathering, St Mark’s Church on the Bowery
Sat, Nov 11th, 8:00pm-2:00am, 49 East Houston St. Hosted by musican friends of Brad Will.
Sun, Nov 12, Teach-in on Oaxaca and Solidarity Workshop.
Sun, Nov 12, 11am-sunset, Gathering and Celebration at Nueva Esperanza Encampment