5th Annual St. Patrick’s (and St. Brigid’s) All City Gathering at Timbuktu!

March 17, 2007
On Center and Booth, in Riverwest!
Around 5 p.m. until ??

Help us document this wonderful event - add your photos and notes to the page Pictures from St Pats at Timbuktu 2007!

Final Note on St. Brigid’s Day 2007

Hi friends, neighbors and activists,

Come out and meet amazing people, and then talk, eat, drink and dance with us!
I’m helping to organize the glorious chaos for this yearly, non-smoking event at Club Timbuktu.
Sura

Hello culture creators!

The 5th Annual All City Gathering of socially engaged cultural creators is happening on St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17) at Club Timbuktu in Riverwest from 5pm to midnight. [I think we were mostly done by 10pm]
(Please note the schedule request below)

All are welcome to join us. Activists and “cultural creators” from different movements in our fair city will be sharing info on their causes and celebrating together. Soap box orations will be limited to 2 minutes and mixed with food, drink, creative expression, dance, and music by the Merry Band and David Drake. There will be plenty of opportunity to hang out and network with amazing, engaged people from all over Milwaukee, the “holy city of the sweet water seas.”

Here’s the schedule:

5 - 5:50
Open Mic, Universe Walk, NIA [more Nia next year? 2 15-minute sessions?]
Calling of Ancestors, George Martin

6 - 6:50 Speakers (at 2 mins. a pop)
Amorpha org for the Arts
Vince Bushell - Rant poetry on community
Tess Reiss - Transmission Meditation
Green Party
Peace Action Wisconsin
Milwaukee River Work Group
Michael Pettit - Puppetry movement for peace and unity
Gigi Pomerantz - Haiti
Harvey Taylor - poem
Milwaukee Renaissance
Riverwest Co-op
Broad Vocabulary
RNA
Urban Ecology Center
Organic Arts
Cream City Collectives

[Not previously signed up:
Carolyn Mello - Milwaukee Public Theater talked way too long?
David Moss - Sustainable pathways of SE Wis.]

7 - 7:50 Music
Merry Band featuring Holly Haebig, Harvey Taylor, Dena Aronson, Jahmes Tony Finlayson, Dave Blessum, and KT Rusch,
David Drake

8 - 8:50 Speakers (at 2 mins. a pop)
Radio Milwaukee
Reclamation Society
QZAP
Olde Godsil, poetry
Nerve House
Express Yourself
Riverwest Investment Co-op
Growing Power Home Garden Project
Nik Kovac - green buildings
Urban Anthropology
Bucketworks
The Young Womens’ Institute for Global Studies
Bama Brown Grice

9–9:30pm
Merry Band with more dance music

9:30-??? (or later)
IPOD music or ??
after that more speakers or more music… [didn’t really happen]

Absent: Jennifer Morales and Tina Owen
No shows: Ammar Askari - ADC, Jean Andrews - storyteller, Tanya Crowmartie - Hoodmamma, Kurt Dyer - Project Q]

CLUB TIMBUKTU (in Riverwest)
520 E. Center (& Booth)
5PM - until?
$5, Smoke Free.
Food available. Cash Bar.

If you or your organization want to be one of the “soap box”speakers (either listed above, or a new request), please email me or Holly Haebig at hhaebig@gmail.com and let us know which speaking time slot you want (6 - 6:50 or 8 - 8:50), and we’ll try to accommodate you.
We will accept people signing up at the event, but only on a first come, first serve basis

Please feel free to forward this to any people you know who are working on interesting things and who might want to attend or participate.

Here’s a photo essay of last year’s event:
http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/StPatsAtTimbuktu/PicturesAndReflectionsOnStPatsAtTimbuktu2006

Here is what Patrick Schley said of last year’s event:
What a glorious event! I was proud to be invited to participate ­ and equally proud to be a citizen of Milwaukee. It was a conclave of all that is good in our fair city… for those few hours at Timbuktu, there was no black, white, gay, straight, rich, poor ­ just PEOPLE, celebrating the accomplishments of the past year, and looking with hope towards the future. Bravo!!
Patrick Schley March 19, 2006

KT Rusch
Sura Faraj
Holly Haebig

Here’s the likely schedule
5 - 5:50 Open Mic, Universe Walk, NIA
6 - 6:50 Speakers (at 2 mins. a pop)
7 - 7:50 Music: Merry Band / D. Drake
8 - 8:50 Speakers (at 2 mins. a pop)
9–9:30pm Merry Band with more dance music
9:30-??? (or later) IPOD music or ??
after that more speakers or more music…

List of Performers

Soap Box Orators, Poets, Musicians, and for the 5th Annual St. Patrick’s and St. Brigid’s Day All City Gathering at Timbuktu!

Just some of the people or organizations who have agreed to speak for this year:

Tina Owen, Alliance School
Ammar Askari, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Chris Wilde and Milo, QZAP, the Queer Zine Archive Project
Bucketworks
Cream City Collectives
Riverwest Co-op
Jahmes, KT and Holly for Express Yourself Milwaukee
Nerve House
Organic Arts
Hoodmamma
Milwaukee Renaissance
Jennifer Morales, MPS Director
Ann Brummitt, Milwaukee River Coalition
Project Q
Peace Action
Urban Anthropology
Green Party
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Virginia Cassel, The Young Women’s Institute for Global Studies (TYWIGS)
Urban Ecology Center
Stephanie Phillips, Food Reclamation Society
Riverwest Neighborhood Association

Poetry and other expression
Nia Dancers from CORE/ El Centro
Jean-Andrew, Storylore
Tess Reiss on Transmission Meditation
Vince Bushell’s “Rant Poetry on Community”
Nicole Penick, Universe Walk
Sura Faraj, Flag Dance

If you or your organization are one of the “soap box”speakers (either listed here, or a new request), please email Holly Haebig at hhaebig@gmail.com and let us know which speaking time slot you want (6 - 6:50 or 8 - 8:50), and we’ll try to accommodate you.
We will accept people signing up at the event, but only on a first come, first serve basis

Last Call Orators/Poets, etc. Possibly Committing

Ben Yahola, Earth Keepers, Voices for Native America.
http://www.nativeearthkeepers.com
Carolyn Mello, Outreach Coordinator for Milwaukee Public Theatre
Suzanne Rosenblatt, Poet, Environmentalist
Bolivarian Club


Kt’s Poster

St. Brigid to Participate With St. Patrick at Timbuktu

St. Brigid Comes to Timbuktu for St. Pat’s “On a Higher Plane”

I am feeling a powerful spirit ready to manifest this March 17 at the 5th Annual St. Pat’s All City Gathering at Timbuktu.


Saint Brigid

It’s the Spirit of St. Brigid, aka Bride of the Isle and Mary of Gael.

She — the patron saint of Ireland, baptized by St. Patrick himself---indeed should have a rightful place on the dais at the Sacred Gathering Place Called Timbuktu.

She’s delightful: She was mistakenly ordained as a priest rather than a nun, and when St. Patrick was told about it, allowed it to stand­ which I think would be instructive and good precedent for today!

She invented the double monastery which houses both sexes , traveled widely, loved animals, and drove her father, the King, nuts by giving his things, including his ceremonial sword, to the poor. Since she was his daughter by a slave, he promptly tried to sell her, but ended up freeing her because she was too much trouble.

St. Brigid is the patron of travelers, sailors, blacksmiths, milk maids, poets, printing presses, poultry farmers, fugitives, midwives, newborns, and children whose parents are not married-­ what could be more resonant or timely??

Her time for re-emergence and honoring has arrived!!!

5th Annual St. Patrick’s and Brigid’s at All City Gathering at Timbuktu!
March 17, 2007, Time: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Theme: World and Milwaukee Music, Poetry, and Soap Box Orators

World and Milwaukee Music In Partnership with Local Musicians and (hopefully), the New WYMS

We invite people who have performed in the past, e.g. Harvey, Holly, Kt, Tanya, Jahmes, and local people and groups who might like to perform, e.g. Diva Nation.

We ask the New WYMS if they would like to record parts or all of the evening to be spread over the year at their new stations.

We invite DJ’s to bring local and world music.

Soap Box Orators

We invite people who have given orations in the past if they would like repeat performance opportunities.

We ask them if they have friends they would like to invite.

We put the word out that we are welcoming soap box orators from the movements of our time in our fair city.

Time Structure 2007

One Emcee First Among Equals, 3 Other Emcees for Announcements

Correspondance 2007

Female Archtypes for Saint Pats

Soap Box Orators Previewed

Venue

  • Sound system: volume low enough to talk over during music
  • Sound system: volume high enough to hear during speaking
  • Door person
  • Food
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