A group of us was arrested blockading the US Mission to the United Nations to protest the US boycott of the talks at the United Nations to draft a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. This clip made it onto the June 27 Democracy Now! newscast. Ban the bomb!
Democracy Now! story on the US boycott:
NONVIOLENT BLOCKADE of U.S. Mission to the UN
To demand the United States join the UN ban-the-bomb treaty negotiations and agree never again to use nuclear weapons as well as immediately begin dismantling all existing nuclear weapons. MONDAY 19 JUNE 2017
NYC War Resisters League, Peace Action Manhattan, Peace Action NYS, Raging Grannies, Granny Peace Brigade, Pax Christi Metro New York, Campaign for Peace and Democracy, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Brooklyn For Peace, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Veterans For Peace - NYC Chapter 34, Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World, Peace Action of Staten Island, Bay Ridge Peace Action and Interfaith Coalition, United for Peace and Justice, World Can’t Wait
Where's the Outrage?
Recorded at the 5C Café and Cultural Center, 21 Nov. 2015
Trudy Silver - ‘Where’s The Outrage?’ script, music/piano
Vincent Ivos - spoken word
Sanae Buck - dance
film by Jane Grenier
video by Orin Buck
John Pietaro Review
We opened this day with a jaw-dropping piece of multi-media art, downtown stalwart Trudy Silver's “Where's the Outrage?” There was nothing missing, from both an arts and political perspective as this presentation was performed in front of a screen projecting images of generations of fight-back. The musicians, speakers and dancer had largely interchangeable roles, producing a special new music performance art to life. It made me think of the 1930s workers' theatre productions I have studied for so long but one that straddled the eras of the '30s and the late '60s. The line-up was extensive but included the horns of Daniel Carter and Ras Moshe and the violin and voice of Rosi Hertlein—giants of our circle—and the spoken word/acting of Dixie Estes and a powerful cast.
[Excerpt]...She has performed at jazz clubs (Knitting Factory, others) and radio stations in the U.S., Montreal, Quebec City, Venezuela, Germany and in Italy with her students. She performs with her students at Town Hall twice annually and has featured Booker T., Joseph Daly, Newman Baker, Sheila Brown, Will Connell and Gerard Faroux among others. She co-found the 5C Cultural Center in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan with her husband, Bruce Morris. Together they have produced over 400 events since 1995 featuring Makanda Ken McIntyre, Reggie Workman, Charles Persip, Andrew Lamb, Matthew Shipp, Leroy Jenkins among many others. She has performed and recorded with the late spoken word artist Cenen Moreno at Theater For the New City and for fundraisers for the radio station WBAI.
‘Trudy Silver is a pianist as well as a composer with extraordinary talent.’ Swing Journal, Japan
‘All in this album suggests a talent that shows artistic conviction.’ Ludwig Van Trikt, reviewer - Cadence Magazine
‘Ms. Silver has successfully transcended the frontiers of her classical European music education and learned to speak the jazz language without accent’ Playthell G. Benjamin, Village Voice, WBAI Radio host
‘Trudy Silver is very inspirational as a pianist…’ Ira L. Jeffries, New York Amsterdam News