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PATOIS: The Sixth Annual New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival March 26-April 5

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PATOIS: The Sixth Annual New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival
March 26-April 5

Blowout Consciousness
A Free Concert of Music and Spoken Word for Families and Children
in honor of the MLK Charter School and 9th Ward Community

Friday, February 27
MLK Charter School
1617 Cafin Ave

GaBrilla Ballard
Ben Vereen
Big7Brass Band
Peter Yarrow
And more

Presented by Finding Our Folk,
MLK Explorers, and Twenty First Century Foundation

Sponsored by Threshold Foundation

PATOIS Presents:
Peace by Piece:Raising Awareness One Film at a Time
A documentary series addressing local, national, and international issues

Weinmann Hall
6329 Freret Street Room 257

MISSISSIPPI CHICKEN and GUEST SPEAKER from el Congreso de Jornaleros
Tuesday March 3
6-9 pm
Workers' rights and exploitation of immigrants, and immigrant organizing across the Gulf Coast. 

Thursday, March 5
6-9 pm
Film and discussion about housing with one of the leaders in the struggle for public housing in New Orleans 

Friday, March 6
6-9 pm
Racial inequality and violence in rural Louisiana and the story of six families fighting for their sons' lives.  Mr. Jesse Mohammad is a journalist and activist, credited with bringing the story of the Jena 6 to national and international attention.  Mr. Muhammad was instrumental in organizing efforts around the Jena 6 and is currently following a similar case in Paris, Texas.  

Free concessions will be available each night.

Co-presented by the Student Body Association's Public Interest Executive Committee at Tulane University Law School
Upcoming Event:
The Accidental American
Reading and Reception

with ROC-NOLA and Danny Glover

Tuesday, March 3
6pm to 9pm
Community Book Center
2523 Bayou Rd.

ColorLines magazine and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United invite you to a book reading and reception for The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization and for the newly-opened Restaurant Opportunities Center of New Orleans (ROC-NOLA).

Featuring Authors Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdouh,
ROC-NOLA Members and Staff
and Special Guest
Danny Glover, Louverture Films

"The Accidental American gives us the context, story and analysis we need for a just immigration policy.
It is a must-read."
-Danny Glover, actor and activist

The Accidental American
Restaraunt Opportunities Centers United
Coming Soon

State of the Nation V
Art and Performance Festival
March 18-22
The New Orleans International Human Rights
Film Festival

PATOIS creates accessible spaces at the intersection of art and social justice where communities join in struggle for human rights in New Orleans and around the world.

New Orleans artists and  activists founded our festival, and we are dedicated to nurturing our city's human rights community, supporting the work of local organizers and organizations involved in these struggles, and linking local  and international issues. Our goal is to raise awareness and provide a forum for artistic expression
of these themes.

Click here to read more!
Noun. Pronunciation: \ˈpa-ËŒtwä

Definition: 1: Any language that is considered nonstandard.  It can refer to pidgins, creoles, dialects, and other forms of native or local speech.
2: Many of the vernacular forms of English spoken in the Caribbean, especially in reference to Jamaican Creole.

3. The language used at the intersection of art and social justice in New Orleans

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