Friday, December 10, 2010

next building session tuesday december 14th 6pm @ the commons

next meeting/build session (we need you:)
december 14th 6pm @ the commons
388 atlantic avenue, brooklyn ny
organize with a community of "artist & activist"
as plan the work and work our plan for 2011
proposed agenda
creating a wish list (supplies, equipment)
reading and P.E. list for 2011
opening minds (open mic event planning sessions)
discussion on sustainability (MinM projects and overhead rent expenses)
workshop & artist development
reflexions of 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

DEC 4 Movement In Motion B'earthday @ THE COMMONS

Saturday, December 4 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm

LocationThe Commons (upstairs)
388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Created By

More Infomovement in motion & the riot-folk! collective present...

MOVEMENT IN MOTION'S 8th B'earthday!
spiritchild's DARK MATTERS NYC CD Release!

Saturday, December 4th
8pm @ The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

featuring hip-hop, funk, punk, and folk music from:






+ lots more TBA!

$5 - 10 sliding scale suggested donation.
ALL AGES. Contact: for more info.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Opening Minds Oct 22nd 8pm

Movement In Motion presents
Opening Minds
(Not Your Average Open Mic)
October 22nd
9pm-12am*Doors at 8pm
@ The Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue (corner of Bond Street)
*Live Music*Live Painting*Live Photography*
$5 or donations
Wassup Familia!
Join us on Friday, October 22, 2010 at The Commons in Brooklyn.
We are hosting and inviting the artists and activists in our wide collective (and your friends) to come take part in live mural painting, photography, and the many levels of spoken word.
There will be a pumping band to provide the beats to feed our poets and emcees in the many cyphers through out the night.
This event is for you to bring your skills, talents or aspiring talents - and open spirit - to participate in painting a mural representing our ideas on justice and the arts.
Bring your cameras and a funky outfit or fly gear (or costume) to take portraits or group shots of yourself or friends.
Bring your verbal tae kwon do and funkdified spirit and get ready to party. We also have a roof top to chill and have a beverage or conversation at.
We'll provide the canvass, paint, studio lights, band and the mics for all forms of creative resistence.
See ya soon!
Movement In Motion
******Artists - please confirm with about performing and other questions*******

Monday, September 20, 2010

Movement In Motion Artist & Activist Collective

Movement In Motion Collective 
Local to International Grassroots Movement 

International Mission
To create and maintain an organized global artist & activist network to dialogue, inform and develop solidarity amongst local struggles, actions and movements.  We are the Griots, Documenters, Alternative Media Outlet.

We are the media link and network.  We will not rely on the current educational systems to educate us and our youth, the mainstream media networks to inform us, or the industries of entertainment to feed poison our souls and stimulate brainwash our minds and shackle our bodies from growth and development.
As the alternative we must create and support existing communities that display  alternative answers to the systemic solutions proposed and imposed by government agencies and corporate industries. 

I.   The focus (hip hop communities)

Reason: hip hop has a strong link and historical connections to oppressed peoples throughout the world as providing a culture of resistance to systemic oppression and repression.

  1. create incentives for youth in Hip Hop
    1. touring possibilities
    2. venues for expression (local shows)
    3. recording projects
    4. songwriting challenges

  1. expression
    1. artistic mentorship, critique and development
    2. network designed to support and nourish the variety of ideas without harsh judgment
    3. freedom of expression without censorship except in the case where communities themselves have identified concerns such as lyrics or art that is homophobic, sexist, racist and the like.

  1. political education & knowledge of history
    1. making the connections between content and substance
                                               i.     art and revolution
                                             ii.     criticizing and analyzing movements i.e. black panther party, Zapatista movement (current and past)
                                            iii.     create themes and support organizations that are organizing around the topics i.e. Mumia Abu Jamal, Mumia Berlin
    1. education through process (Zapatista model of learning as you walk)
    2. mentorship and guidance is our direct action (organizers will provide articles, teachings, readings, films to analyze and articulate the problems along with proposed solutions) 
 II.    this isn’t social work
a.     we change the dynamics
b.     mentors and organizers learn from youth as well as a circular process of education

III.             MinM mission statement/vision 

Mission Statement
Movement In Motion (MinM) is an Artist & Activist Collective that disseminates information through cultural mediums. We create rhymes, music, films and other forms of artwork to dialogue with our respective communities.
Get Involved:
Movement In Motion has developed Chapters within our collective to more effectively suit the needs of the artist & activist who choose to volunteer their energy in the struggle for justice and to further develop and support a community network.