PUSSY RIOT RECEIVES LENNON ONO GRANT FOR PEACE 2012

PUSSY RIOT RECEIVES LENNON ONO GRANT FOR PEACE 2012

Friday, September 21. Time + NYC address TBC

Yoko Ono with the backing of Amnesty International, will be giving the grant to Pussy Riot in New York City on 21st September 2012 in the hope that they will be released as soon as possible.

On October 9th, 2012, in Reykjavik, Iceland, Yoko Ono will give the Biennial LENNONONO GRANT FOR PEACE to five activists. This day also celebrates the birthday of John Lennon and his son Sean.

This year’s LENNONONO GRANT FOR PEACE recipients are:

·      RACHEL CORRIE
·      JOHN PERKINS
·      CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
·      PUSSY RIOT

There is another equally important activist who will be receiving the Grant at the same time, but for logistical reasons we cannot divulge the person’s name.
Full text on Imagine Peace HERE 

A CONVERSATION WITH PUSSY RIOT’S RUSSIAN DEFENSE TEAM
Friday, September 21, 3:00–4:30 pm
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge 

Featured participants will include performance artist KAREN FINLEY
and NYU School of Law and Tisch School of the Arts faculty.
Introduction by Associate Professor of Clinical Law Smita Narula
Moderator: Emily Kempin Professor of Law AMY ADLER
Sponsored by the NYU School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and Art Law Society and the Tisch School of the Arts’ Department of Performance Studies and Department of Art and Public Policy.

PUSSY RIOT BENEFIT EVENING
with FLATT Magazine, Amnesty International, FreePussyRiot.org, The Feminist Press, and The Voice Project
Saturday, September 22, from 8pm
Americano
518 W 27th street
New York, NY 10001 (btw 10/11 Aves)

The Pussy Riot team, including Pyotr Verzilov, husband of imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova who has become the de facto spokesperson for the collective (here on CNN with Christiane Amanpour), their four year old daughter Gera, along with the collective’s whole legal defense team will speak briefly at the event along with Suzanne Nossel, executive Director of Amnesty International USA. Other speakers TBA.

Pussy Riot – recent developments:
– This past week Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for three members of the punk band Pussy Riot to be freed
– September 14, The jailed members of Pussy Riot nominated by the European parliament for Sakharov Prize
– September 15, Anti-Putin movement gains steam as tens of thousands take to the streets in Moscow
– Pussy Riot Appeal Scheduled for October 1

http://www.freepussyriot.org
http://www.twitter.com/freepussyriot
#FreePussyRiot
#LetOurSistersGo

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