Friday, April 23, 2010

Come see "Fragments from the Democracy Wall!"

Come see fragments from the:  Carroll Gardens Democracy Wall tonight at Teachers College/Columbia University!

"A fantastic evening of arts that will undoubtedly be social-change food for thought. If you're still hungry afterwards... well, we promise there will be snacks.

That's right. GiSCA Palooza 2010 promises to be an amazing event!!! Just remember to bring your friends, bring your neighbors, bring whomever, because the participants of Palooza are going to be bringing "it".

The Global Initiative for Social Change through the Arts presents:

GiSCA Palooza 2010
An Evening of the Arts and Social Change

April 23rd * 7-9pm
Milbank Chapel, Teachers College

Join us for a participatory, multidisciplinary production of space and sound, disruption and magic, featuring works ranging from John Cage's "In the Name of the Holocaust" to Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues," original film and spoken word, and an installation of the Democracy Wall from Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn by Triada Samaras.

Come to provoke and be provoked. Dialogue will be facilitated throughout by Prof. John Baldacchino (Art & Art Education) and Prof. Molly Quinn (Curriculum & Teaching). Free refreshments and an after-party to follow.

Co-Sponsored by the Teachers College Vice President's Diversity and Community Initiatives Fund.

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212)678-3689,, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at 
(212)678-3853 V/TTY,


With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........