No Place Called Home

Though the stories of the Iraqis who have fled US invasion and the devastation of its occupation are sometimes unspeakably harrowing, Kim Schultz’s one woman show No Place Called Home is filled with warmth, the resilience of human beings who survive great horrors, occasional humor, and a surprising love story.

I was so impressed with her performance at the memorial for all the victims of September 11, that I volunteered to help Debra Sweet, director of the World Can’t Wait to publicize the production of Kim’s show that they are sponsoring on Sunday, October 2nd at 5pm.  Details are below.

Not the least of the problems we in the US encounter is the complete blackout of news coverage of the effects of US violence abroad.  Kim was commissioned by Intersections International to go with several other artists to Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon to meet some of the four million Iraqi war refugees who have fled their homes.  Not only the violence against the civilian population there has caused them to flee, but also the destruction of infrastructure that leaves whole communities without water, power and other necessities of life in addition to destruction of roads, bridges, and other things required for daily survival.  Four million people irreparably harmed by aggression paid for with US tax money–four million persons virtually invisible to most of the population of the US who are paying for the devastation and suffering.

Kim has created a work of art that brings some of these people to life for me.  Please join us on October 2 at 5pm to see and hear the performance of Kim’s journey and the stories of the people she met.  The love story is a treat in itself.  Here is a link to the project website.  This performance will be:

Sunday, October 2nd, 5pm
Revolution Books Stage
146 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001-6801 212 691-3345
revolutionbooksnyc.org
Admission $10.00

Click here or on the image above to see the full sized poster.

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