Invitation to a Happening (Port Huron Project 1: Until the Last Gun Is Silent)

Port Huron Project 1: Until the Last Gun Is Silent

A performance art event organized by Mark Tribe

Based on a speech given by Coretta Scott King at a peace march in Central Park on April 27, 1968, this event is the first in a series of remakes of historic protest speeches from 1960s and early '70s. Inspired by the Port Huron Statement, a visionary manifesto that helped launch the New Left movement in the United States, the Port Huron Project seeks to explore the role of protest speech in progressive movements, and to reanimate historic protest speeches so that they might galvanize a new generation of political activists. Each event will be staged at or near the site of the original speech, and will be documented using a range of older and newer media, from 16mm film to high-definition video. This documentation will then be distributed online as open source media and exhibited in various ways.

Free and open to the public

When: Saturday, September 16, 5-6 PM (rain date: Sunday, September 17, 5-6 PM)

Where: Mineral Springs field, just north of the Sheep Meadow at W. 69th St. in Central Park

How to get there: Take the B, C, 1, 2, or 3 subway to W 72nd Street. Enter Central Park at W. 72nd St. and follow the paved road downhill to the intersection with the main loop road, West Drive. Continue south (downtown) on West Drive about 200 meters. Mineral Springs field will be on your left, just north of the Sheep Meadow.

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