Saturday, February 23, 2013

TONIGHT: JFREJ Purim Masquerade to benefit

Tonight I get to play this lovely event.

JFREJ is, as far as I have learned, a good organization with a long history of keeping white Jews connected with struggles for social justice in lots of NY communities.

This event continues that tradition. It's a benefit for Communities United for Police Reform, one of the organizations mobilizing to fight police abuse such as stop& frisk.

JFREJ also works closely with the awesome Domestic Workers United union, founded and run by Caribbean women doing some of the hardest and most badass organizing in NY. When I played last year, the DWU folks were in the play which retold the story of Queen Esther as (their) labor struggle. They also provide the food, about which you can have no complaints.

There's live bands, including the Rude Mechanicals Orchestra, it's a very queer and queer-friendly event, costumes encouraged, nobody turned away for lack of funds.

I love that I get to dj for events like this. I guess it can happen other places, but it really makes me love New York.

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And here's a great Yiddish version of f* the police to get you ready

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