Free Pussy Riot! Public Reading at NYC’s Ace Hotel

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We’ve been talking about the Pussy Riot trial for months. Even Madonna is speaking out in support of these jailed Russian punk rockers. In case you haven’t heard the absurdity, prosecutors in the case are asking for three years of jail time for the three women charged with hooliganism and their verdict is scheduled for August 17th.

An event in NYC on the eve of the verdict this Friday offers a spectacular line-up including Eileen Myles, Justin Vivian Bond and Chloe Sevigny reading from Pussy Riot’s powerful court room statements. Additional translated materials including prison letters along with court room attendee observations will also be read.

No doubt this group of writers, readers, and the crowd they’ll draw will prove a creative and inspiring night. Come stand in solidarity with these brave feminists!

 

The Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich in a courtroom in Moscow. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press

 Credit for cover photo: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/GettyImages

 

Details from the Facebook event page below:

 

Thursday August 16th, Doors open at 7:30
Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan

Free and open to the public!

Writers: Katja Samutsevich, Nadia Tolokonnikova , Masha Alyekhina

Confirmed Readers:

Chloe Sevigny
Eileen Myles
Karen Finley
Johanna Fateman
Justin Vivian Bond

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Jamie lives in Boston and is currently a PhD student in Global Governance and Human Security at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a freelance writer and also a team associate for the Boston chapter of Hollaback!.

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    Oh Russia! Your collective dick must be tiny. Don’t be sad, if a couple of girls don’t love you. Three years of jail time for the hatred of the patriarchy? That is just embarrassing!!!

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      Try not to blame the Russian populace en masse for the actions of a tremendously corrupt government. I assure you that many of the Russian people are very upset, but fear saying anything as they might receive similar punishment. Vladimir Putin is an awful man, and a terrible President.

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