The 16th Strike Documentary Bay Area showing Aug 17th SF Main Library 1pm

Leroy - Posted on 26 July 2013

Leroy Moore/Toni Alika Hickman

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Press Contact: Leroy Moore of Krip Hop Nation
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The African American Center of the San Francisco Public Library in association with Krip-Hop Nation & the San Francisco Bayview Newspaper Presents:

The 16th Strike Documentary Bay Area showing 


When: August 17th 2013

Where:  San Francisco Main Library Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102 &

Time:  Saturday screening time:1pm with Po-Poets of Poor Magazine, Lisa “Tiny” Gray Garcia & Vivian Louise

The 16th Strike will make its San Francisco Bay Area primer in Black August 2013 in Oakland and San Francisco brought to you by the San Francisco Bayview Newspaper and Krip-Hop Nation.  In the words of Toni:

Unfortunately what is going on here in Texas, is an example of what is happening nationwide to people of color. We are the # 1 majority of the Jail system, the # 1 people dying because we are killing ourselves, The # 1 people being killed by licensed gun carriers, The # 1 people dying from diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. The #1 people that are spending 1.1 trillion dollars, more than any other race, with it staying in our community 6-8 hours, verses the Asian community spending stays in their community 30 days. We create a reality that revolves around false beauty and deny our natural selves. We pay our tithes to the church, and think that we can continue to say amen and our problems will be wiped away.  Meanwhile, we are still enslaved by the very things that have created the illusion of freedom.  Why is this Documentary important? Because we need to wake up and see our babies are dying.  We are being exterminated like mice to a mousetrap! The cheese for us is marketing ignorance. Money, greed, illusion.

Toni Alika Hickman is a mother, musician, author, activist, speaker and now filmmaker.  She is a member of Krip-Hop Nation.  Her CD, Cripple Pretty and her book, Chemical Suicide/Death by Association deals with how corporations sell us what they consider as beautiful knowing that this standard is not achievable and causing us to crippling ourselves physically, emotionally and so on.

She teamed up with videographer, Danny Russo, and they created The 16th Strike, a documentary under Alika Films, focusing on the current state of Blacks/Africans in America. It also deals with possible solutions we must incorporate, in order to come out of the unhealthy situations we are currently in. Our food system, our jail system, our economic system, our family structure and more, needs to be addressed, as we are in a state of crisis!

Toni Alika Hickman will be screening her documentary,  The 16th Strike, in the Bay Area in Aug., 2013 at San Francisco Main Library in the Koret Auditorium on Sat Aug 17th  with poetry by Lisa “Tiny” Gray Garcia and Vivian Louise of Poor Magazine’s Po Poets Project

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