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Memorial Meeting For My Mother, Joanne Grant

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I would like to invite all my friends to a memorial meeting to celebrate the life of my mother, author, filmmaker and historian, Joanne Grant. To be held on Saturday February 26th at 5PM in the auditorium of the Health Care Union, 1199/SEIU, at 310 West 43rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues in Manhattan.
There will also be a screening of Joanne’s award-winning 1981 documentary film Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker on Friday night, February25th at the MGM Screening Room, 1350 Sixth Avenue, ground floor – tell security that you are attending a screening
Building entrance is on 55th street, just East of 6th Av.

Contributions in her memory can be made to:
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
(212) 491-2200
Please attend if you are able.

My Friends-Entry #1

I would like to lay out what will be a semi-regular feature of The Rabbi Report, a little bit about my friends. I figured, my blog, my friends. Works for me! The first one is called: A study in Tom Quinn.
AnnieTomCropsml.jpgTom Quinn is a friend of mine and comes in many shapes and sizes. Well, that’s not really true, but he is a well fellow, stout of mind and quick with jest. I choose Tom as the first not because he is my bestest friend in the whole world. He is not, but as I have already said, he is a very fine fellow! However, I happen to have three great pics of him from a recent event we both attended, so he wins (loses?).
The event was the Spring benefit party for the always fine Newport International Film Festival. There were many other people there and you can see pictures of them at my Web Logs Inc. blog, here. In these pix, however, Tom Quinn of Magnolia Pictures can be seen (top to bottom) as playful tough guy, with Tully producer (and gorgeous Vision in Blue) Annie Sundberg and finally, Paramount Classics’ own Susan Wrubel (come visit us again soon, Susan!). See! I told you he was a fine fellow!