Wednesday, May 25, 7:30 p.m.
The Democracy Forum @ The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Avenue
(corner of First St. & Central Ave., across the Plaza from the Japanese American National Museum)
Los Angeles 90012
Tickets: $8 General Admission; $5 Seniors and Students
For tickets call: 213.625.0414
LAPD and The National Center welcome NCC participants. For media tickets only, contact MartinWolfe: Susan Martin, email@example.com 505.685.4664 or Karen Wolfe, firstname.lastname@example.org 310.823.4204.
For more than twenty years, LAPD has used the arts to focus on the social forces that shape the experiences of people living in poverty. Their powerful performance of Agents & Assets dramatizes a 1998 Congressional Hearing about allegations of CIA involvement in drug trafficking to fund the Nicaraguan Contras. The issues addressed by Agents & Assets foreshadow current events and rests at the very core of our notions of democracy, civil liberties, and the separation of powers.
The performance is followed by a public discussion, Journalism, Propaganda & the War on Drugs with Alfred McCoy, historian, University of Wisconsin-Madison; author of The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade and Robert Parry, editor IF magazine; reporter who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for AP and Newsweek; author of Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.
For more information about LAPD/Los Angeles Poverty Department and other Agent & Assets performances, visit lapovertydept.org