Monday, February 18, 2008

To the Residents of Lackawanna


This effort is to assist openning to doors to the greater world of who you are as well as others through Inter - Cultural Communications via the internet.This blog and the associated website is based upon the principle of cultural democracy. What this means is that you the community - online ( because your are now using a computer to read this ) user has the means to impact your community with others through your contribution to what is being published on the internet about your community. A community has many voices, and those who are not aware of either your community or the diversity among your very own people should be likewise known.This is a mirror reflection of us all, and depicts the very differences each community has, which then becomes the very scoiocultural richness and valuable assests we need to maintain a rich an full life -individually. Moreover, this effort was started as a result when suggestions were offered by two Cornell student's emails - right after I place Ithaca Night Life ( NightLife ), NY online. Since then I have cover many other communities, and have enlisted help from the very same communities I have covered in my Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC series of blogs, journalsites and websites. Emails come in daily.


First go the main Hub - Website :
Then go to these following websites:

National and International Social Dance Registry to register your community's weekly socials. Offer suggestions to Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC Art Gallery - Galleries, Artists and Art Studio Guides, Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC - Night Sport Clubs - Nite Spots Guide, and suggest listings and others items not being covered.Please note the links below. They are intended to open a portal in which you may also offer suggestions, or comments. Everything will be reviewed.Well thats all for now.I will do some addtional posting, as well as post some of your emails - with you permission of course.


Mr. Roger M. Christian

Ithaca, New York


International Section:

World of Dance Visions.Central New York's only International Dance E-Zine. All style of dance are included, as well as National and International events are also posted.The International Cultural Fiesta Movement.A movement based upon the artisitic implementation of Intercultural communications to assist American students at institutions of higher education about cultures of the world by International Students-Scholars themseleves.The International Students / Scholars Intercultural Resources Network .The network operation of the International Cultural Fiesta Movement.The International Dance Resources.A central resource on dance - which also has service links to other site by International service organizations who services specifically the International Student-Scholar.The National and International Social Dance Registry. Do you know of a weekly social dance anywhere in Europe ? Then goto this WebSite and report it in.

Thank you RMC/Editor.
Israel Information Center Ithaca
Cultural Zionism's WebSitePro Israel - Pro Peace:

This is a balanced perception in as much as you can not be for one and not the other. After 9/11, I started to implement several actions to develop a renewed environment from which International safety of a free - people can be possible. On you right is The Israeli Information Center Ithaca WebSite [ A Cultural Zionist WebSite ]. Below is the Foundation for Arab Israeli Reconciliation-Ithaca, New York which is based on developing an ehtnographic perception of commonality within the peoples of the region itself. This is to assist those within the private sector who know both Israeli and Arab alike in the mediation of establishing positive relationships between them...and only that. Whether it is talking, or debating on soccur, dating, coffee or the latest computer solf-ware. This is far more important, in as much as it establishes the human assests necessary for the success of a peace treaty when it comes.

Mr. Roger Meredith Christian.

In addition:

The Foundation For Arab - Israeli Reconciliation-Ithaca, New York [ Hub - WebSite ], and to join one of the most important MSN discussion groups @ [ MSN - GroupSite ]. The Israel Information Center Ithaca [ Hub - WebPage ], and to join this MSN Cultural Zionism discussion group @ [ MSN - GroupSite ]. .Indymedia dot org ~ Cultural Democracy in Action by Roger M. Christian w/ Paris Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC .The Central [ WebSite ] " For " Cultural Democracy: An INTERNET tool in the facilitation of the development of The Center for Cultural Democracy, Ithaca, New York. For those who are aware of this contemporary termenology goto ...Cultural Democracy, An Evolving Essay by Roger M. Christian.Indy Media Article on Cultural Democracy in Action.Foundation for Arab - Israeli ReconciliationIthaca, New YorkWhy This ?A general consensus is first needed to bring about the importance of private individual efforts to construct better ethnographic center relationships between the peoples of the Middle East, in very small, but very significant steps to achieve real security.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Noted social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin and his family have donated his photographic archives to the Library of Congress.

Man with baby, from the series "Buffalo's Lower West Side," 1972

Refusing to be silenced by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s, Mr. Rogovin turned to photography in his quest for social justice. A champion of the working class, Milton Rogovin (born 1909) has photographed people around the world for the past 40 years, focusing on men and women at work and in their homes. His dignified portraits of workers speak of the dreams and aspirations common to humanity.

Influenced by the work of Lewis Hine and Paul Strand, Mr. Rogovin began his interest in photography by documenting Buffalo's African American storefront churches. He captured the transitory nature of the buildings used for religious services and the emotion of the church services. Later photographs document working-class individuals in a six-block neighborhood of Buffalo's lower west side, home to Puerto Ricans, African Americans, Native Americans and other ethnic groups. He began this series in 1972, and rephotographed many of the same people in 1984 and again in 1992, providing a portrait of families over time. In addition, he has documented Native Americans on reservations in New York state, an around-the-world survey of miners and their families, steelworkers before and after plant closings, teenage pregnancy, and the Yemeni community of Lackawanna, N.Y.

Mr. Rogovin is a recipient of the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Award for humanistic photography. His photographs have appeared in dozens of periodicals, such as The New York Times Magazine, Photographers International, Aperture and Creative Camera. Mr. Rogovin's work has been published in several monographs, including The Forgotten Ones, Windows That Open Inward: Images of Chile, with poems by Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda; Portraits in Steel, with interviews by Michael Frisch, and Triptychs: Buffalo's Lower West Side Revisited. His work is in the collections of more than 20 institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House and the J. Paul Getty Center. Mr. Rogovin's photographs have been widely exhibited, including one-man shows at the Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Below, woman with child, from the series "Chile," 1967; bottom, Man in steel plant, from the series "Working People," 1978-79.

The Library's collection of the life's work of Mr. Rogovin consists of more than 1,200 black-and-white photographs selected and printed by the photographer, and all of the 120mm negatives and contact sheets made during Mr. Rogovin's long photographic career. Additional material includes correspondence pertaining to his photographic travels and exhibitions, as well as correspondence with W.E.B. DuBois, Pablo Neruda, Stephen Jay Gould, Robert Coles and other notables.

The Rogovin collection strengthens the Library's outstanding collection of documentary photography, which includes Lewis Hine's extensive photographic documentation for the National Child Labor Committee, the archives of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information and Ansel Adams's photographs of a Japanese relocation camp at Manzanar, Calif. The Rogovin Collection will be available for use after it is processed.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Welcome to Lackawanna Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC

Lackawanna Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC

A supporting blog for Buffalo Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC an Inter - City Cultural Communications website program between the cities of Buffalo, New York and Ithaca, New York. The focus of which is to exchange cultural information via the internet medium about the nightlife, dance, theatre life, art, artist, entertainment, accomodations, restaurants, and dance scene.

The second stage is to include the regional communities under the sociocultural and socioeconomic influences of the cities of Buffalo, New York. This add depth, and brings the online user into the very national environment of each selected city within the growing network of Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC. More importantly, it allows a greater field of participation from the community online users to convey their interests and contributions to this cultural democracy initiative.

The selected region communities of Buffalo are :

Amherst .
Cheektowaga .
Lackawanna .
Lockport .
Medina .
Williamsville .
Buffalonian sub-village Allentown .

There is more to come in the specific cultural areas which each city interculturally shares.

The Mission of the Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC Network
[ Cultural Democracy ]

Cultural Communications:

Cultural communications is the very heart of this system, and through the internet a free flow flow of information network has already been established to allow this to happen. What is being done, is that an intiative based upon cultural democracy has been now established for your the community online user to participate. More importantly, for those who are contributing valued information getting known on the internet too!

All too often, several events are simply not know by travelers, tourist, or those who are looking for communities to move and live. It is envisioned by this process that events become both known, and popular at the sametime. Moreover, new talent is happening all the time, and thus should likewise be promoted too!

Beyond that, is the emergence of the event provider, and thus system become even more crucial, and for two very important respects.

One: The promotion of the community itself, as represented in its entertainment value.

Two: The economic activity it establishes by which industries are likewise locally developed.

Thus the crucial initiative and where it starts for you is on this webpage...

Special Submissions Online Forms .

The growing dance culture:

The online system Dance Community Get - Togethers is a faciliative service system which is free and open to the public. This is to assist in the development of dance socials, dancce committee formations, and development of those contacts which makes dance troupes come about. Thus this can be called the empowerment zone.

Goto Website Dance Community .

The following are condensed information websites and thus they are as brief as possible. Moreover, and later on discussion boards will be added. This will also help in the flow of information.

Ballet and Modern Dance Cities / City [ Website ]
Ballroom Dance Cities / City [ Website ]
Belly and Folk Dance Cities / City [ Website ]
Hip Hop and Modern Jazz dance Cities / City [ Website ]
The Latin and Salsa Dance Cities / City [ Website ]
Swing Dance Cities / City [ Website ]

The National and International Social Dance Registry [ WebSite ]
The Ithaca Dance Directory [ Website ]

You will note both the comments section and link exchange programs which are offered freely. Take advantage of them and the central reason for this is based upon how the internet views partnerships ( internet socialization promotionals via link exchanges ) as who is offering the best service, and has a check and balance as a result.


Mr. Roger M. Christian
Ithaca, New York