Pooping on Purim

As Winter comes to a close and Spring buds begin bursting through the ground, the time has come to celebrate light, Lent and the eternal triumph of Good vs. Evil. For Jews around the world, this will manifest itself in the form of Purim--a holiday of endless joy where the reveler is commanded to drink so much, she can't tell the difference between good and evil, day and night, shit and gold.  Which is where we step in. The POOP Project is thrilled to be participating this year in YOU BETTER WORK, a homegrown Purim party Saturday, March 19 sponsored by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) and Great Small Works, with support from PURSUE: Action for a Just World.  An art-full, fun-filled, liquor-heavy evening of dancing, music, cabaret--with the Puru on hand to sing the plumber's blues.

A VERY PRECARIOUS PURIM A PURIM FOR LOVERS AND LABORERS DANCING::MUSIC::PROCESSIONS::CABARET::INSTALLATIONS

7:30PM->LATE

St. Cecilia's
$12-20 SLIDING SCALE//NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF COSTUME OR CASH

COSTARRING: * Avi Fox-Rosen's Musical Madness * Schmeckel: 100% Trans Jews * Yiddish Princess * The Rude Mechanical Orchestra * Amazing Amy, the Yoga Yenta, and her Kosher Kontortion * Shawn "The Puru" Shafner * exHOTic other * Mira Stroika * Best Bites leyning megillah * Haman's Drag Race * DJ Shomi Noise * The Curious Shape of Hens * Delicious food for sale by Domestic Workers United

...and more!

L train to Graham Ave: walk down Graham towards the BQE, right on Richardson, at the corner of Richardson and N. Henry.

May you have Spring in your step and, as always, peaceful pooping.
Shawn "The Puru" Shafner

 

World Toilet Day in NYC

Like a march on Washington, only different...

Celebrate sanitation at World Toilet Day on Friday, November 19th in New York City!

The POOP Project invites you to join us in one of the many World Toilet Day events happening around the world, featuring an interactive evening honoring the miracle of modern sanitation while remembering that 40% of the world still lives without it.

Why toilets?

While not everybody needs the standard porcelain fixture we're familiar with in the West, everyone needs a safe, sanitary place to put their poo.  The 2.6 billion people around the world without toilets wind up doing their business in fields, alleys and local waterways--which means poop winds its way back onto people, leading to a host of illnesses including cholera, giardia, typhoid and plain ol' diarrhea--which kills one child in the developing world every 15 seconds.

Even though sanitation kills more people than tuberculosis, malaria and HIV combined, it gets far less press because the toilet is taboo.  Which is why we're asking people to come out of the water closet and come on down to celebrate the plumbing that makes our lives possible.

World Toilet Day New York

Come Home Sweet Home to drink dirty martinis, give a "commode confessional", and check out authentic "flying toilets."  Write your thoughts on a stall wall, submit a secret to our privy chamber pot, and take a picture of your poo face in prep for The Big Squat--a minute of thigh-straining solidarity with the toiletless.

Shawn "The Poop Guru" Shafner and Josh Sitron will be your hosts for the evening, with sounds, stories, and unmentionables provided by Moth storyteller and comedian Sara Barron along with word mavens Amy Carrigan, Adam Laupus and Lisa Lewis, singer-songwriters Avi Fox-Rosen, Megan Gerlach, Ben Lerman, Brian Carter, and Hilary Schwartz PLUS buxom burlesque beauty Minnie Tonka and much more!

WHERE: Home Sweet Home, 131 Chrystie Street, New York, NY DATE/TIME: Friday, Nov. 19, 2010.  7:30 pm Doors, 8:30 pm Performances, 9:45 pm Big Squat, 10:00 pm Closing TICKETS: $15.00 tickets online, $18.00 at the door.  Limited supply $3 drink tickets good for draft beer and well drinks.

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All proceeds benefit The People's Own Organic Power Project (The POOP Project) in their mission to creative poop-positive spaces that spur creative thinking towards sustainable sanitation solutions for all.

(Porta-potty photo by AnyaLogic, licensed under Creative Commons. Big Squat banner property of the World Toilet Organization.)