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January-February Community Calendar

Indypendent Staff Jan 27

p10 cmmuFRI JAN 14
6 – 9p.m. • $3-5 donation at the door
Free with snacks for the potluck
Zines available for $2
RADICAL TEACHERS ZINE RELEASE
CELEBRATION will bring kid rock bands, orchestras,
potluck food, martial arts, and a bunch of
other performances by friends and allies.
Brooklyn Free School 120 16th St. btw 4th/5th Ave.

SAT JAN 15
8 p.m. • donation requested
BENEFIT FOR SRI LANKAN RELIEF
Support progressive relief efforts after the
tsunami. Performers will include Mango
Tribe’s Varuni Tiruchelvam and Marian Yalini
Thambynayagam.
EMBORA Movement and Wellness Studio, 900
Fulton St., Brooklyn
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. • Free
COUNTER-RECRUITMENT BOOTCAMP
Get the lowdown on military recruitment &
enlistment, including the targeting youth of
color and how you can resist. Help us build
a crew of youth (and others) who can speak
knowledgeably with their peers, lead workshops
in their schools & organizations, and
provide facts and alternatives wherever
recruiters show up. A crash course to get
ready for the citywide counter recruitment.
Strategy Session on Sunday.
LGBT Community Center, 208 W13th St.
212-239-0022

SUN JAN 16
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Free
COUNTER RECRUITMENT STRATEGY SESSION
Meet with people from all over the city who
are doing (or are interested in doing)
counter-military-recruitment work.
Sponsored by: Ya-Ya (Youth Activists-Youth
Allies) Network, United For Peace and
Justice-NYC, and the War Resisters League.

MON JAN 17
7 p.m. • $5-$10 sliding, no one turned away
IMC MOVIE NIGHT: NOT MY PRESIDENT
Get ready for the GWB inauguration with a double
screening of 2000 counter-inaugural flicks
including IMC-Video’s “Not My President.”
NYC Independent Media Center, 34 E. 29th St, 2nd fl.
212-684-8112
7 p.m. • Free
ROUNDTABLE: ROY AND KING
A tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King
will be highlighted in the Freedom Hall
weekly roundtable discussion on Arundhati
Roy’s An Ordinary Person’s Guide to
Empire. Co-sponsored by Radical Women
and the Freedom Socialist Party.
Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th Street in Harlem
(between Malcolm X and 7th Ave.) 212-222-0633
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Free
KING AND THE HIP-HOP GENERATION
A youth forum, “Today’s Hip-Hop
Generation: Living the Dream or Creating a
Nightmare?” will compare Dr. King’s aspirations
for African Americans to the values
dramatized in today’s hip-hop music videos.
There will be refreshments and prizes.
Alfred W. Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Cinema,
Columbia University, 114th & Broadway

TUE JAN 18
7:30 p.m. • Free
THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES
Union County Alliance for Peace, Justice, and
the Environment will screen the first episode
of the BBC program “The Power of
Nightmares” at their first monthly meeting of
2005.
First United Methodist Church, 1 East Broad St.,
Westfield, NJ
7:30 p.m. • Free
IMC VIDEO TEAM MEETING
The NYC IMC’s video team meets at 7:30
every Tuesday night. New members are
welcome.
NYC Independent Media Center, 34 E. 29th St, 2nd fl.
212-684-8112

WED JAN 19
6:30 – 8 p.m. • Free
FINANCING GREEN BUILDINGS
How can we make green buildings possible?
The Enterprise Foundation’s Green
Communities Initiative will be the focus of
the forum with additional speakers from
participating financial institutions.
Hafele Showroom–Madison Park, 25 E. 26th St.

THU JAN 20
6:30 – 8 p.m. • Free
HOW TO WORK THE GOVERNMENT
Want to be politically active but feel confused
about who’s in charge of what? Would you
like to learn more about the government’s
influence on LGBT issues at local, state and
federal levels? Join us for an activist training
workshop that will leave politicians shaking
in their boots!
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community
Center, 208 West 13th St. 212-620-7310
7 p.m. • Free/Donation
HOMELESS & HOUSING ACTION WORKSHOP
Where does the housing crisis come from?
How can it be stopped? Picture the Homeless,
a grassroots group of homeless people organizing
for social justice and housing for all, has put
together a workshop analyzing the root causes
of homelessness and NYC’s wretched housing
market, and what can be done about it.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe and Activist
Resource Center 172 Allen St. Btw. Stanton and
Rivington www.bluestockings.org

FRI JAN 21
6 p.m. • $5 suggested donation
HAITIAN FILMS
In collaboration with its current exhibition,
“In Praise of Our People: Haitian Collectors
of Haitian Art,” the Caribbean Cultural
Center presents a night of Haitian films,
including “Mickey Mouse Goes to Haiti” and
“Semet Ko” (a film on AIDS). Discussion,
moderated by Dorothy Desir and Steve
Coupeau, will follow. Co-sponsored by the
New York Institute for Haitian Advocacy.
Caribbean Cultural Center, 408 W 58th St.
212-876-1936
9 p.m. • Free
HOLLEY ANDERSON-
ACOUSTIC AMERICANA
Vox Pop Cafe, 1022 Cortelyou Rd., Brooklyn
718-940-2048
8:00 – 10:30 p.m. • Free
LIVES OF MIDDLE EASTERN YOUTH
A mini film series will explore the varied
experiences and lives of Middle Eastern
youth. All screenings start at 8 p.m.
Millennium, 66 E. 4th St.
7pm • Free / Donation
WORKSHOP ON HOMELESS & HOUSING
ACTION WITH PICTURE THE HOMELESS
Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe and Activist
Resource Center 172 Allen St. Btw. Stanton and
Rivington www.bluestockings.org

SAT JAN 22
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. • $10-12 registration fee
AND SO FORTH CONFERENCE
Artists and activists will share skills and
strategies and reflect on past
advocacy successes (and failures), taking
into account what has been effective
in sparking enthusiasm, raising funds and
bringing to light crucial issues in
order to look toward developing new
approaches to difficult challenges.
57 Thames Street in East Williamsburg. Brooklyn
(Morgan stop on the L train)
7 p.m. • Free
ART AND RESISTANCE
An evening with performer Revered Billy and
author Steve Duncombe.
Vox Pop Café, 1022 Cortelyou Rd.
718-940-2048

SUN JAN 23
2 – 6 p.m. • Free
LIVING MUSEUM WITH BROTHERHOOD /
SISTER SOL
The Living Museum is an interactive exhibition
highlighting the mission & activities of
The Brotherhood / Sister Sol through written,
visual and oral expressions of The
Brotherhood/Sister Sol family. Meet the
staff, board and supporters. Refreshments
will be served. RSVP requested.
The Brotherhood / Sister Sol, 512 West 143 St.
RSVP vj@brotherhood-sistersol.org
7pm • free
CALIBAN AND THE WITCH
This book party will celebrate Sylvia
Federici’s history of the body in the transition
to capitalism.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe and Activist
Resource Center 172 Allen St. Btw. Stanton and
Rivington www.bluestockings.org

MON JAN 24
8 p.m. • $25
SIMON SHAHEEN & MADE IN PALESTINE
Simon Shaheen, internationally renowned
virtuoso on oud and violin, will dazzle
listeners with his soaring technique and
unparalleled grace in a benefit performance
for the “Made in Palestine” art exhibition.
Slides of the exhibition will also be
shown at this event.
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St.
212-864-5400
7pm -• Free
Bluestockings Revolutionary Potluck
Discussion: The Politics of Natural
Disasters
All invited to present and participate. See
website for description and guidelines.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe and Activist
Resource Center 172 Allen St. Btw. Stanton and
Rivington www.bluestockings.org

WED JAN 26
2:30 p.m. • Free
THE CHURCH IN CONTEMPORARY CUBA
Monsignor Carlos Manuel de Cespedes
Vicar General of Havana will give a lecture
on the church and religion in Cuba today.
McGinley Center-Fordham University (Rose Hill),
Bronx, NY

THU JAN 27
7 p.m. • Free
IMC PHOTO TEAM MEETING
The New York CIty Indymedia Center photo team
meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday night.
34 E. 29th St., 2nd floor
FRI JAN 28
7 p.m. – 2 p.m. • $20
PEOPLE’S MUSIC NETWORK CONCERT
The People’s Music Network for Songs of
Freedom & Struggle will begin its annual
winter gathering with songs of freedom and
struggle. Performers include Pete Seeger,
the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus, the Disabled
In Action Singers, the Lafayette Inspirational
Ensemble, Harmonic Insurgence, the
Brooklyn High School for the Arts Chorus,
and the PMN Chorus.
Brooklyn High School for the Arts,
345 Dean Street, Brooklyn 718-230-4999
Saturday, January 29
7 p.m. • Free
CRITICAL MASS
Come ride or support NYC’s biggest bike
event. Meet at the North side of Union Square.
www.times-up.org

SAT JAN 29
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Free
FREE STUFF FAIR
Freecycle New York city’s will hold a postholiday
re-gifting extravaganza. Bring gently
used clothing, working electronics and appliances,
and other small items, and take
home whatever you like.
6th St. Community Center, East Village

SAT FEB 5
1-4 p.m.
GENDER DIVERSITY IN SCHOOLS
WORKSHOP
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th St.