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Community Calendar Through May 31st

The Indypendent May 12, 2006

FRIDAY, MAY 12
6 – 10pm • $6/$10/$15
No one turned away
BLACK LIBERATION
Celebrate the legacy and lasting influence
of the Black Panther Party. The
evening’s activities will include an historical
overview of the Black Panther
Party’s origins and its impact on the
rise of revolutionary spirit within post-
Civil-Rights Black America.
The Brecht Forum , 451 West St (between Bank
& Bethune)
THURSDAY, MAY 11 –
SUNDAY, MAY 14
6TH ANNUAL BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL
Multiple Locations, Many Programs!
Pick up program at Times Up!, 49 East Houston
• bicyclefilmfestival.com
SATURDAY, MAY 13
9am – 2pm • FREE
LADIES’ RIDE TO CONEY ISLAND
Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park,
Brooklyn • pitonthemoon@hotmail.com
10am – 5pm • FREE
BIKE THE OLD CROTON
AQUEDUCT TRAIL
Ride through Westchester County’s
neighborhoods, parks, forests, and
even backyards on a journey to the
Croton Reservoir and magnificent
waterfall. Please RSVP to
pcoffin@nyrp.org.
Meet at Broadway and 242nd St, Bronx
1 – 3pm • FREE
BRIDGE BATTLE 2
A fast ride over five NY Bridges that
ends at the Bicycle Film Festival.
23rd St & East River Park, Manhattan •
fredjlips79@gmail.com
1 – 7pm • FREE
PIER SHOW 14 – TRANSFORMATIONS
Fine art show in 25,000-square-foot
gallery in a Civil War-era warehouse
on the Red Hook waterfront. 300+
artists present 1000+ works of painting,
sculpture, photography.
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 499 Van
Brunt St, Brooklyn • B77 and B61 •
bwacinfo@20l.com
MONDAY, MAY 15
8pm • $5
HAYMARKET FORUM
Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq:
The Logic of Withdrawal, and Deepa
Fernandes, author of Targeted:
National Security and the Business of
Immigration, will explore the connections
between the war abroad and the
war at home and how to build a successful
movement for change.
The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St (at
Lafayette) • Info: 212-253-9983
TUESDAY, MAY 16
8:30am – 12:30pm • FREE
URBAN RESOURCES:
IMPLEMENTING RENEWABLE AND
EFFICIENT ENERGY IN CITIES
Covering urban biodiesel production
and use; community organizing for
environmental justice and energy
efficiency; urban permaculture; and
solar energy in New York City.
Bronx Community College, Meister Hall,
Schwindler Auditorium,
University Ave (at West 181st St) •
babrams@sobro.org
THURSDAY, MAY 18
Noon • FREE
LOCKED OUT: DISENFRANCHISEMENT
AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen,
co-authors of Locked Out: Felon
Disenfranchisement and American
Democracy. The book reveals the centrality
of racial factors in the origins of
these laws, and their impact on politics
today.
220 5th Ave (at 26th St), 5th floor
FRIDAY, MAY 19
8am – 2pm
TRIBUTE TO MALCOLM X
Gather at the Adam Clayton Powell
Blvd State Office Building in Harlem
and travel to his resting place in
Ferncliff Cemetery in Ardsley, NY.
Buses and cars will depart at 9am.
12 – 5pm
ANNUAL SHAD RIVERKEEPER
FESTIVAL
A day-long program of activities, education,
and entertainment aimed at
raising awareness of the health of the
Hudson River.
For tickets and info: 1-800-21-RIVER x 231 •
Boscobel Restoration, Garrison, NY
7pm • $15
READINGS AND CONVERSATION
WITH EDUARDO GALEANO AND
ARUNDHATI ROY
The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St (between 6th
Ave & Broadway) • galeano.roy@gmail.com
MAY 22 – 30
$10 per screening, times vary
BAMCINÉMATEK’S NEW YORK
AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
• 718-636-4100 or www.bam.org for tix
> Monday, May 22
4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm
AFRICA, I WILL FLEECE YOU
(AFRIQUE, JE TE PLUMERAI)
(1992) Exploring the repressive political
situation in director Jean-Marie
Teno’s native Cameroon, tracing its
roots back to the beginning of the
century.
> Tuesday, May 23
4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm
CHIEF!
(1999) Teno set out to make a film
about a local tribal dance. But after
encountering a vigilante mob
in the streets, the filmmaker switches
his focus to the government that dismantles
civil rights movements in the
name of democracy.
> Thursday, May 25
4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm
CLANDO
(1996) “The first feature film confronting
the reality of the movement
for democratization in francophone
Africa has a rare quality among African
films in that it entirely accomplished
its ambitions.” —Le Monde
> Friday, May 26
2pm, 6:50pm
THE COLONIAL MISUNDERSTANDING
(LE MALENTENDU COLONIAL)
(2004) A bold exploration of
Germany’s attempts to colonize parts
of Africa through religion and trade.
TUESDAY, MAY 23
7pm
PLANNING MEETING FOR
NEXT ISSUE OF THE
INDYKIDS NEWSPAPER
Indymedia office, 4 West 43rd St, Suite 311 •
Info: 212-221-0521 • indykids.net
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
6pm • FREE
THE WILLIE MAE ROCK
CAMP FOR GIRLS
Info session for campers, families,
and volunteers. Plus a screening
of the Global Action Project’s Youth-
Made Films.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St (between Stanton &
Rivington)
Over 150 events will be held during May for Bike Month NYC.
EVERY TUESDAY
7pm
The Indypendent holds open
public meetings.
Indymedia office
4 West 43rd St, Suite 311