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Community Calendar: August

The Indypendent Aug 6, 2006

SAT AUG 26

11am – 4pm • FREE

EVENT: 1ST ANNUAL NYC FESTIVAL FOR GENDER EQUALITY. Public event for education, networking, resource sharing, community interaction & arts & recreation, featuring arts organizations, service groups, youth organizations, school & nonprofits from throughout NYC. Sponsor: Girls for Gender Equity. Von King Park Cultural Center Corner of Tompkins Ave & Lafayette St, Bklyn. 718-857-1393 • intern@gges.info

TUE AUGUST 29

7pm • $5 suggested

PERFORMANCE: WOMEN’S POETRY JAM & WOMEN’S OPEN MIC. W/Leslie

Feinberg & An Xiao. Hosted by Vittoria Repetto. Open mic sign-up starts at 7 pm. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St.• 212-777-6028, myspace.com/bluestockingsnyc & bluestockings.com

ONGOING

EVERY DAY

7 – 9am

ACTION: ENCAMPMENT TO DEFEND NUEVA ESPERANZA COMMUNITY GARDEN & over 20 other endangered community gardens in East Harlem. Encampment began 2nd week of 5/06.

110th St. & 5th Ave. Al: 914-652-1435, Aresh: 917-518-9987.

More info: 917-518-9987 & moregardens.org

Every 3rd Mon of every month

7 – 9pm • Donations optional

PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP. BECOME A MORE EFFECTIVE & PERSUASIVE ACTIVIST BY IMPROVING YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING. All progressive activists are welcome. Sponsor: Greenspeakers Toastmasters club. Green Party Office: 139 Fulton St, rm. 215; RSVP to 718-715-1148 or

greenspeakers@yahoo.com or greenspeakers.org/rsvp.cgi. 212-240-0501, 718-715-1148, greenspeakers.org

EVERY TUES

Noon – 2pm • FREE

VIGIL: STOP THE GENOCIDE IN DARFUR, SUDAN. The Sudanese government has been waging a campaign of destruction against targeted African communities since 2003. Participants give witness to the ongoing genocide & call on the US to work for a resolution at the UN authorizing

a UN peacekeeping force in Darfur w/a mandate to protect civilians. Sponsor: Africa Action. US Mission to the UN, 140 E. 45th St. Info: Helga Moor, helgamoor@yahoo.com & africaaction.org/campaign_new/darfur.php

EVERY SUNDAY

5 – 8pm

FROM BOOKS THRU BARS Packing sessions at ABC No Rio.

156 Rivington St.

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