Community Calendar: September

The Indypendent Sep 2, 2006


7pm • $5-10 suggested DISCUSSION: “SEEDS OF THE NEW” W/Chris Carlsson, author of Critical Mass: Bicycling’s Defiant Celebration. People are setting the foundation, technically & socially, for a genuine movement of liberation from market life. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. 212-777-6028 • •


All Day • FREE FAMILIES FOR FREEDOM ACTION Campaign in which immigrants & citizens personally impacted by deportation take to the streets to raise their voices against immigration laws that are destroying families & communities. At West Indian Day Parade, Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. Families for Freedom • 718-858-9658 x204,


8pm • FREE DISCUSSION: HELP STOP THE GENOCIDE IN SUDAN. Ruth Messinger presents, “Ruth Messinger Bears Witness,” gives a firsthand account of the ongoing genocidal campaign going on in Darfur, Sudan. This is a chance for those new to the issue to learn more, and for those with knowledge to show solidarity and energize themselves for the Save Darfur Rally on Sept. 17. Forest Hills Jewish Center 106-06 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills.


8:30am – 12pm • FREE DISCUSSION: PEACEFUL TOMORROW’S PRESENTS, “GRASSROOTS SOLUTIONS TO INTRACTABLE PROBLEMS.” Come listen to a panel of international speakers including Nobel Peace Laureate Jody WIlliams. 15 Barclay St. at Broadway, Woolworth Building • 919-608-7322 for speakers, visit

7pm • FREE DISCUSSION: “TRANSCENDING TRAGEDY–DOES HEALING REQUIRE FORGIVENESS?” Individuals from around the world whohave been personally impacted by acts of terrorism and war, and have transformed their tragedies into a response for peace, restorative justice, a new global way of thinking & responding to violence: Naba Hamid (Iraq), Romain Rurangirwa (Rwanda), Sofia Gaviria (Colombia), Andrea LeBlanc (USA). Reidy Friendship Hall • Unitarian Church of All Souls • 1157 Lexington Ave. & 80th St. 212-535-5530 •


6pm • FREE/DONATIONS ACCEPTED EVENT: “LOOKING BACK & FORWARD: 9/11: GANDHI’S VISION & 100 YEARS OF NONVIOLENCE,” Film: Gandhi, followed by discussion. Brooklyn Nonviolent Communication, 421 5th Ave., 2nd fl., Park Slope, Brooklyn 718-797-9525 •

6pm • $10 MUSIC: CONCERT ON EVE OF 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11. Musical feast of cultural diversity. W/Margot Leverett (Klezmer clarinett & sax), Michel Baklouk (percussionist w/foremost Lebanese singer Fairuz), Hanna Khoury (Western/Arabic styles), Udi Bar-David (cello soloist, Philadelphia Orchestra, founder Intercultural Journeys), Shoba Sharma (performer of Bharata Natyam, Indian storytelling, dance), Keisha Hutchins (vocalist, classical/folk/jazz/more). Unitarian Church of All Souls 1157 Lexington Ave. & 80th St. $10; reception in Reidy Friendship Hall after concert. 212-535-5530 • PTFevents.htm •


7pm • FREE READING: “VOICES OF RESISTANCE: MUSLIM WOMEN ON WAR, FAITH & SEXUALITY.” A woman mourns the death of a cousin killed in a suicide bombing, while another confronts sexism & hypocrisy on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. A transsexual remembers the donning of the veil he no longer wears as a Muslim man. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. 212-777-6028 • •

8pm • $12 / $10 advance CONCERT: TIM TUTTLE’S 5TH ANNUAL “MUSIC FROM GROUND ZERO” Tim Tuttle and friends on the fifth anniversary of the events of 9/11. Come join for an evening of music that brings hope, remembrance, love, and joy. The Knitting Factory 74 Leonard St. • 212-219-3132

6:30pm • FREE LADIES BIKE REPAIR NIGHT Come learn the basics of bicycle repair from female mechanics at our workshop designed by and for women. You will learn on our bicycles (you can apply what you’ve learned to your own bike on Thursday nights). No previous experience with bicycle repair required — or expected. 49 E. Houston St. (between Mott & Mulberry).


4pm • FREE RALLY/MARCH: DEMAND THE FREEDOM OF THE CUBAN 5 jailed for infiltrating Cuban-American rightwing terrorist organizations in Miami to monitor their actions. Bring flags, banners & noisemakers. Meet at Times Sq. military recruitment center at 43rd St. btw. 7th Ave. & B’way, march to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, E 47th St & 1st Ave.) • 718-601-4751

7pm • FREE READING: “HIJACKED HISTORY.” W T Cooper, Johnny Temple & friends, editors & contributors to new anthology, A Fictional History of the U.S. w/Huge Chunks Missing. “Seeks to challenge the stories we’ve been told, & create counter–narratives to the mainstream version of American history.” Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. 212-777-6028 • •

WED SEPT 13, OCT 11, NOV 8, NOV 29

6pm • $7, FREE FOR MEMBERS FILM: NOW-NYC FALL FEMINIST FILM SERIES. If These Walls Could Talk, Antonia’s Line, Sex Slaves, Real Women Have Curves. Brooklyn Law School, Geraldo Cafe, Feil Hall, 205 State St., 212-627-9895 •


7pm • $15 suggested FILM/BENEFIT: NY PREMIERE OF YOUNG, JEWISH & LEFT. Q&A w/the filmmakers & individuals featured in the film, including Director, Dara Silverman. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. Info/RSVP: Helena Tubis • 212-647-8966 x14,

SEPT 13 & 14

Fri. 10:30am – 5:30pm, Sat. 9:30-5pm • $8 ROUNDTABLE: WHAT COMES AFTER: CITIES, ART AND RECOVERY. Artists, writers, architects and scholars from around the world converge for a series of roundtable discussions, performances, films, and art installations in all media devoted to considering how societies remember and rebuild after catastrophic events. Theresa Lang Community and Center • 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.


4 – 6pm • FREE TALK: TRADE & DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY IN CHILE. W/Carlos Furche, Chile’s chief trade negotiator; has been playing a key role in Chile’s enhanced relations w/Asia & the Pacific. CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave., President’s Conference Room, 9th floor. Reserve (seating limited) • 212-817-2099,

6:30pm • FREE EVENT: “WHERE DO HUMAN RIGHTS BEGIN?” Performance & talks on human rights challenges in the US, including the death penalty, detentions & deportations, poverty, & violence & discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion & sexuality. With Larry Cox (Amnesty Int’l USA), Ajamu Baraka (U.S. Human Rights Network), poet Roger Bonaire, performer La Bruja. Riverside Church, W 122nd St. & Claremont Ave. •

7pm • $5 suggested PERFOMANCE: “KEEP IT MOVIN’.” W/UNA AYA OSATO. one–woman show about how women of color in the U.S. come to consciousness. with theater, poetry, dance & video, play. Explores the lives of 10 women of color. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. 212-777-6028 • •


Nonfiction Forum: BITCHfest 6:30pm • $5 Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler present BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine; moderated by Robert Polito. Sponsored by the Writing Program. 66 West 12th Street, room 510

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