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Community Calendar: May-June 2008

Indypendent Staff May 16, 2008

Please send event announcements to indyevents@gmail.com

The next editorial meeting for The Indypendent is Tues., May 20, at 7pm. 4 W 43rd St, Rm 311. All are welcome.

SUN MAY 18
11am-12:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION: GODS, GAYS & GUNS: RELIGION & THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY with Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou of Judson Memorial Church. A progressive understanding of U.S. democracy illuminated by the African-American religious tradition. Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House, 53 Prospect Pk W 718-768-2972 • bsec.org

TUE MAY 20
Time TBA • Free
PICKET: AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GRADUATION CEREMONY. The Coalition to Preserve Community is organizing picket to Columbia’s expected displacement of local residents and businesses.
116 St & Broadway • 212-666-6426 stopcolumbia.org

WED MAY 21
7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: MAY 1968 – A NEW STATE FOR ISRAELIS, AL-NAKBAH (CATASTROPHE) FOR PALESTINIANS. Sponsored by Brooklyn for Peace, Peace & Social Action Committee of Brooklyn, Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn St at Boerum Pl, brooklynpeace.org • 718-624-5921

FRI MAY 23
7pm • $5 Suggested
DISCUSSION: “IN THE MIDDLE OF A WHIRLWIND.” Come for a discussion between organizers about their application of various frameworks for guiding processes in polical movements. Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St, 212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

SAT MAY 24
7pm • Free
Reading : Apocalypse How Meet The Daily Show writer Rob Kutner and author of Apocalypse How: Turn the End-Times into the Best of Times, a how-to-guide to living on high after judgment day.
Bluestockings Bookstore & Cafe, 172 Allen St • 212-777-6028 bluestockings.com

SUN MAY 25
2:30pm • Free
BOOK CLUB: Robert Bullard ’s “High-way Robbery”. The Planners Network Book Club discusses built environments, urban history and planning.
Bluestockings Bookstore & Cafe, 172 Allen St • 212-777-6028 bluestockings.com

Time TBA • Free
TALK: ISRAEL & PALESTINE IN THE U.S. EMPIRE with Phyllis Bennis on the role of U.S. foreign policy in the Israel/Palestine conflict. Part of the Action for Justice/Resistance Cinema 2008 events,
“The Dilemma of Israel & Palestine in the
21st Century.”

Community Church of NY Assembly Hall, 40 E 35th St, Lower Level • 212.683.4988 threecatshoover@rcn.com • ccny.org

MON MAY 26
7pm • $1 Suggested
Discusion : “Building A Community Clinic ” with Brooklyn-based community organizer Jacoby Ballard. Come meet and discuss putting social justice into practice within a community health clinic to
provide holistic, accessible and anti-oppressive health care.
Bluestockings Bookstore & Cafe, 172 Allen St • 212-777-6028 bluestockings.com

10am-9pm • Free
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: THE 75TH BIRTHDAY OF THE LILAC STEAM VESSEL. Free tours of the ship and viewing of the art exhibition. The steamer is currently under renovation is slated to
become a floating classroom.
Pier 40 (N. side) off Houston St, 917-578-0602 • steamerlilac.org

WED MAY 28 & FRI MAY 30
7pm – 9pm • $11.50
FILM: EIGHTH ANNUAL MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL WORLD PREMIERE! Be among the first to see the 12 inspiring short films selected for the upcoming year filled with activism & discussion. There will be Take Action tables AND a chance to meet the festival filmmakers. Wed: IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd Street, NY, NY, Fri: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St, NY NY 646-230-6368 x223 • mediathatmattersfest.org

WED MAY 28-SUN JUN 1

FILM: BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL. Sponsored by Transportation Alternatives.

Anthology Film Archives, 2nd St & 1st Ave • 646-873-6036, volunteer@transalt.org, bikemonthnyc.com
SUN JUN 1
2pm • $12
PERFORMANCE: REVEREND BILLY, THE STOP SHOPPING GOSPEL CHOIR AND THE NOT BUYING IT BAND PUBLIC SPACE REVIVAL. Dedicated to keeping Union Square public. All ages welcome, lunch and spirits will be served.
Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St, revbilly.com • 212-414-5994, highlineballroom.com

SAT MAY 31
9:30am-3pm • $1 Suggested
WORKSHOP: BEYOND TOLERANCE: BUILDING COMMUNITIES THAT SUPPORT QUEER STUDENTS & TEACHERS. Join students, teachers and community organizers for a dialogue and workshop on challenging heteronormative assumptions and combating homophobia and transphobia in NYC schools. Sponsored by the New York Collective of Radical Educators .
NYU Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant St, nycore.org • RSVP: nyqueer@nycore.org

TUE JUN 3
7pm • $10/$15/$20
PANEL DISCUSSION: “TRUE CRIMES: THE UNTOLD STORY BEHIND THE DEVASTATION OF IRAQ.” with Chris Hedges, Laila Al-Arian, Jeremy Scahill and Seymour Hersh. Conversation to be
followed by Q&A and book signing of Collateral Damage and Blackwater.
Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St, nationinstitute.org • Tix: 212-840-2824, the-townhall-nyc.org

FRI JUN 6
6:30pm • $6/$10/$15 sliding scale
EXHIBITION: LESBIANS OF COLOR ART EXHIBIT. Art galleries and museums ignore the reality of violence against lesbians of color. This is our time to explore and make this reality visible.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St 212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org
FRI-SUN JUN 20-22
Detroit, MI • $20-$100 (sliding scale)
GATHERING: 10TH ANNUAL ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE. The grassroots media conference cultivates media strategies for a more just and creative world. It is the primary point of intersection in the U.S. for alternative media makers and committed social justice activists. Join the bus from NYC.

For more information and to register, alliedmediaconference.org.

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