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The Indypendent Jun 6

Photo by Ida C. Benedetto

Please send event announcements to indyevents@gmail.com

The next editorial meeting for The Indypendent is Tues., June 10, at 7pm. 4 W. 43rd St, Rm 311. All are welcome.

THROUGH JUN 22

$20 general admission/$15 seniors/$12 students/$10 children under 12
PLAY: “EAST VILLAGE CHRONICLES, VOL. 5,” featuring the comedies and dramas of 8 emerging playwrights inspired by the history, culture, and cultural clashes of the East Village.
Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 E 4th St • 212-995-5302 • metropolitanplayhouse.org

FRI JUN 6-SUN JUN 8
Free
FESTIVAL: “COME OUT & PLAY 2008.”
The weekend kicks off with a discussion entitled “Transforming Public Spaces Through (Safe) Play,” which will set the tone for a weekend of radical play throughout the city.
Various locations all weekend, hosted by Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St • 212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

CONFERENCE: NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM. A gathering of visions, ideas and solutions for building a better media system.
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota. 877-888-1533 x210 • freepress.net/conference

THU JUN 12
6:30-8:30pm • Free
BOOK EVENT: LAUNCH PARTY FOR “OUR CARIBBEAN: A GATHERING OF LESBIAN & GAY WRITING FROM THE ANTILLES.” Caribbean Cultural Center, 408 W 58th St • 607-777-2894 • cccadi.org

FRI JUN 13

7-11pm • $15
FUNDRAISER: THE NEW YORK 2 NEW ORLEANS COALITION. Come out for live jazz, food and an art auction. All proceeds go towards the cost of sending around 200 students from all over NYC to New Orleans this summer to help rebuild the city and to work in solidarity with the people of NO.
Sixth St Community Center, 6th St btw Aves B & C • ny2no.com • newyork2neworleans@gmail.com

8pm • Free
MEETING: “THE IRAQ WAR: A WAR AGAINST THE IRAQI PEOPLE AND THE RETURNING VETERANS.” With speaker Kristopher Goldsmith, an Iraq veteran struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, who has been denied help and college benefits by the Army. Sponsored by Five Towns Forum.
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett, NY • Rochelle Dorfman: 516-623-5689

SAT JUN 14

10:30am-4pm • Free
ACTION: HEALTH CLINICS FOR COMMUNITY HEALING. Volunteers will visit free & low-cost clinics across the city to gather information about their services from staff and clients in order to create comprehensive profiles of NYC’s health clinics. Sponsored by Rock Dove Collective • rockdovecollective@riseup.net • freyapowell@gmail.com

TUE JUN 17

7pm • $20
BENEFIT: QUEER BLACK CINEMA PRIDE BENEFIT ’08 – NIGHT OF SOUL. With Def Jam poet ButtaFly Soul.
Billie’s Black, 271 W 119th St • queerblackcinema.org

THU JUN 19

ACTION: NIGHT OF 1000 CONVERSATIONS. Gather in homes, offices, cafes, and places of worship to discuss how the overreaching of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security undermines the civil liberties and human rights of people living in the U.S. Sponsored by Rights Working Group • news@detentionwatch.net

FRI JUN 20

7pm • $10
BENEFIT: BAILE EN SOLIDARIDAD PARA LOS MAESTROS DE UTUADO, PUERTO RICO. Dance to support the 17 teachers suspended for trying to defend quality education in rural Utuado. Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hip-Hop and more. A delicious Puerto Rican dinner will be served as well.
St. Mary’s Church, 521 W 126th St • 718-601-4901 • fmprlucha.org

SUN JUN 22

2-6pm • Free
RALLY: PRIDE RALLY. Bryant Park, 42nd St & 6th Ave • nycpride.org

THU JUN 26
7:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION/PERFORMANCE: “PRIDE OPEN MIC NIGHT.” Bring a poem, short bio, reading, or song to share in a commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall rebellion.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St • 212-222-0633 • radicalwomen.org

FRI JUN 27

Time TBA • Free
ACTION: 4TH ANNUAL TRANS DAY OF ACTION. Location TBA • erivera@alp.org

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