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Indypendent Staff Feb 6, 2009

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TUE FEB 10
6pm-8pm • FREE (RSVP Required)
EVENT: CRIME, JUSTICE AND THE
ECONOMIC CRISIS
Nationwide, states are filling budget
gaps by slashing education and human
services, yet continue to pour money into
incarceration. Will Obama lead the way
to a new approach to criminal justice?
Join the Correctional Association of
New York, the Center for New York City
Affairs at The New School and The
Nation Magazine in exploring New York’s
approach to criminal justice.
Theresa Lang Community
& Student Center,
55 W 13th St (btwn 5th & 6th Aves), 2nd Fl.
212-229-5418 • centernyc@newschool.edu
6am-7pm • FREE
EVENT: LOBBY DAY FOR THE DOMESTIC
WORKERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS
Wake up early and join Jews for Racial
and Economic Justice, Domestic Workers
United and the Coalition for the
Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights for an
early morning bus trip followed by a day
in Albany to demand that state legislators
pass the Bill of Rights.
Barnes & Noble, Union Square
(E 17th St & Union Sq East)
212-647-8966 x11 • lane@jfrej.org
 

THU FEB 12

3:30pm-4:30pm • FREE
WORKSHOP: COMPOSTING FOR KIDS
Bring the little ones to learn the process
of decomposition and caring for worms.
Kids can make and bring home their own
mini-worm-bin. Ages 5+. Registration
required.
Whole Foods Bowery, 95 E Houston St,
upstairs culinary center
212-477-3155 • info@lesecologycenter.org

6:30pm-8:30pm • FREE (RSVP Required)

DISCUSSION: ARE WE THERE YET?:
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN THE AGE
OF OBAMA
In the wake of the inauguration of our
nation’s first Black president, do we still
need to level the playing field for women
and racial and ethnic minorities? Alan Jenkins,
president of the Opportunity Agenda
and John Payton, president of the NAACP
Legal Defense and Education Fund, will
explore the shifting debate on the role of
race in politics and American society.
The Rudin Family Forum
for Civil Dialogue, Puck Building
295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl
tinyurl.com/d3v6el

6:30pm-7pm • FREE
FILM: UNNATURAL SELECTION
Join SOS Food in viewing a documentary
about genetically modified foods. Find
out what’s going into your body and stick
around for the SOS Food meeting to plan
to push legislation controlling genetically
engineered foods all the way through the
State Senate!
Sixth Street Community Center
638 E 6th St (btwn Aves B & C)
212-677-1863 • sosfood@earthlink.net

FRI FEB 13

7pm-9pm • FREE (RSVP required)
LECTURE: OBAMA AND OCCUPATION
University of Michigan’s Juan Cole talks
on “From Gaza to Iraq: Can Obama End
the Other Occupation?”
Alwan for the Arts,
16 Beaver St, 4th Fl
(btwn Broad & Broadway)
646-732-3261 • jamal@alwanforthearts.org

7pm-10pm • $15+ Suggested Donation

BENEFIT: FEEL THE LOVE
A Valentine’s Day benefit for the Lesbian
Herstory Archives 35th Year Anniversary
featuring Twister, a kissing booth, love
notes station, silent auction and more!
Advance RSVP required.
Brooklyn Arts Exchange,
421 5th Ave, Park Slope
Lha.valentines.day.2009@gmail.com

SAT FEB 14
7pm (Ride), 8:30pm (After-Party) • FREE
(Ride), $10 (After-Party)
EVENT: LOVE YOUR LANE RIDE AND
VALENTINE’S DAY AFTER-PARTY
Join Time’s Up! and other bike lovers as
they serenade gridlocked drivers down
Lover’s (Bike) Lane with roses and
cheesy love songs. Afterwards, celebrate
Cupid at the Time’s Up! Fundraiser
featuring Team Robespierre and DJ
Stache. The party’s at The Autumn Bowl
— a 2,500-square-foot indoor skate
park in Greenpoint — so don’t forget to
spread the love and come prepared with
your bike or skateboard to show off your
sweet moves. Dress festive!
Ride: Astor Place • Party: The Autumn
Bowl, 73 West St, Bklyn
212-802-8222 • times-up.org

FRI FEB 20

8pm • $10
CONCERT: THE GOOD COFFEEHOUSE
A cappella vocal ensemble Harmonic
Insurgence and singer-songwriter
Dayna Kurtz.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West
bsec.org

SAT FEB 21
6:30pm (Dinner at 5:30) • $3 Donation,
$8.50 for Dinner
EVENT: THE BATTLE TO SAVE
PUBLIC EDUCATION – BLACK
WOMEN SPEAK OUT!
Budget cuts. School closures. Tuition
hikes. Student and teacher activists
address how to defend those hit hardest
by the current financial crisis and how
to build a movement with all members
of the community. Sponsored by Radical
Women and Freedom Socialist Party.
Childcare provided.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
(btwn Malcolm X/Lenox & 7th Aves)
212-222-0633
nycradicalwomen@nyct.net

10pm • $10
EVENT: BENEFIT PARTY FOR THE 3rd
ANNUAL NYC ANARCHY FEST
It’s never too early to start partying for a
good cause! The NYC Anarchy Fest may
not kick off until the second weekend
of April, but don’t you want to help out
and get your groove on at the same
time? You can’t go wrong by beating the
late-winter blues with 20,000 watts of
techno, fresh fruits and visuals by Low-
Key. As always, the radical literature
will be flowing freely.
Refuge Warehouse, 1532 Decatur St,
Bklyn • gabfx4@yahoo.com
 

MON FEB 23

7:30pm-9pm (Snacks at 7pm) • FREE after
7:30, $5 Donation for snacks
STUDY GROUP: ECONOMICS FOR
ACTIVISTS
What did Marx mean when he talked
about “fictitious capital” and what does
it have to do with America’s economic
meltdown? Does capitalism still work?
If you’re curious about economics and
want to learn about it with a radical
analysis, join the Freedom Socialist
Party’s six-part study group to explore
“The Make-Believe World of High
Finance.”
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
(btwn Malcolm X/Lenox & 7th Aves)
212-222-0633 • fsp@nyct.net