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Indypendent Staff May 14, 2009

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FRI MAY 22-MON MAY 25
Check times and prices on website.
FILMS: AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL NEW
YORK. A new generation is emerging
in post-Apartheid South Africa, so it’s
fitting that the films in this year’s African
Film Festival are centered on the theme
Africa in Transition, creating a vision of
Africa’s future through a deconstruction
of its past.
BAM Cinématek, 30 Lafayette Ave, Bklyn
africanfilmny.org • 718-636-4100

SAT MAY 23
12:30pm-5:30pm • $10 Sugg Donation
CONFERENCE: WE NEED SOCIALISM!
Thanks to some of America’s wealthiest
barons and our country’s finest financial
manipulators, the rest of us are at the
center of the biggest economic crisis
we’ve had in decades. As usual, it’s the
poor and working-class people who
feel the brunt of the cutbacks, massive
layoffs and tightening of resources.
YMCA, 180 W 135th St
pslweb.org • 212-694-8762

TUE MAY 26
7pm • $20-$30 Donation
BENEFIT: HELP BREAK THE SIEGE ON
GAZA! Join Al-Awda NY, The Arab Muslim
American Federation and the Break
the Siege on Gaza Coalition to benefit the
Viva Palestina Caravan from the United
States to Gaza. Speakers include Ron
Kovic and George Galloway MP.
Widi Catering Hall,
5602 6th Ave, Bay Ridge, Bklyn
al-awdany.org • info@al-awdany.org

WED MAY 27
7:30pm • $5 Suggested Donation
FILM: A CONVENIENT TRUTH. Curitiba,
Brazil is a world-class model of intelligent,
people-friendly sustainable urban
planning. The film shows life-enhancing
innovations in transportation, recycling
and affordable housing.
Prospect Park Temple Isaac, 1419
Dorchester Rd (at Marlborough), Bklyn
sustainableflatbush.org

FRI MAY 29 – SUN MAY 31
Check website for times and prices.
EVENT: NY LOVES MOUNTAINS
FESTIVAL. The folks at Headwater
Productions bring a bit of nature’s beauty
into the big city with this weekend full of
theater, music and activism, promoting
an end to mountaintop removal mining in
Appalachia and natural gas drilling in the
Catskills. Featuring musician Ben Sollee,
best-selling authors Silas House and Jeff
Biggers and a surprise musical guest.
Locations vary, please see website.
nylovesmountains.com

SAT MAY 30
1pm • FREE
MARCH: WESTCHESTER DREAM
ACT MARCH. The youth Westchester
DREAM Act Task Force is holding
a march and rally in White Plains
to highlight the challenges
facing immigrant students and to
pressure elected officials to follow
Congressman Eliot Engels’ lead and
sign on to the DREAM Act.
abravo911@optonline.net
914-886-8435

SUN MAY 31
11am • FREE
EVENT: PEOPLE’S ECONOMIC SUMMIT.
The United Nations is meeting this June
to address the international financial
crisis, and in light of the unique nature
of the conference, organizers from
around the world are collaborating to
bring activists and leaders from across
various movements to speak out against
imperialist global hegemony. Panels and
workshops will focus on alternatives
to war, capitalism and imperialism.
Sponsored by Bail Out the People
Movement. Dag Hammarsköld Plaza,
47th St & 1st Ave
bailoutpeople.org • 212-633-6646

11am-3pm • FREE
EVENT: ECOLOGY CENTER HISTORIC
SITES BIKE TOUR. The fun begins in
Union Square, then it’s down to the
compost-processing facility and education
center, followed by a ferry ride to
Governor’s Island for a riverside picnic.
Bring your bike and a lunch. Registration
is encouraged.
Meet at Union Square E and E 15th St
info@lesecologycenter.org
212-477-3155

2pm-5pm • FREE
FORUM: WHICH WAY FORWARD FOR
THE BLACK LEFT? A critical analysis
of Obama’s presidency and the state of
Black politics. Harlem Tenants Council
presents a panel of African-American
luminaries discussing politics in the
age of Obama, including 2008 Green
Party presidential candidate and
former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia
McKinney.
St. Mary’s Church, 521 W 126th St (btwn
Amsterdam Ave and Old Broadway)
212-663-5248
harlemtenants@gmail.com

WED JUNE 3
6pm-9pm • $10 Admission
FILM: MEDIA THAT MATTERS. Check
out the 9th Annual Media That Matters
Film Festival showcasing 12 new inspiring
shorf films.
School of Visual Arts Theater,
333 West 23rd St
Buy Tickets Now at
mediathatmattersfest.org
646-230-6368

THU JUNE 11
7pm • FREE
LECTURE: WAR, NONVIOLENCE AND
HISTORY. Nicholson Baker, the awardwinning
author of the book, Human
Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II,
the End of Civilization, will lecture at the
War Resisters League’s “Dave Dellinger
Lecture on Nonviolence.”
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
nycwrl@worldnet.att.net
718-768-7306

THU JUNE 25
6:30pm-8:30pm • FREE
WORKSHOP: INDOOR WORM COMPOSTING.
Learn how to set up and
maintain a worm bin in your apartment.
Registration required.
Hunter School of Social Work,
129 E 79th St, Room 1010
lesecologycenter.org • 212-477-3155

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