Community Calendar: June 25-29

Indy Staff Jun 22, 2009

7pm • FREE
FILM: “The Spook Who Sat by the Door”
A viewing of the seminal film on black militancy, followed by a reading, discussion and signing with author Sam Greenlee.
Afrikan Poetry Theater, 176-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, Qns

7pm • FREE
FILM: “The Visitor”
A lonely man’s life changes when he is forced to face issues relating to identity, immigration and cross-cultural communication in post-9/11 NYC.
Ft. Washington Collegiate Church, W 181st St and Ft. Washington Ave

9pm • $5
BENEFIT: Resistants’ Dance Party
Dance your ass off to Almighty, TV PARTY, KSLUT Radio (and more!), all to support Bushwick Food Not Bombs and 123 Community Space’s screenprinting workshop.
Silent Barn, 915 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn

2:30pm • Free
ACTION: Public Witness & Procession Against Torture
Join NYC religious organizations in a stand against torture in our names.
Meet at Union Sq Park near Gandhi Statue, Broadway & 14th Street

3pm • Free
ACTION: Fifth Annual Trans Day of Action
Trans and gender nonconforming people of color and allies take to the streets of NYC and demand justice to let the world know that on the 40th anniversary of Stonewall, the rebellion is not over!
Meet on west side of Union Sq, btwn 14th and 15th • 718-596-0342 x 23

3pm-5:30pm • FREE
WORKSHOP: Free Art & Drama Classes
Develop your child’s artistic or acting skills with this free, bilingual arts workshop.
478 Austin Pl (btwn 149th and 147th Sts), 2nd Fl, Bronx
914-497-3257 or 646-784-7967

7pm • FREE
READING: “Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo”
Author and filmmaker Werner Herzog shares the journals he kept during the grueling filming of Fitzcarraldo in the Amazon rainforest.
McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St • 212-274-1160

7:30pm • $3-$8
BENEFIT: LGBT Pride Month Celebration
Featuring the work of radical cartoonist Jennifer Camper, this benefit will benefit the Radical Women Fund Drive.  Childcare is available with advance notice. • 212-222-0633

Noon • FREE
ACTION: Support Stella D’oro Strikers
Urge people to boycott Stella D’oro products and get Fairway to take these products off their shelves.
Fairway Market, Broadway & 74th Street • 212-874-2154

2pm • FREE
EVENT: Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony
Honor the lives and families of people killed by law enforcement.  Reception at 1pm.
Pratt Manhattan, 144 W 14th St, Rm 213

SUN Jun 28
40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots: The riots mark what most refer to as the beginning of the history of the U.S. gay rights movement. Most protests centered around fighting police brutality and violence following the significant raid of the Stonewall Inn in the West Village. For more information go to

11am-12:30pm • FREE
DISCUSSION: “To Be or Not to Be: On Becoming a Straight Ally to Gay Communities”
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture fellow Larry Bush talks about his path to confronting his own homophobia and learning to be an ally to LGBTQ struggles.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn • 718-768-2972

Noon-2pm • FREE
ACTION: “Brunch Under Attack!  Save Our Food and Watersheds!”
Set a table for Gov Paterson to have an organic brunch outside of his office, and stand with hundreds of fellow New Yorkers to protest hydro-fracking in NY State.
Paterson’s Office, 633 3rd Ave (btwn 40th and 41st Sts)

1:15pm • Free
FILM/DISCUSSION: “Afghan Women: A History of Struggle”
The stories of women who have risked their lives to achieve political, economic, and social equality, from the early 1970s to the present.
Community Church of NY, 28 E 35th (btwn Madison and Park) • 718-843-0515

3-7pm • FREE
EVENT: Really Really Free Market
Bring and share food, clothes, skills and music in an open participatory market meant to challenge capitalist notions of interaction and encourage new models of exchange.
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq S

7-9pm • FREE
DISCUSSION: “Waiting to Land: Celebrating the Work of Martin Duberman in Building a Radical Queer Movement 40 Years After Stonewall”
Join radical queer activist Martin Duberman and panelists Richard Kim, Kenyon Farrow and Marcia Gallo as Laura Flanders moderates a discussion about where the queer movement has been, and where it’s going.
Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St (btwn Houston and Prince) • 212-817-1955

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