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The Indypendent Jul 24, 2009

FRI JULY 24
7pm • Free
READING: HARVEY MILK HIGH SCHOOL “I KNOW I’M NOT ME”
LGBT student authors will read stories about their lives, relationships, families, and spirituality.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
bluestockings.com •212-777-6028

SAT JULY 25
12-2pm • Free
LECTURE: FOUCAULT LAB: SUBJUGATED KNOWLEDGES
Professor and law expert Paul Butler will examine liberal humanism, Critical Race Theory, and the grassroots jury nullification movement as a remedy for disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans. Book-signing to follow lecture.
Sculpture Center, University of Trash, 44-19 Purves St, Queens
nycfoucaultlab.blogspot.com • foucaultlab@gmail.com • (212) 300-7407

SAT JULY 25
12:30pm-5pm • FREE
RALLY: GLOBAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH IRANIAN PEOPLE. Join other New Yorkers and representatives from human rights groups in this rally and march to the UN in support of protesters in Iran.
Times Square 41st St and 7 Ave
Whereismyvote.ny@gmail.com • united4iran.org

SAT JULY 25
1pm-5pm • FREE
TEACH-IN: EFFECTIVE GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM FOR SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE. Discuss the legislative and community aspects of national healthcare reform while learning how to effectively advocate for single-payer healthcare.
Murphy Institute 25 W 43rd St, 18th fl
pnhpnymetro.org • 212-865-6027

SAT JULY 25
5-6pm • Free
READING: JUAN MALPARTIDA ZEVALLOS
Peruvian poet shares his latest collection of work, The green age of the wind / La verde edad del viento.
McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St
mcnallyjackson.com • 212-274-1160

SAT JULY 25
8pm-10pm
FILM/BENEFIT: PARTING THE WATERS. Watch and discuss the film, which explores racism in relation to public swimming pools, and help the filmmakers complete the film by making donations.
182 Saint Marks Ave, #4, Brooklyn
dotellproductions.com

SUN JULY 26
12pm-6pm • $15 (RSVP Required)
CONFERENCE: GREENWORKS NYC PUBLIC FORUM/ GREEN BUSINESS EXPO & JOB FAIR. Learn about green workforce movements and how to launch and manage sustainable enterprises, or explore new green business opportunities.
NY Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Ctr, 250 Greenwich St, 40th fl
greenworksnyc.net • 212-867-0846

SUN JULY 26
2pm • Free
ACTION: PROTEST HUNTINGDON LIFE SCIENCES CEO
Win Animal Rights will lead a march to the corporate headquarters of Huntingdon Life Sciences to call attention to abusive animal testing practices.
Central Park West & 88th St
war-online.org • winanimalrights@optonline.net • 646-267-9934

SUN JULY 26
3:30pm • $6-$7 SUGGESTED
MUSIC/BENEFIT: PUNK FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE. Help Palestinian rights activist and radio producer Sharin Chiorazzo as she battles breast cancer. Features performances by Huasipungo, Public Disturbance and others, and a screening of Konrad Aderer’s Enemy Alien: The Fight to Free Palestinian Activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti.
8 Park St, Montclair, NJ
nicadlw@gmail.com

MON JULY 27
7pm • $10 Suggested
EVENT: GABRIELA NETWORK “A COMMUNITY OF WOMEN”
The film “Very Young Girls ” is an expose on the sex trafficking of New York teenagers. Please join folks from the Gabriela Network for the screening of the film and a discussion about building a community of global sisters dealing with sex trafficking.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
Bluestockings.com • 212-777-6028

MON JULY 27
7pm • $10-$15 Sliding scale
DISCUSSION: BACK FROM GAZA!
Viva Palestina Convoy activists speak about their recent visit to Gaza and Jerusalem, and their supply of humanitarian aid to Palestinians.
Salam Church, 345 Ovington Ave
al-awdany.org • info@al-awdany.org

MON JULY 27
7pm • $10 SUGGESTED
FILM/DISCUSSION: A COMMUNITY OF WOMEN. Members of Gabriela Network (http://www.gabnet.org) will screen Very Young Girls, an expose on the sex trafficking of NY teens, and discuss how to deal with sex trafficking globally.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St                                                                                                                                                                                   Bluestockings.com • 212-777-6028

MON JULY 27
7pm
DISCUSSION: FROM JERUSALEM TO GAZA: THE FIGHT FOR PALESTINIAN RIGHTS. Join Archbishop Atallaha Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem and eyewitnesses from the Viva Palestina US Convoy to Gaza to discuss Arab culture and oppression of Palestinians by Israel.
Salam Arabic Lutheran Church, 345 Ovington Ave, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
info@alawdany.org

MON JULY 27
7:30pm • $6/$10/$15 Sliding scale
EVENT: VISUAL LIBERATION FILMS RIGHT TO CITY SERIES
The Beginning of the Cold Season, Mediated Iran. Discussion with Leili Kashani.
The Visual Liberation film series continues looking at Iran through the prism of historical films and documentaries.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
brechtforum@brechtforum.org • 212-242-4201

TUE JUL 28
3pm • Free (Reservations Required)
LECTURE: THE NEW YORK CITY ORIGINS OF THE DISABILITY RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Historian Warren Shaw discusses how NYC was on the forefront of the disability rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s, a movement that is often overlooks but no less revolutionary.
Third Root Community Center, 380 Marlborough Rd, Bklyn
events@thirdroot.org • thirdroot.org • 718-940-9343

TUE JULY 28
6:30pm – 8:30pm • Free
EVENT: OPEN MEDITATION SESSION
Attend the two-hour meditation and breath session to learn some of the breathing techniques.
Art of Living Manhattan Center
127 W 25 St, 3rd Floor.
212-414-8222

TUE JULY 28
7pm • FREE
TALK: PRACTICAL STEPS TO PEACE & JUSTICE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Palestinian Israeli citizen Issam Aburaya, author Daniel Fleshler and human rights activist David Wildman will discuss the possibility of peace in the Middle East as park of the Doris Shaffer Lecture Series.
Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson St
Panys.org • 646-723-1749

TUE JULY 28
7pm
DISCUSSION: COMMUNISM. Join Raymond Lotta as he discusses “Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Communism Is Wrong, or, Why the Bolshevik & Chinese Revolutions Were Breakthroughs in Human Emancipation.”
LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13th St, rm 101
Revolutionbooksnyc.org • 212-691-3345

TUE JUL 28
7pm • $5 Suggested donation
OPEN MIC: WOMEN’S/TRANS’ POETRY JAM. The jam is hosted by Vittoria Repetto, the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the Lower East Side. Deliver up to 8 minutes of your poetry, prose, songs and spoken word.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St bet Stanton and Rivington
bluestockings.com • 212-777-6028

TUE JULY 28
7pm-9pm • FREE
ACTION: POLITICAL PRISONER LETTER WRITING NIGHT. Learn about political prisoners, eat a vegan dinner and write letters supporting BJ Viehl and Kevin Olliff, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the animal liberation movement.
123 Space, 123 Tompkins, Bedford-Stuyvestant, Brooklyn
Nycabc@riseup.com

TUE JULY 28 7-9pm • Free
DEBATE: NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE CANDIDATES’ CIVIL RIGHTS DEBATE
Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez will moderate discussion among candidates Bill de Blasio, Eric Gioia, Mark Green, Norman Siegel and Alex Zablocki.
New York Law School, 57 Church St
nyclu.org • 212-607-3358

TUE JULY 28
7-9pm • $10 Suggested donation
LECTURE: PRACTICAL STEPS TO PEACE AND JUSTICE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Palestinian professor Issam Aburaya, author Daniel Fleshler, and activist David Wildman will speak about  diplomacy, nonviolent strategies, and  confronting one-sided biases.
Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson St
panys.org • 646-723-1749

TUE JUL 28
7:30pm • $6/$10/$15 Sliding scale
FILM: THE APOCRYPHA: ANGER AND DISAPPOINTMENT. Join us for the screening of two non-fiction works of Italian communist director Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
brechtforum.org • 212-242-4201

TUE JULY 28
8 -10pm • Free
CONCERT: CROSS-POLLINATION CONCERT SERIES
Two of the best singer-songwriters in NYC each play a 40 minute solo set. This is followed by a three song collaborative set during which both artists share the stage.
Pianos
158 Ludlow St
liberatedmatter.com

WED JULY 29
1pm • Free
WORKSHOP: LAPTOP STAR GALACTICA. Protect your online universe from the cylon threat! Want to pimp your MySpace? Research colleges? Edit video? Just search the web? Ages 12-18 only.
The Wakefield Center for Reading & Writing
4100 Lowerre Place, Bronx
wakefield@nypl.org • 718-652-4663

WED JULY 29
6pm • Free
TALK: NYU’S VISITING CURATOR TALK: BENJAMIN GODSILL
Benjamin Godsill is the Curatorial Associate at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York where he develops exhibitions and programs.
Einstein Auditorium
34 Stuyvesant St
nyu.edu

WED JULY 29
7pm • Free
FILM: OUTDOOR CINEMA AT SOCRATES: LOU REED’S BERLIN
11th annual festival of international film, music, dance and food, celebrating the cultural diversity of Queens. Directed by Julian Schnabel, the film captures Lou Reed’s ambitious song cycle about a couple’s drug filled downward spiral was turned into a live concert experience designed by Julian Schnabel. The event was documented by the great cinematographer Ellen Kuras
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway, Long Island City.
movingimage.us

WED JULY 29
7 pm- 10:30pm • $15
DISCUSSION: NOISEMAKERS WITH PETER ROSENBERG FEATURING RAEKWON
Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg hosts a night of music and conversation featuring famed hip-hop artist Raekwon, a member of the legendary group The Wu-Tang Clan.
92YTribeca
200 Hudson St.
92y.org/92yTribeca/

WED JULY 29
8pm • $15
THEATRE: THE MATTACHINE PROJECT, 18TH ANNUAL HOT! FESTIVAL. The Mattachine Project will explore the origins of modern homosexuality and gay liberation by focusing on the much-overlooked history of Harry Hay and the inception of the Mattachine Society from 1948-1953.
Dixon Place, 161a Chrystie Street
Dixonplace.org • 212-219-0736

WED JULY 29
8pm • $10 in advance, $12 day of show
CONCERT: EBONY BONES. London’s one of a kind producer, songwriter and performer crosses the lines between comic-colored charters, Caribbean queens and African rhythms. Her lyrics describe Britian authorities’ mistreatment and the racial tension in post-7/7 Britain with all the energy of a young Macy Grey.
The Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St
boweryballroom.com

THU JULY 30
3:30-5pm • Free (RSVP Required)
FORUM: ACT QUEER! TELECONFERENCE: QUEER IMMIGRATION & IMMIGRANT ORGANIZING Queers for Economic Justice will host a national conference call on organizing strategies and issues affecting LGBT immigrants, people of color, low-income individuals, and disabled. Conference call number is 712-432-0600, password 751219#.
q4ej.org • 212-564-3608
http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5860/t/5870/event/index.jsp?event_KEY=7755

THU JULY 30
7pm – 8:30pm • Free
EVENT: T.A. BROOKLYN COMMITTEE MEETING
Join the growing group of T.A. Brooklyn-based volunteers at our next meeting. Meet like-minded people who want to be involved in their communities and see what we’ve achieved so far.
Long Island College Hospital, conference room A.
339 Hicks St, Brooklyn.
transalt.org

FRI JULY 31
6-10pm • Free
CONCERT: JAMS UNDER THE STARS
Live Indian, African, and Latin American music will be performed.
Kings Park, Jamaica Avenue
wbai.org

FRI JULY 31
7pm – 8pm • Free
EVENT: AN EVENING WITH GALERNA MAGAZINE
Galerna Magazine of international literature, edited by Marta López Luaces and Edwin Lambo, is dedicated to creating a literary bridge between America and Spain. Spanish language event.
McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St
mcnallyjackson.com • 212 274 1160

FRI JULY 31
7pm • $15 admission
CONCERT: THESE ARE POWERS. The Vivian Girls are a chameleonic trio of girls that cross the lines between innocent 1960s girl-group sounds, punk rock and powerful, sonic shoegaze. Their tunes are an innocent blend of chewy pop, lo-fi and innocent splashy sounds.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave at 75th Street,
whitney.org • 212-570-3600

FRI JULY 31
11pm • FREE
CONCERT: ALTERNAFEST
The search for the best local rock band in Spanish continues in Alternafest.. In this qualifying round, Group C will have Sr. Fuss, Luna Negra, DOW’s, Mystic Union and Bones Parade.
La Oveja Negra, 34-38 38 St, Astoria, Queens
alternafest.com

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