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TUES AUG 25, 7pm • HURRICANE KATRINA ANNIVERSARY FILM: TROUBLE THE WATER is the story of a couple navigating the Katrina disaster with resilience and determination. On the 4th anniversary of the storm, join the DVD release party with the directors and producers. Suggested donation $5.
TUES AUG 18
6:30pm • FREE
READING: CHANGING HEARTS AND
MINDS ABOUT FOOD. Farm Sanctuary
president Gene Baur reads from his book
that details the morality and danger of
industrial meat production.
New York Public Library
Mid-Manhattan Branch, 455 Fifth Ave
nypl.org • 212-340-0833
WED AUG 19
6:30-8:30pm • $5
LECTURE: WOMEN, ART, AND ISLAM.
Dr. Halima Taha will discuss the
history of Islam in the United States
and misconceptions about the roles of
women within the religion.
Museum of Contemporary African
Diasporan Arts, 80 Hanson Pl, Bklyn
mocada.org • 718-230-0492
6-11pm • $10-20 Sliding Scale
BENEFIT: BROOKLYN COMMUNITY
HEALTH. Help support the Third Root
Community Health Center, a worker
cooperative of healthcare practitioners,
on its 1-year anniversary. Live music,
raffles and drink specials.
718-940-9343 • thirdroot.org
THURS AUG 20
7pm • Suggested donation $5
FILM SCREENING: THE LITTLE TRIP
OF A DREAM. A documentary about a
woman who visits her undocumented
immigrant co-workers’ families in
Mexico. Producer Jen Lawhorne will
lead a discussion.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
bluestockings.com • 212-777-6028
FRI AUG 21
5-7pm • FREE
WORKSHOP: FRIDAY FISHING CLINICS.
Join the Fishmobile & Lower East Side
Ecology Center Staff for catch & release
fishing. Fishing equipment is provided.
Meet at East River Park,
E 10th St and East River
lesecologycenter.org • 212-477-4022
SAT AUG 22
2pm • FREE
ACTION: ANNUAL DAY OF
REMEMBRANCE FOR NICHOLAS
HEYWARD JR. A vigil will honor the 13-
year-old shot and killed by NYPD brutality
Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr Park,
Wyckoff St, Bklyn
october22-ny.org • 718-855-3861
SUN AUG 23
12pm • FREE
MEETING: CELEBRATE YOUNG LORDS’
LEGACY. Come and meet members of the
former Puerto Rican nationalist group for
their 40th anniversary reunion.
First Spanish Methodist Church
163 E 111th St • 917-626-5847
TUES AUG 25
6:30-7:45pm • FREE
LECTURE: COMMUNITY ESTUARY
SERIES 4. The fourth installment of this
program will explore issues of coastal
access and waterfront infrastructure
New York Public Library, Ottendorfer
Branch, 135 2nd Ave, 2nd Fl
212-477-4022 • lesecologycenter.org
WED AUG 26
7pm • FREE
DISCUSSION: THE IRAQI REFUGEE
CRISIS. Elizabeth Dewan and Raed Jarrar
of American Friends Service Committee
will speak about the conditions of the
Iraqi refugee population, including
refugee communities in New York and
Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110
Schermerhorn St, Bklyn • panys.org
THUR AUG 27
7:30pm • FREE
FILM SCREENING: A GARDEN OF
DELIGHTS. Paper Tiger Television will
show excerpts of documentaries about
Tompkins Square Park, Lower East Side
gentrification and guerrilla street art.
Sixth St and Ave B Community Garden
papertiger.org • 212-982-5673
SAT AUG 29
7:30pm • $3
DISCUSSION: WOMEN’S RIGHTS
DAY CELEBRATION. Radical Women
organizer Anne Slater will lead a
discussion about mobilizing women and
their allies to stand against rightwing
racism, layoffs and state budget cuts. A
benefit for Radical Women Fund Drive.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
radicalwomen.org • 212-222-0633
SUN AUG 30
2pm • FREE
PERFORMANCE: 2009 ANNUAL
SUMMER StREET THEATER TOUR.
The boisterous musical Tally Ho!, or
Navigating the Future, directed by Crystal
Field, is a hilarious commentary on greed
and the financial crisis. Part of a monthlong
traveling event hosted by Theater
for the New City. See website for info.
Washington Square Park
theaterforthenewcity.net • 212-254-1109
MON AUG 31
6-8pm • FREE
READING: LIFE ON THE COLOR LINE. City
College of New York president Gregory H.
Williams will discuss his memoir, Life on
the Color Line: The True Story of a White
Boy Who Discovered He Was Black.
Center for Worker Education,
25 Broadway • cuny.edu • 212-925-6625
TUES SEPT 1 – THURS SEPT 3
Tues 1-6pm, Wed 8am-8pm, Thurs 8am-
5:30pm • Free (Reg. by Aug. 21 req’d)
WORKSHOP: “RADICAL WELCOME:
CELEBRATING AND DEFENDING
COMMUNITY WITHOUT BORDERS.”
Activists will discuss efforts to protect
undocumented immigrants, receive
training in organizing and become
familiar with immigration law.
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr
newsanctuarynyc.org • 212-995-0844
THURS SEPT 3
7pm • FREE
READING: UNREPENTANT RADICAL
EDUCATOR. The subject of Tony
Monchinski’s book is the prolific radical
author and Queens College (CUNY)
political science professor. (See The
Indypendent’s review on Page 11).
Revolution Books, 146 W 26th St
revolutionbooksnyc.org • 212-691-3345
FRI SEPT 4
10pm • FREE
ACTION: CENTRAL PARK MOONLIGHT
RIDE. Promote clean and sustainable
transportation alternatives with a
leisurely ride through the park.
Columbus Circle, SW corner of Central
Park • times-up.org • 212-802-2222
Next Issue: September 18