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Indypendent Staff Sep 17, 2009

The San Francisco earthquake, 1906.WED OCT 7, 7pm • READING: THE JOY BRED BY DISASTER.
Author Rebecca Solnit reads from A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities
that Arise Out of Disaster
, which chronicles how in the wake of major disaster, including
Sept. 11, a wave of altruistic, generous and brave behavior shapes peoples’ experience,
rather than selfishness, chaos and hate that the media and authorities says happens.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St • 212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

TUE SEPT 22
7:30pm • Free
FORUM: ECONOMIC RECOVERY? A
jobless recovery is no recovery! Is this
the future of capitalism or is there another
future? Join a discussion by Counterpunch
co-editor, Nation columnist Alexander
Cockburn and CUNY professor and author
David Harvey. Moderated by bestselling
author and host of GRITtv Laura Flanders.
Proshansky Auditorium
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave
lauraflanders.firedoglake.com

 

WED SEP 23
10am-3pm • Free
RALLY: SAVE THE DELAWARE RIVER!
Demand that the Delaware River Basin
Commission
deny a permit to the Chesapeake
Appalachia company, which wants
to drill for natural gas using toxic hydraulic
fracturing. The Delaware River supplies
water to 28 million people, including NYC.
Carpool drivers needed.
PPL Corporation Wallenpaupack
Environmental Learning Center
126 PPL Drive, Hawley, Penn.
waterunderattack.com

7pm • $5/$7/$10 Sliding scale
BOOK RELEASE PARTY: “CLAWING AT
THE LIMITS OF COOL”
Farah Jasmine Griffin and Salim Washington
will read from their new book,
Clawing at the Limits of Cool. There will
be a live music to honor the collaboration
between Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
Brecht Forum
451 West St (btw Bank and Bethune)
brechtforum.org • 212-242-4201

THU SEP 24-THU OCT 1
ACTION: WEEK OF ACTION TO DEMAND
A REAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY FOR
WORKING PEOPLE. One year ago, Congress
and the Federal Reserve bailed out
Wall Street and the insurers, claiming that
they were “too big to fail.” Join Jobs With
Justice
for a week of action to demand
accountability and adequate economic
support for people who continue to build
this country each day.
New York City Jobs With Justice
50 Broadway, 16th Fl
212-631-0886 • carrie@nyjwj.org

 

THU SEP 24
7:30pm • Free
EVENT: “NOTES FROM THE FEMALE
REALITY IN MEXICO.” A Mexican
Independence Day celebration featuring
a discussion of this ground-breaking
booklet by leaders of the Partido Obrero
Socialista (Socialist Workers Party of
Mexico). Special commentary by Rocío
Duque of the publication Cuadernos
Feministas
(Feminist Notebooks).
Hosted by Radical Women. Mexican
supper available for $8 donation.
Childcare provided.
212-222-0633
nycradicalwomen@nyct.net

THU SEP 24
7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: CRISIS IN DARFUR:
TWO SCHOLARS, TWO VIEWPOINTS
by Mahmood Mamdani, professor
of Government and Anthopology at
Columbia University, and Ali B. Ali-Dinar,
outreach director of the African Studies
Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sponsored by Brooklyn for Peace.
Brooklyn Friends Meeting House
110 Schermerhorn (at Boerum Place)
718-642-5291
darfur@brooklynpeace.org

7pm • $5 Suggested Donation
READING: BOTH SIDES OF THE
WATER. Author Lonnie Harrington reads
from Both Sides of the Water: Essays on
African-Native American Interactions
,
which examines the historic relationship
between indigenous people of the Western
Hemisphere and people of African
descent.
Bluestockings
172 Allen St (btw Stanton & Rivington)
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

 

FRI SEP 25
7:30pm
FILM: RETHINK AFGHANISTAN. Robert
Greenwald, of Brave New Films, directs
this documentary with interviews from
the United States, Afghanistan and Russia,
explaining the issues surrounding this
war and why we need greater congressional
oversight. Sponsored by Veterans
for Peace NYC Chapter
.
All Saints Episcopal Church
43-12 46th St Sunnyside, Queens
Bob Keilbach, 718-358-8568
rakmet@msn.com

6:30pm • $10
PERFORMANCE: YOUR UGLY, UGLY
WAYS by Womack. This staged reading
presented by Lesbian Cinema Arts
explores how a mother acts when her
daughter becomes attracted to the new
woman in the neighborhood.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender
Community Center
208 W 13th St
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org

SAT SEP 26
10am-7:30pm • Free
CONFERENCE: BIRTH AND REBIRTH
OF A NATION. Where does the country
stand today on issues of race and representation
in the media and beyond?
New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 W 12th St
212-229-2436 • vlc@newchool.edu

2pm • Free
WORKSHOP: EMOTIONAL SIDE OF
HEALTHY LIVING teaches us that
unmanaged stress and toxic emotions
are as destructive to health as poor food
choices and pollution.
Park Slope Food Coop
782 Union St, Bklyn
718-622-0560 • foodcoop.com

5:30pm • Free
BENEFIT: PUP CRAWL. The First Annual
Brooklyn Bridge Pup Crawl encourages
folks with dogs to walk the Brooklyn
Bridge to raise money to feed pets left
behind in home foreclosures. Proceeds
to benefit the Brooklyn Animal Rescue
Coalition.
Meet at City Hall Park
thepupcrawl@gmail.com

THU OCT 1
7pm • Free
FORUM: SEXUALITY AND SOCIALISM.
Author/activist Sherry Wolf discusses
history and theory of LGBT oppression and
liberation. Sponsored by Haymarket Books.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
& Transgender Community Center
208 W 13th St
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org

FRI OCT 2
10pm • Free
EVENT: CENTRAL PARK MOONLIT
RIDE. Join Times Up! for a charming ride
through Central Park.
Meet at Columbus Circle
(SW corner of Central Park)
times-up.org

SUN OCT 4
7pm • $5 Suggested Donation
READING: HISTORY OF COOPERATION.
Author John Curl will read from his
book, For All the People: Uncovering the
Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative
Movements, and Communalism in
America
.
Bluestockings,
172 Allen St, (btw Stanton & Rivington)
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

TUE OCT 6
7pm • $5 Suggested Donation
READING: UNMARKETABLE. Author
Anne Elizabeth-Moore will read from
her book, Unmarketable: Brandalism,
Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion
of Integrity
, which examines the corrosive
effects of corporate infiltration
into underground culture(s).
Bluestockings
172 Allen St (btw Stanton & Rivington)
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

 

THU OCT 15
7:30pm • Free
FORUM: DEBATING CAPITALISTS’
POWER IN THE AGE OF OBAMA.
Longtime activists Tom Hayden, Stanley
Anonowitz and Cindy Milstein talk strategies
for the progressive left. Sponsored
by the Left Forum.
Community Church of New York
40 E 35th St
212-817-2003 • leftforum.org/events