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Indypendent Staff Oct 29, 2009

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THU NOV 5
7pm • Free
DEBATE: BOYCOTTING ISRAEL.
Palestinian human rights activist Omar
Barghouti and Rabbi Mordechai Liebling
debate whether boycotts, divestment
and sanctions against Israel are counterproductive
to the pursuit of peace in the
Middle East.
Columbia University, Altschul Hall
Room 417, 420 W118th St
adalahny.org

FRI NOV 6
8pm • Donation suggested
FILM: OUTSIDE THE LAW: STORIES
FROM GUANTÁNAMO. The screening is
followed by Q&A with British filmmakers
Polly Nash and Andy Worthington.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St
646-732-3261 • alwanforthearts.org

SAT NOV 7
1-5:30pm • $40 (materials included)
WORKSHOP: MAKE A SOLAR SONIC
GADGET. Learn some the fundamentals
of electronic tinkering.
Solar One, E 23rd St and the East River
Call/email to RSVP: 212-505-6050
neidl@solar1.org

7pm • $8
FILM: THE BLACK PRESS: SOLDIERS
WITHOUT SWORDS. This documentary
directed by Stanley Nelson recounts the
pioneering men and women of the Black
press who gave voice to Black America.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
212-222-0633 • socialism.com

7pm • Free
READING: REBECCA SOLNIT reads from
her new book, A Paradise Built in Hell:
The Extraordinary Communities That Arise
in Disaster.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

SUN NOV 8
7pm • Free
BOOK RELEASE: MY BABY RIDES THE
SHORT BUS. Co-editor Jennifer Silverman
reads from her new anthology about
raisings kids with disablities.
Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St, Qns
718-424-1077 • espresso77.com

MON NOV 9
Noon-2pm • Free
LECTURE: ISRAELI JOURNALIST AMIRA
HASS. The award-winning Haaretz
reporter discusses Israel’s occupation of
Palestine at a brown bag lecture sponsored
by the Middle East Institute.
Columbia University, Knox Hall Room 208
122nd Street and Broadway
sipa.columbia.edu/mei

7:30pm • $6/$10/$15 sliding scale
DISCUSSION: TALKIN’ BOUT MY
GENERATION: INDIE MUSIC AS LABOR.
Stanley Aronowitz, David Harvey,
Sheebani Patel, Marc Ribot and Matana
Roberts discuss whether collective economic
action can effect positive change
in the postmodern music industry.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

TUE NOV 10
7pm • Free
HEARING: NEW YORK NATURAL GAS
DRILLING. Public comment forum hosted
by the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation about
hydro-frack drilling in New York. Kill the
Drill Campaign plans to hold a rally prior
to the hearing.
Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers St
718-482-4900 • dec.ny.gov

7pm • $5 Donation
SCREENING: THE END OF POVERTY?
The film draws a straight line between
global inequities and the history of military
conquest, slavery and colonization. Event
features a 25-minute sneak peak, followed
by a discussion with filmmaker Philppe
Diaz and The Indypendent’s Arun Gupta.
Co-sponsored by The Indypendent.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

THU NOV 12
7pm • $5-10 Donation
FILM SCREENING: SOME PLACE LIKE
HOME. New documentary about gentrification
in downtown Brooklyn and Fort
Greene. Fundraiser for FUREE (Families
United for Racial and Economic Equality)
and South Brooklyn Legal Services.
Geraldo’s Cafe, Fein Hall, Brooklyn Law
School, 202 State St, Bklyn
furee.org • sbls.org

FRI NOV 13
7pm • Free
THEATER: HUMAN RIGHTS. Village
Playback Theatre Company will spontaneously
enact your stories linked to the
theme of human rights.
First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St
villageplaybacktheatre.org
ptunesco08@gmail.com

FRI NOV 13 & SAT NOV 14
8:30am – 5:30pm • $60; students $35
CONFERENCE: LIVING-WAGE JOBS
FOR ALL. Bill Quigley, Glen Ford, Robert
Pollin, Holly Sklar and others speak at
the National Conference to Create Living
Wage Jobs For All.
Two locations, visit website for info.
212-972-9879 • jobsconference.org

SAT NOV 14
11am • Free
TOWN HALL: EXPANDING JUDICIAL
DISCRETION IN DEPORTATION HEARINGS.
Families affected by deportation,
advocates, judges, lawyers and elected
officials discuss how immigrants are
often denied a fair day in court before
being deported.
STAR Senior Center, 650 W 187th St
212-781-0355 • starseniorcenter.org

MON NOV 16
6:30-9pm • $6/$10/$15 sliding scale
BOOK PARTY: HARLEM VS. COLUMBIA.
Author Stefan M. Bradley discusses his
new book Harlem vs. Columbia University:
Black Student Power in the late 1960s.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

THU NOV 19
4-6 pm • $20
TEACHER WORKSHOP: NATIVE AMERICAN
HERITAGE MONTH. Learn how to
integrate native peoples’ heritage into
your curriculum.
Nitchen Children’s Museum of Native
America, 550 W 155th St
Call/email to RSVP: 212-694-2240
Nitchen@verizon.net

FRI NOV 20
6-10pm • Free
VIGIL: TRANSGENDER DAY OF
REMEMBRANCE. This day is observed
nationally as a time to reflect on all of the
transgendered people who have been
killed in hate crimes.
LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org

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