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Indy Events Calendar 11/13-11/20

The Indypendent Nov 13, 2009

THU NOV 12-SUN NOV 15
2pm-all day • $10 for Students/Seniors; $12 for others
FILM:  MARGARET MEAD FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
Named after the famous anthropologist, the festival has a breadth of documentaries from around the world.  See films about working conditions for migrant farm workers in Immokalee, Florida, the struggle of the Khalil Gibran International Academy, the first dual-language Arabic public school in the U.S. that opened in Brooklyn, Stalin’s attempt to starve the resistant rural citizens in the Ukraine, and much more.
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W and 79 St
212-769-5305 • Amnh.org/programs/mead

FRI NOV 13

7pm • Free

DISCUSSION:  EYEWITNESS FROM HONDURAS 

International Socialist Organization member Shaun Joseph, who traveled to Honduras in August after the coup d’etat that deposed the democratically-elected Manuel Zeyala from power, will talk about his first-hand experiences in Honduras and analyze what this political shift means for Honduras and the rest of Latin America. 

La Pregunta Arts Café

1528 Amsterdam Ave

nyciso@gmail.com NYCsocialist.org

 

FRI NOV 13

7pm • Free

BIKE: CRITICAL MASS BROOKLYN

Join the merry gang of bicycle pranksters with the monthly Critical Mass bike ride in Brooklyn. Last month’s mass was broken up by police intervention, so remember to follow all traffic rules.

Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park and Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge

Times-up.org

 

MON NOV 16

6:30pm-9pm • $6/$10/$15

BOOK PARTY/FORUM: HARLEM VS. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY:  BLACK STUDENT POWER IN THE 1960s

This new Stefan Bradley book examines the momentous events that occurred at Columbia University in Morningside Heights in 1968 and 1969 when the university attempted to build a private gymnasium and student activists occupied administration buildings in protest.

Brecht Forum

451 West St

212-242-4201 • Brechtforum.org

 

MON NOV 16

7pm • Free

READING: THE BLACK BODY

Editor Meri Nana-Ama Danquah and contributors Greg Tate and Stephanie Armstrong speak on what the African-American body aesthetic means to them and how it is portrayed in our culture.

Bluestockings

172 Allen St

212-777-6028 • Bluestockings.com

 

TUE NOV 17

8-9pm • Free, RSVP Required

TALK: AN EVENING WITH ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., senior attorney for the National Resources Defense Council and author of Crimes Against Nature, will discuss the critical environmental issues of the day.

Town Hall

123 W 43rd St 

212-727-2700 • Nrdc.org/kennedy

 

TUE NOV 17

7pm-Midnight • $85 and up

BENEFIT:  PICTURE THE HOMELESS’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Celebrate the 10th anniversary since the founding of the grassroots organization Picture the Homeless, which was founded and is led by the formerly homeless or currently homeless.  The Welfare Poets will be performing, activist Brenda Stokely and Picture the Homeless member Jean Rice will be honored, and there will be food, drinks, a silent auction and dancing. 

Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Sq South

646-314-6423 • Picturethehomeless.org

 

WED NOV 18

6:15pm-8pm • Free

COMMEMORATION: REMEMBER THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FIRE

Until 9/11, The Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire was the worst workplace disaster in New York City history, claiming 146 lives and injuring 70 others. Historian Sheryl Woodruff reflects on the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire of 1911 and what it meant for the Union movement in NYC and beyond.

Jefferson Market Library

425 6th Ave

212-475-9585 x39 • Rememberthetrianglefire.org

 

WED NOV 18

6pm • Free, food provided

TALK: PEOPLE OF THE BOOK CLUB

Author John Jiler talks about his book Sleeping With The Mayor. Jiler was a journalist writing about “Kochville” in June 1988 when he decided to sleep with the homeless inhabitants of City Hall Park as they fought against Mayor Koch.

American Jewish World Service

45 W 36th St

slipkin@ajws.org • Ajws.org

 

WED NOV 18

7PM $5 Suggested

PRESENTATION: WALDEMAR FYRDYCH AND THE ORANGE ALTERNATIVE

Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, a small artistic movement thrived in Eastern Europe fighting against political oppression and rallying for creative freedom. What began with spray paint and a dream ultimately helped topple the Soviet Empire. Join revolutionary founder Waldemar Fydrych for a discussion and screening of films about his group’s historic actions.

Bluestockings

172 Allen St

212-777-6028 • Bluestockings.com

 

THU NOV 19 

7:30pm-9pm • Free, $8 for dinner

DISCUSSION: HONORING NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Radical Women present “Sisters in Spirit: How the Iroquois Clan Mothers Helped Give Birth to the Feminist Movement.” Come and hear the little known story of how the lives and leadership of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women inspired 19th century U.S. feminist rebels.  The meeting will also feature a short documentary, Iroquois Women: The Three Sisters.

Freedom Hall

113 W 128th Street    

212-222-0633 • socialism.com

 

THU NOV 19

6:30pm • $5/Free for students and New School faculty and staff

DISCUSSION:  GETTING TO WORK:  LABOR ISSUES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join Kim Bobo, director of Interfaith Worker Justice, author and columnist Thomas Frank, labor lawyer and author Thomas Geoghegan, Andrew Ross, the chair of the Dept. of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, and moderator Chris Lehmann, a Bookforum editor.  The panel discussion will examine how the American workforce has changed, where the labor movement is now and more.

Tishman Auditorium

66 W 12 St

212-475-4000 • Newschool.edu

 

FRI NOV 20

8:30am-10:15am • Free

DISCUSSION:  CAPITALISM IN CRISIS:  HOW SHOULD ORGANIZED LABOR RESPOND?

Learn about the economic crisis and the labor movement’s response to it with panelists Steve Fraser, author of Wall Street:  America’s Dream Palace and editor-at-large at the New Labor Forum, and Stephen Lerner, director of the SEIU’s Private Equity Project.

Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies

25 W 43 St

212-646-2029 • Workered.org

 

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