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WEEKLY EVENTS CALENDAR 11/6-11/12

The Indypendent Nov 6, 2009

FRI NOV 6
2pm-4pm • Free

PANEL DISCUSSION:  BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT, SANCTIONS:  A QUEST FOR JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACE

Learn about the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel, meant to pressure Israel to end its occupation of Palestine.  Panelists include Omar Barghouti, a founding member of the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign; Nancy Kricorian of CODEPINK; and Ryvka Bar Zohar, a PhD candidate at NYU and a member of the New York Campaign to Boycott Israel.

NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Rm 905-907

60 Washington Sq South

info@adalahny.orgAdalahny.org

SAT NOV 7
7pm • $4, low-income/ $5, includes snacks/ $8, includes subscription to Freedom Socialist Newspaper

MOVIE:  THE BLACK PRESS:  SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS

This PBS documentary shows the history and contributions of African-American journalists.  Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Newspaper.

Freedom Hall

113 W 128th St

212-222-0633 • socialism.com

SUN NOV 8
7:30pm • $12//$15/$25

PERFORMANCE:  THE STRIKE ANYWHERE PEFORMANCE ENSEMBLE

Witness this eclectic group that combines music, dance, design and acting to create socially aware art.

Brecht Forum

451 West St

212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

MON NOV 9
7pm • $6/$10/$15

DISCUSSION: TALKIN’ BOUT MY GENERATION:  INDIE MUSIC AS LABOR

In the context of a “post-Fordist” economy and declining music unionism, panelists at this discussion will seek to tackle the question of whether organized and collective economic action can effect change in the post-modern music industry. Panelists include Stanley Aronowitz, David Harvey, Sheebani Patel, and more.

Brecht Forum

451 West St

212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

MON NOV 9
12pm-2pm • Free

TALK:  AMIRA HASS ON PALESTINE AND ISRAELI OCCUPATION

Legendary Israeli journalist, recently awarded the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from from the International Women’s Media Foundation, will speak on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  Hass has reported from the occupied Palestinian territories for Ha’aretz since 1993, and reported from Gaza during the December/January assault on Gaza.  Sponsored by the Middle East Institute and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

Columbia University, Knox Hall, Rm 207

606 W 122 St

lrr2131@columbia.eduSipa.columbia.edu/mei

TUE NOV 10
7pm • Free

FORUM: HEALTH CARE REFORM: HOW REAL AND AT WHAT COST?

Learn about the health care reform bills on the table, as lawmakers and experts at the forum will seek to cut through the confusion and tension surrounding health care reform.  Panelists include Rep Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio of the Healthcare Equality Project, Dr. Laura S Boylan, an Indypendent contributor from Physicians for a National Health Program, and  Cheryl Matheis of the American Association for Retired Persons.

New York Society for Ethical Culture

2 W 64th St

212-874-5210 x144 • nysec.org

TUE NOV 10
7pm • $5 suggested

FILM AND DISCUSSION:  THE END OF POVERTY? 

See a special preview version of this documentary that looks at global poverty through the lens of military conquest, slavery and colonization.  Afterwards, a discussion will be held with Arun Gupta, an editor and writer with The Indypendent, and filmmaker Philippe Diaz.

Bluestockings Bookstore

172 Allen St

212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

WED NOV 11
7pm • Free

FILM:  RETHINK AFGHANISTAN

On Veteran’s Day, watch Robert Greenwald’s latest movie, which features experts and soldiers discussing why escalating troops in Afghanistan is the wrong solution. Sponsored by Manhattan Peace Action.

St Paul and St Andrews Church

W 86 St and West End Ave

westsidepeaceact@aol.companys.org/WSPA

THU NOV 12
6:30pm • Free

LECTURE:  TIES THAT BIND:  FAMILIAL HOMOPHOBIA AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.

Sarah Schulman, a playwright and novelist, will deliver the 18th annual David Kessler Lecture in LGBTQ studies on the topic of familial homophobia.  Schulman is the winner of the Stonewall Award for Contributions Improving the Lives of Lesbians and Gays in the United States and professor of English at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.

CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium

365 Fifth Ave

212-817-7000 • gc.cuny.edu

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