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Indypendent Staff Jan 8

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INDYPENDENT FUNDRAISER AND GAZA REPORTBACK. SUN, JAN 17 Brecht Forum : Participants in the December 2009 Gaza Freedom March protest in Cairo, Egypt, for the right to enter the Gaza Strip. The majority of solidarity activists were not allowed to cross the border. PHOTO: ELLEN DAVIDSON

TUE JAN 12

6-7pm • Free
JOIN US: NEW VOLUNTEER MEETING.
Come learn more about getting involved
with The Indypendent. Email volunteer@
indypendent.org for information.

 

WED JAN 13

7pm • Free, Donations encouraged
DISCUSSION: NAOMI KLEIN & RAJ
PATEL. Democracy Now! host Amy
Goodman
will moderate a discussion
with Naomi Klein and Raj Patel on how to
work for change in the current political
and economic climate. Co-sponsored
by Picador Books, New York Society
for Ethical Culture
, The Nation and The
Indypendent
.

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
212-874-5210 • nysec.org

FRI JAN 15

All Day • Free
DEADLINE: RECIPE CONTEST. Submit
plant-based recipes for NYC schools to
the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food.
607-272-1154 • healthyschoolfood.org

SAT JAN 16

10am-4pm • Free
RECYCLING: E-WASTE RECYCLING DAY.
The Lower East Side Ecology Center will
hold an electronics recycling day. Drop
off computers, printers, televisions, cell
phones and more.
Tekserve, 119 W 23rd St
212-477-4022 • lesecologycenter.org

3-7pm • $40 adv/$45 door
fundraiser : TRIBUTE TO THE
FAMILIES OF POLITICAL PRISONERS
AND PRISONERS OF WAR. The Malcolm
X Commemoration Committee
and 1199
SEIU
activists will host this commemorative
dinner.
Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center
310 W 43rd St
718-512-5008 • mxcc519@verizon.net

 

SUN JAN 17

2pm • $6/$10/$15
MEMORIAL: DENNIS BRUTUS (1924-
2009). Join us to honor the South African
poet, anti-apartheid fighter and human
rights activist. Sponsored by Haymarket
Books
, Activist Poets’s Roundtable, War
Resisters League
and the Brecht Forum.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

5-7pm • $10/$20 door
INDYPENDENT FUNDRAISER. Meet
Remi Kanazi, editor of Poets for Palestine,
and Indypendent journalists returning
from Gaza, who will discuss the current
situation in Palestine. Hors d’oeuvres
and cash bar.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-904-1282 • indypendent.org

MON JAN 18

7pm • Free
READING: KAHLIL ALMUSTAFA FROM
AUCTION BLOCK TO OVAL OFFICE
.
On the one-year anniversary of Obama’s
inauguration, Kahlil Almustafa reads
poetry and provides a critical dialogue
exploring the hopes, fears and contradictions
attendant to the election of an
African-American president.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

WED JAN 20
10-11:30am • Free
BRIEFING: RESIDENT PARTICIPATION
IN PUBLIC HOUSING. Organizers, resident
leaders and policy experts will offer
their perspectives on resident participation
in public housing. RSVP by Jan. 14.
North Star Fund
520 8th St, 22nd Fl, Ste 2203
212-860-6001 x22 • vincent@cvhaction.org

THU JAN 21
4-6:30pm • Free
RALLY: PROTEST BLOOMBERG’S
EDUCATION POLICY. Come join and support
the students, parents and teachers
of the 22 school communities affected
by the proposed closings and charter
takeovers. Rally located in front of Mayor
Michael Bloomberg’s home.
17 East 79th St
718-601-4901 • gemnyc@gmail.com
grassrootseducationmovement.
blogspot.com

FRI JAN 22
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SPRING
REPORTING INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
The Indypendent is accepting applications
for its Spring Reporting Internship
that starts Feb. 1. For more information,
visit indypendent.org.

SUN JAN 24
7pm • Free
READING: VENEZUELA SPEAKS! The editors
of this collection of interviews with
Venezuelan activists, land reformers and
organizers will discuss grassroots movements
in Venezuela.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

THU JAN 28
12:30-2pm • Free
LECTURE: THE MIDDLE EAST IN A
MULTI-POLAR WORLD. The Middle East
Institute will present this lecture by Dilip
Hiro on the relationships between the
Middle East and the emerging world
powers of China, the European Union
and Russia.
Columbia University, Knox Hall, Rm 208
606 W 122 St
sipa.columbia.edu

FRI JAN 29
7:30 pm • $15 adv/$20 door
CONCERT: IN HONOR OF THE PEOPLES’
VOICE CAFÉ. Lavender Light Gospel
Choir and emma’s revolution will headline
a concert to celebrate the 30th anniversary
of the Peoples’ Voice Café and
to benefit the People’s Music Network.
For tickets and a full lineup, visit pmnnyc.
home.att.net/concert.html
.
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
212-874-5210 • nysec.org

SAT FEB 6
1-5:30pm • $10-$30 Sliding Scale
WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM.
Indypendent editors will cover the
basics of media criticism,news writing,
interviewing, research and ethics.
RSVP required. For more information
and to get an application, email us at
indyreporting@gmail.com.
212-904-1282 • indypendent.org