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Indypendent Staff Jan 29, 2010

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FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

WED FEB 3
4pm-6pm • Free
MARCH: LIVING WAGE. The Retail Action
Project is organizing a march against
low wages and wage theft in SoHo.
Workers at Shoe Mania are suing the
company for millions in unpaid wages,
and the Mystique Boutique chain, which
owns Amsterdam Boutique, is under
investigation for alleged minimum wage
and overtime violations.
Meet at Amsterdam Boutique,
454 Broadway 347-583-0490
retailactionproject@gmail.com

6:30pm-8:30pm • Free
SCREENING: THE POPE’S TOILET. A
small-time smuggler tries to capitalize
on the pope’s visit to the town of Melo,
Uruguay, by building a toilet in front of his
house and charging people to use it. The
film will be preceded by Our Lady Queen
of Harlem, a 17-minute documentary
about a group of women in East Harlem
who hold their own sidewalk services
after their church is shut down by the
archdiocese. Reserve tickets online.
El Café, El Museo del Barrio,
1230 Fifth Ave
212-831-7272 • elmuseo.org

7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF
AMERICAN JOURNALISM.
Panel includes John Nichols and Robert
McChesney, the authors of The Death
and Life of American Journalism, New
York Times reporter David Carr and NYU
journalism professor Pamela Newkirk.
Presented by The Nation. Co-sponsored
by Free Press and Nation Books.
New York Society for Ethical Culture,
2 W 64th St
212-874-5210 • nysec.org

7pm • Free
FILM: MRS. GOUNDO’S DAUGHTER. The
International Black Film Festival presents
a documentary about the efforts of a
West African woman in Philadelphia to
secure asylum in the United States in
order to save her two-year-old daughter
from a return to Mali and the senseless
barbarism of genital mutilation.
New York Society for Ethical Culture,
2 W 64th St • 212-874-5210 • nysec.org

THUR FEB 4
7pm • Free
LECTURE: RACE AND NATIONAL
POLITICS IN AMERICA. New School
professional practice professor Greggory
Keith Spence will discuss U.S. race and
politics as related to voters’ suppression,
voting patterns and Obama’s presidential
campaign.
The New School, Wollmann Hall, Eugene
Lang Building, 5th fl, 65 W 11th St
newschool.edu

8pm • Free
SCREENING/DISCUSSION: ENVIRONMENTAL
ACTION SERIES. Natural-gas
companies are aiming to drill in New
York, and now is the time to watch Split
Estate, a documentary about the negative
health and environmental effects of
gas drilling in the Rocky Mountain West.
Potluck dinner at 7pm.
Park Slope United Methodist Church,
410 Sixth Ave, Bklyn
718-624-5921 • brooklynpeace.org

7pm • Free
READING: GUADALUPE IN NEW YORK.
Dr. Alyshia Galvez will discuss the efforts
of undocumented immigrants to receive
citizenship. Galvez is the author of
Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the
Struggle for Citizenship, which explores
religion and politics in the immigrationreform
movement.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

SUN FEB 7
7pm • Free
READING: DYING EMPIRE. Wayne State
University professor Francis Shor will read
from and discuss her book, Dying Empire:
U.S. Imperialism and Global Resistance,
which explores U.S. imperial projects and
challenges to American hegemony.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

THURS FEB 11
6:30pm-8:30pm • Free
FILM/DISCUSSION: RIGHT TO THE CITY
MAKES DEMANDS. The Right to the City
Alliance has brought together dozens of
community groups from throughout the
five boroughs to visualize a better city
and flesh out demands and build a movement
to make it happen. Discussion led by
CUNY professors David Harvey, author
of Social Justice and the City, and Peter
Marcuse, author of Searching for the
Just City: Debates in Urban Theory and
Practice. Film by Paper Tiger Television.
365 Fifth Ave, Proshansky Auditorium
646-459-3014 • righttothecity.org

FRI FEB 12
7pm • Free
SCREENING: CONDOLEEZA RICE
DOCUMENTARY. American Faust: From
Condi to Neo-Condi tells the story of former
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza
Rice. Followed by a discussion with
director Sebastian Doggart.
Revolution Books, 146 W 26th St
212-691-3345 • revolutionbooksnyc.org

SAT FEB 13
Noon • Free
GROUP RIDE: LOVE LANE LOVE RIDE.
Join a Valentine’s ride to show your love
for clean transportation and bike lanes.
Washington Square Arch.
times-up.org • bike4peace@aol.com

 

WED FEB 17
7pm-9pm • $5
THEATER/DISCUSSION: Inherit the
Wind . The famous play, based on the
Scopes monkey trial, explorers Mc-
Carthyism and fundamentalism and is as
relevant today as it was in 1955. Wine and
cheese at 6:30pm.
New York Society for Ethical Culture,
2 W 64th St
212-874-5210 • nysec.org

THU FEB 18
8pm • $15
CONVERSATION: RACE IN AMERICA.
William F. Baker will moderate a conversation
on race with Washington Week’s
Gwen Ifill and Michele Norris, the host of
NPR’s All Things Considered.
The Cathedral Church of St. John
the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave
212-316-7488 • stjohndivine.org

6:30 • Free
LECTURE: “TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED, AND
BLACK.” Historian Michele Mitchell will
delve into the legacy of Lorraine Hansberry,
famous West Village playwright
and political activist. Presented by
The Center and The Greenwich Village
Society for Historic Preservation. RSVP
required. Contact rsvp@gvshp.org or
212-475-9585 ext. 35.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender
Community Center, 208 W 13th St
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org

FRI FEB 19 & SAT FEB 20
7pm-9:30pm & 10am-6pm
$20/$30/$50 sliding scale
CONFERENCE: GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING.
There will be round-table
discussions and workshops on basic
fundraising, special events and online
fundraising.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

TUE FEB 23
7pm-8pm • Free
DISCUSSION: PULITZER AND MURDOCH.
James McGrath Morris and
Michael Wolff will discuss the lives of
Joseph Pulitzer and Rupert Murdoch.
Morris is the author of Pulitzer: A Life in
Politics, Print and Power, and Wolff is
the author of The Man Who Owns the
News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert
Murdoch.
Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway
212-473-1452 • strandbooks.com

FRI-SUN MARCH 19-21
Fri: 7pm-9pm; Sat/Sun 10am-9pm
See website for admission fees.
CONFERENCE: LEFT FORUM. “The
Center Cannot Hold: Rekindling the
Radical Imagination.” Last year’s
conference had more than 200 panels,
600 speakers and 3,000 attendees. Join us this year.
Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza
212-817-2003 • leftforum.org