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Indypendent Staff Feb 18, 2010

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TUE FEB 23
7-9:30pm • $10/$20 sliding scale,
free for students with ID
LECTURE: “FROM THE BURKHA TO
THE THONG: EVERYTHING MUST, AND
CAN, CHANGE!” Writer and radio host
Sunsara Taylor will discuss the various
forms of oppression — from sex slavery
to abuse to objectification — still present
in the 21st century. Sponsored by
Revolution Books.
Cantor Film Center-NYU, 36 E 8th St
212-691-3345 • revolutionbooksnyc.org

 

WED FEB 24
7pm • $5 Suggested donation
PRESENTATION: HAITIAN AFTERSHOCKS.
Indypendent contributors Arun
Gupta and Nicholas Powers will discuss
the current situation as well as the history
of U.S. involvement in Haiti.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

 

FRI FEB 26
6pm • $8 online/$10 door
SCREENING: TRAINING RULES. Swimming
legend Diana Nyad narrates this
documentary examining how discrimination
and homophobia in the world of
collegiate sports affected numerous
talented athletes.
LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org

7pm • Free
SCREENING: SACCO AND VANZETTI.
This documentary about two Italian-born
anarchists executed, after an unfair trial,
for two murders they likely didn’t commit.
There will be a discussion with the
director, Peter Miller.
Revolution Books, 146 W 26th St
212-691-3345 • revolutionbooksnyc.org

7pm & 9pm • $10
SCREENING: 365 DAYS OF MARCHING:
THE AMADOU DIALLO STORY
. This documentary
recounts the series of marches,
protests and demonstrations set off by
the 1999 shooting of 23-year-old Amadou
Diallo by four plainclothes police officers
in the Bronx. Reserve tickets online.
Maysles Institute, 343 Lenox Ave
212-582-6050 • mayslesinstitute.org

7-9pm • $10
FUNDRAISER: AFRICA’S RESOURCES
IN AFRICAN HANDS. This educational
and cultural event will include speakers
and performances by musicians and
poets. Proceeds will benefit the African
Village Survival Initiative
, which is
establishing programs for rainwater
harvesting, community farming, solar
energy and economic development in
Africa. For more info: 215-387-0919,
philly@uhurusolidarity.org.
LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org

8pm-midnight • $15-20 sliding scale
MASS CARNIVAL: A NIGHT OF CREATIVE
DEVIANCE & LIBERATIONS. A
night to celebrate winter, connect to our
ancestral energies and our dreams. Drumming,
dance, music and poetry. Funds
to benefit Cultural Caravan for Peace &
Solidarity Through Latin America.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org
culturalcaravan.wordpress.com

SUN FEB 28
3-7pm • Free
BAZAAR: THE REALLY REALLY FREE
MARKET. There will be food, workshops,
clothing, books and more at this noncapitalist
market. For more info, email
getyourfreeon@gmail.com.
Judson Memorial Church,
55 Washington Sq S
freegan.info

4:30pm • $9
SCREENING: DEMOCRACIES IN CHINATOWN:
1974-1994
. In this documentary,
directed by Susan L. Yung, two women
of Chinese descent discuss Chinatown
after the civil rights movement. Followed
by a panel discussion.
Reserve tickets online.
Maysles Institute, 343 Lenox Ave
212-582-6050 • mayslesinstitute.org

7pm • $10/$20/$50 sliding scale
FUNDRAISER: CONCERT 4 HAITI. There
will be an evening of dance, music and
spoken word hosted by The New York
Arabic Orchestra. Proceeds to benefit
Haiti. For info, april.centrone@gmail.com.
The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew,
263 W 86th St
212-362-3179 • stpaulandstandrew.org

 

WED MARCH 3
7:30pm • $6/$10/$15 sliding scale
DISCUSSION: THE STRUGGLE FOR
FREE SPEECH AT CCNY. With the rise
of fascism in Europe after the Great
Depression came an increase of
student and faculty protest at CUNY. In
response, more than 50 CUNY faculty
and staff were dismissed.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

THU MARCH 4
6:15pm • Free
LECTURE: THE IVORY TOWER. Harvard
University History of Science Professor
Steven Shapin will speak on “The Ivory
Tower: A History of on an Idea about
Knowledge and Politics.”
Heyman Center for the Humanities,
Second Floor Common Room,
2960 Broadway, MC: 5730
212-854-8443 • heymancenter.org

FRI MARCH 5
7pm • $5 Suggested donation
SCREENING: THE MATRIX OF ETHICS.
More than just a stylized action flick,
The Matrix offers a strong sociopolitical
commentary.
New York Society for Ethical Culture,
Ceremonial Hall , 2 W 64th St
212-874-5210 • nysec.org

SUN MARCH 7
3pm • $10 adv/$15 door
PERFORMANCE: HARLEM ON MY
MIND. The Xoregos Performing Company
will celebrate the Harlem Renaissance
with three new plays by Grace Cavalieri,
Kimberly Shelby-Szyszko and Dave
DeChristopher, as well as the music of
Duke Ellington and George Gershwin and
poems by Gwendolyn Bennett, Georgia
Douglas Johnson and Langston Hughes.
The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery
212-614-0505 • bowerypoetry.com

MON MARCH 8
7pm • $5 Suggested donation
DISCUSSION: RECLAIMING WOMEN’S
HEALTH. For International Women’s
Day, learn about indigenous perspectives
on women’s health and wellness
with Eve Agee.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

TUE MARCH 9
6:30-8pm • Free
MEETING: MAKING FLATBUSH
SUSTAINABLE. Learn about upcoming
projects, meet volunteers and share your
own ideas at the monthly gathering of
the group, Sustainable Flatbush.
Vox Pop Café, 1022 Cortelyou Rd, Bklyn
718-940-2084 • voxpopnet.net

WED MARCH 10
7:30pm • $6/$10/$15 sliding scale
BOOK PARTY: EARTHLY PLENITUDES.
There will be a book party and forum for
Earthly Plenitudes: A Study on Sovereignty
and Labor
, by Bruno Gulli. Earthly
Plenitudes examines dignity, productivity,
sovereignty and the exploitation of labor.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

 

THU – SAT MARCH 11-13
8pm • $15
PERFORMANCE: THREE ONE-WOMAN
SHOWS. MilDred Gerestant, Tantra
Zawadi and Sokhna Heathyre Mabin
will each present one-woman shows
featuring music, dance, poetry and more.
Partial proceeds will benefit Haiti.
WOW Cafe Theater, 59 East 4th St
Reservations: 646-342-5660 • fabnyc.org

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.” The ongoing capitalist crisis
generated high hopes that the parties
and social movements of the Left, both
in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world,
would be re-energized. So far this has
not happened. Last year the conference
had more than 200 panels, 600 speakers
and 3,000. Join us this year.
Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza
212-817-2003 • leftforum.org