Weekly Calendar 3/26-4/2

Indypendent Staff Mar 26, 2010

9-6pm • Free
CONFERENCE: “STRATEGIES FOR A MALNOURISHED PLANET.” Hosted by NYU’s International Public Service Association, keynote by Francis Moore Lappe of the Small Planet Institute.
60 Washington Sq, Kimmel Center, 9th Fl

SCREENING: MOOLADE. In this award-winning film, writer/director Ousmane Sembene tells the story of a woman’s selfless and passionate struggle to protect Muslim women from vicious abuse and ritual mistreatment in a West African village.
Revolution Books, 146 W 26th St
212-691-3345 •

Contact for time • Free
FILM: “¡SALUD!” This film follows some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba–now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the the United States. The screening is sponsored by Private Health Insurance Must Go!
RSVP for location •

9am-5pm • Free
This conference aims to create a space where activists can radically re-imagine what is possible in our struggles over land and build and strengthen ties within the housing, community and social justice movements.
West Building, 8th Floor Hunter College, 68th St & Lexington Ave

7-9pm • $20
LECTURE: “REAL MILK: WHAT’S THE DEAL?” Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and a leading advocate in the real milk movement. Fallon Morell will speak about the safety, health, economic and legal issues surrounding milk. Come learn why full-fat raw milk from grass-fed cows on pasture is nature’s safest and healthiest food, and the key to revitalizing small family farms and reclaiming our constitutional rights. Pre-registration is strongly suggested.
Subud Chelsea Center, 230 W 29th St
646-522-9540 •

7pm • Free
READING: RE-IMAGINING CHANGE. Join organizers/writers Patrick Reinsborough and Doyle Canning, from the smartMeme collective, for the release of their new theoretical handbook, Re-Imagining Change: How to Use Story-based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World. Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: DINING WITH AL-QAEDA. Join Middle East scholars Hugh Pope and Rashid Khalidi for a discussion of Pope’s Dining with al-Qaeda: Three Decades of Exploring the Many Worlds of the Middle East.
STRAND Bookstore, 828 Broadway
212-473-1452 •

7pm • $5 Sugg
PERFORMANCE: EMERGING FROM BROOKLYN. The Numu Arts Collective’s “Emerging From Brooklyn” will feature exciting new performances of poetry, drama and fiction, brought to you by a collective of artists devoted to social change and artistic exploration.
Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

7PM • Free
WORKSHOP: “HOME EC 2010: COOKING, SEWING, AND GARDENING FOR APARTMENT DWELLERS.” Cathy Erway, author of The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove, and Erin Bried, author of How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew, offer tips and tricks. Learn to grow your own basil and make pesto without the food processor, and even bring home your very own tiny basil plant.
126 Crosby St
212-334-3324 •

6:30-8:30PM • Free
LECTURE: “ACCESS RESTRICTED: A NEW ERA IN SENTENCING. Douglas Berman, an Ohio State University law professor, will present various alternatives to sentencing guidelines from within a landmarked centerpiece of New York’s trial courthouses. Hosted by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and part of a nomadic lecture series taking place in New York’s often unvisited but vast legal infrastructure. RSVP online.
60 Centre St

7pm • $5 Sugg
PRESENTATION: GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES. Sisters Laimah and Wazhmah Osman will explore their Afghan-American roots in an original presentation dealing with Afghanistan as “the graveyard of empires.”
Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

6:30PM • Free
BOOK LAUNCH: DIET FOR A HOT PLANET: THE CLIMATE CRISIS AT THE END OF YOUR FORK AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. Anna Lappé, hosted by Just Food, will launch her new book on food and climate change. Question and answer session to follow.
Reservations required by email.
Wollman Hall at The New School, Eugene Lang Building, 65 W 11th St

6-8PM • Free
LECTURE: KEITH CYLAR ACTIVIST RECEPTION AND PANEL. Public discussion co-sponsored by The New School and Housing Works, featuring activists from PHAP+, Haiti’s coalition of community based AIDS organizations.
The New School’s Lang Cafe, 65 W 11th St
212-334-3324 •

7PM • Free
Satirical performance artists and political activists, the Yes Men will unveil their latest DVD (which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival) and talk about their latest projects.
Upper East Side Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street
212-369-2180 •

7pm • $7
READING: A WORLD OF POETRY. The Zephyr Poets of Los Angeles will read along with New York-based writers about war, loss and identity sexuality.
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery
212-614-0505 •

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