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Indypendent Staff Apr 1, 2010

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MON APRIL 5
7pm • $10
SCREENING: COFFEE AND CONSUMPTION.
From the Ground Up, directed by
Su Friedrich, examines every phase of coffee
production: growing, picking, processing,
distribution, brewing and selling.
Maysles Institute, 343 Lenox Ave
212-582-6050 • mayslesinstitute.org

7pm • $5 sugg
SCREENING: HAITI. In Haiti: The
Struggle of Humanity, director Jocelyn
Perry interviews children Haitian children
living in an orphanage about their
hopes for the future.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

TUE APRIL 6
7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: CENSORSHIP. Banning
books, newspapers and magazines is
censorship. This discussion will focus
on overturning the ban on Revolution
newspaper at Pelican Bay State Prison in
California and Menard Prison in Illinois,
as well as prisons nationwide.
Revolution Books, 146 W 26th St
212-691-3345 • revolutionbooksnyc.org

THU APRIL 8
7pm • Free
PANEL: “A WORLD WITHOUT
NUCLEAR WEAPONS.” Daniel Ellsberg,
Jonathan Schell and Kennette Benedict
will discuss the struggle to contain and
reduce the number of nuclear weapons,
and how President Obama and Congress
can be pushed to achieve that goal. The
discussion, to be moderated by Phil
Donahue, is presented by the Peace
Action Fund of New York State and The
Nation Institute.
New York Society for Ethical Culture,
2 W 64th St
212-874-5210 • nysec.org

SAT APRIL 10
10am–4pm
E-Waste rec yclin g: Drop-off old TV
sets, printers, computers, radios, cell
phones, disks, wires, and iPods.
Sponsored by Lower East Side Ecology
Center and Tekserve.
119 W 23rd St • lesecologycenter.org
212-477-4022

WED APRIL 14
7:30pm-10pm • $6/$10/$15 sliding scale
CONVERSATION: “AUTHENTIC JOURNALISM
AS CIVIC RESISTANCE.”
Founded 10 years ago by Al Giordano,
Narco News is a vital news source from
Latin America.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

THU APRIL 15
6:15pm • Free
SEMINAR: “ELLISON, OBAMA, KING,
AND THE AMERICAN DREAM.”
UCLA professor Eric Sundquist will
deliver this year’s Lionel Trilling Seminar.
The Heyman Center for the Humanities,
Shapiro Center, 530 W 120 St
212-854-8443 • heymancenter.org

7pm-8pm • Free
READING: A THOUSAND SISTERS.
Lisa Shannon’s new book, A Thousand
Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place
on Earth to Be a Woman, records her
experiences traveling and raising money
in the Democratic Republic of Congo,
where she started the organization Run
for Congo Women.
Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway
212-473-1452 • strandbooks.com

7:30 pm • $6/$10/$15 sliding scale
BOOK PARTY: ELLA BAKER. Barbara
Ransby’s new biography of Ella Baker
covers the influential civil rights leader’s
career as an organizer, intellectual and
teacher. Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

FRI APRIL 16
6pm-8pm • $5 suggested donation
WORKSHOP: “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
ABOUT MEDICAL DECISION-MAKING!”
On National Healthcare Decisions Day,
attorneys will be present to answer questions
about healthcare decision-making
rights and to help complete and notarize
forms for powers of attorney, living wills
and healthcare proxies.
LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St,
101 Kaplan Assembly Hall
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org

SAT APRIL 17
11am-7pm • Free
fourth annual Anarchist Book
Fair : Anarchists and the generally
“anarcho-curious” are invited. Features
books, zines, pamphlets, art, film and the
opportunity to connect.
Judson Memorial Church,
55 Washington Sq South
anarchistbookfair.net

SUN APRIL 18
1 pm • $12
PERFORMANCE: REVEREND BILLY
and the Church of Stop Shopping
Mountaintop Revival to protest
the destructive mining practice of
mountaintop removal. There will be
preaching by Reverend Billy and gospel
music performed by the Mountaintop
Gospel Choir.
Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St
revbilly.com

WED APRIL 21
7pm-9pm • $5 suggested donation
THEATER: OF MICE AND MEN. There
will be a performance of Of Mice and
Men, followed by a group discussion of
the ethical issues presented in the play,
adapted from the John Steinbeck novel.
Wine and cheese reception at 6:30 pm.
New York Society for Ethical Culture,
2 W 64th St, Elliot Library, Rm 507
212-874-5210 • nysec.org

7:15 PM • Free
LECTURE: RACISM AND THE DEATH
PENALTY. The Campaign to End the Death
Penalty is on a national tour that examines
the link between the death penalty and
lynching in the U.S. Speakers will include
activists, scholars and former prisoners.
City College, 160 Convent Ave, NAC 1/203
cedptour.blogspot.com

FRI APRIL 23 & SAT APRIL 24
All day • Free
FESTIVAL: EARTHFAIR OUTDOORS.
Celebrate Earth Day at this two-day
festival that will be held on Vanderbilt
Ave. with music, art, exhibits, education
and organic food.
Grand Central Terminal,
87 E 42nd St • earthdayny.org

SAT APRIL 24
10am-4pm • Free
TEACH-IN: “HEALTHCARE REFORM:
YES WE CAN DO BETTER!” In the wake
of inadequate healthcare reform legislation,
Private Health Insurance Must
Go! presents the third annual teach-in
and summit on healthcare. There will
be speakers from PHIMG, Healthcare-
Now!, Physicians for a National Health
Program and other groups.
St. Luke’s Hospital Auditorium,
1111 Amsterdam Ave • phimg.org

12pm-4pm • Free
CELEBRATION: GETGREEN SOUTH
BRONX EARTH FEST. There will be
music and entertainment at this outdoor
celebration of the environment and
community. Learn about recycling,
sustainability and other issues.
St. Mary’s Park, E 146th St, Bronx
facebook.com/GetGreenSouthBronx-
EarthFest

SUN APRIL 25
1pm-5pm • Free
CELEBRATION: EARTH DAY. This year
marks the 40th anniversary of Earth
Day. Activities at this event will include
catch-and-release fishing, underwater
video exploration, a mobile museum,
recycling and kite flying, as well as food
and live music.
IKEA/Erie Basin Waterfront Park,
145 Columbia St., Bklyn
347-224-5828 • earthdayny.org