Weekly Calendar 4/16-4/22

Indypendent Staff Apr 16, 2010

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 •

7pm • Free
ANNIVERSARY: AK PRESS COLLECTIVE. Come check out this free reception in honor of the AK Press Collectives 20th Anniversary. Share stories and hear from other authors and activists in this celebration of 20 years of anarchist publishing.
Bluestockings Cafe, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

7pm • $20
PARTY: POETRY READING BY MARTIN ESPADA. A night celebrating poetry, music, advocacy and Boricua culture. Poetry reading by Martín Espada with Yerbabuena. Proceeds raised go to support CoSMO, a medical clinic for the uninsured run by student at Columbia University.
Miller Theater, 116th and Broadway

11am • Free
BIKE TOUR: ENVIRONMENTAL TOUR OF SOUTH BRONX AND RANDALLS ISLAND. The ride will promote environmental awareness through site visits to the waterfront, community gardens, public artwork, and historic places, as well as power plants and waste transfer facilities that pollutue our river’s shores. Hosted by Time’s Up! and Frriends of Brook Park.
Brook Park, E 141 and Brook Ave, South Bronx

11am-7pm • Free
BOOK FAIR: 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

1pm • $12
PARTY: MOUNTAINTOP REVIVAL! Reverend Billy hosts a party to raise money and awareness of effects of mountaintop removal mining on Appalachian communities. Slide show, bands, food.
Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St

7pm • $15
TALK: “OBAMA’S WAR.” Tariq Ali speaks about why the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable and can only lead to a bloody stalemate. Hosted by the London Review of Books.
School of Visual Arts, 333 W 23rd St
212-279-4200 •

7:30pm • Donations Accepted
WEBCAST: COCHABAMBA EXTENDED! This special live web discussion with the World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, hosted by Mayfirst/People-Link, will take the dialogue across the world. Multiple cities will link-up in this live web stream to discuss the grave environmental concerns of our planet, the focus of this worldwide conference in Bolivia.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 •

7pm • Free
BOOK EVENT: GREEN GONE WRONG. Heather Rogers will discuss her book, Green Gone Wrong: How the Economy is Undermining the Environmental Revolution. Rogers’ new book deals with the co-optation of environmentalism by our economy and the trouble it causes for the modern-day environmentalist.
STRAND Bookstore, 828 Broadway
212-473-1452 •

2:30pm • Free
WALKING TOUR: “NEXT STEPS.” The Tenement Museum’s newest walking tour focuses on the trends that shaped the Lower East Side from 1935 to the present. Special free tour for the first 25 people for immigrant heritage week.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum Shop, 108 Orchard St
212-431-0233 x235 •

7pm • Free
READING: DIY U: EDUPUNKS, EDUPRENEURS & THE COMING TRANSFORMATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Author Anya Kamenetz speaks about how 90 percent of high school graduates aspire to college, but tuition is too costly for many. She will also discuss her resource guide and her role in calling for higher education reforms.
Bluestockings Cafe, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

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 •

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

7:30pm – 10pm • $18/$26
CELEBRATION: WORLD PEACE EARTH DAY. The 4th Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration and Benefit will feature music, meditation and a series of presentations, focused on the unity between people the world. A wide range of inspirational guests will be sure to to make this an unforgetable occasion. Proceeds raised will go to Planet Heart, We, The World and Yele Haiti.
META Center, 214 W 29th St, 16th floor
212-222-5432 •

7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION. This discussion, titled “A Community Concern: A Discussion of Community Involvement in Education,” is part of an ongoing series at McNally Jackson. Organizers, authors and filmakers will be present to discuss the ongoing importance of communities’ struggles to improve our children’s schools.
McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St
212-274-1160 •

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