Weekly Calendar 4/2-4/10

Indypendent Staff Apr 6, 2010

7pm • Freea
READING: “REBEL LITERACY.” Mark Abrenroth reads from his book about Cuba’s National Literacy Campaign, and explores revolutionary nationalism based on his extensive interviews with campaign participants.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212.777.6028 •

1pm-3pm & 3pm-5pm • Free
WORKSHOP: MUMIA CROSSROADS EVENT. This event focuses on organizing around the case of Mumia Abu Jamal, an award-winning journalist and famous death row inmate who has been wrongfully incarcerated in Pennsylvania for 28 years.
Columbia University, 3009 Broadway •

7pm-9pm • Free
TALK: LIVE FROM DEATH ROW. Titled “Mumia at the Crossroads in the Age of Obama,” this event features author and Trinity College historian Vijay Prashad, author and Princeton University professor Cornel West and author and Columbia University professor Jamal Joseph.
Columbia University, 3009 Broadway •

3pm • $6/$10/$15
EVENT: AN ACT OF STATE.  Friend and attorney of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. William Pepper speaks about his book, “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King.”
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 •

6:30pm • Free
SEMINAR: FIFA POLITICS: SOUTH AFRICAN URBAN PROTESTS AND THE 2010 WORLD CUP. Professor Patrick Bond from the University of KwaZulu-Natal will speak about the political economy of urban crisis and resistance in South Africa’s cities.
New York University, Sociology Department, 295 Lafayette St, 4th Fl.

6:30pm – 8:30pm
LECTURE: “A TALE OF TWO CITIES, AND OF CLIMATE CHANGE: FUTURE SEA LEVEL PROJECTIONS IN NEW YORK AND ABU DHABI.” NYU mathematics Professor David Holland talks about our predictive ability to model the future effects of climate change.
New York University, 19 Washington Sq North
212-998-7400 •

7pm • $5 Sugg
SCREENING: JOCELYN PERRY, “HAITI.”  Jocelyn Perry will lead a screening and discussion of her new film “Haiti: The Struggle of Humanity,” about children in a Haitian orphanage, and their hopes for the future.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

1pm – 5pm • Free
CONFERENCE: FIGHTING THE CRIMINALIZATION OF YOUTH, IMMIGRANTS AND ACTIVISTS. This conference will focus on the case of Alex Sanchez, and his struggle for a fair trial.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 45 West 59th Street •

6:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION: Promoting Positive Images in Black Latin@ Youth. Join young activists from the U.S., Honduras and Colombia as they discuss their experiences in addressing the challenges of Afro-Latino invisibility and marginalization.
Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, Room S-370 •

7pm • $10/$15
PANEL: “SECULARISM, ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY: Muslims in Europe and the West.”  In his first public in the United States after being barred from the country for six years under the Patriot Act, professor and scholar Tariq Ramadan will join this panel along with scholars Ian Buruma, Dalia Mogahed and Joan Wallach Scott.
The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St
212-334-1660 x126 •

8PM • Free
FILM: “COAL COUNTRY.” Reveals truth about modern coal
mining. The story is told by the people directly involved, both
working miners & activists who are battling the coal companies in
Appalachia. Environmental Action Film Series. Potluck dinner at 7 pm.
Park Slope United Methodist Church, 410 8th St, Brooklyn
718-624-5921 •

8:30am – 6:30pm • Free
CONFERENCE: “THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: WHERE DO WE GO AFTER COPENHAGEN’S FAILURE?” The New School sponsors this conference, speakers range include US and international academics, and government officials from the US, Germany, the UN and elsewhere. RSVP required.
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 W 11th St, 5th floor
212-229-5901 x4911 •

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