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Weekly Calendar: 4/30-5/6

The Indypendent Apr 30, 2010

FRI APRIL 29
7pm • Free
LECTURE: GREEN GONE WRONG: FALSE HOPE AND REAL SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE. Demos, CUNY, and The Nation Institute host Heather Rogers and Dr. James Hansen for a conversation about whether today’s “green” products really contribute to mitigating climate change. Rogers has release a new book entitled Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy is Undermining the Environmental Revolution. Live webcast also at demos.org
CUNY Graduate Center, Proshanky Auditorium
365 Fifth Ave
212-633-1405 • demos.org


SAT MAY 1

9am-5pm • Free
CONFERENCE: BRONX FOOD SUMMIT. Bronx Borough President, Just Food, The POINT, and a variety of other organizations host the first ever Bronx Food Summit, which will center on discussions of health and food in The Bronx, cooking demonstrations, and advocacy discussions. Keynote speech by Majora Carter.
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse, The Bronx
646-452-9657 • bronxboropres.nyc.gov/foodsummit/
 
11am • Free
RALLY: REVOLUTIONARY MAY 1. Join Revolution Books and protest injustice worldwide, in celebration of this revolutionary holiday.  The demonstration will start at 11 a.m. on 181st and St. Nicholas and march throughout Washington Heights, Harlem and El Barrio.
212-691-3345 • revolutionbooksnyc.org

Noon • Free
RALLY: IMMIGRANT RIGHTS. The 6th annual May Day march and rally for worker and immigrant rights will be held at Union Square.
212-633-6646 • may1.info
 
1-7pm • Free
FAIR: ZINE AND SMALL PRESS. Support zines and small presses in New York. This event features readings, live music and a puppet show.
Ding Dong Lounge, 929 Columbus Ave
dingdongtable@gmail.com • maydaydingdong.blogspot.com

TUE MAY 4
5pm • Free
ACTION: KEEP AMERICA MOVING. Join the Transport Workers Union and other labor activists for Keep America Moving’s first Day of Action for affordable mass transit.
Penn Station, Eighth Ave and 33rd St
347-739-4376 • keepamericamoving.org

7pm • Free
READING: REPICE AND CONNINGHAM, OFFICE OF BLAME ACCOUNTABILITY. With a red phone, typewriter and desk, the OBA (that’s “The Office of Blame Accountability”) has established headquarters at locations of collective blame (such as Wall Street and Ground Zero) to dutifully record the finger-pointing of any passers-bye. Join Geoff Cunningham and Carla Repice for an intimate review of the thoughts of Americans on war, finances, and their personal dilemmas as documented in their book Office of Blame Accountability, and be prepared to register your blame.
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

7pm • Free
FESTIVAL: FOOTDOWN.  Come celebrate Bike Month with Time’s Up’s FootDown Festival!  The game is simple: Don’t put your foot down!
Union Square, Broadway and 14 St
212-802-8222 • times-up.org
 

WED MAY 5

7pm • Free
READING: CHRISTINA ZIEGLER-MCPHERSON AMERICANIZATION IN THE STATES. Christina Ziegler-McPherson reads and discusses Americanization in the States: Immigrant Social Welfare Policy, Citizenship, and National Identity in the United States, 1908-1929. Her book is of original research on immigrant social welfare policies and the state agencies which promoted American assimilation in the early 20th century.
Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen st
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

7pm • Free
BIKE RIDE: CINCO DE MAYO.  Bring your bike and celebrate Cinco De Mayo in the Lower East Side.  The Cinco De Mayo Ride starts at 156 Rivington St and will include pinatas, burritos, dancing and music.
156 Rivington St
212-802-8222 • times-up.org


THU MAY 6

9am-6pm • Free
PROTEST: STOP MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVAL. JP Morgan Chase funds the devastating coal-mining process known as mountaintop removal, which pollutes water and air and destroys wilderness. Protests will be held at Chase branches, offices and ATMs across the country.
1-800-989-RAIN • dirtymoney.org

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