Weekly Calendar 4/9-4/16

Indypendent Staff Apr 9, 2010

7pm • Free admission, $1 drinks
DISCUSSION: WHAT IS PUBLISHING? Join Mattathias Schwartz (Philadelphia Independent), Colin Robinson (cofounder of OR Books), Larry Rinder (curator and Publication Studio author), Colin Beattie (What We Are Learning), Pravin Jain (former Enron executive), and the editors of Triple Canopy for a discussion on books and publishing. Live music by Dragging an Ox Through Water.
177 Livingston St, Brooklyn •

7pm • $5 Sugg
PRESENTATION: “TEACHING IN A WAR ZONE.” After a year of teaching drama and literature in Kabul, Lia Gladstone presents her personal narrative through story and pictures in “Teaching in a War Zone: A Year in Afghanistan.”
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

11am-6pm • $10
FESTIVAL: 2010 MUSEUM OF COMIC AND CARTOON ART. This annual two-day event attracts thousands of comic art lovers and creators from around the globe. Special guests at MoCCA Fest 2010 include Bill Ayers, Kyle Baker, Gabrielle Bell, Kim Deitch, Emily Flake, Tom Hart, Dean Haspiel, Jaime Hernandez, Paul Karasik and Neil Kleid.
69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue
212-254-3511 •

10am-6pm • $8-$12
EXHIBIT: LETTERS BY J.D. SALINGER. This exhibit features ten letters Salinger wrote to Michael Mitchell, who was commissioned by Salinger to create the dust jacket for The Catcher in the Rye. The letters cover a forty-year period and provide insight into unknown details about the daily habits and thought of this legendary author.
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
212-685-0008 •

7pm • $5 suggested donation
THE CUBAN REVOLUTION, HEALTH CARE, & THE WORLD TODAY. A discussion with two Medical Students from Cuba.
Schomburg  Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard
646-812-5188 •

Noon • Free
LECTURE: PARALLELS IN THE BLACK AND FEMINIST MOVEMENTS. Lisa Collins will give a comparitive cultural and intellectual history about these two movements and the links between them.
Barnard College, 101 Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway
212-854-2067 •

2-8pm • Free
CONFERENCE: PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES. Speakers from the Mailman School of Public Health, the NYC Department Health, and WE ACT for Environmental Justice will talk about the Obama administration’s priorities for protecting the environmental health of local communities.
Harlem School for the Arts, 645 St Nicholas Ave
347-465-8483 •

7pm • Free
FILM AND DISCUSSION: INTIFADA NYC. The film and following discussion will explore Debbie Almontaser’s struggle to create the United State’s first Arab-langauge school and subsequent firing over the use of the word “intifada.”
The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive
45th Street Theatre, 435 West 45th Street •

7pm • $15
PERFORMANCE: COLLATERAL BODIES. Collateral Bodies is a play that investigates the role of sex and gender as a tool for empowerment, procreation, violence, defeat and commerce as it applies to different cultures.
45th Street Theatre, 435 West 45th Street •

7:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION: AUTHENTIC JOURNALISM AS CIVIL RESISTANCE. A conversation about the future of grassroots journalism with founder of Narco News and the School of Authentic Journalism Al Giordano.
Brecht Forum 451 West Street
212 242-4201 •

7pm • Free
READING: THE BATTLE FOR GOTHAM. Roberta Brandez Gratz will read from and discuss her work The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, dealing with the urban renewal in New York City since the 1970’s and relating them to contempary issues such as Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards and Columbia University’s Harlem expansion.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

7pm • Free
BOOK EVENT: A THOUSAND SISTERS. Author Lisa Shannon will discuss her efforts to support Congolese women along with her book A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman, joined by Women for Women International founder Zainab Salbi.
STRAND Bookstore, 828 Broadway
212-473-1452 •

7pm • Free
READING: ANARCHISM AND ITS IMAGINATIONS. Author Cindy Milstein will present a brief anarchist history, studying groups such as situationists, social ecologists, zapatistas, and anti-globalization activists and their development over time, from her book Anarchism and Its Aspirations.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

7:30pm •  $5/$15/$100/$250
BENEFIT: SAVE REVOLUTION BOOKS. In this special evening to benefit Revolution Books, world-renouned Kenyan anti-imperialist and author Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o will share with us his new book Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir. Special benefit tickets will be sold for this rare New York appearance.
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq South
212-691-3345 •

FILMS: 4TH ANNUAL ANARCHIST FILM FESTIVAL. In memory of Brad Will, the film fest runs as a part of the Anarchist Book Fair being held from the 15th to the 18th.
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq South

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