Community Calendar

Indypendent Staff May 13, 2010

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1pm • Free
EVENT: AN AFTERNOON FOR PALESTINE. Join the Palestinian Right to Return Coalition on the 62nd anniversary of Al-Nakba, the Israeli occupation in Palestine. Spoken word artists Tahani Salah, Palestine Jeopardy and others will perform.
Muslim American Society Youth Center
1933 Bath Ave, Bklyn
718-232-5905 •

12-5pm • Free
FAIR: BROOKLYN PEACE FAIR. The sixth annual Brooklyn Peace Fair features performers, kids’ activities, speakers and workshops dedicated to non-military solutions and global peace and justice.
Brooklyn College Arts Lab and Student Center
2900 Bedford Ave, Bklyn
718-624-5921 •

8:30am (Registration) • Free
FUNDRAISER: AIDS WALK. Join other walkers in Central Park to raise money for various NYC-based AIDS organizations. Register online.
212-807-WALK(9255) • 


5:30-7pm • Free
NEW VOLUNTEER MEETING. You are invited to stop by and learn more about how you can volunteer for The Indypendent and meet some of our editors, staff and volunteers. Open house from 5:30pm-6:15pm and new volunteer meeting at 6:15pm.
666 Broadway, Suite 500
212-904-1272 •

12-3pm • Free
EVENT: HOMES, NOT SHELTERS! DAY OF DIRECT ACTION. Celebrate Malcolm X’s birthday with Picture the Homeless at Brook Park. There will be food and live music. This celebration aims to bring community awareness to the political disenfranchisement of the homeless.
Brook Park, 141 St at Brook Ave, Bronx
646-314-6423 •

6:30-8:30pm • $5-20 Sugg donation
PANEL AND CONVERSATION: FARMWORKER’S RIGHTS AND PRESERVING SMALL FARMS. Panelists will discuss the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, which puts small farms in jeopardy. Draesel Hall (Church of the Holy Trinity), 316 E 88th St
RSVP: 212-289-4100 •

7pm • $5 Sugg Donation
DISCUSSION: U.S. SOCIAL FORUM: ORGANIZING REGIONAL POWER. Join other local activists and interested strangers in organizing and sharing plans for the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit this June.
Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

6:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION: WHO ARE THE PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL PRISONERS? Guest speaker Benjamin Ramos Rosado of Pro- Libertad Freedom Campaign will discuss the global Puerto Rican Independence Movement.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
212-222-0633 • 


11am-1pm • Free
BIKE TOUR: COMMUNITY GARDEN COMPOST DEMO. Meet the NYC Compost Project in Union Square to bike tour through five community garden Compost Demo sites in lower Manhattan. Register online.
17th St and Union Square East
212-477-4022 •

12 pm • Free
RALLY: BICYCLE FETISH DAY. Celebrate Bike Month with a block party that will include performers such as the Rude Mechanical Orchestra and fun contests that include your bike.
The City Reliquary Museum, Havemeyer St (Btwn Grand St and Metropolitan Ave), Bklyn
718-782-4842 •

12pm • Free
VOLUNTEER: CLEAN AND GREEN THE GOWANUS CANAL. Join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and other volunteers for a day of wildflower-planting and trash picking along the canal in Brooklyn. Register online.
Gowanus Canal, Bklyn
718-541-4378 • 

7-8pm • Free
READING: HIS OWN WHERE. Join writers Sapphire and Stacyann Chin and GritTV host Laura Flanders for a reading of June Jordan’s posthumously released young adult novel, His Own Where. Sponsored by the Feminist Press.
Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway
212-473-1452 •

7:30pm • $10–20 Sugg Donation
DEBATE: ARE SPORTS BORING? Political sports writer Dave Zirin will take on Indypendent writer and editor Arun Gupta for a lively debate. Cash bar. All proceeds to benefit The Indypendent. Sponsors include the New Press, Haymarket Books and The Nation.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St (btwn Bank and Bethune Sts)
212-904-1282 •

THU JUNE 10 – 24
FILM: 2010 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Thirty films from 25 countries will be screened including 28 New York premieres. Copresented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center. See website for schedule and ticket prices. Walter Reade Theater, 165 W 65th St, upper level (btwn Broadway & Amsterdam Ave)
212-875-5600 • 

THU JUNE 17 – 20
Every summer, activists from around the world are invited to gather in Detroit to organize, plan, inform and strategize for a just and creative world through the utilization of media. Buses being organized from NYC. Registration Fee: $100-sliding scale
McGregor Memorial Conference Center (Wayne State University), 495 Ferry Mall, Detroit, MI 

TUE JUNE 22 – 26
CONFERENCE: U.S. SOCIAL FORUM. The U.S. Social Forum will provide the space for activists from across the globe to gather together to discuss, strategize and inform each other about various political projects aimed at improving our world. See website for more information. Buses being organized from NYC.
Cobo Hall, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI

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