FRI MAY 14
7pm • Free
SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: THE GLASS HOUSE
Come view this documentary film that follows the lives of four teenage girls who attend a one-of-a-kind rehabilitation center in Tehran. This film documents a starkly different side of the underclass in Iran as these courageous teenage girls share their stories of struggle and empowerment. After the screening meet and discuss the film with the director, Hamid Rahmanian, and the producer, Melissa Hibbard.
Revolution Books, 146 W 26th St
212-691-3345 • revolutionbooksnyc.org
7pm • Free
EVENT: BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS BROOKLYN AND BARBECUE.
First, meet at Grand Army Plaza to participate in the monthly Brooklyn Critical Mass, a communal bike ride that supports cleaner and healthier transportation alternatives to cars. Then, at 9pm view the film, Still We Ride and barbecue at the East River Bar.
East River Bar, 97 South 6th St, Brooklyn
SAT MAY 15
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 • al-awdany.org
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 • brooklynpeace.org
2:00-4:30pm • Free
RALLY: HOEDOWN AND RIDE FOR THE COMMUNITY GARDENS. Starting at Tompkins Square Park, a HoeDown dance party and procession to celebrate Spring and a rally to save community gardens from closure by the city.
Start at Tompkins Square Park center
7th st between Ave. A and B
SUN MAY 16
8:30am (Registration) • Free
FUNDRAISER: AIDS WALK. Join other walkers in Central Park to raise money for various NYC-based AIDS organizations.
212-807-WALK(9255) • aidswalk.net
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 • picturethehomeless.org
TUES MAY 18
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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
WED MAY 19
7pm • Free
READING: EDWARD SAID: THE CHARISMA OF CRITICISM BY H. ARAM VEESER. An innovative multimedia performance that includes readings as well as images and dramatic elements, in collaboration with the authors colleague. Edward Said: The Charisma of Criticism is an insightful critical biography that shows us an Edward Said we did not know. H. Aram Veeser brings forth not the Said of tabloid culture, or Said the remote philosopher, but the actual man, embedded in the politics of the Middle East but soaked in the values of the West and struggling to advance the best European ideas. Veeser shows the organic ties connecting his life, politics, and criticism.
Alwan for the Arts 16 Beaver Street
646-732-3261 • alwanforthearts.org/contact
THU MAY 20
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
212-289-4100 • nycharities.org/events