Community Calendar
Issue #
152

Please send event announcements to indyevents@gmail.com.

SUN JUNE 6
1-5:30pm • Sliding scale: $15-30
WORKSHOP: JOURNALISM 101. Join
Indypendent editors for a workshop that
will teach the basics of news reporting,
writing, research and journalism ethics.
Email for application and information:
indyreporting@gmail.com.
212-904-1282 • indypendent.org

TUE JUNE 8
7:30pm • $10–$20 Sliding scale.
ARE SPORTS BORING? AN EVENING
OF FORENSIC FISTICUFFS AND
VERBAL VIOLENCE. Dave Zirin, sports
columnist for The Nation, author of A
People’s History of Sports in the United
States
, defends sports, and debates
Arun Gupta, a founding editor of The
Indypendent
, who claims that sports
are boring.
Proceeds benefit The Indypendent.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-904-1281 • indypendent.org
brechtforum.org

TUE JUNE 8 - SUN JUNE 13
5:30pm, 7:30pm, 12pm, 7pm • $18
THEATER: 4 ½ HOURS: ACROSS THE
STONES OF FIRE
. This play tells the story
of a family coping with the traumas
inflicted by mountaintop removal in the
Appalachian Mountains. Part of the
proceeds benefit the Appalachian
Community Fund.
Gene Frankel Theater, 24 Bond St
917-338-9541 • tix 866-811-4111
planetconnectionsfestivity.com

WED JUNE 9
7pm • $15
FILM SCREENING: THE PEOPLE SPEAK.
This will be the first community film
screening of this film, which is based
on Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of
the United States
. A Q&A session with
co-producer and co-director Anthony
Arnove, spoken word poet Staceyann
Chin and others from the film will follow.
LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13th St
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org

6:30-8pm • Free
READING: GETTING AMERICA BACK
TO WORK. Join Stewart Acuff and
Richard Levins for a discussion on how to
take democracy into our own hands and
change bad public policy controlled by
financial elites.
Brooklyn College Graduate Center for
Worker Education, 25 Broadway, 7th Fl
212-966-4014 • workereducation.org

THU JUNE 10
7pm • Free
READING: IN OUR CONTROL. Laura
Eldridge will read from her book, In Our
Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive
Choices for Women
. Eldridge’s
comprehensive guide includes the
history, scientific advances and practical
uses of contraceptive methods.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

FRI JUNE 11
7pm • $10
EVENT: PICTURE THE HOMELESS
FUNDRAISING DANCE. Come dance
and eat good food to help send members
of Picture the Homeless travel to the U.S.
Social Forum in Detroit this June.
PTH Office, 2427 Morris Ave, Bronx
646-314-6423 • picturethehomeless.org

FRI JUNE 11-SAT JUNE 12
8am-9pm • Free
CONFERENCE: STRATEGIC
IMPERATIVES FOR ENDING VIOLENCE
AGAINST WOMEN. The National
Council for Research on Women
and UNIFEM’s annual conference will
feature scholars and activists covering
issues of education, economic security
and health. This event is hosted by The
Women and Gender Studies Program
at Hunter College, CUNY. RSVP online.
Hunter College West Building,
E 68th St and Lexington Ave
703-236-1535 • unifem-usnc.org

SAT JUNE 12
11am-9pm • Free
FESTIVAL: BROOKLYN PRIDE. The 14th
annual parade and festival dedicated to
LGBT rights also includes a fundraising
fun run and local entertainment. The
festival begins at 11 am and parade
begins at 7:30 pm on 14th St and Fifth Ave
in Park Slope.
14th St/Prospect Park, Bklyn
718-928-3320 • brooklynpride.org

THU JUNE 17
5:30-8:30pm • $15 Sugg (Plus free drink)
FUNDRAISER: INDYKIDS 5th BIRTHDAY.
This celebration includes a raffle,
bake sale and coloring in the IndyKids
coloring book, Coloring Outside the Lines.
Come show your support for this radical
newspaper for kids ages 8–14.
Town Tavern, 134 W 3rd St
212-592-0116 • indykids.net

FRI JUNE 18
6:30pm• Free
CONVERSATION: COWBOY IN
CARACAS. Charles Hardy, a former
slum-dwelling priest-turned-foreign
correspondent, will discuss his book,
Cowboy in Caracas: A North American’s
Memoir of Venezuela’s Democratic
Revolution
, as well as the origins of Venezuela’s
Bolivarian movement and the
Chávez government’s efforts to build a
socialist society.
Venezuelan Consulate, 7 East 51st St
212-826-1660
embavenez-us.org/newyork

THU JUNE 17-SUN JUNE 20
CONFERENCE: ALLIED MEDIA
CONFERENCE. Every summer activists
from around the world are invited to
gather in Detroit to organize for a just
and creative world through the utilization
of media. Transportation from NYC to
Detroit is available. Registration Fee:
$100 sliding scale.
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
(Wayne State University)
495 Ferry Mall, Detroit, MI
alliedmediaconference.org

FRI JUNE 18-SUN JUNE 20
ORGANIZING EVENT: PEOPLE’S
SUMMIT. Join activists from around
the world in Toronto to strategize and
participate in this counter-summit to the
G8 and G20 Summits happening June
25-27. To attend, RSVP online.
647-702-7914 • peoplessummit2010.ca

SAT JUNE 19
4-8pm • Free
RALLY: NYC LGBT PRIDE. Performers
and speakers will join the stage
with LGBT activists on Central Park’s
SummerStage. This event is open to the
public.
Rumsey Playfield Central Park,
72nd St and Fifth Ave
212-80-PRIDE • nycpride.org

 

TUE JUNE 22-SAT JUNE 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 strategize about
political projects aimed at improving our
world. See websites for more information.
Transportation from NYC to Detroit
is available.
Cobo Hall, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI
877-515-USSF • ussf2010.org

SUN JUNE 27
10am–2pm • Free
VOLUNTEER: EAST RIVER STEWARD -
SHIP DAY. Join in for a day of gardening.
Tools and gloves provided. Sponsored
by Lower East Side Ecology Center and
Community Hooked on East River Park.
Location TBA.
212-477-4022 • lesecologycenter.org

MON JULY 7
6:30pm •Free
WORKSHOP : ALLIES ORGANIZING
AGAINST GENTRIFICATION. Come
learn about the connections among
economic privilege, gentrification and
displacement. Hosted by ShiftNYC.
Third Root Community Health Center,
380 Marlborough Rd, Ditmas Park, Bklyn
shift.nyc.collective@gmail.com.