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Weekly Calendar 9/20-9/26

Sakura Kelley Sep 20, 2010

TUES SEPT 21
Noon • Free
RALLY: SUPPORT THE DREAM ACT
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed that he would be introducing the DREAM Act as part of next week’s defense vote. For women and men, immigrant families, students and workers alike, the Dream Act is a chance for the first humane immigration policy this year! Together we can pass the DREAM Act next week!
NYC Public Library, 5th Ave and 42nd St
martin@nysylc.org • nysylc.org

6pm • Free
SPEECH: EVO MORALES “NATURE IS NOT FOR SALE”
Bolivian President Evo Morales will speak about the climate change crisis and how to rethink our relationship to the environment. Free and open to the public, arrive early, doors at 5:30 PM. RSVP to the Mission of Bolivia to the United Nations: bolivianmission@gmail.com.
Community Church of New York, 40 E 35th St
212-683-4988 • bolivianmission@gmail.com

8pm • $20
PARTY: SIEGE BUSTERS BALL- A DANCE FOR THE US BOAT TO GAZA
Come one, come all to the Siege Busters Ball! All proceeds will help fund the launch of The Audacity of Hope, a U.S. boat that will join the next freedom flotilla with the Free Gaza Movement as part of the international effort to end the blockade of Gaza.
Littlefield, 622 Degraw St
siegebustersball@gmail.com • littlefieldnyc.com

WED SEPT 22
4pm • Free
RALLY:  CLIMATE JUSTICE: TELL OBAMA WE SAY ‘NO!’
Come out and demand that President Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and stop our dependence on harmful fossil fuels and invest in a clean energy future. Fight for healthy communities, clean air and water, green jobs, our climate and a change in policy, we do not want our tax dollars funding dirty energy!
Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th St
goffm@mville.edu

7pm • $20
DEBATE: IS OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY WORKING?
This debate, moderated by political writer and analyst Peter Beinart (The Daily Beast), features Christopher Hitchens, George Packer, and Jeff Jarvis. The panel will discuss America’s position in and relationship to the rest of the world under Obama, and whether or not his foreign policy has been effective.
CUNY Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Ave
212-868-4444 • gc.cuny.edu

7pm • $5 sugg
PRESENTATION: NEWS AND LETTERS “RAYA DUNYEVSKAYA CENTENARY”
Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987) founded the paper “News & Letters,” and wrote four books on a variety of freedom struggles – particularly focusing on women’s liberation and gender bias. Join Franklin Dmitryev of News & Letters Committee, Paul Geist musician and social justice activist, Susan Van Gelder writer and active in the women’s liberation movement since the early 70’s, and union organizer Steve Katz for a celebration and discussion of the work of Dunayevskaya.
Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

THUR SEPT 23
4pm • Free
RALLY & MARCH: EL GRITO DE LARES
El Grito de Lares is today the most celebrated and respected holiday in Puerto Rico. It was an event that affirmed the existence of the Puerto Rican people as a nation and defined its historical quest for liberation from foreign tyranny. This rebellion demanded the independence of Puerto Rico from Spanish colonialism and the abolition of African chattel slavery. Come to commemorate this important event in the people’s history.
Marcus Garvey Park, 124th St and Madison Ave
Sept23march@gmail.com

THUR SEPT 23
6:30pm • Free
FILM SCREENING: CINEFORO ON HAITI
Sponsored by the Latin America Committee of Brooklyn For Peace, there will be a screening of the documentary Poto Mitan: Haitian Women Workers at the Foundation of the Global Economy (2009). Followed by a discussion of current US policy towards Haiti and the development of the Brooklyn-Haiti Solidarity Initiative.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West
718-636-9089 • latinam@brooklynpeace.org

6pm • $10 sugg
FILM SCREENING: FREEING SILICA BARALDINI
Silvia Baraldini, anti-war, anti-racist activist was sentenced to 43 years in prison in 1982in part for her participation in helping to free Black Panther, Assata Shakur from prison.Freeing Silvia Baraldini revisits the decisive events, political and personal that forged the young Italian immigrant into an American radical. Q and A with filmmakers, Margo Pelletier and Lisa Thomas will follow the screening.
Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Ave
917-757-8075 • thinedgefilms@gmail.com

SUN SEPT 26
7pm • Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
EXHIBIT CLOSING: FREE ‘EM ALL: A COMUNNITY JAZZ PROJECT FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS
Join as we celebrate the closing of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement’s Black August Arts show, with a live performance by Music Now.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brecht.org

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