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Weekly Calendar 9/6-9/12

The Indypendent Sep 8, 2010

THU SEPT 9
7:30pm • Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
FILM SCREENING: 9500 Liberty.
Come enjoy another film of the Visual Liberation Film Festival. Prince William County, Virginia becomes ground zero in America’s explosive battle over immigration policy when elected officials adopt a law requiring police officers to question anyone they have “probable cause” to suspect is an undocumented immigrant.  But the ferocious fight to adopt and then reverse this policy unfolds inside government chambers, on the streets, and on the Internet. 9500 Liberty provides a front row seat to all three battlegrounds.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brecht.org

FRI SEPT 10
4pm • Free
MARCH/RALLY: UNITED FOR JOBS
Join the “UNITED FOR JOBS” coalition and unite with the voices that call to protect worker’s rights to unionize and fair wages, prioritize programs for real job creation – not just jobless warehousing in useless trainings, commit to creating real opportunities for the young people of our communities. The rally will begin at North General Hospital as a solidarity picket with the displaced workers of 1199SEIU Health Care Workers.
North General Hospital, 1879 Madison Avenue
917-593-0052 • protectlabor@gmail.com

7pm • Free
READING: HOLLY KEARL “STOP STREET HARASSMENT”
Whistling, explicit commentary, groping, and stalking… the pervasiveness of street harassment is alarming: 80% of women experience gender-based harassment from unknown men in public. Join Holly Kearl for a reading and discussion of her book “Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women.” Additionally, hear from the founders of HollaBack, RightRides, and Girls for Gender Equity about their projects and get involved!
Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

SAT SEPT 11
6pm • Free
NETWORKING PARTY: I STILL BELIEVE
Join Transform America and Our Take for a social justice networking party. Free drinks for the first 30 people, complementary hors d’oeuvres, raffle prize, and $5 donation drink specials. Transform America works to advance human rights by building synergy between student, non-profit, for-profit and community organizations.
Rooftop at 529 West 141 St Apt 3
646-918-4616 • transformamerica.org

8pm • $10
FILM SCREEN: GASLAND
A natural-gas drilling boom has swept across the United States in recent years, as the Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” has unlocked a “Saudi Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is the method safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he decides to investigate, embarking upon a cross-country odyssey. He uncovers a trail of secrets, lies and contamination–from unexplained illnesses to flammable tap water–in this expose of a new country called GASLAND.
Pier at Solar One Kips Bay, 2420 FDR Dr
718-417-7362 • rooftopfilms.com

SUN SEPT 12
Noon and 5pm • Free
SPEAKER: AMY GOODMAN
Listen to Amy Goodman speak at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday. At noon she will discuss the intellectual and popular influence of Howard Zinn. At 5pm she will be speaking about the depiction of conflict in both fiction and non-fiction, and the way these events can shape both our identity and engagement with our everyday lives.
Francis College McArdle Hall, 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn
718-802-3852 • brooklynbookfestival.org

7pm • Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
BOOK PARTY: MICHAEL PARENTI GOD’S DEMON WARRIORS
In his latest book, God and His Demons, Michael Parenti brings his critical acumen and gifted writing skills to bear on the many evils committed in the name of godly virtue throughout history. Not a blanket condemnation of believers, the focus is on the threat posed by fundamentalists and theocratic reactionaries.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brecht.org

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