Weekly Calendar 10/19-10/25

Sakura Kelley Oct 20, 2010

7:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION: THE PRESIDENT’S DEFICIT COMMISSION; WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR MEDICARE. Join Boug Henwood and Larry Wood as they discuss threats to Medicare and how we all can work together to ensure the future of crucial safety nets.
Beth Israel Medical Center, 10 Union Square East, 2nd Fl •

9:30am • Free
RALLY: GRANT INTRO 48 A HEARING NOW! Help Picture the Homeless and Housing Not Warehousing Coalition send a message to our elected representatives that it’s time to schedule a hearing in the Housing Committee, allowing Intro 48 to move onto the floor of the Council for full debate and vote. Intro 48 will empower the city to conduct an annual census of all vacant properties in the City of New York.
City Hall Park, 250 Broadway
646-314-6423 •

6pm • Free
READING/DISCUSSION: THE TEA PARTY AND CONSERVATIVE ECONOMIC PROPAGANDA. Join three AlterNet authors Joshua Holland, Adele Stan and Max Blumenthal discuss their books on the right wing and about the progressive response. This event will be hosted by AlterNet.
Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby Street •

7pm • Free
SCREENING: COLLATERAL MURDER. Posted by in 2010, this film is shot from a U.S. Army Apache helicopter in 2007 in Baghdad, and shows the murder of 12 Iraqi civilians, including two journalists. Ethan McCord and Josh Stieber, two Iraq veterans, will discuss the incident and their opposition to continued American military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St
866-973-4463 •

7:30 • $10 Suggested
FILM: A SUICIDE NARRATIVE. In light of the recent epidemic of queer youth suicides Co-Op Theatre East and the Brecht Forum bring you Documentary: A Suicide Narrative, a play that deals with the themes of LGBT youth, suicide, bullying and homophobia as a fundraiser for The Trevor Project.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 •
7pm • $15 suggested

BENEFIT: BROOKLYN POETS AGAINST WAR. Come listen to readings by Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn, Donald Lev, publisher of Home Planet News, Daryl Wise, author of Poems and Other Stuff, and Sapphire, author of the novel Push. This event is sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace and the Park Slope United Methodist Church’s Social Action Committee. Reception and refreshments to follow.
Park Slope United Methodist Church, 410 6th St, Bklyn
718-788-2114 •

3pm • Free
PROTEST: STOP POLICE BRUTALITY. Join the October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation for their 16th annual protest against police brutality. There will be a teach-in followed by a rally and march.
Union Square Park South
866-235-7814 •

7pm • Free
BENEFIT: BINGO-WEEN FOR BOOKS THROUGH BARS. Join Books Through Bars for their annual Bingo Fundraiser. Prizes include: $100 tattoo from NY Adorned, IFC year-long membership, magnificent meals at Pure Food & Wine and Caravan of Dreams, sex toys from Babeland and more. Costumes are encouraged. All proceeds will be used to buy postage to send free books to prisoners.
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St
212-254-3697 •

7pm • $5 suggested
PRESENTATION: ERIC DROOKER “ART IS A WEAPON.” Starting as a street artist in New York, Eric Drooker has infiltrated the mainstream as the animator for Howl, the movie about the Ginsberg’s notorious poem. Join Drooker as he presents his work from Flood! A Novel in Pictures, Blood Song, and Howl: A Graphic Novel.
Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

4pm • Free
DISCUSSION: SOLUTIONS TO CAPITALIST ECOLOGICAL CRISIS. Join acclaimed writers, John Bellamy Foster, editor of Monthly Review, and Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism, for a discussion of the environmental crisis—its causes, but most importantly, possible solutions. This event is co-sponsored by Monthly Review and Haymarket books.
New York University
Kimmel Center Rm. 802
60 Washington Sq. South
917-573-0708 •

12pm • Free
DISCUSSION: RAQUEL ROLNICK: U.N. SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON HOUSING. Join Raquel Rolnick, David Harvey and Peter Marcuse for a dialogue about housing rights.
City University of New York, Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Ave
212-817-1876 •

6pm • Free
CONCERT: DIEGO ALVAREZ MUNOZ AND AQUILES BAEZ. These two talented musicians – one a percussionist and the other on guitar – will play a rich repertoire of Venezuelan and Latin American songs.
Venezuelan Consulate, 7 E 51st St

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