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The Indypedent Nov 22, 2010

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FRI NOV 19
7-11pm • $25
FUNDRAISER: FAMILIES FOR FREEDOM. Join Families for Freedom for their 4th annual benefit party. This year’s honorees are Domestic Workers United and Minister Patricia Malcolm of Churches United to Save and heal. There will be a buffet, raffle and cash bar. Free childcare provided. Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
646-290-5551 • familiesforfreedom.org

SUN NOV 21
3pm • $3
READING : AN AFTERNOON WITH MERLE WOO : POETRY , POLITIC S AND PASSION ON THE FRONT LINE OF FREEDOM.
Join us for a reading and open dialogue with Merle Woo, pioneering Korean- Chinese American lesbian writer, activist and retired lecturer in Asian American and Women’s Studies. Co-sponsored by Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party. Proceeds to benefit the Freedom Hall Fall Fund Drive. Childcare provided. Work exchanges available (please call in advance).
Freedom Hall, 113 West 128th St.
212-222-0633 • fsp@nyct.net.

MON NOV 22
4-6pm • Free
PROTEST: CUNY BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEETING. Join students and activists to protest the board’s decision to raise tuition by 5 percent in spring 2011.
Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue
917-494-5587 • dougsingsen@gmail.com

7pm-8pm • Free
TALK: THE ATHEIST’S GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS. In this funny and provocative collection of new essays, 42 of the world’s most entertaining non-believers offer their timely thoughts on what it means to be an atheist during the holidays-the good, the bad and the unholy.
The Strand Books, 828 Broadway
(212) 473-1452 • strandbooks.com

TUE NOV 30
7:00pm • $5 suggested
OPEN MIC : WOMEN ’S/TRAN S’ POETRY JAM. Bina Sharif reads excerpts from her ongoing projects Manhattan Spleen and Sing Bird, which offer an enlivened stream of consciousness into the lives of her characters. Christina Bruni reads from her memoir Left of the Dial, about the healing power of creativity and her rebellion in the face of illness.
Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen Street
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

THU DEC 2

4pm • Free
DOCUMENTARY : NO DINOSAURS IN HEAVEN. Come attend a sneak preview of this new documentary, produced by CCNY filmmaker and professor Andrea Weiss, followed by a panel discussion about the crisis of science literacy in America. The film exposes the tactics used by Christian fundamentalists to undermine the separation of church and state, andargues why science education is crucial in a healthy democracy.
City College, 160 Convent Ave, Steinman Hall Auditorium
212-650-5048 • cuny.edu

FRI DEC 3
8pm-12am • $25-$50
BENEFIT : CLOTHESLINE DELUXE, ART SALE AND HOLIDAY PARTY.
Our past Clothesline Shows were lots of fun, with many surprising things hanging on the line. Come make your own t-shirt in our print shop and participate in one of our last building-wide events. Proceeds benefit the ABC No Rio Building Fund.
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street
212-254-3697 • abcnorio.org

WED DEC 8
6-9pm • $108 and up
BENEFIT: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF VICTORY. Come celebrate Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and the passage of the nation’s first Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Honorees and performers will include Si Kahn, the founding chair of Jewish Fund for Justice Yiddish culture innovator Adrienne Cooper and internationally acclaimed singer Stephan Said. Tickets are available on a sliding scale for seniors, students and low-income people.
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 88th Street between Broadway and West End Ave
212-647-8966 • jfrej.org

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