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Weekly Calendar, 11/10-11/16

Sakura Kelley Nov 9, 2010

WED NOV 10
PARTY & FUNDRAISER: INDYKIDS SUSTAINER MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM.
5:30-8pm • Free
Make a tax-deductible donation, in any amount, to IndyKids, the nation’s only progressive current-events newspaper and website for kids. Become a sustaining member of IndyKids with a $50 or more donation, and pick up your IndyKids tote bag, t-shirt, or coloring book as a thank-you gift. Enjoy extended happy hour drink rates during the event.
Gossip Bar and Restaurant
733 Ninth Ave
212-592-0116 • indykids.net

7 pm • Free
BOOK RELEASE: THE BATTLE FOR GOTHAM: THE COMPETING LEGACIES OF JANE JACOBS AND ROBERT MOSES.
Join famed urbanists and authors Roberta Brandes Gratz and Richard Sennett as they discuss the competing legacies of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs in contemporary New York City, and which model is better suited to stimulating economic growth during a recession. Moderated by David Brancaccio, journalist and former cohost of PBS’s Now with Bill Moyers. Sponsored by The Nation Institute and The New School. Cosponsored by Haymarket Books, Democrats.com and City Limits.
The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnold Hall
55 West 13th St, 2nd floor
212-822-0250 • nationbooks.org

7:30pm • $6/$10/$15 Sliding Scale
PANEL: THE EVOLUTION OF DISASTER CAPITALISM: FINE-TUNING ‘SHOCK-DOCTRINE-STYLE’ POLICES.
This panel will examine the intersectionality of the psychological, socio-political and economic implications created by natural disasters in Haiti, the DRCongo/ great lakes region, Pakistan and New Orleans. Panelists include Beverly Bell, Kambale Musavuli, Adaner Usmani and Tracie Washington. Co-sponsored by The Indypendent.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

THU NOV 11
6pm • $7 cover and one drink minimum
POETRY: POEMS FOR PEACE — FROM THE WORLD OF WAR.
Come hear veterans speak the truth about the horrors of war. Featured poets include Thomas Brinson, Gil Fagiani, Walt Nygard and Dayl Wise.
Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St
212-989-9319 • corneliastreetcafe.com

7pm • Free
READING: TORTURED: WHEN GOOD SOLDIERS DO BAD THINGS.
Join Justine Sharrock, an investigative journalist and writer for Alternet, Mother Jones and Salon for a discussion of her new book, which “exposes America’s torture regime.” Hosted by Debra Sweet of World Can’t Wait.
Revolution Books, 146 W. 26th St
212-691-3345 • revolutionbooksnyc.org

7pm • Free
RELEASE PARTY: THE ZINESTER’S GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY.
Microcosm Publishing is proud to announce the publication of The Zinester’s Guide to New York City – quite possibly the last wholly analog specimen of its kind. Hit the mini-zine fair for contributors’ zines and self-published comics.
Housing Works Bookstore and Café, 126 Crosby St
212-334-3324 • housingworks.org

FRI NOV 12
2pm • Free
TALK: DISPERSING/REMAKING POWER: AUTONOMY, THE STATE AND LATIN AMERICAN MOVEMENTS.
Join life-long political radical and writer Raul Zibechi for a conversation about social movements in Latin America, specifically horizontal movements focused on creating alternatives to the current power structure. This event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Place, Culture, Politics and the Militant Research Group (CUNY).
CUNY Graduate Center, Rm 6112.04, 365 Fifth Ave
212-817-1876 • web.gc.cuny.edu

SUN NOV 14
3pm • Free
WORKSHOP: AN ANTI-BULLYING LGBTQ TEENS ZINE.
Come participate in a response to homophobia, transphobia and bullying of LGBTQ youth. Teens are invited to help create a zine filled with resources, advice and personal stories. This project will be driven by participants with support from Mikki Halpin, author of It’s Your World: If You Don’t Like It, Change It – Activism for Teenagers.
Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

1:15pm • Free
SCREENING: IN THE NAME OF DEMOCRACY.
Come watch a screening of In the Name of Democracy: The Story of Lt. Ehren Watada’s Refusal to Serve in Iraq on Grounds of Conscience. The film will be hosted by actor and author, Charles Grodin. Guests will include Ann Wright, Nina Rosenblum  and Dennis Watlington.
Community Church, 28 East 35th St
866-973-4463 • info@worldcantwait.org

MON NOV 15
6pm • $35-$250
PARTY: BRECHT FORUM 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.
Join Brecht Forum in honoring long-time teacher David Harvey and outstanding organizer Bhairavi Desai, the Executive Director of the Taxi Workers Alliance, as part of Brecht’s 35th anniversary celebration. Tony award-winning actor André DeShields will also be performing an excerpt from his acclaimed one-man show Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance. Delicious food and drinks will be provided.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

TUE NOV 16
7pm • Free
DISSCUSION: THE DEATH OF PRINT: SCHIFFRIN AND GESSEN ON THE CURRENT MEDIA CRISIS, AND ALERNATIVES.
Can books and newspapers survive in today’s publishing climate? Yes, says venerated publisher André Schiffrin, if we are willing to make some dramatic changes. Join André Schiffrin in conversation with N+1‘s Keith Gessen on Schiffrin’s career in publishing, the death of the bookstore (and possible solutions), and pressure created by conglomerates.
Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th St
718-246-8160 • versobooks.com

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