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Weekly Calendar 11/3-11/10

Sakura Kelley Nov 3, 2010

FRI NOV 5
9:30am • Free
LAUNCH: STRENGTHEN SOCIAL SECURITY CAMPAIGN
Join special guest speakers from the Alliance for Retired Americans Leaders from Strengthen Social Security- New York in launching the new campaign. Come find out what’s happening and how you can help keep Social Security off the chopping block.
Teamsters Local 237, 216 West 14th St
212-925-1829 • strengthensocialsecurity.org

SAT NOV 6
9am-6pm • $20/$10 for students and low-income individuals
CONFERENCE: THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AND LEFT RESPONSES
The future is especially uncertain, and “the new normal” may prove to be very difficult, economically and politically. This conference will focus on a discussion of Left solutions to the current crisis. Speakers will include David Harvey, Rick Wolff, Fred Moseley and Anne Jaclard.
One Pace Plaza, 161 William St
888-579-2245 • marxisthumanistinitiative.org

12pm • $5/$10 Sliding Scale, no one turned away for lack of funds
CONFERENCE: UNITED NATIONAL ANTIWAR COMMITTEE REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Join UNAC in New York City on November 6 for a mass meeting to map out next steps for the antiwar movement and to implement the program adopted in the National Antiwar Conference.
St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th St
347 341-2521 • nationalpeaceconference.org

3pm-11pm • $6/$10/$15 Sliding scale
ART: THE DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL
Now, in the midst of right-wing fear-mongering and teabag hysteria, progressive artists speak out for social justice. The Dissident Arts Festival, now in its fifth year, is a platform for cultural workers to sing, recite, improvise, act and orate against war and inequity, on behalf of human rights and environmentalism, and in honor of the struggle of workers and the globally oppressed.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

MON NOV 8
7pm • $20/$10 Students
SPEECH: SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK ON THE LIVING IN THE END TIMES.
Žižek will make a major New York City appearance at Cooper Union on November 8 to discuss the “End Times”—in which he identifies the terminal crisis of global capitalism. As Slavoj’s events always sell out, tickets have to be bought in advance.
The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St
212-353-4195 • versobooks.com

7:30pm • Free
READING: ALIA MALEK; A COUNTRY CALLED AMREEKA
Alia Malek reads from A Country Called Amreeka: U.S. History Retold Through Arab-American Live. Join Greenlight Bookstore for a reading and discussion with Malek of the contemporary Arab American experience and its importance in understanding our nation and our world.
Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St Bklyn
718-246-0200 • greenlightbookstore.com

6pm • Free
EVENT: SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES FALL OPEN HOUSE
Learn more about our programs and speak with financial aid, career services and student services staff.
CUNY Graduate Center, Dining Commons, 8th Fl, 365 5th Ave
212-652-CUNY • events@sps.cuny.edu

7:30pm • Free
PANEL: GROUND ZERO TOLERANCE: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND AMERICA’S CULTURE WAR
Come listen to a discussion of the controversy over the Park 51 Cultural Center. Panelists will include Zead Ramadan, chairman of New York Council on American-Islamic Relations, Wendy Kaminer, lawyer and social critic,  Kristen Saloomey, correspondent for Al Jazeera and journalist Brendan O’Neill. The discussion will be moderated by Alan Miller, co-director of NY Salon.
The Wollman Hall, The New School, 65 West 11th St
nysaloninfo@yahoo.com • nysalon.org

WED NOV 10
7:30pm • $6/$10/$15 Sliding Scale
PANEL: THE EVOLUTION OF DISASTER CAPITALISM
Join Beverly Bell, Kambale Musavuli, Adaner Usmani & Tracie Washington in a discussion on “Fine-tuning ‘Shock-Doctrine-style’ polices”. This panel will give us an update on the current situation in Haiti, the DRCongo/ great lakes region, Pakistan and New Orleans. The panel will also look at the intersectionality of the psychological, socio-political and economic implications created by these natural disasters.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

6pm • Free
SCREENING & DISCUSSION: DRAWING THE LINE: SEX AND CONSENT, A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE LANGUAGE OF RAPE.
Women’s eNews invites you to attend a film screening of The Line, which will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Kelly McBride, of the Poynter Institute, Joseph Samalin, the Coordinator of Training & Technical Assistance at Men Can Stop Rape, and filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman.
WeNews Headquarters, 6th Fl, 6 Barclay St
212-244-1720 • womensenews.org

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