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The Indypedent Feb 23

Please send event announcements to indyevents@gmail.com.

WED FEB 16-MAY 19
Various times • Free
EXHIBIT: TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FIRE. Curated by New York University’s Tamiment Library, this exhibition draws on historical photographs, archives, artifacts and film clips to tell the story of the fire and its contemporary lessons.
NYU Open House,
528 LaGuardia Pl
rememberthetrianglefire.org

FEB 17-20
Various times • Free
CONFERENCE: JAMES BALDWIN’S GLOBAL IMAGINATION. This multi-venue, multi-disciplinary conference revisits the work and perspective of James Baldwin while placing his work in a contemporary context. Sponsored by New York University. Seating is limited and registration is required.
baldwinconference@gmail.com • csgsnyu.org

SAT FEB 19
7-9:30pm • $3-$12
SCREENING:  JUSTICE ON TRIAL: THE CASE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL. This screening will feature commentary from the filmmaker and Iranian journalist Kouross Esmaeli of Big Noise Films Collective and Francisco Torres, a member of the San Francisco 8 and a former Black Panther. Discussion and dinner to follow.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
212-222-0633 • socialism.com

TUE FEB 22
7:30pm • $6/$10/$15
BOOK PARTY:  THE DEVIL’S MILK: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF RUBBER. Join author John Tully for a discussion of his new book, which tells the story of humanity’s long encounter with rubber in a kaleidoscopic narrative that regards little as outside its range without losing sight of the commodity in question. Co-sponsored by Monthly Review and The Indypendent.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

THU FEB 24
6-8pm • Free
TALK: THE JOBS CRISIS AND THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY. Bill Fletcher, co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice, will discuss the devastating impact of the economic crisis on African-Americans and the role labor can play in breaking with the bipartisan politics of austerity. Sponsored by the Left Labor Project.
1199 SEIU MLK Labor Center,
310 W 43rd St

FRI FEB 25
4-6:30pm • $6-$10
SCREENING:  THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBURG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS. This documentary, which was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award, has become freshly relevant amid the ongoing Julian Assange/WikiLeaks saga and renewed debates about government secrecy and the conflict between “national security” and the public’s right to know. A discussion with director Rick Goldsmith to follow.
MoMA, 11 W 53rd St
212-708-9400 • moma.org

SAT FEB 25
7-9pm • Free
EXHIBIT: GEOMETRIC DAYS. Join Exit Art for the opening night of this exhibit, which features new paintings by eight artists whose deployment of geometry exposes organizational structures from microscopic, political and spiritual dimensions. The show will run through April 30.
Exit Art, 475 Tenth Ave
212-966-7745 • exitart.org

SUN FEB 27
7am • Donation suggested
ACTION: GET ON THE BUS FOR THE COALITION OF IMMOKALEE WORKERS. Join the CIW and their allies in Boston as they march on Stop & Shop and support the fight for dignified wages and respect for farmworkers. To reserve a spot on the bus to Boston and for more information about the departure location, email CFAoutreach@gmail.com.
239-657-8311 • ciw-online.org

SAT MARCH 5
8PM • $5
PARTY: END APARTHEID! Part of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), come enjoy DJ sets, guest performances and great company. IAW is part of an effort to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns. Sponsored by Siege Busters and Existence is Resistance. All proceeds benefit IAW.
LGBT Community Center,
208 W 13th St
siegebusters@gmail.com • apartheidweek.org

MARCH 18-20
Various times • $20-$60
EVENT: LEFT FORUM 2011: TOWARDS A POLITICS OF SOLIDARITY. The Left Forum—the largest annual conference of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, and the interested public in the U.S—will convene this March in New York City. The Left Forum will bring together 700 speakers, over 3,000 participants and 200 panels, during the three-day conference. Plenary speakers include Cornel West, Barbara Ehrenreich, Laura Flanders and Paul Mason.
Pace University, One Pace Plaza
212-817-2003 • leftforum.org