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Community Calendar April 4-9

Lindsey Catherine Cornum Mar 31, 2011

MON APRIL 4
6:30-7:30 pm Free
TALK: THE SITUATION IS CATASTROPHIC, BUT NOT SERIOUS
CUNY will launch their new Committe on Globalization and Social Change by hosting a lecture by political philosopher Slavoj Zizek.  The name of the talk comes from a message by the Austrian government during World War II which Zizek will analyze as also reflecting current attitudes towards the global ecological and economic catastrophes.
CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 365 5th Ave
212-817-8215 globalization.gc.cuny.edu

TUES APRIL 5
2-5pm Free
ACTION: A NATIONAL TEACH-IN
Cornel West and Frances Fox Piven will moderate an afternoon of discussion about austerity, debt, corporate greed and how to fight back that will be streamed at over 75 campuses nationwide.  Participants include Jeffery Sachs, Heather McGhee, Richard Trumka and community leaders from Wisconsin.  The national teach-in discussion will be followed by a local d.i.y. strategy session.
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
212-477-0351 judson.org

TUES APRIL 5
7pm Free
READING: GIRLS LIKE US
Rachel Llyod, a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation and founder of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, reads from her memoir “Girls Like Us” and presents on the groundbreaking work done by GEMS.  
Bluestockings,  172 Allen St
212-777-6028 bluestockings.com

WEDS APRIL 6
7-9pm $8
SCREENING: THE FRONTIER GANDHI
Director Teri McLuhan presents his feature documentary about the life of Badsha Khan, Gandhi’s Muslim ally who organized a 10,000 member non-violent army to fight for India’s independence. McLuhan will be present for a Q and A after the screening.  Online reservations are recommended.
15th St Friends Meeting House, 15 Rutherford Pl.
212-475-0466 quakerarts.blogspot.com

THURS APRIL 7
7:30PM $6/$10/$15
SCREENING: COMMUNITY T.V.  IN CUBA
Award winning Cuban community media project TV Serrano kicks off their US tour in an ongoing project to present the stories and cultures of Cuban people rarely seen in the States.  A historical survey of TV Serrano’s productions, which include over 500 documentaries, will be screened followed by a discussion.  The event is co-sponsored by the Chiapas Media Project.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 brechtforum.org

FRI APRIL 8
5-9pm Free
FESTIVAL: RESISTANCE FESTIVAL
Student group Resist and Multiply hosts a  day of skillshares and presentations by the Beehive Collective and Inbred Hybrid Collective seeks to create a non-authoritarian space of possibility and community building.  Workshops will include street art, silk screening, zine making and more.  A free vegan potluck will be going on throughout the day.
Hunter College, Room Th305b
resistandmultiply.wordpress.com

SAT APRIL 9-SUN APRIL 10
Sat 11am-7pm Free
FAIR: 5th ANNUAL ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR
Anarchists of all kinds and all curious members of the community are invited to spend the weekend learning more  about the histories and ideas of anarchism.  Booksellers and activist groups from around the country will be present throughout the weekend and various coordinated events throughout the city will be occurring as well–check the site for schedule updates and more.
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
212-477-0351 anarchistbookfair.net

SAT APRIL 9
12pm  Free
RALLY: BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
The United National Anti-War Committee and hundreds of endorsing organizations call for the people to take back the streets in a mass protest against the ongoing economic wars at home and military wars abroad.    Thousands of people from across the country are expected to join in solidarity against the war-making policies of the U.S. government .
Union Square, 14th St and Broadway
518-277-6947  UNACpeace.org

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