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Community Calendar March 28-April 4

Lindsey Catherine Cornum Mar 24, 2011

MON MARCH 28
7:00 pm • $5 sugg
TALK: INDIGENOUS WOMEN RESIST MINING IN GUATEMALA

Representatives from the national Tz’ununija’ indigenous women’s movement and Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala will be presenting their work in resisting mining and gender-based violence in their community.  A discussion about issues of women led resistance to large scale development projects will follow.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

WED MARCH 30
7:30 pm • $6/$10/$15
BOOK PARTY: BLACK INDIANS, BLACK WEST
Wiiliam Loren Katz spent years doing extensive research to document the stories of freed slaves who married into and were otherwise incorporated into American Indian tribes.  He will be joining the Brecht Forum for the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking work to celebrate an age-old alliance against white oppression.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

WED MARCH 30
6:15 pm • Free
TALK: DEATH OF THE LIBERAL CLASS   
The Barnard Forum for Emancipation and Politics will be hosting a talk with Chris Hedges who won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage on global terrorism for the New York Times.  Hedges will be discussing issues from his latest book “Death of the Liberal Class,” which examines the lack of a functioning liberal class in American political life and its effect on the rise of corporate power.
Barnard Hall, James Room, 3009 Broadway
ba2307@columbia.edu

THURS MARCH 31-SUN APRIL 3
Thurs 7pm-Sun 9pm  • Free
FILM FESTIVAL: 2011 NATIVE AMERICAN FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL
The Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian has organized a weekend long festival to celebrate the creative powers of Native filmmakers.  The theme this year is “Mother Earth in Crisis”.  Over eighty films made by Indigenous artists from eleven countries will be shown and several panels on issues of Native identity and tribal knowledge will be held.  Reservations are recommended for evening programs.  
National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green
212-514-3737 •nativenetworks.si.edu

THURS MARCH 31
11:00 pm • $15 adv/ $20
FUNDRAISER: DANCE YOUR A** OFF
WBAI hosts invite their listeners to a Salsa Dance-off to usher in the spring and raise funds for the grass-roots community radio station.  Join Tony Bates, Ife Dancy, Delphine Blue and Reggie Johnson in the dance competition or stand aside and watch the pros get down to salsa, funk, soul, Afro-Beat, jazz and hip-hop.
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker St
212-209-2800 • wbai.org

SAT APRIL 2
1-5 pm • Free
ACTION: DON’T PULL THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES
Friends of Animals United, NJ will be holding a demo on the harmful practices of wool product manufacturing in front of the UGG flagship store.  Friends and allies of animals are invited to join in an educational outreach effort to better inform consumers about ethical shopping choices.
UGG Australian Flagship Store, 160 Columbus Ave
732-693-9044 • faunnj.org

SUN APRIL 3
10am-6pm  • Free
FESTIVAL; NYC VEGETARIAN FOOD FESTIVAL
Food lovers off all kinds and anyone interested in healthy, sustainable living are invited to spend the day enjoying free samples from the city’s best vegetarian restaurants and learning more about animal welfare.  Live entertainment and activities will be going on throughout the day.
The Altman Building, 135 W 18th St
503-217-1162 (fax)  • nycvegfoodfest.org

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