The Indypendent’s Weekly Calendar, 3/7- 3/13

Lindsey Catherine Cornum Mar 3, 2011

7:30pm • $6/$10/$15
FILM: THE WORKING CLASS GOES TO HEAVEN. As part of its ongoing Revolutionary Film Series, The Brecht Forum will be screening Italian filmmaker Elio Petri’s 1971 film about the struggle of a factory worker against the exploitation of the capitalist process of production and his own alienation.
The Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 •

11am-4pm • Free
FAIR/PANEL DISCUSSION: INTERNATIONAL WOMANS DAY GRASSROOTS FAIR. The Woman and Gender Studies department of Hunter College will be holding its annual Grassroots Fair to kick off Women’s History Month.  This year there is a special focus on organizations that work with women and immigrant workers. In commemoration of the Triangle Factory Fire centennial there will be a discussion panel of woman scholars and activists following the fair entitled “The Fire that Ignited a Movement of Women Workers.”
212-772-5680 •

6pm-8pm • Free
ACTION: “I LOVE WISCONSIN WORKERS” HAPPY HOUR. Teachers Unite invites all teachers, chapter leaders, friends and allies to write thank you cards and notes of solidarity to send to Wisconsin teachers and workers currently fighting for collective bargaining rights. Card making supplies will be provided.
Kilarney Rose Bar, 127 Pearl St
212-675-4790 •

THU March 10
7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: PALESTINE: THEN AND NOW — THE ROAD TO FREEDOM. Hunter University’s Students for Justice in Palestine will host a night of discussion and poetry to raise awareness about the importance of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement as part of the seventh annual Israel Apartheid Week. Speakers include Lamis Deek, Palestinian attorney and co-founder of Al-Awda, Palestinian Right to Return Coalition; Randa Wahbe, activist with Adalah NY: The New York Campaign to Boycott Israel; and Dinna Omar, activist and spoken word artist. Poetry will be read by Tahani Salah.
Ida K. Lang Recital Hall, 424 Hunter North Building, 695 Park Ave
212-772-4227 •


5pm • Free
DISCUSSION: EYEWITNESS REPORT-BACK FROM WISCONSIN. This week’s Internationalist Socialist Organization-sponsored Teachers Happy Hour, a weekly event for socialist perspectives on education, will feature the experiences of four UFT members who have recently returned from the massive protests in the capitol building of Madison, WI.
Gossip Bar and Grill, 733 Ninth Ave
347-443-4598 •

6pm-9pm • Free
DISCUSSION: HOW NOW BDS? MEDIA, POLITICS AND QUEER ACTIVISM. Join a conversation with Toronto based video artist John Greyson and UC Berkley Professor of Comparative Literature Judith Butler about new forms of cultural and academic activism against the Israeli occupation. This discussion is sponsored by Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel as part of the seventh annual Israeli Apartheid Week.
Judson Memorial Church, 243 Thompson St

7pm-9pm • Free
PANEL DISCUSSION: IRAN-US IN THE MIDST OF ARAB REVOLUTIONS. A panel of political analysts and activists will speak on the political situation in Iran, the rolling regional revolutions of the Middle East, the role of the U.S. and answer questions from the audience.  This event is organized by the American Iranian Friendship Committee.
Grace and St. Paul’s Church, 123 W 71st St
914-273-8852 •

1-9pm • $16/day
FILM FESTIVAL: 4TH ANNUAL NEW YORK PEACE FILM FEST. Come out for two days of antiwar documentaries, many of which are making their NYC and world premieres.  The program includes short and feature-length films from around the world covering topics from Hiroshima to Afghanistan.
Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Ave
212-535-5530 •

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