MON MARCH 14
7:00 pm · $5 Sugg
The Green Party of Brooklyn will be screening the Academy Award nominated documentary Gasland. The film follows one filmmaker’s journey across America to learn more about hydro-fracking after being asked to lease his own land for drilling.
The Commons, 488 Atlantic Ave, BK
718-788-2260 · gpbk.org
THURS MARCH 17
7:00 pm · $6/$10/$15
FORUM: ROUNDTABLE FUNDRAISER FOR UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
The Brecht Forum hosts a roundtable discussion in order to fund-raise for the University of Puerto Rico student strike committees and Teacher’s Federation of Puerto Rico who will be present to discuss the recent anti-capitalist resistance to austerity measures in the U.S. colony.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
FRI MARCH 18-SUN MARCH 20
Fri 6:30 pm-Sun 9:30pm · $60/$45/$25/$20
CONFERENCE: LEFT FORUM: TOWARDS A POLITICS OF SOLIDARITY
One of the largest forums for progressive thinkers and activists will be holding its annual conference this weekend around the theme of solidarity. The opening plenary on Friday night will feature Barbara Ehrenreich, Laura Flanders, Paul Mason, Cornel West. Registration will happen Saturday and Sunday morning followed by an afternoon and evening of panels and other events. Check out the Left Forum site for the full schedule and registration fees.
Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza
212-817-2003 · leftforum.org
SAT MARCH 19
12:00 pm · Free
RALLY: RESIST THE WAR MACHINE!
On the eight anniversary of the “Shock and Awe” invasion of Iraq, there will be an international day of action to protest the on-going wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Washington D.C. a broad coalition of anti-war and veteran groups including ANSWER, War Resisters League, Veterans for Peace, and Iraq Veterans Against the War will lead a mass demonstration culminating in a march to the White House to demand the end of U.S. wars in the Middle East.
Lafayette Park, Washington D.C.
202-265-1948 · answercoalition.org
SAT MARCH 19
7:00pm-10pm · Free
EXHIBIT: VOICES FROM THE OUTSIDE
JustSeeds Collective and Books Through Bars NYC host an art exhibit and benefit auction to support the on-going program to send books to prisoners. Artwork by JustSeeds Collective and twenty other artists will be on display and on sale. Bidding ends at 9 but the party continues until 10 with music by Avani Mehta and DJ Duncan. Refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will go towards postage costs.
The Change You Want to See Gallery, 84 Havemeyer St, BK
347-351-6460 · thechangeyouwanttosee.org
SUN MARCH 20
3:00 · $3
DISCUSSION: WOMEN ON THE FRONT LINES: RESISTANCE, REBELLION, REVOLUTION
In light of recent revolutions and uprisings around the world, Radical Women will be holding a lively discussion about the need for female leadership in struggles for freedom and justice. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day with featured speakers Sharon Lee De La Cruz, Jill Dowling, Jocelyn Gill-Campbell, and Emily Woo Yamasaki. Brunch will be served at 2:00 for a $9 donation. Childcare and work exchanges available—call early.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St.
212-222-0633 · Radicalwomen.org
SUN MARCH 20
2:00 PM · Free
CLASS: COP WATCH TRAINING
Groups interested in forming cop watch teams in their communities, individuals interested in learning their rights when stopped by the police and anyone interested in holding the NYPD accountable for their actions are invited to come to the second Cop Watch training session held by People’s Justice. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Charities Building, 105 E 22 St
212-614-5343 · peoplesjustice.org