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Community Calendar April 11-17

Lindsey Catherine Cornum Apr 7, 2011

Rev. Billy and The Church of Life After Shopping bring their unique show to NYC. PHOTO: wiki.brown.edu

MON APRIL 11
7:30-10:30pm  Free
TALK: CALLING INTO QUESTION ISRAELI DEMOCRACY
Omar Barghouti will be be speaking about his book Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights and why Palestinians understand Israel as an apartheid state.  The book has received wide acclaim from Desmund Tutu and Naomi Klein for building a global solidarity movement with the Palestinian struggle.
Columbia University, Schermerhorn Building, 1190 Amsterdam Ave
dinaomar@gmail.com

WEDS APRIL 13
7pm Free
PANEL: LETHAL INJUSTICE: STANDING AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY AND HARSH JUDGMENT
Catch one night of the ongoing speaking tour that is traveling the country to raise the question: why are so many people of colors behind bars and what can we do about it?  Speakers include activists, prison system survivors, scholars and lawyers.
City College, NAC Building Room, 160 Convent Ave
nyc@nodeathpenalty. org

THURS APRIL 14
8pm Free
SHOW: ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: A MEDICINE SHOW
In collaboration with Third Root Community Health Center, playwright Eisa Davis and activist Morley present a one-of-a-kind performance that incorporates d.i.y. acupuncture, insta-yoga, herbal remedies and other alternatives to mainstream health-care.  Reservations are required.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-777-1441  thefoundrytheatre.org

7-8pm  Free
WORKSHOP: WRITE FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS WITH JASMIN SINGER
Learn more about how to take the step from veganism to activism in creative and fulfilling ways with activist and writer Jasmin Singer, founder of the animal advocacy group Our Hen House.
Mercy For Animals Advocacy Center 332 East 88th St.
214-609-4066 •  eddieg@mercyforanimals.org

Fri April 15
3 – 6 pm  Free
ACTION: WORLD LAB ANIMAL LIBERATION WEEK
Join Friends of Animals United NJ and a coalition of other animal rights groups in kicking off a weekend of action against the exploitation of animals by major businesses.  People will be gathering at Pfizer and Bristol Myer-Squibb headquarters to raise awareness of these companies’ animal research programs and call for a boycott.
Pfizer 235 East 42nd Street, Bristol Myers-Squibb HQ, 345 Park Ave
732 693-9044

7:30pm Free
SCREENING: BATTLE OF ALGIERS
As part of the ongoing Reel Resistance Film Series, the Freedom Socialist Party will screen the classic 1966 film Battle of Algiers and host a discussion after the film.  Come early for snacks at 7.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
212-222-0633  fsp@nyct

SAT APRIL 16
11am •  Free
TOUR: PEOPLE’S ENVIRONMENTAL TOUR OF THE SOUTH BRONX
Enjoy a fun and educational bike ride with Times Up! and Friends of Brook Park of the South Bronx. Partcipants will be guided to waterfront views, historical places and community gardens while learning about the disastrous environmental effects of government policies.
Brook Park, E. 141st St & Brook Ave, Bronx
times-up.org

SUN APRIL 17
7pm •  $10
THEATRE: REV. BILLY AND THE CHURCH OF EARTHALUJAH
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir bring their family-friendly, politically charged play to New York City.  Experience a performance that is part theatre, part church service and entirely against the corporate exploitation of natural resources.
Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Pl
786-247-9584  revbilly.com

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