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Community Calendar April 18-23

Lindsey Catherine Cornum Apr 15, 2011

Palestinian R&B singer Sabreena da Witch writes songs that combine the personal and the political.  PHOTO: New America Media

MON APRIL 18
8:15 pm • Free
TALK/PERFORMANCE: LYRICAL EVOLUTION
Ethnomusicologist Dr. David McDonald will present his work on Palestinian narratives to colonialism and occupation manifested in music. Afterwards, R&B artist Sabreena de Witch will perform her take on the present-day Palestinian song.  Middle eastern snacks will be served.
The New School, Room n101, 66 5th Ave
projectpalestine.org

TUES APRIL 19
7pm • Free
READING: VIRGINIA EUBANKS: DIGITAL DEAD END
Join activist and Women’s Studies scholar Virgina Eubanks for a reading and discussion on how to use technology to serve social justice movements.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

WED APRIL 20
12:30-2:30pm • Free
RALLY: STUDENTS AGAINST HYDRO-FRACKING
Students and non-Students alike are invited to voice their opposition to hydro-fracking in NY and across the country.  Organizing group Students against Fracking Everywhere encourage participants to bring their own costumes, signs and noisemakers.
Washington Square Park
studentsagainstfracking.blogspot.com

6:30-8pm • $10
DISCUSSION: THE RIGHTS OF LGBT IMMIGRANTS
Come participate in a discussion that seeks to broaden the focus on immigration reform and immigrant rights in the LGBT community.  Ben de Guzman, co-director of programs at Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, will be moderating the conversation.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13 ST
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org

THURS APRIL 21
7:30pm • Free
TALK: EGYPTIAN WOMEN: FORCE BEHIND THE CONTINUING REVOLUTION
Join in a special Radical Women meeting about the crucial role of women in Egypt’s continuing revolution.  Footage from an interview with Nawal El Saadawi, human rights activist who recently returned to Cairo after years of exile, will be shown.  Spring supper will be served at 7pm for a donation of $8.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
212-222-0633 • nycradicalwomen@nyct.net

7pm • $5-$20
FUNDRAISER: AN EVENING WITH MADONNA THUNDERHAWK
Spend the evening with founding American Indian Movement member Madonna Thunderhawk who will discuss her life-long activism and current work with Lakota Peoples Law Project.  The LPLP is an organization working in South Dakota to stop the illegal seizure of Indian children by the Department of Social Services.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

SAT APRIL 23
1:30 pm • $10
WORKSHOP/EXHIBITION: MOVEABLE FEAT: FROM FARM 2 TABLE, FRESH PRODUCE AND NYC GREENCARTS
Environmentalists and others interested in urban sustainability will be meeting up at the Museum of the City of New York to view the ongoing exhibit about accessibility to fresh produce in the city and partake in a 2pm gallery talk.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave
718-880-7979 • mcny.org

10am-12pm • $20
CLASS: SETTING AN ANTI-RACIST TABLE
Saturday is the first part of a two-session class meant to foster open discussion among community members about racist allocations of food resources. Sessions will be moderated by Asantewaa Harris and Jeff Heehs.  Twenty-dollars covers both classes and lunch with each session.
The Commons Brooklyn, 388 Atlantic Avenue, BK
347-689-3908 •

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