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Community Calendar May 2-7th

Lindsey Catherine Cornum Apr 28

A still form the film The Harvest (La Cosecha) whcih details the lives of children migrant workers, will be shown as part of Labor History Month at El Museo del Barrio.

MON MAY 2
10am-4pm • Free
RALLY: CALL FOR A STATEWIDE BAN ON FRACKING
Join hundreds of people in calling for a permanent ban on hydraulic-fracturing in New York State.  Several events are planned for the day of action including a march to the Department of Environmental Conservation, musical performances and lobby visits.
Capitol Lawn, Albany
347-709-3585 • frackaction.com

7:30 pm • Free
PANEL: GAZA: ISRAEL’S WAR AND THE GOLDSTONE REPORT
Come hear esteemed scholars Norman Finkelstein, Rashid Khalidi and Peter Weiss discuss the consequences of Israels’ invasion of Gaza and the subsequent UN sponsored Goldstone report.
417 International Affairs Building, 420 W118th St
212-851-2992 • columbia.edu/cu/palestine

TUES MAY 3
7-9pm • $5 Sugg
TALK: OVERTURNING CITIZENS UNITED
David Cobb, 2004 Green Party Candidate, will speak about the work of Move to Amend a coalition of over 100,000 people and organizations seeking to amend the constitution to restrict corporate power.
The Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave
347-689-3908 • thecommonsbrooklyn.org

WED MAY 4
6:30 pm • Free
PANEL: WHAT DO YOU MEAN I CAN’T STRIKE: CONFRONTING THE TAYLOR LAW
The Adjunct Project invites all union members and their allies to a discussion of how to fight against NYC’s Taylor Law, which prohibits public sector workers from striking. Union leaders and strikers will be speaking on their experiences working for labor’s right to strike.
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave
cunyadjunctproject.org

6:30-8:30pm • Free
SCREENING: THE HARVEST/ LA COSECHA
In commemoration of Labor History Month, Director Robin Romano will present his documentary, a revisiting of Edward R. Murrow’s Harvest of Shame, that focuses on the plight of three migrant children farm workers in the US.  A Q&A will follow the screening.
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Ave
212-831-7272 • info@elmuseo.org

THURS MAY 5
4:30 pm • Free
Stand with the United Federation of Teachers to protest unnecessary budget cuts, layoffs and day care cutbacks that hurt teachers and working families.
Borough Hall, BK
uft.org

FRI MAY 6
8pm • $12/$15/$20
PERFORMANCE: !!FREE PLAY!! SAME RIVER: AN INTERVIEW-BASED PERFORMANCE ABOUT WATER AND FRACKING
Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble joins forces with students from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School  for a jazz infused performance examining the process of hydraulic-fracturing.  A visual installation will accompany the live performance.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

SAT MAY 7
7:30-9pm • $4
CELEBRATION: LABOR STRIKES BACK–HOW WORKERS CAN WIN AGAINST CORPORATE BACKLASH
In celebration of International Workers Day, a panel of labor activists will discuss nationwide cuts and attacks on collective bargaining rights.  Proceeds will benefit the 2011 Freedom Socialist Newspaper Fund Drive.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
212-222-0633 • fsp@nyct.net

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