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Community Calendar May 15-21

Lindsey Catherine Cornum May 12, 2011

Renowned author Tariq Ali will be speaking at Galapagos Art Space on Thursday. PHOTO: saharadoc.wordpress.com

SUN MAY 15
8:30am • Free
FUNDRAISER: AIDS WALK
Whether you want to register to walk yourself, sponsor a walker or simply watch the walkers go by, there are many ways to get involved with this years AIDS Walk.  The AIDS Walk is a fundraiser to raise money for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area.
212-807-9255 • aidswalk.net/newyork

MON MAY 16
5:30 pm • Free
ACTION: PROTEST TO SAVE RENT REGULATIONS
The Metropolitan Council on housing is organizing a protest against possible de-regulations of rent laws that currently protect rent-stabilized tenants.  Come to the governor’s office and say “No!” to rent hikes and attacks on low-income tenants.
Governor Cuomo’s Office, 633 Third Ave
active@metcouncil.net

6 pm • Free
OPEN HOUSE: PROGRAMS IN LABOR AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISM
Those interested in an education in or internship experience with labor and activism are invited to learn more about two of the programs offered by the Murphy Institute, the Master or Arts degree in Labor Studies and the Union Semester, a seventeen week internship with a labor-affiliated orginzation.
Murphy Institute, 25 W 43rd St
212-827-0200 • workered.org

TUES MAY 17
6:30-9:30pm • Free
TALK: LENNY FOSTER ON NATIVE AMERICAN SPIRITUALITY AND THE PRISON SYSTEM
The co-author of legislation permitting religious and spiritual practices by Native American inmates in prisons in Arizona and New Mexico will be speaking on the experiences of Native Americans in the prison system and his own in various American Indian Movement protests.
The Commons Brooklyn, 388 Atlantic Ave, BK
718-325-4407 • thecommonsbrooklyn.org

7pm • Free
TALK: TARIQ ALI: FROM CAIRO TO WISCONSIN
Renowned author Tariq Ali discusses the global implications of the revolts shaking North Africa and the Middle East and assesses their implications for movements around the world for those seeking to challenge neoliberalism and empire. Sponsored by Haymarket Books and Verso Books.
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St, BK
tariqali.com

THURS MAY 19
7pm • $5 sugg
PRESENTATION: OWE AKU INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE
Join indigenous organizers Kent Lebsock, Debra White Plume, Suree Towfighnia, and Jason Coppola from the Lakota movement and Owe Aku International Justice Project for a film presentation about colonization and uranium mining in Sioux territories.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

7:30 pm • $11
DISCUSSION: BLUEPRINT FOR ACCOUNTABILITY: GAZA, GOLDSTONE AND THE CRISIS OF IMPUNITY
Join Naomi Klein, Col. Desmond Travers, Noura Erakat, Lizzy Ratner and Laura Flanders for a conversation on the Goldstone report and the recent “reconsiderings” from the co-author of the report, Richard Goldstone.  The panel of distinguished experts will discuss the repercussions of Goldstone’s statements and the ongoing need to hold Israel accountable for crimes committed in Operation Cast Lead.
Florence Gould Hall, 55 E 59th Street
212-925-1806 • cultureproject.org

FRI MAY 20
7pm • $20/$30
FUNDRAISER: CONVERSATIONS UPTOWN: THE WORLD WE WANT IS THE WORLD WE NEED
Join distinguished guests Angela Y. Davis, Ruth Gilmore & Vijay Prashad in a sure to be thought provoking conversation on the state of world and how to change it. The discussion will be moderated by Laura Flanders.  The night is a benefit for the Brecht Forum and Critical Resistance.
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

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