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Community Calendar May 8-15

Lindsey Catherine Cornum May 4, 2011

Celebrate the birthday of famed abolitionist John Brown at Brecht Forum.  PHOTO: wikipedia.org

MON MAY 9
7pm • $15 Sugg.
PARTY: CELEBRATE JOHN BROWN’S BIRTHDAY
Enjoy a night of music, poetry, performance and political discussion to commemorate the life of abolitionist John Brown.  The eclectic group of participants include Rev. Winnie Varghese of St. Marks Church on the Bowery, great-great-great granddaughter of Brown Alice Mecoy, members of the New Abolitionist Movement and Bernard White, program director at WBAI, as Master of Ceremonies.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

TUES MAY 10

6:30pm • Free
TALK: SECOND WAVE SITUATIONISM: ART ACTIVISM AND ARTISTS’ PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Join Gavin Grindon as he examines groups active in the 1960s and 1970s that developed practices and identities which eschewed the identity of “artist” and the institutions of the art world for new forms of cultural production within social movements.
The James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave
212-817-2005 • gc.cuny.edu

WED MAY 11
7:30pm • Free
BENEFIT: BIKE NIGHT AT BROOKLYN BREWERY
Kick off your bike month with $1 pints at Brooklyn Brewery.  Proceeds from the night’s festivities will go to Braking the Cycle, an organized ride in support of AIDS services for the LGBTQ communities.
Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11St
718-486-7422 • brakingthecycle.org

THURS MAY 12
11am • Free
RALLY: LIVING WAGE HEARING
Join the Living Wage NYC movement outside the City Council Hearing on the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act to demand city council pass the bill and secure a living wage for all New Yorkers.
City Hall, 250 Broadway
212-684-5300 • livingwagenyc.org

4pm • Free
ACTION: MAKE BIG BANKS AND MILLIONAIRES PAY
Join the May 12 movement for economic justice.  Different assembly sites for issues such as education, jobs, housing, immigration will be hosted around lower Manhattan before joining forces for a teach-in on Wall Street to educate New Yorkers and demand change from Mayor Bloomberg.  Check out the site for assembly site topics and locations.
Lower Manhattan, Financial District
212 868-5545 • onmay12.org

FRI MAY 13
8pm • Free
PARTY: TIMES UP! BBQ MEET AND GREET
Times-Up, the direct action environmental organization, will be hosting a pot-luck dance party for those interested in learning more about their co-op located in Williamsburg.  Bring food and your dancing shoes and learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Times Up!, 99 S 6th St, BK
times-up.org

SAT MAY 14

7pm • Free
READING: THE REVOLUTION STARTS AT HOME
Editors and contributors to a new collection of essays about “confronting intimate violence within activist communities” will be reading their work about the need to bring social justice movement critiques of power into their own ranks and addressing the difficulties of confronting family, friends and allies.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

SUN MARCH 15
12-3pm • Free
MARCH: VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE
Show your vegetarian or vegan pride and march to educate people about the health and environmental benefits of a meat-less diet.
Gansevoort St and Little West 12th Street
212-242-0011 • veggieprideparade.org

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