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May Community Calendar

Lindsey Catherine Cornum May 1, 2011

SUN MAY 1
12pm • Free
RALLY: INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY. Stand in solidarity with labor activists and community members from across the city to commemorate International Workers Day and demand economic and political justice for all. The rally will be followed by a march to Foley Square.
Union Square
212-633-6646 • may1.info

7-11:30pm • $10
PARTY: PICTURE THE HOMELESS MAY DAY AFTER-PARTY. After spending the day at May 1 protests, enjoy drinks, food, music and dancing with Picture the Homeless and continue to celebrate all workers’ struggles.
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn
646-314-6423 • thecommonsbrooklyn.org

MON MAY 2
8pm • Free
MEETING: PLAN THE 19TH ANNUAL DYKE MARCH. Come to the first planning meeting to share your ideas and suggestions for a march protesting discrimination and violence against the LGBTQ community. The meeting is open to all self-identified women.
NYC LGBTQ Community Services Center, 208 W 13th St
dykes@dykemarchnyc.org

THURS MAY 5
7-9pm • Free
READING: OUR ONLY WEAPON, OUR SPIRIT. On the 30th anniversary of Bobby Sands’ death as part of the Irish Hunger Strike, a new book of his prison writings will be released. Hear selections of Sands’ poetry, essays and diary entries read by Samuel Conway and Patrick Stanley. Food and drinks will be served.
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn
347-689-3908 • thecommonsbrooklyn.org

7:30pm • $6/$10/$15
TALK: MARX ON RACE, CLASS AND COLONIALISM. To mark the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War, the Brecht Forum hosts a lecture that will examine Marx’s writings on class, race and slavery in the Civil War. The talk will be given by Kevin B. Anderson, professor of sociology, political science, and feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

SAT MAY 7
7:30 pm • $4
PANEL: LABOR STRIKES BACK — HOW WORKERS CAN WIN AGAINST THE CORPORATE BACKLASH. Join union leaders and members to discuss how to organize against nationwide cutbacks to wages and social services. An international buffet will be served at 6:30pm for a donation of $9.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
212-222-063 • fsp@nyct.net

FRI MAY 13
7pm • Free
MEMORIAL: LEONARD WEINGLASS. Commemorate the life of the renowned radical lawyer Leonard Weinglass who passed away March 23, 2011.
New York Society for Ethical Culture,
2 W 64th St
212-874-5210 • nysec.org

8pm • $25 sugg
BENEFIT: TRIBUTE TO FOLK SINGER ANNE FEENEY. Pete Seeger, Brooklyn Women’s Chorus, Dave Lippman, George Mann and the NYC Labor Chorus will perform to raise money for Feeney, who is battling small-cell lung cancer.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor
Center Auditorium
310 W 43rd St
annefeeney.com

SUN MAY 15

1pm • Free
RALLY: RIGHT TO RETURN. The Organizing Committee for Al-Nakba Commemoration calls upon members of the Palestinian and Arab communities and all allies committed to justice for the Palestinian people to join in front of the U.N. building and demand the right for Palestinian refugees to return to their home.
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza,
885 Second Ave
may15rally@gmail.com

THU MAY 19
6-9pm • Free
SCREENING: JEWS AND BASEBALL: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY. Come learn about the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and discuss the film with director Peter Miller and sports writer Dave Zirin after the screening. Co-sponsored by New York Labor History Association and LaborArts.org.
NYU/KJCC Screening Room
53 Washington Square S
212-998-2636 • newyorklaborhistory.org

FRI MAY 20
7pm • $20/$30/$50/$100
FUNDRAISER: THE WORLD WE WANT IS THE WORLD WE NEED. Support
Critical Resistance and the Brecht Forum and spend the evening with three profoundly important thinkers Angela Y. Davis, Ruth Gilmore and Vijay Prashad. The discussion will be moderated by GRITtv host Laura Flanders. Discounts are available for students and groups.
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org