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Weekly Calendar, 6/24-6/30

Kristy Zhen Jun 24, 2011

FRI JUNE 24
3-7pm • Free
RALLY: THE 7TH ANNUAL TRANS DAY OF ACTION FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Join TransJustice of the Audre Lord Project for a day of raising awareness, fighting systems of power and phobias and celebrating the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming community.
Foley Square, Worth St and Centre St
212-463-0342 ext 15 • alp.org

SAT JUNE 25

1pm-3pm • Free
RALLY: NYC RALLY AGAINST FRACKING
Wear blue and join No Frack NY for state-wide protests against hydraulic fracturing, the process of extracting natural gas or oil by drilling into the earth and contaminating millions of gallons of water. Presenters include Josh Fox, Director of Gasland; Wenonah Hauter of Food and Water Watch; Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President; and others.
Foley Square, Worth St and Centre St
888-552-6570 • nofrackny.org

SUN JUNE 26
11am • Free
ACTION: GAY PRIDE MARCH
Housing Works and Whole Foods are inviting all to celebrate a Healthy Healing Community as they march in the NYC Pride March. Volunteers who march with them will receive a free t-shirt, tote bag, music by DJ Shawn Lisle and snacks from Whole Foods.
March starts at 36th St and Fifth Avenue
347-473-7400 • housingworks.org

12-5pm • Free
FESTIVAL: NYC WATER FESTIVAL 2011
Attend New York City’s fiercest bike-powered music festival. Featuring performances celebrating NYC’s precious drinking water, which is still safe, clean and right out of the tap.
Union Square
pedalpowernyc.org

1:15pm • Free
FILM: NOT JUST A GAME
Not Just A Game is a documentary that explores how American sports have played major roles in political events throughout American history and the athletes who have resisted against social injustices rather than just “playing the game.”  After the screening, there will be a discussion and question and answer session with filmmaker Dave Zirin through Skype.
Community Church NY Gallery Room, 40 E 35th St
212-683-4988 • russellbranca.com

TUE JUN 28
7pm • Free
READING: AFTERMATH: FOLLOWING THE BLOODSHED OF AMERICA’S WARS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD
Writer and journalist Nir Rosen will read from his latest book and reflect on his 2011 sojourn in the Arab world, which took him to Iraq for three months. He also visited Yemen, where he witnessed the beginning of the ongoing revolution against the tyranny of the ruling regime.
Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
alwanforthearts.org

WED JUNE 29
7:30pm • $6/$10/$15
DISCUSSION: THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND: THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF WAR ON COUNTRIES AND THEIR POPULATIONS
Dr. Thomas Fasy, Susan Schnall and Geoffrey Millard will discuss the after effects of war. Topics include depleted uranium, Agent Orange, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and land mines.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

THU JUNE 30
6:15pm-10pm • $5 Sugg
CELEBRATION: MEMORIAL FOR REV. LUCIUS WALKER, JR.
IFCO/Pastors for Peace will be presenting a memorial for Rev. Lucius Walker, Jr, a man who challenged U.S. foreign policy and called for solidarity and peace for 24 years. In honor of their founder and leader, they will also be celebrating the launch of their 22nd Caravan to Cuba. There will be speakers and performances by New York Labor Chorus and Kongo.
Riverside Church, Claremont Ave and 120th St, Room 9T
212-926-5757 • ifconews.org

7pm • Free
PANEL: TROPIC OF CHAOS: CHRISTIAN PARENTI AND AMY GOODMAN AT THE NEW SCHOOL
Amy Goodman will interview Nation Books author and Institute Fellow Christian Parenti on his new, groundbreaking book, which discusses climate change and the geography of violence.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th St
nationinstitute.org

7:30pm • $10 Sugg
FILM: THE MOTHERS OF BEDFORD
This film tells the stories of five women and how they try to maintain nurturing relationships with their children while incarcerated. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion with director Jenifer McShane, Mary Byrne, Lorie Smith and others from the film.
Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue
212-582-6050 • brownpapertickets.com

8-10pm • $16
PREMIERE: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
Stranger Than Fiction, IFC Center’s popular screening series, will host the New York premiere of award-winning filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman’s provocative new film, Between Two Worlds, a personal essay documentary about the passionate, and sometimes humorous, culture wars inside America’s Jewish community. Both Snitow and Kaufman discuss the controversial issues raised in the film after the screening.
IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas
ifcinfot@ifccenter.org • ifccenter.com

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