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Weekly Calendar, 8/18-8/23

Zayd Sifri Aug 18, 2011

THU AUG 18
7pm • Free
FILM SCREENING: “TARFAYA.”
The beautifully shot, hypnotic film focuses on the torment of North African immigrants trying to slip into Europe. Join the Arab-American Family Support Center and Alwan fro the Arts in watching this film.
150 Court St, 3rd Floor, Bklyn
718-643-800 • aafscny.org

FRI AUG 19
7:30pm • Free
THEATER: TRICKSTER THEATER PRESENTS VORTEX.
VORTEX is a view of the Americas via the lens of two iconic poets, Pablo Neruda and Walt Whitman. Crisscrossing historical and geographical landscapes, wrapped in Pablo Casals’ Bach suites, Whitman and Neruda find the most supreme versions of themselves as they interconnect between English and Spanish, and North and South America in a dance-theatre conversation about where we’ve been as a continent.
Shows also on Saturday Aug 20, Friday Aug 26 and Saturday Aug 27.
475 Tenth Ave
exitart.org

SAT AUG 20
3pm-11pm
THE SECOND ANNUAL BLACK AUGUST ARTS BENEFIT.
Join us for the opening of the second annual Black August Arts Show, co-sponsored by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM). This year’s art show and auction will benefit political prisoners and prisoners of war in the United States. We will be fundraising featuring live music, live painting, and artists with work available via silent auction. Fundraising for political prisoners across the United States.
The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street
brechtforum.orgmxgm.org

3:30pm-6:30pm • Free
PROTEST: STOP THE BLOODSHED IN SYRIA.
Over five months of peaceful protests in Syria and no relief on the horizons. Since then protests have mushroomed and taken place in many different towns and cities, and they have been met with increasing repression – killings, arrests and torture. Even so, the protests have continued as Syrians risk bullets to demand their rights. Please help ensure an end to the bloodshed. Organized by Syrian Protests Coordinators (North America).
Times Square
facebook.com/event.php

4pm • Free
PANEL: SOLIDARITY WITH THE VERIZON STRIKERS.
Amy Muldoon, Communication Workers of America (CWA) Vincent Galvin, CWA Rebuilders
Ron Spaulding, CWA Rebuilders
Julie Cavanagh, Grassroots Education Movement (GEM)
Member of the Transportation Workers Union (TWU). SOME 45,000 workers at Verizon are on strike across the Northeast, in one of the largest labor actions in years. If they lose, employers across the country will be emboldened to sharpen their attacks. But if they win, they could galvanize working people to pick up where the struggle in Wisconsin left off.
Musicians local 802 322 W. 48th
facebook.com/event.php

SUN AUG 21
7pm • $5 Suggested
PRESENTATION: EYAL ROSENBERG “ISRAEL/PALESTINE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN LIGHT OF THE ARAB SPRING”.
Israel-based anti-war and anti-racism activist Eyal Rozenberg brings us a perspective on conflicting social trends which were apparent in 1948 Palestine/Israel, and are also present in similar formations today.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

MON AUG 22
1pm-5pm • Free
PROTEST: AMAZON FOREST SOLIDARITY.
Join International Solidarity demonstration against Belo Monte dam in the Brazilian Amazon. Signs and leaflets will be provided.
Brazilian Consulate, 1185 Avenue Of The Americas
information@faunnj.org

7pm • $5 Suggested
MEET UP: MARSHALL TRAINING FOR SLUTWALK VOLUNTEERS.
New York’s Slutwalk is happening on October 1st, and volunteer marshals are needed to facilitate the march! Join Maxie Wolfe, longtime feminist activist and organizer, to learn the ins and outs of marshaling folks in public protest.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

TUES AUG 23
7pm • $5 Suggested
PRESENTATION: EVELIN STERMITZ “ARTFEM.TV AND FEMINIST NEW MEDIA”.
In a male-dominated net culture and media landscape, new media offers new possibilities and chances but also comprehends old restrictions and patterns. ArtFem.TV takes advantage of the space created by new media, attempting to break with media patriarchy and highlighting women’s emphases in art and media works.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

7pm • Free
READING GROUP: ASK ME ABOUT…CATCH 22.
McNally Jackson and Time Out New York present a reading series, which gives book casual readers and bookworms alike an excuse to tackle that classic they’ve just never read. Our first book will be satiric touchstone Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
52 Prince St
askmeaboutbookclub@gmail.com

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