October Community Calendar

Indy Staff Oct 7, 2011

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7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: THE CASE FOR SOCIALISM. Come discuss socialist views on healthcare, equal rights and overcoming the corporate state.
Walker Stage, 56 Walker St
646-421-2035 •

12pm • Free
RALLY: STOP THE MACHINE. An encampment and multi-day rally organized to demand peace and the chance to build a just and sustainable future.
Freedom Plaza, Washington, D.C.
202-688-2444 •

5:30-9:30pm • $25/$50/$100
BENEFIT: INDYKIDS  6TH ANNIVERSARY. Help raise funds for IndyKids and meet some of the paper’s volunteers and supporters.
Black Finn Bar, 218 E 53rd St
212-592-0116 •

6:30-9:30pm • Free
EVENT: THE HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY’S DISABILITY RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Focusing on issues of transportation and accessibility, Dr. James Weisman will outline the history of the disability rights movement in the city.
Muhlenberg Library, 209 W 23rd St
8:30am-3pm • Free
CONFERENCE: DEFENDING PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION. Francis Fox Piven and other professors will engage in a collective idea-sharing session about how to reverse the current trend towards divesting in public higher education. Sponsored by the CUNY Graduate Center and the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY. Register at
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave
212-354-1252 •
12-2pm • Free
RALLY: BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW. On the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, peace activists including Grandmothers Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, Peace Action Manhattan and the West Side Campaign Against Hunger are staging a rally to demand that the U.S. government end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and focus on domestic issues.
42nd St and 2nd Ave
267-324-3042 •
12:30-2:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION: BROWN BAG LUNCH — ANTI-NUCLEAR ACTIVISTS FROM JAPAN AND US. American anti-nuclear activists are joined by a delegation from Japan’s Gensuikyo Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs to discuss stories, common challenges and some possible strategies going forward.
Unitarian Church of All Souls,
1157 Lexington Ave
646-723-1749 •
11am-6pm • Free
BOOK FAIR: THE SIXTH NEW YORK BOOK FAIR EXPO. This year’s book fair will present the work of 100 local authors along with music, theater and literary readings.
Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
718-592-9700 •
1-3pm • Free
RALLY: COLUMBUS DAY FUR PROTEST AT MACY’S 34TH. This two-hour rally serves to remind customers of the animal cruelty funded by the fur trade.
Macy’s Department Store, 151 W 34th St
732-693-9044 •

7:30-9pm • Free or $5 for snacks
CLASS: ECONOMICS FOR ACTIVISTS. This class will cover the mechanics of capitalism as well as its increasing failure as an economic system.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
212-222-0633 •
7pm • Free
READING: THE JOHN CARLOS STORY. Cornel West and Dave Zirin will speak at the launch party for the memoir of John Carlos, one of the two athletes involved in the 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute.
Rosenthal Pavillion at the Kimmel Center,
60 Washington Square South
4-6 pm • Free
LECTURE: INDIGENOUS AS ALIEN. This group discussion focuses on the nation-state’s power to exclude or deport unwanted immigrants, even as it ignores the impact of colonialism on indigenous populations.
CUNY Graduate Center, Room 8201.01,
365 5th Ave
212-817-7000 •
2-4pm • Free
CLASS: WRITING AND REPORTING FOR KIDS. Provided by IndyKids, the free kids newspaper with a conscience, the class is aimed at children 10 to 13 years old that are interested in reporting and journalism.
Tompkins Square Library, 331 E 10th St
212-592-0116 •

5pm • Free
RALLY: VIGIL AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE. This march and candlelit vigil organized by Ministers United for Change commemorates all victims of gun violence in New York City.
124th St and 5th Ave

6-10pm • $5
FILM AND DISCUSSION: BENEFIT FOR COINTELPRO VICTIM SEKOU ODINGA. Panelists and performers remember the aggressive use of COINTELPRO domestic oppression to stifle or destroy many black and Chicano movements in the 1960s and ’70s.
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr, Room 9T
718-512-5008 •
3-5pm • Free w/ registration
PANEL DISCUSSION: THE WORLD AT 7 BILLION — SUSTAINING OUR FUTURE. As the world population hits 7 billion this year, this discussion explores the environmental and social consequences caused by rapid population growth.
Roone Arledge Auditorium, 2920 Broadway

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