Weekly Calendar, 10/20-10/27

Indypendent Staff Oct 20, 2011

6pm • Free
MARCH: AGAINST COMMUNITY VIOLENCE. Stand with hundreds of community members in celebrating positive changes in the urban community while calling for a safer local atmosphere. Organized by Save Our Streets, a vigil against community violence will follow the march.
Utica Ave and Eastern Parkway, Bklyn

1pm • Free
ACTION: STOP “STOP AND FRISK.” Organized by the Network to Stop Mass Incarceration, this rally and march demand an end to this intrusive and racist police tactic. Speakers will include activist Carl Dix and professor Cornel West.
973-756-7666 •

4pm-11am • Free
SLEEP-IN RALLY: FAMILY SLEEPOVER AT LIBERTY PLAZA. A separate family area will be sectioned off at Occupy Wall Street, featuring crafts, sing-alongs, pizza and bedtime stories.
Zuccotti Plaza, Liberty St. and Broadway

12-2pm • Free
MARCH AND RALLY: PROTEST 10 YEARS OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN. Join Brooklyn for Peace and thousands of antiwar protesters to speak out against American military aggression. Speakers and music and alternatives will also be featured.
Grand Army Plaza, Bklyn
718-624-5921 •

6pm • Sliding scale, $6/$10/$15
READING: WHAT EVERY ENVIRONMENTALIST NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT CAPITALISM. Join professor Fred Magdoff and Monthly Review editor John Bellamy Foster for a discussion of their recent book, which investigates the connection between the two big issues of our time: environmental destruction and the global failure of capitalism. This event is sponsored by Monthly Review Press, the Brecht Forum and The Indypendent.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St.
212-242-4201 •

3pm • $5 Suggested
DISCUSSION: TODOS SOMOS JAPON. What does everyday life look like in Japan after 3/11? Three guest activists from Japan discuss how the nuclear disaster enabled a society to change and foster people’s resistance.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St.
212.777.6028 •

5:30-8:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION: BROOKLYN FOLK ARTS DAY. This town hall meeting will bring together
Brooklyn’s traditional artists, traditional arts organizations and the communities they serve for a lively discussion on how folk arts can be encouraged and sustained in Brooklyn. Reception to follow.
The Actors Fund, 160 Schermerhorn St., Bklyn
718-625-0080, x229 •


7:30pm • Free, upper for $8
POETRY SLAM! AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE. Radical Women invites you to come share your poem or spoken word piece in a feminist open mic event. Dinner served at 7 p.m. for an $8 donation.
Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St.
212-222-0633 •

7:30 pm • Free
PRESENTATION: ON U.S. POLICY — WHAT’S NEXT? Phyllis Bennis from the Institute for Policy Studies will discuss the Arab Spring, endless wars and what comes next for U.S. foreign policy. Bennis is a writer, Middle East activist and advisor for several U.N. officials. Question and answer session to follow.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West
718-624-5921 •

5-7pm • $5
WORKSHOP: HALLOWEEN INDOOR COMPOSTING. This Halloween themed workshop will teach participants how to set up indoor compost bins using worms and vegetable scraps. Sponsored by the Lower East Side Ecology Center, registration required.
The Arsenal Rooftop, 830 5th Ave.
212-477-4022 •

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