Weekly Events Calendar Nov 10-16

Indy Staff Nov 11, 2011

5:30-6:30pm • Free
VIGIL: DEMAND AN END TO U.S. FINANCIAL AND MILITARY SUPPORT OF ISRAEL. Join the Women in Black and express your outrage at the continuing siege as well as the U.S. policy toward Israel-Palestine that allows the blockade to continue.
Union Square, 14th St. & Broadway

6:30pm • Free
SCREENING: SALVADOR ALLENDE. Using rare archived footage, this documentary examines the life and political challenges of the Marxist former president of Chile. Discussion to follow.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West, Bklyn
718-624-5921 •

1pm • Free
RALLY: VETERANS DAY CONCERT AND RALLY. Joan Baez, Iraq Veterans Against the War and Occupy Wall Street team up for this concert and rally on behalf of the 99 percent.
Foley Square, Corner of Centre & Worth St.

1pm • Free
RALLY: VETERANS DAY MARCH FOR PEACE. Join Veterans for Peace and the Granny Peace Brigade team to demand an end to American militarism.
26th St., btwn Madison and Park Ave.

7–10pm • $8
READING: “DRINKING AND DRIVING IN URUMQI.” In this new essay, Andrew Demetre recounts a night on the town with Uyghur minority members of the PLA (Peoples Liberation Army) and the CPC (Communist Party of China).
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St.
212-780-9386 •

4-7pm • $10-$100
FUNDRAISER: SAVE ETHNIC STUDIES. Join Save Ethnic Studies for a screening of Precious Knowledge, a documentary chronicling the efforts of students and teachers in Tucson High School’s Mexican-American Studies Program to keep ethnic studies legal in Arizona. Question and answer session to follow.
Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. •

5pm • Free
DISCUSSION: ROBERT SCHEER AND MR. FISH. Editorial cartoonist Mr. Fish and Truthdig editor Robert Scheer will discuss their work and the contemporary state of world politics.
Revolution Books, 146 W. 26th St.
212-691-3345 •

6:30pm • Free
LECTURE: POWER OF PERFORMANCE, THEATER IN WAR ZONES. Combining footage of Bond Street Theater’s work in war zones around the world, this discussion focuses on the use of performing arts, especially theater-based projects, as a tool for education, healing and humanitarian outreach.
The New School, Wollman Hall
Eugene Lang Building, 65 W. 11th St.

7pm • Free
OPENING: OCCUPIED WALL STREET ART SHOW. This exhibit includes artwork inspired by, and from artists working with, the Occupy Wall Street movement. Opening night festivities also include performances, music and discussions related to Occupy Wall Street. ”OCCUPIED” will run through Dec. 8.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St.
212-777-6028 •

4:30pm • Free
RALLY: FAIR CONTRACT FOR TRANSIT WORKERS. Join Transit Workers Union Local 100 in calling for more city funding for public services, including public transportation.
Sheraton Hotel, 53rd St. & Seventh Ave.
212-873-6000 •

7:30pm • $6/$10/$15 sliding scale
SCREENING: 10 YEARS ON: AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN. Filmmaker Kathleen Foster presents this documentary examining the impact of American military intervention in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Discussion to follow.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St.
212-242-4201 •

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