Weekly Events Calendar Nov 18-24

Indy Staff Nov 18, 2011

11am-5pm • Free w/ RSVP
CONFERENCE: LABOR EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM. Academics and community organizers discuss the nationwide attack on labor studies programs as part of a wider attack on organized labor.
Glucksman Ireland House, 1 Washington Mews •

12pm • Free
DISCUSSION: PARANOID EMPIRE: PERPETUAL WAR AND THE TWILIGHT OF U.S. POWER. Engaging topics such as perpetual war, paranoia and the role of torture, professor Annie McClintock will examine the growth of overt American empire since 9/11.
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., Rm 6496
212-817-2005 •

6pm • Free
SYMPOSIUM: CLIMATE CHANGE AND EVERYDAY RELIGION IN THE HIMALAYAS. Leading scholars and experts from India, Nepal, Pakistan and China will discuss the interplay between communities of faith and environmental sustainability.
Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Ave.

12-2pm • Free
NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP: STREET TREE STEWARDSHIP DAY. The L.E.S. Ecology Center leads a day of preparing street trees for the winter by cleaning tree pits, adding compost, aerating dirt and adding daffodil bulbs. Gloves and dirt provided.
E. 9th St. & First Ave. •

12-3pm • Free
WORKSHOP: YOUR NEW YORK: BUILD YOUR MEMORIES. This family-centered workshop teaches participants to use a variety of craft materials, including balsa wood, glue and Model Magic, to build model replicas of their favorite urban memories.
BRIC Rotunda Gallery, 647 Fulton St., Bklyn
718-683-5600 •

4-5pm • Free
TALK: NOTES ON THE DECLINE OF DETROIT. Surrounded by “Detroit Disassembled,” the work of photographer Andrew Moore, Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum will address how Detroit’s current woes relate to such factors as urban renewal and the proliferation of interstate highways.
Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Qns
718-592-9700 •

11:15am • Free
DISCUSSION: THE CORPORATE ASSAULT ON AMERICA. Professor Frances Fox Piven and Dr. Anne Klaeysen examine the growth of corporate political power over the last four decades and the prospects of popular resistance.
Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St.

6:30pm • Free
RALLY: MANY VOICES, ONE GOAL. Leaders of various communities of faith unite to urge the New York City Council to pass the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, which would require the payment of a living wage of at least $10 per hour for employees of publicly-owned buildings.
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr.
212-684-5381 •

6:30-8:30pm • Free
SCREENING: BRINGING DOWN A DICTATOR. This documentary examines the role OTPOR, a Serbian student movement, in helping organize Slobodan Milosevic’s departure from power in 2000. Discussion will follow with two members of OTPOR.
420 W. 118th St., Rm. 1219 •

7pm • Free
READING: THE GUY’S GUIDE TO FEMINISM. Authors Michael Kimmel and Michael Kaufman read from their book that explains the history and meaning of feminism for those who might be new to the subject.
Bluestockings Cafe, 172 Allen St.
212-777-6028 •

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