Weekly Events Calendar December 9-15

Indy Staff Dec 9, 2011

Looking to get out and get active in New York City? Check out some of these great events.

6-9pm • Free
DISCUSSION: KWANZAA IN THE LESBIAN AND GAY FAMILY. Author Imani Rashid will be signing copies of her book following this reading and discussion on race, sexual identity and the holidays.
Sisters Uptown Bookstore, 1942 Amsterdam Ave.
212-862-3680 •

7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: WHAT IS THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT? Featuring journalists and OWS organizers, this round-table discussion will examine how the occupy movement has opened new pathways for challenging capitalism on a global scale. Speakers include David Graeber, author of 500 Years of Debt, Waging Nonviolence editor Nathan Schneider and Brian Dominick from ZMag.
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S., Rm 905/907

10:30-11:30am • Free
RALLY AND MARCH: STAND FOR FREEDOM. This past year, two-thirds of state legislatures considered bills that would undermine the right to vote, whether it be through the elimination of weekend and early voting, or highly restrictive identification requirements. Join the NAACP and community leaders in opposing the nationwide increase of unreasonable restrictions on the right to vote. The rally will lead into a march to the United Nations where a second rally will be held.
61st St. & Madison Ave.

8pm-12am • $10/$20
FUNDRAISER: ISO HOLIDAY PARTY. Join leftists from around the city and celebrate a year of resistance as DJ Kyle Brown spins at this fundraising party for the International Socialist Organization.
The Spark, 161 W. 22nd St. •

12-4pm • Free
TEACH-IN: IMMIGRANTS ARE THE 99%. Organizers from Occupy Wall Street and Families for Freedom join together to illustrate the connections between corporate greed and the exploitation of immigrant workers. Detention, deportation and wage theft will be examined as wider trends through the voices of affected workers. Food and Spanish translation will be provided.
61 Broadway
646-290-5551 •

7pm • $5
CONCERT: STAY TUNED IMPROV JAZZ TRIO. Steve Wishnia, Anne Bassen and Daniel Carter team up for an improvisational musical journey.
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St.
212-254-3697 •

6:30pm • Free
PANEL DISCUSSION: THE CASE AGAINST THE POPE: INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE. Activists from the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) discuss their recent complaint to the International Criminal Court that Vatican officials tolerate and enable the systematic and widespread concealing of rape and child sex crimes throughout the world.
NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St.
212-614-6464 •

6-8:30pm • Free w/RSVP
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WITH THE POLICE AND ICE. Local immigrants rights groups come together to explain the implications of the new “Secure Communities” deportation program. Discussion will also focus on how to protect your rights when dealing with the police or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Immigrant Concerns Training Institute, 137-139 W. 25th St., 12th Fl.
212-627-2227, ext. 227 •

6:30-8pm • Free w/RSVP
READING: EMMA GOLDMAN: REVOLUTION AS A WAY OF LIFE. Author Vivian Gornick’s new biography uses an intimate psychological approach to explore Goldman’s radical spirit of resistance and philosophy of inner liberation.
Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Ave.
212-817-8215 •

6:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION: 1968: LESSONS FROM OUR PAST, 2011: THE FIGHT FOR OUR FUTURE. What can previous struggles teach activists as they engage in a new era of justice struggles? Activist, filmmaker, and author of The Rise and Fall of SDS, Geoff Bailey will kick off a discussion on the connections between the political uprisings of 1968 and 2011.
LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St. •

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