Community Calendar

Indy Staff Jan 23, 2012

2-4pm • Free
REPORT LAUNCH: BANKING ON VACANCY. Picture the Homeless and Hunter College Center for Community Development will announce the findings of their survey of vacant buildings and lots throughout the five boroughs.
Roosevelt House, Hunter College, 47-49 E 65th St
646-314-6423 •

7pm • $5-10 Sugg
PERFORMANCE: RYAN HARVEY, “RIOTFOLK LIVE!” To commemorate the Jan. 25 and 26 hearing dates that have been set for
the hundreds of OWS protesters arrested on Nov. 17 for blockading the NYSE. Harvey, who was also arrested, will be hosting a performance for other Occupy participants and supporters.
Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 •

8:30-10:30am • Free
FORUM: CAN THE LABOR MOVEMENT AND OWS MARCH DOWN THE SAME ROAD? Join labor and union organizers as well as OWS activists as they discuss these two movements and try to find common ground. RSVP to Eloiza Morales at the below phone number or
Murphy Institute, CUNY, 25 W 43rd St, 18th fl
212-642-2029 •

7:30pm • $6-15
BOOK LAUNCH & DISCUSSION: TECTONIC SHIFTS. Join authors of this recently released book for a discussion about Haiti’s cataclysmic earthquake and the aftermath that left more than 1.5 million people homeless. Participants will also discuss Haiti’s heightened vulnerability as a result of centuries of foreign policy and neoliberal economic policies and foreign impositions.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 •

3-7pm • $40-45
FUNDRAISER: 16TH ANNUAL DINNER TRIBUTE TO THE FAMILIES OF PP/POWS. Come and help support Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War and their families and raise money for prisoner’s commissary accounts. The event will be hosted by Asha Bandele & M1. Keynote speakers include Dhoruba Bin Wahad, a former Black Panther and political prisoner, and a performance by Harlem’s own Poet Laureate, George Edward Tait.
MLK Labor Center, 310 W 43rd St
718-512-5008 •

2-5pm • Free
CLASS: KID REPORTERS WRITING AND REPORTING WORKSHOP. IndyKids newspaper is offering a free workshop to kids between the ages of 10-13. Kids will learn how to research and write news articles for IndyKids. A second workshop will be held at the same time on Sat., Feb. 11. For location information and to RSVP, contact Lisa at
212-592-0116 •

7pm • Free
PERFORMANCE: THE WORM IN THE BIG APPLE. Based on the real life experiences of the ensemble, this play tells the story of trying to survive in New York. Created and performed by the 13th Street Housing Works community, this is a “forum theater” performance, in which the scenes ask a question of the audience, and spectators then intervene by acting out various alternatives to the problems.
Housing Works Bookstore Café,
126 Crosby St
212-334-3324 •

FRI-SAT, FEB 10-11
Various times • Free
CONFERENCE: BEING THE MEDIA: DESIGNING A NEW RRRADICAL MEDIA. Join Paper Tiger TV for this producers conference and design challenge. Design teams will be facilitated by People’s Production House, Deep Dish TV, MAG-Net, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Democracy Now! and Housing is a Human Right. Presented with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.
RSVP recommended.
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th St, 2nd fl
212-229-2436 •

Various Times • $23-25
PLAY: CALL ME WALDO. Join Working Theater for the off-Broadway premiere of Rob Ackerman’s Call Me Waldo, directed by Margarett Perry, where extraordinary things happen when an ordinary electrician begins channeling the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W 36th St
212-244-3300 •

Various Times • $20-40
CONFERENCE: THE RETURN OF THE DEMOCRATIC LEFT: BUILDING A YOUTH MOVEMENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. Join Young Democratic Socialists as they explore the root causes of rising tuition and skyrocketing student debt, barriers facing students of color in higher education, and how the neoliberal capitalist economy disenfranchises young workers. Speakers include Cornel West, Frances Fox Piven, Michael Walzer and OWS organizers.
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St, Bklyn
212-727-8610 •

7-8:30pm • Free
READING: THE INDELIBLE INFLUENCE OF MALCOLM X. Participants including Salman Rushdie, Ishmael Beah, Kathleen Cleaver and Darryl Pinckney will take the stage to read from Malcolm X’s speeches, diaries and letters in order to tell his story.
Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd
212-491-2200 •




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