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The Indypendent Weekly Events Calendar (January 27- February 2)

Indy Staff Jan 27

FRI JAN 27
6:30 • Free
PERFORMANCE: THE WORD ON PEACE. The Arts and Culture Committee of Brooklyn For Peace will host an evening of music, poetry and spoken-word performances to inform, inspire and spread the message of peace.
WORD Bookstore, 126 Franklin St., Bklyn
212-383-0096 • brooklynforpeace.org

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 • brechtforum.org

SAT JAN 28
11:30 • Free
ARTS AND CRAFTS: ENTER THE DRAGON. Kids 3 to 10 are invited to welcome 4710, the Year of the Dragon, with calligraphy, embellishing New Year banners and creating their own dramatic dancing dragons.
McNally Jackon Bookstore, 52 Prince St
212-274-1160 • mcnallyjackson.com

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 and 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 • mxcc519@verizon.net

7pm • $20
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: GAIDA WITH LEVANTINE INDULGENCE. An evening of innovative interpretations of Syrian folk songs, originals, and freestyle improvisations over Arabic grooves.
Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St.
212-539-8777 • alwanforthearts.org

MON JAN 30
10am-3pm • Free w. Registration
CONFERENCE: TEACHING MIGRATION HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA. Educators interested in new teaching materials focusing on migration and Latin America are invited to this afternoon of history and instructional support.
NYU, 53 Washington Sq. South
jal15@nyu.edu • clacs.as.nyu.edu

5-6:30 • Free
MEMBERSHIP MEETING: MOVEMENT FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN EDUCATION. Teachers Unite invites fellow educators to join them in planning for outreach and actions for restorative justice in the education system, dignity in schools and breaking the schools-to-prisons pipeline.
Community Room, RFK Apartments, 113 E. 13th St.
natalie@teachersunite.net • crm.teachersunite.net

7pm • Free
READING: “GREEN CARD STORIES.” Learn about the dramatic narratives of fifty immigrants to the U.S., uncovering their histories, hardships, and successes as they arrived from across the globe to work, love, study, invest, or escape persecution.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St.
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

TUE JAN 31
7:30-9:30pm • $9/$11
SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: HOME FRONT: PORTRAITS FROM SHEIKH JARRAH. This new series of video portraits chronicles the resolve of a neighborhood and the support it receives from the most unexpected of places.
Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave.
646-505-5708 • jccmanhattan.org

WED FEB 1
7:30 • $6-15
SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: LOOKING FOR LANGSTON. Kick off Black History Month and celebrate what would have been Langston Hughes' 110th Birthday, with a special screening of this documentary that explores the the famous poet’s life, sexuality and politics.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St.
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

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