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Community Events Calendar, October–November

Indypendent Staff Oct 8

THUR OCT 8
6:30pm • $5
DISCUSSION: THE CHANGING FACE OF ACTIVISM.
This discussion on the evolution of social change activism from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter will be moderated by Alethia Jones of 1199SEIU and will include veteran activist Barbara Smith, Joo-Hyun Kang of Communities United for Police Reform and Jose Lopez of Make the Road NY.
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
718-222-4111 • brooklynhistory.org

THUR OCT 8–SAT OCT 24
8pm • $18
PERFORMANCE: MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED).
This queer reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic will feature the Macbeth husbands and the Macduff wives at the center of it all, and explore gender bias to boot.
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 E 14th St
646-395-4310 • 14streety.org

WED OCT 14
7pm • $10
DISCUSSION/EXHIBITION: SOUTHERN RITES.
National uproar forced Georgia’s Montgomery County High School to racially integrate its prom last year. Photojournalist Gillian Laub will talk about her 12-year visual study of the community, which introduced the rest of the country to the racial tensions in its prom rituals and more. A book signing will follow.
International Center of Photography
1114 Ave of the Americas
212-857-0000 • icp.org

THUR OCT 15
6pm • Free
TRAINING: RACIAL JUSTICE FOR WHITE PEOPLE.
This training seminar will focus on racial justice, accountability and allyship. JFREJ has created the training to cultivate anti-racism within the organization, with the goal of becoming a more empowering political home for Jews of color and others who have been marginalized within the Jewish community. Please visit the website for the training registration form.
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
330 7th Ave, Suite 1901
212-647-8966 • jfrej.org

SAT OCT 17
11am–5pm • Free
EVENT: SUPER SABADO: DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS.
Join in the 3,000-year-old Mexican celebration of commemorating the dead. Festivities include music, performances, face painting and art-making at various locations.
El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave
212-831-7272 • elmuseo.org

SAT OCT 17
8pm • $18 suggested donation
MUSIC: JOLIE RICKMAN TRIBUTE CONCERT.
A sweeping lineup of musicians will honor the memory and achievements of singer-songwriter activist Jolie Rickman, who died in 2005. On set for the night are Barry Kornhauser, Bev Grant and the Dissident Daughters, Colleen Kattau and Dos XX, Elisabeth DeMaria, Jamie McCallum and Nickolas Orth.
Peoples’ Voice Café
At the Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
40 E 35th St
212-787-3903 • peoplesvoicecafe.org

TUE OCT 20
6:30–8:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION: LIFE AFTER SURVEILLANCE IN BAY RIDGE’S MUSLIM COMMUNITY.
With a city administration that says it’s moving away from the heavy-handed surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods that has characterized the post-9/11 era, community leaders will discuss whether life for Muslims in Bay Ridge has changed.
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
718-222-4111 • brooklynhistory.org

TUE OCT 20
9–11am • Free
DISCUSSION: HURRICANE SANDY +3: BUILDING RESILIENT NEIGHBORHOODS.
A panel of neighborhood recovery and climate change experts will join organizers from communities affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy to examine the post-storm status of social infrastructure and grassroots organizing in the areas that were hardest hit.
The New School
Theresa Lang Community Center, Arnold Hall
55 W 13th St, 2nd Fl
212-229-5418 • centernyc.org

THUR OCT 22
7:30pm • Free
BOOK LAUNCH: SOUTHERN INSURGENCY: THE MAKING OF THE GLOBAL WORKING CLASS.
Drawing on extensive field research he did in South Africa, India and China, CUNY professor of political science Immanuel Ness will discuss his new book on the rise of an industrial proletariat in the Global South and the prospects for new approaches to international solidarity and anti-capitalist struggle.
Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
thecommonsbrooklyn.orgmarxedproject.org

THUR OCT 22–TUE OCT 27
Various times • Various prices starting at $12
CINEMA: NEW FEST: NEW YORK’S LGBT FILM FESTIVAL.
Featuring several dozen films, docs, shorts and panels. The primary venue will be Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas, with select screenings at the LGBT Community Center.
newfest.org

WED OCT 28
6:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION: RETHINKING FERGUSON THROUGH THE PRISM OF SUBURBIA.
A panel of scholars, journalists and activists will discuss Ferguson in relation to the impact of geography on racial dynamics in America.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
917-275-6975 • nypl.org

THUR OCT 29
7pm • Free
BOOK TALK: HOW THE OTHER HALF BANKS: EXCLUSION, EXPLOITATION, AND THE THREAT TO DEMOCRACY.
As major banks have grown in size and political power, they've abandoned any public service purpose they once had. Author Mehrsa Baradaran will be in conversation with Zephyr Teachout and Kathryn Judge.
Book Culture
536 W 112th
212-865-1588 • bookculture.com

SAT OCT 31
2pm • Free
SYMPOSIUM: WAITING FOR YESTERDAY: PAGES FROM A STREET KID’S LIFE.
Authors and performance artists will explore Michael Parenti’s memoir about growing up in Italian Harlem and the childhood influences that set the stage for his far-reaching career as a public intellectual on the left.
Mulberry Street Public Library, Community Room
10 Jersey St
718-499-5446 • vitomarcantonioforum.org

SUN NOV 1
2:30pm • $12
DISCUSSION: THE “JOOK SING” GENERATION.
What was life like for the American children of Chinese immigrants to grow up in New York City during the 1940s–'60s? Jean Lau Chin discusses how this "jook sing" generation navigated their lives in New York.
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St
212-619-4785 • mocanyc.org

WED NOV 4
6:30pm • $16
DISCUSSION: EXAMINING URBAN POVERTY TODAY, A CENTURY AFTER RIIS.
During the late-1800s Gilded Age, journalist and photographer Jacob Riis broke ground with his documentations of how New York City’s poor lived. With extreme income inequality and a shortage of affordable housing making for a Second Gilded Age, a panel of historians and journalists will discuss the continuing import of Riis’s work to poverty in New York City.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Ave
212-534-1672 • mcny.org


Community Reporting Workshop

Want to learn the basics of journalism but don't know where to start? The Indypendent will host a full-day community reporting workshop on a Saturday afternoon later this fall. Using hands-on exercises and small group discussions, we will look at how to write a lede, conduct research and interviews, develop your story ideas and more. 

To receive an application, email contact@indypendent.org. No prior journalism experience required. Sliding scale: $10-25.