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November Community Calendar

The Indypendent Staff Nov 11

SUNDAYS NOV 15–DEC 20
2pm • $15
PERFORMANCE: THE EARTH WANTS YOU. Join performance artist Reverend Billy Talen and the 50-member Stop Shopping Choir for their annual holiday show. With its wild anti-consumerism gospel shouting and its passionate embrace of Earth-friendly urban activism, this event is one of a kind. Can we have an Earth-alujah?!
Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette St
212-539-8778 • revbilly.com

FRI NOV 13
6pm • Free
BOOK LAUNCH: WARPED: GAY NORMALITY AND QUEER ANTI-CAPITALISM. Author Peter Tucker is a queer antiwar activist and a fellow at the International Institute for Research and Education in Amsterdam. He’ll discuss his work on the speed of victories for LGBT rights and the developing pace of gay “normality” in relation to the continuing need for queer resistance and activism.
NYU
Silver Center
31 Washington Pl, Rm 520
773-583-7884 •
haymarketbooks.org

SAT NOV 14
1pm • Free
SCREENING: RUBBLE KINGS. This powerful documentary focuses on early 1970s New York City youth and the influence they had on community change and the birth of hip-hop culture. A teen-centered dialogue with director Shan Nicholson will follow the screening. Priority seating for youth.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
917-275-6975 • nypl.org

SUN NOV 15
2pm • $30 general/$10 student
BENEFIT PARTY: GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION BENEFIT FOR REVOLUTION BOOKS. Revolution Books has reopened in Harlem and will be hosting renowned Kenyan writer, post-colonial literary theorist and former political prisoner Ngugi wa Thiong’o at its opening party.
473 Malcolm X Blvd
212-691-3345
revolutionbooksnyc.org

WED NOV 18
2–5pm • Free
DISCUSSION: RIKERS ISLAND: REFORM IT — OR SHUT IT DOWN? A panel of community advocates, elected officials and professors will discuss the future of Rikers Island. Topics will include the reality of and barriers to reform, alternatives to large-scale incarceration facilities within the city and alternatives to incarcerating the mentally ill and adolescents in such facilities. Admission is free but RSVP is required.
The New School
The Auditorium
66 W 12th St
212.229.5600 • newschool.edu

THUR NOV 19
7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: ARTISTS’ RESPONSES TO GENTRIFICATION. Caroline Woolard of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative and Eric Lyle of Streetopia and Scam will discuss the responses of artists to gentrification.
172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

FRI NOV 20
7pm • $5 suggested
EVENT: TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE. This day honors the trans* lives lost to oppression and violence. The event will include speakers, educational info and referrals to services. Registration is free on the website and is open to all who would like to express their support. Additional remembrance events will be hosted by the Audre Lorde Project, Wow Café Theater and others.
The LGBT Center
208 W 13th St
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org/tdor

SAT NOV 21
7pm • Free
SCREENING AND TALK: EVERY MOTHER’S SON. This Emmy-nominated documentary profiles three mothers whose sons were killed by the NYPD and find themselves united to seek justice and transform their grief into an opportunity for profound social change. Panelists will be Iris Baez, mother of Anthony Baez, who was killed in an illegal chokehold by NYPD officer Francis Livoti in 1994; King Downing, founder of the Human Rights-Racial Justice Center; and Tami Gold, award-winning filmmaker and activist.
Align Brooklyn
579 5th Ave, Bklyn
718-788-3940

 

WED DEC 2
7:30pm • Free
READING & DISCUSSION: SHAPESHIFTERS. Author Aimee Meredith Cox will read from her debut book, in which she explores how young Black women in a Detroit homeless shelter contest stereotypes, critique their status as partial citizens and negotiate poverty, racism and gender violence to create and imagine lives for themselves.
651 Arts
515 Madison St, Bklyn
718-304-1045 • 651arts.org

SAT DEC 5
3–6pm • $10-20 suggested
SKILL SHARE: FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE SURVEILLANCE STATE. Is government surveillance getting you down? Us too. Join Jonathan S. Uss, director of Constitutional Communications, to learn how to keep your communications secure and get your online house in order. Bring laptop, new USB and snacks to share.
Mayday Space
176 St Nicholas Ave, Bklyn
maydayspace.org

SUN DEC 6
12–8 pm • Free
EVENT: HOLIDAY BOOK AND PRINT FAIR. Tons of lefty books, posters and other printed materials will be for sale in one place. Participants include Haymarket Books, Interference Archive, Just Seeds, New York Review of Books and PM Press. If you would like to exhibit contact: info@marxedproject.org or revsgroup@gmail.com.
The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
marxedproject.org

WED DEC 9
7pm • Free
EVENT: THE COST OF AN URBAN CLIMATE CRISIS, A #BHEARD COMMUNITY TOWN HALL. Join local activists, journalists and the community at large to discuss the reality climate change has brought upon Brooklyn. Questions may be submitted prior to the event via social media at #BHEARD.
BRIC Arts
647 Fulton St
718-683-5600 • bricartsmedia.org