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March Community Events Calendar

The Indypendent Mar 5

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Various times • Free
SIGN UP FOR A NYC MUNICIPAL ID!
The NYC Municipal Identification Card — which is open to all New Yorkers who are at least 14 years old, regardless of immigration status — remains free for a second straight year. The ID comes with a slew of benefits, including free one-year memberships in more than two dozen cultural entities such as the Bronx Zoo, the Brooklyn Museum and the New York City Ballet. To make a mandatory in-person appointment to receive a card, see the URL below.
nyc.gov/idnyc

MON MAR 7 
7–9pm • $30
Register via schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com
WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL: SACRED REVOLUTION 
Sacred Revolution will kick off this year's Women's Jazz Festival at the Schomburg Center. With an eclectic and dynamic show full of soul, blues and funk. Contemporary musicians will explore the cross-genre works of artists such as Mahalia Jackson, Mavis Staples and Sister Rosetta Thorpe. 
Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture 
515 Malcolm X Boulevard 
nypl.org/locations/schomburg

MON MAR 7
7:30–9:30pm • Sliding Scale $6/$10/$15 
BOOK LAUNCH: IT’S NOT OVER: LEARNING FROM THE SOCIALIST EXPERIMENT
From the Paris Commune to the fall of the Soviet Union, Pete Dolack analyzes past attempts to supplant capitalism with an eye toward what emerging and future movements can learn from this history.
Brooklyn Commons 388 Atlantic Ave.
marxedproject.org

TUE MAR 8
4–5:30pm • Free
PERFORMANCE: FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Acclaimed actress Vinie Burrows will lead a celebration of the life of former slave Harriet Tubman who returned to the South to lead hundreds of enslaved persons to freedom via the Underground Railroad. 
Hunter College Lang Recital Hall
Enter on E. 69th St. btwn Lexington and Park Ave. 
grannypeacebrigade.org

TUE MAR 8
7am–8pm • Free
WORKSHOP: COMPOSTING 101
This introductory workshop will provide attendees an overview of composting in NYC including how to become involved in composting in your community.
Lower East Side Ecology Center
East River Promenade at Grand St
212-477-4022 • lesecologycenter.org

WED Mar 9
6:30–8:00pm • Free 
DISCUSSION: THE GREECE OF THE CARIBBEAN? PUERTO RICO’S DEBT CRISIS
What does Puerto Rico’s $72 billion debt crisis say about its relationship to the United States government? What led to this level of indebtedness, and who stands to profit from it? Participating in the roundtable discussion will be journalist Juan Gonzalez, filmmaker Sofia Gallisá and José Alejandro La Luz of the Stand With Puerto Rico Coalition.
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
275 Madison Ave., Suite 2114 (use 40th St. entrance)
rosalux-nyc.org

WED MAR 16
6–9pm • Free
TRAINING: POZITIVELY RESILIENT
Learn about HIV/AIDS through cultural work and performance. Participants will be exposed to safer sex tools, provided additional resources and information through connection with community partners, and will participate in communal conversations to strengthen the fight against AIDS. The challenge of accessible and preventative resources among communities of color will be addressed.
Audre Lorde Project Manhattan
147 W. 24th St
212-463-0342 • alp.org

WED MAR 16, 23 & 30 
5:30–7:30pm • Sliding Scale $25/$35/$45 
CLASS: OIL, WAR AND VALUE CREATION: A MARXIST PERSPECTIVE 
George Caffentzis will offer a unique three-session mini-class on how the petroleum industry operates at the intersection of some of the most important political phenomena concerning capitalism of our time, from climate change, to ISIS’s self-declared caliphate, to volatile oil prices. 
The Brooklyn Commons 
388 Atlantic Ave marxedproject.org

THU MAR 17
7–9pm • $5–10 sliding scale
DISCUSSION: WHY I LOVE BEING BLACK
Indypendent contributing writers Nicholas Powers, Jamara Wakefield and Brittany Williams – will join singer and performance artist Lady Dragonfly on March 17. They will discuss their experiences of learning to love their culture and themselves despite the deep-seated societal hostility to blackness grounded in 400 years of white supremacy. 
Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave.
indypendent.org • 212-904-1282

FRI MAR 18 
7pm • $5 suggested
READING: THE VALUE OF HOMELESSNESS 
Author Craig Willse draws on his own activist work as well as interviews with homeless services providers in several majors cities to offer new ways for students and scholars of social work, urban inequality, racial capitalism, and political theory to comprehend the central role of homelessness in governance and economy today. 
Bluestockings 
172 Allen St. 212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

SAT MAR 19
12–3pm • Free
MONTHLY POTLUCK: SHARE A COMMUNAL MEAL WITH FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS & COMRADES
Lend a hand in the communal kitchen from 11–2pm, or help with multiple building improvement projects from 12–2pmat this popular Bushwick community center. Food will be served at 2 o’clock.
176 St. Nicholas Ave.
facebook.com/events/1756175151278998

MON MAR 21 
6:30pm • Free, Reservations Required
DISCUSSION: RACE AND OTHER DIVERSITIES 
As Americans debate the role race plays in society, more thought is being given to how race, gender and sexuality intersect and combine. Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole will discuss these complexities with Wade Davis, a former NFL player and executive director of the You Can Play Project. CUNY Graduate Center
C200: Proshansky Auditorium 
365 Fifth Ave,
http://www.gc.cuny.edu/

MON MAR 21
$30, Register via schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com 
MUSIC: WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL: ALICIA HALL MORAN & MAL DEVISA 
Performer and composer, Alicia Hall Moran, presents her project, Black Wall Street, a staged concert depictIng a story about money and the lesser-known tale of Black American finance in New York City – and beyond. Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture 
515 Malcolm X Boulevard 
nypl.org/locations/schomburg

WED MAR 30 
7pm • $5 suggested
SCREENING:TRAPPED
In the past six years, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. Trapped is a riveting documentary that follows doctors, clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for American women. It won the Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. 
Bluestockings Bookstore & Cafe
172 Allen Street 212-777-6028 * bluestockings.com

SAT APR 2
8pm • $18 suggested
LIVE MUSIC: PAT LAMANNA 
Singer-songwriter Pat Lamanna performs politically-themed folk songs that are often poignant and funny.
People’s Voice Cafe
40 E. 35th St.
peoplesvoicecafe.org