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Weekly NYC Events Calendar: Nov. 14 to Nov. 20

Indypendent Staff Nov 13

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THRU NOV 14
Times vary • $18.50 per screening
FILM: French Cinema Week NYC
A new Francophone film festival comes to New York, curated by the Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême — the second largest film festival in France.
French Institute Alliance Française
55 E. 59th St., Mnhtn
Lycée Français de New York Cultural Center
505 E. 75th St.
The Landmark 57
657 W. 57th St., Mnhtn

NOV 14–NOV 16
THURS–SAT, times vary • $35 & up
CONFERENCE: Speaking Truth: Creative Time Summit
The tenth annual Creative Time Summit asks participants, “Can speaking truth to power unravel the age of delusion we find ourselves in?” As fierce debates about the nature of truth rage on globally, writers, activists, artists and critical theorists converge to explore radical truth-telling, its implications and its challenges across disparate yet interconnected fields.
The Great Hall at Cooper Union (and satellite locations)
7 E. 7th St., Mnhtn 

THURS NOV 14
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
TRAINING: Immigrant Rights Ally Training
Want to learn what it means to practice allyship in the immigrant rights movement? Want to know more about the history of the immigrant rights movement and where we are today? Want to get more involved in immigrant rights organizing as an ally? Come to this training.
First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn
48 Monroe Place, Bklyn

THURS NOV 14
7PM–10PM • $5 donation
SCREENING: Food Chains
In this exposé from 2016, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.
136 Lawrence St., Apt. 2A, Bklyn

FRI NOV 15
10:30 PM • FREE
PERFORMANCE: Nefarious
A dark drunken take on the traditional sideshow.
The Hard Swallow
140 1st Ave., Mnhtn

SAT NOV 16
6PM–8PM • FREE
LIT: Writing on Race & Immigration: An Evening of Memoir
This fall, a group of eight writers gathered at the Lewis Latimer House Museum to explore the topics of race and immigration. Celebrate the conclusion of the workshop with readings by the participants.
Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Queens

SAT NOV 16
7PM–9PM • $25
TALK: Born on the Move w/ Mike Africa Jr.
Using storytelling and hip hop, Mike Africa, Jr will take you on a journey of his life from the day that he was secretly born in prison, to the bombing of his family home on May 13th, 1985, up to his parent’s release from prison after serving forty years.
Solidarity Center NYC
147 W. 24th St., Mnhtn 

SAT NOV 16
7PM–10PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: A Planet to Win
Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen and Thea Riofrancos in conversation around their new book, which asks, ‘How can we connect the politics of a Green New Deal with the fight for economic and racial justice?’ Moderated by New Republic staff writer Osita Nwanevu.
Verso Books
20 Jay St., Suite 1010, Bklyn

SUN NOV 17
10AM–6PM • FREE
FORUM: The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly
Gathering a wide array of advocates, organizers and elected officials to explore the GND’s relationship to society, policy, and the built environment.
Queens Museum
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, QueensAbout

SUN NOV 17
1PM–3PM • FREE
EDUCATION: SecuriTEA Time: Feminist Cyber Self-Defense
Our digital lives may not be as separate from our analog lives as they used to be. And, just like in the analog world, abusive and toxic dynamics play a role in continually marginalizing historically marginalized identities. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to build a system of support offline by creating a comfortable space to discuss issues, share experiences, ask questions and build up digital-agency.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St. Mnhtn

SUN NOV 17
2PM–6PM • FREE
COMMUNITY: ThanksgivingPalooza
New York State of Mind hosts this pre-Thanksgiving event featuring raffles, karaoke, arts and crafts and more.
Mayday Space
176 St. Nicholas Ave., Bklyn

TUES NOV 19
7PM–9:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Love Falls On Us: A Story of American Ideas and African LGBT Lives
The launch event for author Robbie Corey-Boulet’s first book, a narrative nonfiction examination of how U.S. money and activism has shaped LGBT life in Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Liberia.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

WEDS NOV 20
6PM–8PM • FREE
REFLECTION: Trans Day of Remembrance
Come memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia.
CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Ave., Rm 7115, Mnhtn

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