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Number 519 NY ACTIVIST CALENDAR June 4, 2005
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CONTENTS
Events: {1} Regular; {2} Ongoing. Selected Resources: {3} Tours
and Delegations; {4} Classes; {5} Calendars & Event Listings; {6}
Books & Videos; {7} Radio & TV; {8} Other Resources.

{1} JUNE
**Note: The Radical Walking tours for the summer have been
suspended. We will notify you when the tours resume.

Through 6/9 THU, MON-FRI 9:30 am-4:30 pm, SAT & SUN 10 am-4:30 pm
- Exhibition: "Swords into Plowshares" by Tony Price (1937-2000),
created from nuclear weapons salvage. At UN, South Gallery,
General Assembly Visitors' Lobby, 1st Ave & 46th St. Info:
http://www.newartsweb.com/atomicartist

Through 6/11, TUE-SAT, 12-5 pm - Art exhibit by day laborers,
"Migrant Voices." At Larchmont Art, 1899 Palmer Ave, Larchmont,
NY. Info: 914-834-0288.

Through 6/16 THU (TUE & THU, 5-7 pm & SUN, 1-3 pm) - Exhibit:
"Jailhouse Drawings," drawings by prisoners from around the
country. At ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St (btw Suffolk & Clinton,
F to Delancey, J/M/Z to Essex, north side of Rivington). Free.
Sponsor: Amnesty Int'l Firefly Project. 212-254-3697,
http://www.abcnorio.org

**Through 6/19, TUE-SAT 8 pm, SAT-SUN, 5 pm - Performance: "A
Single Woman," about Jeannette Rankin, suffragist & peace
activist, only Congress member to vote against US entry in both
World Wars. At Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St (at Lafayette St,
6 to Bleecker, B/D/V/F to B'way/Lafayette, N/R to 8th St). $25-
45/$20 student. Info: 775-324-4198, http://www.nevada-
shakespeare.org

6/6 MON-6/9 THU - Int'l Congress on Culture & Development:
"Thinking the World from Culture: Towards Peace, Truth & Human
Emancipation." In Havana, Int'l Conf Center. Sponsors: Cuban
Ministry of Culture, UNESCO, UNICEF, OEI, SELA, ABINIA, CERLALC,
ILIMITA, Andres Bello Agreement. $150 delegates/$80 accompanying
people/$100 students. Info: Enrique GutiErrez Menendez, +537 8 30
2336, 55 2299 x108, fax +537-552301/662283,
cult...@cubarte.cult.cu & http://www.cultydes.cult.cu Also: Eva
Paula Bravo, +537 2087541/2026011-19, fax 537-208 7996/ 2083470/
2028382, e...@palco.cu

**6/6 MON, 1:30 pm - Protest for Justice: Help co-operative
restaurant workers demand a voice. Victims of 9/11 & other low-
wage workers say they are being victimized again by the
Restaurant Opportunity Center of NY, which was supposed to
protect & assist them. At 99 Hudson St (btw Franklin & Leonard, 1
to Franklin, 2/3 to Chambers, A/C/E to Canal). Sponsor: Int'l
Action Ctr (IAC). Info: 212-633-6646, http://www.iacenter.org

**6/6 MON, 6:30 pm - Meeting: NY Labor Against War. At DC 1707
AFSCME, 75 Varick St, 15 fl (1, A/C/E to Canal St). Info:
nyc...@comcast.net

6/6 MON, 7 pm - Reading: "TAXI: Cabs & Capitalism in NYC,"
w/author Biju Mathew (organizer for Taxi Workers Alliance, works
to help drivers across the country protect their rights, business
prof at Rider U, co-founder of Indian Leftists--FOIL).
Deconstructing the many challenges involved in making it as a
cabbie, while taking a hard look at an immigrant working-class
industry. At Bluestockings, 172 Allen St (at Stanton, 1 bk S of
Houston, F/V to 2nd Ave). Info: 212-777-6028,
http://www.bluestockings.com

6/6 MON, 7:30 pm - Play: "Casting Doubts," by Maryanne Sam
(Erub), directed by Kaipo Schwab (Native Hawaiian descent). Funny
& heart-wrenching story of the intricacies of the casting
industry from a Black perspective. Part of "New Indigenous Voices
2005," staged readings of new plays by Aboriginal & Native
American writers. At American Indian Community House, 404
Lafayette St, 8th fl (6 train to Astor Pl, F/V/B/D to
B'way/Lafayette, N/R trains to 8th St). $10 suggested. Sponsors:
Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative, Malthouse Theatre &
Ilbijerri Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Theatre
Cooperative. Reservations: 212-533-0889, koug...@aol.com More
info: http://www.aboriginaltheatre.com

6/7 TUE, 9:30 am - Courtroom support: for Miguel Malo, Hostos
Community College student leader arrested by CUNY security in
August 2001 when he held up a sign in a public atrium outside the
school cafeteria to protest cutbacks. At Bx County Criminal
Court, 215 E 161st St (2 blocks east of Grand Concourse, 4, D to
161st St). Info: CUNY Action to Defend Miguel Malo, 212-460-0983.

6/7 TUE, 4:30 pm - Protest: "Say No to Ratner's Sweetheart Deal."
March & rally against Ratner's 17 highrises & Nets arena & for
community 1st development. Assemble at Bkn Boro Hall, 209
Joralemon (btw Court St & Boerum Pl/Adams St/Bkn Bridge Blvd,
2/3/4/5 to Boro Hall, A/C/F to Jay St-Boro Hall, M/R to Court St-
Boro Hall, G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn). 5 pm: Bkn rally; march over
bridge; 6:15 pm: City Hall Park, southern end (R/W to City Hall,
2/3 to Park Pl, J/M/Z to Fulton, A/C to B'way-Nassau, 4/5/6 to
Chambers-City Hall). Sponsors: Develop Don't Destroy Bkn
Coalition, Downtown Bkn Leadership Coalition. Info:
http://www.developdontdestroy.org

6/7 TUE, 6 pm - Reception & dinner: same-sex marriage program
honoring "Clergy of Courage & Compassion" of diverse affiliations
that have responded w/openness, courage, affirmation &
inclusiveness to the legal & spiritual aspirations of same-gender
couples. W/panel discussion by honorees, "Same-Sex Marriage: Law,
Society & Morality," moderated by Jason West, mayor of New Paltz,
NY, & entertainment by David Raleigh, singer, songwriter, cabaret
& recording artist. At Doubletree Hotel, 455 South B'way,
Tarrytown, NY. $100/$60; ad space, $75-$750. Sponsors: Lower
Hudson Valley Chapter, NY Civil Liberties Union. Info:
914-997-7479.

6/7 TUE, 7 pm - Reading: "Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for
Uncompromising Romantics," w/author Sasha Cagen." Quirkyalone: a
person who enjoys being single & prefers to wait for the right
person to come along rather than dating indiscriminately;
relishing equal doses of friendship & solitude; attracted to
freedom & possibility. At Bluestockings, 172 Allen St (at
Stanton, 1 bk S of Houston, F/V to 2nd Ave). Info: 212-777-6028,
http://www.bluestockings.com

**6/7 TUE, 7 pm - Talk: Lamis Deek (atty) speaks on case of
Yemeni political prisoners Sheikh Mohammed al-Moayad &
Mohammed Zayad, originally accused by US of being
major Al-Qa'ida supporters, then recently convicted of providing
"material support" to Palestinian resistance organizations. Case
is microcosm of the reality of the "war on terror" inside the US,
namely a "war of terror" against Arabs & Muslims. At Int'l Action
Ctr, 39 W 14th St. #206 (btw 5th & 6th Aves, F/V or 1/2/3 to 14th
St). Sponsor: Int'l Action Ctr. (IAC) Info: 212-633-6646,
http://www.al-awdany.org/politicalprisoners/pcbackground.html

6/8 WED, 11 am & 7:30 pm - World Ocean Day events: urge the UN to
protect sea turtles around 6/6 environmental orgs from all over
the world ask the UN to implement a moratorium on industrial
longline fishing in the Pacific to protect endangered sea
turtles, albatross, sharks, marine mammals & fish from being
injured, killed & driven to extinction. Help raise awareness &
deliver the 1,000s of petitions signed by citizens, scientists &
orgs. Assemble at 11 am outside the main entrance to UN on R
Wallenberg Walk, 1st Ave btw E 44th & E 45th St on the east/UN
side, in front of the flags; make sea turtles out of black
umbrellas & posterboard to join large wall of the many amazing
drawings & posters that have been sent to the UN from all over
the world. 7:30 pm: screening: "Last Journey for the
Leatherback?" at SoHo Patagonia store, 101 Wooster St. Info: 415-
488-0370 x106, http://www.seaturtles.org Co-coordinator: Global
Response (http://www.globalresponse.org) Petition:
http://www.savetheleatherback.com & umbrella turtle models:
http://www.seaturtles.org/pdf/LB_umbrellamockup.1.jpeg
http://www.seaturtles.org/pdf/LBumbrella.mockup.2.jpeg

**6/8 WED, 4 pm - Picket: Protest subway booth closings &
threat to station agents' safety at MTA Capital Program public
mtg. Greet attendees/media w/your signs & opposition. At MTA, 347
Madison Ave (44th St, 4/5/6/7/S to Grand Central/42nd St).
Sponsor: May Station Agents' Mtg. Info:
spe...@aol.com

6/8 WED, 6-9 pm - Book party: "Start Making Sense: Turning the
Lessons of Election 2004 into Winning Progressive Politics."
W/Nina Berman, James Bernard, Lakshmi Chaudhry, Evan Derkacz,
Laura Flanders, Danny Goldberg, Amy Goodman, Don Hazen, Katrina
vanden Heuvel, Deanna Zandt, many others. At Pioneer Bar, 218
Bowery (Prince & Spring). Free. Sponsor: AlterNet. Info:
s...@alternet.org & http://www.startmakingsense.org

**6/8 WED, 6-8 pm - Panel discussion: "NYPD Presence in Schools--
Policing Schools, Policing Children." W/students, educators &
parents affected by police harassment in schools. Loc TBA.
Sponsors: Prison Moratorium Project (PMP) & NY Collective of
Radical Educators (NYCoRE). RSVP: sally...@hotmail.com

**6/8 WED, 6:30-8:30 pm - Discussion: "Racial Profiling
Post-9/11," w/Wissam Nasr (Council on American-Islamic Relations,
CAIR), Amardeep Singh (Sikh Coalition), Rachel Meeropol (Center
for Constitutional Rights, CCR), Joe Yee & Fong Yee (parents of
Chaplain James Yee), Maya Sen (Blue Triangle Network), Aisha al-
Adawiya (Women in Islam, Inc), Aarti Shahani (Families for
Freedom). At New School, 55 W 13th St, ground fl (btw 5th Ave &
6th Ave). $5-$10 suggested. Sponsors: CCR, Sikh Coalition,
Justice for James Yee Ad-Hoc Cmt, David Wong Support Cmt, Women
in Islam, Inc, Breakthrough: Building Human Rights Culture, Blue
Triangle Network, South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow
(SAALT). Info: Tara...@aol.com & http://www.breakthrough.tv

6/8 WED, 7-9 pm - Film screening & more: "Peaceable Kingdom,"
stories of rescued farm animals at Watkins Glen, NY's Farm
Sanctuary; w/speakers, raffle & door prizes. At Grinton Will
Library, 1500 Central Ave, Yonkers, NY. Info: ad...@adow.org &
http://www.adow.org

6/8 WED, 7 pm - Reading: "Dr Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex,"
w/author Dr Annie Sprinkle (prostitute/porn star turned PhD
sexologist, educator, multimedia artist & Utopian entrepreneur).
Draws from wide variety of sexual techniques from the Kama Sutra
to Kegels & reveals a brand of sex that goes far beyond the
missionary position. For sexual amateur or a veteran looking for
variety. At Bluestockings, 172 Allen St (at Stanton, 1 bk S of
Houston, F/V to 2nd Ave). Info: 212-777-6028,
http://www.bluestockings.com

6/9 THU-6/24 FRI - Exhibit: "Darfur: An Unnatural Disaster,"
photos by Paolo Pellegrin. At Frieda & Roy Furman Gallery, Walter
Reade Theater, 165 W 65th St (btw B'way & Amsterdam Ave). Info:
http://www.magnumphotos.com

6/9 THU, 9 am-5:30 pm - 1st National Expo of Ethnic Media. At
Columbia U, Lerner Hall, 116th St & B'way. Sponsors: New
California Media & Independent Press Assn-NY. Info: Daliela
Rible, 877-NCM-EXPO (toll-free), http://expo.ncmonline.com

6/9 THU, 5 pm - 2nd Annual Children of Abraham Peace Walk.
Several 100 Jews, Christians, Muslims & other people of good will
walk across the Bkn Bridge. Assemble at Islamic Mission of
America, Dawoud Mosque, 143 State St btw Court & Clinton St, Bkn,
w/boro president Marty Moskowitz & religious leaders; then across
the Bkn Bridge to St Paul's Church, B'way & Fulton St. Info:
Rabbi Ellen Lippmann: 718-633-6377; Debbie Almontaser 917-559-
8480; Rev Tom Martinez, 718-915-2600.

6/9 THU, 5:30 pm - Rally: weekly End the Occupation, Peace
w/Justice vigil holds special event to mark anniversary of the
1967 occupation of the West Bank, Gaza & East Jerusalem.
W/"speakers & performers, friends & colleagues--& no doubt some
rightwing counter demonstrators (another annual tradition)." At
14th & B'way (Union Square, on the island opposite the Virgin
Megastore). Women in Black, part of the Israeli Coalition of
Women for Peace. (Men welcome at vigil.) Info:
wib_...@yahoo.com

6/9 THU, 7 pm - Mtg/discussion: Evening w/Mustafa Gazalci (MP
Turkey, SDP) & Can Gazalci (writer for The Radical). Chance to
ask questions about & discuss Turkey's role in Mideast,
secularism vs theocracy, EU membership request, Armenian
genocide, more. At 255 MLK Jr Blvd, 2nd fl, White Plains, NY.
Sponsor: WESPAC Foundation. $20; pay by 6/6, for WESPAC's
educational work. Ltd seating, dinner included; priority to
WESPAC members. Registration req'd: 914-682-4690. More info:
http://www.wespac.org

6/9 THU, 7 pm - Reading: "Babyji," w/author Abha Dawesar, "a
refreshing new voice amongst South Asian writers," named by Time
Out as 1 of 25 NYers who will make their mark in 2005. Coming-of-
age novel about 16-year old Indian girl who is emboldened by her
quantum mechanics class to explore her sexuality & invent the
rules by which she lives her life. At Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
(at Stanton, 1 bk S of Houston, F/V to 2nd Ave). Info: 212-777-
6028, http://www.bluestockings.com

**6/9 THU, 7 pm - Launching meeting: Indy Kids. 1st mtg to plan
new monthly color progressive current events mag for & ultimately
written by children. Educate kids on current world events,
inspire passion for justice & learning, spread pro-people
perspective, build the next generation of progressive activists &
journalists. At Indymedia office, 34 E 29th St, 2nd fl (btw Park
& Madison Aves, 6 to 28th St, N/R to 28th St, walk east). Info:
212-684-8112, http://nyc.indymedia.org

**6/9 THU, 7 pm - Discussion: "Storytelling by Women of a Certain
Age," mothers & daughters of different faiths, w/careers &
families from Manhattan to Montreal who traveled to Palestine to
experience 1sthand the realities of life under occupation.
Stories of courage, compassion & strength that they witnessed,
the simple human side of the daily struggle to live in an
unlivable situation. At VOXPOP--books, coffee, democracy--1022
Cortelyou Rd, Bkn. Info: 718-940-2084, http://www.voxpopnet.net/
Directions: http://www.voxpopnet.net/index.php?id=45

6/9 THU, 7:30 pm - Discussion/forum: Libertarian Book Club
Anarchist Forum on Mario Savio & the 60's Free Speech Movement.
W/Robert Cohen (NYU). At New SPACE in the Fusion Arts Museum, 57
Stanton St (F/V to 2nd Ave, 1 bk S of Houston St). Donation.
Info: LBC/Anarchist Forum, 212-979-8353, rober...@erols.com

6/9 THU, 7:30 pm - Screening: "Corrections." Ashley Hunt's
investigation into the privatization of US prisons. At ABC No
Rio, 156 Rivington St (btw Suffolk & Clinton, F to Delancey,
J/M/Z to Essex, north side of Rivington). Free. Sponsors: Amnesty
Int'l Firefly Project, Columbia Human Rights Law Review & ABC No
Rio. 212-254-3697, http://www.abcnorio.org

6/9 THU, 7:30 pm - Discussion: Man-Made Disasters in Post-Tsunami
India: Relief & Rehabilitation as a Zone of Disempowerment, w/V
Suresh (Peoples Union for Civil Liberties, Tamilnadu, India). At
the Brecht Forum, 451 West St (btw Bank & Bethune, A/C/E/L to
14th St & 8th Ave, 1/2/3 to 14th St & 7th Ave). $6/$10/$15. Info:
212-242-4201, in...@brechtforum.org & http://www.brechtforum.org

**6/9 THU, 8 pm - Screening: "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion
& the Collapse of the American Dream." At 49 E Houston St (btw
Mott & Mulberry, 6 to Bleecker St, B/D/F/V to B'way/Lafayette).
Free. Sponsor: TIME'S UP! Info: 212-802-8222, http://www.times-
up.org

6/10 FRI-6/12 SUN - Weekend of Resistance for Jeff "Free" Luers.
Marks 5th anniversary of imprisonment of environmental activist
Luers, sentenced to 22 years for burning 3 SUVs at a car
dealership in Eugene, OR. Social justice activists from across
the world will organize demos, treesits, music festivals, teach-
ins, stenciling campaigns, forums, etc against Jeff's
imprisonment & the continued abuse & isolation of dissident
prisoners across the globe. Info: http://www.freefreenow.org &
http://www.thejerichomovement.com

6/10 FRI, 10 am-6 pm), 6/11 SAT (9 am-10 pm), 6/12 SUN (9 am-5
pm) - Workshop: Community Building Circles, w/Jean Handley
(Turning Point Partners) & Jerry Hampton (Foundation for
Community Encouragement). Loc TBA. $125; partial scholarships may
be available. Sponsor: Foundation for Ethics & Meaning. Register
by 5/24: Rosa Naparstek, 212-740-9378, in...@femcommunity.org

6/10 FRI, 6 pm - Screening/talk: "Venezuela: Threat or
Inspiration?" 6 pm: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,"
prize-winning eye-witness documentary about failed coup against
Hugo Chavez. 7:30 pm: Talk w/Lisa Sullivan Rodriguez (Maryknoll
lay missioner, 21 yrs in Venezuela) on Chavez's efforts to bring
the poor basic benefits/services/cultural recovery & establish a
new regional economic alternative to US-led neoliberal policies.
Photo exhibit. Venezuelan refreshments. At Memorial United
Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY (btw
Mamaroneck Ave & North St). Free. Sponsors: Westchester
Progressive Forum, WESPAC Foundation, Westchester Martin Luther
King Jr Institute on Nonviolence, NoWar Westchester, Connie
Hogarth Ctr for Social Action, Iranian-American Friendship Cmt.
Info/directions: John or Sheila Collins, 914-633-0456.

6/10 FRI, 6:30 pm - Dinner: War Resisters League Annual Dinner &
40th Annual Peace Award, honoring Karl Bissinger & Ralph DiGia.
At Cyril & Methodius Hall, 502 W 41st St (at 10th Ave). $45/25
low-income, students, unemployed. Reservations: 212-228-0450,
w...@warresisters.org & http://www.warresisters.org

6/10 FRI, 7 pm - Performance: "Creative Evolutions," hosted by
Lisa Haas & Michelle Colletti. Forum for women to present their
work in development--an intimate evening for very new material.
Since 2002, CE has provided a safe & supportive environment for
women artists: poets, monologists, musicians, story-tellers,
sketch performers & playwrights have all taken the stage in CE.
At Bluestockings, 172 Allen St (at Stanton, 1 bk S of Houston,
F/V to 2nd Ave). Info: 212-777-6028, http://www.bluestockings.com

6/10 FRI, 7 pm - Music/spoken word: "An Evening for Vieques."
W/Mariposa, Aurora & Zon del Barrio, The Welfare Poets, Papoleto
Melendez, many more. At Latea, Clemente Soto Velez Center, 107
Suffolk St. $15 adv/$20 door; food & drink sold. Info: 212-865-
9308, 917-626-5847, 917-626-5847, panam...@yahoo.com

6/10 FRI, 7:30 pm - Book party/forum: "The Party: The Socialist
Workers Party, 1960-1988, A Political Memoir," w/Barry Sheppard.
At the Brecht Forum, 451 West St (btw Bank & Bethune, A/C/E/L to
14th St & 8th Ave, 1/2/3 to 14th St & 7th Ave). $6/$10/$15. Info:
212-242-4201, in...@brechtforum.org & http://www.brechtforum.org

6/10 FRI, 8 pm - Music: Southern Schoolhouse Rascals, 5 musicians
w/lifetimes of experience in the culture, history & music of the
American South. At The Good Coffeehouse Music Parlor, 53 Prospect
Park West, Bkn, NY. $10/$6 children. Info: 718-768-2972,
718-965-8490, 917-514-5364, in...@jamesreams.com,
http://www.bsec.org/events/coffeehouse/index.html

6/11 SAT-6/13 MON - Lobbying: 12th annual East Timor Action
Network (ETAN) Advocacy Days. Provide representatives & senators
w/their annual (& often only) update on conditions in East Timor
& Indonesia. In DC. Info: Karen Orenstein, 202-544-6911,
ka...@etan.org & http://www.etan.org

6/11 SAT - Citywide Day of Action to demonstrate the power of
pro-choice NY. Info: National Latina Institute for Reproductive
Health, 212-422-2553, al...@latinanstitute.org &
http://www.latinainstitute.org/

6/11 SAT - Screening: National Caribou Baby Shower. Organize a
gathering w/friends, family & neighbors to watch "Being Caribou,"
film that tracks the caribou's stunning 1,500 kilometer journey
from Canada to the Arctic Refuge; take action to save the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge from the devastation of oil drilling.
Info: http://www.environmentatrisk.org/atrisk.asp?id=879&id4=ES

6/11 SAT, 11 am - Event: to commemorate World Refugee Day. At
Friends Meeting House courtyard, 15 Rutherford Place, corner of E
15th St (btw 15th & 16th St, btw 3rd & 2nd Ave; inside the
meeting house & gym if it rains; L to 3rd Ave, 4/5/6, N/R/Q/W to
14th St/Union Sq). Sponsors: NY/NJ Friends of Refugees, American
Friends Service Cmt, CAMBA, Catholic Charities Community
Services, Archdiocese of NY, Church World Service Immigration &
Refugee Program, Episcopal Migration Ministries, Human Rights
1st, Lutheran Family & Community Services, Nah We Yone, NY
Immigration Coalition, Riverside Church Sojourners Ministry for
Detained Immigrants. Info: Aster Kidane, 212-870-6808,
aki...@theriversidechurchny.org or Will Coley, 973-643-1924 x31,
wco...@afsc.org

**6/11 SAT, 11 am-5 pm - Mtg/strategy session: "Getting US Troops
Out of Iraq Now!" Help build united mobilizations by UFPJ,
ANSWER, TONC, others for 9/24 march on Wash, DC & Millions More
Movement's 10/15 DC march. Formulate unified demands for US troop
withdrawal from Iraq, money for jobs, healthcare, education &
housing, an end to US wars of aggression, more. Opening remarks,
afternoon workshops, discussion of antiwar mvt unity. At New
School, Lang Ctr, 55 W 13th St. Sponsor: Troops Out Now Coalition
(TONC). Info: http://www.troopsoutnow.org

6/11 SAT, noon - March: "Juneteenth Parade," marking the oldest
known celebration of the ending of slavery, dating back to 1865.
At the intersection of Mamaroneck Ave & Old Mamaroneck Ave, White
Plains, NY. Info: WESPAC, 914-682-4690, http://www.wespac.org

6/11 SAT, 2-5 pm - Benefit: "Walk-a-Thon for 1 Corea." Assemble
at Lippmann Plaza, walk to Union St-Northern Blvd-Union St,
Flushing, QNS (7 to Main St). Info: 917-583-3316,
coreareuni...@yahoo.com

6/11 SAT, 7 pm-2 am - Benefit: "Open the Cages: A Night of
Political Prisoner Support." W/former political prisoners Ashanti
Alston (Critical Resistance) & Andy Stepanian (Animal Defense
League of NY). NYC premiere of film "22/8: The Jeffrey Luers
Story." Music by Cipher & Casey Neill. Info-tables of radical
groups, childcare, food, drinks. At DUMBA Art space, 57 Jay St,
Bkn (btw Front & Water Sts, under Manhattan Bridge, F to York St,
2 blocks south on Jay, on right). $8-12 sliding scale; benefits
Jeffrey Luers Legal Fund and Jericho NYC. Info:
freef...@mutualaid.org

6/11 SAT, 7 pm - Performance: "Marx in Soho," play by Howard
Zinn, performed by Brian Jones. At B'way Presbyterian Church, W
114th St & B'way. $10-$20 sliding scale; limited seating; all
proceeds go to the Socialism 2005
(http://www.socialismconference.org) scholarship fund. Info:
sean...@gmail.com & http://www.marxinsoho.com/

**6/11 SAT, 7 pm - Benefit: NYC Labor Chorus concert. At CUNY
Grad Ctr, 365 5th Ave, at E 34th St. $35/$15 seniors &
unemployed. Info: 212-929-3232.

**6/12 SUN, 1-3 pm - Film & discussion: "Strategic Omissions: The
Truth Behind the Health Effects After 9/11." Documentary film by
Heidi Dehncke-Fisher & Gordon Skinner. W/Intro by Rep Jerrold
Nadler (D-NY), +filmmakers, health profs, environmental experts,
rescue workers, journalists. The WTC collapse released into the
air 2,358 toxins known to cause asthma & upper respiratory
allergies & those exposed to them are at heightened risk for
numerous cancers. Film investigates impact of 9/11 on health of
rescue workers & lower Manhattan residents, unearths political
coverup of findings of EPA. At All Souls Unitarian Church, Reidy
Friendship Hall, 1157 Lexington Ave at 80th St. $10 suggested/$5
seniors/students; proceeds go toward final editing & production
for film's entry into Independent Feature Project (IFP) Film
Festival & Market (Sept 2005). Sponsors: All Souls Peace Task
Force, Not in Our Name Education Cmt, Action for Justice of
Community Church. Info: hanan...@yahoo.com &
http://www.peacetaskforcenyc.org/upcomingevents.html

6/12 SUN, 2 pm - Walking tour: surveillance camera tour, Harlem.
Meet at SW at SE corner of Adam Clayton Powell & 125th St. $5.
Sponsor: NY Surveillance Camera Players. Info: 212-561-0106,
S...@notbored.org

**6/12 SUN, 3 pm - Community Town Hall Meeting responding to the
alarming expose of Filipino NY Consul General Cecilia Rebong's
budget allowance of $10k a month to sustain her posh residence at
Manhattan's Trump Tower at UN Plaza. All Filipinos as well as
Consul General Rebong & consulate reps invited "to openly discuss
what is viable community concern." W/discussion of fate of fmr
Marcos-owned 66th St townhouse now going to waste but w/potential
to be used for public benefit. At PF Qns office, 54-05 Seabury
St, Elmhurst (G/V/R to Qns Blvd). Sponsor: Phillippine Forum.
Info: 718-565-8862. More info: NY Cmt for Human Rights in the
Philippines (NYCHRP), nyc...@yahoo.com

**6/12 SUN, 2 pm - Forum: "No Military Recruiters in Our
Schools." Tells the truth about military recruitment in our
community. W/Nicole Goodwin (Iraq War vet), Guy de Veaux (Vietnam
vet), Cesar Casamayer (youth organizer, Action for Community
Empowerment). At St Mary's Episcopal Church, 521 W 126th St (btw
Amsterdam Ave & Old B'way, 1 to 125th St, A/B/C/D to 125th St &
walk west). Free. Sponsor: United NY Black Radical Congress.
Info: 917-573-5812, nyblackradi...@yahoo.com

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339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012
phone: 212-674-9499 fax: 212-674-9139 email: w...@igc.org
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