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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

#89 Plans

Wednesday, May 16

Early morning: High School newspaper distribution

5 pm Event: March/prayer vigil for Alberta Spruill, killed by NYPD 3/16/03. Meet at Convent Ave Baptist Church, 420 W 145 St, march to 310 W 143rd St. Sponsors: Justice Coalition for Alberta Spruill, Faith Coalition for Political Action, James E Davis Stop Violence Foundation, Dedicated to the Struggle Inc, Community Alert, Man Up! Inc, Nat'l Action Network Info: 212-234-6767.

6pm "Voices of Darfur" Museum of Television 7 Radio 25 W. 52nd St. (nr 5th Ave) Mia Farrow, Nick Clooney, and other activists discuss the ongoing conflict in the Sudanese region 212-621-6800 $5-$25

7 pm "Climate Change, Despair & Empowerment: Traveling Road Show." St Mark's Church 2nd Ave & 10th St (6 to Astor Place, L to 1st or 3rd Aves). Donations accepted W/John Seed (founding director of Rainforest Information Centre; award-winning Australian conservationist). To spark individual & community action around issue of catastrophic climate change. Incl video w/footage of Al Gore & Ross Gelbspan; expose false solutions, identify real solutions; discussion on role of denial of anguish & despair; connections to local organizing groups.. Info: & John Seed & & Philadelphia

6-8PM Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal Drexel University Matheson Hall, 109 32nd & Market Streets Speakers: Kathleen Cleaver, Linn Washington, Joy James, Michael Schiffman, Tameka L. Cage, Dave Lindorff. Moderators: Johanna Fernandez, Mark L. Taylor

Thursday, May 17

8:30AM Mumia Abu Jamal's FINAL APPEAL COURT DATE! Philadelphia, PA rally: 6th & Market Battle on in the eleventh hour of Mumia's case! The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has informed attorneys for death row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal that it will hear oral argument on Mumia’s habeas corpus appeal on May 17 in Philadelphia. In a letter to supporters announcing the hearing, Mumias attorney Robert Bryan pointed out that Mumia “remains in great danger. If all is lost, he will be executed.” Mumia’s case has reached a critical juncture. Any decision by the Third Circuit will likely be appealed to the reactionary U.S. Supreme Court. United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. For more information go to:

7:00 pm What Do Creationists Believe About Human Evolution? with Dr. Eugenie Scott, American Museum of Natural History. Central Park West, at 79th Street, New York, $10.00 General Admission / $8.00 Members Call: (212) 769-5100 or

7:00 PM BOOK CELEBRATION Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X BlvdNew York, NY The Schomburg Center and Up South, Inc. present readings by Ruby Dee from Life Lit by Some Large Vision: Selected Speeches and Writings by Ossie Davis and by Colin Channer from Girl with the Golden Shoes. Join Ruby Dee, Colin Channer, Malaika Adero and other guests for an exciting literary evening. Q&A and book signing will follow the presentations.

Friday, May 18

“Black Panthers: Making Sense of History” Aperture Gallery 547 W 27th St212-505-5555 Photographer Stephen Shames captures a turbulent period for the revolutionary political party in these images of street demonstrations, protests and unscripted behind-the-scenes moments.This week's schedule: Fri 18, 10:00am-6pm; Sat 19, 10:00am-6pm; Tue 22, 10:00am-6pm; Wed 23, 10:00am-6pm; Thu 24, 10:00am-6pm.Prices: Free

8:30am 2007 Personal Democracy Forum Conference Pace University Schimmel Hall 150 Spruce St., nr Gold St. Writers, bloggers, and political thinkers ( Arianna Huffington, Seth Godin, Thomas L. Friedman, and Craig Newmark and others) explore the ways technology is changing grassroots campaigns. register online at $245.00

Saturday, May 19

9th Avenue Food Fair. The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival in May has become a favorite weekend for New Yorkers since it began in 1973. From 37th Street to 57th Street, Ninth Avenue closes to cars and the festival takes over. More than a million people visit the festival each year. It's unique and amazing, celebrating the joys of ethnicity through food, entertainment and every kind of street fair stall.

Most street fairs in New York all look the same but this one stands out. The food is the big draw, but the festival is a fabulous expression of the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood -- teeming with ethnic food shops and fine restaurants and offering an eclectic global smorgasbord of national and regional foods. Outside venders participate as well, but the Ninth Avenue merchants and restaurants and the community organizations of Hell's Kitchen are out in all their neighborhood glory.

Come for Argentinian, Brazilian, Cajun, Chinese, Cuban, Dominican, Ethiopian, French, German, Greek, Haitian, Indian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Moroccan, Pakistani, Polish, Puerto Rican, Peruvian, Senegalese, Sicilian, Southern, Spanish, Thai, Trinidadian, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese food ? and more! Even at the Ninth Avenue Food Festival, there are the standards -- mozzarepas, zeppolis, funnel cakes, and egg creams -- but this is one street fair where they are outnumbered by fabulous foods that you actually don't see at other fairs.

Around the middle area of the festival, stages are set up for live music and dancing. You will see Egyptian belly dancing, German folk dancing, and Arabian scarf dancing, Midori & Chad performing Lindy Hop, Charleston, Peabody, Blues and Salsa routines, the Mary Morrisson Dancers sharing the traditional dances and music of Scotland -- plus other performers and many local bands.

There are also plenty of regular street fair vendors selling inexpensive clothes, sunglasses, accessories and socks. If you like jewelry, there are always rings, bracelets, earrings, and pendants available. You'll also find the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market vendors selling their various wares down 39th Street. Bring a big appetite, wear comfortable shoes and loose-fitting clothes. If you need to offset your gluttony-guilt, remember: the Ninth Avenue Food Festival is held to raise money for the community groups in Hell's Kitchen.

The festival takes place each year the weekend after Mother's Day. There is no admission fee and the festival extends from 37th street to 57th street. It starts at 9:30 am and ends at 6:30 pm. You can miss most of New York's street fairs but you can't miss this one.

Harlem. Time and place to meet to be announced.

11am-4pm The Wedding march Crossing the Bridge for Marriage Equality. Foley Sq. on the Manhattan side of the Bridge, proceeding across the Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman PlazaJoin Marriage Equality NY in NY's largest communtiy marriage rights action.

3:00pm FORUM The Malcolm X Museum In celebration of the 82nd Birthday of Malcolm X, the Malcolm X Museum presents "Writing is Fighting: The Impact of Malcolm X Upon Black Writers." A distinguished intergenerational panel of black writers will discuss the impact of Malcolm X on their writing, as well as on writers of his time and those of today. The panel will also discuss the influence that black writers had on Malcolm X El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. A reception will follow the discussion. For more information, call the Malcolm X Museum at (212) 650-8956. Sunday, May 20 Out to the churches 11 am-12:15 pm Discussion: on Iraq war. W/Demond Mullins (Iraq Veterans Against the War), Todd Ensign (Citizen Soldier). Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, Meeting House main hall 53 Prospect Pk West (btw 1st & 2nd Sts), Park Slope, Bkn Mullins, featured in "Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War," will accept BSEC's 2007 Peace Site Award on behalf of IVAW. SUN platform series. . Free. Info: 718-768-2972, &


9th Avenue Food Fair. See Saturday description.

Tuesday, May 22

7:30pm. Alice Walker in Conversation with Gloria Steinem. Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y Kaufmann Concert Hall Alice Walker, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple, has written many volumes of poetry and non-fiction. Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine and remained one of its editors for 15 years. Price: $25.00 All Sections



Thursday, May 24, 2007 8:00pm. (sold out) Understanding Our World: Al Gore with Charlie Rose. Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y Kaufmann Concert Hall Al Gore served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States, having had a prior distinguished career serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He is the author of the bestsellers Earth in the Balance and An Inconvenient Truth. He also stars in the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth, where he passionately exposes the myths and misconceptions about global warming and offers practical solutions for what each of us can do to ensure the future of our planet. His most recent book is The Assault On Reason, a visionary analysis of how we can put the tenets of fact-based reasoning back into public discourse and politics at large. Tickets for priority seating are $50.

Saturday, May 26

8:30 am Protest: Dick Cheney West Point, NJ He speaks at West Point graduation. Meet at Veteran's Park, Main St, Highland Falls, NY; march to Thayer Gate & into West Point & then re-assemble for a rally. Info: Steve Greenfield, 845-532-0280,

Upcoming June events 6/9 SAT, eve - Event: w/Cynthia McKinney & Lynne Stewart. At loc TBA in Bkn. Info:

6/16 SAT & 6/17 SUN - Event: Clearwater Music & Environmental Festival: Great Hudson River Revival 2007. At Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.Info: Jen Rubbo, Volunteer Coordinator, 845-454-7673 x123, or

6/17 SUN Gay Pride Rally Bryant park (42nd St & 6th Avenue) 2-6pm 6/18 MON 8pm Yoko Ono in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y Kaufmann Concert Hall Yoko Ono is a ground-breaking and award-winning musician, artist, filmmaker and peace activist. Her most recent work includes the albums, Yes, I'm a Witch and Open Your Box. One of the boldest creative thinkers and cultural icons of our time, she discusses her extraordinary life journey with Anthony DeCurtis, who is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of In Other Words: Artists Talk About Life and Work.

6/19 TUE 6-8:30 pm - Film/discussion: "Heir to an Execution."W/Ivy Meerepol. Tamiment Library 70 Washington Sq South, 10th fl (A/C/E, B/D/F/V to W 4th St, R to 8th St-NYU, 1 to Christopher St-Sheridan Sq). Sponsors: Tamiment, National Cmt to Reopen the Rosenberg Case. Info: 212-998-2428, &

6/23 SAT-6/27 WED - Conference: "Creating Sustainability W/in Our Midst: Challenge for the 21st Century." 4th biennial conf of US Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE). At Pace U downtown campus. Info: 6/23 SAT,5 pm - March: 15th annual NYC Dyke March. Bryant Park, 42nd St & 6th Ave Bring noisemakers, signs & rebel-rousing lesbians. "The dyke march is a protest march, not a parade--we don't ask for a permit, because we have the right to protest. As lesbians, we recognize that we must organize amongst ourselves to fight for our rights, for our safety, for visibility." Planning meetings: 5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22 FRI, 6-8 pm at LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (just west of 7th Ave, 1/2/3, A/C/E to 14th St, L to 8th Ave). Info: 212-479-8520, &

6/24 SUN 12pm-? Gay Pride March 5th Avenue & 52nd Street to Christopher & Greenwich Streets 6/27 WED-7/1 SUN - Conference: US Social Forum. At various locs in Atlanta. $20-$125. Info: Alice Lovelace, 404-622-1133, &


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