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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Building for June 12th: Getting out the Word About the event & Opening the Door for others to Join In

We are closing in on June 12th. And as the letter to those who are on the program committee put it: "Imagine an overflow crowd at the Schomburg that night, being challenged and inspired by the clarity of Avakian's insights and the sharpness of his call to act. Imagine the crowd thrilled by performances by Staceyann Chin (of Def Poetry Jam) and jazz musicians Reggie Workman, Mike Wimberly, James Spaulding and other special guests. Imagine several hundred people staying around after the program to talk to Herb Boyd, Reverend Earl Kooperkamp, Father Luis Barrios and other members of the host committee; to representatives of the Revolutionary Communist Party and to each other. Imagine that people all over New York City and beyond have been talking about who Avakian is and about his revolutionary political stance. Imagine the impact this can have on people who feel the world is crying out for radical change yet wonder what, if anything, could be done about all the ills facing humanity. How it could open up new possibilities for people to envision things being different, and for them to act to change things.

"But don't just imagine all this happening, get involved in making it happen!"

Join up with the teams going out with the postcards for the event, Revolution newspaper and the Revolution DVD to hook up with the people stepping forward to make this even the special event it needs to be! See the post below on notes from the phone banking team.

Monday, June 4th

Tayannah Lee McQuillar: When Rap Music Had a Conscience
Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd
Between 124th and 125th Streets
New York, NY 10027
Tel: 212-665-7400
What goes up must come down! What was once the progressive, conscious race and political music of inner-city kids has now morphed into a new form of black oppression. Whatever way you flip this coin, there is no question that rap music is under fire. This is an important social dialogue that affects us all. Why did the golden age of rap give rise to crass materialism, sex and violence? Come and find out.

8:00 pm
Benefit: "There Has to Be a Way: A Common Ground Cabaret."
Playwrights Horizons
416 W 42nd St (9th & 10th Aves, A/C/E to 42nd St-Port Authority).
W/Staceyann Chin, David Cale, Less the Band, Shorey Walker, Lunchaford, Andrew Boyd, Lanna Joffrey, Daniel Ajl Kitrosser, Amelia "Lady Rizo" Zirin Brown. Benefits Common Ground Collective (CGC), organization for Hurricane Katrina victims. Silent art auction in lobby. At $25/premium $50 & $75 (incl 6:30 pm cocktail hour). Info/tix:

Tuesday, June 5th

NYC TimesTalks
Global Warming, Local Solutions
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
With a problem as immense as human-caused climate change, how can individuals and communities make a difference? Discover the latest scientific findings on global warming and real-world solutions that can have an impact. Hear New York Times science reporter Andrew Revkin discuss the challenges and what we can do now with Alex Matthiessen, president of Riverkeeper; Bill McKibben, activist and author of "Deep Economy"; Billy Parish, founder of the Climate Campaign and co-founder and coordinator for the Energy Action Coalition; and Cynthia Rosenzweig, senior research scientist, Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Sunday with the Magazine, NY Times series

James Carroll
Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
at 82nd St.
National Book Award winner Carroll shares his historical work House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power.

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Wednesday, June 6

Out to the high schools and hospitals

McDonald’s at 125th & Broadway

Kanye West & Donda West
Borders Penn Station
32nd & 7th Avenue
Book signing: Raising Kanye

7:00 pm
Talk/book signing: "The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, 1 Economy at a Time." W/Antonia Juhasz (author/critic/policy analyst).
Unitarian Church of All Souls, Reidy Friendship Hall, 1157 Lexington Ave & 80th St (6 to 77th St). Free/donations appreciated. Sponsors: Peace Task Force of All Souls Church, Action for Justice Community Church of NYC, Resistance Cinema. Info: 718-843-0515, 610-730-3566 &

Civilians under Fire from Iraq to Somalia: The Struggle for "Humanitarian Space"
7:00 pm, reception at 6:00 pm
Cooper Union
The Great Hall
7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue
Free Please join us as Scott Anderson, novelist and journalist with The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair, takes the stage with aid workers from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Political Humor and Political Reality
The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street (enter at 66 West 12th Street).
At a time when many people report getting their news form Comedy Central rather than Fox, CNN, or the broadcast networks, the role of humor in politics is ripe for reappraisal. Do jokes about politicians or political issues offer a more effective path to a certain kind of the truth than straight reportage? The Wolfson Center for National Affairs at The New School presents an evening of performance and discussion dedicated to political humor, featuring Ira Shorr (aka Senator Jess Trussme); Bill Hartung, World Policy Institute arms control expert and stand up comic; and progressive comedian and New School standup comedy workshop instructor Scott Blakeman. $8

Thursday, June 7

Out to the high schools and hospitals

McDonald’s at 125th & Broadway

Freedom Next Time: An Evening with John Pilger and Amy Goodman
The New School,
Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street.
Nations Books ( and The New School present award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger, and Amy Goodman, as they discuss struggles for freedom and independence in Iraq, Palestine, South Africa, and the island of Diego Garcia.

Friday, June 8

Out to the high schools and hospitals

McDonald’s at 125th & Broadway

Talk: breakfast briefing, "Can US-Iran Relations Be Brought Back From the Brink?" W/Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's ambassador to the UN. 8-8:30 am: Registration & continental breakfast; 8:30-9:30 am: program. At Asia Society &
Museum, 725 Park Ave. $15 Members; $20 nonmembers. Register in adv (please):
More info: 212-517-ASIA.

Saturday, June 9

All out to Harlem: time and place to be announced

116th Street Festival
116th Streets between 2nd and Lexington Avenues; 3rd Avenue from 106th to 122nd Streets

"Evening of Revolutionary Love." W/former rep Cynthia McKinney & activist atty Lynne Stewart.
St Mary's Episcopal Church
521 W 126th St (near B'way, 1, A/B/C/D to 125th St)
Reception after speeches. . $10; donations accepted to repay Cynthia McKinney's campaign debts. Info: &
--4 pm: reception w/Cynthia McKinney. At Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, Bkn (at Jefferson Ave, A to Nostrand Ave). $50; seating limited. Reserve: 718-398-1766.

Sunday, June 10

Harlem Team meeting time and place TBA

-- Abyssinian Baptist Church
132 Odell Clark Place (formerly 138th St.)
9:00am-10:30am and 11:00am

-- Riverside Church
120 & Claremont Avenue
10:45am – 12pm

-- Metropolitan AME Church
58 W. 135th St
Church School 9:30 A.M.
Praise & Worship 10:30 A.M.
Worship 11:00 A.M.

2007 NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADEOn Fifth Avenue, from 44th to 86th Streets
-- Parade starts at 11:00am
We want to have a contingent. Place to meet to be arranged.

Celebration of Ethiopian Millennium
Schomburg Center for Research in Black culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
(212) 491-2200
The Beta Israel of North America (BINA) Cultural Foundation and the Schomburg Center invite you to a screening of ADWA: An African Victory directed by Haile Gerima followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Ephraim Isaac and Howard Dodson. This program hopes to highlight the cultural and historical achievements and triumphs of Ethiopia and the special position it holds in the African Diaspora in celebration of the upcoming Ethiopian Millennium that begins on September 12, 2007. Light refreshments will be served. Free admission.

"Every Mother's Son"
Brooklyn Museum
Cantor Auditorium, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Bkn
Tami Gold & Kelly Anderson. 3 women turn the deaths of their sons at the hands of police into an opportunity for profound social change.. Free w/museum admission. Info: 718-638-5000.

Monday, June 11th

Out the High Schools

Harlem Team meeting time and place TBA

Apollo Theater
A Tribute to the Godfather of Soul: James Brown
253 W. 125th St.
With Most Def & friends
Benefit for the Apollo Theater Foundation – 3rd Annual Spring Benefit
6:30pm Cocktail Reception
7:30pm Tribute Concert & A

Kamau Brathwaite, Dreamstories
Hue-Man Books & Cafe
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd
Brathwaite’s dazzling, inventive language, his tragic yet unquenchable vision, his haunting beats and timing makes for one of the most compelling voices of the late twentieth-century poets. Do yourself a favor. Come see Kamau so you, too, may go around spouting his words and sounding amazingly erudite.

6:30 pm
"Questioning the Constitution."
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 5th Avenue
W/Dan Rather, Lt Cmdr Charles Swift (represented Guantanamo
detainees in Supreme Court case), Bradford Berenson (ex-assoc
counsel to George W Bush), Dahlia Lithwick (Slate), David Rivkin
(adviser to Reagan & George HW Bush), Jeffrey Rosen (New Republic).
On 1st 3 articles of Constitution--separation of powers & checks &
balances; event to be taped for broadcast on Dan Rather Reports. At
Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva U Jacob Burns Moot Court
Room (1st fl), 55 5th Ave (at 12th St). RSVP:

"Judy Chicago: Jewish Identity,” with Laura Kruger, co-curator with Gail Levin art historian and author of “Becoming Judy Chicago” of the current exhibition at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion Museum .
Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue @ 40th Street
(212) 340-0849
A power point presentation discussing both the trajectory of Judy Chicago's life and the development of her art. This show will use the newly published biography by Gail Levin.

7:00 pm
Reading: "Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour."
W/author Peniel E Joseph on how the Black Power Movement
transformed the US's racial, social & political landscape.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St (at Stanton, 1 bk S of Houston, F/V to
2nd Ave). Free. Info: 212-777-6028, &

June 12

7:00-9:30 pm
Film/discussion/reception: "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About," film of talk by Bob Avakian. W/poet Staceyann Chin, excerpts from film, other performers TBA. Reception to follow. At Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd (at 135th St, 2/3 to 135th St). $15. Sponsors: Revolution Books, Chuck D, Rev Earl Kooperkamp, Herb Boyd & others. Info/tix: 212-691-3345.

Race, Law & American Society: 1607 to Present
Gloria Browne-Marshall,
Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd
Between 124th and 125th Streets
The Preamble to the Declaration of Independence advocates equal justice under the law for all. In reality that never happens. This book, by renowned John Jay College Law Professor Gloria Marshall, examines race and its role in the American legal system. Readers will discern the impact that civil rights cases had on American society and on the legal system.

A three-part series
Tuesdays, June 12, 19, and 26, 7:00 P.M.
Swayduck Auditorium, 65 Fifth Avenue, ground floor
Admission: series ticket $20, single admission $10
The state of journalism is examined through cable and broadcast news, newspapers, the internet, and political advertising. The series features journalists Marlene Sanders, formerly of ABC and CBS News; William Small, chairman for News and Documentaries Emmy Awards, National Television Academy; William E. Casey Jr., vice president of special editions, The Wall Street Journal ; Richard Roth, United Nations correspondent for CNN; and Vivian Schiller, New York Times. Moderated by Professor Stuart H. Loory, Lee Hills Chair in Free Press Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism and director of the Missouri Journalism summer program at The New School in 2007.


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