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May 17, 2011

2011.05.17: Antiwar Bulletin: Upcoming Events

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:26 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Antiwar Bulletin: Upcoming Events

Tues., May 17, 8 p.m.
From Cairo to Madison: The Arab Revolution & a World in Motion
Renowned author Tariq Ali discusses the global implications of the revolts shaking North Africa and the Middle East and assesses their implications for movements around the world for those seeking to challenge neoliberalism and empire.
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St., Dumbo, Brooklyn

Weds., May 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Protest Islamophobia at Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Kotbi, a waiter at New York’s Waldorf Astoria was forced by hotel management to change his name multiple times to keep him from scaring guests. Earlier this month, Kotbi filed a lawsuit against the Waldorf-Astoria charging that hotel management created a “hostile work environment.” A lot of people out there are dealing with the same issues and they need to know that we stand with them.
Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 300 Park Ave., Manhattan

Weds., May 18, 7 p.m.
Seeds of Nakba: The Continued Plight of Palestinian Refugees
On May 15, Israel shot and killed at least 21 unarmed Palestinian refugees seeking to return to their homes after 63 years in exile. Thus, while commonly referred to as the year in which Palestinians were exiled and dispossessed of their land, the Nakba is an ongoing and continuous phenomenon that both pre-dates 1948 and continues today.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, #501, Manhattan

Sat., May 21, 12:30-4 p.m.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Author Michelle Alexander. Support work to end mass incarceration and the emergence of the New Jim Crow. Become part of a movement, and refuse to be silent and inactive.
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive (120th St. and Claremont Ave), Manhattan

Sat, May 21, 7 p.m.
Confronting Police and FBI Repression of Communities of Color & Oppressed Nationalities
Hatem Abudayyeh (Palestinian human rights activist), Speaker from Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), Attorney Shayana Kadidal (Center for Constitutional Rights).
56 Walker St., Lower Manhattan

Weds., May 25, 6:30-10 p.m.
Sunset Cruise in NY Harbor for U.S. Boat to Gaza
Fundraiser for THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, part of the FREEDOM FLOTILLA II to help end the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.
Marco Polo Marina, 23rd St., & FDR Drive, Manhattan

Mon., May 30, 7 p.m.
“Hip Hop is Bigger Than the Occupation”: Screening
New film about a ten day journey of artists traveling through Palestine. Includes M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, Lowkey, Jody McIntyre and Trinidad, Brandon and Lavie from the South West Youth Collaborative/University of Hip Hop Chicago.
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St., Dumbo, Brooklyn

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