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New York: Irish Stand

March 17, 2017 at The Riverside Church in the City of New York in New York.

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“Yes, we must stand and we must speak,” Martin Luther King, Jr., The Riverside Church, 1967

We invite you to join us in an Irish Stand, a call for inclusivity, diversity, and human rights for our global citizenry. Irish Stand has been organized to coincide with Ireland’s National Holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. The story of the Irish, both home and abroad, is one of immigration, sectarianism, and oppression. We understand and echo the concerns of those communities who face fear and uncertainty. We are, therefore, compelled to raise our voices in the spirit of the late and great, Dr. King, and make a compassionate stand for unity. Irish Stand will be an evening of multi-cultural prose, speech, song and wit. The evening’s guests include campaigner Shaun King, author Colum McCann, comedian Maeve Higgins, playwright Lisa-Tierney Keogh, actor Richard Schiff, and Irish Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. An updated list of speakers and performers will be posted over the coming weeks.

Let us remind this new administration, many of whom are Irish-American descendants of immigrants themselves, that the international community rejects the politics of division and fear. By working together, we can lead by example and make a difference in America and across the world.

Address: 490 Riverside Dr, New York
Irish Stand

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New York: The Brian Lehrer Show Live

April 18, 2017 at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR in New York.

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WNYC’s Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

Join us for a live broadcast of his Peabody Award-winning radio show in which Brian will take questions from callers and the audience at The Greene Space.

Guests and topics to be announced.

Please note: The Brian Lehrer Show is a daily news program. All guests are subject to change based on the news of the day and the needs of the show.

Address: 44 Charlton St, New York
The Brian Lehrer Show Live

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New York: Proud Colors + GendeRev present: TPOC & Politics of Attraction

March 21, 2017 at Intercultural Resource Center in New York.

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Tuesday the 21st ProudColors and GendeRevolution are hosting a joint meeting from 8:30-10pm in the second floor of the IRC. The meeting will be primarily for trans people of color and the topic will be on the politics of attraction and desirability for tpoc.

Address: 552 W 114th St, New York
Proud Colors + GendeRev present: TPOC & Politics of Attraction

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Millbrook: The Hour of Land, Terry Tempest Williams

April 22, 2017 at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook.

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This Earth Day, join us for a special lecture by writer and scholar Terry Tempest Williams. Her new book is both a personal journey and celebration of America’s national parks, delving into their history, politics, activism, and ecological threats. Books will be available for purchase by Merritt Bookstore. (Ned Ames Honorary Lecture)

Address: 2801 Sharon Tpke, Millbrook
The Hour of Land, Terry Tempest Williams

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New York: Trump v. Press Freedom

March 10, 2017 at UAW Region 9A – NYC in New York.

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On Feb. 24, CNN, Politico, BuzzFeed, HuffPost and the New York Times were banned from the West Wing press briefing at the White House! Current attacks on U.S. media workers bear a striking resemblence to those in Turkey and other countries. We are now in the world of “alternative facts,” and the President of the United states has declared the press “the enemy of the people.”
Join the National Writers Union and the Writers Guild of America East for a live-streamed panel on Trump v. Press Freedom.
Our panelists will be Bill Fletcher, Jr. (The Nation, Black Communicator), Trudy Lieberman (Columbia Journalism Review) and Liza Featherstone (The Nation).
The attacks on the press did not start with the six journalists arrested on Inauguration Day. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, and many other reporters were arrested, threatened, and assaulted while covering the North Dakota Pipeline Access protests, as well as marches against police killings in New York and Ferguson. The Obama Administration prosecuted nine cases under the Espionage Act, more than all previous administrations combined, in an attempt to silence whistle blowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. Now, Trump and Bannon are rushing through that opened door.
Please RSVP to nwu@nwu.org. Space is limited.

Address: 256 West 38th Street, 12th floor, New York
Trump v. Press Freedom

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New York: Water Is Life: No Dakota Access Pipeline

January 06, 2017 at Chashama 266W 37Th St in New York.

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#NoDAPL | Jamie Emerson

January 6 – 27, 2017
On view 24/7, through storefront window.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 6-9pm
Closing Reception: Friday, January 27, 7-10pm

Please note: the gate will be down (i.e. the exhibit will not be viewable), on nights when the temperature falls below freezing.

#NoDAPL presents art, artifacts, and supportive media regarding the Indigenous resistance to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline planned to cut through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

The drawings, paintings, and artifacts presented were created from life during the month of September 2016, when the artist lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock.

266 W 37th Street
New York, NY
(between 7th and 8th ave.)

Nearest Trains: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3

In early 2016, the US Army Corps of Engineers approved the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline is 1,172 miles long project that would carry crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota across four states, crossing underneath the Missouri River over the Ogallala Aquifer. By December 2016, more than 10,000 people from over 300 tribal nations had gathered at Standing Rock.

About the Artist
Jamie Emerson is a mixed media artist whose work focuses on interpersonal dynamics, the relationship of humans to their surroundings, and the connections between money, politics, and enduring cultural practices.

Jamie’s large scale public sculpture “Bridge” is currently installed in Riverside Park South in Manhattan. In September of 2016, Jamie lived on the Standing Rock Reservation in ND, to standing with water protectors and documenting the #NoDAPL struggle. His work has appeared in At The Edge Magazine, Untapped Cities, and the West Side Rag. He currently works and lives in New York.

For more info, e-mail: jamboe65@gmail.com

Address: 266 W 37th St, New York
Water Is Life: No Dakota Access Pipeline

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New York: Senator Bernie Sanders at Cooper Union

December 13, 2016 at Cooper Union, Great Hall in New York.

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Join the longest-serving independent in American congressional history, Senator from Vermont and recent presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as he discusses his career and the future of American politics as reflected in his recent best-selling book, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.

Admission Options: Tickets to this event are $30 and include a copy of Our Revolution. A limited and random number of copies will be signed. Payment is required for online orders at time of purchase. This event will take place at the Great Hall Cooper Union, located at 7 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003.

FAQ
-Ticketing and Seating
Tickets are available for purchase online or over the phone. All tickets are general admission, one seat per person. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Each ticket includes one copy of Our Revolution. Tickets and books are available ONE per person. One ticket=one seat=one book. If we don’t sell out before the event, tickets/books will be available at the door.

-How do I check in at the event?
Bring your order confirmation email in print or digital form and your order number to the Great Hall at Cooper Union at the time of the event. You will be checked in by name, and receive your book and admission at that time and place.

-Can I photograph or record the event?
Photography and video recording are not permitted at the event.

-Will there be a meet and greet portion of the event?
There will not.

-Will the Senator sign my book?
He will not.

-Will my copy of “Our Revolution” be signed when receive it at the event?
A limited number signed copies will be available. They will be distributed at random and NOT to the first attendees.

Address: 7 E 7th St, New York
Senator Bernie Sanders at Cooper Union

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New York: We Won’t Back Down: Fightfor15 National Day of Disruption NYC

November 29, 2016 at Zuccotti Park in New York.

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The fight for justice for ALL workers goes beyond one elected official or election day.

We’re ready to take to the streets, raise our voices, hold corporations accountable, and say WE WONT BACK DOWN!

We reject attempts to tear America apart by race, ethnicity, and gender. We will fight against any efforts to block wage increases, gut worker’s rights, deport immigrants, or cut our health care.

Over the last four years, the Fight for $15 has inspired workers to come together and change the politics of this country around wages. We’ve won raises for 22 million Americans, including 10 million who are on a path to $15, but we can’t stop and we won’t stop fighting until all of us win $15/hr and has union rights.

Address: Broadway & Liberty Street, New York
We Won

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Hogansburg: Draft 2017 Annual Tribal Budget Presentation

November 15, 2016 at Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in Hogansburg.

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In accordance with the Tribal Procedures Act adopted by referendum on June 1, 2013; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council shall provide financial accountability by holding a presentation and explanation to the membership on the Annual Tribal Budget. The Tribal Council has announced a presentation of the Draft 2017 Annual Tribal Budget will take place at a public meeting to be held in the Community Building Lobby. In advance of the Kentenhkó:wa/November 15th budget presentation, tribal members can obtain a copy of the Draft 2017 Annual Tribal Budget to review. Copies are available to pick-up from the main reception desk located in the Community Building Lobby beginning on Kentenhkó:wa/November 1st.

Address: 412 State Route 37, Hogansburg
Draft 2017 Annual Tribal Budget Presentation

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Ithaca: Beyoncé’s Lemonade w/ faculty panel discussion

September 22, 2016 at Cornell Cinema in Ithaca.

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Free only with ticket in advance from the Willard Straight Resource Center, starting Mon Sept 19 at 10am

The Aesthetics and Style of Race, Gender and Politics: Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Join us for a free screening of Beyoncé’s hour-long visual album, LEMONADE, followed by a panel of featuring four Cornell faculty women of color: Oneka LaBennett, Noliwe Rooks, Samantha Sheppard and Dehanza Rogers.

LEMONADE is a rapturous tour-de-force of the personal and the political with directorial work from Jonas Åkerlund, Kahlil Joseph, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek, Todd Tourso, and Beyoncé herself, work that has drawn comparisons to Julie Dash’s 1991 masterpiece DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST as well as artist Pipilotti Rist’s installation Ever is Over All, among others.

The presentation is cosponsored with the Africana Studies & Research Center, the Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and the American Studies Program.

Address: 104 Willard Straight Hall, Ithaca
Beyoncé’s Lemonade w/ faculty panel discussion

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