September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Poor People's Walking Tour of Wall Street

A tour to reflect on the Wall Street Bull, the New York Stock Exchange, our history, and to who we're up against in global capitalism. It helps us to see how all of our isolated fights ultimately lead us here.
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September 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Audry Funk: a documentary on hip hop, womanhood and social justice

Join us for a screening of the short film about Audry Funk, a feminist rapper and social activist from Mexico who came to the U.S. to gain a better career and continue spreading her voice for social justice.
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September 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Grito de Lares: The Struggle Continues!

We want to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of El Grito de Lares in Puerto Rico, and reflect on the current struggle for decolonization and self-determination. Join us for a great night of reflection, live music and community!
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September 23, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Fundraising and dancing with Princess Nokia

A night of fundraising and dancing with Princess Nokia and DJ Bembona. The funds will be destined to Hood 2 La Gente's Post María Hurricane Relief.
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September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

"Dear Mandela" Film Screening

Join us for this special screening of Dear Mandela, in light of recent oppression by the South African government of the Abahlali baseMjondolo, Shack Dwellers Movement, with filmmakers, Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza.
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September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Theater of the Oppressed Training

This training will teach people ways of fighting back against oppression in their daily lives. We will explore our bodies as a tool of representing feelings, ideas, and relationships.
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September 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Screen Printing Workshop

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Wall Street Charging Bull
October 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Poor People's Walking Tour of Wall Street

A tour to reflect on the Wall Street Bull, the New York Stock Exchange, our history, and to who we're up against in global capitalism. It helps us to see how all of our isolated fights ultimately lead us here.
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October 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Resist and Decolonize through Culture

A conversation with artists Frank Waln, Tanaya Winder, & Mahina Movement around the role of culture in the work to decolonize and in building a radical imagination for the future. 
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October 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Radical Legacies of Action: Che Guevara and “Tania La Guerrilla”

Celebrating the lives and radical legacies of Che Guevara and Tamara Bunke “Tania La Guerrilla.”
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October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Degenerate Art and The State Part II: Notes of Discord

This 8-week survey will be an exploration of selected pieces of music, visual art, and films that are alternative forms of revolt that both deepens our consciousness and inspires resistance
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October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

TODAVIA CANTAMOS! Celebrating Revolutionary New Song

Join us in celebrating the revolutionary legacy of “La Nueva Canción” (New Song) Movement with special performances by Mochi Parra.
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October 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Woke Kids Story-Making Workshop: Decolonization + Self Determination

The workshop's aim is to help children work collectively to create stories that empower and celebrate people of different backgrounds.
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October 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Fall: A Season of Self-Preservation by Love Light & Poetry

In this workshop with Rabih Ahmed, participants will define self-preservation and affirm it through the creation of original poetic works. Through interactive writing exercises they will begin to hone into their life’s purposes.
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October 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Raising Funds for Ramona Africa's Healthcare

Let's help Ramona Africa, MOVE’s Minister of Communications, fight for her life. She's battling to survive, and is being denied the urgent healthcare that she needs.
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October 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

KINSHASA MAKAMBO Film Screening

Kinshasa Makambo, a film by Dieudo Hamadi, exposes the political crisis in the Congo through the stories of three young political activists.
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October 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

DETROIT 48202: CONVERSATIONS ALONG A POSTAL ROUTE

Detroit is a feature documentary that examines the rise, demise, and contested resurgence of Detroit through the lens of African-American mail carrier, Wendell Watkins, and the residents he has faithfully served for thirty years.
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October 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Music, Resistance, Repression

Join us for a vibrant night of history, music and community with Aaron Leonard and Mat Callahan. #folkmusic #politicalactivists #musicandresistance
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October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

In Defense of Ancestral Lands

Nidiria Ruiz Medina , a community organizer, and women's peace activist from the Naya River in Cauca, Colombia, will talk about Afro-Colombian women resisting U.S. Militarization and the War on Drugs.
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October 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Dance Party with Strings N Skins

Come out and dance to the Afro-Diaspora inspired music of Strings N Skins , a Brooklyn based band that will take you on journey around our Mother Earth.
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October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Letter writing for Political Prisoner/Prisoner of War

Join us every last Sunday of the month as we learn more about our political prisoners, the ongoing campaigns to bring them home, and engage in letter-writing.
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October 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Stop Police Brutality: A Community Conversation

Panelists will include some of the leading organizations and family members impacted by police brutality.
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October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Black in the Holy Land Presentation

Marc Lamont Hill and Nancy Mansour present a closer look at the diverse Black communities within the Holy Land including Sudanese/Eritrean refugees, Black Palestinian refugees, Afro Palestinians and more.
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October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Mexico after Elections: Steps Forward

Discussion on the current context of Mexico in light of recent elections and how people’s movements are analyzing this moment in history.
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October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Follow the Money: Flashpoints radio interviews

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November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

¡Solidaridad y liberación! / Solidarity and Liberation

A presentation of the cultural solidarity and mutual aid organizing of AgitArte, a year after hurricane María with Sugeily Rodríguez Lebrón and Jorge Díaz Ortiz.
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November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Hell’s Kitchen Dance Party: Day of the Dead

Come enjoy Hell’s Kitchen Dance Party, serving good vibes and dope beats with our resident DJ Kay Kay 47 and invited women DJs from the different boroughs of NYC.
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November 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Viva Puerto Rico Libre! Se Acabaron Las Promesas

A presentation and discussion on the current socio-economic and political reality of Puerto Rico with Se Acabaron las Promesas.
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Wall Street Charging Bull
November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Poor People's Walking Tour of Wall Street

A tour to reflect on the Wall Street Bull, the New York Stock Exchange, our history, and to who we're up against in global capitalism. It helps us to see how all of our isolated fights ultimately lead us here.
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November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Inside the Activist Studio - Interview with Ramona Africa

An Interview with Ramona Africa of the MOVE organization. Where she talks about her childhood and what caused her to join MOVE among many other questions.
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November 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Performing Arts Mosaic’s Open Stage

Everybody can take the stage and share a five-minute piece — similar to an open mic but open to any art form. Come to share your art, or just enjoy the show!
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November 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

"The Girls" Film Screening

The Girls is about Iranian high school girls, their hopes and aspirations, and a Q&A with the Director Fery Malek Madani , who traveled across Iran engaging them in discussions.
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November 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Malcolm X: The media's the most powerful entity, Techactivist.org with Glen Ford

Come out as TechActivist.Org discuss the difference between corporate media and media made by the people for the people. A panel discussion with Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report.
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November 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

Worker Writers Assembly: Fall 2018

The Worker Writers School hosts our “Worker Writers School Assembly.” Join in a series of public conversations with Fred Moten, Stefano Harney, Marina Sitrin, Sawako Nakayasu, and others.
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November 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

The Feminist Film

THE FEMINIST follows Schyman through daily life and political breakthroughs. With cameos from supporters Jane Fonda and Pharrell, the film paints a personal and political portrait of the woman behind the headlines, as she meets with women in small towns in Sweden, travels to refugee camps in Greece, and organizes a movement in the corridors of power in Brussels.
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November 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

El Salvador's Water: Not for Sale! El Agua No Se Vende!

Come hear about her experience on the frontlines of the fight to save water in El Salvador and find out what you can do!
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November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Introduction to Political Education & Popular Education Pedagogy

This one-day class is about popular education - an approach to teaching and learning that connects theory, experience, and practical work for social change.
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November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

An Evening with Political Cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh

The Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre invite you to meet Mohammad Sabaaneh, renowned Palestinian political cartoonist.
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November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Citywide Vendor’s Market

The People’s Market features local artists, creatives and makers. Come learn, share experiences and build community!
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November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Making All Black Lives Matter with Barbara Ransby

Join author, historian and activist Barbara Ransby as she discusses her new book "Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century." Ransby will be in conversation with with Movement for Black lives activist and Blackbird co-founder, Thenjiwe McHarris.
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November 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Marielle Franco + Berta Caceres, Presente! One-Day Summit on Gender and State Violence

Commemorating  the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we present a one-day summit to address issues related to gender and state violence.
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November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Fascism in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Reflections on today’s Strongmen

New York release of OR Books edition of Strongmen: Putin, Erdogan, Duterte, Trump, Modi. Speakers include Eve Ensler, Ninotchka Rosca, Lara Vapnyar, and Vijay Prashad.
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November 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Immigration Dialogue. Discussion about enforcement, detention and deportation

Join Families for Freedom for a participatory dialogue around immigration enforcement, detention and deportation with Jane Guskin and David Wilson, authors of "The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers."
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November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

World under Siege: Building a Global People's Movement

Panel discussion from leaders tied to struggles in the Philippines, Palestine, Brazil, and Puerto Rico on what it means to build an anti-imperialist and anti-fascist movement today.
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December 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Anakbayan New York Presents: A Birthday Bash to Smash Fascism!

In recognition of Anakbayan Philippines' 20th year anniversary and in celebration of 13 years of organizing in NYC, Anakbayan New York presents: A Birthday Bash to Smash Fascism!
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December 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

The murder of Fred Hampton -- Film Screening

Fred Hampton , was shot dead in his bed by the Chicago police during a pre-dawn raid. With righteous anger, director Howard Alk peels back layers of government lies to reveal the truth about an assassination conspiracy stretching all the way to the FBI.
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December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Economics of surveillance

This workshop is one of a four-part series titled “The Franchise” which aims to explore the political and economic foundation sustaining the arch of the criminal justice system, and the role of community surveillance in this process.
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December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Rhythms of Resistance

Join us as we dance to rhythms from the global south and celebrate solidarity, resistance and movement. Open mic welcoming mc’s, singers, and poets to showcase our people’s artistic expressions; Featuring Mahina Movement, Mother Tongue, DJ Aguapanela Mami, Yesenia and A Very Special Guest from Chile Grupo Kalfu
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December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Burkinabé rising

Burkinabè Rising, a new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A movie by director Iara Lee.
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December 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

A State of Indifference

A state of indifference takes you on a trip through Hip Hop from the perspective of the DJ. This exhibit shows the artist on Turntables through Monica Perry's lens covering the time period of 2008-2018. Exhibit with Performance by Mike Flo MC and DJ of Dead Prez
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December 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Decolonizing Wealth: An Evening with Author Edgar Villanueva

Join Edgar Villanueva, author of “Decolonizing Wealth” on a panel to discuss the concepts of the book and the connection with The Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Reparations Campaign.
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December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

A Brilliant Genocide

A Brilliant Genocide is an expose of the brutal campaigns by the Yoweri Museveni regime to wipe out a significant part of Uganda’s Acholi people under the guise of crushing a rebellion by The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
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December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Will Be Heard: A Performance Event

Will Be Heard gathers voices of all ages, races, genders and magnifies their stories, poetry, dance, art and music to inquire together about our historical and social reality.
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December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am

WAM!NYC 2018 Gender Justice in Media Conference

What a year! Now, more than ever, we need a place to commiserate and strategize as feminist journalists, editors, filmmakers, and communications professionals who are dedicated to gender justice in the media. Join WAM!NYC 2018 Gender Justice in Media Conference!
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December 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

[POSTPONED EVENT] Breaking every chain: struggle to end mass incarceration

Join us in a community conversation led by organizers and those directly impacted who are fighting back in efforts to end mass incarceration. This event will be followed by an open mic!
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December 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Film Screening + Poetry Reading with Mohammed El-Kurd

Join us for a screening of Just Vision's award-winning documentary, My Neighbourhood + original poetry by the film's protagonist, Mohammed El-Kurd. There will also be a Q&A with Mohammed, moderated by Aber Kwas (Take On Hate) to follow.
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January 9 @ 6:30 pm

The Economics of the Arrest and Arraignment

A four-part series workshop to explore the political and economic foundation sustaining the arch of the criminal justice system, and the role of community surveillance in this process.
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January 12 @ 3:00 pm

Special Report: New & Favorable Legal Developments in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

A forum to learn about the opportunities we now have to advance our efforts to bring Mumia Abu-Jamal’s home.
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January 13 @ 9:00 am

Mental Health First Aid Training

Become certified in Mental Health First Aid! This 8 hour course will help you: identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses & how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved ones.
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January 26 @ 2:30 pm

Black and Cuba: Film Screening

Join the Venceremos Brigade in the screening of Black and Cuba, followed by a brief information session on the upcoming 50th contingent of the Venceremos Brigade this summer!
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January 31 @ 6:00 pm

Raiz Up! Hip Hop Showcase + Open Mic

Our monthly open mic and showcase welcomes emcee’s, singers, dancers, poets, and all other artists! Join us as we celebrate resistance, movement and art.
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February 2 @ 5:00 pm

Undeterred: Film Screening

Undeterred is a documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Directed by Eva Lewis, a resident of Arivaca and longtime member of People Helping People in the Border Zone (PHP).
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February 5 @ 6:30 pm

Straight Talk: Media and Resistance in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas with Papo Reto Collective

Join Defend Democracy Brazil New York for a conversation with members of frontline defenders  Coletivo Papo Reto (Straight Talk Collective), a Brazilian grassroots network that collects and documents evidence of police brutality in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas.
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February 5 @ 7:00 pm

Spoken Word Classes with Ameresoul

A three-day class that will take participants into the political, personal and powerful journey of creating original performance poetry pieces. This class will help students discover and mold their own poetic voice and stage presence.
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February 6 @ 6:30 pm

The Economics of Detention and Incarceration

This workshop will explore the financial framework that keeps intact New York's 3.9 billion criminal justice system.
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February 8 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution 1959-2019

We're celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution (1959-2019) with Ambasssador Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo.
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February 9 @ 2:00 pm

People's Market

Come learn, share experiences and build community while supporting our local artists! The People’s Market features local artists, creatives and makers from the 5 boroughs, and beyond. The Market will include a DJ Set + Spoken Word performances. 
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February 15 @ 8:30 pm

Anti-Capitalist Love Punk Show

Join us in collaboration with Hydro Punk for an all Femme Punk show featuring Bruja Luna, Ratas en Zelo and DJ Aguapanela Mami.
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February 16 @ 5:30 pm

The Experience Magazine: RISE

The Experience Magazine celebrates her rebirth & rebranding heading into its next era with the release of the 2-Part Winter 2018-2019 Issue. This will be 1st new publication in over a year.
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February 17 @ 9:00 am

Mental Health First Aid Training with Dr. Shirley Leyro

Become certified in Mental Health First Aid! This 8 hour course will help you: identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses & how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved ones.
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February 17 @ 4:00 pm

Mouth Harp in Minor Key: Screening and Discussion

At the center of this award-winning documentary are Hamid Naficy, author and scholar of Middle Eastern and Iranian cinema and his family, who remained in Iran. Behind them, however, we see the shadows of thousands of other families whose offspring live far away from their homeland.
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February 23 @ 10:00 am

2 Day Theater of the Oppressed Training

In this 2-day workshop we will explore the technique of FORUM THEATER over two days. Participants will learn the basic skills needed to create, perform and lead the Forum Theater format for use in their respective communities. We will explore our bodies as a tool of representing feelings, ideas, and relationships and explore collective solutions to everyday problems.
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February 23 @ 3:00 pm

My Purpose: Love. Light & _________

LOVE. LIGHT & POETRY seeks to propel individuals to hone into their purposes and sacred paths. This workshop will cultivate a conversation between one’s life purpose and their legacy.
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February 28 @ 6:30 pm

Palestinian Liberation & Orthodox Jewish Solidarity: A Teach-In

Join  THE RABBIS’ INTIFADA  to celebrate their documentary film-in-progress and the long history of Jewish resistance to Israeli occupation and violence.
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March 1 @ 7:00 pm

Maestra: A film about the Cuban

A short film of first-hand accounts of the 1961 literacy campaign in Cuba that taught nearly a million workers and peasants to read and write, gave new confidence to students and volunteer teachers alike, and help forge an alliance between toilers in the countryside and those in the cities.
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March 3 @ 5:00 pm

End of the Weak MC Challenge and Open Mic

EODub (End Of the Weak) brings the MC Challenge to The People's Forum and the winner of this season will be given the opportunity to compete in the Mc Challenge World Finals held this fall at one of End of the Weak's international locations!
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March 5 @ 7:30 pm

De Sangre y Azucar: Afro-Caribbean Rhythms Drumming Classes

These introductory classes seek to highlight the different musical rhythms of the Caribbean. Some of the styles taught will be Rumba (Cuba), Bomba (PR), musical forms from DR/Haiti, and Afro-Panamanian styles!
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March 6 @ 6:30 pm

The Economics of Incarceration and Re-entry

Join us in a conversation about the economic factors in New York State that influence the scope of prison construction, oversight, and maintenance as well as the service industries that facilitate incarcerated people’s reentry into their home communities. Includes a short film screening.
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March 8 @ 6:30 pm

I, A Black Woman, Resist' Screening and Dialogue

Inspired by her activism, this short documentary film project aims to share with US-based audiences Marielle Franco’s legacy and the wave of activism among Black Women in Brazil that has intensified in the wake of her death.
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March 13 @ 6:30 pm

Beyond Intellectuals: The role of cultural workers in building a people's movement

A conversation with Fezokuhle Mthonti a journalist, author, cultural critic, organizer and organic intellectual from South Africa. She writes about culture for New Frame, and is committed to writing from a feminist perspective.
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March 15 @ 6:30 pm

Cubanas Film Screening

This film evokes the continuous role of women in the Revolution, both in the guerrilla struggle and in the construction of the new Cuban society, through the testimonies of heroines such as Vilma Espín, Celia Sánchez and Haydée Santamaría, the founding figures of the Revolution, and also of contemporary women from different sectors of Cuban society.
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March 16 @ 12:30 pm

Marielle Franco - The Legacy of a Powerful Woman: Panel Discussion

On March 16, we are honored to celebrate the power of women and to tell the story of the Brazilian sociologist, activist and politician Marielle Franco - murdered in 2018 - and of other amazing women who fight for Human Rights. An all-day event will discuss Marielle’s political path and impact as a black woman who grew up in a favela and had to overcome oppression, discrimination and to defy all odds in order to become one of the most powerful female leaders of her generation.
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March 16 @ 2:30 pm

Self Defense Training for Femmes

This workshop will be led Cathy Rojas is a second-degree black belt in ITF Taekwon-do. She has been leading self-defense trainings for youth, women and the LGBTQ community for four years.
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March 16 @ 6:00 pm

Hear Leaders of the Cuban Women’s Federation!

An opportunity to hear directly from Cuban leaders and genuine representatives of Cuban society! Come listen Teresa Amarelle, FMC general secretary, member of Cuba’s Council of State; Yanira Kúper, FMC international relations director; Alicia Campos, Women’s International Democratic Federation, coordinator for Latin America; and Gretel Marante, FMC national office.
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March 22 @ 7:00 pm

FUNDI: THE STORY OF ELLA BAKER: Film Screening

FUNDI: THE STORY OF ELLA BAKER reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, played in shaping the American civil rights movement. The dynamic activist was affectionately known as the Fundi, a Swahili word for a person who passes skills from one generation to another.
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March 28 @ 6:30 pm

Raiz Up! All Femme Showcase + Open Mic

Join us for this special edition of  Raiz Up!  as we celebrate women artist, resistance, and movement. This is a monthly open mic and showcase welcoming emcee’s, singers, dancers, poets, and all other artists! 
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April 1 @ 7:00 pm

Bravado Magenta: Film Screening and Discussion

This Film is an Exposé on the intersection of coloniality and patriarchy. A performative documentary which critically analyzes racialized masculinities through self-cartography and storytelling. This film was written and directed by multidisciplinary artist and scholar Bocafloja .
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April 1 @ 7:00 pm

Songs in the Key of Resistance

Songs in the Key of Resistance is a community song and chant share hosted by the NYC Poor People's Campaign: National Call for Moral Revival and The People's Forum. This is a space to develop relationships and strengthen our community through song.
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April 3 @ 7:30 pm

Jazz: Music of the Black Holocaust

Jazz: Music of the Black Holocaust is an introductory course that seeks to explore intersections of “jazz” music, historical perspectives of the African diaspora and their role and impact on contemporary society. Students will be introduced to basic jazz rhythms, melodies, harmonies, jazz culture, fashion and development through multi-media that includes videos, films and recordings. Open to the public.
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April 6 @ 6:30 pm

THE FIGHT TO FREE LULA AND REGAIN DEMOCRACY IN BRAZIL: A TEACH IN

Join activists who will explain Lula’s case, the rise of the far-right in Brazil and how to join the fight to free Lula and regain democracy in Brazil.
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April 7 @ 4:00 pm

Native Country of the Heart: Book Launch

Join us and Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria in presenting Cherríe Moraga on Sunday, April 7th. Cherríe—the celebrated coeditor of the groundbreaking anthology "This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color"—will present her new memoir, "Native Country of the Heart."
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April 16 @ 6:00 pm

HOME: A Performance Project by The Open Program

HOME offers regular rehearsals at different locations, open to everybody at all times. You can join the project from the beginning, or even at the last moment. A team of professional artists from different parts of the world will help you develop your story or poem, discover with you how to work on speech, vibration, rhythm and meaning, or assist you in creating a song or an acting fragment, a dramatic piece based on what you think and feel is meaningful for you and your people, and rehearse with you on what you created.
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April 18 @ 6:30 pm

SOMOS GUERRERAS: HOW LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN ARE CHANGING HIP HOP

What it is to be a woman in the hip hop scene in Central America, and which are the problems that we, as women, face? A discussion + showcase with the three members of SOMOS GUERRERAS. Somos Guerreras is a project of three of the leading female rappers of Central America: Rebeca Lane (Guatemala), Audry Funk (Mexico) and Nakury (Costa Rica).
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April 22 @ 6:30 pm

Overdose Prevention Training

You will become a Certified Opioid Overdose Responder and receive an Overdose Rescue Kit with naloxone (a medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose and restores breathing.)
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April 24 @ 6:30 pm

Our Bodies’ Wisdom: Trauma-Informed Self Massage and Self Care

In this two hour workshop, we will have an overview of trauma and the role of massage therapy in addressing it. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice the proper techniques for self-massage along with the benefits massage can have on the body after trauma. Some of these techniques include acupressure, hand and feet reflexology and guided breathing meditation.
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April 28 @ 2:00 pm

Lenny Foster: Native American Issues and Leonard Peltier

Lenny Foster of the Diné Nation (former Director of the Navajo Nation Corrections Project), talking about Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist who was unfairly and illegally tried and convicted for his participation in a firefight on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975.
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April 28 @ 3:00 pm

REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM IS WHAT WE WANT: A LIVE PERFORMANCE

The Reproductive Freedom Festival continues! An inspiring collection of writings on reproductive freedom, health and justice, including works by June Jordan, Justice Harry Blackmun and Sally Blackmun.
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April 28 @ 5:30 pm

Fuera Yankis! Santo Domingo, 1965: La revolución dominicana y sus múltiples interpretaciones

A panel discussion rescuing the historical memory of the Dominican people with the objective of challenging and dismantling the historical revisionism in regards to the “April Revolution” and its heroes. In addition, through studying the “April Revolution” we will be able to understand the current conjuncture of North American imperialism in Latin America.
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May 1 @ 6:30 pm

MAY DAY Open mic + Party Honoring the legacy of Nipsey Hussle

Following the rallies/marches around the city commemorating MAY DAY we will come together to celebrate our culture and movements. For this edition of RAIZ UP, let’s honor the legacy of Nipsey Hussle, and the commitment of building our communities from within, promoting values and principles that uplift us to build people power.
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May 5 @ 12:00 pm

PEOPLE'S MARKET

The People’s Market features local artists, creatives and makers from the 5 boroughs, and beyond. Come learn, share experiences and build community while supporting our local artists. 
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May 7 @ 7:30 pm

The Silence of Others

Joins us in a conversation with Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar ahead of the release of their award-winning documentary The Silence of Others (2018). A cautionary tale about fascism and the dangers of forgetting the past.
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May 9 @ 6:30 pm

Lula: ’Truth Will Prevail’ - Neoliberalism, Political Persecution and Polarization

Lurian Lula da Silva, former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's only daughter, will join us in New York for the book launch; she will make her first international appearance to denounce the judicial arbitrariness and human rights violations that put Lula in jail.
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May 9 @ 6:30 pm

THE DEAD EYE AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Join author Vannak Anan Prum, visiting from Cambodia, dor a celebration and discussion of his graphic memoir of slavery at sea. 
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May 9 @ 7:00 pm

HOME: Theater Performance

Join us in experiencing the culminating performance of HOME. HOME is a theater piece created by people who have to tell you something about this human experience – its different aspects, abuses, struggles, hopes, circumstances and obstacles, and the fight to to be able to say, HOME.
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May 10 @ 6:00 pm

FILM + Q&A: “WE THE STONES”/NOSOTROS LAS PIEDRAS

We the Stones /Nosotros las Piedras, a documentary by Costa Rican filmmaker Álvaro Torres Crespo, follows three gold panners deep in Costa Rica’s jungle. For years they have panned the rivers and exchanged their gold for food and alcohol. Now, the government has decided to expel them all.
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May 14 @ 6:30 pm

First they came for Julian... The Attacks on Privacy and the Criminalization of Journalism & Whistleblowing

On April 11th, Julian Assange was taken forcefully out of the Ecuadorian embassy. Hours later the US government issued their indictment against Assange and requested his extradition to the US. Join us for a teach-in on whistleblowers, freedom of the press, privacy and its implications for organizers and the movement.
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May 14 @ 7:00 pm

Kashmir Charity Iftar

Please join us for a Kashmir Charity Iftar on May 14, 7-10 PM. Everyone is welcome, and please bring your family and friends! We will be raising funds to support the Pellet Victims Welfare Trust, an organization that works to support the medical and financial needs of the more than 1300 victims of pellet guns in Kashmir.
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May 20 @ 6:30 pm

Nakba Film Screening: “1948: Creation and Catastrophe”

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation and Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. 
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May 31 @ 6:30 pm

RAIZ UP! HIP HOP SHOWCASE + OPEN MIC

Our monthly open mic and showcase welcomes emcee’s, singers, dancers, poets, and all other artists! Join us as we celebrate resistance, movement and art.
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June 1 @ 12:00 pm

BECOME A MARSHAL FOR THE DYKE MARCH

Marshals keep the march moving, block traffic, have fun, meet get an official Dyke March t-shirt, and a free ticket to the official after-party!
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June 2 @ 4:00 pm

Jazz and Self Determination: Session 2

Join musician and scholar Ras Moshe for a panel and performance followed by a two session course examining the historical parallels between Jazz and socio-political engagement.
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June 3 @ 6:30 pm

THE GOOD MIND - FILM SCREENING

The film follows Onondaga Nation leaders as they continue the efforts of their ancestors to protect their sovereignty and culture, seek justice for the wrongs done to their traditional lands!
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June 6 @ 7:30 pm

Dance For The People

Come dance at The People's Forum! Together, we’ll study and embody the social and political significance of dance. Every week, we’ll build strength and skill, explore our creative impulses and learn new choreography.
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June 7 @ 5:00 pm

PRIDE

It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.
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June 12 @ 6:30 pm

Palestinian House of Friendship Fundraiser

Celebrate and support the Palestinian House of Friendship! An evening of theatrical storytelling, food and conversation. Learn how the Palestinian House of Friendship weaves music, dance, sports and civic participation into the lives of young people living under occupation.
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June 12 @ 7:00 pm

BALOJI: FILM SCREENING SERIES

Join us for a film screening of three films from Baloji: KANIAMA SHOW, PEAU DE CHAGRIN/BLEU DE NUIT, ZOMBIES .
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June 15 @ 5:00 pm

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?: FILM SCREENING

The documentary chronicles the life of singer Nina Simone, who became a civil rights activist and moved to Liberia following the turbulence of the 1960s.
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