December 5 @ 6:30 pm

Marx and Engels, The Civil War in the U.S. with Andrew Zimmerman

A complete revision of the 1937 edition of the Civil War writings of Marx and Engels, this volume incorporates new texts by Marx and Engels, as well as by US authors including Communist Union Army officer Joseph Weydemeyer and African American scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois.
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December 4 @ 7:00 pm

FILM SCREENING: Red November Black November

Sally Alvarez and Carolyn Jung produced a film, "Red November, Black November," documenting the Greensboro tragedy. The film premiered in March of 1981, less than 2 years after the murders, and stands as a raw record of the truth of the massacre and its immediate aftermath.
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December 4 @ 6:00 pm

alQaws Benefit Show x NYC

Come join us for a night of performances to raise funds to help bring together and support Palestinian Queers across borders. With special guest Alsarah from Alsarah and the Nubatones!
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November 26 @ 7:00 pm

Film Screening: Trópico de Sangre

La Republica Dominicana está agitado bajo la brutal dictadura de Rafael Trujillo. Esta es la historia de cómo Minerva y sus hermanas desafiaron al dictador.
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November 21 @ 7:00 pm

Film Screening: Lamma Shoftak / When I Saw You

Jordan, 1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of thousands of refugees pour across the border from Palestine.
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November 21 @ 6:30 pm

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Book Launch: Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor  narrates this dramatic transformation in housing policy, its financial ramifications, and its influence on African Americans. She reveals that federal policy transformed the urban core into a new frontier of cynical extraction disguised as investment.
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November 16 @ 2:00 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.
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November 15 @ 7:00 pm

Film Screening: Llévate Mis Amores

Montados sobre La Bestia, cientos de migrantes cruzan diariamente México con la esperanza de traspasar la frontera y encontrar una mejor vida. En ese vertiginoso trayecto, un grupo de mujeres intercede para regalarles un poco de aliento.
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November 9 @ 7:00 pm

Somos Más ما بیشتر هستیم  我们不只是  We Are More: A NYC tour inspired by our stories

A performance: In a dystopian nation where people are forced to assimilate, six immigrants unite in secret to spark a joyful revolution. 
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November 9 @ 3:00 pm

INTRODUCTION TO SILKSCREENING

A step by step guide through the process of silkscreening, from a basic sketch to digital touch up and screen set up concluding with printing on fabric and paper.
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November 2 @ 3:00 pm

INTRODUCTION TO SILKSCREENING

A step by step guide through the process of silkscreening, from a basic sketch to digital touch up and screen set up concluding with printing on fabric and paper.
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November 1 @ 6:30 pm

Rising Blades: A Poetry Series with a Twist

"Rising Blades" is a gathering of revolutionaries, in art and action. We will showcase creative storytellers and community organizers, for an active audience who will have a chance to participate in the proceedings through an initial open-mic, and town hall Q&A in the end.
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October 31 @ 6:00 pm

Halloween Raiz Up!

Put on your best costume and join us for a night of terrific performances! We’ll have food and snacks!
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October 30 @ 7:00 pm

MIDDLE EASTERN LOVE SONGS, CHORUS, & DRUMMING CLASSES

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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October 29 @ 7:00 pm

Open Program: Open Rehearsals

Join us and create a story. The rehearsals of HOME will introduce different aspects of the research of the Open Program and will give the opportunity to work one on one on selected texts, songs and acting fragments.
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October 26 @ 3:00 pm

INTRODUCTION TO SILKSCREENING

A step by step guide through the process of silkscreening, from a basic sketch to digital touch up and screen set up concluding with printing on fabric and paper.
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October 25 @ 7:00 pm

Open Program Presents: HOME

HOME is a theater piece created by people who have to tell you something about this human experience.
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October 22 @ 7:00 pm

Open Program: Open Rehearsals

Join us and create a story. The rehearsals of HOME will introduce different aspects of the research of the Open Program and will give the opportunity to work one on one on selected texts, songs and acting fragments.
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October 20 @ 9:00 am

PEOPLE'S MUSIC NETWORK FALL CONVERGENCE

This full-day convergence of the People's Music Network is designed to strengthen connections among musicians and poets in NYC using their craft for justice and liberation.  We’ll have participatory workshops, song swaps, an open mic, shared meals for lunch and dinner, a sales table, and built-in networking time.
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October 19 @ 3:00 pm

INTRODUCTION TO SILKSCREENING

A step by step guide through the process of silkscreening, from a basic sketch to digital touch up and screen set up concluding with printing on fabric and paper.
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October 19 @ 12:15 pm

Holding the Future Hostage: A Conference on Hybrid Wars, Sanctions, and Solidarity

A Conference on Hybrid Wars, Sanctions, and Solidarity to explore the waging of hybrid wars in dialogue with the historians, journalists, critical theorists, and antiwar activists who are actively documenting and confronting them.
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October 18 @ 7:00 pm

Open Program: Open Rehearsals

Join us and create a story. The rehearsals of HOME will introduce different aspects of the research of the Open Program and will give the opportunity to work one on one on selected texts, songs and acting fragments.
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October 16 @ 7:00 pm

MIDDLE EASTERN LOVE SONGS, CHORUS, & DRUMMING CLASSES

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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October 15 @ 7:00 pm

Open Program: Open Rehearsals

Join us and create a story. The rehearsals of HOME will introduce different aspects of the research of the Open Program and will give the opportunity to work one on one on selected texts, songs and acting fragments.
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October 12 @ 6:00 pm

Congo Kitoko: A Celebration of Congolese Art and Culture

Join us for a vibrant, interactive showcase of Congolese artists who will share their poetry, dance, music, and films.
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October 11 @ 7:00 pm

Open Program: Open Rehearsals

Join us and create a story. The rehearsals of HOME will introduce different aspects of the research of the Open Program and will give the opportunity to work one on one on selected texts, songs and acting fragments.
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October 9 @ 7:00 pm

MIDDLE EASTERN LOVE SONGS, CHORUS, & DRUMMING CLASSES

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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October 8 @ 7:00 pm

Open Program: Open Rehearsals

Join us and create a story. The rehearsals of HOME will introduce different aspects of the research of the Open Program and will give the opportunity to work one on one on selected texts, songs and acting fragments.
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October 4 @ 7:00 pm

Open Program: Open Rehearsals

Join us and create a story. The rehearsals of HOME will introduce different aspects of the research of the Open Program and will give the opportunity to work one on one on selected texts, songs and acting fragments.
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October 4 @ 6:00 pm

Play Reading: Mangled Beams

A play reading performed by actors, and Q&A with playwright and cast of Dawn Jamieson’s Mangled Beams.
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October 2 @ 7:00 pm

MIDDLE EASTERN LOVE SONGS, CHORUS, & DRUMMING CLASSES

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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September 28 @ 6:30 pm

FILM SCREENING: AS AN ACT OF PROTEST

Described once as an "internal Battle of Algiers" and "radical Taxi Driver" (had that film been a progressive movie), As an Act of Protest is a perfect introduction to Dennis Leroy Kangalee's art and work as a cultural activist.
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September 28 @ 4:30 pm

Movimiento la Peña del Bronx presentan el documental "Cantores Populares de Monte Patria"

Acompáñanos en la primera presentación del documental "Cantores Populares de Monte Patria" de Víctor Arenas Ramírez.
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September 27 @ 7:00 pm

Puerto Rican Social Justice Movements in the United States, 1960s to Present

This event will serve to outline the successes, lessons and legacy of the Young Lords Party, Puerto Rican Socialist Party and El Comité-MINP.
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September 27 @ 6:30 pm

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Book Launch: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People

Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.
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September 26 @ 6:30 pm

HENNA 101

We will learn about history of henna as an ancient form of body art, have an open discussion about the commercialization and contemporary use of henna in the entertainment, beauty and fashion industries, as well as a demonstration of henna art.
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September 25 @ 7:00 pm

MIDDLE EASTERN LOVE SONGS, CHORUS, & DRUMMING CLASSES

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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September 25 @ 6:00 pm

Filmando Justicia Serie: Granito: Como atrapar a un dictador

Filmando Justicia es una muestra cinematográfica que reúne importantes historias de lucha mediante procesos de justicia en Guatemala.
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September 24 @ 6:00 pm

NUESTRO OFICIO: LOCAL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FROM VENEZUELA

A photo exhibit that presents the perspectives of seven Venezuelan photographers who walk the streets and photograph working class life at a time when Venezuela is defined by outside forces without the consent of its people who suffer under the effects of sanctions.
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September 24 @ 6:00 pm

Filmando Justicia Serie: Cuando las Montañas Tiemblan

Filmando Justicia es una muestra cinematográfica que reúne importantes historias de lucha mediante procesos de justicia en Guatemala.
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September 24 @ 6:00 pm

JAZZ AND SELF DETERMINATION

This will be the sixth edition of the "Jazz and Self Determination" series where the primaries converse about the synthesis of jazz and socio political activity.
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September 21 @ 11:00 am

Afrodescendencia y Resistencia en las Américas: A day of film, music and dialogue with Afro-feminist leaders from Latin America

We will join Ana Belique and Sofía Garzón , human rights activists in Dominican Republic and Colombia respectively, for a dialogue on the current status of security and dignity afro descendants in Latin America in the context of neoliberalism and the rise of right wing ideology.
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September 19 @ 7:00 pm

Dance For The People

This month, we will be studying dances from Latin America.
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September 19 @ 6:30 pm

Statelessness in Dominican Republic: 6 years after the 168-13 Ruling that Denationalized Thousands of Dominicans Overnight

On September 26th 2013, the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic invalidated the nationality of children born to unauthorized migrants retroactively from the last 90 years. The rule stripped the nationality of tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent within days.  Join Ana Maria Belique, one of the leaders of Reconocido, as we talk about the ruling that denationalized thousands of dominicans overnight.
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September 19 @ 6:00 pm

Filmando Justicia Serie: El Buen Cristiano

Filmando Justicia es una muestra cinematográfica que reúne importantes historias de lucha mediante procesos de justicia en Guatemala.
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September 18 @ 7:00 pm

MIDDLE EASTERN LOVE SONGS, CHORUS, & DRUMMING CLASSES

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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September 18 @ 5:30 pm

Standing with Standing Rock with Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon - Book Launch

Through poetry and prose, essays, photography, interviews, and polemical interventions, the contributors reflect on Indigenous history and politics and on the movement’s significance. Their work challenges our understanding of colonial history not simply as “lessons learned” but as essential guideposts for activism.
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September 17 @ 5:00 pm

No New Jails Anniversary

No New Jails calls for the immediate closure of Rikers without building new jails, and demands massive investment to address the needs of communities targeted by criminalization. Join us in organizing towards a safer NYC free of confinement, and surveillance.
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September 14 @ 2:00 pm

La Paloma Prisoner Project Kick-Off

An event to celebrate the community of activists who are actively raising awareness, and inciting action toward decarceration. This event includes a performance of an excerpt from La Paloma Prisoner, Colombian musicians and Colombian food!
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September 12 @ 7:00 pm

Dance For The People

This month, we will be studying dances from Latin America.
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September 11 @ 7:00 pm

MIDDLE EASTERN LOVE SONGS, CHORUS, & DRUMMING CLASSES

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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September 10 @ 6:00 pm

JAZZ AND SELF DETERMINATION

This will be the sixth edition of the "Jazz and Self Determination" series where the primaries converse about the synthesis of jazz and socio political activity.
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September 7 @ 4:00 pm

JAZZ AND SELF DETERMINATION

This will be the sixth edition of the "Jazz and Self Determination" series where the primaries converse about the synthesis of jazz and socio political activity.
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September 5 @ 7:00 pm

Dance For The People

This month, we will be studying dances from Latin America.
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September 4 @ 7:00 pm

MIDDLE EASTERN LOVE SONGS, CHORUS, & DRUMMING CLASSES

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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August 31 @ 6:00 pm

BLACK AUGUST PANEL DISCUSSION

An opportunity to speak with the community about the Black August; the history of the concert, and the history of Black August.
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August 31 @ 2:00 pm

Empire, Militarization, and Popular Revolt in Africa

This event explores the themes of imperialism, militarization, police/carceral state, and resistance across the African continent with the aim of making broader regional and transnational connections with struggles elsewhere in order to build cross-regional solidarity.
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August 30 @ 6:30 pm

24 CITY (CHINA)

This documentary follows three generations of characters in Chengdu (in the 1950s, the 1970s and the present) as a state-owned factory gives way to a modern apartment complex.
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August 29 @ 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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August 29 @ 6:30 pm

Raiz Up! Showcase & Open Mic

This is a monthly open mic and showcase welcoming emcee’s, singers, dancers, poets, and all other artists!
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August 24 @ 2:00 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.
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August 24 @ 2:00 pm

ACTIVISM, MENTAL HEALTH, & FIVE GOLDEN RAYS

With this workshop, we hope to raise our analysis of what it means to be an activist and deepen our understanding of the relationship between our organizing work, mental health and our individualisms.
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August 22 @ 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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August 17 @ 6:30 pm

THE BIRTHPLACE: COMMUNITY, CULTURE + HIP HOP / A PHOTO EXHIBIT+TALK

Join us for a reception and talk with renown Bronx-born photographer, Joe Conzo jr as we learn about the earliest era of hip hop, its culture and community.
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August 17 @ 3:00 pm

PUNK SHOW: ABC No Rio's Saturday Matinee

For or over twenty-five years ABC No Rio's Saturday Matinee has been run by a volunteer collective dedicated to providing an all-ages venue for the independent punk and hardcore music scene.
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August 15 @ 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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August 14 @ 7:00 pm

MIRRORS MEMOIRS FUNDRAISER

Mirror Memoirs is a national storytelling and organizing project uplifting the narratives, healing and leadership of LGBTQI+ people of color who survived child sexual abuse
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August 10 @ 2:00 pm

REVOLUTIONARY ART + CREATING MASS CAMPAIGNS & PROPAGANDA

This study synthesizes a number of source materials to combat the bourgeois perspective of art by discussing what art from-the-masses-to-the-masses looks like.
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August 10 @ 10:00 am

SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP SERIES

A step by step guide through the process of silkscreening, from a basic sketch to digital touch up and screen set up concluding with printing on fabric and paper.
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August 9 @ 7:00 pm

AS AN ACT OF PROTEST

Described once as an "internal Battle of Algiers" and "radical Taxi Driver" (had that film been a progressive movie), As an Act of Protest is a perfect introduction to Dennis Leroy Kangalee's art and work as a cultural activist.
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August 9 @ 6:30 pm

¡No Pasarán! An Anti-Fascist Song Convergence

Come out, meet activists musicians, artists, and organizers in the struggle. Sharing music helps us make our community stronger. 
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August 8 @ 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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August 3 @ 10:00 am

SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP SERIES

A step by step guide through the process of silkscreening, from a basic sketch to digital touch up and screen set up concluding with printing on fabric and paper.
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August 1 @ 6:00 pm

SURVIVED AND PUNISHED + NO NEW JAILS LETTER WRITING EVENT

Survived and Punished NY and No New Jails have partnered for a summer letter writing event. This will be a space to write letters to incarcerated members and build community.
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July 31 @ 7:00 pm

Middle Eastern Love Songs, Chorus, & Drumming Classes

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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July 27 @ 10:00 am

SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP SERIES

A step by step guide through the process of silkscreening, from a basic sketch to digital touch up and screen set up concluding with printing on fabric and paper.
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July 25 @ 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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July 25 @ 6:30 pm

From Armistice to Peace: Ending the 70 Year Korean War

On the 66th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice, come and learn about the longest ongoing US war—aka the “Forgotten War”—and the fight to replace the armistice with a permanent peace agreement. This event will include a film screening of Memory of Forgotten War followed by a panel discussion about the current political moment.
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July 24 @ 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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July 24 @ 7:00 pm

Middle Eastern Love Songs, Chorus, & Drumming Classes

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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July 24 @ 4:00 pm

Jazz and Self Determination Series

Be sure to attend the next installment of “Jazz and Self Determination”, a regular series where the primaries define the narrative concerning the social and artistic components of Jazz. A special emphasis is on the “free jazz’ revolution of the 1960’s.
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July 20 @ 3:00 pm

ABC No Rio's Saturday Matinee: Punk Show

Join ABC No RIo for their historical Saturday Matinee. For or over twenty-five years ABC No Rio's Saturday Matinee has been run by a volunteer collective dedicated to providing an all-ages venue for the independent punk and hardcore music scene.
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July 20 @ 2:00 pm

Chisholm ‘72: Unbought & Unbossed

Join us in recalling a watershed event in US politics, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land, born and raised in the Bronx.
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July 20 @ 10:00 am

SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP SERIES

A step by step guide through the process of silkscreening, from a basic sketch to digital touch up and screen set up concluding with printing on fabric and paper.
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July 18 @ 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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July 17 @ 7:00 pm

Middle Eastern Love Songs, Chorus, & Drumming Classes

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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July 15 @ 6:30 pm

Jazz Brew Presents: Intro to Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is a partner dance that originated in the 1920s and 30s in Harlem, NY. Come join us, this class is open to beginners and experienced dancers alike!
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July 14 @ 3:00 pm

"From Columbus to Castro" a Retrospective"

All together this show is a reifies history concluding that Columbus was not the beginning and Castro not the end. We ask you to imagine a world without the people who literally made the ‘New World’ and in doing so, made the rest of the world.
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July 13 @ 4:00 pm

Jazz and Self Determination Series

Be sure to attend the next installment of “Jazz and Self Determination”, a regular series where the primaries define the narrative concerning the social and artistic components of Jazz. A special emphasis is on the “free jazz’ revolution of the 1960’s.
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July 13 @ 3:00 pm

"From Columbus to Castro" a Retrospective"

All together this show is a reifies history concluding that Columbus was not the beginning and Castro not the end. We ask you to imagine a world without the people who literally made the ‘New World’ and in doing so, made the rest of the world.
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July 13 @ 10:00 am

SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP SERIES

A step by step guide through the process of silkscreening, from a basic sketch to digital touch up and screen set up concluding with printing on fabric and paper.
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July 12 @ 6:30 pm

Hip Hop Latinx Showcase

This showcase is a Latinx hip hop event focused on a message of hope, optimistic thinking and social awareness. Focused on Latin people and Colombian culture dedicated to music and hip hop.
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July 11 @ 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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July 11 @ 7:00 pm

Reconstructing Rangoli: Growing through the Immigrant Experience

To capture the resilience of immigrants and the essence of creating home, this performance will weave together the stories of a womxn and a seed, as they fight to grow, put down roots, and blossom into themselves.
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July 10 @ 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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July 10 @ 7:00 pm

Middle Eastern Love Songs, Chorus, & Drumming Classes

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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July 8 @ 6:30 pm

Jazz Brew Presents: Intro to Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is a partner dance that originated in the 1920s and 30s in Harlem, NY. Come join us, this class is open to beginners and experienced dancers alike!
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July 6 @ 10:00 am

SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP SERIES

A step by step guide through the process of silkscreening, from a basic sketch to digital touch up and screen set up concluding with printing on fabric and paper.
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July 4 @ 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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July 3 @ 7:00 pm

Middle Eastern Love Songs, Chorus, & Drumming Classes

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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June 29 @ 2:00 pm

THE 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. 
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June 27 @ 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 27 @ 6:30 pm

RAIZ UP FOR PRIDE LIBERATION!

This is a monthly open mic and showcase welcoming emcee’s, singers, dancers, poets, and all other artists! We do it for the culture! Our resistance to oppression and exploitation has been our main source of survival.
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June 27 @ 6:00 pm

Prescreening of CHULAS FRONTERAS (Beautiful Borders)

A zesty introduction to the music and culture of the Texas-Mexican border. During this event we will show special clips of the about-to-be released movie Chulas Fronteras directed by Les Blank.
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June 26 @ 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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June 25 @ 6:30 pm

The Struggle Against Sanctions: The case of Venezuela

Sanctions kill, and nowhere is that more clear than in Venezuela. Join us for a panel and discussion with analysts and activists who will examine the devastating consequences of sanctions on the people of Venezuela , and share a historical, socio-political and economic analysis of the current situation in Venezuela.
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June 24 @ 6:30 pm

Demystifying Herbal Medicine: Connecting Lineages of Plant Medicine with Herban Cura

This is a skill share that will be focused on learning the history and medicinal properties of plants that grow in NYC and how these plants can be used for common ailments. Participants will learn to make an herbal balm with the herbs discussed.
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June 22 @ 6:00 pm

Brazilian Pride Rebellion-Stories of Resilience of success and resilience under the authoritarian government of Bolsonaro and Trump.

We invite you to a talk on LGBTQ Rights and Resistance in Brazil and in the United States.
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June 22 @ 6:00 pm

4TH ANNUAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE INDEPENDENCE OF PUERTO RICO

Join us for the 4th Annual Day of Solidarity with the Independence of Puerto Rico. On this day we will commemorate the Centennial of our Comandante Lolita Lebrón and will examine the current struggle in Puerto Rico from the environmental perspective,
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June 22 @ 1:00 pm

HONDURAS: 10 años de golpe de Estado

A diez años del golpe de estado en Honduras, evaluaremos las fuerzas sociales que causaron el golpe de estado, hablaremos con el presidente Manuel Zelaya y discutiremos los movimientos actuales de resistencia en Honduras.
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June 22 @ 10:00 am

YOUTH JUSTICE SUMMIT

The Youth Justice Summit is a creative, energizing, and engaging event for youth activists and youth who care about impacting their communities and schools.
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June 21 @ 6:30 pm

SUMMER SOLSTICE SOLIDARITY:Artists for Feed the People

An all-ages punk show featuring all local bands and artists as well as vendors. 
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June 20 @ 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 19 @ 6:30 pm

THE FIGHT FOR A FREE WESTERN SAHARA - Teach in

Join us for a teach-in that will help us to better understand the history of the occupation of Western Sahara and the current realities of the Sahrawi struggle for freedom and self-determination.
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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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June 13 @ 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 13 @ 8:00 am

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 12 @ 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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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 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 10 @ 6:00 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 9 @ 3:00 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 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 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 3 @ 6:00 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 @ 3:00 am

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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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 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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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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May 29 @ 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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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 15 @ 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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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 14 @ 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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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 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 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 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 @ 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 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 7 @ 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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May 6 @ 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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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 2 @ 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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May 1 @ 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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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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April 30 @ 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 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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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 @ 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 25 @ 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 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 23 @ 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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April 23 @ 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 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 20 @ 3:30 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 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 18 @ 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 17 @ 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 16 @ 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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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 9 @ 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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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 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 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 2 @ 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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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 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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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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March 26 @ 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 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 19 @ 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 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 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 @ 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 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 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 12 @ 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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February 26 @ 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 24 @ 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 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 20 @ 6:30 pm

The History of Jazz/Music of the Black Holocaust

This is a survey of great Black music that came out of the Black Holocaust
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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 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 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 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 12 @ 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 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 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 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 6 @ 6:30 pm

The History of Jazz/Music of the Black Holocaust

This is a survey of great Black music that came out of the Black Holocaust
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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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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Class-Degenerate-Art
November 28, 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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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 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 21, 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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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 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 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 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 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 14, 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 7, 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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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 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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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 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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October 31, 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 27, 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 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Follow the Money: Flashpoints radio interviews

Join us on the book presentation “Follow the Money: Flashpoints radio interviews.” This book of
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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 24, 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 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 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 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 20, 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 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 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 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 17, 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 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 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 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 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 @ 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 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 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 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 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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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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September 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Screen Printing Workshop

Join Ricky Rodriguez of Ravenous Creative from Durham, North Carolina, as he provides a fast-paced,
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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 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 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 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 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 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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