COMMUNITY, ARTS & KULCHA
Now thru Oct. 22: The (Jenin) Freedom Theatre presents The Siege, a play told from the perspective of 39 Palestinian fighters who with 200 civilians are given refuge at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity during the second Intifada / Uprising. What is the meaning of struggle? Survival? Surrender? Each performance is followed by a panel discussion with the writer and other notable thinkers: https://is.gd/fPcjCi
New York University Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square So., Manhattan 10012. Discounts: “FRIEND” in the coupon area gets you 2 tickets for the price of one. “STUDENT” in the coupon area will get $20 tickets, with student ID presented at theatre. https://nyuskirball.org/events/the-siege/ 212-998-4941
Mon. Oct. 16, 6:30pm: New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs presents “21st Century New African and African Diaspora Writings and Arts” featuring Taiye Selasi (Ghana Must Go), Chris Abani (Song for Night) & Binyavanga Wainaina (One Day I Will Write About This Place) in discussion. NYU Law School, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, Manhattan 10012. FREE; RSVP at 212-998-IAAA (4222) Event: https://is.gd/OFZMPU More: https://nyuiaaa.org
Thurs. Oct. 19, 6:30-8:30pm: Medgar Evers College’s John Oliver Killens Reading Series. Author of The Changeling and The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (http://www.victorlavalle.com), in exchange with Randy Brown Winston (https://slicemagazine.org). MEC, 1638 Bedford Ave at Carroll St., Bklyn NY, 11225
Books for purchase; refreshments served. FREE https://is.gd/vf46RB
Thurs. Oct. 19, 7pm: Asian American Writers’ Workshop presents “Speaking Truth to Power: Confronting Authoritarian Regimes.” How do we tell the stories that the powerful do not want heard? Speakers include Raissa Robles on the Philippines, Raad Rahman on Bangladesh, and Tenzin Dickie on Tibet. Jeremy Tiang moderates.
AAWW, 112 W 27 Street, 6th Floor, Manhattan 10001. $5 Donation requested. http://aaww.org/curation/speakingtruthtopower/
Sat., Oct. 21, 6-9pm: Citizens Against Recidivism Annual Dinner & Award Ceremony, “Serving When Needed,” takes place at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, 3940 Broadway at W 165th Street, Washington Heights 10032. Keynote Speaker: David Paul Rothenberg, WBAI/Fortune Society; Honorees include Carl Dukes and Paul Wright (Freedom Fighter); Ivelisse Gilestra and Deanna Hoskins (Advocacy); Louis L. Reed and Richard D. Smith (Bridge Builder); Darren Mack and Samuel Rivera (Social Action); and Terrance Coffie (Leadership in Education). Tickets: http://citizensinc.org
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 21 & 22, 10am-2pm: First day of 4-week CEMOTAP (Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People) & BEPAA (Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry) Computer Science Course for High School Students. Learn how to build and fix your personal computer and about Africans’ contributions to the field. Class size: 10; parents are welcome to attend. Youth can take classes in Queens OR Harlem - not both. Pre-registration required. FREE. Parents should request application at Bashlefi@PROTECTED .
Sat. CEMOTAP HQ: 135-05 Rockaway Blvd. Ozone Park 11420
Sun. BEPAA: CLARKE HOUSE, 286 Convent Ave /141 St., Harlem 10031
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 21 & 22, 1pm: Reel Sisters Film Festival, celebrating the 20th year of films by and about women of color. Saturday is family day at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in downtown Brooklyn. You will enjoy it as much as the children! Harlem’s Magic Johnson Theatre hosts the Saturday and Sunday presentations, including the preview of the Lorraine Hansberry documentary “Sighted Eyes, Feeling Heart.” This soul-feast comes but once a year, and you deserve it! Quick schedule: https://is.gd/zswYRC
Section rates and all-day passes available: http://reelsisters.com
P.S. See pre-Festival events: http://reelsisters.com/festival/pre-festival-events-2/
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