Events for May 31, 2007

8:30 a.m. 1199 United Healthcare Workers President Dennis Rivera and Marie Gottschalk, author of Shadow Welfare State: Labor, Business, and the Politics of Health Care in the United States will speak at a labor forum titled On the Brink of Health Care Reform: Labor’s Role at The Murphy Institute for Labor, Community and Policy Studies CUNY, 25 West 43rd Street.

9:30 a.m. Students will host a walkathon to raise funds for the Sunrise Day Camp at P.S. 195 William Haberle School, 253-50 149th Avenue, in Rosedale.

10 a.m. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations will host a live video conference with the mayor and residents of Sderot, an Israel city under Qassam rocket attacks from Gaza at the, 633 third Avenue at East 41st Street.

10 a.m. Immigrant advocates will speak out against deportation and detention provisions in the federal immigration legislation at Thomas Paine Park, between Lafayette and Centre streets at Duane Street.

10:30 a.m. Congressman Charles Rangel will keynote the Lehman College commencement ceremony at the Lehman College South Field, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard in the West Bronx.

11 a.m. The International Immigrants Foundation president Edward Juarez will discuss immigrant legislation at the Immigrants Building, 7 West 44th Street.

Noon. The grand opening of the Coney Island History Project will be held at Surf Avenue off West 10th Street beneath the Cyclone.

Noon. Congressman Gregory Meeks will announce a youth HIV/AIDS conference at his office, 153-01 Jamaica Avenue, in Jamaica.

1 p.m. The Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor will hold a hearing on health and safety legislation at City Hall.

1 p.m. ACORN and Broadwater Energy representatives will announce a program to retrofit homes to reduce emissions and cut utility bills at the home of Dolores Davis, 176 Swalm Street between Broadway and Prospect Street, in Westbury.

2 p.m. CBS political correspondent Jeff Greenfield will keynote the Hunter College commencement ceremony at Radio City Music Hall, Sixth Avenue and 50th Street.

3 p.m. Union workers and activists will protest outsourcing job outside the Union Square American Eagle Outfitters store, 19 Union Square West at 15th Street.

6 p.m. Stonewall Democrats of NYC hold their annual fund-raiser and honor Yvette Clarke, Deborah Glick, Pete Grannis, and Dirk McCall at at Via Restaurant & Lounge, 16 West 21 Street [added].

6:30 p.m. Education advocates will hold a briefing on school funding reforms at the Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard, in Kew Gardens.

7 p.m. The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce will host a Town Hall Meeting at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street.

7 p.m. Sen. Marty Golden will host a town hall meeting on public safety at the auditorium of P.S. 194, 3117 Avenue W and Knapp Street, in Brooklyn.

7 p.m. Ken Mehlman, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, will speak at the Metropolitan Republican Club’s 105th Metropolitan Ball at the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, opposite Grand Central Station.

Hillary Clinton will campaign in Santa Clara, California.

John McCain fundraises in Jackson, Mississippi.

Mitt Romney and Joe Biden campaign in Iowa.