Events for March 10-12, 2007


8:30 a.m. Food warehouse workers assert wage violations at Sunrise Plus/E-Z Supply, 48-01 Metropolitan Avenue in Queens.

10 a.m. Children’s book author and Sesame Street actress Sonia “Maria” Manzano will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Family Literacy Conference at the Williamsburg Beacon Center, 850 Grand Street, in Brooklyn.

10 a.m. Tibetans, students and supporters commemorate the 1959 Tibetan uprising against China by meeting at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, marching across the Brooklyn Bridge, and rallying at Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, at 47th Street and First Avenue, and then gathering at Union Square, 14th Street and Broadway.

Noon. Citizenship Fair will be offering free legal advice for immigrants at the Brighton Heights Reformed Church, 320 St. Marks Place, in Staten Island.

1 p.m. Darfur activists, including actress Mia Farrow, will hold a rally and form a human chain between the Sudanese and Chinese missions. The event kicks off at Dag Hammerskjold Plaza in front of the Sudanese Mission, at 305 East 47th Street and First Avenue.

1:30 p.m. Spence-Chapin Adoption Agency celebrates Korean Heritage Day at 6 East 94th Street.

3 p.m. Homeowners and residents of Sunnyside Gardens will make a public announcement to protest actions by the Landmarks Preservation Commission at Sunnyside Reform Church, 48-03 Skillman Avenue at 48th Street.

6 p.m. Rep. Nydia Velazquez and others attend a fund-raiser for the YearlyKos Convention at 279 Church Street [added].

11 p.m. “Axis of Evil Comedy Tour Special,” the first-ever stand up special on American television which stars all Middle Eastern-American comedians, will air on Comedy Central.

Sen. Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the Democratic party’s “100 Club” fundraising dinner in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Rudy Giuliani fundraises in Reno, Nevada.

— Gillian Reagan


10 a.m. Jonathan Martin of The Politico and Jim Kuhnhenn of the Associated Press discuss the Republican agenda on C-SPAN.

Noon. President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation will be on display in the Capitol Building in Albany.

12:30 p.m. Members of the Sunset Park Alliance of Neighbors, local residents and activists opposed to “rampant non-contextual new development” in their neighborhood, according to the press release, will rally at the possible construction site of a 12-story building at 420 42nd Street between 4th and 5th avenues, and then march up the street to Sunset Park and the site of the September 11th Memorial Grove.

7:30 p.m. Sen. Hillary Clinton will attend the Irish America Magazine “100” Awards Dinner at the Hilton Theater, 214 West 43rd Street, at 7th Avenue.


8:15 a.m. Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein will speak at the Fordham University Graduate School of Education Conference on Fiscal Accountability and Empowerment at 60th Street and Columbus Avenue.

9:30 a.m. Former mayor Rudy Guiliani will hold a press conference in Washington, D.C., according to the The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Exploratory Committee.

10:30 a.m. The Women’s Media Center, MADRE, Code Pink, Aseel Albanna, an Iraqi-American peace acitivist, and Namaa Alward, an Iraqi actress, will call for more rigorous media investigation of the gang rape and murder of a 14-year old girl allegedly committed by five American soldiers in Iraq. It will be the one-year anniversary of the attack on Abeer Qassim Hamza Al-Janabi and her family, who were shot to death in another room. A panel discussion will be held at The Women’s Media Center at The Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue.

11 a.m. The city’s Committee on Youth Services will hold a second hearing to amend the city’s administrative code and ban the use of non-wooden bats during competitive baseball games at City Hall.

11:30 a.m. Sen. Hillary Clinton makes a public statement on the need for kinship care legislation to support grandparents and other relatives raising children at GrandParent Family Apartments, 951 Prospect Avenue, in the Bronx.

12:15 p.m. Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein makes remarks at the New York City Elementary School Principals Association Convention at the Brooklyn Marriott, 333 Adams Street.

12:30 p.m. Governor Spitzer meets with the Community Health Care Association of New York in the capitol.

6:45 p.m. Sen. Hillary Clinton attends The GMHC Heroes Honors 25th Anniversary Dinner at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, at 11th Avenue and 23rd Street.

Events for March 10-12, 2007