Events for Wednesday, March 26, 2008

8 a.m. Briefing on terror free investing and launch of the F.T.S.E. C.S.A.G. Terror-Free Index; 3 West Club, 3 West 51st St., at Fifth Avenue.

8 a.m. M.T.A./private bus workers protest lack of contract at M.T.A. Board meeting; 347 Madison Ave., at 44th Street.

8:15 a.m. New School panel discussion on affordable housing; Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St., 2nd Floor.

9:30 a.m. Manhattan borough president attends inauguration of the University Transportation Model Simulation Center; City College of New York, Faculty Dining Room, 3rd Floor, North Academic Center Building, 138th Street at Convent Avenue.

9:30 a.m. Conference on money laundering and representing high profile clients; John Jay College, 899 10th Ave., Room 630T.

10 a.m. NYC Comptroller William Thompson Jr. unveils Cable Bill of Rights; 1 Centre St., Comptroller’s Conference Room 530.

10 a.m. Kids bake Passover Matzohs for troops serving in Iraq; Jewish Children’s Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway, at Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn.

10:30 a.m. Immigrant advocates and supporters hold “March for Immigrant New York”; begins at Battery Park, State and Pearl streets, and proceeds to City Hall Park on Broadway.

11 a.m. Press Briefing with legislators, advocates, and formerly incarcerated youth who are urging the legislature to redirect funding to effective alternatives to incarceration; Meetings with 35 legislators to follow (schedule of legislative meetings available upon request). Legislative Office Building, L.C.A. Press Room, Albany.

12 p.m. Homeowners and housing advocates protest taxpayer bailout of JPMorgan Chase and Bear Stearns; 47th Street and Park Avenue.

1 p.m. Forum on “The Britney Show: The Rise of the 24/7 Celebrity News Cycle”; N.Y.U. School of Journalism, 20 Cooper Square.

2:30 p.m. Court appearance for Natavia Lowery, accused of fatally beating realtor Linda Stein; State Supreme Court, 100 Centre St., Part 81.

5 p.m. The Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council’s annual President’s Forum; M.T.A. Headquarters, 347 Madison Ave., between 44th and 45th streets, 5th floor Board Room.

6 p.m. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer hosts Women’s History Month celebration; Hunter College, West Building, 8th Floor Faculty Dinning Room, Lexington Avenue at 68th Street.

6 p.m. The Fordham Road Business Improvement District hosts public design workshop to discuss potential streetscape enhancements; Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx.

6 p.m. Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf is interviewed by online radio host Roberto Perez, of the Perez Notes.

6:30 p.m. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez hosts information fair on housing foreclosure and mortgage issues; St. Brigid School, 438 Grove St., Brooklyn.

7 p.m. Daily News reporter Liz Benjamin isinterviewed by online radio host Roberto Perez, of the Perez Notes.

7 p.m. Samantha Power discusses her book, “Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World”; Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 270 Greenwich St., at Warren Street.

8 p.m. Alliance Defense Fund attorney Jordan Lorence participates in a debate with atheist Michael Newdow on the separation of church and state; Columbia University, 116th Street and Broadway.

Events for Wednesday, March 26, 2008