Events for September 20-22, 2008

Saturday

9:30 a.m. Obama supporters attend grassroots training workshop with Teamsters, City Employees Union Local 237, at 216 West 14th St.

9:30 a.m. International conference on feminism and its role in politics continues, at Columbia University’s Low Library, 535 West 116th St.

10 a.m. Walk Against Rape begins at 103-23 103rd Ave. in South Ozone Park and continues to the 103rd Precinct, 168-02 91 St., Queens.

10 a.m. Matthew Modine hosts "Bicycle for a Day" celebration, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., will speak. At the South Street Seaport Concert Stage, Pier 17, at Fulton and South streets. (Until 5 p.m.)

Noon. Assemblyman Lou Tobacco hosts a Community Fair and Family BBQ at his district office, 4062 Amboy Road, Staten Island. (Until 4 p.m.)

1:30 p.m. Jim Gennaro speaks at the Kerala Samajam of Greater New York’s Onam Celebration, at the Glen Oaks High School, 74-20 Commonwealth Boulevard.

Sunday

11 a.m. Urban Divers host a guided eco-cruise in and around the Gowanus Canal. Tour meets at Second and Bond streets in Carroll Gardens. Reservations required, call (347) 224-5828 or e-mail urbandivers[at]yahoo.com.

11 a.m. -Discussion on “The Hidden War at Home” with Aziz Huq of the Brennan Center for Justice (also the author of Unchecked & Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror), at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West.

1:00 p.m. African American Day Parade, David Paterson, David Dinkins, Al Sharpton,Charlie Rangel, Bill Thompson and others to march with community members. Begins at Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard and 111th Street.

3 p.m. Women for Obama hold a press conference in support of his campaign. Speakers include Kathleen Turner, Nydia Velazquez, Besty Gotbaum, Liz Krueger, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez, Letitia James, and others. On the City Hall steps.

Monday

10 a.m. Discussion of the current situation with the development of Randall’s Island, with members of the city Parks Department and Recreation Committee. City Council Committee Room at City Hall.

11:45 a.m. "Stop Iran" rally at First Avenue between East 46th and 48th Streets.

6 p.m. Christopher Hitchens debates Catholic priest Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, author of God at the Ritz: Attraction to Infinity. Moderated by Jon Meacham and Sally Quinn. At the Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street.

6 p.m. Screening of Rezoning Harlem, a documentary that follows longtime members of the Harlem community as they fight the 2008 rezoning. In Hunter College’s Lang Auditorium, North Building, 4th Floor, 69th Street between Park and Lexington.

7 p.m. Cuban Delegation to the U.N. discusses recent hurricanes and the case of the Cuban Five. At Church of the Intercession, 550 W. 155th Street. Tickets are $5 and must be reserved. Call 212.926.5757 or email ifco {AT} igc.org.

7 p.m. League of Humane Voters of New York City hosts a screening of Blinders: The Truth Behind the Tradition, about New York City carriage horses. Will be attended by Ally Sheedy, Kristen Johnson and Nellie McKay. A panel discussion afterward will feature filmmaker, Donny Moss, LOHV-NYC’s executive director John Phillips, Tony Avella, Council candidate and civil rights attorney Yetta Kurland and one of the activists featured in Blinders. At the AMC Theater at 1230 Third Avenue.

 

Events for September 20-22, 2008