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August Event Round-Up! August 3, 2010

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Every month we post a few of the many, many upcoming events of interest to RISE members. Leave us a comment if you’d like to write a report-back for this blog or shoot us an email at blog@riseconference.org to suggest events for next month’s round-up.

Looking for more events? Try the NY Activist Calendar or the NYC Protest Calendar.

TODAY 8/3: Joel Olson “Racial Order and Arizona SB 1070″

The State Senate in Arizona (that’s 17 voting members) decided to solve the ‘immigration problem’ by passing SB 1070. Worse, it seems that a great many Americans are supportive of the solution. Join Joel Olson of the Repeal Coalition for a discussion about struggles over white identity, about contemporary populist actions by state powers to impose of racial order, and about obviating both nativist and reformist views through international grassroots movements. Olson is the author of “The Abolition of White Democracy” and teaches political theory at Northern Arizona University. 7:00pm, Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street. $5 suggested donation.

TODAY 8/3: Civil Liberties Discussion Series: Privacy and Stop-and-Frisk policing

A few weeks ago RISE linked to the NY Times article about the Stop-and-Frisk problem in New York.  Tonight, you can join the NYCLU in a discussion about the civil rights and liberties implications of the new stop-and-frisk database law. Following the presentation, NYCLU staff will lead a discussion about how you can help in the fight to end racial profiling in New York City.

RSVP by e-mailing discussionseries@nyclu.org or calling 212.607.3371.

7:00 pm, NYCLU office, 125 Broad Street, 19th floor. Free.

FRIDAY,  8/13: The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Presents: Black August Hip Hop Show

The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement is hosting the 13th annual Black August Hip Hop Show at the Highline Ballroom. Advance tickets are only $15! Go out and shake your booty for social justice. Featured artists: Dead Prez, Pharoahe Monch, Homeboy Sandman, ADM, Kalae All Day, Sadat X, Hasan Salaam, Akir, La Bruja & Surprise Special Guests.

Doors Open at 8:00pm, Concert Starts at 9:00pm, Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St. $15 in advance/$20 day of show.

THURSDAY, 8/19: Film Showing and Discussion: “One Woman, One Vote.”

This documentary highlights the fight for Women’s Suffrage in the U.S., including internal divisions such as racism. Open discussion will follow on what is needed to build a militant, multi-racial feminist movement today. Childcare provided.  For info, call 212-222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net

7:30pm, Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St. Free.

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