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  • Capitalism Must Die: Stephanie McMillan

    June 11, 2013

    Capitalism Must Die: Stephanie McMillan
    Tuesday, June 11 @ 8pm
    People’s Arts Collective
    121 College St. 
    New Haven, CT
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    Stephanie McMillan will be at the College Street People’s Arts Collective on Tuesday, June 11 to present an easy-to-understand introduction to capitalism in the United States and the dangers of the system.

    Stephanie McMillan, the cartoonist behind “Minimum Security” and “Code Green,” presents a basic introduction to what capitalism is, how it works, and why it’s a flawed system that isn’t working. This talk will be accompanied by cartoons and illustrations. Stephanie McMillan is also an organizer with the anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist group One Struggle.

    Stephanie McMillan, a long-time activist, cartoonist, and the organizer behind the anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist group One Struggle, has waited decades for the American people to rise up. Inspired by uprisings across the globe, a new movement bursts onto the national scene against a capitalist system that denies people decent lives and puts the planet in jeopardy.

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  • Capitalism Must Die: Stephanie McMillan

    June 8, 2013

    Capitalism Must Die: Stephanie McMillan
    Saturday, June 8 @ 8pm
    Bluestockings Bookstore
    172 Allen St.
    New York, NY
     

    mcmillanStephanie McMillan will be at the Allen Street Bluestockings Bookstore on Saturday, June 8th to present a basic, easy-to-understand introduction to Capitalism and its pitfalls.

    Stephanie McMillan, the cartoonist behind “Minimum Security” and “Code Green,” presents a basic, easy-to-understand introduction to what capitalism is, how it works, and why it’s evil. This talk is accompanied by cartoons and illustrations. Stephanie McMillan is an organizer with the anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist group One Struggle.

    Stephanie McMillan, a long-time activist, cartoonist, and the organizer behind the anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist group One Struggle, has waited her entire life for the American people to rise up. Sparked by uprisings around the world, a new movement bursts onto the national scene against a system that denies the people a decent life and puts the planet at risk. Her book The Beginning of the American Fall chronicles the first several months of the fragile and contradictory movement with delightful drawings, interviews, dialogue, description, and insightful reflections.

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  • Ralph Nader with Amy Goodman at 92nd Street Y

    June 6, 2013

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    Thursday, June 6th @ 8:15pm
    92 Street Y
    1395 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY

    Ralph Nader will be at 92nd Street Y on Thursday, June 6th to read and discuss the columns from his new book Told You So.

    Ralph Nader is one of America’s most controversial—and uncompromising—public figures. He is a man on a mission who believes that taking on the powers that be involves more than just talking about it—it also means taking action. This collection of columns spanning not only time but topic brings to the forefront issues facing out society— from war, corporate power, commercialism, workers’ rights, and more.

    Ralph Nader will be available for question and answer and well as book signings. To learn more about the event, visit the 92nd St Y event page.

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  • Adapting the Novel: the Graphic Canon

    June 4, 2013

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    Tuesday, June 4th @ 7:30pm
    Irish Arts Center
    553 West 51 Street
    New York, NY

    Join Graphic Canon contributor Robert Berry at the exhibition Ulysses Seen: An International Bloomsday at the Irish Arts Center Wednesday, June 4th to celebrate the launch of The Graphic Canon Volume 3 with fellow contributors Annie Mok, Lauren Weinstein, Peter Kuper, and Brendan Leach.

    Karen Green, curator of the Columbia University Library collection of graphic novels, will be moderation a discussion about adapting literature into a visual form. The Graphic Canon Volume 3 is a nonstop barrage of comics, full-page illustrations, photography, and cutting-edge design bringing to life the literature of the twentieth century. You never know what you’ll find: a Sherlock Holmes mystery, an H. G. Wells story, an illustrated guide to the Beat writers, a one-act play from Zora Neale Hurston (drawn by Milton Knight), a disturbing meditation on Naked Lunch, Rilke’s soul-stirring Letters to a Young Poet, a WWI soldier’s suppressed poem of war’s savagery, Anaïs Nin’s diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classic The Man With the Golden Arm (published four years before William Burroughs’s Junky ), and the postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, Kathy Acker, Raymond Carver, and Donald Barthelme.

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  • Sarah Erdreich at Bluestockings

    March 11, 2013

    Sarah Erdreich will be at Bluestockings on Monday, March 11th to read, discuss, and sign her new book Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice MovementErdreich_GenerationRoe_72dpi

    Inextricably connected to issues of autonomy, privacy, and sexuality, the abortion debate remains home base for the culture wars in America. Yet, there is more common ground than meets the eye in favor of choice. Generation Roe delves into phenomena such as “abortion-recovery counseling,” “crisis pregnancy centers,” and the infamous anti-choice “black children are an endangered species” billboards. It tells the stories of those who risk their lives to pursue careers in this stigmatized field. And it outlines the outrageous legislative battles that are being waged against abortion rights all over the country. With an inspiring spirit and a forward-looking approach, Erdreich holds abortion up, unabashedly, as a moral and fundamental human right.

    Join Sarah Erdreich, women’s health advocate and writer, to discuss her new book.

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  • Sarah Edreich in New York

    March 12, 2012

    Sarah Edreich will be in New York at the Social Medicine Rounds at Montefiore Medical Center on Tuesday, March 12 at 4:30,to discuss her new book, Generation Roe.

    Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement exposes the abortion issue. a home base for the culture wars in America, as inextricably tangled in autonomy, privacy, and sexuality. Yet, there is more common ground than meets the eye, when so many Americans, in all honesty, have made that choice, and many more want to have that choice. Erdreich holds the antidote to the usual debates, and redirects the dialogue to face reality, speak honestly, and hold abortion up, unabashedly, as a moral and fundamental human right.

    Sarah Edreich has been identified as a leading pro-choice activist by Newsweek, and her incisive writings on abortion rights have been noted by JezebelFeministing, and the National Partnership for Women and Families.

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  • A History of Marriage author Elizabeth Abbott on the Gay Marriage Act

    A History of Marriage author Elizabeth Abbott on the Gay Marriage Act

    July 12, 2011

    "For the first time in history, young people are growing up in the presence of legally sanctioned gay marriage (and divorce), an experience that will influence how they shape their lives in a world that is marching away from homophobia and allowing gays and lesbians to unite in marriage, to raise their children, and to expect to receive the same rights and to be subject to the same obligations as heterosexual spouses. As more gay men and women decide to marry, they will shore up the very institution whose decline the wider society mourns." -- Elizabeth Abbott

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  • Brian Kahn on NBC New York

    Brian Kahn on NBC New York

    July 8, 2011

    Brian Kahn, author of Real Common Sense shares his thoughts regarding our founding fathers.

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  • Ralph Nader joins Ted Turner and Peter Lewis at NYPL

    Ralph Nader joins Ted Turner and Peter Lewis at NYPL

    May 4, 2011

    May 4, 2011, 7:00PM, Ralph Nader will be joining Ted Turner and Peter Lewis at the New York Public Library to discuss philanthropy for the common good. This event follows the publication of the abridged "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" a book that answers the question "What if?" What if a cadre of super-rich individuals tried to become a driving force in America and decided it was time to fix our government and return the power to the people? Location: the New York Public Library at 42nd St and 5th Ave, New York, NY. To purchase tickets for this event, go to http://www.showclix.com/event/RALPHNADER or call 1.888.71.TICKETS.

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  • Bluestockings Hosts The Sweetest Thing Author, Mischa Merz

    Bluestockings Hosts The Sweetest Thing Author, Mischa Merz

    April 21, 2011

    April 27, 2011, 7:00 pm, Bluestockings bookstore will host Mischa Merz, author of The Sweetest Thing. Mischa's latest work chronicles her journey across America as she competes in several tournaments, giving readers a rare glimpse in the world of women's boxing. Location: 172 Allen Street New York, NY 10002. For more information go to www.bluestockings.com.

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