World Economic Forum events info
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www.protest.net/NYC/calendrome.cgi - nyc.indymedia.org events calender
WEF events hotline: 212-592-3562
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Convergence Center: St Marks Church, 131 E 10th St @ 1st Ave. If you need or can offer housing contact: 1 888 365 0000 x1942 or www.anotherworldispossible.com Legal support: People's Law Collective, 917 807-0658.
ARTS IN ACTION Donít wanna just stand around listening to speeches? Get creative: Build puppets & props for demonstrating at the World Economic Forum. Two locations: 107 Suffolk St, Rm 410 (F to Delancey) & 830 12th Ave (1,2,3,9,A,B, C,D to Columbus Circle). Schedule: Tues 1/29: 10am-10pm @ Suffolk. Wed 1/30: 10am-6pm @ 12th Ave. Thurs 1/31: 10am-4pm @ 12th Ave. Fri 2/1: 10am-5pm @ 12th Ave. Info: 212 502 3697, 917 733 1257, email@example.com
OR join the RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE STREET BAND Music for the manifestations against the WEF. Bring instruments, and/or junk that can be transformed into instruments. We'll learn some samba, tango, & whatever else we can put together. No musical/carnival experience necessary. All rehearsals are NOT required. The more the merrier. At 830 12th Ave, btw 58 & 59th St. Schedule: Tues, 1/29: 6-9pm. Wed, 1/30: 7-10pm, Fri, 2/1: 10am-1pm. Sat, 2/2: 10:30am at 59th & 5th Ave. Info: 917 733 1257, 917 807-3877, 212 502-3697. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, Jan 30th, 7pm WEF, WAR, LAYOFFS & BUDGET CUTS: Fighting Corporate Globalization After 9/11. Gregory Palast(BBC investigative reporter, globalization expert), Dedrick Muhammad (NationalAction Network), Sandra DeMarco (UFT) & many others. At Joint Board Auditorium, 31 W 15th St (btw 5th & 6th Ave, 4/5/6/N/R/L/Q to Union Sq, F to14th St). Info: 212 502-0707
Wednesday, Jan 30th, 8pm BE A RADICAL ROCKETTE & help kick the WEF out of town! They need more Rockettes & some non-female ones! Come join at this rehearsal. Hoping to be the front line of the march on Feb 2nd, followed by a 14 foot flashing lady liberty. 830 12th Ave, btw 57th & 58th St. A,B,C,D,1,2,3,9 to Columbus Circle. Info: email@example.com
And on Saturday, Feb 2nd, come march with the YOUTH BLOC! Want to make sure that youthís voice is heard, worried about safety or just donít want to go alone? Come with us! We will be joining the Another World is Possible march, which has a permit and plans to be legal and non-violent. Meet us at 11:30 at 57th St & 9th Ave, by little park. If you miss us there, find the march (starting at 59th St & 5th Ave) and look for the Youth Bloc banner.
Thursday-Sunday, Jan 31st-Feb 3rd INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MOBILIZATION AGAINST THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM Workshops at Columbia U. Protest WEF global business summit. Topics: WEF history, globalization, terrorism & human rights, Media, legal, medical training. workshops about tactics, legal & medical training for those new to street protests, WEF history, & the corporate agenda behind globalization. $5-10. Out-of-towners: Reserve housing now. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.studentsforglobaljustice.org
Thursday, Jan 31st, 2:30pm WORKING FAMILIES ECONOMIC FORUM How global-ization & the search for cheap labor affects families. A panel of workers from around the world discuss their experiences in the global economy. Limited seating. NY Central Labor Council, 55 E 59th St, Reservations & info212-604-9552 X220
Thursday, January 31st, 4:30pm RALLY FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE at the GAP 54th St & 5th Ave. Sponsored by the AFL-CIO, NYC Central Labor Council & Jobs with Justice.
Thursday, Jan 31st, 5:30pm - 7:30pm ENRON AS IT RELATES TO THE WEF - forum with Ralph Nader and Patti Smith. $25 suggested donation to benifit the Green Party. Park Ave. United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th St (at Park)
Thursday, Jan 31st, 6:30-9pm IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS Political action meeting. Passing legislation to stop animal exploitation. Circuses/Ringling Brothers, Fur, Vegetarianism/Veganism. At Source of Life Center, 22 W 34 St(btw 5-6th Ave) 5fl. Info: email@example.com, 212-462-3068, www.idausa.org, www.circuses.com
Friday, Feb 1st, 9am-7pm BUILDING A MULTIRACIAL SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT A discussion on the role of race in social justice movements. Also Lani Guinier & Gerald Torres new book: The Minerís Canary. At NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Sq S. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.law.nyu.edu:2222/newscalendars/socialchange.html
Friday, Feb 1st THE PEOPLEíS AGENDA VS. THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 10am-4 pm: Teach-in on: War, Civil liberties, Immigrant rights, Corporate globalization, Domestic economics. At Community Church, (35th St btw Park & Madison) 7pm: Indoor rally. Merging the Struggles Against War, Racism & Corporate Globalization. At FIT Auditorium (27th St btw 7th & 8th Ave). Sponsored by A.N.S.W.E.R. (IAC & others). Info: 212-633-6646, ANSWER@afgj.org, www.InternationalANSWER.org
Friday, Feb 1st, noon SUPPORT THE REDWOODS! Protest deforestation by Fisher family, which owns The GAP. Pre-WEF warmup featuring 200-year-old, 5.5-foot redwood stump of tree cut by Fishers. Stop Gap sweatshops; end Fisher logging. At Gap Corporate HQ, 680 5th Ave, 54th st, NYC. Info: 415 731-7924 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gapsucks.org
Friday, Feb 1st, 5-6pm SUPPORT HAITIAN WORKERS organizing union at plantation & plant producing for Cointreau (French liqueur). Weekly picket expanded for World Economic Forum--show the int'l media how WEF "globalization" policies translate into unionbusting & wages of $1.50 a day in countries like Haiti. Outside offices of Remy Amerique, 1350 Ave of Americas, at 55th St. Batay Ouvriye Solidarity Network & Global Sweatshop Coalition, 212-947-7744, email@example.com
Friday, Feb 1st, 6pm, VIGIL/PAGEANT/RITUAL to kick off the anti-WEF actions. Welcoming to people of all/no religious persuasions & aims to be a safe & peaceful gathering, focused on healing, empowerment, & forging our vision. Washington Sq Park. Co-sponsored by the Pagan Cluster & Another World is Possible. Info: 212 620-7615, www.anotherworldispossible.com
Saturday, Feb 2nd, 11am A.N.S.W.E.R. MASS MARCH & RALLY TO PROTEST WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM They have a permit, speakers etc. Should be pretty low key & very unlikely to lead to arrest. At the Waldorf Astoria, Park Ave, btw 49th & 50th. Info: 212 633-6646, ANSWER@afgj.org, www.internationalanswer.org
Saturday, Feb 2nd, noon ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE MARCH Rebuild NY, Rebuild the world for people not profit! According to their website they are seeking permits for a short rally then a march at 1pm. A march route is being negotiated. We plan to stop in front of major corporate headquarters & outlets along the way & voice our dissent. As this march is intended to be a "green" (non-arrest) event, we are asking that people respect its legal nature by not engaging in illeal & confrontational tactics. When the march arrives at the Waldorf, those who want to can engage in creative acts of resistance (probable arrest). Assemble at 5th Ave & 59th St. Info: 212 620-7615, www.anotherworldispossible.com Or meet up with the Youth Bloc at 11:30 at 57th St & 9th Ave (Near the little park).
Saturday, Feb 2nd, 11:30am DANCE UPON THE RUINS OF THE WORLD Profits Before People! Rebuild NY for Big Business! Take it to the World Economic Forum. Wear: either 1920s style formal garb, preferably black & white OR colorful, crazy carnival clothes. Bring: drums, cowbells, percussion instruments & pots & pans.... & lots of friends (also a valid form of ID, comfortable shoes, lots of layers of clothes). Meet at Columbus Circle, Bway & 59th St. If you get there late, look for them near the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Park Ave & 50th St. NOTE: this will be a very cool event but YOU WILL PROBABLY GET ARRESTED, so be prepared.
Saturday, Feb. 2, 5:00pm - 2:00am
ART ACTIVISM AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE AGE OF
Forum, workshop, media, performances, food.
5:00pm reception, 6:30pm panels, 9pm - 2am performances
Saturday, Feb 2nd, 10pm F2: FESTIVAL OF ORGANIZED RESISTANCE! While politicians & CEOís of the World Economic Forum party at the NY Stock Exchange, weíll be celebrating a much different future. Hosted by Rev Billy, featuring The Welfare Poets, Kid Lucky & Urban Acapella, Blowback, Torch Job, DJ Kuttin Kandi, DJ Shakey, kleverVice, Kontrast, Maya Dorn, Optimus Rhyme & Haiku, DJ Ray Dawn, DJ's from The Blackkat Collective, Konkrete Jungle & Havoc Sound, open mic & more! At the Frying Pan, Pier 63 just north of Chelsea Piers behind Basketball City, 12 Ave & W 23 St). All ages, $5 Info: 212 431-7377, www.studentsforglobaljustice.org or www.anotherworldispossible.com
Saturday-Sunday, Feb 2-3rd, (2/2 10-6pm, 2/3 8:30-3pm) BREAKING WALLS/ BUILDING BRIDGES CONF For LGBTQ Youth & their Allies. Share, celebrate, reflect, & inspire. Lunchprovided. 22 & Younger Free. Older $45/Don. At Columbia U Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W116th St & Amsterdam Ave, (1/9 train to116th St) Info: 212 620-7310, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gaycenter.org/SIGNS
Sunday, Feb 3rd, & Monday, Feb 4th: DIRECT ACTION AGAINST WEF & ITíS CORPORATE SPONSORS For info on these actions: http://www.accnyc.org/
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, Feb. 4, 12:00 noon
Monday, Feb 4th, 6pm AMADOU DIALLO/ WORLD TOLERANCE DAY A Day of Remembrance. A candlelight vigil to mark the 3rd year since the murder of Amadou Diallo by the NYPD & a call to end the violence & racial profiling. Keynote speaker: Al Sharpton. At 1157 Wheeler Ave, Bronx. Info: 718-396-1152, 917-202-5108.
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