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Friday, March 8th  

 Summer 2019 Internship Program at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Today’s the deadline! Over the course of an 8-week session, students will be connected to Navy Yard-based businesses and departments according to career interests, skill sets, and educational background. Must be: an NYC resident or attend an NYC-based college; a college-bound or college-attending student; able to present documentation of the above criteria and if under 18, able to provide working papers (which can be obtained from your school). Opportunities in: Culinary/Hospitality, Media/Communications, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, Computer Programming/IT, Office/Administrative, etc. Two sessions are available, either –Monday, June 3 to Friday, July 26, 2019 or Monday, June 24 to Friday, August 16, 2019. All interns commit to a 40-hour work week with a one-hour unpaid lunch break each day and are compensated at $15/hr. For more info and to request the application form, contact Edwin Rivera at 347-987-3908 or at erivera@bnydc.org

 Saturday, March 9th

Bob Law Show Live: Economic Sanctions As A Weapon Sistas Place, 456 Nostrand Ave., 11am-1pm FREE. National radio personality Bob Law will broadcast his WBAI (99.5FM) show live! Join us and be a part of the studio audience to discuss economic sanctions on corporations by grassroots people and the role of Black youth in the politics of our community. For more information call 718-398-1766.

 

 

Wednesday, March 13th

Civilian Complaint Review Board Public Meeting Van Dyke Community Center 392 Blake Ave., 6:30pm, FREE. Come hear and share about police-community relations in your neighborhood. The CCRB is an independent agency composed entirely of civilians that employees that mediates, investigates, and prosecutes complaints alleging excessive or unnecessary force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, or the use of offensive language by officers of the New York City Police Department. For more info visit nyc.gov/ccrb.

Film Festivals in NY You Should Know and Tips on Festival Strategy Shepard Hall, Room 290, 259 Convent Ave., Manhattan. Attention filmmakers! Hear from the staff of NYC festivals that should be on your radar – the Asian American International Film Festival, NewFest, New York Latino Film Festival and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora. Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. RSVP at Eventbrite.

Friday, March 15th

Legislative Hearing on Homeownership Crisis Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., 2-6pm. FREE. State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Assembly Member Tremaine Wright present a legislative hearing on the crisis facing homeowners of color, in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. As NYC becomes less and less affordable, seniors and homeowners of color in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods are especially vulnerable. This hearing will focus on systemic barriers and practices that led to this crisis: Redlining in minority communities; Deed theft; Equity theft; Liens and properties lost due to sewer and water charges; Predatory foreclosures and the Reverse mortgage impact on senior homeownership. Hear from impacted homeowners and foreclosure experts. Oral testimony is by invitation only; written testimony from the public is encouraged and should include recommendations for policy and/or legislative solutions. 

Saturday, March 16th

March Against Racism and Fascism March Foley Square, Manhattan (Worth, Centre & Lafayette Streets) Manhattan, 12pm, FREE. Join United Against Racism and Fascism (UARF-NYC) and people around the world who will gather for protests and other actions in anticipation of this annual day of observance on March 21st

The rally and demonstration are endorsed by: Black Lives Matter-Brooklyn, Black Rose / Rosa Negra, CODE Pink, Copwatch Patrol Unit-Brooklyn Sector, The Movement to Protect the People, Occupy Wall Street, Rise And Resist, Industrial Workers of the World-NYC and Professor Noam Chomsky, among others on a growing list. The International site lists all the actions: https://worldagainstracism.org/

 Sunday, March 17th

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Wednesday, March 20th

Eddie S. Glaudew

Call it Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World: Union Theological Seminary 3041 Broadway, Manhattan, 6-8pm. FREE. Attend this book launch and panel discussion for Serene Jones’ memoir of raw truth, fierce love, and spiritual teaching. From her Oklahoma roots to her historic leadership of Union Theological Seminary, her story illuminates the deep fault lines of this age and points beyond them. Excavating the wisdom of great theological voices– James Baldwin, Soren Kirkegaard, James Cone, Luce Irigaray, Saint Teresa of Avila and others –she brings them to life with intimacy and vividness. The panelists will be: Dr. Serene Jones, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., David P. Gushee and Jacqui Lewis. Kelly Brown Douglas will serve as moderator.

Saturday, March 23rd

Marching into Spring with Women’s International HerStory Month Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford St., Jarvie Room, 1-7pm, FREE. Don’t miss the second Diaspora Arts Collective event of the year at the Lafayette Presbyterian Church. Share the excitement with a fabulous fashion show! Each Diaspora Arts Collective event is a shopping party with good food, good music, good people and, of course, the cultural creations of the gifted artists. 

Sunday, March 24th

Holistic Health and Wellness Expo Geb Hetep Wholistic Center 1344 Pacific St. #1W, 2-8pm FREE. Uplift your body, mind and soul with workshops, demonstrations and therapies designed for your wellbeing. Featured will be Ray Morgan, MD, ND, Ph.D / Therapist presenting, “Natural Approaches to Health and Emotional Wellness through Holistic, Medicine and Psychotherapy,” Mela Berger, HHP, BCMT, / Bodyworks Therapist demonstrating, “Healing Emotions with Bodywork,” Dr. Jeffrey Vincent Noble on, “Pranic Healing and Neuro-Linguistic Programming,” Dr. Leni Gray-Wilson sharing about, “Herbal Medicine for Hair Loss and Hair Growth,” and Bale Shabaka, Master Chef and creator of holistic skincare products. Reflexology massage, foot detox, NES testing and pranic healing are available by appointment. Vegan meals, health products, and giftware vendors on site. RSVP at 718-501-6044/45