Upcoming NYC event -- Documenting Struggle: Three Radical New York City Archives

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Books Through Bars Bingo

Books Through Bars NYC (equipping the incarcerated with free reading material since the summer of '96!) is having its sometimes-annual "BINGO NIGHT!" to raise funds for our all-volunteer organization!

If you enjoy cheap beer and a good game of Bingo, come on out!
Admission is FREE, and only $1.00 per card to play!

Where: ABC No Rio (156 Rivington Street, LES)

When: Friday, November 7th, starting at 7:00PM

ABC No Rio Gala & Benefit Auction

I hope every single activist and art lover in the NYC area will attend the ABC No Rio Gala & Benefit Auction on Wednesday, October 22 at the Angel Orensanz Cultural Center on the lower east side of Manhattan.

Gabriel Thompson Signing and Book Reading

I thought the event below may be of interest to NYC Rad Reffers. Sorry for the short notice.

Gabriel Thompson Signing and Book Reading

Problems with the Cataloging of the Graphic Novel "Palestine" and Zionist narratives

For those of you who don't know Joe Sacco's amazing graphic novel journalism, you should.

In my new position as a teen services librarian i was doing a search of different graphic novels in my library system, and found some problematic cataloging of Joe Sacco's Palestine.

Sandy Berman's Birthday

Sandy Berman, a man admired by many radical librarians, turns 75 on October 6. I know it's late notice, but if you can fire off a card or letter tomorrow, it might only get to him two days late. (Oops.) Backstory.

"Election 2008: Race, Gender and the Media"
 A special panel discussion featuring Laura Flanders, Glen Ford & Gary Younge

Thursday, October 2nd 

7:30 - 9 pm: Panel discussion 

9 – 10:30 pm: Debate watching party

At the Brecht Forum 
451 West Street (West Side Highway / between Bank & Bethune Streets) 
Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15 • Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers

Join FAIR, the Manhattan Neighborhood Network and the Brecht Forum for a panel discussion, Q&A and debate-watching party on the night of the debate between vice presidential nominees Joe Biden and Sarah Palin.

The evening will kick off with a panel discussion on race, gender and the media in the 2008 election. In an election year that has seen the first black candidate nominated for president by a major party and the first Republican woman nominated for vice president--while two women of color have teamed up on the Green Party ticket--issues of race and gender have been at the forefront during this campaign season, not least in media coverage. But how well have the media served the public in this historic election? What issues are being ignored, even as the press heralds the race as evidence of shattered glass ceilings and the "end of black politics"? Journalists Laura Flanders, Glen Ford and Gary Younge take a closer look.

Then stick around with FAIR at the Brecht Forum to watch the vice presidential debate.

lost files found

Particularly observant users of this site will have noticed that I finally demoted the website upgrade in progress note that's been on the front page since last December.

Radical Reference in CQ Politics

Radical Reference was profiled in CQ Politics. Wanda Marsolek and Steve LaBash were quoted.

Radical Collections in Public Libraries

The NYC Collective is planning an event featuring local radical archives collections. So far we've got the Tamiment at NYU and the Lesbian Herstory Archives lined up, and probably ABC No Rio.

We'd love to add a public library to our offering, but we don't seem to know of any public library collections, local or semi-local that have an explicitly radical collection.

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