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CORRUPTION – November 1-5 is the March Against Corruption, an international campaign to raise awareness about the corrupting influence of money and special interests in governance and public policy making; to provide a forum for people, to organize and speak out against corruption; and to educate the public about the consequences of corruption.

Contact: http://marchagainstcorruption.com/.

ENVIRONMENT/WAR – November 6 is the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

Contact: http://www.un.org/en/events/environmentconflictday/.

MEDIA – Media Democracy Days Vancouver (MDD) will host free public events including a panel and keynote, November 7.

Contact: http://mediademocracyproject.ca/.

ARTS – The 78th Annual Conference For Community Arts will take place November 11-14, in Philadelphia, PA. The conference provides professional development and networking opportunities for staff, faculty, trustees and teaching artists at more than 350 arts education organizations and programs.

Contact: 520 8th Ave., Suite 302, New York, NY 10018; 212- 268-3337; guildinfo@ nationalguildorg; http://communityartsed.nationalguild.org/.

WOMEN’S STUDIES – The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) will host its annual conference November 12-15, in Milwaukee, WI, under the theme Precarity, with keynote speaker Sara Ahmed.

Contact: NWSA, 11 E Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-528-0355; nwsaoffice@nwsa.org; http://www.nwsa.org/.

BROOKLYN FOR PEACE – Brooklyn For Peace will honor Amy Goodman at the organization’s Pathmakers To Peace event, November 12.

Contact: 41 Schermerhorn Street, PMB 106, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-624-5921; bfp@brooklynpeace.org; http://www.brooklynpeace.org/.

ENVIRONMENT – The Green Festival, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, will take place in in Los Angeles, November 13-15; in Portland, December 11-13.

Contact: http://www.greenfestivals.org/.

CUBA/WOMEN – The 2015 Women’s Delegation to Cuba & International Women’s Conference in Havana will be held November 13-22 under the theme, “Advancing Women’s Human Rights, Racial Justice and Community Development.”

Contact: http://www.womenandcuba.org/.

WORKERS – The VermontWorkersCenter will host its Annual General Membership Assembly, November 14, in Barre, VT.

Contact: 294 N Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401; 802-861-4VWC; http://www.workerscenter.org/.

DRUGS – The biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference will be held November 18-21, in Washington, DC. The conference brings together people from around the world committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs.

Contact: http://www.reformconference.org/.

GUANTANAMO – The World Peace Council (WPC) and the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples (MovPaz), Regional Coordinator of the WPC for America and the Caribbean, convoke to the 4th International Seminar for Peace and Abolition of Foreign Military Bases, November 22-25, in Guantanamo, Cuba.

Contact: movpaz@enet.cu; http://www.nnoc.info/guantanamo-seminar-for-peace-1120-11-2515/.

TRANS/GENDER – November 20 is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. The 2015 Transcending Boundaries Conference will be held November 20-22, in Springfield, MA. The annual conference brings together sexuality, relationship and gender minorities for three days of education, activism and community building

Contact: Transcending Boundaries, Inc., PO Box 30171, Springfield, MA 01103; info@transcendingboundaries.org; http://www.transcendingboundaries.org/.

SCHOOL OF AMERICAS – The annual vigil to protest the School of the Americas is scheduled for November 20-22 at Fort Benning, GA, by School of the Americas (SOA) Watch.

Contact: SOA Watch, PO Box 4566, Washington, DC 20017; 202-234-3440; info@soaw.org; http://soaw.org.

SEX WORKERS – December 17 is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, events are planned in many cities worldwide.

Contact: http://www.december17.org/.

AFRICAN/SOCIALIST – The African People’s Socialist Party USA Plenary will be held January 9-10, in St. Petersburg, FL.

Contact: 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; 727-821-6620; info@apspuhuru.org; http://asiuhuru.org/.

GUANTANAMO – January 11th, 2016 marks 15 years of torture and indefinite detention at Guantanamo.  Groups including Witness For Torture, CODEPINK, World Can’t Wait will be gathering from January 5th – 13th, 2015 to act for justice and a week of actions.

Contact: WitnessTorture@gmail.com; http://www.witnesstorture.org/; http://www.worldcantwait.net/; http://www.closeguantanamo.org/; http://www.codepink4peace.org/.

DIGITAL BLACKNESS – The Digital Blackness Conference will be held April 22-23, 2016 in New Brunswick, NJ at Rutgers University. and will bring together scholars, students, activists, and artists from a range of fields and disciplines to interrogate the many new modes, customs, and arrangements of racial identity as they are mediated through digital technologies. Proposals are being accepted through November 15.

Contact: Digital Blackness Conference Coordinator, Rutgers University, Department of History, 111 Van Duck Hall, 16 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901; digitalblackness@rutgersdigitalblackness.com; http://www.rutgersdigitalblackness.com.

 

Books

SCHOOLS/RACE – Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice, by Carla Shedd, examines the ways in which Chicago’s most vulnerable residents navigate their neighborhoods, life opportunities, and encounters with the law. This analysis of the intersection of race, place, and opportunity, illuminates how schools either reinforce or ameliorate the social inequalities that shape the worlds of these adolescents.

Contact: Russell Sage Foundation, 112 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065; 212-750-6000; https://www.russellsage.org/publications/unequal-city.

SOCIALISM – Socialism …Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation, by Danny Katch, brings together the Marxist traditions of Karl and Groucho to provide an introduction to what the socialist tradition has to say about democracy, economics and the potential of human beings.

Contact: Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-583-7884;  http://www.haymarketbooks.org/.

WOMEN/SCIENCE – The Only Woman in the Room by Eileen Pollack is based on six years interviewing her former teachers and classmates, as well as dozens of other women who had dropped out before completing their degrees and is an examination of the social, interpersonal, and institutional barriers confronting women – and minorities – in the STEM fields.

Contact: Beacon Press, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108; 617-723-3097; http://www.beacon.org/.

 

Film

ECO-ACTIVISTS – Wrenched captures the generations of eco-activists, from the 1960s to the present day, inspired by Edward Abbey’s passionate defense of wilderness in The Monkey Wrench Gang. The film asks, How far are we willing go in defense of wilderness?

Contact: Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; 800-543-3764; http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/.

 

Music / Media

RAYA – Raya Brass Band, Balkan-folk/punk/jazz/brass/etc., will release their new album Raya on November 13, followed by a U.S. tour dates.

Contact: 917-497-7852; rayabrassband@gmail.com; http://rayabrassband.com.