the murder of emmett till

In August of 1955, a 14 year-old black boy from Chicago, unschooled in the racial customs of the south, traveled to Mississippi to visit relatives. With adolescent bravado, he whistled at a white woman. Three nights later, Emmett Till was killed. His death was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement: three months after Till’s body was found, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began. This powerful documentary inspired authorities to the reopen the investigation of the murder. 55 min, directed by Stanley Nelson.

6:30 to 8:30 at the brooklyn public library/dweck center
10 grand army plaza

Invisible Dialogues

Curator of Indivisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas, Dr. Gabrielle Tayac (Piscataway), will host a conversation with
Dr. Heriberto Dixon (Tutelo) about the history and contemporary cultures of mixed heritage Native people. A book signing will
follow the discussion.

6pm at the National Museum of the American Indian
American Indian Museum Heye Center
Diker Pavilion

Ladies of the Lower East Side with Rev Jen, Michele Carlo, and Rachel Shukert

These three downtown performers claim to be inspired and influenced by the LES. They are also authors of critically acclaimed memoirs and they join together to share how each began in the downtown performance art scene and emerged as provocative writers.

6:30 at the Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street


Reading: Valentine’s Day Edition! “Best Gay Erotica 2012″ & “Best Lesbian Erotica 2012″

With Richard Labonté, Sinclair Sexsmith, and Kathleen Warnock
Find A Valentine at the sexiest reading of the month! In “Best Lesbian Erotica,” women are looking for a little bit of everything: love, lust, and that special someone who brings both to bed. Lammy-nominated editor Kathleen Warnock and 2012′s guest judge, sex blogger Sinclair Sexsmith, have curated a collection that is waiting to lay bare your deepest desires. “Best Gay Erotica” captures the tension and raw energy of man-on-man desire in this collection of the hottest, freshest and most literary erotic fiction of the year. Editor Richard Labonté shares tricks of the trade in this outstanding volume of craftsmanship and cockmanship. Start practicing your pick-up lines…

7 pm at Bluestockings
172 allen street