BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//50.63.47.1//NONSGML kigkonsult.se iCalcreator 2.20// CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Vito Marcantonio Forum X-WR-CALDESC:Cultural Historical Political Educational Organization founded Oct 2011 X-FROM-URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/New_York BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York X-LIC-LOCATION:America/New_York BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:20181104T020000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:20180311T020000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 RDATE:20190310T020000 TZNAME:EDT END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1717@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180817T144850Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:Chelsea Rising\,FREE EVENT\,Friends of the VMF\,R eading\,Reading Circle CONTACT:Gerald Meyer\; 718.499.5446\; geraldjmeyer@aol.com DESCRIPTION:
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Eighth Session

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Vit o Marcantonio Forum / Chelsea Rising Reading Circle

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The Vito Marcantonio Forum and Chelsea Rising are cosponso ring a Reading Circle that\, since April\, has met\, from 6:00 to 8:00\, e very third Wednesday of the month\, to study I Vote My Conscienc e: Debates\, Speeches\, and Writings of Vito Marcantonio\, edited by A nnette T. RubinsteinThis volume\, which is on sale for $7\, is an invaluable source for studying the life and work of seven-term (1934-36\; 1938-50)\, American Labor Party (ALP) Congressman Vito Marcantonio\, who courageously and brilliantly represented East Harlem and the entire Americ an Left. In addition to his Congressional work\, Marc served as Chairperso n of the ALP\, and ran for Mayor in 1949\, under its banner. As defense at torney on behalf of W. E. B. DuBois\, William Patterson\, and other victim s of McCarthyism\, he succeeded in having their indictments overturned.
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I Vote My Conscience presen ts excerpts from Marcantonio’s debates and speeches from each of his seven terms in office. The CR / VMF Reading Circle’s Nov. 15thsession wi ll focus on his seventh-and-last term of office\, where he fought an almos t one-man battle in the vain hope to stem McCarthyism at home and “Wall St reet imperialism” (as Marc called it) abroad. In his last speech\, when he cast the only vote in opposition to US intervention into the Korea n Civil War\, he declared\, “I must vote my conscience!”
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            When: Wed. 11/15
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            Time: 6:00 to 8:00                  < /div>\n
            Where: Penn South’s Community Room 339 W 24th< /sup> St. (btw. 8th & 9th Aves.)
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Free Admission / Light Refreshments
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PS: The ninth\, and last session of the CR / VMF’s study of  IVMC\, which will take place on 12/20\, will be devoted to Marc’s work in Congress\, the political arena\, and in East Harlem for Puerto Ric o and the Puerto Rican people. See pp. 374-439 in IVMC.< /div>\n
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