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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

MAY LIST OF EVENTS (Updated all the time, check back often)

May 1, 2007, 6:00pm: Film Premier (RSVP a must). The Film PBS Does Not Want You to See: Islam vs. Islamists, A Documentary by ABG Films on the Struggle for the Future of Islam and the Free World. Followed by Discussion with the Filmmakers Martyn Baker, Alex Alexiev, and Frank Gaffney Location: Regal Union Square Stadium 14
850 Broadway at 13th Street New York City. RSVP CapitolHQ at nterzulli@capitalhq.com / 212. 588.9148 As you may already know, PBS has just been airing its series on America, its values, and its politics, entitled: "America at a Crossroad." What you may not know is part of the series, "America at a Crossroad" was CENSORED by PBS and was not broadcast in their series. The movie, Islam vs. Islamists, was produced Martyn Burke, Alex Alexiev and Frank Gaffney and it documents the real crossroads between moderate Muslims and the struggle within their own community and conflict with the fundamentalists to be heard.

May 2, 2007, 8:00pm: Debates at Lolita Bar, "Does the Beauty Industry Oppress Women?" Charles Star argues "yes" and Jen Dziura argues "no." Because of the complexity of the issues raised by this debate, both of aesthetics and gender, the debate will be preceded by a brief explanatory sock puppet show entitled "Beyond the Looking Glass,"
performed by Diana Schoenbrun (creator of the exciting new children's
book character Amos the Armadillo, and of sock puppets), eye doctor
Heather Mcleod, and animator Jeff Hong. 266 Broome St. (basement
level) at the corner of Allen St., one block south and three west of
the Delancey St. subway stop (free admission).

May 3, 2007, 6:30-9:00 pm: The Metropolitan Republican Club presents First Thursday, its informal monthly social event. $15 ($10 for members) includes all refreshments. 122 East 83rd Street, just west of Lexington.

May 3, 2007, Doors open 7:00pm, general discussion from ABOUT 7:30pm: Junto is a group that shares information and discusses current issues...plus presents speakers to talk with us: Thor Halvorssen, Freedom, Film and Man's Rights. General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, near the Grand Central Terminal. Thor Halvorssen is a human rights advocate and film producer. He's the founder of the Moving Picture Institute and the producer of several feature films and documentaries that focus on human freedom including "Freedom's Fury" (co-produced with Quentin Tarantino and Lucy Liu), "Hammer & Tickle" (2006 winner of the Zurich Film Festival), "The Sugar Babies", and the upcoming feature documentary on higher education, "Indoctrinate U". Visit the Moving Picture Institute at: thempi.org He's the President of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation (HRF). It's an organization devoted to the liberation of prisoners of conscience and to the promotion of genuine liberal democracy in the Americas. Visit it at: http://www.humanrightsfoundation.org/staff.html Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism, and investing. Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer. Visit his site at: http://DailySpeculations.com

MAY 8TH 2007, 6:00PM - 8:00PM: THE HENRIETTA WELLS LIVERMORE SCHOOL OF POLITICS CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO A VERY INFORMATIVE EVENING WITH ANN ROMNEY. ANN ROMNEY SPEAKS ON HER ROLE IN THE PRIMARY CAMPAIGN. The American Forum Series offers monthly programs focused on current issues, the political selection process, national leaders, and prospective candidates. Ann Romney is the former First Lady of Massachusetts and wife of Presidential candidate and former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. Ann Romney places primary importance on her role as a wife, mother and grandmother. As First Lady of Massachusetts, she continued her work on behalf of disadvantaged women and children in her community and abroad. Come learn what it's like to be a wife on the campaign trail for the Presidential nomination as well as all the personal accomplishments of this remarkable woman. Exciting Question & Answer session to follow. Women's National Republican HQ, 3 West 51st Street NY, NY 10017 (Between 5th and 6th Aves- closer to 5th). Admission: $10 Cash Bar. Dress: Business Attire RSVP: RSVP@nyyrc.com.

May 9th, 2006, 6:30 P.M. Prompt: The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Present a Discussion: Health Care Crisis: What Will Cure the System’s Ailments? Featuring
Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor, The New Republic, Senior Fellow, Demos. Author:Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis--and the People Who Pay the Price VS. Sally Pipes President and CEO, The Pacific Research Institute, Author: Miracle Cure: How to Solve America’s Health Care Crisis and Why Canada Isn’t the Answer. Co-Sponsors: Demos & The Pacific Research Institute. Health care is shaping up to be the most important domestic policy issue of the 2008 President Election. More that twelve years after the political failure of the Clinton health care plan, Americans seem eager for the Federal government to revisit the issue in a broad based manner. The states have been acting on their own, with Republican governors spearheading plans that have upset many conservative health policy analysts. Is America’s hybrid system the best, or worst, of government and private health care? How do we balance the desire for cost containment and innovation? How can the system sustain the increasing demands that baby boomers will place upon it? (Free and open to the public - Reception to follow). Donnell Public Library, 20 West 53rd Street, (Between 5th and 6th avenue).

May 10, 2007, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM: New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) monthly meeting. Scheduled Speakers: Dawn Eden, Daily News columnist, pop music historian, blogger and author, addresses the New York Young Republican Club on her new book, The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On. Author Dawn Eden, a Jewish-born rock journalist turned salty Christian blog queen, gives these readers the positive and uplifting message that they've been wanting to hear-that spiritual healing and a renewed outlook await them. Using her own experiences in the New York City singles jungle, she shows women how they too can go from insecurity to purity, and from forlorn to reborn. She tells women who have been around the block how to find their way home. Also, Star Parker will speak. She is the founder and president of CURE, the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education, a think tank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty in the media, inner city neighborhoods, and public policy. Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After receiving Christ, Star returned to college, received a BS degree in marketing and launched an urban Christian magazine. The 1992 Los Angeles riots destroyed her business, yet served as a springboard for her focus on faith and market-based alternatives to empower the lives of the poor.Also, Hon. Dan Donovan, District Attorney for Richmond County, has been touring the five boroughs, visiting clubs and raising money for his re-election this year. Yes, there is a campaign this November and the incumbent is the Republican! Donovan became the first republican to win the Richmond County District Attorney post in over three decades! The New York Young Republican Club recently honored him at our annual Ronald Reagan Birthday Dinner & Awards Celebration for his many accomplishments in public service. Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor, Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2. After-politics Socializing: Come join us afterwards for drinks at: Margarita Murphy's, 591 Third Avenue, Between 38th and 39th streets

May 15, 2007, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: The New Criterion invites you to a panel discussion. The new criterion at 25: counterpoints on the arts and culture. A panel discussion on the occasion of the publication of Counterpoints: Twenty-five Years of “The New Criterion” on Culture and the Arts. PANELISTS: Judge Robert H. Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah : Modern Liberalism and the American Decline. Anthony Daniels, Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy. Roger Kimball, co-editor and publisher of The New Criterion, author, The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art. Eric Ormsby, Facsimiles of Time: Essays on Poetry and Translations. Mark Steyn, author of The New York Times bestselling America Alone. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Questions? Call (212) 817-2005 or email ch@gc.cuny.edu. Center for the Humanity, CUNY, 365 5th Ave, across from Empire State building. Ask the guard to be directed to the appropriate room. Subways: 6 to 33rd St. , or N, R, Q, W, B, D, F, V to 34th St / Herald Square.

May 17, 2007, 7:00pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Union League Club at 38 East 37th Street, New York, NY. Our next general meeting will be Thursday, May 17, 2007. Our featured speaker will be John Stossel, of ABC News ABC News. The meeting begins promptly at 7pm. Business attire required. Please turn off your cell phone upon entry.

May 31, 2007, 7 pm: The Metropolitan Republican Club cordially invites you to the 105th Metropolitan Ball, its annual black tie event at the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, opposite Grand Central Station. Our guest speaker will be Ken Mehlman, former chairman of the Republican National Committee. This year's Roy M. Goodman award will be given to Gail Hilson. $250 per person includes dinner, drinks and dancing. Please rsvp to the Club at 212-288-8606 or by email at mail@metclubnyc.org