Monday, April 11, 2011

How to Meet New People on Friday Night in New York City

It's Friday night, you're in New York City, and you're looking to meet some interesting people. You can go to a museum or have dinner with friends, you can go see a Broadway play or an Off-Broadway play, AND..... if it's the 3rd Friday of the month, you can take a step off the beaten path and step into the world of Lenora Fulani.

Dr. Lenora Fulani is one of the country's most significant black leaders and the leading black independent. She helped establish the current independent movement with her 1988 independent run for President of the United States in which she became the first woman and first African American to be on the ballot in all 50 states. She also qualified for federal primary matching funds.

Fulani hosts a monthly forum called Interviews by a Black Independent (on the 3rd Friday of the month) at the Harlem State Office Building on 125th Street in Manhattan. She interviews her guests in an intimate setting on the 2nd Floor Gallery with a diverse audience of political and cultural independents. Introductions are made, interview ensues, and Q&A from the audience makes for a really interesting and important community dialogue where you can get to know some of the movers and shakers in the NYC intellectual community.

Last month Dr. Fulani interviewed New Federal Theater founder Woodie King, Jr. (see below) and this week we are treated to a conversation with former NYC Comptroller and recent candidate for Mayor Bill Thompson.

Hope to see you there!!

Did you miss last months Interview with Woodie King Jr?  
Click here to listen to it, or here to download it on iTunes!

This Friday, April 15th - 6pm 
Dr. Fulani Interviews
Bill Thompson, Former NYC Comptroller 

Join us for an interesting conversation about politics and the civic life of the city -- a great opportunity to take an inside look at the city and state government.    
Harlem State Office Building
163 W. 125th Street, second floor

If you haven't yet, please RSVP by calling (212) 962-1699

Here are a couple of photos from the March event:

Lenora Fulani talking with young people who attended the Woodie King Jr. interview in March 2011

Did you miss last months Interview with Woodie King Jr?  
Actor Moshe Yassur, Woodie King Jr., Jim Horton
Click here to listen to it, or here to download it on iTunes!

Woodie King, Jr. is the founding director of the New Federal Theater, a pioneer in Black theater and a progressive with a long track record of speaking out on behalf of the poor and excluded. Mr. King directed Fred Newman's Mr. Hirsch Died Yesterday at the Castillo Theater (in which Lenora Fulani made her stage acting debut)


Jerry said...

I thought Lenora Fulani was the nominee of the New Alliance Party when she ran for President.

richardwinger said...

If the United States had used a top-two system to elect its president in 1988, Lenora Fulani could not have run in the general election, nor could Ron Paul have run (he was the Libertarian Party nominee that year). Only George Bush and Michael Dukakis would have been on ballots in November.