• Symposia Community Events – October 2005

    Adult Children of Alcoholics – Support Group
    Tuesday, October 25th, 2005
     
    Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location: The Parish Hall of St. Peter and Paul’s R.C. Church
    400 Hudson St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. It is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its own version of the “Twelve Steps” and “Twelve Traditions.”
    Contact: Bob Skye
    Phone: 201-659-0683
    Email: rfskye@optonline.net
    Web: http://www.adultchildren.org

     


     

    Symposia Conversation Project
    Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
     
    Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Topic: Dating Hoboken Style: New Possibilities For Singles
    Facilitator: John Bredin

    Openness, consideration and respect are the foundation elements of vibrant community experiences. The Symposia Conversation Project is an experiment in community dialogue where people of different beliefs and points of view can engage in meaningful discourse that enlightens, challenges and enriches the participants.

    Food will be served at 7:30 and the conversation will start at 8 p.m.

    Suggested dination: $3

    All are welcome.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    Independent Film Night: Ho-Dig Halloween Fright Fest
    Thursday, October 27th, 2005
     
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Lions and tigers and clowns with carving knives, oh my! Yes, friends, it’s time for the first annual Ho-Dig Halloween Fright Fest featuring our FAVORITE HORROR FILM OF ALL TIME. This movie is so scary, in fact, that we can’t tell you the title! All we can do is recommend that you bring someone to grab onto, and please… leave the kids at home for this one. Seriously.

    The Hoboken Digital Film Society is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films to a wider audience. It is our mission to promote and support independent filmmakers, to develop a nationwide network of alternative screening venues, and to expose audiences to a broader choice of films.

    Admission $5 � includes food.

    Contact: Kipley Wentz
    Email: admin@hobokendigital.com
    Web: http://www.hobokendigital.com

     


     

    West Village Conversation Group
    Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
     
    Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Caffe Dell Artista
    46 Greenwich Av.
    between 6th and 7th Avs.
    New York, NY
    Map and Directions
    Information: Topic: Are You a Pleasure Revolutionary?
    Facilitator: Lori Sutherland.

    Lori Sutherland, Directrix of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, will begin the conversation with her own journey into the discipline, the art, the science and the research of pleasure expansion followed by an open discussion.

    Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts trains men and women of all ages to use the power of pleasure to have their way with the world. We enhance and explore the voice of women by fanning the flames of their desires, which open the doors of pleasure and fun for everyone. www.mamagenas.com

    Lori Sutherland has been invited to facilitate the conversation by John Bredin, who is the “Love Project” creator. 

    The West Village discussion group is open to anyone who loves to make new friends and find ways of improving personal or community life. The meetings have rotating facilitators who come up with specific subjects, but people who attend shape the conversation and this gives a different flavor to every meeting. The discussion is respectful, open, and creative and there is no pressure to contribute. Everybody is welcome.

    There is a minimum $5 order per person.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us
    Violence against Women as a Weapon of War
    Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
     
    Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104
    435 W 116th Street
    NY 10027-7
    Information: Reception 6:30-7:00 (Refreshments will be served) co-hosted by the Amnesty International NYC Women’s Human Rights Action Team Columbia Law School

    Jerome Greene Hall
    Room 104
    435 W 116th Street
    (116th at Amsterdam Avenue – Take #1 train)
    New York, NY

    Amnesty International invites you to a panel discussion: Violence against Women as a Weapon of War: Causes and Consequences

    “Join Amnesty International for the first in a series of panels bringing attention to war crimes against women. We’ll discuss how women are targeted during war and the legal and practical challenges in bringing criminals to justice and treating survivors.

    At every event, there will be opportunities to take action. You can do something meaningful to help and we’ll make it easy for you.”

    Speakers:

    *Christine Hansen, Executive Director, The Miles Foundation (moderator), is an expert on gender violence associated with U.S. Armed Forces.

    *Kelly Askin, Senior Legal Officer, International Justice, the Justice Initiative of the Open Society Institute, is the J. Skelly Wright Fellow at Yale Law School and served as legal advisor to the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

    *Bill Berkeley, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, is former editorial writer for the New York Times and author of The Graves Are Not Yet Full ? Race, Tribe and Power in the Heart of Africa.

    *Sonia Navani, Program Officer, Gender-Based Violence & Reproductive Health, International Rescue Committee, is a gender violence specialist with extensive experience in West and East Africa.

    Contact: Amnesty International
    Email: dcbell70@yahoo.com
    Web: http://www.amnestyusa.org/events/northeastern/10192005nycwat.html

     


     

    Symposia Conversation Project
    Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
     
    Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Topic: Why do bad things happen to good people?
    Facilitator: Tony Hinchliff

    Ten conversation meetings from October to December, every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

    Openness, consideration and respect are the foundation elements of vibrant community experiences. The Symposia Conversation Project is an experiment in community dialogue where people of different beliefs and points of view can engage in meaningful discourse that enlightens, challenges and enriches the participants.

    Food will be served at 7:30 and the conversation will start at 8 p.m.

    Suggested dination: $3

    All are welcome.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    Images of Women in Pop Culture
    Thursday, October 20th, 2005
     
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Location: City Hall (City Council Chamber)
    NY 10007
    Information: In celebration of NOW�s Love Your Body Day:

    �That Ain�t Me, Babe�
    Panel discussion: Images of Women in Pop Culture
    FREE

    Distinguished panelists from a variety of disciplines will be discussing the pervasive nature of our media-driven culture, how women are portrayed in the media and pop culture, and how to promote positive images of women. In addition, we will be screening highlights of Jean Kilbourne�s award-winning documentary �Killing Us Softly,� which focuses on the portrayal of women in advertisements.

    Contact: Sonia Ossorio
    Phone: 212-627-9895
    Email: prez@nownyc.org

     


     

    Independent Film Night: From Refugee to Immigrant: A Story of Three Kosovar Albanian Americans
    Thursday, October 20th, 2005
     
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Directed by Curt Fissel, produced by Ellen Friedland
    JemGlo Productions
    Narrated by Olympia Dukakis

    This program, which is now airing on PBS stations nationwide, paints a personal face on the ethnic cleansing that was forced upon the Kosovar Albanians by the Serbs in the spring of 1999. The documentary retraces the atrocities, hopes and dreams experienced by three young refugees currently living in the United States as well as their families and friends back in Kosova.

    In addition to videotape of brothers Gentian and Plator Grezda and their friend Bekim Qela at a number of locations in the United States as they explore their new home, footage for From Refugee to Immigrant: A Story of Three Kosovar Albanian Americans encompasses scenes in Kosova where interviews include Kosova President Ibrahim Rugova. Also depicted in the program are several meetings in Israel with individuals who helped Gentian, Plator and Bekim when they fled to a refugee camp in Macedonia before they were flown to the United States.

    The Hoboken Digital Film Society is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films to a wider audience. It is our mission to promote and support independent filmmakers, to develop a nationwide network of alternative screening venues, and to expose audiences to a broader choice of films.

    Admission $5 � includes food.

    Contact: Kipley Wentz
    Email: admin@hobokendigital.com
    Web: http://www.hobokendigital.com

     


     

    Classic TV Night with Rod Serling�s �The Twilight Zone”
    Friday, October 21st, 2005
     
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: �You�re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Next stop: The Twilight Zone. Come to Symposia for
    another Classic TV Night with Rod Serling�s �The Twilight Zone.
    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Phone: 201 963 0909
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    Health & Wellness Day – Hosted by Soul Investments, LLC
    Saturday, October 22nd, 2005
     
    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Location: Hudson St. Center
    79 Hudson St.
    Lower Level, Room 105
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Soul Investments, LLC is partnering with Symposia Bookstore to bring you:

    SOUL FEST II

    Learn the Most Advanced & Unique Healing and Wellness Methods to Break Through

    FREE Event: Just bring an open mind

    Keynote Speakers:

    12:15-1:15 pm – Dr. Matthew Stralka, DC Network Chiropractor

    Did you know that Network Spinal Analysis will help you let go of stress & anxiety?
    NSA – An expansion of traditional chiropractic model that uses low force gentle touch to help the body to heal & correct itself.

    1:30-2:15 pm – Susan Banzon, Certified Holistic Health Counselor

    Find out how to develop your mind-body awareness. Learn how to balance your moods, energy level, & wellness with food.

    2:15-3:00 pm – Mary Cooney, MSW, Psycho-Spiritual Counselor, Reiki Master

    Want to gain peace of mind & harmony of the body? Learn the benefits of meditating & participate in a guided meditation. Create balance in your work & personal life.

    3:15-4:15- Angela Nicastro, Intuitive Consultant & Astrologer

    Imagine learning ways to enhance your relationships & improve the overall quality of your life.

    Learn about your astrological chart & how the different energies affect you.

    How do I guarantee a seat at the event?

    Register at: soulinvestments@gmail.com

    Please include: name, contact phone, email address, and list which apeaker(s) you will attend.

    Contact: Melisa Cat
    Email: soulinvestments@gmail.com
    Puppet Show
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: For children up to 4 years old.
    The class consists of play time, singing, puppet show and crafts.

    $8 per class or $5 when you pay for two or more classes(sponsorships available).

    Cancellation Policy:
    If you are registered and you cannot attend the class you can transfer your registration to another day. To do this you have to call Symposia (201 963 0909) the day before the class or the fee is forfeited.

    To register, visit Symposia Bookstore, we don’t take phone registrations.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    West Village Conversation Group
    Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
    Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Caffe Dell Artista
    46 Greenwich Av.
    between 6th and 7th Avs.
    New York, NY
    Map and Directions
    Information: Topic: How to Apply Love in Daily Life
    Facilitator: Amy Torres

    -A working definition of love: psychological/bonding, emotional/circular energy, to love and be loved.

    -The paradox of love (you have to give it away in order to get it; ego strength leads to egolessness/selflessness.

    -The language of love (you have to say “I”, and in that sense be selfish, in order to be there for others).

    -Love experts: Sufis, Jesus, Jewish doctors.

    Amy Torres is a New York City-based psychotherapist in private practice as well as a teacher, writer and dancer. Her writing has been featured in Adweek, Graphis, Creativity and Career Woman among other publications, and she has appeared on CNBC and AMC as a reporter and dancer respectively. She has been involved with A Course in Miracles since 1997 and teaches an ACIM class in Manhattan. All her work is based on love. She can be reached at 212-340-1201 and amytherapy@msn.com.

    The West Village discussion group is open to anyone who loves to make new friends and find ways of improving personal or community life. The meetings have rotating facilitators who come up with specific subjects, but people who attend shape the conversation and this gives a different flavor to every meeting. The discussion is respectful, open, and creative and there is no pressure to contribute. Everybody is welcome.

    There is a minimum $5 order per person.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    Adult Children of Alcoholics – Support Group
    Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
    Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location: The Parish Hall of St. Peter and Paul’s R.C. Church
    400 Hudson St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. It is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its own version of the “Twelve Steps” and “Twelve Traditions.”
    Contact: Bob Skye
    Phone: 201-659-0683
    Email: rfskye@optonline.net
    Web: http://www.adultchildren.org

     


     

    The Alpha Course: A practical introduction to the Christian faith
    Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
    Time: 7:00 PM – 9:45 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: The Alpha Course is a free 10-week course, organized by Hoboken Redeemer Church, teaching the basics of the Christian Faith – perfect for folks who have little or no knowledge of Christianity. Indeed, you need not have any belief in God or Jesus to attend. You may find yourself developing faith as the course progresses, or you may simply learn more about the New Testament.

    Great way to meet new people from Hoboken, Jersey City and surrounding areas, and engage in thoughtful discussions about various issues relating to Christianity, in a laid-back open environment.

    Dinner is served at the beginning of each session, giving people the chance to chat and get to know each other.

    Course is held on Tuesdays from 7 – 9:45p.m. at Symposia Book Store. Commences Oct. 4th.

    First session (10/4) is open to anyone who thinks they may be interested but not sure. Bring a friend if you wish, have dinner, and the Alpha folks will fill you in with more details.

    Contact: Mike
    Phone: 908-803-6445
    Email: alpha@redeemerhoboken.com

     

     


     

    ARTIST TALK
    Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
    Location: Exit Art
    475 Tenth Ave
    New York, NY

    Map and Directions
    Information: October 10 – 17 co-hosted by Amnesty International Local Group 704 and the New York City Women’s Human Rights Action Team
    New York City, NY

    No One Signs up to Become a Slave

    Right now, thousands of men, women, and children in the tri-state area are forced to work against their will in households, sweatshops, construction sites, and adult clubs. An estimated 20,000 people are trafficked into the United Sates every year (as many as 700,000 are trafficked internationally) – many through and into New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. This October, Amnesty International presents a series of events to raise awareness of trafficking – and money for its victims – in collaboration with Safe Horizon, Tonic, Exit Art and Isadora Productions.

    ARTIST TALK
    Debra Pearlman’s evocative installation, Girlchild, evokes the isolation of young girls in captivity. Tonight, she’ll share stories and strategies for working with and about children. In conversation with Alison Boak and Jean Rilley from the International Organization for Adolescents. Presented by Amnesty International Firefly Project and Exit Art in conjunction with Exit Biennial II: Traffic, open through December 23, 2005.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

     

    Symposia Conversation Project
    Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
    Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Topic: Communication
    Facilitator: Andrew Lerner

    Ten conversation meetings from October to December, every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

    Openness, consideration and respect are the foundation elements of vibrant community experiences. The Symposia Conversation Project is an experiment in community dialogue where people of different beliefs and points of view can engage in meaningful discourse that enlightens, challenges and enriches the participants.

    Food will be served at 7:30 and the conversation will start at 8 p.m.

    Suggested dination: $3

    All are welcome.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    Independent Film Night: Short Film Freakout
    Thursday, October 13th, 2005
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: FREAKOUT #4 features…

    GREEN by Brian Liloia – He’s tired of the same old shades of gray. He wants something new, he wants a change… but little does he know he’ll always be green.

    DOES THE WORLD NEED TO BE SAVED? by Brian Liloia – A documentary formed around the posing of a single question, this video reveals just what people are really contemplating with dramatically varying answers from a plethora of individuals.

    BROBOT by Brian Lonano & Bryan Marshall – Brobot is a film about the value of family, the consequences of playing God, strength of character, deception, ice cream, and robots.

    THE SHRINKING CITY by Kurt B. Davis – A young man takes us on a tour of all the places in Manhattan where he fell in love.

    Plus, we may slip a few more tasty film nuggets in there for you to enjoy.

    The Hoboken Digital Film Society is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films to a wider audience. It is our mission to promote and support independent filmmakers, to develop a nationwide network of alternative screening venues, and to expose audiences to a broader choice of films.

    Admission $5 � includes food.

    Contact: Kipley Wentz
    Email: admin@hobokendigital.com
    Web: http://www.hobokendigital.com

     


     

    Book reading: Zohra’s Ladder and other Moroccan Tales by Pamela Windo
    Friday, October 14th, 2005
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Zohra’s Ladder is a wondrous collection of tales about Morocco that immerses the reader in a world of ritual and deep sensuality. Pamela Windo chronicles her long love affair with the country and its people, peeling back layers of history and the finely embroidered fabric of daily life to find the truths in the mysterious and the exotic.

    Her stories describe the colors, flavors, sounds and textures of an almost dream-like place: a world of fleeting affairs, unexpected warmth, and subtle moments in shadowed courtyards. The results are liberating and uplifting portraits of the places and people she encounters on her seven year travels, told with extraordinary delicacy.

    To read more about the book visit:
    http://www.eye-books.com/index_imprints.asp

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us
    Web: http://www.hudsonreporter.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15267756&BRD=1291&PAG=461&dept_id=523584&rfi=8
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