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a little meeting for New Yorkers


Dear Friends and Supporters, old and new,

The Institute for Anarchist Studies warmly invites you to our
Soapbox Social, to be held at the al-Alwan Center for the Arts, just a
stone's throw away from the beating heart of Capital (the New York Stock
Exchange!)* Please come join the Directors of the Institute, on the
evening of Friday, February 18th 2005, as we celebrate nine years of
support for radical writers.

The evening begins at 7:00 pm, and includes a full Indian meal
(with meat and vegetarian dishes) served at approximately 8:00 pm. Board
members will provide updates about the Institute and our activities,
including the Renewing the Anarchist Tradition Conference in Vermont and
the Latin American Archives Project in Buenos Aires. Additionally, we
invite you to share information about your projects and activities. Feel
free to bring literature or get up on the soapbox!

Your sliding scale donation of $10-$25 includes dinner, beer, wine
and coffee, but do bring your check book to this fund-raiser as
well to support this year's group of radical scholars working to
develop the theoretical tools we need to build a just and free

As space is limited, you must RSVP by February 15th, by phone at
646-351-9859 (Lex Bhagat) or by email to (And
let us know at that time if you should like a vegan dinner.) For full
details, see further information below.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Andréa Schmidt
Institute for Anarchist Studies

*PS: Incendiary after-dinner parades to the Exchange are not scheduled,
but will surely not be discouraged!

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The Soapbox Social will be held at the al-Alwan Center for the Arts. The
Center is located in downtown Manhattan, at 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor.

Beaver Street is located at the bottom of Manhattan, near the famous bull
statue at the start of Broadway.

The closest stations are:
R/W - Whitehall Street Station
From Whitehall, walk North on Broadway two blocks to Beaver. Make a
J/M/Z - Broad St. Station
From Broad St. Station, walk south on Broad St one block to Beaver.
Make a left.

Nearby, but not quite as close:
2/3 to Wall Street
Walk West on Wall Street to Broad St. Left. Walk south on Broad to Beaver.
1/9 to South Ferry
Walk East on South St to Whitehall. Make a left. Whitehall becomes
Broadway. Make a right onto Beaver.

Since there are so many routes and paths that lead to lower Manhattan,
please let us know that you need directions when you RSVP.

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