It’s a long weekend, and honestly, you deserve some rest. Just like, remember the U.S. was founded on violent colonial racism, stay a little mad, and when you’re done grilling and drinking secret park beers out of paper cups, head to a rally in favor of single-payer, a protest against the Muslim ban, or teach yourself how to fight for when the Nazi-punching time comes. Life is all about balance.

TUESDAY

  • Muslim organizations are leading a 4th of July rally and teach-in outside Trump Tower, where speakers from several marginalized groups will speak about Trump’s policies, from the treatment of Puerto Rico to the Muslim Ban. (Trump Tower, 12pm)
  • There’s a special Independence Day rally happening outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Organizers are asking people to wear black clothes and bring things to make noise with (pots, pans, etc) and protest the prison-industrial complex that keeps thousands of people of color behind bars. (MDC Brooklyn, 7pm)

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WEDNESDAY

  • Queerocracy is meeting to discuss their ongoing work of political education, community building, and ways of creating a more just, equitable city and state for LGBTQ and gender nonconforming people. (VOCAL-NY, 4:30pm)
  • The Democratic Socialists of America are rallying outside the Republican Party’s NYC offices to protest their horrible healthcare bill and demand a single-payer alternative. (122 E. 83rd St., 5:30pm)
  • This free self-defense class is aimed at women, as well as trans and gender nonconforming people. It’s open to people of all ages, and will focus on the basics of self-defense. (Mayday Space, 7pm)

THURSDAY

  • By Us For Us  is hosting critical community conversations throughout the entire month of July. This week, the discussion focuses on nightlife collectives at Starr Bar, followed by a DJ set. (Starr Bar, 7pm)

SUNDAY

  • The Cypurr Collective is teaching another cybersecurity class, this time focusing on what it looks like when your computer is malfunctioning, how to identify hacks, and more. (Brooklyn Public Library, 2pm)
  • Learn about the Lower East Side’s radical history, from the Young Lords to Iggy Pop with this walking tour led by the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space. (Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, 3:30, $20)
  • All the proceeds from this donation-based self defense class for women benefit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, an organization that supports survivors nationwide. (Class One Mixed Martial Arts, 3:30pm)

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