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January 2010

Due to budget cuts there were no special events other than the regularly scheduled programs running out of the Queens Family Justice Center, Women's Group and Raccoon Soccer.

February 2010

February 5 Indira Kajosevic, Raccoon's Executive Director, and PhD Candidate at Fielding Graduate University, gives a free lecture: " Survivors and Organizing around Sexual Violence in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Kosovo" at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, New York University, 285 Mercer Street, 7th floor(between Waverly and Washington Place), 4-6 PM. This lecture is a part of Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop, organized by the New York University Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the Network of East-West Women.

February 6 Women's Group takes you to the Dog and Wolf, a new theater play about Srebrenica by CATHERINE FILLOUX, Directed by JEAN RANDICH, Featuring: Nadia Bowers, John Daggett, Dale Soules. 8:30 PM @ 59E59 Theaters, Theater C, (Between Madison & Park Ave). Subway: N/R/W to 5 Ave (exit @ 60 St), 4/5/6 or N/R/W to Lexington Ave/59 St. To arrange for group ticketing, please contact Nada Khodlova. When Jasmina, a political refugee seeking asylum in the U.S., suddenly disappears, her wheelchair-bound lawyer Joseph must track her down. Who is the dog? Who is the wolf? A psychological and political play of intrigue, identity, and pursuit. 

February 15 The FJC, Queens has been offered the opportunity to host a nine-week English-as-a-Second Language program facilitated by the Mayor’s Office on Adult Education and NYC Service.  Due to popular demand the program will be beginner conversation level.   
The program will consist of one two-hour class each week over nine weeks.  Depending on interest, we will try to schedule the program to begin at 5:00pm on a week day.  
We are looking for participants who can commit to the full nine weeks.  We are hoping to begin the class on the third week of February.
If you or someone else you know is interested, please contact RACCOON at (718) 575-4567 as soon as possible.

January 28 - February 7, 2010, theater performance Garage by Zagreb Youth Theatre of Croatia at La Mama, 74A East 4th St.

March 2010

March 8 Hear what's new for immigrants in health care: receive Health Care Access Updates over delicious free dinner - on Monday, March 8th at 5pm, come to Artie's Steak & Seafood Restaurant, 394 City Island Avenue, City Island, NY; Phone: (718) 885-9885 or (718) 885-0586 . [Directions]

April 2010

April 13 New York Immigration Coalition City Advocacy Day - rally on the steps of the City Hall, lobby mayor Bloomberg, ask for immigrant-friendlier legislation. Save your hospital.

May 2010

May 5 Women's Group, Wednesday, 7-9 PM at Kafana, 116 Avenue C - take a peak at where we'd have our party in June. Rsvp to Indira at 646.275.2142

June 2010

June 13 Women's Group, Sunday, 1-4:30 PM at Central Park, Sacred Grove: Women's Ritual Summer Solstice Outdoors Dance, RSVP to Nada Khodlova at 646-633-8052

June 21 Raccoon's Annual Fundraiser Party - Monday, 5-8 pm at the Kafana restaurant, located on 116 Avenue C. Come and enjoy a talent show, a film screening, great Balkan food and have fun with like-minded people. Get a $20 tax-deductible ticket to support RACCOON’s work in New York City by calling at 718.784.9121. Cash bar.

June 19, 20, 21With great delight, Raccoon co-sponsors the presentation of "Honeymoons", a film by Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic at the 2010 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at Walter Reade theater in New York, 165 W 65th Street, click here for more information, or, to buy a ticket, click on the screening date:

Check out the book about the raise and fall of Yugo car.

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Mailing address: RACCOON, Inc., PO Box 20554, New York, NY 10021
Subway directions - take to Kew Gardens