feminists face off against police brutality
Activists representing Black Radical Congress & Radical women discuss growing epidemic; 32 Union Sq. (E. 16th St.), 212-677-7002; 7:30, free.
finding inner voice through insight meditation
Psychotherapist offers path to intuitiveness; Elizabeth Seton Women's Center, 133 W. 70th St. (betw. Columbus & B'way), RSVP 212-579-3657; 11, $10.
Laurel Rimmer offers tips & advice on home gardening; Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; 6:30, free [through 8/30].
HEALTH ISSUES ANONYMOUS
Twelve-step group for those living with a health concern; St. Luke's Roosevelt Center, 324 W. 108th St., #305 (betw. B'way & Riverside Dr.), 212-362-7214; 5:30-7, free.
New York Marxist School's 22nd Annual Intensive Summer School
Discussions, lectures, etc., all week long; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), RSVP 212-242-4201 for full schedule, times & prices.
Gardens stay open late in summer. Seasonal events incl. gardening programs with Laurel Rimmer, world nature music, movement workshops (tai chi) & landscape improv (writing & sketching); Wave Hill, W. 249th St. (Independence Ave.), 718-549-3200 for times & prices.
everything you want to know about alternatives in health & life
Big promise, so let's just say from acupuncture to Zen?that's pretty simple, right?; Kips Bay Borders Books, 550 2nd Ave. (32nd St.), RSVP 212-685-2848; 6:30, free.
STOOP POETRY WORKSHOP
Serious scribers bring 10 copies of your work to Tribes Gallery, 285 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. C & D), 212-674-3778; 7:30-9:30, $3 contrib.
Taking back the airwaves
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting sponsors discussion on low power radio & monopolies. DJ Dizzy & Jim Naureckas speak; Housing Works; 126 Crosby St. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), RSVP 212-633-6700, ext.318; 6:30, free.
tools for ceramists
Serious students invited to make & personalize variety of wood tools; YMCA-NYC, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.), RSVP 212-735-9722; 10, $85-$100.
flamenco dance workshop
Beginners come for intensive class; Time Circle Studios, 743 8th Ave. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 908-244-7240; 12-4, $75.
introduction to java
Mac literacy only requirement to learn programming language; Harvest Works, 596 B'way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 212-431-1130; 12-3, $85-$100 .
own your own home
Or learn how it's done at this home buyers fair sponsored by banks like Chase; Adam Clayton Powell Plaza; 125th St. (7th Ave.), 212-410-2999 for info; 10-6.
Learn to make paper for bookbinding, box making or collage; YMCA-NYC, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.), RSVP 212-735-9722; 10, $85-$100.
tribal soundz Classes
"Dances of the Voice," Sat. at 2; "Bellydancing Classes," Mon. at 6; "Dumbek Classes," Tues. at 6; Tribal Soundz, 340 E. 6th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-673-5992 for more info.
a behind scenes look at travel publishing
Publisher of Fodor's Travel Publications, Kris Kleimann, talks about how guides are written, locations chosen, etc.; JASA, 122 Amsterdam Ave. (65th St.), 212-273-5304; 12.
GOTHAM WRITER'S WORKSHOP
Dan O'Brien instructs "Dramatic Structure in Playwriting" at Borders, 5 World Trade Center, Church St. (Vesey St.), 212-839-8049; 6, free.
"How to Become a Master Communicator" with Mary Dawne Arden, consultant for Today Show; St. Jean Baptiste Church Parish Center, E. 76th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 212-949-9300; 6, contrib.