Coming Events:

Peace Vigil each Monday, 5 - 6 PM at the Four Corners,intersection of Kenwood and Delaware Aves. in Delmar. Bring your sign or use one of ours. Stay for a few minutes or an hour. Let's stand together for peace.  (518) 466-1192 for further information.  

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3 Short Films:  "Taking the Future Into Account", "World Peace is a Local Issue" and "Seeds of Freedom"
Thursday, October 2,  7:00 - 8:45 pm
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY   

Join us for the screening of three short documentary films: Taking the Future Into Account (30 minutes, 2014), World Peace is a Local Issue, (28 minutes, 2013) and Seeds of Freedom (30 minutes, 2012).  "Taking the Future into Account" attempts to convey how human behavior and the threat of climate change and environmental problems are strongly interlinked. " World Peace is a Local Issue"  documents a Palo Alto City Council meeting where 300 people showed up to speak their minds about the issue of the city passing a nuclear free resolution. During the meeting, the Council shifted from tabling the issue indefinitely to voting in support of a Nuclear Freeze Resolution.  "Seeds of Freedom" charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity-rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.   Information 466-1192.



        

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Talk by Stephanie Luce on the Struggle for Minimum Wage
Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 pm

Oakwood Community Center
313 10th St., Troy,  N.Y.


Stephanie Luce on the struggle for a living wage and the $15 per hour campaign for low wage workers. Stephanie Luce, best known for her research on living wage campaigns and movements, is the author of Fighting for a Living Wage, and co-author of The Living Wage: Building a Fair Economy, and The Measure of Fairness. Her current research focuses on globalization and labor standards, labor-community coalitions, and regional labor markets. Her latest book, Labor Movements: Global Perspectives, came out this year. She teaches the Murphy Institute/CUNY School of Professional Studies in New York City.  Located Exit 9E off 787 Collar City Bridge for Rte 7: on left at 2nd light between 9th and 10th Sts. Parking on left on 9th St., Old Fire station building parking lot left on 10th Use the door facing Hoosick St. Donation of $5 requested, $2 unemployed and students more information: 518 505 0948 labor donatedLocated Exit 9E off 787 Collar City Bridge for Rte 7: on left at 2nd light between 9th and 10th Sts. Parking on left on 9th St., Old Fire station building parking lot left on 10th Use the door facing Hoosick St. Donation of $5 requested, $2 unemployed and students :more information: 518 505 0948   James Connolly Forum web page


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Film: "Bidder 70"
Saturday,  October 18, 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus) 

The Solidarity Committee of the Capital District opens its 2014-2015 film series with a screening of “Bidder 70” (73 minutes, 2012).  This award-winning documentary tells the remarkable story of Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who safeguarded 22,000 acres of pristine public land that oil gas companies were planning to lease by bidding $1.8 million for the land at a public auction.  As this bid was backed up by nothing but courage, DeChristopher was indicted on two felony counts and sentenced to two years in prison.  Meanwhile, he emerged as a charismatic student leader in the battle to save the planet from environmental destruction.  The National Catholic Reporter praised “Bidder 70” as a “moving film with an inspiring message, calling us to work on behalf of the environment and humanity.” This film-showing – co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, the Social Justice Center, and Upper Hudson Peace Action – will take place in Room B8 of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, located at 405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus).  Admission is free, and free refreshments will be provided.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Information:  466-1192 


Music

BNP:  Making Music for Peace
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Ave, Delmar

Bring your voices,  guitars, drums, spoons  etc.,  and maybe a snack to share.  We will sing and play along to some of the  wonderful peace songs we all know and love. If you have a favorite peace song, please bring the lyrics/music so we can sing along with you. Information 466-1192.