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.
4-20, 2015, Standish Library, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road,
Loudonville, New York. Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism.
An exhibition highlighting posters from more than 20 campaigns using
economic pressure to secure people's rights and achieve justice,
including: Montgomery Bus Boycott, United Farm Worker grape
and lettuce boycotts, Anti-Apartheid Movement, Anti-Sweatshop
campaigns, Palestinian call for Boycott, Divest and Sanctions BDS).
Opening Reception on Monday, February 9, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Panel Discussion on Wednesday, February 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Participants
in several campaigns will discuss the art and practice of economic
activism. Created by American Friends Service Committee and
Center for the Study of Political Graphics. Sponsored by Fair
Trade and Scoial Justice PRogram, Upper Hudson Peace Action, Jewish
Voice for Peace- Albany NY, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Women
Against War and Solidarity Committee Albany of the New York Capital
District. Information: call 518-966-5366 or email email@example.com
Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (105 minutes, 2014) is
the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz.
From Swartz's help in development of the basic internet protocol RSS to
his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet.
But it was his groundbreaking work in social justice and political
organizing, combined with his activist approach to information access
that resulted in his two year legal battle with the Federal government.
It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age
of 26. 'A devastating meditation on what can happen when a
prescient thinker challenges corporate interests.' New York Times Free.
Everyone is welcome. Information:
Film- The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Thursday, February 12, 6:45 - 8:45 pm
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054
"Pete Seeger: The Power of Song"
Saturday, February 14, 7:30 pm
Universalist Society of Albany
Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus)
Solidarity Committee of the Capital District continuesits 2014-2015
film series with a screening of “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song” (2007,
90 minutes). This first authorized film biography of the great
folksinger and political activist reveals him as an extraordinary
individual, convinced that music and people could make a
difference. Ferociously attacked by critics, including the U.S.
government, for his daring views on peace, unions, civil rights,
ecology, and more, Seeger went from the top of the hit parade to the
top of the blacklist. Nevertheless, he had the courage to stick to his
convictions and, ultimately, he prevailed. His inspiring story,
accompanied by wonderful music, is told by Bruce Springsteen, Joan
Baez, Tom Paxton, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, and Seeger himself. This
film-showing – co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, the
Social Justice Center, and Upper Hudson Peace Action – will take place
in Channing Hall 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.
Talk by Brian Jones- "The Fight for Public Education: Race, Class, and Privatization"
Friday, February 20, 7:00 pm
Oakwood Community Center
313 10th St., Troy, N.Y.
Jones taught elementary grades for nine years in New York City’s public
schools, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Urban Education at the City
University of New York Graduate Center. He was the Green Party’s 2014
candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York. Brian co-narrated
the film, The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman, and has
contributed to several books, including More Than a Score: The New
Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing. He is a member of the Movement of
Rank and File Educators: the social justice caucus of the United
Federation of Teachers. Brian has also lent his voice to several
audiobooks, including The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That
Changed the World and Howard Zinn’s one-man play, Marx in Soho. Brian
is the recipient of a 2012 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship.
Located Exit 9E
off 787 Collar City Bridge for Rte 7: on
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
Intersectionality for purposes of this forum is defined as the study of
intersections between forms or systems of oppression, domination or
discrimination. "This feminist sociological theory was first
named by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, though the concept can be traced
back to the 19th century. The theory suggests that—and seeks to examine
how—various biological, social and cultural categories such as gender,
race, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion, caste, and other
axes of identity interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels,
contributing to systematic injustice and social inequality.
Intersectionality holds that the classical conceptualizations of
oppression within society, such as racism, sexism, biphobia,
homophobia, transphobia, and belief-based bigotry, do not act
independently of one another. Instead, these forms of oppression
interrelate, creating a system of oppression that reflects the
"intersection" of multiple forms of discrimination." From Wikipedia
An example of intersectionality would be the
School-to-Prison-Pipeline where there are disproportionate numbers of
racial minorities and children with disabilities who are subjected to
this institutional system of structural inequality. The panel will
include Angelica Clarke, Mari Matsuo and Mary Finneran. Each
panelist will speak for about 15 minutes, followed by a discussion period with questions and answers.
Free and open
the public. For
call (518) 466-1192.
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 - 8:45 pm
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar
BNP: Making Music for Peace
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.
Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Ave, Delmar