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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Film: "Disruption"
Saturday, April 29, 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 continues its film series with the screening of "Disruption" (2014, 52 minutes).  Focused on the crisis of climate change, this documentary looks at the scientific findings, the self-interested response of corporations, and the stalled political process that have brought the world to an ecological crossroads.  The film also examines the growing popular movement to save the planet, including the organizing of the People’s Climate March of 2014 during the UN’s world climate summit.  It features appearances by Naomi Klein, James Hansen, Bill McKibben, Chris Hayes, Naomi Oreskes, Van Jones, Rajendra Pachouri, and many other individuals who explore one of the great issues of our time.  Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, the Social Justice Center, and Upper Hudson Peace Action, the film screening 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. Information:  518-466-1192



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Film:  "Greedy Lying Bastards"
Wednesday, May 3
7:00 - 9:00 pm 
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 


Greedy Lying Bastards, (2013, 94 minutes), iinvestigates the reasons behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite the consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but a growing problem, placing us on the brink of disaster.
 The film details the people and organizations casting doubt on climate science and claims that greenhouse gases are not affected by human behavior. From the Koch Brothers to ExxonMobil, to oil industry front groups, to prominent politicians and Justices, this provocative exposé unravels the layers of deceit threatening democracy and the ability for future generations to survive on planet earth.  A discussion will follow the film.   Information:  466-1192



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BNP Fundraiser: Pot Luck Dinner  & Play, "The Predator- A Passion Play for the Drone Era"  with playwright Jack Gilroy
Friday, May 5
Pot luck dinner at 6:00 pm,
Program begins at 7:00 pmPeace_Beach
Delmar Reformed Church
386 Delaware Ave, Delmar

We will begin the evening with a pot luck dinner at 6:00 pm.  Please join us, and bring a pot luck dish to share.  The  program will begin at 7:00 pm.  A donation of $10 is requested.  $2 for students. Play to be performed: "The Predator" by Jack Gilroy - A Passion Play for the Drone Era. Playwright, Jack Gilroy, will lead a discussion after the play and  answer questions. The play is approximately 40 minutes long, and  revolves around a college student and some questions she is beginning to raise about her country's conduct in the world, and what her own response should be. The other characters in the play are: the student's Air Force officer mother, a U.S. senator, and an antiwar activist.  Women Against War Presents: HUMANIZE, NOT MILITARIZE posters will also be on display.   We will have a few locally crafted items for sale, including a painting by a local artist, and 3 wall hangings from the "Peace" series, by Trudy Quaif.  All of the  proceeds will go to BNP to fund future events.  Join us!  Please RSVP if possible with then number of people who will be attending and if possible, include what dish you will be bringing for the pot luck dinner. Thanks. Send the email to Trudy at:  tquaif@yahoo.com   If you can be there to help set up and/or help clean up, please email Trudy.  Questions:  466-1192.

Wednesday, May 10, 9:30 AM Gather, 12:30 PM  Rally, Capitol Park, Washington & Swan St. , Albany. Unite for Parole and Prison Justice:  A Day of Advocacy and Action, Parole reform now! Raise the age of crinimal responsibility.  End the torture of solitary confinement. Close Rikers. Close Attica.  Access to education and the right to vote.  Protect domestic violence survivors facing prosecution.  Reduce sentences.  Firgh for racial justice, community empowerment and the end to state violence!  Sponsored and Supported by:  Challenging Incarceration, Parole Justice NY.  Endorsed by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace.  Facebook link

Tuesday, May 16, 7:00 -9:00 pm, Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Ave, Delmar,  BNP General Membership Meeting.  Join with other Capital Region people and organizations, who are interested in stopping Trump's War agenda. Let's consider planning a regional antiwar action, and dicuss what additional steps we can take to challenge these endless wars, and the threat of WW3.,    Current events discussion.   Information: 466-1192


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Albany March for Peace, Justice & Democracy
Sunday, May 21, 1:00 PM. Rally at Townsend Park, Albany
March to  Lafayette  Park (Washington Ave. near the Capitol)

More details soon.  If your organization would like to co-sponsor, send an email to tquaif@yahoo.com