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.
August 3, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, Muslim Solidarity Committee, Project
SALAM and the Capital Region NCPCF Presents 11th Anniversary
Commemoration of the Arrests of Yassin Aref & Mohammed Hossain With
Rally, Speakers, Dinner, March, And Movie.
SPEAKERS, DINNER: 5:30 pm Masjid As-Salam Mosque, 280 Central Avenue,
Albany. Dinner will be served at the Masjid As-Salam after the rally
MARCH: 6:45 p.m. to the Linda, 339 Central Avenue, Albany
7:00 pm at the Linda, 339 Central Avenue, Albany. A screening of
the documentary “The Newburgh Sting”. The Newburgh Sting, which
won a Peabody Award in 2014, is a detailed look at the use of FBI
informants through the Newburgh 4 case, which turned four innocent
African American men into terrorists. The same informant was used in
Albany’s Aref-Hossain case. Alicia McWilliams, aunt of one of the
defendants, and others will speak after the film. Free admission or
The Muslim Solidarity Committee has held
a commemoration event each year since 2006 to remember the men and show
support for their families, and will continue to mark the anniversary
of their arrests annually until Aref and Hossain are released, in 2018
and 2020 respectively. Area peace and justice groups co-sponsoring the
August 3 events are Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Capital Area Against
Mass Incarceration (CAAMI), Dr. Dhafir Support Committee (Syracuse),
Jewish Voices for Peace/Albany chapter, Masjid As-Salam, New York Civil
Liberties Union/Capital Region Chapter, Saratoga Peace Alliance, Save
the Pine Bush, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District, Upper
Hudson Peace Action, Veterans for Peace/Thomas Paine and Saratoga
Chapters, Women Against War. For information contact Lynne
Jackson at email@example.com or Kathy Manley at
Action Film Series: This August marks the 70th a nniversary of the
atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. on Japan, which caused extreme
suffering. Today, even more disastrous weapons are stockpiled, nine
nations are known to have them, and the world is at high risk, both from weapons
and from the hazards of nuclear power. The commemoration of this anniversary
reinforces the need to learn more facts, and develop more strategies in the
work to abolish nukes. Join in, and say Never Again! to
such suffering and destruction. All films are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, August 4, 6:00 – 7:45 pm, Niskayuna Public Library, 2400 Nott St. E., Niskayuna, NY. Film: Nuclear Savage ( 2011, Director Adam Jonas Horowitz).
Featuring recently declassified U.S. government documents, survivor
testimony, and unseen archival footage, Nuclear Savage uncovers one of
the most troubling chapters in modern American history: how Marshall
islanders, considered an uncivilized culture, were deliberately used as
human guinea pigs to study the effects of nuclear fallout on human
beings. Sponsored by Schenectady Neighbors for Peace. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Message From Hiroshima (52 minutes, 2015), narrated by
George Takei, provides an inside look at life and culture in the city
before the first atomic bomb was deployed. Today, where the Hon and
Motoyasu rivers meet, stands the Peace Memorial Park - the former
location of the Nakajima district, which once was home to
thousands of people and hundreds of businesses. When the atomic
bomb was detonated 2,000 feet above Hiroshima's city center on
August 6, 1945, all of that vanished. Seventy years later,
director Masaaki Tanabe makes it his mission to revive the memory of
what once was by interviewing /hibakusha/ (survivors) and former
residents. These heart-wrenching testimonials, along with
computer-generated recreations of restaurants, shoe stores, cinemas,
and the famous Industrial Promotion Hall, takes us deep into the
hustle and bustle of a lost culture and people. Japanese, with English subtitles and English narration. View Trailer.
Co-sponsored by Upper Hudson Peace Action and Bethlehem Neighbors for
Peace. Free and open to the public. Information:
Film- Message from Hiroshima
Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 - 8:45 pm
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054
Monday, August 10, 7:00 – 8:45pm, Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, NY.
Film: The Ultimate Wish (2012, Director, Robert Richter). This
film raises profound questions about war, American foreign policy,
technological failure, the courage to survive and the importance of
taking positive actions to prevent future nuclear disasters. Prime
focus is on Sakue Shimohira, age ten and hiding in a Nagasaki shelter
when the nuclear bomb dropped on August 9, 1945. In one of the film’s
most powerful moments Sakue describes her sister’s suicide ten years
after the war ended as "the courage to die." Mrs. Shimohira found "the
courage to live" and dedicate her life to abolishing nuclear weapons.
Sponsored by Upper Hudson Peace Action. email@example.com
Monday, August 24, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Meet at Four Corners, after vigil to determine location
Our gatherings here are are always lively and
interesting, with many good ideas discussed among neighbors and friends.
Contact: 466-1192 for further information. New members always welcome!
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, September 15, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Ave, Delmar