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:  "My So-Called Enemy"
Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 - 8:45 pm
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY   

Join us for the screening of: My So-Called Enemy ( 89 minutes, 2010).  "Spanning seven years, My So-Called  Enemy follows six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls committed to justice and mutual understanding after participating in a women’s leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace.  This heart and mind-opening film, from Emmy® Award-winning director Lisa Gossels, documents how the young women’s transformative experience of knowing their “enemies” as human beings in the United States meets with the realities of their lives back home in the Middle East.  Through the coming-of-age narratives of Adi, Gal, Hanin, Inas, Rawan and Rezan, audiences see how creating relationships across emotional, ideological, religious and physical borders are first steps towards resolving conflict.  My So-Called Enemy presents the complexities of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through a human lens – and the possibility and hope that come from listening to each other’s stories."  A discussion led by Michael Rice, will follow the film. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace- Albany Chapter, Women Against War, Muslim Solidarity Committee, Project SALAM, and the Capital Region chapter of National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF)  Information 466-1192.  More information about the film:  www.mysocalledenemy.com



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Film: "Cesar Chavez"
Saturday,  November 22, 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 2014-2015 film series with the capital district premiere of “Cesar Chavez” (2014, 102 minutes).  This dramatization of the life of the famed American labor leader focuses on the organizing of the United Farm Workers, especially the UFW’s struggles in the 1960s and early 1970s for union recognition and, more broadly, social justice.  Embracing an array of daring tactics―including strikes, boycotts, fasts, and nonviolent resistance―Chavez not only mobilizedtens of thousands of poor, exploited Mexican-American and Filipino farmworkers, but millions of other people in a dramatic campaign against corporate greed and racial prejudice.  According to the film’s director, Diego Luna, “Cesar Chavez” shows us that “change is in our hands.” 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.  Information:  466-1192 


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Tom Ellis: Depleted Uranium Weapons
Thursday, December 4, 7:00 - 8:45 pm 
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054

Tom Ellis will  be discussing the  health impacts of the US government's use of depleted uranium (DU) weapons on US soldiers and veterans. Tom Ellis has been a member of the Community Concerned about NL (CCNL) for more than 30 years.  Tom advocates for a complete clean-up of the former NL Industries factory property at 1130 Central Avenue in Colonie, poisoned with tons of radioactive fallout from NL's manufacturing operations in the 1960s and 1970s.  Tom is also along time peace activist and opponent of nuclear power.  Free. Everyone is welcome. Information: 466-1192.


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Talk by Vijay Prashad:  The War Against the Planet
Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 pm

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


Vijay Prashad is George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Vijay Prashad is the author of sixteen books, including: The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (Verso and LeftWord, 2013). A columnist for Frontline
(India), a regular contributor to The Hindu (India) and a contributing editor for Himal South Asia (Nepal) and for Bol (Pakistan). His is a regular contributor to the US website Counterpunch. He is currently writing No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism (out in late 2014 from LeftWord Books) and Dispatches from Greater Arabia, based on his reporting from Greater Arabia from 2003 to 2014. He has just returned from a year teaching at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, where he had a close up view of the war in Syria.  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



Music

BNP:  Making Music for Peace
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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.