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.  


Wednesday, July 27, 4:00 pm, Albany Friends Meeting House, 727 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY.  Join us for a Colombian resistance conversation with Caldwell Manners. This is an opportunity to learn about Colombia’s peace agreements, the U.S. role in Latin America and the need for global solidarity.  Caldwell Manners is a human rights solidarity activist and social documentarian currently based with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Colombia. For the last five years, he’s been accompanying and learning from communities at risk and from human rights activists who nonviolently and creatively resist violence and forced displacement. His work has focused on documenting “the ordinary work of resistance” taken on by ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances. Caldwell’s commitment to challenging oppressive norms is rooted in his identity as an indigenous person and in the indigenous resistance movement of northeast India. His experiences highlight the need for imaginative learning from others and global solidarity in struggles for justice. This free event is sponsored by Upper Hudson Peace Action and co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace.  Information:  Paul Rehm at Kprehm@aol.com

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Film-  "Where To Invade Next"
Thursday, August 4,  6:30 - 8:45 pm 
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054

Where to Invade Next (120 minutes, 2015) is Michael Moore's latest film, and maybe his best. With his typical sense of humor, he looked for solutions to the some of the biggest problems plaguing the US today. He traveled to European countries, interviewed ordinary people and found out how things are done differently, and better than in the US. He investigated:  vacations, healthcare, family leave, and even school lunch programs.   Many of the ideas originally came from the US, where sadly, they are not in practice. "One of the most genuinely, and valuably, patriotic films any American has ever made... Optimistic and affirmative, it rests on one challenging but invaluable idea: we can do better."   — Godfrey Cheshire, rogerebert.com.   A discussion will follow the film.  Information:  518-466-1192


Hiroshima
Saturday, August 6, 11:00 - 3:00 pm, Townsend Park, Albany. Reading of John Hersey's book "Hiroshima" 
The event is free and open to the public and the public is encouraged to join in the reading. Those interested in reading can sign up to participate when they arrive. Please bring folding chairs.  
On August 6, 1945 the United States of America used the atomic bomb for the first time to destroy the city of Hiroshima, Japan; on August 9, the U.S. used the atomic bomb again on Nagasaki, Japan. Over 200,000 people died immediately in the two bombings and over a hundred thousand more died in the following decades as a result of the effects of the radiation.  Hiroshima by John Hersey tells the story of the bombing on August 6, 1945 by following the story of six of the survivors. The book version has been in print since 1946.  Co-sponsored by the Poetry Motel Foundation, the Tom Paine Chapter Veterans for Peace, Upper Hudson Peace Action, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace.  Townsend Park is the triangle where  Central Ave. converges with Washington Ave. adjacent to Henry Johnson Blvd. (across from the Social  Justice Center). Information: Dan Wilcox  at: dwlcx@earthlink.net