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.  



BNP Forum: Intersectionality
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 - 8:45 pm
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 

  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.   Angelica Clarke will be discussing the movement against mass incarceration, and how the way we frame justice as punishment rather than restoration, and how that cultural lens damages more vulnerable communities (those dealing with intersections of oppression) more keenly. She will be using Angela Davis, Kim Crensaw, Mariame Kaba, and personal reflections to do that. Mary Finneran will talk about public education oppression, and how environmental assaults are much more likely to affect poor communities, with the poor being as treated as "dispensable".  Mari Matsuo be talking about the connections between racism against minorities here in the U.S. and the lack of value for non-american, non-white lives overseas. She will also discuss how international corporations are involved with oppression both domestically and abroad. Each panelist will speak for about 15 minutes, followed by a discussion period with questions and answers. Free and open to the public. For additional information call (518) 466-1192.


Monday, March 9, 4:30 - 6:30 PM, Siena College, 
 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville,  New York, Father Benjamin Kuhn House.   Talk by Nazila Fathi, Iranian journalist and author, former New York Times correspondent based in Tehran and author of the recently released:  "The Lonely War:  One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran".  From 2001 to 2009, Fathi was based in Tehran as the only full-time New York Times correspondent in Iran; prior to that, she wrote for TIME magazine, and Agence France-Presses. Nazila Fathi is a journalist, translator, and commentator on Iran who reported out of the country for nearly two decades until 2009, when threats from the Iranian government forced her into exile.   Listen to Nazila Fathi's Interview on NPR's Morning Edition   Boland Room of Father Benjamin Kuhn House, Building 15 on campus map. Campus Map .Parking: use lot U, on Turchi Road near the athletic complex. Turchi is off of Spring Street Road, which runs from Route 9 along the south edge of the campusSponsored by Women Against War, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Upper Hudson Peace Action, Siena College Fair Tade and Social Justice Program. 


BNP:  Making Music for Peace
Tuesday,  March 17, 7:00 - 9:00pm
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.