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.
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
the public. For
call (518) 466-1192.
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 - 8:45 pm
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar
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 campus. Sponsored 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
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, March 17, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Ave, Delmar