Other Peace and Justice Events: 

Saturday, March 11, at 1:00 pm,  Schenectady County Public Library- Phyllis Bornt Branch and Literacy Center, 948 State St, Schenectady, NY,Film and Discussion: 13th: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration Citizen Action will host a showing of the Netflix film “13th” followed by a discussion of the issues raised by this important film which will be facilitated by Capital District Organizer, Jamaica Miles.“13th” is a documentary by Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma, about the 13th Amendment which freed the slaves from plantations, but at the same time provided slave labor via the prison system and began the mass incarceration that continues today. This is a devastating and provocative exploration of our country's system of mass incarceration and the different areas of our society which profit from it and communities impacted by it.

Thursday, March 23, 7:30 pm, Capital Repertory Theater, 111 North Pearl Street, Albany.On stage: the Obie winning, one  man tour de force of AN ILIAD *. On stage: the Obie winning, one  man tour de force of AN ILIAD *. ( with one actor accompanied by solo cellist) written by Lisa Peterson and Dennis O' Hare from a translation of Homer's epic work and adapted from a translation by Robert Fagle followed by a special "Talk Back" reaction to the play led by SOLDIER's HEART's Ed Tick and Kate Dahlstadt. In the Cafe Gallery, an American Friends Service Committee coordinated exhibit of poster art created by various artists on the theme: HUMANIZE NOT MILITARIZE brought to the Capital Region by WOMEN AGAINST WAR. .  ( capitalrep.org)  The play will be running at the theater from March 10th - April 2nd.  However, there is a speical  presentation on March 23, and  you can get a discount. The special post production "talk back" led by Soldier's Heart"  with special ticketing arrangement in conjunction with Women Against War is only on MArch 23 . Call the theater Box Office at: 518-445-7469 or order online at capitalrep.org  Tell  them you are using the Special Code: "PEACE"   Then select your desired available seating with the following 20% discount:  Center Seating-  normally $50 for $40, Side Seating - normally $30 for $24, All $20 sears will remain at $20, With student ID tickets are $16


March 24-25, Schenectady County Community College, March 26, 2017 at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, The 16th annual Underground Railroad Public History Convention.
  In our increasingly polarized society, the symbol of the 19th century Underground Railroad movement and its abolition activists challenges us to publicly reflect and act upon the legacy of the institution of slavery in our contemporary times.  (P. Stewart     Panels – Round Tables – Games – Exhibits – Vendors – Art Exhibition  –   Come dressed in period attire.   Underground Railroad Public History Convention


Monday, April 17, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, Sanctuary For Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Troy NY, Film:  "National Bird" with filmmaker Sonia Kenneback.
This film follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time:  the secret U.S. drone war. Film will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Sonia Kenneback, and local activists including Attorney Kathy Manley and Vet for Peace, John Amidon.  Sanctuary for Independent Media Web page.

Saturday, April 22, 3:00 - 6:00 pm,  Washington Ave, Albany, NY,
March for Science. The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Hosted by March for Science.  Facebook Link There is also a march in WAshington DC that day.  Tickets for bus from Albany to Washington, DC.

For a comprehensive listing of events, go to the Capital Region Progressive Calendar