Other Peace and Justice Events: 

Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18. 20th Annual Kateri Peace Conference. Kateri Shrine, Rt 5, Fonda, NY. This year's event has many moving parts: an afternoon of reflection with Kathy Kelly, Ann Wright, Rosemary Armao, Ray McGovern, William,Rivers Pitt and Greta Zarbo on Friday , August 17th.  A Hudson River Friday celebratory evening riverboat cruise with great music....this is the 20th Anniversary;  the conference proper with the same six speakers on Saturday, August 18th in Fonda and the first ever PEACE WRITERS Conference.

Monday, September 3, noon - 5 pm, Cook Park, Village of Colonie. Solidarity Committee's annual Labor Day Picnic and Celebration, The theme for this year is "Immigrants are Workers".  As is the custom, it will be a pot luck, so bring an entree, salad or dessert.  The Solidarity Committee provides  the hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the fixings, including vegetarian burgers and dogs.  Entertainment will include music and a few short speeches.  The award for Labor Union Leader of the Year will go to Bill Ritchie. The Solidarity International Award will go to Jose "Pepe" Rossy-Millan.  The Environmental Justice award will go to Merton Simpson and Ruth Foster. (Directions:  In the Village of Colonie, take Lincoln Avenue, off Central Avenue, for about a mile, then take a left on Shambrook Parkway, look for the Solidarity Committee pavilion.)  Information:  Doug Bullock at:  dbull4@verizon.net

Wednesday, September 12,  5:30 PM, Capital District Latinos 160 Central Ave. Albany, 12206. Vieques Today: How our Capital Region is enhancing Vieques’ Resilience A film and PowerPoint presentation by Dr. José Rossy-Millán.   Vieques is a Puerto Rican island-municipality of unique beauty, home to 9,300 U.S. citizens.  International travel magazines have consistently ranked its beaches among the “Top 10 Best Beaches in the World.” It’s bioluminescent bay, one of nature’s most amazing displays of beauty, is the brightest in the world.  On September 6, 1017, Hurricane Irma hit Vieques as a Category 5 (strongest) hurricane.  On September 20, 2017, Vieques took a direct hit from Hurricane María, one of the most devastating hurricanes in the past century.  Literally overnight, this verdant Caribbean paradise became a stark landscape of leafless trees, murky water and ruins where homes and businesses once stood. There was no electricity, fresh water, fuel or a means of communicating with the rest of Puerto Rico, or the world.
Free & Open to the public. Sponsor/info: NYCapRegionforVieques@gmail.com, Centro Civico
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Wednesday, November 14, from 6-9 pm. at St. Andrews Church, corner of Madison and North Lake, Albany. 
 The Solidarity Committee of the Capital District will have a 35th Anniversary Celebration.  There will be entertainment, a video about the last 35 years, a discussion of some of the highlights and dinner. There is room for about 125 folks, a stage and a kitchen. Save The date.  More information soon.  

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