Other Peace and Justice Events: 

Sunday, June 24,  10:45 AM, St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Albany, 900 Madison Avenue (at Partridge Street), Upper Level of the Parrish Hall  Steve Breyman:  AVOIDING WAR WITH NORTH KOREA.   Learn from Dr. Breyman:     Why are US-North Korean relations so bad?    What can be done to improve them?    The latest on the Kim-Trump summit.    Dr. Breyman brings a wealth of knowledge to these talks, including a PhD in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  His work has been widely published, and includes topics such as the anti-nuclear weapons campaign, the intersection of the peace and ecology movements, and the power of grassroots involvement in social causes to affect global politics.    He is presently Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he teaches environmental, peace, and media studies courses.

Monday, June 25, 6:30 PM - 8 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Rd East Greenbush, NY.  Sheridan Hollow Fracked Gas Power Plant Forum, Please attend a public forum about fracked gas, health problems and environmental racism from the proposed Sheridan Hollow power plant. Featured speakers include Merton Simpson, Albany County Legislator of Sheridan Hollow and Co-Chair of the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE) who will talk about the proposed project and SHARE's work to build renewable energy alternatives for the region; and Dr. David Carpenter, Director of the Institute for Health & Environment at the University of Albany. Dr. Carpenter has done extensive research on the health effects of fracking. Governor Cuomo has proposed to build a new fracked gas power plant in downtown Albany, blocks from the Capitol and directly across the river from Rensselaer, in Sheridan Hollow/Arbor Hill. This is a densely populated neighborhood of color that is still living with the toxic legacy of the ANSWERS garbage incinerator plant that closed in the 1990s.
Governor Cuomo banned fracking in New York State due to the health hazards of fracked gas. Why is he proposing to build a new fracked gas power plant at all?
This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP), and is co-sponsored by Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SNARE), NY Climate Advocacy Project and Community Advocates for Sustainable Energy (CASE).  Facebook Link

Wednesday, June 27, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, First Unitarian Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave, Albany, 5:30 pot luck, bring a dish to share, 6:45 poetry and music .The Cuba Caravan is coming to town. Speaker- Cheryl Labash, co-chair of the National Network on Cuba and Activist End Blockade of Cuba, Film- Dare to Dream:  "Latin/American Medical School"  Sponsored by Albany Cuba Solidarity , Support the Pastors for Peace Caravan.

August 13-17, 2018: Children's Peace Week Program at Albany Friends Meeting, Do you have a child in your life whom you'd like to participate in a summer day camp in Albany, NY dedicated to building a peaceful community? Peace Week offers young people an opportunity to explore peace and peace-making by engaging in a community that practices listening, communication, caring, cooperation and conflict resolution. Participants get to explore and discover their ability to experience peace as individuals, family members, neighbors, and citizens of a global community. Activities include non-competitive games, cooperative activities, arts and crafts, music, dance and interactive presentations. There will be daily trips to the park and a final day of celebration that includes skits, making ice cream sundaes for each other, and family fun. It will be held at our Meetinghouse, 727 Madison Ave. in Albany, and welcomes children who are entering grades 2-8 in September, 2018.. Registrations are now underway, and we are accepting sign-ups.
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For more information, please contact Anita Stanley at meridiancomm@earthlink.net , or 518-441-7722.

Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18. 20th Annual Kateri Peace Conference. Kateri Shrine, Rt 5, Fonda, NY.  From John Amidon:  We have a River Boat cruise planned with Dutch Apple, Friday evening, leaving from Albany. We will have details out very soon but want you to save this dates. Conference presenters will include:  Ann Wright, Greta Zarro, Kathy Kelly, Rosemary Armao, William Rivers Pitt, and Ray McGovern.

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