Monday, March 18, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, BNP Vigil: “New Zealand Mosques Solidarity Vigil” , at the Four Corners, intersection of Kenwood and Delaware Aves., Delmar, NY. This will be a solidarity vigil in the wake of the deadly shootings at two mosques in New Zealand, that claimed the lives of 50 people and injured several others. Please join us Monday, and stand against right wing extremists. Possible sign messages: “Solidarity with our Muslim Neighbors”, “Stand Against Hate”, “Solidarity with New Zealand Mosques” , “No to Islamophobia ” Co-sponsored by Coalition Against Islamophobia and Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. Facebook Link Information: 518-466-1192
Tuesday, April 9, 7:00– 8:45 pm, Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY. Talk by Joe Lombardo on his trip to Venezuela. Joe Lombardo traveled to Venezuela in mid-March, as part of a U.S. Peace delegation. The group of peace activists held a press conference at the UN prior to leaving and spent over a week in Venezuela. During their visit they met with President Maduro, and groups of Venezuelan people to let them know that there are people in the US, such as the US antiwar movement, who support them and call for no intervention by the US. Joe will talk about his trip and the developments in Venezuela. “The US is not finished with its bloody regime change plans for Venezuela. As long as there is oil in the ground and a Venezuelan government that thinks the oil should benefit the Venezuelan people and not the US banks, the US will continue to push for regime change.” ~Joe Lombardo, 2/27/19 (at UN, press conference) Link to UN Press Conference To donate to UNAC to help pay for the trip to Venezuela. Sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. Information: 518-466-1192.
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 PM, Rooms B-3 and B-4 (basement level) of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, located at 405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus). The Solidarity Committee of the Capital District, in co-sponsorship with the Old Chatham Friends Meeting, continues its film series with the screening of an award-winning documentary, “A Bold Peace” (2016, 1 hour, 42 min.). Over 70 years ago, Costa Rica became one of the only nations in the world to disband its military and to redirect its national resources to education, health, and the environment. The result has been a marked improvement in these vital areas, with Costa Rica now ranked as one of the happiest nations on earth. In “A Bold Peace,” pointed parallels and contrasts are made with public policy and life in the United States. After the showing of the film, Dr. Joseph Olejak of the Old Chatham Friends Meeting will lead a discussion of the issues the film raises. The film-screening, also co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, the Social Justice Center, and Upper Hudson Peace Action. Admission is free, and free refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome to attend. Information: 518-466-1192
Monday, October 29, 2018, BNP Vigil: “STOP THE HATE” , at the Four Corners, intersection of Kenwood and Delaware Aves. in Delmar
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