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Saturday, November 10, 6:15 – 7:30 PM, VIGIL AND RECLAIMING OF 100TH ARMISTICE DAY 2018, Rear of Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady NY 12305 (near State and Jay Streets). We will be standing in the courtyard outside doors to Proctors from rear parking areas. Women Against War is planning a peace demonstration on Saturday November 10 to dovetail with a Albany Symphony Orchestra performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem at Proctors Theater in Schenectady. It will also allow us to stand in spirit with Veterans for Peace and others who will be vigiling on Sunday, 11/11/18 in Washington DC. Please save the date and time. ACTION: Handing out leaflets and displaying signs related to the theme End Endless War, as about 2,000 concert goers enter the theater. The concert is the culmination of several events commemorating the first Armistice Day 100 years ago
Please try to carpool and dress for standing outside for the demonstration. We will leaflet and hold our signs primarily at the rear of Proctors where most patrons arrive from the parking lots. The Symphony and Proctors welcome us as partners in their Armistice Centennial events. Proctors even offered to hand out coffee to the vigilers. Contact Marcia Hopple 283-5353 for more information or with parking suggestions.

Sunday, November 11, 1:00 pm, Saint Andrew’s Church, 10 N. Main Ave., Albany, NY. The Palestinian Rights Committee 5th Annual Grace White Peace and Justice Award and Palestinian Lunch. Peace and Justice Award presented to Keren Carmeli. Featuring Code Pink National co-director Ariel Gold from the U.S to Palestine: Standing Up for Freedom and Justice.$15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds to UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees. For more information and to pay by check, email

Monday, November 12, 10:30 am, Meet at Central Ave, just east of Partridge St, Albany, Albany Veterans Day Parade. The National Holiday for Veterans’ Day (Armistice Day) falls on Monday, November 12 & Albany’s annual parade will be on Monday. The parade is organized by the Tri-County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans for the City of Albany. Once again Veterans For Peace, the Tom Paine Chapter #10, will be walking in the parade in Albany & we invite all members of the peace community to join us. We will form up on Central Ave. in Albany, NY just East of Partridge St. — look for the VFP flag — anytime after 10:30AM on November 12. The parade will step off at 11:00AM & we are usually towards the rear of the parade. Please bring signs advocating Peace & the End to War.. You do not have to be a veteran to join us, but of course we welcome all veterans to walk with us. If you have any questions please email Dan Wilcox, or call 518-482-0262.

Monday, November 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, 161 Washington Ave, Albany, NY. Close To Home: Witnessing Criminal Injustice. The U.S. criminal “justice” system locks up more people, for longer times, and mostly people of color. Police officers shoot and kill people, some here in the Capital District. The Marshall Project says, “The American criminal justice system consists of 2.2 million people behind bars, plus tens of millions of family members, corrections and police officers, parolees, victims of crime, judges, prosecutors and defenders. In We Are Witnesses, we hear their stories.” Erica Garner whose father died after an illegal choke hold by a police officer; Venida Browder whose son Khalief completed suicide after being unfairly jailed; Local parents Alicia Barraza & Doug Van Zandt, whose mentally ill son was sent to prison; Tyrrell Muhammad of NY Correctional Association, who spent years in solitary confinement.Please join us to view these stories on screen and meet some of the witnesses.Activists will report to community on local impacts and resistance. Come hear and ask about what is being witnessed in the Capital District. “Experience” solitary confinement in a replica cell like that used in correctional facilities. Free and all are welcome, wheelchair accessible, refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by: Albany UU Social Responsibilities Council, Albany Social Justice Center, Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration, Citizen Action of New York, Justice for Dahmeek & Center for Law & Justice. Facebook Link

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.

Friday, November 16, 6:30 pm, Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY. Movie Night-Two Short Documentaries- Fix It: Healthcare At the Tipping Point, and The Healthcare Movie. The first movie is Fixit : Healthcare at the Tipping Point (35 mins) and makes the case for Single Payer Healthcare in the US from the perspective of business leaders. The second movie is The Healthcare Movie (65 mins). It documents the history of the Canadian health care system’s development. It shows how Saskatchewan passed a health care system that persuaded all the other provinces to demand the same. It is a great look at what could happen if one state – like NY -could get a Single Payer system into effect. Sponsored by: Bethlehem Morning Voice Huddle, Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare, Physicians for a National Health Program, Like Minds Unite Capital Region. Free Admission and Refreshments.

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