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Friday, January 18, noon, Erie Blvd, Schenectady, near roundabout by Nott St., Vigil to Support Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty,  near the location of our billboard that says: Choose Life: Support the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.  In this unstable and violent world, preventing the use of nuclear weapons is more important than ever. For further information, see: Petition by Roots Action. 

Saturday, February 2, Dinner at 6, Play at 7, Panel at 8, First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave, Albany”.  “To Catch a Muslim,” written by Steve Downs, about the Yassin Aref-Mohammed Hossain “sting” case, 7 p.m.; panel discussion featuring Tarik Shah and Shamshad Ahmad, moderated by Kathy Manley, Esq., 8 p.m.  To Catch a Muslim” treats the Aref-Hossain case, the sting, the informant, and the trial’s aftermath with irony and a little humor, and takes some potshots at the government’s legal scheming to convict innocent men. The panel discussion will focus on the impact of Islamophobia on families and community as shown through the Aref-Hossain case. Tarik Shah was ensnared in a similar sting operation in New York City. An internationally acclaimed jazz bassist, he now lives in Albany, and his case was featured as part of the 2015 documentary film (T)ERROR. Shamshad Ahmad is the president of Masjid As-Salam in Albany, which was raided when Aref and Hossain were arrested. He is the author of Rounded Up, the definitive account of the case. Kathy Manley is a defense attorney who worked on Yassin Aref’s appeals. A program of Capital District Coalition Against Islamophobia. Sponsored by Capital District Coalition Against Islamophobia Program.  All events free and all are welcome! For more information: Lynne Jackson,, (518) 366

Thursday, February 14, 4:30-5:30 PM, Wolf Road & Central Avenue, near Colonie Shopping Center,  GRANNIES FOR PEACE ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY VIGIL,  Grannies Will Vigil to  End the US War on Yemen, LOVE NOT BOMBS,  Wear something red!  Dress warmly!  There is no snow date.    Grannies welcome YOU and everyone to join them!  Information:  Facebook link

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