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Thursday, April 4, 5:30 PM, First Lutheran Church, 181 Western Ave, Albany, Women Against War’s Annual Gathering, Bring Savory or Sweet Finger Food to Share & Suggested Donation $10-25, Parking lots off Western Ave and off Cortland Place, Honor our 2019 Woman of Peace Awardee: Marcia Hopple. Marcia has been a key Women Against War organizer ever since our 3-month Fast for Peace in 2002-3. Marcia now coordinates our active Iran Project, which has broadened its concern to Yemen and regional conflicts. Marcia has a flair for promoting our peace message at special events, from International Women’s Day celebrations, to a creative welcome for Code Pink’s leader, Medea Benjamin, to our vigil last year at the concert commemorating World War I. We love her energy and enthusiastic support for all we do! The spearker will be: Pat Hynes. War and Warming: Can We Save the Planet without Taking on the Pentagon? Pat Hynes’ field is environmental health. As director of the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice in western Massachusetts, she writes and speaks widely on the relationship of militarism to climate change, as well as the health effects of war and militarism on society and on women. Pat works closely with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, providing support to war refugees in Syria and Sierra Leone. Information: Maud Easter at maudpeaster@gmail.com

April 22-26, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 PM Monday April 22, at Youth FX, 25 Warren Street, Albany, Photos exhibited at Albany’s Empire State Plaza at the Concourse Level Entrance of the Legislative Office Building,     LIFE’S WORK Photo Exhibit in Albany April 22-26, A link in a national chain of similar groups, the North East New York Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NENYCOSH) is a non-profit membership organization of workers, unions, community-based organizations, and health and safety professionals. In April, NENYCOSH and its supporters will bring an exciting exhibit by award-winning photographer Earl Dotter to the capital district. Earl Dotter has photographed workers from the Appalachian coal fields to the emerging nanotechnology industry, and has documented workers in construction, fishing, healthcare, and picking the food for our tables. These compelling photographs personalize the dignity and dangers of work in America. LIFE’S WORK, a photographic chronicle of working in the USA and fifty year retrospective of photojournalist Earl Dotter, will be . The exhibition will be open to the public from . The reception will include an exhibit preview, illustrated photographer’s talk, and light refreshments.  NENYCOSH seeks cosponsors for LIFE’S WORK, and membership support for its valuable work. Through grants, in 2018 NENYCOSH trained over 1,000 workers who don’t have the benefit of union health and safety education, including youth summer employment and English Language Learners in the capital district. Staff member and native Spanish-speaker Rossana Coto-Batres provides training in Spanish. Memberships enable NENYCOSH to reach beyond training to advocacy, including its recent participation in the paid sick leave campaign in Albany. More information on the exhibit and NENYCOSH’s work is available by contacting Matt London at NENYCOSH@gmail.com, at www.nenycosh.org, through the NENYCOSH Face Book page, and by contacting NENYCOSH at PO Box 38098 Albany, NY, 12203.

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