Tuesday, June 1, Noon – 1:15 PM, Friends & Foundation of the Albany Public Library presents a talk, via Zoom, by historian Larry Wittner in its Spring 2021 Tuesday Book Talk Series. The free talk, based on Lesley Blume’s book, Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It, recounts the fascinating story of how journalist John Hersey managed to break through U.S. government censorship to publish his acclaimed article (and later book), “Hiroshima.” It also examines the far-reaching consequences of Hersey’s daring revelations. Larry Wittner is Professor of History Emeritus at SUNY/Albany and the author or editor of thirteen books, including Confronting the Bomb (Stanford University Press).
To attend this talk, you should click on this Albany Public Library link: https://albanypubliclibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events/?cid=7663&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=7663&inc=0
and then scroll down to the announcement of the event, where you can register for it. Once you register, you will be emailed the sign-in link for the June 1 talk.
Tuesday, June 1, 4:30 PM via Zoom, Report from the Border, Capital District Border Watch will host a Report From the Border with Srs. Danielle Bonetti and Doreen Glynn on (link Below). Both Danielle and Doreen from Capital District Border Watch are just returning from volunteering with Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas. Doreen is a long time justice advocate. Danielle is Justice Coordinator for the Albany Province of the Sisters of St. Joseph. They are both Sisters of St. Joseph. They have been living in community and working with asylum seekers who have been able to cross the border in recent weeks. They will share their stories and answer our questions about the changing situation at the border and the reality of US immigration policy on the ground. Please join us for this opportunity to hear their direct experience and to recalibrate our local advocacy to meet this moment.
Zoom link for Report from the Border on Tuesday, June 1 at 4:30pm:
Meeting ID: 850 9955 4656
Monday, June 7, 9:30am, Everybody In, Nobody Out: Launching a Third Reconstruction, Beginning at First Presbyterian Church, 362 State St, Albany: Everybody In, Nobody Out: Launching a 3rd Reconstruction: The Poor People’s Campaign will be mobilizing across the country to demand legislative leaders sign on to the Resolution to End Poverty, and in Albany we’ll be linking up with the Campaign for NY Health Day of Action. The day will include a march, rally, speak-out, and direct action. Facebook Link
Underground Railroad Education Center invites you to join us for LibertyCon 2021, our 19th annual public history conference. We Invite You to Join Us for the LibertyCon 2021 Zoom Series – Freedom Road: the Struggle for Justice Continues Register
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Mar 20 Dr. Dorothy L. Brown and the Politics of Adoption and Abortion, 1950 to 1968
Apr 24 Staten Island’s Freedom Struggles and the Underground Railroad
May 22 Documenting Racially Restrictive Covenants in Washington DC: A Primer
Jun 26 African Americans Fighting White Supremacy in the Wake of the Tulsa Massacre
Jul 24 Racist Violence is as American as Cherry Pie
Aug 21 Food Justice: Hunger, Child Poverty and Farming while Black
Sept 25 Destined to engage and collaborate: Examining the Social/Political Dynamics of Native Americans and African Americans in the United States
Oct 23 Building Community through Free Black Migration before the Civil War
Nov 27 Native American Lives Matter