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UHPA Annual Dinner Cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.
Monday, March 30, 5:30 pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 10 North Main Avenue (between Madison & Western), Albany, NY.Upper Hudson Peace Action Annual Potluck Dinner. Come share a meal and an informative evening with friends! Dr. Ira Helfand, of Physicians for Social Responsibility, will speak on The Growing Danger of Nuclear War: What We Can Do to Move Back from the Brink. **Peace awards will be given to Wendy Dwyer and Mark Mishler for outstanding work for peace, justice, and climate issues. Come help celebrate their good work! Bring: ​potluck food Music: by Blue Carreker. ​About our speaker: Ira Helfand, MD is a member of the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapon, ICAN, the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, and co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the founding partner of ICAN and itself the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. He is also co-Founder and Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, IPPNW’s US affiliate. ​We hope to see you! Bring friends, and share this invitation. Watch for updates!  Suggested donation: $25 (More if you can, less if you can’t) Free admission for students, RSVP appreciated to Bob at 518-610-3735, or info@peaceact.net

 

The Women Against War Annual Dinner, scheduled for April 7th, will be postponed to a safer time for us to gather. Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 PM, Westminster Presbyterian Church Hall, enter at 85 Chestnut St, Albany, Women Against War’s Annual Gathering. Honor our 2020 Woman of Peace Awardee: Anita Stanley. Learn from our speaker: Lindsay Koshgarian.  Anita facilitates meetings of Women Against War’s project, Pathways to Peace, coordinating efforts like the complex, 8-site exhibit of AFSC’s powerful Humanize Not Militarize posters, combined with theater, speakers and films.  Anita is also the creative coordinator of Young Peacemakers Week, an urban day camp project of Albany Friends Meeting.  Lindsay Koshgarian is Program Director of the wonderful, useful-to-us-all, National Priorities Project, based at the Institute for Policy Studies in DC. Lindsay’s expertise is how the 61% of our discretionary national budget now gobbled up by the military could be put to better use—for creating a decarbonized economy, green jobs, adequate healthcare, improved education and more. Lindsay’s federal budget work has appeared on NPR, the BBC, CNN, The Nation, US News and World Report. Bring Savory or Sweet Finger Food to Share & Suggested Donation $10-25. Parking lot next to church. Info: maudpeaster@gmail.com

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