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North Fork People of Conscience - Alerts
Iraq Casualties - Death Toll Reached 3000 by New Year
Jan 27 - March on DC - Transportation - See Calendar
(Time to reserve a seat on the bus)
Home at Last
Racism Runs Deep: Cynthia Richardson Comments
Suffolk Peace Vigils
Peace & Justice Calendar UPDATED Jan 01, 2007
Counter Recruiting Schedule
Alternative Media for Eastern LI
Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez: on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold Channel 20:
Monday 10 pm
Tuesday 9 pm
Wednesday 9 pm
Thursday 9 pm
Friday - 6:30 am
Saturday - 6:30 am
Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday
and East Hampton LTV Ch 20
See WPKN Today for program details on WPKM heard at 88.7 Montauk to Water Mill and WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport to Southampton and Southold.
WPKN/M Local News at 6:30 pm (Mon-Fri) has occasional reports from the East End.
For more Information on Peace Activism on LI see
Suffolk Progressive Vision at www(.)spv(.)active(.)ws
As the house moved to its new location. Shinnecock elder Elizabeth Thunder Bird Haile told us
"for two years we have been working on finding a house... and what happened is that there was a house that was going to be destroyed and this house and all the facilities have been donated by community people who care about a family whose house had fallen down around them... it was only a trailer to begin with. There was no help coming from any place else and there were 3 generations in that house."
Repairing and replacing housing on the Reservation is difficult due to lack of funds. A reservation house has no market value since it can't be re-sold and common ownership of the land means mortgages cannot be obtained.
The Padoquohan Medicine Lodge works to fix up or replace sub-standard housing on the reservation.
Reverend Holly Haile Davis who is Mrs. Haile's daughter explained that
"The Padoquohan Medicine Lodge has worked for about 10 years in assisting families who are in sub-standard and unsafe housing situations. The house that we are moving today is one that was donated by a family in Southampton Village. Raising the money to have it moved to the Reservation took us 2 years. But today is the day and we are very happy about our success"
The Medicine Lodge continues to raise tax-deductable funds to complete the work on this house and to be able to make repairs on other Shinnecock homes. They can be reached at Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, P.O. Box 5078 Southampton, New York, 11969.
This report was prepared for the 6:30pm Local News on WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport and WPKM 88.7 Montauk and streaming on the web at wpkn.org.
In October, the Southampton Board of Education - Scarecrow Doll Causes Racial Stir (1).
Last week, a figure with a black face, wearing a hat and hanging from a noose in a resident's backyard in Southampton. (2)
Now the noose at Cablevision. (3)
Racism runs deep. It infects the hearts of both White and Black Americans. Without conscious, deliberate, and sustained effort, no one can remain unaffected by its corrosive influence. Both groups must realize that such a problem can neither easily nor immediately be resolved. Let neither think that anything short of genuine love, extreme patience, true humility, consummate tact, sound initiative, mature wisdom, and deliberate, persistent, and prayerful effort, can succeed in blotting out the stain which this patent evil has left on our country.
Blacks and Whites must understand that no real change will come about without close association, fellowship, and friendship among diverse people. Racism is the most challenging issue confronting our country and to ignore the problem is to expose all of us to physical, moral, and spiritual danger.
Diversity of color, nationality, and culture enhances the human experience for all of us.
The responsibility for the achievement of racial peace and unity rests upon all of us! I pray that "2007" will bring all of us together to work for peace!
East End Director, Urban League
Riverhead Town Anti-Bias Task Force
(1) Southampton School Board Meeting in October. Reported by Southampton Press -
(2) Indy East End
(3) Newsday - Cable Workers Sue:
This coming week's Peace Vigils are on:
Friday in Sayville: 4pm at Railroad Ave and Main St
Saturday in Bellport: 11am at Station and South Country Roads
Saturday in Setauket: 11 am at Bennetts Road and Rte 25A - North Country Peace Group
Sunday in Patchogue: 5pm at Ocean & Main Streets - South Country Peace Group - Monthly Vigil - see below
East End Women in Black vigil for peace in the middle east and an end to the occupations of Palestine and Iraq on Sundays in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor.
The next vigil is on Sunday January 7 in Bridgehampton at the Monument - Ocean Road and Route 27 from 3 to 4pm.
For the winter months, vigils are held on the first Sunday each month in Bridgehampton and the third Sunday each month at the Sag Harbor Wharf starting at 3pm
More info at East End Women in Black web site or call 631-831-4966 or 631-259-2482
South Country Peace Group, South Country Women in Black and Pax Christi Sponsor a vigil in Patchogue on the last Sunday of each month.
This month the memorial candlelight vigil will be on Sunday, December 31 5:00-5:45 pm at the Four Corners in Patchogue—where Ocean Avenue crosses Main St/Rte 27A.
There will be a reading of the names of those killed in Iraq .
Organized by the South Country Peace Group, Bellport Women In Black and St Joseph the Worker Pax Christi. This event takes place on the last Sunday of each month at or right after sundown.
For more info: contact Dennis Urlaub at firstname.lastname@example.org
For details on these events scroll down:
* January 5 (Friday): PeaceSmiths monthly Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse in Amityville at 8:30 pm
* January 6 (Saturday): Vigil to Mourn War Dead in Hauppage 4 to 6 pm
* January 6 (Saturday): Vigil to Honor All War Dead in Southold at 3pm
* January 7 (Sunday): East End Women in Black Peace Vigil in Bridgehampton 3pm
* January 8 (Monday): Suffolk Peace Network Meets in Bellport at 7:15
* January 9 (Tuesday): DATE CHANGE: LI Veterans for Peace Meet in Bellport at 7:30
* January 14 (Sunday): Rev. Holly Haile Davis at Southold UU at 10:30am
* January 15 (Monday): M.L.King Jr. Annual Breakfast in Islandia at 8 am
* January 27 (Saturday): March on Washington - United for Peace & Justice - East End Transportation Listing
* Sunday Nights: "Bush is a Liar Choir" rehearses in Lindenhurst from 7 to 9pm
* Every Thursday evening - Book Study Group in Water Mill at 6:30
* "Herstory" Writing Workshops on Wednesdays in Farmingville (Spanish and English) 3 to 5 pm and Thursdays in Spanish only in East Hampton at 7 pm
* Second Tuesday of Month: South Fork Chapter of LI Progressive Coalition Meets in Water Mill at 6:30 pm
January 5 (Friday): PeaceSmiths monthly Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse in Amityville at 8:30 pm
It is going to be a “People’s Cabaret” with songs by Irving Berlin,
Woody Guthrie, Stephen Foster and others when the Jeannie Litt & David
Alpher Cabaret Duo* of Stone Ridge appear at PeaceSmiths.
A political speech as “Professor Demeritus,” for which he is popular
satirizing lawmakers, will be delivered by Herbert Robb, Long Beach,
actually Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Educational Psychology at
Pace University, New York.
After taking a several-year hiatus from giving poetry readings to concentrate on Green Party politics, Ian Wilder, North Babylon, will be at the PeaceSmith’s microphone with his work, joined by several musician friends.
Afterwards there will be open time for audience members to perform.
At First United Methodist Church 25 Broadway/Route 110 near Montauk Hwy/Merrick Rd, Amityville. The last church on the left!
Suggested Donation $7 more if possible less if necessary!
For information call PeaceSmiths at (631) 798-0778
January 6 (Saturday): Vigil to Mourn War Dead in Hauppage 4 to 6 pm
A TIME TO MOURN: On Saturday, January 6 there will be a silent candlelight vigil from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Armed Forces Plaza, Veterans Highway in Hauppauge. The vigil will mourn those killed in Afghanistan,
in Iraq, and all wars. Details available at afsc.org/3000
Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, LI Veterans for Peace, Suffolk Peace Network, Women in Black, Pax Christi LI, Code Pink LI and other peace groups of Suffolk County.
Contact: LI Veterans for Peace - email@example.com
January 6 (Saturday): Vigil to Honor All War Dead at 3pm in Southold
On Saturday, January 6 there will be a candlelight vigil,
from 3 PM to 5 PM at the Gazebo Park, opposite IGA on Main Road in Southold. The vigil will mourn those killed in Afghanistan, in Iraq, and all wars.
Sponsored by North Fork People of Conscience
(631) 765 4612 or 298 4912
January 7 (Sunday): East End Women in Black Peace Vigil in Bridgehampton 3pm
East End Women in Black will vigil to mourn the dead of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and Palestine at 3pm in Bridgehampton at the flagpole. The group has been vigiling since August 2002 to call for the
end of the occupation of Palestine and against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We call for the end to violence on all sides.
More Information at www.eewib.blogspot.com or contact 631-259-2482.
January 8 (Monday): Suffolk Peace Network Meets in Bellport at 7:15
The meeting is at the UU on Browns Road in Bellport. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 9 (Tuesday): DATE CHANGE - LI Veterans for Peace Meet in Bellport at 7:30pm
Date has been changed from Jan 2 to Jan 9
The meeting is at the UU on Browns Road in Bellport.
January 14 (Sunday): Rev. Holly Haile Davis at Southold UU at 10:30am
Reverend Holly Haile Davis, Shinnecock will be guest pastor at
the Southold First Universalist Church of Southold on Sunday morning January 14 at 10:30 am.
The church is at 51900 Main Road in Southold.
Information for the church at 631-765-3494
January 15 (Monday): M.L.King Jr. Annual Breakfast in Islandia at 8 am
On Monday, January 15, 2007, the First Baptist Church of Riverhead will sponsor its twenty-second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast. The celebration will be held at 8:00 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Wind Watch Hotel in Islandia, New York.
Among those honored will be Cynthia Richardson, Long Island Director of the Urban League and Peter C. Saros, Founding Member of the Long Island Organizing Network (LION).
January 27 (Saturday): March on Washington - United for Peace & Justice - East End Transportation
North Fork People of Conscience have arranged for a bus from Riverhead to the March on Washington sponsored by United for Peace & Justice. We will be boarding at 5am in the parking lot behind Greenearth Grocery on East Main Street and leaving shortly after that. We will return about midnight. tickets $40.children, students half price; subsidies available.
Contacts: Gwynne Schroeder (631) 298-4912
Tom Cowan, cell, (516) 369-0360
Or email North Fork People of Conscience at email@example.com
see UnitedforPeace web site for details of the March
South Country Peace Group Bus ( tentative pick-up point Exit 63 L.I.E.)
The exact pick up time and pick up locations have not been determined yet, but if you want to be sure that you have a seat on the 55 seat Classic Coach bus we are using, please send your check in the amount of $35.00 to SCPG member
Karen Sackett at 11 Lilly Court , Moriches NY 11955
The check should be written out to South Country Peace Group Inc. Please send your telephone number with the check so that we may be able to contact you to confirm and in case of changes.
Please be advised however that your check will not be refundable in the event you are unable to go. This is because the SCPG has a monetary commitment to the bus company as stated in our contract with them.
While definite bus pick up locations have not been determined yet, the Exit 63 (LIE) park & ride lot is likely to be one of them. More info: Dennis Urlaub at 631-475-0045.
See Suffolk Peace Vigils for a complete list of weekly and monthly vigils.
See Counter Recruiting Schedule for a listing of weekly and monthly demonstrations ________________________________________________
"Bush is a Liar Choir" rehearses in Lindenhurst from 7 to 9pm
Join political action singing group. Participate in songs regarding environment, anti-war, labor, multiculturalism, civil rights, and other issues. Sing historic songs of struggle and social change. Explore the role of music in political movements. Experience singing musical arrangements, in four part harmony. Perform these songs for others. Contribute to the progressive movement while becoming culturally enriched. If you've ever wanted to be in a singing group, now is your chance! Experienced and non-experienced singers are welcome. All we ask is that you are able to sing on pitch.
Rehearsals take place, Sunday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 in Lindenhurst.
Call Lisa Fishbein at: (631) 957-4954
Thursday evening Book Study Group in Water Mill at 6:30 pm
The group meets at the Lutheran Church at Hayground Road and Montauk Highway on Thursdays at 6:30pm.Contact Pastor Vita at 631-537-1187 or pastorvita(at)verizon(dot)net
"Herstory" Writing Workshops in Spanish and English
Mondays in Farmingville:Herstory Writers Workshop meets every Monday afternoon at the Farmingville branch of the Workplace Project from 3 to 5. Both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking women come together to share and shape their life experiences through memoir writing. The workshop is conducted in both English and Spanish. Call 631-723-0150 for more information and directions to the center.
Thursdays in East Hampton: Every Thursday Spanish-speaking women come together to share their writing with one another and receive feedback on how to structure and shape their lifewriting. The East Hampton workshop is open to East Hampton Town residents and is conducted entirely in Spanish. It meets every Thursday, 7-9 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 128 Springs-Fireplace Road.
Call 631-723-0150 for more information.
Second Tuesday each month: South Fork Chapter - LI Progressive Coalition Meets in Water Mill at 6:30pm
The regular monthly meeting of the South Fork chapter of the Progressive Coalition is at 6:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Lutheran Church on Montauk Highway & Hayground Rd. between Water Mill and Bridgehampton. Info: 516-541-1006, ext.55 or
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