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* April 19 (Thursday): The Ground Truth - Documentary & Discussion in Massapequa Park at 7:30 pm
* April 19, 20 (Thursday, Friday): Anti-Bias Training Session in Riverhead time tba
* April 19 (Thursday): Long Island Immigrant Civil Rights Symposium in Central Islip 5-7pm
* April 20 (Friday): Peacesmiths Forum on First Ammendment Rights in Amityville at 8pm
* April 30 (Monday) School Parent Advocacy at Monthly OLA Meeting Bridgehamton at 7:30pm
* May 4 (Friday): "Facing the Wall" - Talk about Palestine in Mattituck at 5:30 pm
* May 5 (Saturday): Facing War - North Fork People of Conscience documentary at Cutchogue 7pm
* Second Friday of Month: US Dept. of Labor Rep at OLA's Water Mill Office
* Demonstration at Patchogue Recruiting Station 12-1:30 pm
* Every Thursday evening - Book Study Group in Water Mill
* "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
April 19 (Thursday): The Ground Truth - Documentary & Discussion in Massapequa Park at 7:30 pm
The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends is an intense and riveting documentary that follows six ordinary Americans to Iraq and back.
Patricia Foulkrod's film follows six ordinary American men and women through recruitment, training combat in iraq, and back home, where they struggle to integrate into society.
Bill McNulty, Discussion Leader
At Massapequa Public Library at Bar Harbor Lower Level Auditorium 40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park
Presented by The Great South Bay Forum, The Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, The Long Island Progressive Coalition, Pax Christi, and Veterans for Peace. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
For information and directions call (516) 799-4088 or (516) 795-1085
April 19, 20 (Thursday, Friday): Anti-Bias Training Session in Riverhead time tba
A 2-day training sponsored by the Anti-Bias Task Forces in our area and by the organization Erase Racism. It's called "Unraveling Racism" and will take place on Thurs, April 19 and Friday, April 20 (2 full-day sessions) at Suffolk Community College in Riverhead at hours to be announced. The training will cover areas like historical/social context for racism in the US; links between racism/classism/sexism; reality and daily experience of individuals, institutional racism and white privilege; etc.
Call OLA at 726-OLA6 for more information. There is a cost for this training and subsidies may be available.
April 19 (Thursday): Long Island Immigrant Civil Rights Symposium in Central Islip 5-7pm
The symposium on Immigrant Civil Rights will be held at the Faculty Conference Room of the Touro Law School in Central Islip on Thursday, April 19th from 5 to 7pm.
Speaking will be Amy Sugimor (La Fuente), Udi Ofer (NYCLU), Luis Valenzuela (Long Island Immigration Alliance), Avideh Moussavian (NY Immigration Coalition) and Patrick Young of the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN). There will be a Q&A session and dinner will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsoring organizations are: Touro, ACLU, LALSA, and PILOT.
contact: "Mark Fridman" Touro ACLU
April 20 (Friday): Peacesmiths Forum on First Ammendment Rights in Amityville at 8pm
The PeaceSmiths monthly Community Forum will present Attorney Alan Polsky speaking on recent attacks on LI area activists' First Amendment rights. Alan Polsky is Legal Director of the Suffolk NYCLU (Civil Liberties Union).
More info available at PeaceSmiths (631)798-0778
April 30 (Monday) School Parent Advocacy at Monthly OLA Meeting Bridgehamton at 7:30pm
“School-Parent Advocacy” – How to Advocate for Your Child in School
The English Language Learner/Immigrant Child in School
How to Help Your Child Make the Cultural Transition without Losing Your Roots
Speakers are Joaquín Méndez-Director of ESL, Southampton High School and
Dr. Arnaldo Ramos-Psychologist, Child Development Center of the Hamptons/Charter School
Monday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.
“Community Room” Bridgehampton National Bank
2200 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
For more information: 631-726-OLA6 (6526)
May 4 (Friday): "Facing the Wall" - Talk about Palestine in Mattituck at 5:30 pm
Facing the Wall, an illustrated talk by Hazel Kahan about the outpouring of Palestinian and international art created by Israel's construction of the wall or separation barrier in the West Bank's occupied territories.
Friday, May 4 at 5.30 pm
Main Road, Mattituck
For more information, please call Hazel at 298-5540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 5 (Saturday): Facing War - North Fork People of Conscience documentary at Cutchogue 7pm
North Fork People of Conscience is excited to announce the first public screening of FACING WAR, a 40-minute documentary we have produced in partnership with Conscience Films of Port Jefferson. The film presents students at Brooklyn Friends School and their reaction to the Honor The Fallen memorial shown at their school recently.
We will also be showing a short film by Emily Greenberg of Mattituck High School to be followed by a discussion about both films with a group of high school students.
Both films will be shown at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church
Main Road, Cutchogue on Saturday, May 5, 2007 7.00 pm
We have been exhibiting the Honor the Fallen memorial-- the nearly 200 panels containing the faces and obituaries of the American soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan--for two years now and in 15 major venues.
However, until now we have never really understood what effect the panels have on those who come to view them. In February this year we installed the memorial in Brooklyn Friends School for three days and then went back to interview the high school students and teachers who had been living with them for those days.
What they told us and what we learned is captured in the documentary and we invite you to come and see it with us.
More information on our blog http://nfpofc.blogspot.com
or call Gwynne at 298-4912 or email us at email@example.com
May 12 (Saturday): "Ruth's Skirts"Kathy Engel Reading in Sag Harbor at 6pm
Kathy Engel will read from her volume of poetry 'Ruth's Skirts' at Canio's Books
290 Main St. Sag Harbor at 6pm.
"Kathy Engel is a long distance warrior/woman/poet in this struggle against facism/racism/sexism/homophobia. .... She makes us smile. Hum. Cry.
Laugh out loud at ourselves and others. Above all, she makes us think. Love.
Care for each other." --- Sonia Sanchez
Information at Canio's 631-725- 4925
See Suffolk Peace Vigils for a complete list of weekly and monthly vigils.
See Recruiting Schedule for a listing of weekly and monthly demonstrations
Second Friday of Month: Labor Dept Reps in Water Mill from 11am to 1 pm
Bilingual Latino representatives from the US Dept of Labor's Wage and Hour Division are available the second Friday of every month in the OLA office, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., to answer questions concerning workers' rights and to help workers--whether documented or undocumented--recover pay owed them.
If your employer has not paid you for time you've worked or if you know someone in this situation, visit the OLA office at 1152 Montauk Hwy in Water Mill to find out what you can do.
Call 631-726-6526 ( 726 - OLA6).
Saturday Demos in Patchogue Recruiting Station at 12-1:30pm
We will continue our regular protest in Patchogue on Saturday with informational leafletting against recruiters in our public schools and deceiptful recruiting practices. Signs, flyers, petitions will be provided.
Where: 116 Main St., Patchogue, west of Route 112, east of N. Ocean Ave.
When: 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Come for 1/2 hour or the whole time.
Why: To make the public aware of military recruiting practices in our public schools. We want equal access into our schools alongside military recruiters with information regarding the realities of the military. We want an adult present when a student speaks with a recruiter.
Thursday evening Book Study Group in Water Mill at 7 pm
The Thursday night group invites you to a Lively discussion starting March 1.
"Saving Jesus (from the Religious Right)"
To view an introductory video, go to
Meeting begins at 7:00 pm with Taize (Candlelight, Silence, Simple Chants, Scripture), Simple Soup at 7:30 , DVD and discussion from 8:00 until 9:00
The group meets at the Lutheran Church at Hayground Road and Montauk Highway
on Thursdays at 7pm
Contact Pastor Vita at 631-537-1187 or pastorvita(at)verizon(dot)net
"Herstory" Writing Workshops in Spanish and English
Wednesdays 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 www (.)lipc(.)org
Sundays: 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.
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. We need sopranos!
Rehearsals take place, Sunday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 in Lindenhurst.
Call Lisa Fishbein at: (631) 957-4954
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