UPDATED May 24
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* May 24 (Thursday): LI Peace Summit - Leslie Cagan, Susan Blake, Thomas Brinson & others in Manhasset at 7:30pm
* May 25 (Friday): Slide Show - An Inconvenient Truth in Sag Harbor at 6pm
* May 26 (Saturday): Sing Out for Peace in Aquebogue at Noon
* May 26 (Saturday): (Pre-) Memorial Day Event at Jones Beach
* May 28 (Monday): Memorial Day Parade - March for Peace in Bellport at 11am
* June 4 ( Tuesday): Suffolk Peace Network Meets in Bellport at 7 pm
* June 10 (Sunday): Rally in DC- End the Occupation - Transportation
* June 10 (Sunday): Cultural Program in DC - Kathy Engel and Friends at 7:30pm
* June 15 (Friday): We Begin Here-Poems for Palestine & Lebanon in Sag Harbor at 6pm
* June 28 (Thursday): "Civil Liberties in a Time of War" Stan Gewanter, NYCLU Suffolk President in Huntington at 7 pm
* 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
May 24 (Thursday): LI Peace Summit - Leslie Cagan, Susan Blake, Thomas Brinson & others in Manhasset at 7:30pm
The Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Great Neck SANE/Peace Action, and Shelter Rock Forum Present the Long Island Peace Forum at the UU Shelter Rock in Manhasset.
Strategies to end the war in Iraq is the topic.
Keynote Speaker: Leslie Cagan, Director, United for Peace and Justice
Panel Discussion with representatives from LI’s peace community:
Susan Blake, PeaceSmiths - Thomas Brinson, Long Island Veterans for Peace - Peter Bronson, Veterans for Peace - Al Dorfman, Five Towns Forum - Carolyn Eisenberg, Hofstra University, LI Teachers for Human Rights - Rev. Mark Lukens, The Interfaith Alliance - Drew Mealing, Military Families Speak Out - Sr. Mary Beth Moore, Pax Christi LI - Lisa Tyson, LI Progressive Coalition - Dr. Hafiz Ur Rehman, President, Masjid Darul Quran Mosque - Rosalie Yelen, Code Pink LI
Moderator: Margaret Melkonian, LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Followed by Q&A
Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset
May 25 (Friday): Slide Show - An Inconvenient Truth in Sag Harbor at 6pm
Sara Gordon will present "An Inconvenient Truth - The Slide Show" at Canio's Books at 290 Main St Sag Harbor on Friday May 25 at 6pm. It will combine slide show images and readings to explore the science and solutions of climate change and the psychology of human responses to this global challenge.
May 26 (Saturday): Sing Out for Peace in Aquebogue at Noon
Old Steeple Community Church (656 Main Road, Aquebogue) is hosting a "Sing Out For Peace at Noon" concert.
For further information, check out the web site http://www.peacebubble.org/ or locally, call Nancy at 516-635-1045
May 28 (Monday): Memorial Day Parade - March for Peace in Bellport at 11am
This Monday, May 28 join the South Country Peace Group as we once again march in the Bellport Memorial Day Parade as a presence of peace. Walk with us behind our banner with the name of our organization. Please be advised that this year as in the past several years, signs are not allowed (by the VFW sponsors of the parade).
Assemble in front of the Bellport Community Center on Bell St at 10:30 am or so. Bell St is one block south of S Country Rd. If you get there by 10:30 am, there should be parking available near the Chowder House (municipal parking). The parade starts at 11:00 am.
In this time of unending war we hope to get a larger presence as we parade through the Bellport community heading north up Station Rd. This event is one of great visibility for the peace movement & we need to be seen!! So why not give us 30 minutes or so of your time this Memorial Day weekend to make a statement for peace!!!
The SCPG suggests that people who march with us either wear black or wear a black armband. Not mandatory—just an idea, a way to express mourning for all those killed in wars. An expression of mourning is what Memorial Day should be about.
Info: Dennis Urlaub email@example.com
June 4 ( Tuesday): Suffolk Peace Network & Vets for Peace Meet in Bellport at 7 pm
Suffolk Peace Network will meet jointly with Vets for Peace at the Bellport UU Meeting House on Browns Lane from 7 to 9:30pm
info: Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 10 (Sunday): Rally in DC- End the Occupation - Transportation
End the Occupation - Click Here for info on June 10 DC event
June 10 (Sunday): Cultural Program - Kathy Engel and Friends in Washington DC at 7:30pm
Kathy Engel, Sarah Browning, Richard Schaaf, Melissa Tuckey and more - tba.
at National City Christian Church, 5 Tomas Circle NW
June 15 (Friday): We Begin Here-Poems for Palestine & Lebanon in Sag Harbor at 6pm
Kathy Engel, Kathryn Levy, Naomi Lazard and Margaret Gibson will read from "We Begin Here - Poems for Palestine and Lebanon" edited by Kamal Ballata and Ms. Engel at Canio's Books, Friday June 15 at 6pm.
Info at www(.)caniosbooks(.)com
June 28 (Thursday): "Civil Liberties in a Time of War" Stan Gewanter, NYCLU Suffolk President in Huntington at 7 pm
On June 28, 2007 beginning at 7:00 pm, at a public meeting room in the Huntington Public Library (Main Street in Huntington Village, NY) Stan Gewanter (President of the Suffolk County Chapter of the NYCLU) will present an "interactive lecture" on the subject of "Civil Liberties in Time of War" for the Long Island Progressive Coalition's Patriot Forum.
All are welcome to attend. Questions and comments are encouraged, and "Polite Heckling" may be allowed, but no tomatoes or ripe fruits may be brought to or launched at the lecture.
There will be no admission charge, and the lecture will be videotaped for future airing on local public access television channels.
Info: Stan Gewanter Smgewanter@aol.com
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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