Peace & Justice Calendar - Starting Aug 1


For details on these events scroll down:

* August 1 (Wednesday): Luis Valenzuela, LI Immigrant Alliance Talks in Babylon at 7pm

* August 3-5 (Friday-Sunday): 80th Anniversary Celebration in Gordon Heights

* August 5 (Sunday): Rachel's Words - Video in Amagansett at 11 am

* August 6 (Monday) World Peace Vigil in Bellport at 6:45 pm

* August 8 (Wednesday): Sag Harbor Planning Board Meets on Bulova Affordable Housing at 4pm

August 9 (Thursday): Demonstration Against Iraq War in Port Jefferson 6-9 pm

* August 19(Sunday): Songs of War and Peace - Benefit in Greenport at 2 pm

* August 25 (Saturday): Demonstrate for Peace and Justice - East Hampton - 3-5pm

Repeating Events:

* Tuesdays: Bob Zellner Commentaries on WLIU 88.3

* Second Friday of Month: US Dept. of Labor Rep at OLA's Water Mill Office

* First Saturday of Month: Demonstration at Patchogue Recruiting Station 12-1:30 pm

* Every Thursday "The Thursday Night Group" in Bridgehampton 6:30 - 9pm

* "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

Details Follow:

August 1 (Wednesday): Luis Valenzuela, LI Immigrant Alliance Talks in Babylon at 7pm

The next Babylon Green Party gathering will be Wednesday, August 1 at 7pm. It will feature a discussion of Immigration on LI with Dr. Luis Valenzuela. He is the Executive Director of the Long Island Immigrant Alliance (LIIA), and an adjunct professor of social work at the Adelphi University School of Social Work.

Meeting at Pisces Cafe, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon (631-321-1231) Come hungry


August 3-5 (Friday-Sunday): 80th Anniversary Celebration in Gordon Heights


Come out and join us as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of Gordon Heights with a weekend full of festivities which will include:

• Gospel Concert by the Gordon Heights Mass Choir celebrating their
1st Anniversary
• Annual Parade by the GHFD celebrating their 60th Anniversary
• Step Show by the African American Fraternities and Sororities
• Sunday Morning Service in the Park
• Rides for the Children
• Food, Music, and much, much more...

August 3-5, 2007 at: Granny Rd. Park

For more information call 516-870-6741 Vendor applications are available online at

August 5 (Sunday): Rachel's Words - Video in Amagansett at 11 am

Rachel's Words, the video of a presentation about the life and death of the American activist who was killed as she attempted to prevent the destruction of a home in Gaza, Palestine will be presented at St. Michael's Lutheran Church 486 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett at 11am on Sunday August 5.

Produced by the Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine (COPIP) of
East Hampton.

contact: Vic Teich

August 6 (Monday) World Peace Vigil in Bellport at 6:45 pm

This year the SCPG will sponsor the 25th World Peace Vigil and Community Dedication to Peace in the Village of Bellport on August 6, marking 62 years since the unleashing of atomic weaponry which destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

We will gather on the sidewalk in front of Woodland Cemetery (at 6:45 PM) on Station Rd in Bellport
just a short distance south of Montauk Highway.

At 7:00 PM we will have a silent candlelight procession down Station Rd to the Bellport Bay where there will be an outdoor program of informative talks, poetry and music. The program will be approximately an hour after which we invite all participants back to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 51 Browns Lane for refreshments.

See for more information.
August 8 (Wednesday): Sag Harbor Planning Board Meets on Bulova Affordable Housing at 4pm

Attend the Planning Board meeting and say:

Y I M B Y - Yes In My Backyard

Sag Harbor Municipal Building on Main St

more info . click here:
August 9 (Thursday): Demonstration Against Iraq War in Port Jefferson 6-9 pm

The North Country Peace Group is holding a public demonstration calling for an end to the occupation of Iraq and an immediate withdrawal of the troops on Thursday, August 9, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., in Port Jefferson Village at Route 25A and Main St. (at blinking traffic light).

Contact: Susan Kane


August 19(Sunday): Songs of War and Peace - Benefit in Greenport at 2 pm

Classical, African and Jazz Interpretations
A benefit performance for North Fork People of Conscience
produced by Music at Trinity.

Sunday, August 19 at 2 pm
The Church of the Holy Trinity
768 Main Street
Greenport, New York

Admission: $20

For more information and for tickets, please call 631 477 3496

Please visit us at

August 25 (Saturday): Demonstrate for Peace and Justice - East Hampton - 3-5pm

After the umteenth postponement of the trial of the "East Hampton Five," on July 28, activists agreed that we need a demonstration once more on the Main Street of East Hampton to call for Peace in Iraq and Justice here at home. We have a date: Saturday, August 25 and a time: 3-5 pm. Details to follow!!

Contact: Betty Mazur at

Repeating Events:

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 ___________________________________________

Tuesdays: Bob Zellner comments on WLIU 88.3

Human Rights activist Bob Zellner is heard each Tuesday morning and evening during the news programs on WLIU Southampton.


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). ______________________________________________

First Saturday Each Month 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.

Contact: 631-875-8647

The Thursday Night Group in Bridgehampton 6:30 - 9pm

an eclectic bunch of seekers who have been studying progressive theologians for the past two years, welcomes you to join them this

TNG meets every Thursday beginning at 6:30 with Taize Prayer & Meditation at 7:30 with a shared community supper
and from 8:00 to 9:00 "the program."

Thursday August 2 Hope, Faith, and Social Justice
Unpacking the core led by Mark Seidler

Thursday August 16 Ruminations on Rumi

Poetry reading and reflection led by Antje Katcher

Thursday August 30 Faith Heroes: Dan Berrigan and John Dear

Movie excerpts and discussion led by the Darceys

To be scheduled: Spirituality and Art

Slide presentation by Christine Chew Smith

For more information contact Pastor Vita (631) 537-1187.


"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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