Peace & Justice Calendar

UPDATED January 2, 2008:

Scroll Down for details on the following events:

January 3 (Thursday) : Planning Board Meets on Bulova Project in Sag Harbor at 7 pm

January 5 (Saturday): Civil Rights Rally/March at Suffolk County Courts at 12:30 pm

January 5 (Saturday): "Artist's Way" Book Group - Talk in Sag Harbor at 6pm

* January 14 (Monday): Congressman Bishop Talks in Southampton at 7 pm

* January 21 (Monday): Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast in Southampton at 10 am

Repeating Events:

* Sunday Book Group Meets from 6 to 8pm in Bridgehampton:

* Tuesdays: Bob Zellner Commentaries on WLIU 88.3

* Thursdays at Noon: Bill McNulty - News, Commentary, LI events for Peace & Justice

* 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:

January 3 (Thursday) : Planning Board Meets on Bulova Project in Sag Harbor at 7 pm

The Sag Harbor Planning Board will meet at 7 pm at Village Hall, 55 Main St. The Bulova luxury housing project, the County's requirement for affordable housing and an environmental quality review (SEQRA) of the project are expected to be voted on.

Also the ZBA (Zoning Board of Appeals) meeting is scheduled for January 15 at which the project will again be on the table.

more info? Call Kathryn Szoka at 725-1149.


January 5 (Saturday): Civil Rights Rally/March at Suffolk County Courts at 12:30 pm

A rally and march organized by Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network and supported by Long Island NAACP branches will be held in support of civil rights at the Suffolk County Court building in Riverhead Saturday January 5 at 12:30 pm. Rides available from Southampton. More info


January 5 (Saturday): "Artist's Way" Book Group - Talk in Sag Harbor at 6pm

Members of The Artist´s Way book group share experiences about how Julia Cameron´s book changed their lives at Canio's Books, 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor. This new group forming is led by Pastor Rose Ann Vita of Incarnation Lutheran Church, Bridgehampton.

January 14 (Monday): Congressman Bishop Talks in Southampton at 7 pm

Rep. Bishop "will talk about local and national issues of note from the last year and will look ahead to 2008." The talk and a question and answer session to follow will be at the Rogers Memorial Library on Rogers Farm Road (off Windmill Lane) in Southampton. Reservations strongly suggested. To reserve call the library 631-283-0774 ext 523 or reserve by email to

January 21 (Monday): 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast in Southampton at 10 am

Brenda Simmons will speak at the fifth annual M.L. King Day Breakfast at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. Also music by the Kings Chapel Psalmist Community Choir. The Rogers Library is on
Rogers Farm Road (off Windmill Lane) in Southampton. To reserve call the library at 631-283-0774 ext 523 or email


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

Sunday Book Group Meets from 6 to 8pm in Bridgehampton:

January 13 through March 30, 2008

A small (fun) group meets to work through Julia Cameron's books and is starting "Walking in this World", the long-awaited sequel to The Artist's Way. Join in a 12-week 'journey of encouragement.' The book supplies exercises and tasks that have worked magic through the tools of Morning Pages, Artist's Dates, and Weekly Walks. Come to experience laughter, joy, and delight as we become ourselves in this safe place where we can share insights and get in touch with deeper feelings and truer thoughts.

Get a sneak preview on Saturday, January 5th at 6:00 pm at Canio’s Book Store, South Main Street, Sag Harbor when members from the fall Artist’s Way group will talk about some of the wonders they enjoyed during their 12-week journey

If you would like to become part of the newly forming group, contact The Rev. Rose Ann Vita, Pastor, Incarnation Lutheran Church
(631) 537-1187

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.

Thursdays at Noon: Bill McNulty on WUSB 90.1 and

A review of the world W does not want us to hear and events on Eastern Long Island.

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."

"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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