For details about the following events scroll down:
* March 12 (Sunday): Talk by James Henry on US Torture Policy in Bridgehampton at 10:30am
* March 12 (Sunday): Medea Benjamin Speaks on International Women's Day in Huntington 11:30am-4:30pm
* March 18 (Saturday): NAACP Emancipation Jubilee in Riverhead at 11 am
* March 18 (Saturday): LI Progressive Coalition Awards Program in Great River at 11 am
* March 18 (Saturday): Procession and Vigil to Mark 3rd Anniversary of Iraq War in Setauket at 11am
* March 19(Sunday): Voices Against The War - Films, Speakers & Honor the Fallen Exhibit in Riverhead 1-5pm
* March 26(Sunday): Mideast in Crisis - Talk by Anna Baltzer in Bridgehampton at 4:30pm
( see Suffolk Peace Vigils for a complete list of weekly and monthly vigils and
Counter Recruiting Schedule for listing of weekly and monthly demonstrations)
* First Mondays: Counter Recruiting Committee - scroll down for details
* First Mondays: Suffolk Peace Network - scroll down for details
* First Thursdays: Waging Peace - Meditation and Visualization in Westhampton Beach at 7pm
* Every Thursday evening - Book Study Group in Water Mill at 6:30
* "Herstory" Writing Workshops in Spanish and English: Mondays in Farmingville 3 to 5 pm Thursdays 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
March 12 (Sunday): Talk by James Henry on US Torture Policy in Bridgehampton at 10:30am
Sag Harbor resident James Henry, an investigative reporter, will make a presentation of "The Rise of Illiberal Democracy" on the uses and implementation of torture as a legal instrument of
American democracy and its governmental policies on Sunday, March 12, at the Meeting House of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 10:30 a.m during its regular Sunday service.
The Meeting House is at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.
Contact: George Wilson, 631 267-6817
March 12 (Sunday): Medea Benjamin Speaks on International Women's Day in Huntington 11:30am-4:30pm
Medea Benjamin, peace activist and Code Pink co-founder will speak on "How War and Violence Affect Women and How Women Can Wage Peace" at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue in Huntington. Also the film Sisters in Resistance, Lunch Buffet, Music and a Raffle.
Invited panel includes Grandmothers Against the War, Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace, and others.
The program from 11:30am to 4:30pm is at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington
There is an admission charge. Pre-registration suggested.
Call 631-423-7611 or char(at)cinemaartscentre(dot)org
March 18 (Saturday): NAACP Emancipation Jubilee in Riverhead at 11 am
The Eastern Long Island Branch of the NAACP will hold its Annual Jubilee Celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation on Saturday, March 18, 2006 (11:00 a.m.) at the First Baptist Church of Riverhead on Northville Turnpike.
Local high school honor roll Students will be recognized.
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March 18 (Saturday): LI Progressive Coalition Awards Program in Great River at 11 am
The Long Island Progressive Coalition will honor community leaders at a luncheon at the Timber Point Country Club on Great River Road in Great River from 11 am to 2pm Saturday March 18.
Those honored include East Hamptonite Anne Kellett. Ms. Kellett, a registered nurse, is an advisor on public health for the Town of East Hampton and for Suffolk County.
Also to be honored are Suffolk Legislator Vivian Viloria-Fisher, Dan Cantor of the Working Families Party, Herman Washington and union leader Ernesto Mattace.
The LIPC is a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development, revitalizing local communities, creating effective democracy and achieving economic, social and racial justice.
The LIPC's South Fork Chapter meets in Water Mill on the first Tuesday each month at 6:30pm at the Lutheran Church, Route 27 and Hayground Road.
For reservations contact the Long Island Progressive Coalition at 516-541-1006.
March 18 (Saturday): Procession and Vigil to Mark 3rd Anniversary of Iraq War in Setauket at 11am
The North Country Peace Group (NCPG), with the support of other Suffolk-based peace and social justice organizations, will mark the third anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq with a procession and vigil on Saturday, March 18. All are welcome to join the march, which will start from the King Kullen shopping center on 25A in Setauket at 11:00 am and end at the site of the NCPG's weekly demonstration against the war at the corner of 25A and Bennett's Road (about .4 mile). After the procession, a vigil with guest speakers and music will take place at the corner location from 11:30 am - 12 noon.
For further information about the NCPG and/or the March 18 event, please contact (631) 473-0136 or (516) 398-9386.
March 19(Sunday): Voices Against The War - Films, Speakers & Honor the Fallen Exhibit in Riverhead 1-5pm
On Sunday, March 19th, 2006 North Fork People of Conscience will be marking the day we enter the fourth year of the Iraq war. The event will be held from 2-5 pm. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Avenue in Riverhead.
The program includes the Honor the Fallen Memorial. In an ever-growing series of 120 photographic panels, each holding 18 individual lives in photographs and short biographies, the memorial remembers the more than 2,400 US soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. These panels will be displayed on the walls, floors and balconies of the Hall - as many as there is space for. The Memorial will be open for viewing at 1 pm.
Two films will be shown: "Occupation: Dreamland" about combat in Falluja prior to the bloody attempt to retake the town. "Recruit Me", a short film by Matt Dadonna, a North Fork high school student.
Michael Harmon, a recently returned Iraqi Vet and member of Iraq Vets Against the War, who was deployed as a combat medic.
Carmen Trotta, Catholic Worker activist.
John Phillips, retired NYPD officer who was arrested for protesting in Senator Hillary Clinton’s office
Funds raised through admission tickets, merchandise and refreshments will be used entirely to create more laminated panels to reflect the mounting dead.
More information at the new North Fork People of Conscience web site www(dot)nfpofc(dot)blogspot(dot)com
March 19 (Sunday): East End Women in Black Join North Fork People of Conscience on the 4th Anniversary of the Iraq Invasion 1-5 pm in Riverhead
East End Women in Black will move their usual 3rd Sunday vigil from Sag Harbor to the Vail Levitt Music Hall in Riverhead.
We will join North Fork People of Conscience in observing the 3rd anniversary of the Iraq War. We urge everyone to join us and to contribute to the fund to memorialize the US war dead. For details of the program see March 19 posting above.
Info about East End Women in black at www(dot)eewib(dot)blogspot(dot)com or 631-831-4966
March 26(Sunday): Mideast in Crisis - Talk by Anna Baltzer in Bridgehampton at 4:30pm
Hear the facts first hand from Anna Baltzer, a Jewish-American observer living in the West Bank and working with the International Women's Peace Service.
The talk will be held at the new Unitarian Meeting House at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton at 4:30 pm. Discussion after the talk.
Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine,
Peconic Bay Quaker Meeting,
Unitarian Social Action Committee,
East End Women in Black
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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. ___________________________________________________
First Mondays: Counter Recruiting Committee
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First Mondays: Suffolk Peace Network
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First Thursday each month:
Waging Peace - Meditation and Visualization in Westhampton Beach at 7pm
A community gathering designed by a psychotherapist to combat feellings of helplessness and powerlessness. This is the first of a series every first Thursday of the month at 32 Mill Road in Westhampton Beach from 7 to 8pm.
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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
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"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 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.
It meets every Thursday, 7-9 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 128 Springs-Fireplace Road. ___________________________________________________
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 dot lipc dot org
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