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* September 1 - 4 (Friday-Monday): 60th Annual Pow Wow at Shinnecock Res. 3pm-10pm Friday, 10 am-10pm Sat. & Sun, 10am-6pm Mon.
* September 3 (Sunday): Vigil for End of Occupations of Palestine and Iraq and for Peace in Lebanon - in Bridgehampton at 5pm
* September 5 (Tuesday): Prayer Meeting in Support of Immigrant Rights Prior to Suffolk Legislative Meeting in Hauppage at 8am.
* September 5 (Tuesday): Suffolk Peace Network Meets in Bellport at 6:30pm
* September 5 (Tuesday): Veterans for Peace Meet in Bellport at 7:30pm
* September 11 (Monday): Lonelyville to the Lighthouse Walk for Peace on Fire Island 8 - 9:30am
* September 17 (Sunday): : East End Community Gathering at Red Creek Park, Hampton Bays 1 to 6pm
* September 17 (Sunday): Constitution Day - Reading the Constitution in Bridgehampton from 6 to 9pm
( see Counter-Recruiting for listing of weekly and monthly demonstrations)
* Sunday Nights: "Bush is a Liar Choir" rehearses in Lindenhurst from 7 to 9pm
* Every Thursday evening - Book Study Group in Water Mill at 6:30
* "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
September 1 - 4 (Friday-Monday): Pow Wow at Shinnecock Res. 3pm-10pm Friday, 10 am-10pm Sat. & Sun, 10am-6pm Mon.
The 60th annual Shinnecock Pow Wow will be held this Labor Day weekend at the Shinnecock Reservation off of Montauk Highway west of Southampton Village.
The event will include:
Music (Shinnecock's own singing Thunder Bird Sisters, flutist Derek Whirlwind, rapper Litefoot (Oklahoma Cherokee), dance (Aztec Dancers from Mexico, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers) and the Inter-tribal singing and dancing competitions.
Crafts demonstrations: ( bow and arrow making, wood and antler carving, leather work and more).
Food and other Items for sale: chowders, frybread, succotash, venison, Navajo rugs, moccasins, jewelry.
Not enough info? Contact the tribal office at 631-283-6143 or go to www.shinnecocknation.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 3 (Sunday): Vigil for End of Occupations of Palestine and Iraq and for Peace in Gaza and Lebanon - in Bridgehampton at 5pm
East End Women in Black continue their long running vigil this Sunday September 3 at 5pm at the monument/flagpole in Bridgehampton. This is the fifth year of these vigils.
There will be another vigil at 5pm in Bridgehampton on Sunday September 10 and in Sag Harbor at the Wharf on September 17.
More Info: www.eewib.blogspot.com or 631-831-4966
September 5 (Tuesday): Prayer Meeting in Support of Immigrant Rights Prior to Suffolk Legislative Meeting in Hauppage at 8am.
Please join us this Tuesday morning, September 5 at 8:00 am for a morning of prayer, song and silence in solidarity with a community that needs healing and compassion. Please plan on speaking out to this frightened and cowered legislature against this proposed law. Bring a prepared 3 minute statement to present at the legislative hearing.
Immigration is a deeply relevant issue for both Americans and the faith community. The U.S. is a nation of immigrants, one that has been continually reshaped by new groups of people bringing diverse cultures, perspectives, and resources. Immigration is also a core issue for the faith community that reveres the Bible: the biblical story continually shows God's concern for the migrant and the outcast. The early Hebrews were "strangers in the land of Egypt " and were asked to remember this heritage by protecting the strangers among them in the promised land. Similarly, throughout the New Testament, Christians are called to care for the outcast and the stranger. (from Sojourners)
Despite this call to higher acts, many immigrants find themselves under attack. In early August, the Suffolk Co Executive proposed the legislature pass the most draconian anti-immigrant law seen in New York State since 1920. The law will force businesses with County contracts to fire suspected 'illegal' immigrants. Suffolk County has decided to enforce its own national immigration policy rather than leaving it to the Federal government. It is a pattern we have unfortunately seen exhibited by our County Executive previously.
County Executive Steve Levy, has lashed out against Latinos due to what he cites as a rise in crime. In fact, the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports show that despite the influx of more than 200,000 immigrants in the last decade, crime has actually fallen. The rate of criminality among immigrants is only slightly more than the rate in the U.S. Congress. Since the immigrant workers have arrived, Suffolk has seen the declining economy rebound since 1993 and housing values have more than doubled! He has repeated the untruth that immigrants are bankrupting our hospitals, even though he knows full well that 65 million American citizens are without any health coverage during some time in the last 12 months. For the middle class and poor health delivery has been catastrophically dismal for decades. It is not immigrants that have exposed a health system on the brink of collaspe. It is not immigrants that cause an estimated 18,000 deaths per year, because these people are without the resources to pay for medicines and necessary care. Yet the immigrant has become the easy scapegoat of ambitious, but often unscroupulous politicians
Despite the demonstrable and magnificant value that these working people have brought to our community, Levy' s law has brought out the worst in a segment of the county's population. The Minutemen have disrupted public and private meetings refusing to reduce their bullying agressive tactics to intididate our neighbors into silence.
All participants are asked to not engage counter-protestors or police. This Interfaith Prayer vigil is about solidarity for a community under attack. On this Labor Day Weekend let's remember that immigrants are workers too!
What you can do:
Join us in Hauppauge (Exit 56) at the Suffolk Co. legislature for the event.
Contribute money to the effort. Make your donation to the LI Immigrant Alliance AND notify us of your generous support by e-mailing us at immigrantalliance@ yahoo.com
If you cannot attend, encourage your pastor, rabbi or imam to offer prayers of solidarity for the Suffolk County immigrant and worker community, including the work of the LI Immigrant Alliance.
Contact: Luis Valenzuela, Executive Director
Long Island Immigrant Alliance
September 5 (Tuesday): Suffolk Peace Network Meets in Bellport at 6:30pm
The Suffolk Peace Network meets at 6:30 - 7:30 pm at 51 Browns Lane in Bellport.
You are encouraged to arrive early since there is a meeting immediately following (Veterans for Peace at the same location.
Info: Dennis Urlaub email@example.com
September 5 (Tuesday): Veterans for Peace Meet in Bellport at 7:30pm
The newly formed LI Veterans for Peace will meet at the Bellport UU, 51 Brown's Lane in Bellport at 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Tuesday 9/5.
Contact: Thomas at 631-889-0203 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 11 (Monday): Lonelyville to the Lighthouse Walk for Peace on Fire Island 8 - 9:30am
Mark the anniversary of September 11th in a Walk for Peace to reflect on the tragic events of that day, remember those who lost their lives in the attacks, those who lost or risked their lives saving others, and make a stand for peace at a time of great danger, suffering and war around the world.
The walk is on Monday, September 11th. It starts at 8am at the top of No Name Walk in Lonelyville, Fire Island (a.k.a Plank Walk -- most western walk in Lonelyville, Fire Island) and ends at the Fire Island Lighthouse -- approximate arrival time 9:00am.
• To take a step in the right direction for a peaceful world.
• Because Fire Island offers a beautiful, serene environment that will enable thoughtful reflection and bring like minds together.
• Because volunteers have created peace inspired displays along route.
• Because the Fire Island Ferries has generously donated a FREE return ferry ride from the Lighthouse/ Ranger's Dock at leaving 10:45am to FAIR HARBOR.
Directons: From Bay Shore, take the Fire Island Ferries (99 Maple Avenue, 7:00am boat) to Dunewood. At the Dunewood ferry dock walk south to Central Walk. Make a left (heading east) at the tennis courts and continue past the Lonelyville community garden (wooden walk). At end, make a right and continue straight up to beach.
The "Lonelyville to the Lighthouse Walk for Peace" will take place rain or shine
For information call Tara at (631) 583-877-9219, or via email at email@example.com
September 17 (Sunday): Constitution Day - Reading the Constitution in Bridgehampton from 6 to 9pm
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork and the East End Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights will again celebrate Constitution Day at the Unitarian Meetinghouse, 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike on Sunday, Sept 17, from 6-9 pm. Constitution Day has been proclaimed by Congress to celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of our Constitution in legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Byrd. All are invited to help read the Constitution in its entirety. There will be special early American music as well as the reading.
Call Myrna Truitt, 631 728-7601 for more information.
September 17 (Sunday): : East End Community Gathering at Red Creek Park, Hampton Bays 1 to 6pm
AFTER-SUMMER EAST END COMMUNITY GATHERING
Family, Friends and Neighbors!!!
FREE FOOD - BRING A POT LUCK DISH FOR 5 OR 6 PEOPLE – share our drinks, hotdogs & ice cream - (Perhaps a dish from each of our own cultural backgrounds);
PRIZES; PRIZES; PRIZES; PRIZES
Music, Poetry, Games, Dancing, Sports & More
(If it rains, picnic will begin at noon until 3 P.M. with inside fun!!)
Location: Red Creek Park, Hampton Bays
(Exit 65 North from Sunrise Hwy; first right and third left into Park)
For information & to let us know you’re coming call: Picnic Committee @ 631-727-6831
Anti-Bias Task Force: Riverhead, Southampton, Southold & East Hampton;
Chamber of Commerce: Southampton & Greater Westhampton Beach;
Citizens Advisory Council of Southampton/Tuckahoe; Human Resources of the Hamptons; Kiwanis Club -- Riverhead;
Lions Club Southampton;
Peconic Community Council; Rogers Memorial Library;
Shinnecock Museum & Cultural Center;
Spanish Apostolate -- North & South Forks;
St. Rosalie’s Church – Hampton Bays ;
Suffolk County Community College;
Youth Bureau-Town of Southampton (list in formation)
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 nights from 7:00 to 9:00 in Lindenhurst: 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. Explore the role of music in political movements. Experience singing musical arrangements, in four part harmony.
Perform these songs for others. 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.
Rehearsals take place, Sunday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 in Lindenhurst.
Anyone interested, please call Lisa Fishbein at: (631) 957-4954
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 6:30pmContact Pastor Vita at 631-537-1187 or pastorvita(at)verizon(dot)net
"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 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 SpanishIt 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 dot lipc dot org
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