for details on these events scroll down: updated 11-14-06
* November 9 (Thursday): Talk on Ground Water in Bridgehampton at 7pm
* November 9 (Thursday): Jack's Waterfall Concert for LI Vets for Peace in Huntington 8-10pm
* November 11(Saturday): Dennis Watlington reads from "Chasing America" in Sag Harbor at 6pm
* November 16 (Thursday): Alice Walker & Amy Goodman at Stony Brook U. at 4pm
* November 18(Saturday): Rally Against School of Americas in Massapequa Park 2-3:30pm
* November 17-19 (Friday-Sunday): Annual School of the Americas Vigil / Demonstration at Ft. Benning Georgia
* November 27 (Monday): Council for Unity Presentation in Riverhead at 7pm
( see Counter-Recruiting for listing of weekly and monthly demonstrations)
* Saturdays: Native American Awareness Days at the Shinnecock Museum during November - 11 am to 4pm
* 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
November 9 (Thursday): Talk on Ground Water in Bridgehampton at 7pm
The public is invited to hear noted ground water expert, Sarah Meyland, at a meeting held by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 977 Sag Harbor Turnpike.
Ms. Meyland will speak about the current state of our aquifers on Long Island as well as the recent petition by Suffolk County Water Authority to allow it to override a Moratorium Law that has been in effect for twenty years..
Refreshments will be served.
Info at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 9 (Thursday): Jack's Waterfall Concert for LI Vets for Peace in Huntington 8-10pm
A benefit for the newly formed Long Island Veterans for Peace Chapter 138 in the Sky Room at the Cinema Arts Centre - a concert by Jack Licitra of Jack's Waterfall ( www.Jackswaterfall.com ) with special guests.
Proceeds of this event will be going to the Lt. Erin Watada fund (www.ThankYouLT.org) and IVAW (www.ivaw.org).
The Cinema is located at 423 Park Ave. in Huntington, NY 11743, 100 yards south of Rt 25A, Main Street. Watch for the driveway entrance. Admission $10.00. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to help support these very selfless veterans and active duty servicemen, who have seen the horrors of war and the military, and are now spending their lives working for peace.
For more info, contact Thomas at 31-889-0203 or email email@example.com
November 11 (Saturday): Native American Awareness Day at Shinnecock Museum 11am-4pm
Visitors will see a huge Dug-Out Canoe being constructed near a traditional wigwam out in front of the Museum and videos depicting Native American life styles will be shown between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. The program will repeat each Saturday during October and November. The museum is at Montauk Highway and West Gate Road on the Shinnecock Reservation. See Repeating Events for more info.
November 11(Saturday): Dennis Watlington reads from "Chasing America" in Sag Harbor at 6pm
On Saturday, November 11 at 6 p.m. writer and film-maker Dennis Watlington will read from his recent memoir, Chasing America: Notes of a Rock N’ Soul Integrationist, published by St. Martin’s Press. Watlington writes of a black baby boomer’s crossover journey in the complex terrain of the second half of the Twentieth Century. His memoir traces the unfolding of the Civil Rights Movement through events in his life. Born in Harlem in the early fifties, Watlington struggled with an addiction to heroin in his youth, bounced from reform school to a New England boarding school, all the while chasing the American dream; looking to find an America that lived up to its rhetoric. Watlington is the voice of the generation raised on the currency of idealism and dreams.
At Canio's Books, Main St. Sag Harbor
November 16 (Thursday): Alice Walker & Amy Goodman at Stony Brook U. at 4pm
Pulitzer-prize winning author Alice Walker gives the 8th Annual George Goodman Memorial Symposium, part of the Provost Lecture series and Amy Goodman will speak about her new book at the Student Activities Center Ballroom, Stony Brook University.
Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of the daily, grassroots, global, radio/TV news hour Democracy Now!, is on a national speaking tour to mark DN!'s 10th anniversary and launch her second book with journalist David Goodman, "Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back".
The late George Goodman is the father of Amy and David Goodman.
The event is free.
more info at:
http://tour. democracynow. org/2006/ 11/stony_ brook_ny. html
November 18(Saturday): Rally Against School of Americas in Massapequa Park 2-3:30pm
The annual local protest against the School of Americas/ Western Hemisphere Intitute For Security Cooperation will take place on November 18, Saturday from 2:00-3:30 PM in front of the office of Rep Peter King located at 1003 Park Blvd, Massapequa Park. Directions below.
This is the weekend when the annual anti SOA vigil will be taking place in Fort Benning, Georgia and is an opportunity for local activists who do not go to Fort Benning to show solidarity with those who do by coming to this demonstration.
The SOA/WHISC is an institution long associated with human rights abuses. So many of the Latin American soldiers who have graduated from this "school" have committed numerous atrocoties against the civilians in their native countries. Many who have worked for labor & human rights in Latin American nations have been tortured & murdrerd by graduates of the SOA.
Representative King is one of the biggest supporters of the SOA.
Let's call for the closing of this institution!
Organized by PeaceSmiths & the South Country Peace Group.
Directions: Park Blvd can be accessed from Sunrise Highway. if you are coming from Suffolk County , get onto Sunrise H going west. Pass the Sunrise Mall & continue to Park Blvd. There is a House of Pancakes on the south side of Sunrise H. Make the turn at this traffic light & head north. Peter King's office is just north of sunrise H and is next to a post office.
Info: Dennis Urlaub, Co-Chair South Country Peace Group
November 17-19(Friday-Sunday): Annual School of the Americas Vigil / Demonstration at Ft. Benning Georgia
The fight to close the military training camp for Latin American military continues. Close to 20,000 participants are expected to be there, many from Long Island.
Contact Bill McNulty at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 27(Monday): Council for Unity Presentation in Riverhead at 7pm
The Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force sponsors the second in a series of community presentations on Monday November 27, 7pm at Riverhead Town Hall. The Council for Unity, a national non-profit organization founded in 1975, has a history of successfully promoting inter-group relations and reducing violence in schools and communities. By implementing school-based and after-school programs in leadership development, mentoring, career, college guidance and gang prevention, the Council fulfills its' mission of empowering individuals and groups with the skills necessary to promote unity, safety and achievement. Riverhead Town Hall is at 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead.
For more information call 727-3200 ext 204 or 463-5810
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 ________________________________________________
Saturdays during November: Native American Awareness Days at Shinnecock Museum from 11am - 4pm
Native American Awareness Days will be held every Saturday in October and November. The public is invited to visit the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum for a "Journey With the People" in murals and exhibits of Shinnecock History. Visitors will see a huge Dug-Out Canoe being constructed near a traditional wigwam out in front of the Museum. Inside the Museum videos depicting Native American life styles will be shown between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm each Saturday afternoon. The Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum is on the Shinnecock Reservation at West Gate Road and Montauk Highway near Southampton, two miles east of Southampton College. (631) 287-4923
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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