Peace & Justice Calendar - Starting May 17

For details on these events scroll down:

* May 18 (Friday):Music, talk & poetry of the peace movement in Bellport at 6:30pm

* May 18 (Friday): Forum on Voting Rights and Voting Machines in Amityville at 8pm

* May 19 (Saturday): Musical About Bras and Cancer in Islip 8pm

* May 21 (Monday): Hijacking Catastrophe - Documentary in Shirley at 7pm

* May 24 (Thursday): LI Peace Summit - Leslie Cagan, Susan Blake, Thomas Brinson & others in Manhasset at 7:30pm

* May 26 (Saturday): Sing Out for Peace in Aquebogue at Noon

* May 26 (Saturday): (Pre-) Memorial Day Event at Jones Beach

* June 4 ( Tuesday): Suffolk Peace Network Meets in Bellport at 7 pm

* June 10 (Sunday): Rally in DC- End the Occupation - Transportation

* June 10 (Sunday): Cultural Program in DC - Kathy Engel and Friends at 7:30pm

* June 15 (Friday): We Begin Here-Poems for Palestine & Lebanon in Sag Harbor at 6pm
Repeating Events:

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

* Demonstration at Patchogue Recruiting Station 12-1:30 pm

* Every Thursday evening - Book Study Group in Water Mill

* "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:


May 18 (Friday):Music, talk & poetry of the peace movement in Bellport at 6:30pm

Please come and hear what our Veterans For Peace have to say! Enjoy the music of Johnny Phillips !!!

This program is co-sponsored by South Country Peace Group and LI Veterans For Peace. Suggested donation $5.00-$10.00. Refreshments will be served!!!!

At the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bellport, 51 Browns Lane, Bellport
Browns Lane runs n/s and can be taken from South Country Rd ---take Browns Lane south to the end))

MAY 18 (Friday): Forum on Voting Rights and Voting Machines in Amityville at 8pm

PeaceSmiths monthly Community Forum - last of the season!

How We Can and Why We Must Push for a Voting System that's Verifiable, Untamperable and fully accessible to physically challenged and non-English speaking people!

Speaker: Marge Acosta - NYers for Verified Voting, LI Rep., also active member of the League of Women Voters

Also showing of the DVD "Bought and Sold" on election tampering.

at First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway / Rt. 110 (southmost end near Merrick Rd./Montauk Hwy./Rt. 27A)in Amityville.(short walk from the Amityville LIRR Station

May 19 (Saturday): Musical About Bras and Cancer in Islip 8pm

PeaceSmiths Community Forum presents "The Booby Trap or Off Our Chests" by Leonard Lehrman & Sidney Ross Singer, starring Helene Williams, Cary Bair, Susan Blake and composer Leonard Lehrman at the piano: the first musical ever to deal with bras as a significant cause of
breast cancer, at United Methodist Church, 350 Main St., Islip.

Additional speakers include environmental activist
Scott Carlin, Assoc. Prof., C.W. Post, Long Island University.

Co-sponsored by the Maldeb Foundation, Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman
Memorial Foundation, and Brenwood/Bay Shore Breast Cancer
Coalition. Part of "Prevention Is the Cure" Week.

Discussion to follow. Info: 631-798-0778. _____________________________________________

May 21 (Monday): Hijacking Catastrophe - Documentary in Shirley at 7pm

The Mastic-Shirley Peace Group will present the documentary, "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire"

The film documents how support was developed for a pre-existing plan of invasion of Iraq.

The showing will be Monday evening, May 21, from 7-9PM, at the Community Library of the Mastics, Moriches and Shirley, 407 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley.

A discussion will follow and light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Please call 631-281-0055 for further information

May 24 (Thursday): LI Peace Summit - Leslie Cagan, Susan Blake, Thomas Brinson & others in Manhasset at 7:30pm

The Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Great Neck SANE/Peace Action, and Shelter Rock Forum Present the Long Island Peace Forum at the UU Shelter Rock in Manhasset.

Strategies to end the war in Iraq is the topic.
Keynote Speaker: Leslie Cagan, Director, United for Peace and Justice

Panel Discussion with representatives from LI’s peace community:

Susan Blake, PeaceSmithsThomas Brinson, Long Island Veterans for Peace Peter Bronson, Veterans for Peace Al Dorfman, Five Towns Forum Carolyn Eisenberg, Hofstra University, LI Teachers for Human Rights Rev. Mark Lukens, The Interfaith Alliance Drew Mealing, Military Families Speak Out Sr. Mary Beth Moore, Pax Christi LI Lisa Tyson, LI Progressive Coalition Dr. Hafiz Ur Rehman, President, Masjid Darul Quran Mosque Rosalie Yelen, Code Pink LI

Moderator: Margaret Melkonian, LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Followed by Q&A

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset
May 26 (Saturday): Sing Out for Peace in Aquebogue at Noon

Old Steeple Community Church (656 Main Road, Aquebogue) is hosting a "Sing Out For Peace at Noon" concert.

For further information, check out the web site or locally, call Nancy at 516-635-1045


June 4 ( Tuesday): Suffolk Peace Network & Vets for Peace Meet in Bellport at 7 pm

Suffolk Peace Network will meet jointly with Vets for Peace at the Bellport UU Meeting House on Browns Lane from 7 to 9:30pm

info: Karen at

June 10 (Sunday): Rally in DC- End the Occupation - Transportation

End the Occupation - Click Here for info on June 10 DC event


June 10 (Sunday): Cultural Program - Kathy Engel and Friends in Washington DC at 7:30pm

Kathy Engel, Sarah Browning, Richard Schaaf, Melissa Tuckey and more - tba.
at National City Christian Church, 5 Tomas Circle NW
Repeating Events:

See Suffolk Peace Vigils for a complete list of weekly and monthly vigils.

See Recruiting Schedule for a listing of weekly and monthly demonstrations
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).

Saturday Demos 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

Thursday evening Book Study Group in Water Mill at 7 pm

The Thursday night group invites you to a Lively discussion starting March 1.
"Saving Jesus (from the Religious Right)"

To view an introductory video, go to

Meeting begins at 7:00 pm with Taize (Candlelight, Silence, Simple Chants, Scripture), Simple Soup at 7:30 , DVD and discussion from 8:00 until 9:00

The group meets at the Lutheran Church at Hayground Road and Montauk Highway
on Thursdays at 7pm

Contact Pastor Vita at 631-537-1187 or pastorvita(at)verizon(dot)net
"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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