Friday, December 12, 2008

This evening is dedicated to the spirit of community healing and unity in the wake of the tragic death of Marcelo Lucero and in particular to his mother, Rosario.
All donations collected will go directly to Rosario Lucero in Ecuador.

Schedule of Events

Solemn Candlelight Procession & Vigil – 6:30 p.m.
Gather at Railroad Ave./Sephton St., near the site where Marcelo died. Process to

Congregational Church of Patchogue (95 E. Main St.).
No Signs Please Group Banners Welcome Rain or Shine

Congregational Church of Patchogue – 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Candlelight Prayer/Reflection • Performances by Musicians, Singers, Poets
• Art Exhibit Courtesy of Projecting Art • LI WINS Table
• Free Will Offering for Rosario Lucero Fund

Concert to Benefit Rosario Lucero at Blue Point Brewing Co. – 8 p.m.
Featuring Jack’s Waterfall, Jay Scott and others. Tickets $40.
Call 631-475-6944 for information/tickets.

Satellite Events
BrickHouse Brewery (631-447-2337) and Once & For All (631-447-0519)
will be raising money for the Rosario Lucero Fund the night of December 12.

On December 11, The Katie Pearlman Band, Jordan Hope, Cathy Kreger & Jack Licitra
perform Live in the Lobby of the Patchogue Theatre (71 E. Main St.).
Musicians will donate a portion of their CD sales to the Rosario Lucero Fund. Tickets $10.

For further information about An Evening for Marcelo’s Mom,

¡Somos todos uno

Co-Sponsors (as of Dec. 3): Village of Patchogue • Jack’s Waterfall • Live in the Lobby at the Patchogue Theatre • Blue Point Brewing Company • Alianza Ecuatoriana Internacional • Congregational Church of Patchogue • BrickHouse Brewery • Once & For All • South Country Peace Group • LI WINS • Projecting Art • WUSB Radio • WRCN Radio • North Country Peace Group • Patchogue Arts Council • St. Joseph the Worker Pax Christi • Little Portion Friary • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stony Brook • Long Island Friends of WBAI• Christopher Collaborative incorporated • Temple Beth El of Patchogue • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bellport • The American Jewish Committee, Long Island Chapter • Latino-Jewish Council of Long Island • Patchogue Improvement District

Week of December 4

Southampton Police to Work with County Bias Crimes Unit - Anti Bias Task Force Says Klan Active in Town

Tidings from Hazel Kahan - Dark Tourism in Mumbai
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December 9: Marx Bros Film - Duck Soup - in Water Mill / Bridgehampton

December 10: Blanche Wiesen-Cook Hosts Program for Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th Anniversary

December 12: An Evening for Marcelo's Mom in Patchogue

December 14: Film on Mumia Abu-Jamal Benefits Pacifica Radio and WBAI

Bridgehampton Child Care Center Needs Our Help

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Anti Bias Task Force: Klan Active Here, Southampton Seeks Help from County

The Town of Southampton, says it is seeking the help of the Suffolk County Police hate crimes unit in investigating a series of alleged bias crimes in the area.

The decision is in response to a request by the Southampton 
Town Anti-Bias Task Force and a resolution of the Southampton Town
 Board. The action was announced at a press conference
 called by the Anti Bias Task Force on Monday.

None of the east end towns of Southampton, Southold, Shelter Island and
 Riverhead have used the Suffolk County hate crimes unit as yet. 

Advocates for minority groups have long argued
 that it requires a specialist in this area to recognize
a crime as hate - related. 

Lucius Ware of the Anti-Bias group and the Eastern Long Island NAACP 
says the record of hate crimes investigation in Southampton has been 
abysmal. Ware says

"the case often ends with no report, inconclusive findings or no findings at all".

The recent discovery of a hangman's noose along a nature trail 
near Bridgehampton was cited as the latest instance of hate-related
 crime in the area.
Bob Zellner, a member of the Anti-Bias group and a white southerner
 who worked in the 1960s civil rights movement charged that
 the Ku Klux Klan is active in Southampton and that authorities
 have ignored this.
Zellner said: 

"The town ranger said the noose was a kid's prank, not the main symbol of the 
well organized Ku Klux Klan here in Southampton. 
Just take it down so people won’t be disturbed by the gruesome hate message. 
The Klan is distributing hate literature in mailboxes here? oh well, kids will be kids."

The Anti-Bias Task Force is also urging the town to seek the help of the FBI and the US Justice Department in investigating the incidents. 


Report from WPKN / WPKM News, Tuesday December 4. WPKN news is heard Mon-Fri at 6:30 pm following Free Speech Radio News from Pacifica on WPKN 89.5 FM Bridgeport / WPKM 88.7 FM Montauk.

Dec. 10 7:30pm: 60th Anniversary - Universal Declaration of Human Rights

World Premiere: "A Flame in the Dark"

Thiago de Mello and Amazon, With Special Guest Ithamara Koorax and others

Join Grammy Award-nominated composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Gaudencio Thiago de Mello for the World Premiere of "A Flame in the Dark," his tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello, in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Speakers will include:

William Kelly, President, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Charlotte Bunch, Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University

Monica Aleman, International Indigenous Women's Forum

Hossein Alizadeh, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) Catherine Albisa, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)


Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor of History, The Graduate Center, CUNY

December 10th, Wednesday, 7:30pm

Proshansky Auditorium

The Graduate Center, CUNY

365 Fifth Ave (btwn 34th & 35th)


No registration. Please arrive early for a seat. 212-817-2005

Dec 14 - Film: "In Prison All My Life": Benefit for WBAI

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December 9: Marx Bros Film 'Duck Soup' in Water Mill/Bridgehampton

Long Island Progressive Coalition- South Fork Chapter Hosts Showing of "Duck Soup" and a party - bring your own snacks

You are invited to a special edition of the regular monthly meeting of the South Fork chapter of the LI Progressive Coalition. The Marx Brothers' look at the last (1930's) economic melt - down will be viewed and we will share some 'noshes'.

Location: Lutheran Church at Montauk Highway & Hayground Rd. between Water Mill and Bridgehampton.

More Info: 516-541-1006, ext.55 or 631-259-2482. also